Senior Manager, Hotel Finance for Western Canada
CWB Franchise Finance is pleased to announce that Juan Duran has been appointed Senior Manager Hotel Finance for Western Canada. In this role, Juan will work closely with hotel owners and developers in Western Canada to finance strategic hotel acquisitions and new-build developments, and to add value to hotel portfolios restructuring debt financing.
Juan is a proven leader who brings a deep understanding of the Canadian hotel industry gathered over a decade in senior roles in hotel development and operations. Juan most recently served as the Director of Franchise Development for Choice Hotels Canada where he led the growth strategy for the Choice brands in Western Canada. He spent the formative part of his career valuing hotel and commercial real estate investments with roles at Thomas Consultants (now part of Deloitte) and HVS, where he worked on a variety of projects including feasibility studies, appraisals, and development strategy for multi-use assets. He started his hospitality career in hotel operations with several roles in boutique hotels in downtown Toronto.
Juan graduated from the Toronto Metropolitan University (Ted Rogers School of Management) obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce Degree specializing in Hospitality and Tourism and minoring in Finance.