Fundscraper

Canada’s Online Real Estate Investment Team

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A better way to invest in Real Estate

Traditional Investing
High Fees
Large Capital Commitments
Low Transparency
Vs.
Fundscraper
Low Fees
Low Minimum Investment
Full Transparency

Who we are. What we do.

Fundscraper is an online platform that facilitates direct investments into real estate projects sponsored by proven real estate developers and owners. Fundscraper offers investors the opportunity to co-invest and fund real estate projects alongside Fundscraper’s investment community.

Fundscraper is registered in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, PEI, and Quebec as an Exempt Market Dealer (NRD: #53460) and with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario as a Mortgage Brokerage (FSRA# 12859).

We want to make real estate investing easy and accessible to everyone, allowing individual investors the ability to create wealth through alternative real estate investing. Our online funding platform raises money for commercial and residential real estate issuers and provides origination services for strategic financing partners. We carry out due diligence on great real estate investment opportunities and structure both debt and equity investments tied to these real estate projects.

Our technology uses best-of-practice compliance standards, simplifies the transaction and compliance processes, and we provide data driven insight for investment and lending.

Our team

Luan Ha

Luan Ha

CEO

Luan Ha, MBA, has 10+ years of experience in commercial and mixed use real property development. Formerly serving as the AVP, Development at RioCan Management Inc., Luan oversaw a $3 billion commercial mixed use project pipeline that spanned across all of Canada in a variety of real estate asset classes. Luan earned his MBA, Dean’s Honour List, at the prestigious Schulich School of Business here in Toronto.

During his undergraduate studies, he co-founded and co-chaired the Corporate Social Responsibility Society and was elected by his graduating class to win the Initiative Award.

Gregory Colford, JD, CIM

PRINCIPAL BROKER, EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT & CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Gregory Colford, JD, CIM, was a senior partner at Heenan Blaikie LLP, once one of Canada’s ten largest law firms. Over his 12 years at Heenan Blaikie LLP, he headed the Toronto Securities Department, the Corporate Services Department, the Precedent Committee, the Legal Opinion Precedent Committee, and was the Toronto representative on the firm’s Stock Trading Committee. Through the course of his practice, he brought many companies to the public capital markets and advised extensively on corporate governance, board integrity, and market compliance.

Gregory was also the co-founder of Carlisle Capital Structures Corporation and helped the company grow to over $1 billion CAD in AUM of mortgage securities on behalf of a top tier Ontario pension fund. His responsibilities at Carlisle were to: (i) implement a robust “best in practise” reporting regime for the benefit of the Fund; (ii) negotiate and finalize all of the transactions; (iii) manage projects in multiple jurisdictions; (iv) coordinate the activities of all external counsel; (v) develop and implement pro-active strategies to manage the impact the financial crisis had in 2008 and 2009; and (vi) manage all legal aspects of restructured mortgage product.

John ., Pizale

John J. Pizale, BSc., JD

GENERAL COUNSEL

John is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He was the former President of a major Canadian real estate developer and a Managing Partner of a prominent Toronto based law firm. He also formerly served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of a $1 Billion Canadian pension fund and is a former Principal of a leading private media and internet company.

Terence Cheng, BBA

VICE-PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Terence Cheng, BBA, served as a Development Analyst at RioCan REIT, Canada’s largest real estate investment trust, where he was responsible for creating and executing pro-forma scenarios for a multi-million dollar pipeline of development activity that spanned across the nation, analyzing projects ranging in size from 5,000 sq.ft. to over an aggregate of 1,500,000 sq.ft. Previous to RioCan, he was an Analyst in the Asset Management group at another mid-cap REIT and has over 10 years of real estate investing experience in both the Canadian and Asia Pacific markets.

Terence graduated from the Schulich School of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Hons. specializing in Finance and Real Property. He is also a former, undefeated national champion in competitive Ballroom & Latin American dancing and represented Canada at two World Championships.

Todd Verstraten

VICE-PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Todd is an expert in building software platforms and the teams that build and operate them. He has done this at start-ups and global leaders primarily in the Fintech and Pharma spaces, formerly serving as VP of Technology at Dream (Unlimited, REIT). With more than 2 decades of experience, great software is his passion and hobby. One of Todd’s fintech start ups (a global financial database service with major pension plans and Schedule A Banks as clients) raised $15M in a seed stage financing round!

Alex Verstraten

PROGRAMMER, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Alexander is a member of our programming team. Prior to Fundscraper, he worked at Delta 360 Inc., and helped connect their lending management suite to multiple other systems. He enjoys learning more ways to use and connect modern technology to provide faster, easier, and better ways to do things!

Rokham Fard

Rokham Fard

HEAD OF DIGITAL MARKETING

Rokham (pronounced Ro.Ham) founded TheRedPin.com, Canada’s largest online real estate brokerage, and helped get it on the list of Profit Magazine’s “Canada’s 50 fastest growing tech startups” in 2016. He has helped raise 10s of millions of dollars and getting the team from the core founders to 150 strong. Rokham holds a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from University of Toronto and has professionally worked both as a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and a software engineer capacity.

Horacio Coronel

MARKETING AND TECHNOLOGY

Horacio is a full stack developer and experienced designer. Previously, he was a freelance designer and developer where he helped SME’s achieve their design and technology goals. Horacio enjoys learning what drives a great user experience!

Neekey Totonchian

MARKETING AND OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

Neekey has an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, and has held a number of marketing-related volunteer positions in a diverse range of industries. Prior to completing her studies, she worked at Fundscraper as a Marketing Intern, and recently joined the firm full-time as a Marketing and Operations Coordinator.

Our Board Advisors

John Damianakis

John Damianakis

BOARD ADVISOR

John Damianakis currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Toys”R”Us Canada and formerly served as the Chief Information Officer of Dream (Unlimited and REIT), and the VP of Business Transformation at RioCan Management Inc.

Andre Kuzmicki

Andre Kuzmicki

BOARD ADVISOR

Andre Kuzmicki is an award-winning real estate professor, a recognized commercial real estate expert, an accomplished investment executive, and an experienced and well-regarded corporate director. He currently serves on the boards of Chartwell Retirement Residences (TSX – CSH.UN), Dorsay Development Corporation, and advises ASSESS + RE, a New York based start-up. Andre was also the recipient of the 2017 NAIOP Lifetime Achievement Award.

Minhas Mohamed

BOARD ADVISOR

Minhas is President & Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of MMV Financial Inc. www.mmvf.com which is a specialty finance company providing creative debt financing to technology and life sciences companies across North America. Minhas was also the founder and Managing Partner of MM Venture Partners (predecessor firm). Since its inception in 1998, MMV and the predecessor firm have invested over US $400M in 125 companies across North America.

As President & CEO, Minhas has overall management and strategic responsibility for MMV Financial. Minhas has over 20 years of experience in the financing of technology and emerging growth companies, both in Canada and internationally.

Prior to founding MM Venture Partners in 1998, Minhas spent 10 years as a senior partner and shareholder with Quorum Funding Corporation, which was one of Canada’s leading dedicated emerging technology funds. At Quorum, Minhas held senior investment responsibilities which included identifying and negotiating new opportunities for investments and working actively with existing investee companies by providing strategic, operational and financial expertise. Minhas sat on a variety of boards of domestic and international companies at Quorum. Prior to Quorum, Minhas spent several years at the venture capital subsidiary of Schroders PLC, and was also with Ernst & Young where he obtained his CA designation.

Minhas is co-founder and former chairman of the Toronto Venture Group, and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the York Technology Association and Junior Achievement of Canada. Minhas is an independent trustee of Innvest REIT and is a member of the Investment, Audit and Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees. He is also a member of the Association of Venture Capital Corporations. Minhas is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario and is a designated Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.