Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Drew is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of FullG Capital Ltd. With nearly 28 years of real estate experience, he has been directly involved in over $4 billion in commercial real estate acquisitions, asset management, franchise management, construction/development and financing. Drew is considered one of the foremost hotel investment leaders in North America.
He was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnVest REIT, a publicly listed REIT on Toronto Exchange. Under Mr. Coles leadership, InnVest grew from approximately $1.3 billion enterprise value to a privatization transaction worth $2.1 billion. He oversaw a 100+ unit hotel portfolio company totalling over 14,500 rooms and over 4,000 employees, with a wide variety of assets and brands such as Fairmont, Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Sheraton, Comfort, Holiday Inn, and Quality. He also served as Chairman of Choice Hotels Canada.
Prior to InnVest, Drew also led the hotel investments of Oxford Properties. Oxford’s 3,500 room hotel portfolio value was estimated to be worth over $1.6 billion. Oxford Properties is wholly owned by OMERS pension fund, and has over $50 billion of real estate assets under management.
Drew served on the board of TIAC (Tourism Industry Association of Canada) and has been an industry investment advisor to the CEO Council of the Destinations Canada (formerly Canadian Tourism Commission). He was a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company and its clients. He also served as Founding Chair of ASH (Alignvest Student Housing) private REIT, which has over $400M of student housing assets in Canada.