OUR PEOPLE

TAKOL’s principals have specialized knowledge and years of hands on experience in architecture, finance, development, and asset management. For each investment, we have a senior, empowered, and accountable team leading the plan and delivering premium risk adjusted returns. Collectively, the principals have over 50 years of extensive experience in the industry serving tenants, partners, and investors.

​At TAKOL, we question whether conventional commercial office, flex, and industrial real estate optimizes conditions for user performance and company growth. TAKOL is different. We focus on how can we make our customers’ workspaces as functional, as accretive to their businesses and owners as possible. This drives our real estate decisions and investments across all of the asset classes with which we work.

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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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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 currently pursuing her real estate licence, and hopes 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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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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Susan Cummings

Controller

As our Controller, Susan provides years of finance and bookkeeping experience to TAKOL.

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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 a depth of portfolio managed real estate experience over his career. In recent years across numerous GTA sub-markets, Daniel has sourced, managed, and delivered half a dozen condominium conversion redevelopments totalling almost 500,000 SF of industrial properties, converting these assets into 130 condo units, with total project sales of over $100 Million and delivering substantial returns to TAKOL and its partners.  He is also the President and Broker of Record at TAKOL’s affiliate, KOLT Realty Inc, the real estate brokerage which handles all TAKOL’s sales and leasing, and he is President of KOLT Management Inc, TAKOL’s affiliate property and condominium management company.  He 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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