Adrian W. Munro
Adrian W. Munro is the President of Highfield Investment Group, overseeing company operations including the management of joint ventures, partnerships, the land portfolio, and new investment opportunities. In addition, he manages Highfields’ commercial and industrial portfolio, farming operation, and thoroughbred racing & breeding operation.
Adrian’s ability to see and create value in a variety of market sectors has been vital to Highfield’s sustained success. His foresight takes Highfield businesses to new heights, transforming Highfield into an industry leader.
One of Adrian’s greatest strengths is the ability to solve difficult business problems through creativity and collaboration. At High Plains Industrial Park, he has developed a strategic partnership with Olds College to implement a sophisticated eco-stormwater management system, the first project in North America to facilitate the research of wetlands in a cold climate environment. This award-winning innovative water management system also provides a superior water supply for water-heavy tenants in the industrial park.
Prior to his tenure with Highfield Investment Group, Adrian held key roles with IBM in the United States, including Lead Financial Analyst for IBM’s Boeing contract, Financial Manager of Central Region Data Centers, and Commercial Contracts Manager. In these roles, he led teams of financial analysts and was responsible for a broad portfolio of commercial contracts.
In addition to his role at Highfield, Adrian serves as president of The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, providing leadership and innovation within Canada’s Thoroughbred Breeding industry.
Philip Forster, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Philip joined Highfield Investment Group in 2014, bringing 35 years of experience in building finance teams, guiding business restructurings and leading financing ventures in a broad range of market sectors. He oversees all of Highfield’s financial operations, providing expert leadership on successful investment and property management initiatives. Philip’s extensive experience and in-depth expertise enables Highfield’s financial stability and provide the foundation for the company’s continued growth in current and emerging market sectors.
Philip was with Ernst & Young for 16 years, including five years as a Partner in the Toronto Business Advisory Group. He also has over 11 years of experience in CFO and VP Finance roles with companies in the dental practice management, education, interactive multimedia, technology, and window manufacturing sectors.
For eight years prior to joining Highfield he owned and operated a hurricane product manufacturing and distribution business in Barbados. In addition to his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA Ont, AB) designations, Philip holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours) from Queen’s University and is an Accredited Director through the ICSA Chartered Secretaries of Canada.
Dennis has over 25 years experience in the land development industry. His breadth of industry expertise spans municipal, commercial, and residential development. As an acting partner in HLM, Dennis specializes in land development approvals, relationship management, and entitlements.
Dennis began his career as a planner for the City of Edmonton. In 1997, he moved to Calgary, where he also worked as a municipal planner. His search for challenging opportunities has taken him to TDL, the commercial real estate arm of Tim Horton’s, and to Melcor. At Melcor, he acted as Vice President of the Western Canada division, and expanded the company’s profile throughout the region.
Not only does Dennis have an intimate knowledge of Calgary and southern Alberta’s land development landscape, he is also well versed in the municipal approvals process. He is an expert at taking raw land through the entitlement process and turning that land into dynamic and sustainable communities. HLM’s values – integrity, accountability, and transparency – are his own, and his commitment to those values allows Dennis to bring his best to HLM’s investors and home buyers.