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Hardwork, Trust & Credibility

R2Crowd is a boutique investment firm that deals in real estate debt & equity securities

ABOUT US

R2CROWD is Canada's first online marketplace that connects property owners with sources of capital (otherwise referred to as investors). 

Property owners see us as a boutique mid-market investment firm and a leading capital raise platform that uses power of technology and traditional relationships to help them raise both debt and equity. 

To the investors (Retail and Institutional), R2CROWD offers investments that meet our strict underwriting criteria, allowing them to invest in high quality projects that are managed by reputable sponsors.  

Our Team

Decades of experience: JLL, CIBC, BMO, RBC, Telus, Morguard & more..

Amar Nijjar
Founder & CEO

Amar is the Founder of Real Crowd Capital. He is responsible for strategic direction, business development, operations, and sits on R2CROWD’s Board of Directors and Investment Committee. Amar has funded over $10 billion and underwritten over $30 billion of real estate during his career. Up until recently Amar was an Executive Vice President at JLL (formerly Jones Lang LaSalle), where he headed the Debt Capital Markets group. Amar has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and holds an MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business. In 2014, he founded www.educate-kids.org; a charity that supports under privileged children in Developing countries. He also sits on the board of Commercial Real Estate Lenders Association (www.crela.ca).

Chad Gemmell
Co-Founder & COO

Chad is the Chief Compliance Officer of Real Crowd Capital and is licensed to trade in securities. He is responsible for strategic direction, business development, operations, and sits on R2CROWD's Board of Directors and Investment Committee. Chad has transacted over $5 billion of real estate during his career. Up until recently Chad was a Vice President at JLL (formerly Jones Lang LaSalle), where he was co-head of the Debt Capital Markets group along with Amar. Chad holds an MBA from NSYSU and an undergraduate degree in finance from Lakehead University. He has also lived and worked in Asia for 2 years. He is an avid cyclist and a top ranked squash player at TAC. He has two fury babies - Tuk Tuk and Kaya.

Garret MacGillivray
Chief Technology Officer

Garret leads the e-marketing and technology initiatives for the R2CROWD platform as well as for the internal applications that support deal underwriting and due diligence. Prior to R2CROWD, Garret was a senior analyst with the JLL Debt Capital Markets group and also an appraiser with one of Canada’s top private appraisal companies. Garret applies his extensive knowledge of real estate with a deep understanding of technology to the R2CROWD platform. Garret holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from Carleton University. He is also a Dealing Representative for the firm and is licensed to trade in securities.

Max Vo
Chief Investment Officer

Max heads R2Crowd's Investment Committee and manages the underwriting and reporting teams. Prior to joining R2Crowd, Max worked at GWL Realty Advisors, Morguard, and Crestpoint, managing over $3 billion in properties on behalf of pension plans and institutional investors. He has extensive experience sourcing deals, negotiating agreements and delivering returns from projects in Canada, the US and Mexico. Max is the recipient of two NAIOP Rex Awards and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in the community. Max holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.

Sim Manocha
Investment Manager

Sim is responsible for building and managing relationships with developers and providing a thorough underwriting of commercial real estate asset opportunities. Sim was an Associate at JLL Debt Capital Markets group up until recently and prior to that he worked with Avison Young and graduated from the Ivey Business School, where he served as the co-Founder/President of the Ivey Real Estate Club. Sim works on a team that combines his unparalleled work ethic and attention to detail. Aside from real estate, he enjoys spending time with his dog Biggie and has been actively involved in the community as a competitive soccer coach.

Graham Kitching
Associate

Graham joins the team at R2 Crowd with years of experience in sales, client relations, and business development. He previously worked in marketing and sales for companies such as Sears and Molson Coors. Graham prides himself on his attention to detail and his passion for development and progress. He constantly strives to foster strong client relations while leaving a lasting positive impact on all whom he does business with. Graham graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a degree in Communications. Outside of the real estate world, Graham played 5 seasons of junior hockey and is an avid golfer and tennis player.

Hovsep Seraydarian
VP, Software Design

Hovsep is the VP of Software Design and his team of 12 software engineers and coders works closely with our IT, infrastructure and senior management team to implement R2CROWD's technology platform. He is also responsible for maintaining and developing R2CROWD’s technology, software and infrastructure. Hovsep has successfully completed over 200 technology projects in the past ranging from small to large scale assignments for companies like Sears and Hudson's Bay, Georgian College, Pomegranate Film Festival, Today’s Concepts and others. He is a Computer Science Engineer.

Alexandra Reynolds
Office Manager

Alexandra is R2CROWD's office manager. She is a dedicated professional with a strong administrative background and supports all aspects of R2CROWD’s business. In the past she has worked in the healthcare industry as Director of Operations for a large health care business, Head hunter with Huntex, Admin assistant at St. Michael’s hospital, social worker at The Stone-Ashbridge Family and Editor in Chief of Between the Pages. She holds a psychology degree from Acadia University.

Omar Castillo Zavala
Business Development Manager

Omar is an Business Development Manager at R2CROWD. He is responsible for seeking investment opportunities as well as direct senior debt opportunities in the Dominican Republic with a secondary focus on the broader Caribbean market. His previous work experiences includes working at Turner Construction in Washington D.C. Afterward, he joined his family business where he leads the business development process to create real estate deals for investors. Omar is a Civil Engineer from Utah State University. He also studied at the prestigious University INSA de Lyon in France. Currently, he is pursuing an advanced real estate finance certification at the NAIOP center for education. Omar is the recipient of the NAIOP Developer Leader Award 2016.

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Venture Program

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Auditors

www.mnp.ca

Regulatory Advisors

Regulatory Advisors

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Title Insurance

Title Insurance

www.stewart.ca

Lender Association

Lender Association

www.crela.ca

Fintech Partner

Fintech Partner

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Urban Planning

Urban Planning

www.weston-consulting.com

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Approved Participant

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