We’re the Apartment Acquisition Experts!
At SVN Rock Advisors, As apartment acquisition experts we have spent years building a database of every apartment building in Ontario for all types of apartment acquisition. It allows us to pinpoint who owns what and to locate any apartment building anywhere in Canada. If you know what you are looking for, we can help you find it.
We will leverage our in-depth research and extensive property database to identify your target segment. We have access to information and industry influencers others simply do not. Helping you purchase raw land or buy a newly-developed purpose-built rental, we will use this access to your advantage.
Let’s say you wanted to acquire an apartment building near a university because you are a student housing specialist, you would punch in the postal code for say, McMaster University, and up would come all the apartment buildings close by. Or maybe you think Starbucks always picks good neighbourhoods to open stores in, you could punch in the address of every Starbucks and find the buildings closest to their locations. It’s an invaluable tool to serve our clients both in acquisition and disposition of apartment buildings. Are you a purpose built apartment developer looking for an acquisition of the apartments with the best location in town? We have you covered.
The Big Challenge in Acquiring Apartment Buildings
The most significant challenge faced by growing companies in the Canadian apartment industry is a lack of apartments to acquire. For example, institutional buyers like to buy larger buildings and there simply aren’t that many available to buy in Canada. If a buyer wants to focus in on buildings of 200 units or more, he will find the following market: Ontario – 482 apartment buildings; Toronto – 176; Montreal – 103; Ottawa – 80; Hamilton – 31; Winnipeg – 13; Edmonton – 23; Calgary – 35; Vancouver – 25; and London – 18. As a result, larger owners need to move down-market and buy smaller buildings. With this in mind, we encourage our clients to buy in clusters, i.e. four 50-unit apartment buildings close together can be treated as one 200-unit complex.
What We Can Offer You
This section of our website is tailored to investors. Here, we offer you our expertise on the best and worst places to acquire apartments. You will learn more about our acquisition-side brokerage method, and how that puts you in the driver’s seat in getting the apartment property you want. If you are interested in investing in the purpose-built apartment industry, draw on our years of experience.
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Global Director Buildings
Mansoor Kazerouni is an Architect with over 27 years of experience and a significant portfolio of projects completed or underway across Canada, the United States, the UAE, Jordan and India. These include high density high-rise residential buildings, hotels, office, retail, institutional, and complex urban mixed-use developments. A number of these projects have been nominated for and received Urban Design and Architectural Design awards.
Mr. Kazerouni is the Global Director of Architecture at IBI Group, leading a team of over 1,400 Architects, designers and Engineers located in 60 offices worldwide.
Mr. Kazerouni has been a guest lecturer on the subject of architecture and mixed-use design at universities, conferences and various panels. He has also been interviewed on the subject by newspapers, architectural publications, television and other media.
Mr. Kazerouni's abilities and expertise in his field have been recognized by his appointment to the City of Mississauga's Urban Design Advisory Panel, the City of Markham’s Urban Design Advisory Panel and the City of Vaughan's Urban Design Advisory Panel. He is also a past Advisory Board Member of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the Ontario Association of Architects, the Alberta Association of Architects, the Nova Scotia Association of Architects, the Architects Licensing Board of Newfoundland and Labrador, and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He has testified as an expert witness at the Ontario Municipal Board and at Arbitration Hearings related to development sites.
Darryl McCullough CCIM SEC
Broker - Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty Inc., Brokerage
President - Crescent Equity Management Inc.
Since 1972, I have been given the opportunity to interact with seasoned partners and clients in structuring and organizing both simple and complex real estate transactions involving acquisition, disposition, finance, and consulting in Canada and throughout the United States. It has trained me to bring a unique, personal client-centered approach to each assignment, from simple to complex transactions and the diverse clientele who own them.
In 1984 I received the Certified Commercial Investment Member, CCIM, designation (www.ccim.com); an internationally recognized identity confirming amortized knowledge in the disciplines of investment, development etc.
Another prominent membership I thankfully am able to continue holding is with the U.S. based Society of Exchanges Counselors (www.secounselors.com). This organization shares my belief in pursuing and demonstrating problem solving techniques in the real estate industry based on proven principles of integrity, professionalism, and accountability. Through this organization I continue to dedicate myself to what is true in the discipline of real estate problem solving.
Technology coupled with a learned research and analytical skill set now allows me to carry out these functions with selected projects from my adopted Muskoka home.
I continue to maintain an ever changing “student” learning status not only related to the physical asset, but equal or more importantly, drawing out corporate/personal situations and objectives and then knitting together ultimate benefit packages based on creative solutions via time honoured formulas.