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 40 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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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 is in charge of investments and asset management. In the past Daniel worked with various private developers to source, underwrite, finance, manage, and execute multiple projects in southern Ontario. Prior to this, Daniel garnered a depth of portfolio managed real estate experience, first in commercial brokerage, then predominantly with a public REIT with investments in multiple Canadian markets. In this capacity, Daniel oversaw significant change to and management of the trust’s strategy and transformation of its $500M portfolio in role of de facto COO. Daniel holds a MBA (University of Toronto, Rotman), and is a registered real estate broker.

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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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Ryley Remme

Investments Analyst

Ryley joined TAKOL in 2016 as a University of Toronto graduate with experience in real estate capital markets and commercial lending. Through various roles, Ryley has underwritten commercial mortgages and construction financing in the $1M-$50M range, performed research on public REITs, and been involved as an activist investor in Canadian real estate companies.

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Susan Cummings


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

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Jonathan Grossman

Manager, Investment Accounting

Jonathan's many years of experience in real estate accounting are a welcome addition to the TAKOL team.

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Jonathan Tokiwa

Investment Analyst

Jon joined Takol Real Estate in 2020 as a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business. Jon supports the Investments team having completed a year as a commercial real estate broker, with previous experience working at a Toronto-based asset management firm and one of Canada’s largest REITs. As a licensed real estate salesperson, he also supports other business activities, including leasing, and business intelligence.