The Traine Team

Meet Our Team

Matt Butler - President



Matt started his career in construction as a carpenter working in the family business. He founded Traine Construction in 2000. At that time, it was a provider of construction management to a large rental home developer. Matt’s ability to form strong relationships with industry professionals quickly elevated the company to the successful business it is today. Matt is proud that Traine is recognized for the team that brings both development, design and execution to multi-family housing. His desire to give back motivates his involvement in community projects both locally and abroad. Matt’s free time is enjoyed with his wife Lori, their family of five, and riding anything motorized (from dirt bikes to excavators).

Chad Davidson - VP of Development


Executive VP of Operations

Chad is a 3rd generation developer/builder with hands-on experience in nearly all facets of residential development & construction. In his career, he has volunteered for leadership positions within industry organizations and believes strongly in working towards the betterment of the communities he touches. The Traine value of “Never Give Up” resonates best with Chad. He enjoys the daily challenge of working in an environment where everyone is pulling together to build the best quality projects in a faster, more efficient manner than anyone else in the market. Outside of the office, Chad coaches both his sons in hockey. Having been a former junior hockey player himself, he enjoys working with young athletes to help them become better people and players.

Colin Gayford - CFO


Chief Financial Officer

Colin graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2002 with a management degree. By 2004 he had obtained his professional accounting designation as a CMA. Since that time, Colin has been working as a real estate executive leading accounting, financial, and operational teams. His leadership has led, among other things, to the growth of one multi-family real estate company that managed a few hundred units to becoming a company managing over 6000 units in more than 14 centers in just six years. In that same time period, Colin’s work with the company’s lenders and investors led to the successful placement of over $1 billion in conventional, CMHC, and mezzanine debt. Colin is looking forward to using his skillset to help Traine achieve their vision of owning and operating 2025 multi-family units by the year 2025.

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