EDMONTON, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Edmonton-based real estate finance firm and investment manager, KV Capital, is launching its newest division, Real Estate Equity Partners, which will provide equity capital to experienced, western Canadian developers through joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Under the leadership of former President and CEO of Melcor Developments and Melcor REIT, Darin Rayburn, Real Estate Equity Partners enhances KV Capital’s ability to deliver both value to the development community and superior investment opportunities to its investors.
“We are thrilled to bring this solution to our clients and investors—and we couldn’t imagine doing so with anyone other than Darin at the helm,” says KV Capital’s CEO, Aleem Virani. “Darin is top tier. He is, quite deservedly, highly respected across North America’s real estate industry and we are very confident in the caliber of his leadership and ability to execute. Above all, we are excited to watch the positive impact he has on the success of our clients and investors, our team members and the communities in which we operate.”
Rayburn, who is joining the ownership group of KV Capital, has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and has a proven track record in all facets of development and portfolio management. The firm believes all stakeholders will benefit by the combination of his experience and leadership with KV Capital’s platform, including its access to high-quality real estate investment opportunities and expertise in areas like debt advisory, underwriting, lending and asset management.
“I’m always looking for innovative opportunities to drive value—and this new vertical does exactly that by providing a much-needed western Canadian based equity sponsor that sticks to its knitting, focusing on the markets we know intimately and where we have deep relationships, says KV Capital’s President, Real Estate Equity Partners, Darin Rayburn. “Our aspiration with this new business line is simple: play a meaningful role in building thriving, vibrant communities by making prudent investment decisions which help developers bring their vision to life and provide superior returns to our investors. This is the work being done today by KV Capital through its debt platform—and we can now bring an equity component into the picture.”
KV Capital now offers services across six distinct business units and has been recognized on the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s fastest growing companies for six consecutive years since 2015.
About KV Capital
Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, KV Capital has enjoyed rapid growth since its inception from a start-up venture in 2006 focused strictly on mortgage brokerage to a multi-faceted financial services and investment firm. Its operations now include capital raising, commercial mortgage brokerage and lending, private equity investments and asset management.
Today, KV Capital manages a portfolio with approximately $200M in commercial mortgages under management; has originated, underwritten, administered and funded over $1B in commercial mortgage financing; and has access to annual commercial mortgage deal flow in excess of approximately $2B.
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