Randy Royer has spent over 50 years working in all aspects of the hospitality industry with an emphasis on development, finance, and management. He started by washing glasses, before dishwashers, for the bar in his fathers hotel. By age 12, he was 6 feet tall and working as a bouncer for the bar. Randy moved on up the corporate ladder over the years and in the early 90’s co-founded and served as the President and CEO of the Royal Host Real Estate Investment Trust. Royal Host was a publicly traded hospitality trust.
Throughout his career, Randy has conceived, defined, financed, constructed and managed over 30 hotels including the Banff Rocky Mountain Resort and the Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, which was ultimately sold for a profit of $100M. Mr. Royer excels at identifying consumer trends and turning those insights into a profitable development vision.
In 2007 Randy purchased a 12 acre property in Colwood and over the next few years the concept of Pacific Landing was formed. In a recent interview we did with Randy on Pacific Landing, he said “my favourite part is that I have two children that work in the company, that’s a dream I didn’t even dare dream.”
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