Canada’s Online Real Estate Investment Team
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.
John J. Pizale, BSc., JD
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
Our Board Advisors
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 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 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.
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.