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About AAREA

Alpha August Real Estate Advisory (αarea) is a private equity real estate firm, providing real estate debt and equity investments to affluent individuals, families and select institutions. We seek to invest in high-quality real estate through mortgages and direct ownership. We offer fully-customized segregated accounts for each client. We also provide outsourced loan administration services as well as real estate consulting services.



The team at αarea includes a small, passionate group of professionals with industry experience covering real estate, capital markets, banking, private equity, and administration.
We believe that people should have access to investments that grow their wealth in a consistent and stable manner without taking on unnecessary risk or paying expensive management fees.
An essential part of our corporate culture and our beliefs is making a long term and sustainable contribution to generating value in our clients’ investment portfolios. Click here for more information.



Every day, we strive to live up to
the promise of our “passion for private real estate markets.”

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The Team

Our Services




Private Debt


Real Estate Debt is a solution for investors seeking dependable sources of income.

One of the attractions of investing in a mortgage or debt structure is the increased certainty in investment returns, while benefiting from the capital protection offered by the equity.

As banks have retreated from providing real estate debt, alternative lenders have a focus on providing financing to new borrowers secured against residential and commercial real estate in Canada.

Private and junior debt is becoming more mainstream. The real estate finance market has fundamentally changed post 2008 and we believe that alternative capital to traditional debt and equity will have a long term role to play in the real estate capital markets.

For more information, download our Investors Guide:
Private Debt








Direct Real Estate



Our investment philosophy and process is based on three principles: focus, discipline and value creation.

In seeking to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors, aarea employs the following investment strategies:
Single Asset Transactions

Aarea utilizes the principals’ real estate experience, expertise and relationships in sourcing and selectively acquiring single asset investments, with an emphasis on well located assets with institutional quality potential.

Value Creation: aarea acquires real estate assets which have significant cash flow and residual value enhancement potential through creative and aggressive asset management, including targeted capital improvements, tenant lease-up opportunities and operating efficiencies.

Value Investing: aarea targets the acquisition of real estate assets at a discount to their replacement cost or, in some cases, below their current market value.

The Principals make substantial personal investments in each transaction.








Consulting and Due Diligence


Real Estate investments can come with complex challenges.

We provide reliable and comprehensive due diligence, financial analysis, ARGUS models, market research and consulting to the commercial real estate investment industry.

Our team of consultants come with broad industry experience across asset classes and disciplines. Most of our consultants have at least 20 years of real estate experience including experience at public real estate companies, private equity firms, pension fund advisors, and government agencies.

We are here to not only help with your next real estate transaction but to help you grow your business. Outsource your due diligence and consulting requirements to industry experts.

For more information, download our consulting service offering: Due Diligence





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Advisory Board

Gordon Casey

CEO The Brave Organisation

Jay Gangnes

CEO JR Financial

Vanessa Carpenter

Technology Experience Designer at IdemoLab, DELTA


  • Steve M. - Vancouver

    “You really get it. You are great at asking questions in order to thoroughly understand our goals. Your consistent follow-through and quality mortgage opportunities has enabled us to grow our portfolio.”

  • Jason L. - Toronto

    “I measure the value of any advisor based on how well his or her recommendations age over time— AAREA’s have certainly exceeded my expectations. My sincere thanks.”

  • Leslie A. - Burnaby

    Shannon walked me through every step of mortgage investing and listened to all of my concerns. She created a plan based on my family’s unique circumstances and has followed through on that plan. We really enjoy working with Shannon and the AAREA team and would recommend them without hesitation.

  • Tony B. - Toronto

    AAREA doesn´t just come through; they bring added value every step of the way. Their personable yet professional approach makes them an easy choice and a pleasure to work with.

  • Peter N. - Vancouver

    The team at AAREA has the requisite knowledge of and connections in the real estate industry to bring out the best in our portfolio.

  • Andrew and Sarah C. - Vancouver

    AAREA gave us some great ideas and recommendations that we had not considered. Even before they had brought us a single mortgage investment we knew that this was the kind of team with which we wanted to do long-term business.

 

Blog

Market Insights – Mortgage Investing in Canada

Posted by | May 13

Along with the white hot real estate market in Greater Vancouver, we are also seeing a correspondingly super hot mortgage market with pricing being more competitive than ever before […]

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Interview on Mortgage Investing

Posted by | March 17

What is your experience in the mortgage industry (i.e. how did you become an expert)?
In 2008, I had the opportunity to arrange an investment for a client in a private mortgage. I was hooked from this first deal and began my real estate career then, moving out of investment advisory […]

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Hiring in BC and Ontario

Posted by | January 16

Mortgage Broker
Alpha August Real Estate Advisory – Vancouver, BC
Whether you’re new to the mortgage industry or a seasoned professional, we’re looking for a results oriented individual to join our growing team […]

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Portfolio

Recent Deals

Quick financing arrangement

Consulting

Assembling a US portfolio

Consulting

Property Loan

Private Debt

Division of family assets

Private Debt

Residential 2nd Mortgage

Private Debt

Land Loan

Private Debt

Residential 2nd Mortgage

Private Debt

Residential 2nd Mortgage

Private Debt

Student Housing Development

Consulting

Retail Plaza GTA

Consulting

Industrial Development Opportunity GTA

Consulting

Commercial Building 2nd Mortgage

Private Debt

700,000 SF Industrial Portfolio, Montreal

Consulting

Residential 1st Mortgage

Private Debt

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  • Call Us At

    1-855-830-7452

  • Write us at

    mail@aarea.ca

  • Our Vancouver office address

    #210 – 128 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

  • Our Toronto office address

    1400-330 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5H 2S8

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