Mr. Allen founded CUE Development in 2011 and oversees all aspects of the company’s activities including investment strategy, site acquisitions, deal structuring, capital raising, development management, and day-to-day operations throughout the company and its affiliates.
Prior to forming CUE Development, Mr. Allen was a senior executive with one of Alberta’s largest diversified homebuilding companies, where he focused on real estate investment and due diligence of more than $500 million of MF residential development. Mr. Allen has over 20 years of real estate development experience in Calgary, including commercial office, retail, hospitality, multifamily and single family residential.
He is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a BA in Economics and History, as well as the University of Calgary with an MBA in Finance and Marketing. As a lifelong learner, Mr. Allen has regularly completed additional coursework in real estate, technology, finance and securities regulatory. He has held the Chartered Investment Manager designation since 2009.
Mr. Schmidt has provided accounting and tax advisory services to CUE Development and its affiliates since 2011. His professional practise spans numerous sectors including building trades, investment companies, tech start-ups and NPOs, which underpin his expertise in tax, assurance and advisory matters.
Since obtaining his Chartered Accountant designation in 2004, Mr. Schmidt has gained nearly 20 years of public practise experience. He has spent his entire career as an accountant in private practise, beginning as an accounting technician with LNS and continuing to the role of Managing Partner of the firm in 2018.
A native Calgarian, Mr Schmidt is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge with a B.Mgmt. in Accounting and successfully completed his articling and CA examinations in 2003. He is highly experienced with Limited Partnerships and supporting compliance with federal and provincial tax and regulatory statutes.