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WHO we are

 

Specialized knowledge. Hands-on experience. Diversified talent. Insatiable drive. Award-winning expertise. That’s the TAKOL team. Our strong commitment to creating value, variety and velocity enables us to achieve consistent results for our stakeholders. It’s our primary mission. 

 

WHY work with us

 

50+ years of combined experience: asset management; architecture; finance; development; redevelopment; and property management. 

 

HOW we work

 

Our focus is to create value by optimizing physical workspaces to be functional and conducive to the business and the owners. This drives our real estate decisions and investments across all asset classes. Every investment is monitored, tracked and nurtured by a senior team empowered to lead and deliver premium risk-adjusted returns, customized portfolios and properly aligned capital. 

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Bianca Gornik

Investment Analyst

Bianca joined TAKOL in 2021 after graduating with high distinction from the University of Toronto. She has previous experience in commercial real estate analysis and is enthusiastic to gain exposure to the real estate investment process. Bianca is also a licensed real estate salesperson, and intends to further support TAKOL’s acquisitions through affiliate brokerage KOLT Realty Inc. In her spare time, Bianca enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her dog.

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Karan Patel

Project Coordinator

Having earned a M.Eng. (Civil Engineering) from Concordia University (Montreal), Karan has over four years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on ICI Projects (Industrial, Commercial, Institutional), Multi Unit Residential Buildings, Renovations, and Water Treatment Plants/Pump stations as an Assistant Project Manager and Estimator. He also has an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) designation from the Professional Engineers Ontario. Karan likes to be involved in constructability, concept/design, and financial parts of construction. In his spare time, he loves playing guitar and socializing.

 

Karan is fluent in English, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Susan Cummings

Controller

Raised in an entrepreneurial environment, Susan brings 20 years experience managing her own boutique back-office accounting firm which provides accounting services to brokerages, registered charities, private family offices and real estate partnerships (development and commercial real estate). Prior to this, Susan focused primarily in the commercial real estate sector for brokerages, development and property management companies; both large institutional firms (Cadillac Fairview, Royal LePage) and smaller entrepreneurial developers. She enjoys the co-ordination team efforts reporting for both the KOLT & TAKOL teams bringing strong inclusive communication skills to negotiations and collaboration projects with all parties.

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Charlton Kelly

Investment Analyst

Charlton joined TAKOL in 2021 as a graduate of St. Lawrence University (New York) with previous experience working in commercial leasing at a major commercial real estate brokerage in Toronto. Charlton supports TAKOL’s Investments team and as a licensed real estate salesperson (with KOLT Realty Inc.), he also supports other business activities, including business development and leasing.

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Salma Alradaddi

Junior Accountant

With TAKOL and affiliates KOLT Realty Inc, Brokerage and KOLT Management Inc., Salma works in the accounting department.  Salma enjoys working in our open concept offices and is very keen to learn more about the cool music coming from the team's Sonos sound system.

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Catherine Reeves

Office Manager & Transaction Manager

With over 26 years of sound real estate experience as a top-notch Office Administrator and Operations Manager, Catherine has accomplished a very successful record, creating and implementing business focused strategies that achieved her measurable career results in the industry. Her strong leadership skills, overseeing professionals, entrepreneurial teams and associates have resulted in her inspiring both salespeople and staff to deliver their best caliber of service.

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Takashi Yamashita

Principal - Development

Takashi is in charge of development and property management services. With over 20 years of real estate experience, he has a diverse background as an architect (Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Incorporated), a private equity developer (The Rose Corporation), and a commercial real estate lender (GE Capital Real Estate). Having served major public and private clients in the Toronto, London, Las Vegas, Berlin, Winnipeg, and Ottawa markets since 1995, Takashi now leads the Takol team of professionals in originating development, executing acquisitions, and implementing effective tenant solutions. Takashi holds a MBA (University of Toronto, Rotman, Dean's List), and a Master of Architecture (recipient of the American Institute of Architects Medal, Certificate of Merit). Takashi has a record of community engagement having served on national and local boards of art, cultural, and educational organizations for over two decades.

Daniel Kolber

Principal - Investments

Daniel has deep experience owning and managing real estate over his career. In recent years across numerous GTA sub-markets, Daniel has sourced, managed, and delivered many condominium conversion redevelopments totaling almost 600,000 SF of industrial properties, converting these assets into 170 condo units, with total project sales of well over $100 Million and delivering substantial returns to TAKOL and its partners.  He is also President and Broker of Record at TAKOL’s affiliate, KOLT, Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage, the real estate brokerage which handles all TAKOL’s sales and leasing.  As well, he is President of KOLT Management Inc., TAKOL’s affiliate property and condominium management company.  Daniel is married with two children and lives in Toronto.

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Neel Venugopal

Director - Asset Management

Neel has over 15 years of well-rounded real estate experience, from acquisition and disposition to everything in between including development, capital improvement, leasing and asset management. Neel has donned diversified roles such as, development manager, investment manager, leasing manager and director of asset and property management. In the asset manager role, Neel had managed over $300M in assets with a major retail REIT, $250M in industrial and office assets with a pension fund and over $250M in residential assets with private equity. Neel holds an MBA from University of Toronto’s Rotman school of Management and is a registered real estate salesperson in Ontario.

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Jonathan Grossman

Manager - Investment Accounting

With TAKOL since March 2020, Jonathan has been an invaluable addition to our finance team.  Jonathan's many years of experience in real estate accounting are a welcome addition to the TAKOL team.

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