About Us

The Katalyst Real Estate Corp Team

 

Katalyst Real Estate Corp is a boutique Real Estate Investment, Development and Management firm, focused on opportunistic multi-residential and mixed-use rental redevelopment projects in several major and emerging Canadian markets with a focus on Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Katalyst currently owns and operates in municipalities including Hamilton, Edmonton, Barrie, Orillia and Toronto.

Investment Approach

Identify & Invest

Identify and invest in quality real estate projects which are strategically positioned to capitalize on local re-gentrification trends and are within a region benefiting from strong economic fundamentals supported by transit infrastructure.

Develop

Redevelop property to create value and maximize equity gains through increasing income, often via increased density, and by reducing future operating costs through smart design.

Manage

Manage assets in a way that will consistently increase valuation to deliver strong ROIs both near and long term.

Kunal Adhikari, B.Eng.

Founder and CEO

 

  • 15+ years proven track record as a successful real estate investor, developer and business owner
  • Consistently generated strong ROIs across various real estate investment types
  • 10+ years experience at Fortune 50 company
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Dalhousie University
  • Born and raised in Nova Scotia
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Ivan Rodriguez, B. Arch. Eng.

Director of Development & Construction

 

  • 20+ years of experience in real estate development and construction management
  • 11+ years experience at established developers such as the Kilmer Group and Fieldgate Homes
  • Notable Projects include:
  • 2015 PanAm Games Athlete’s Village ($700M)
  • ONRoute Service Centres ($300M)
  • Bachelor of Engineering and Architecture, Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • PMP, GSC and LEED Green Associate certifications
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William Hu, BA., MBA

Planning & Development Manager

 

  • 10+ years of experience in land use planning and development at a boutique urban planning consultancy and the Ontario government
  • Notable Projects include:
    • Redevelopment options for parcels of Heartland Town Centre on behalf of Orlando Corporation
    • Redevelopment and revitalization of office complex for Agellan Capital ($250M)
    • Studies and Recommendation Reports for the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) on streamlining the development approvals process in Ontario
  • MBA, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
  • Bachelor of Arts, Urban Economics & Social Geography, University of Toronto

Katalyst Real Estate Corp. (www.katalyst.ca) is a boutique real estate investment, development and management firm driven by a relentless search for high-yield investment opportunities in multi-residential and mixed-use redevelopment projects. We are headquartered in Toronto and focus our investments in the Greater Toronto Area.

 

Katalyst deploys a hands-on full-cycle approach to real estate investing. We seek out underutilized sites which are strategically positioned to capitalize on local re-gentrification trends supported by strong economic fundamentals. We identify upside potential and create redevelopment plans that push boundaries and generate breakthrough results. We structure these opportunities to attract equity capital from private investors and secure debt financing from our lender-partners. We engage a multitude of professionals from architects to engineers, and work together with the municipality to ensure that our projects will create lasting value in our communities. We are hands on throughout the construction process so we can deliver beautiful spaces that both residents and businesses can call home.

The Katalyst team is a highly skilled and diverse group reflecting the population of the Greater Toronto Area. We have seasoned project and property managers, and office and support staff many of whom are also real estate investors. We pride ourselves on our efficient use of technology in managing our business.

 

From its humble beginnings to its present state, Katalyst has established a proven track record. With our emphasis on creating and maintaining long-term relationships with our lender-partners, investors, real estate and other professionals, we have constructed the way for a future of continued success!

Experience & Projects Completed

160

Years Combined Real Estate Experience

301

Leases Negotiated

14

Years of Experience Working with Investors

32

Projects Completed

Completed Value Of Real Estate Projects

$197,000,000