Kristopher Banner

Strategic Advisor


Kristopher is currently a Part-Time MBA student who is specializing in data analytics and real estate. He works full time as a Project Manager on the ICE District ownership team, helping shape the new skyline of downtown Edmonton. With over eights years of construction management and project management experience, he came back to the U of A to increase his business acumen and deepen his connection with the real estate industry. The real estate industry is often seen as a tech laggard and Kristopher hopes to change that by increasing industry collaboration through events and potentially future publications created by UARC.

Manuel Dufresne

Strategic Advisor


Manuel is a project manager with 10 years of experience in the construction industry and a bachelor’s degree in construction management. He is currently enrolled in the second year of the part-time MBA program with the intention of pursuing the Real Estate stream. In the UARC, he is in charge of creating a real estate journal where industry professionals and students can publish peer-reviewed white papers.
The journal will launch in 2020 and aim to promote the real estate industry to a wide audience. Manuel is passionate about everything he does and is eager to put his newfound knowledge into practice. In his
spare time, he competes as a professional athlete in the sport of Men's Physique and provides nutrition coaching services to athletes and the general population.

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