Robert (Bob) Fraser

Robert (Bob) Fraser

President & CEO

From a 15-year tenure at Canada’s Dun & Bradstreet Canada Ltd, Bob has built an extensive network of high-net worth contacts that has lead to his 30 year career in real estate acquisition, finance and development. Bob Fraser has built 100’s of units across BC, Alberta, Arizona and Mexico. His experience includes hotels, resorts, townhouses and single-family homes.

Raising millions in capital Bob has completed some of the most important real estate developments in Whistler, Lower Mainland, Calgary and Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to starting one of the largest resort accommodation property management companies, building and selling two 100+ room hotels, Bob has held senior management positions in energy, telecommunications and software companies.

Real Estate Acquisition, Financing and Development

In the past 30 years, Robert Fraser has completed dozens of real estate projects including:

  • Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island
    Financed and built 120 single-family homes condos and townhomes in the Lower Mainland. Built and sold a 102 room hotel in Victoria. Developed 24 lots in Colwood.
  • Whistler
    A joint venture partner to build a +200 room Condo-Hotel Development, now Weston Whistler. Built over 100 townhomes and condos.
  • Alberta
    Financed and built over 300 townhomes, lofts, condos and single-family homes. Built and sold a 102 room hotel in Edmonton.
  • Arizona
    Completed and sold out 230 townhomes in Scottsdale, Az.
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    Financed, building 7 high-end luxury condominiums under development in the prestigious Conchas Chinas neighbourhood. Sales starting October 2019.
Rene Palsenbarg

Rene Palsenbarg

Chief Operating Officer

Rene Palsenberg, COO has more than 30 years of senior management and consulting experience in real estate development, business administration, facilities management, corporate finance and organizational effectiveness. He has an extensive background in investment real estate and business management, along with a thorough familiarity of the BC marketplace.
Prior to joining EvestFunds, Rene was the Regional Manager of Marcus & Millichap’s Vancouver office. He was also President of Commercial Properties with Century 21 In Town Realty where he focused on commercial real estate investment sales, finance, land development and project management.

Benoît Sorel

Benoît Sorel

Chief Financial Officer

Over the last 20 years, Benoit has worked primarily as a consultant in the Banking, Mining, Construction and Infra­structure industries. His expertise is Finance, Risk Management and Prime Contract Management. His last role was CEO of a PPP transit project in Vancouver.

Christian Matter

Christian Matter

Vice President of Construction Services

Christian is a well-respected Construction and Project Manager with over 25 years of experience working in the construction industry. He is highly skilled in land development, sub-contract and design management, project estimation, and construction cost control.

Madeline Milne

Madeline Milne

Director - Marketing and Communications

With 20 years of creative marketing and communication design in the Real Estate industry, Madeline brings her unique experience of retirement, recreational real estate and destination marketing to Evest Funds’ catalogue of investment properties.

David Kiess

David Kiess

Project Management, General Partner

For over 35 years David Kiess has had a varied career in the field of renewable energy including four years as the Director of the Independent Power Producers Association of BC and leading the launch of two of BC’s founding renewable energy companies. He brings his extensive experience managing projects from the ground up to Evest Funds where David now focuses on overseeing the residential, resort, and retirement real estate developments in the company portfolio.

David Owen

David Owen

Chief Information Officer

David Owen seamlessly combines his 30 years of engineering and business analysis to provide Evest Funds and its clients with the most accurate and successful solutions in developing project level financial models that generate high rates of return.

With an academic background in Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, his experience includes leading edge private networks, telecommunications and systems development.

Chad MacTavish

Chad MacTavish

Director – Real Estate Sales

Chad MacTavish is an accomplished project sales professional with 15 years of experience in luxury condominiums, single-family homes, lots, oceanfront residences, luxury cottages, and master resort communities in BC, Ontario and Quebec.



Cardan Enterprises bring award-winning service excellence in the Central Okanagan to the Promontory project in Kelowna, BC. Awards include five Tommies for Best Design, Outstanding Customer Service, Large Volume Builder of the Year, Best Affordable Housing, and the Gold Grand Award for Builder of the Year.


Hakai Energy Solutions has been a leader in BC’s growing solar power industry since 2004, specializing in unique solutions for both off-grid and grid-tied solar power. Their expertise ensures reliable and cost-efficient power solutions to homeowners looking to offset their energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint and increase their property values.


Under the stewardship of Cynterra Projects and Christian Matter, the Promontory Construction team has assembled industry-leading architects, builders, and suppliers to ensure the highest quality and lowest cost per unit, without compromising on the finished product.


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