Driving a great company forward takes a plethora of different talents, focuses, strengths, and passions.. Ranging from industry experts with decades in the business to leaders with experience from a vast collection of industries coming together with laser focus on growth for the company and community at large. Get to know our leaders…
After graduating with a Bachelor of Art History from the University of Calgary in 1997, he immediately began as an estimator in his family’s home building company, Homes by Avi. He then moved to lead product development, initiate company growth into Edmonton and Austin, Texas and created the Avi Definitions Selections Centre. In 2000, he steered the development of Homes by Avi’s multi-family division, Avi Urban, which has since evolved into one of the fastest growing multi-family developers in Alberta. In mid-2018, Charron was appointed as CEO for Homes by Avi Group of Companies.
Charron is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau, Southern Alberta and Kootenays, for over ten years. In 2013, he acted as president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, Calgary Region, previously volunteering and serving on the technical committee. Charron has evolved Avi Urban to earning its place as a design focused market leader, receiving recognition through numerous awards, which include Multi-Family Builder of the Year 2014 and 2015.
Although Naum was approached by Avi Amir in 1997, prior commitments prevented him from joining the homebuilder until 2010, when he started at Homes by Avi. Having been active in the development and construction industries both in Alberta and abroad since 1988, Naum has worked with builders, developers, municipal and urban development engineering firms, and city governments. He’s recognized as a professional engineer in Alberta and B.C. and holds MBAs from both Queen’s University and Cornell. Prior to joining Homes by Avi, Naum worked as a GM for Streetside Development Corp. Naum also sat on Subdivision Development Appeal Board with the City of Calgary and CHBA-Calgary’s Government Affairs Committee. At Homes by Avi, he splits his time between sourcing new business opportunities and new operating capital for both the single and multi-family divisions.
Darren Soltes is an entrepreneurial business leader who is passionate about building substantial business opportunities with great people and solid values. After joining Homes by Avi full time in 1997, Darren has embarked on a career that included the Corporation’s development of the current Information Technology Systems, Human Resource practice, and various Business Development opportunities.
In 2010, Darren and his family moved to Austin, Texas, to assist in growing the US division of the company. In 2018, Darren returned to Canada to focus on the improvement of corporate division structure and the various offered services. Continuing with his love for new opportunities, he is currently leading the Blue Jean Property Management team and the development of this new business.