Abana Capital has built a reputation for excellence since our founding in 2010. In the intervening years, we have an eye on becoming Western Canada’s premier, full service private real estate investment house.
We’re guided by
principle and performance
Our guiding principle is maximizing the return for our investors. We achieve this through highly efficient capital deployment through superior fund performance and prudently using the right leverage while maintaining minimum overhead. We are a boutique investment firm, with access to highly unique, localized street market intelligence. We are also capable of considerable speed of execution due to our size and unique structure, which allows us to deliver returns not possible with institutional funds.
- Dedicated to Performance
- Disciplined in Action
- Driven by Process
- Guided by Experience
- Diversified in Risk
- Ideal Fit to Purpose
Board Of Advisors
Richard Bell, B.A., LL.B
Lawyer, Bell Alliance
Richard is a practicing lawyer and entrepreneur.
He is the owner of Bell Alliance Lawyers which has a team of 45 lawyers and support staff. In addition Richard is the co-founder and Executive Chair of Avesdo, a point of sale technology for presale real estate. Avesdo technology processes over $10 billion across the platform annually in Canada with expansion to the U.S. in 2018. He is also the co-founder of First Inheritance which finances inheritances and probate fees. First Inheritance is currently party to an LOI for sale to a Canadian financial institution. Previously Richard was the founding Chair of Invis, a Canadian mortgage broker and co-founder and President of Cervus Financial, a lender through the mortgage broker channel. In addition to his business activities Richard is active in his community. He is currently the Chair of the Arts Club, Director of Small Housing B.C. and an Ambassador for World Housing.
Jeremy Billan, CFA
Director, Growth Equity - Growth & Transition Capital Prairies
Jeremy spent the last decade at Tricor Pacific Capital, one of the largest private equity firms in Canada and a leading buyout firm in the mid-market in North America that manages close to $1 billion of committed capital, where he was involved in all aspects of the investment process, including deal execution, strategy development and portfolio management of its investee companies. At Tricor, he routinely worked with entrepreneurs to help create the long-term growth strategy for the business and execute on the transition from an entrepreneurial organization to a professionally managed company. In addition, Jeremy was an Observer on the Board of Directors of a number of manufacturing, specialty distribution and business services companies, including Avison Young, one of the largest independent commercial real estate brokerage businesses in North America.
Daniel Lai, CPA, CA
Partner, Smythe CPA
Having a natural talent with numbers, Daniel is primarily focused on providing accounting, assurance, tax planning and consulting services to private and public companies in various industries including real estate and construction, hospitality, technology and manufacturing. Within the Firm, Daniel is a member of the Real Estate and Construction Industry Group and Training Committee. Furthermore, he is active in student mentoring and development.
Daniel graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in accounting and finance. He joined Smythe in 2008 as a student and obtained his CA designation in 2011. His sources of inspiration are obtained far away from the office. Daniel’s active lifestyle includes playing hockey, basketball and volleyball.
Siamak Tehrani, M. Arch
President, Atti Group
Ever since graduating with a university degree in architecture Siamak Tehrani established his own construction company in early 1980’s. With both local and international experience through his company, Siamak has successfully managed countless development and construction projects in both commercial and residential sectors. He continued his career path in Canada as of 2003 career and established Atti Group in 2012. During this period, Siamak Tehrani has built a multi million construction and development company while managing over $100 million dollars in projects. Through every project, Siamak Tehrani harnesses a positive outlook towards challenges and ultimately delivers higher quality management and products each and every time.
Our commitment is solely to providing our clients with the utmost in transparency, coupled with unique real estate investment opportunities, including large projects traditionally inaccessible to private investors. Our dedication to maintaining a low overhead, combined with the tremendous agility offered by our nature as a boutique firm, ensures the ability to easily diversify real estate holdings and portfolios. We give our clients the ability to swim with the big fish in the world of finance without taking on the cost major firms can carry.
Our services or asset management capabilities ensure diversified options and balanced risk.
Prudent to sound investment options, Arman Tehrani’s keen eye for opportunities has proven to be unprecedented. Regardless of excess or scares supply of Real Estate properties, Arman is able to forecast far beyond ordinary eyes and make optimum project selections. With over a decade of experience in his field, identifying investment opportunities are further analyzed in great detail in order to establish the most accurate feasibility. Arman’s successful track record is testament to his unique perspective and strength in selecting premium investment projects.
Seeing beyond the matrix of numbers and market trends requires talent. Amin’s key role of monitoring the Real Estate Investment marketing and making appropriate financial decisions comes from years of corporate experience. With strong ties to wide network of financial institutions, Amin’s expertise in securing capital and managing transactions allows Abana Capital to be one of the most efficient investment firms in Vancouver.
Navid’s Entrepreneurial approach to establishing solid operational platforms gives Abana Capital the position of strength in every given market situation. With technical and strategic business background, harnessing the most effective tools is one of Navid’s highlighted abilities. Overseeing Management of Sales and translating complex financial information into simple and relatable presentations, Navid provides investors the opportunity to make better financial sense of their portfolio.
Erika Buzzolo joined Abana Capital as an accountant in 2017. She has over 14 years of book keeping experience combined. She prepares all the accounting work for Abana’s investment portfolio and plays a lead role in the preparation of audited financial statements, tax returns and investment reports and schedules to support financial reports to the board.
Sean Chan is a serial entrepreneur and has capital raising experience for more than 30 businesses. Holding advisory positions at multiple firms and 5 years of senior management experience at various ventures, he has helped many companies to fundraise and introduced to many accredited investors for. Sean’s entrepreneurial ventures namely EquitySoft Investments and BlueSeed Holdings has also provided him a unique insight into the world of private equity, pre-IPOs, venture capital, and the family office investment arena.
Ferial Ahwazi joined Abana Capital in 2017. Overseeing all the administrative functions in the office as an Executive Administrator. She directly handles all marketing and general administrative tasks. She has a diploma in Business Administration and over 4 years of administrative experience in a corporate environment.
Why Abana is different
One aspect that sets Abana Capital apart, other than our agility and boutique nature, is that we work only for our clients. We are dedicated to performing due diligence on each and every project to ascertain risk versus reward. Our dedication to personalized service and the fact that Abana Capital is highly localized further differentiate us in the industry.
Our focus & priorities
At Abana Capital, our focus is on providing our clients with proven, unique methods to grow wealth while limiting risk through innovative, unique investment vehicles. Our priority is always providing our clients with accurate information and the quality services needed not only for wealth building, but for peace of mind concerning their assets.