Commercial real estate investing often requires significant capital, locking out most Canadians. This is why Land Baron exists. We are Canada's leading platform for decentralized investing in commercial real estate with investments starting as low as $500.
Working with experienced commercial real estate operators, Land Baron’s platform offers its users the opportunity to invest in shopping centres, office skyscrapers, rental apartment buildings and other mixed-use buildings in some of Canada’s most promising markets. Our platform is undergoing an Exempt Market Dealer registration under Canadian Securities Legislation.
Our first development partner is the Molnar Group. Since its establishment in 1969, the Molnar Group has built close to 6,000 homes across Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. In addition to family-oriented residential development, the Molnar Group maintains a portfolio of commercial properties in Washington State and Western Canada, including the prestigious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham.
For our first targeted commercial property offering, the Chahko Mika Mall, the Molnar Group is considering acquiring it at an accretive value. The strategy with this asset would be to release faltering retailers from their leases, recruit more in-person services as tenants, upgrade grocery and pharmacy footprints, and increase food options for visitors. We aim to sell the property when appropriate for significant gain with higher rent per square feet and cash flow, in which the gains will be distributed to unitholders who have invested through Land Baron’s platform.
Co-Founder, Gautam Lohia, is an entrepreneur at heart with broad international experience in the digital realm. He loves building technologies, teams and partnerships. Gautam also co-founded Apply Digital 3 years ago, prior to which he played an instrumental role in growing Blast Radius from a Vancouver-based digital agency to a global marketing firm as the Chief Technology Officer and EVP of Delivery. Working closely with high-profile clients and overseeing staff worldwide, Gautam was responsible for global operations, client management and technology strategy. He also co-founded QuickMobile, an industry leader in delivering mobile event platform.
As the Managing Director of the Molnar group, Dak runs the Commercial Shopping Centre division. He studied real estate, economics, and commerce, at the University of Western Ontario, UVIC, and BCIT. Three years after joining the Molnar group in 1995, he decided to branch out on his own, and joined Colliers international where he worked as a broker for 6 years, specializing in the acquisition and disposition of shopping centres and multi-family apartment buildings. Dak was a top performer during several of his years at Colliers, ranking in the top 50 in Canada in 2003 out of over 1500 brokers country-wide. In 2004, Dak left Colliers and started Balmoral Shopping Centres Ltd, a shopping center investment company.
Chief Operating Officer
Roohshan is an experienced senior software technology executive with a demonstrated history of 20+ years working in the IT industry. He is a strong Operations professional, skilled in building, managing, and growing high performing Customer Delivery and Services teams for SAAS companies. He has extensive experience managing development teams to build out technology based solutions, spanning the LAMP stack, including iOS & Android mobile development, utilizing Agile development methodologies.
Director of Product
Gautam has launched dozens of products spanning consumer applications to cameras. His applications have been featured by the New York Times, Apple, Wired Magazine, and Microsoft. Gautam previously served as VP of Product at IMAX Labs and Director of Product at Penguin Random House.
Nancy is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from the University of British Columbia. With over seven years of budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis experience, Nancy is able to utilize her knowledge to manage and oversee all financial aspects of development projects and investment portfolio.
Steve has over 25 years of marketing experience as an agency leader, a client, and a small business owner. He has worked with some of the worlds largest brands (HP Canada, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Starbucks and Nike). His goal is to help brands find and deliver that elusive engagement idea, concept or campaign that is truly net positive for their business as well as for their audiences. His specialities are in digital campaign strategy, channel planning, social media marketing strategy, mobile strategy, public engagement, CRM strategy, data mining, predictive modeling, segmentation, agency selection and management.
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*Cautionary Statement: Anticipated returns are estimates and do not represent guaranteed results. Expected performance is based on management’s expectations and could prove inaccurate as a result of one or more underlying assumptions proving incorrect. These assumptions include a robust commercial real estate market, continued economic growth generally, a consistent competitive environment, lack of changes to the regulatory environment, consistent and effective operation of the digital platform, and other known and unknown risks failing to materialize.