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Jack DeBoer


Jack DeBoer’s career started in Kalamazoo, Michigan, when he began selling real estate during the summer months while in high school. After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in business in 1952, and following two years as a military police officer during the Korean War, he teamed up with his father to build homes in southern Michigan. By 1966, he was building apartments. By 1973, his company had built more than 16,000 apartments in … Continued

David Redfern

President, WaterWalk Real Estate & Franchise Development

David Redfern serves as President of WaterWalk’s Real Estate Development and Franchising Groups.  Prior to joining WaterWalk, David served as the President of Value Place Development and Management Services Companies.  David was part of the team of executives who developed the Value Place brand from its inception. Prior to Value Place, David was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Candlewood Hotel Company.  Redfern helped the company grow from one Candlewood Suites in 1996 … Continued

Jon Wohlfert

President, WaterWalk International

Jon is a 30-year veteran of the long term lodging industry with experience in both large corporate environments as well as with small entrepreneurial groups.   He started with Residence Inn in the mid-80’s as manager of segment marketing and then moved to Washington DC after the Marriott acquisition.  With Marriott, Jon held several positions, including Director of Marketing Programs and Regional Director of Sales and Marketing.  He was also a general manager of hotels in … Continued

Kay Auer

Chief Financial Officer

  Kay Auer serves as Chief Financial Officer of WaterWalk International LLC and Senior Vice President – Finance of Consolidated Holdings, Inc. Kay is a corporate finance executive with an extensive background in the hospitality, franchising and service industries.   Kay started her career in 1989 at Ernst & Young in Wichita, Kansas. She first met Jack DeBoer while working on EY’s audit staff. Two of her local clients were DeBoer brands, Residence Inn and … Continued