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Jack DeBoer

CEO

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

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Mimi Rogers

Executive Vice President

Mimi Rogers serves as Executive Vice President and works as the liaison between WaterWalk International and Consolidated Holdings, Inc. (CHI). Mimi works directly with Jack DeBoer and family to source and manage investments, including WaterWalk, within the family’s primary holding company (CHI). Mimi joined the team in 2016 and has worked in most departments of WaterWalk including Market Research and Business Analytics, Operations, Sales, Pre-Opening and Opening, Real Estate (including site selection and acquisition as well … Continued

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Jim Strawn

Executive Vice President for WaterWalk RE Development Services LLC

Jim Strawn serves as Executive Vice President for WaterWalk RE Development Services LLC. Jim joined the WaterWalk team in 2017. Prior to WaterWalk, Jim served as the President of Construction and Development at WoodSpring Suites, where he consistently provided positive leadership and direction. Prior to WoodSpring Suites, Jim was the Chief Operating Officer at a top national construction firm, Key Construction. Jim graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management. … Continued

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David Redfern

Vice President of Franchise Development

David Redfern serves as Vice President of Franchise Development. Prior to joining WaterWalk, David served as the President of Value Place Development and Management Services, where he helped develop the Value Place brand from its inception. Prior to Value Place, David was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Candlewood Hotel Company, where he helped the company grow from one Candlewood Suites in 1996 to 125 hotels by 2003. Before Candlewood, David was the … Continued

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Adam Dougherty

Vice President of Operations

Adam Dougherty serves as Vice President of Operations. Adam joined WaterWalk in 2017. Prior to his current role, Adam was the Regional Director of WaterWalk in Dallas Texas, where he was responsible for the openings of the newest Hotel Apartments in Texas. Before joining the WaterWalk team, Adam was the Regional Director of Operations with InterContinental Hotels Group. He was responsible for the performance of 48 Hotels in the Central/East Region of the US. While … Continued