EDMONTON, Alberta–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Edmonton-based real estate finance company and investment manager, KV Capital, is launching its new division, Real Estate Equity Partners, which will provide equity capital to experienced developers in Western Canada through joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Under the leadership of former President and CEO of Melcor Developments and Melcor REIT, Darin Rayburn, Real Estate Equity Partners strengthens KV Capital’s ability to deliver both value to the development community and growth opportunities. investment superior to its investors.
“We are excited to bring this solution to our clients and investors, and we couldn’t imagine doing it with anyone other than Darin at the helm,” said KV Capital CEO Aleem Virani. “Darin is on the next level. He is rightly highly respected in the North American real estate industry and we are very confident in the caliber of his leadership and ability to execute. Above all, we are excited to see the positive impact it has on the success of our clients and investors, our team members and the communities in which we operate.
Rayburn, who joins KV Capital’s ownership group, has over 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry and a proven track record in all facets of development and portfolio management. The company believes that all stakeholders will benefit from combining its experience and leadership with KV Capital’s platform, including its access to high-quality real estate investment opportunities and its expertise in areas such as advisory in debt, underwriting, lending and asset management.
“I’m always on the lookout for innovative opportunities to generate value – and this new vertical does just that by providing a much-needed Western Canada-based equity sponsor that sticks to its knitwear, focusing on markets we know intimately and where we have deep relationships,” said Darin Rayburn, president of KV Capital, Real Estate Equity Partners. “Our aspiration with this new line of business is simple: to play a meaningful role in building thriving and vibrant communities by making prudent investment decisions that help developers realize their vision and deliver superior returns to our investors. This is the work being done today by KV Capital via its debt platform – and we can now integrate an equity component into the table.
KV Capital now offers services in six distinct business units and has been recognized in the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s fastest growing companies for six consecutive years since 2015.
About KV Capital
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, KV Capital has grown rapidly since its inception, growing from a start-up in 2006 focused strictly on mortgage brokerage to a multifaceted financial services and investment company. Its businesses now include capital raising, commercial mortgage brokerage and lending, private equity investments and asset management.
Today, KV Capital has a portfolio of approximately $200 million of commercial mortgages under management; has originated, underwritten, administered and funded over $1 billion in commercial mortgage financing; and has access to an annual flow of commercial mortgage transactions in excess of approximately $2 billion.