President and Chief Executive Officer | InnVest Real Estate Trust
Anthony Messina was named interim Chief Executive Officer of InnVest in December 2012 having previously served as interim Chief Financial Officer since July 2012. Mr. Messina has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry including financial management, hotel development/ownership and privatizaton of public real estate companies. Since 2009, Mr. Messina has served as the Managing Director of Investments for Westmont Hospitality Group, responsible for various real estate investments, capital raising and reporting to institutional investors. Prior to joining Westmont, Mr. Messina served for over 8 years as Vice President for a global real estate division of one of Canada's largest pension funds, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, where he was responsible for world-wide real estate acquisitions and included asset management until 2005. Previously, Mr. Messina held a series of senior positions in real estate companies and was also an auditor and real estate consultant at Deloitte. Mr. Messina holds a Bachelor Degree in Finance from Concordia University and a Graduate Degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University. He is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.