Curtis Gallagher has been a lead hotel broker in Canada since 2003 completing over $3 billion in investment sale and financing transactions on some of the most prolific hotels in the country such as Westin Bayshore Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Empress Hotel Victoria, Hyatt Regency Montréal and Westin Harbour Castle Toronto to name a few. He joined Avison Young in October 2021 as Principal and Canadian Hospitality Lead. His client list ranges from large institutional investors such as Ivanhoe Cambridge, bcIMC and Cadillac Fairview to private equity groups including Starwood Capital Group, KTB Asset Management, TPG Capital, Barney River Investments and Geolo Capital.
Curtis graduated from Ryerson University with a BA in the Hospitality and Tourism program and simultaneously achieved a minor in Economics. Immediately upon graduation, he was hired by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts as part of their global management recruitment program. From there Curtis progressed in management positions in both Food & Beverage and Rooms Divisions achieving Executive Committee level. He was then recruited by Delta Hotels & Resorts for Director, Rooms Division of the 1,594-room Delta Chelsea Hotel Toronto where he oversaw eight departments and roughly 250 employees. Curtis is a frequent university guest lecturer and regularly contributes to industry media and investment conferences.