Over the course of his career, Adam Gant has been involved in all classes of real estate including residential, retail, office, industrial, hospitality, land development, and seniors care. With experience in both privately held real estate funds as well as public real estate investment vehicles, Adam has a broad range of real estate investment skills.
While studying engineering physics at the University of British Columbia, like a magnetic force — the business world drew Adam Gant in. During this time, he took on College Pro Franchise and got his start with building maintenance contracting. These early experiences with the franchise business proved to be extremely rewarding for Adam — he set production records as a rookie, earning himself the “Leader of the Year” award for labour productivity and reaching “Presidents Club” status within the organization.
Years later, Adam moved to Victoria to begin training with the National Rowing Team. This move not only marked a milestone in his athletic pursuits, but in his real estate career as well. In his first year, at the age of 22, Adam Gant purchased multiple investment properties.Over the course of the next three years, Adam went on to acquire — personally and with partners — a portfolio that included 13 residential properties, 2 land development projects, 2 condo development projects, and a share in a property management and realty brokerage business.
After growing a real estate company and learning from the impacts of the credit crisis, the desire to invent and create something new resurfaced with a focus on housing finance. Adam Gant began researching mortgage markets and housing programs around the world, specifically Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, and Singapore. He quickly uncovered some very interesting approaches and determined that these could be adapted to the open markets in North America.
Currently serving as an Advisor at REAfe Advisory, Adam helps real estate companies solve difficult challenges and find ways to grow. Although he has a particular focus on capital structure and sourcing funding, he has a broad expertise in all aspects of real estate acquisition, finance, development, and management. From planning to execution, Adam Gant and REAfe Advisory is positioned to help any real estate company find the right approach or project design to optimize value while maintaining strong liquidity.
In addition to studies in Engineering Physics at the University of British Columbia, Adam Gant has attended executive education programs including “Mergers and Acquisitions” as well as Financial Management, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the class of 2011 EO Entrepreneurial Masters hosted by MIT at the Endicott College in Boston. This intensive entrepreneurial education showcased speakers and business owners from around the world, and became the most exhilarating program that Adam has ever been a part of.
University of British Columbia
University of Pennsylvania
Mergers and Acquisitions; Financial Management
MIT at the Endicott College
2011 EO Entrepreneurial Masters
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