January 30, 2019

Real Estate Industry Leaders Join Alate Partners Advisory Board

Alate Partners has created an advisory board that will play an important role in helping the company identify and scale the most promising real estate technology companies. Alate – which launched in 2018 through a partnership between Relay Ventures, Dream Unlimited (TSX: DRM), and Dream Office (TSX: D.UN) – is focused on accelerating the growth of technologies that enhance or augment how real estate is designed, built, and managed.The advisory board was established to better understand the needs of real estate owners, operators, builders, and customers, and to more accurately validate the utility and impact of smart real estate solutions. 

“Real estate companies continue to look for ways to incorporate technology that improves their operations and provides a better experience for those living and working in their properties. This newly formed advisory board of industry experts will come together to share their collective knowledge and accelerate the growth of real estate technology companies,” said Courtney Cooper, director of corporate development at Alate Partners. “Advisory board members will also have access to some of the most innovative entrepreneurs and solutions, and gain early insight into the latest trends and technologies shaping the future of real estate.”

The Alate advisory board is comprised of nine industry leaders that represent a diverse group of commercial and residential real estate and software companies with expertise in investment, development, asset management, operations, leasing, and technology.

  1. Mike Abramsky, former president, Argus Software
  2. Subhi Alsayed, Vice President, Sustainable Development, Mattamy
  3. Tim Aubrey, Executive Vice President, Customer, Product, and Innovation, Great Gulf
  4. Jeff Hull, President, Hullmark Developments
  5. Jonathan Fleischer, Executive Vice President, Operations, CAPREIT
  6. Stuart Lombard, Chief Executive Officer, ecobee
  7. Sean Menkes, Development Manager, Commercial, Menkes
  8. Aliyah Mohamed, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Real Estate, TD Securities
  9. Jonathan Pearce, Executive Vice President, Leasing, Ivanhoé Cambridge

“Alate’s advisors and partners are some of the largest and most innovative home builders and landlords in the country,” said John Albright, co-founder and managing partner at Relay Ventures. “Their deep industry expertise and relationships provide tremendous value to the entrepreneurs we work with and can help them achieve more rapid growth. We’ve already seen Lane and Arrive, Alate’s first two investments, benefit from these relationships and expand within our partners’ portfolios.”

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