About

What We Do

We are creating Canada's first real estate investing platform, making it possible for everyone to buy fractions of properties across Canada. Build a custom portfolio, and sell anytime. We take care of the property management and the administrative work, so all you need to do is pick the properties that are right for you.

Our Commitments

We believe a more inclusive world is better for everyone. Our product increases accessibility to real estate, but we are committed to going further.

We have pledged 1% of our equity to the Upside Foundation. The Upside Foundation enables early-stage, high-growth companies to build social responsibility into their business by pledging equity to charity. Our pledge is part of building social impact into our DNA from day one.

Willow is committed to being part of the solution for affordable housing and sustainability. We are working to enable impact investments to bring private capital to affordable housing, including public-private partnerships.

We also understand the importance of being sustainability leaders. All new developments led by Willow will meet high sustainability standards, and Willow will review all properties for their environmental impact.


Our Team

Founders

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Logan Yergens CEO

Logan is the former Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Development for Canada’s largest digital asset network, prior to which he worked in equity research and portfolio management for traditional debt and equity security dealers. Logan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto.

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Mike Hibberd COO

Mike is a professional risk manager with experience managing a high growth startup. He worked at Chubb for over 6 years and is the former COO of Toronto fashion brand, Wuxly Movement. Mike is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a B.Com from McGill University.

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Ray Johannsson CTO

Ray has over 30 years of experience in software development, system design, product delivery, and team management. He has worked for early-stage startups, as well as large established organizations such as Dell and IBM. Ray has a B.SC in Computer Science from York University.

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Neville Joanes

Chief Compliance Officer

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Kevin Huynh

Chief Investment Officer

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Stephanie O'Mahoney

Vice President, Wealth Management

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Raphael Chow

Vice President, National Accounts & Institutional Distributions

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Arsh Singh

Director of Marketing

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George Olson

Chief Architect

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Robert Mariani

Corporate Development

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Susel Naranjo Vega

Marketing Specialist

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Megan Politeski

Customer Success

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Apurv Samant

Senior Software Developer

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Annie Saini

Senior Software Developer

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Shoaib Shaikh

Senior Software Developer

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Michael Jay Gruenstein

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

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Tim McKinnon

Director of Growth

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Jasmine

Corporate Culture

Advisors

Tyler Harden (Board Member)

Tyler is a Partner at Harden, a multi-generational real estate development company based out of Quebec. Tyler has expertise in the commercial, residential and industrial asset classes; specifically relating to acquisitions, development, leasing, construction and property management.

Matthew Spoke (Board Member)

Matthew is the Founder and CEO of The Open Application Network and Moves Financial. Matthew has extensive experience starting companies and provides invaluable advice on navigating the startup environment.

Andrew D'Souza

Andrew is the CEO and Co-founder of Clearco. He has raised hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital and is an adviser and investor to companies such as WealthSimple, Properly, and Tulip Retail. He was the president of Nymi, a wearable platform focused on identity and security and the COO of education startup, TopHat. Andrew has a degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Martin Liddell

Martin is the CFO of Starlight Investments, a real estate investment and asset management company that currently manages over $14.0 billion of direct real estate across Canada and the U.S. Martin has been at Starlight for almost ten years. Prior to Starlight, Martin was the Chief Financial Officer of True North Apartment REIT (TSX: TN.UN), Leisureworld Senior Care (TSX:LW.TO) and NBS Technologies Inc.

Tony Quattrin

Tony Quattrin is the Vice Chairman of the National Investment Team – Vancouver of CBRE Capital Markets. He has over 35 years of experience in the investment real estate business, focusing on significant investment-grade properties and major development sites across Western Canada. He is a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade, BOMA, NAIOP, AACIS and holds a B.Com from the University of British Columbia.

Kelly Gauthier

Kelly Gauthier is the President of Rally Assets. She leads the Impact Advisory practice where she works with a range of market-leading investors, foundations, and financial institutions to design and implement their approach to responsible and impact investing. She holds an MBA from the Rotman School of business and a M.Sc., Engineering from Queens University.

Jeffrey Berkowitz

Jeffrey is the President and founder of Aurora Realty Consultants. As a retail broker and tenant representative, he has worked with shopping malls, strip centres, ‘big box’ developments, lifestyle centres and street sites, as well as office, retail and entertainment projects. Jeff has undertaken assignments on every continent. He specializes in development strategy, retail site selection and negotiation.

Laura Johnson

Laura is a founding partner and Managing Director of Quadravest, an independent investment management firm that focuses on the creation of enhanced yield products for retail investors with 13 publicly traded investment products and over $2 billion in assets under management. Laura brings over 26 years of investment industry experience to Willow.

Steve Rosenberg

Steve has built and managed large-scale global software development organizations. He’s also been a successful technology company founder and holds a US patent for computer application monitoring. He currently acts as a technology and general management advisor to both startups and venture capitalists.

Michael Wekerle

Michael Wekerle is a Canadian merchant banker and television personality, best known for being an investor on the Canadian reality show Dragon’s Den. He is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and is a prominent member of the Canadian startup ecosystem.

Dahabo Ahmed-Omer

Dahabo is the Executive Director of the BlackNorth Initiative. Ms. Ahmed-Omer has been the recipient of notable awards, including the exceptional service within the Federal Public Service, the Canada150 Community Builder Award, the Hope Academy community contribution award, the Ottawa Black History Community Leadership Award, the top 100 under 40 Most Influential Person of African descent in support of United Nations decade and more recently, the Globe and Mail’s Inaugural Business Changemakers Award (2021) she was also named one of the 40 most influential women leaders in Canada by Bay St Bull.

Kevin Haverty Jr.

Kevin is an expert within the Canadian commercial, corporate, and institutional real estate space with over 30 years of experience, including senior leadership positions at Cresa, JLL, Bentall Kennedy, and Oxford Properties Group.