About Peerage Realty

We are a professional network of passionate, high-performing entrepreneurs who collaborate closely to fulfill the ambitions and dreams of all our advisors and their clients in luxury residential markets across North America. In Canada, we are also the dominant pre-construction condominium sales and marketing force in the country.

Our ModelOur Team

A Note From

Gavin Swartzman

President & CEO, Peerage Realty Partners
Senior Partner Peerage Capital

At Peerage Realty Partners, we invest in the passion that drives entrepreneurs, because we are entrepreneurs ourselves. We get it.

In fact, our entrepreneurial instinct is what attracted us to the luxury real estate space in the first place.

It’s a business filled with high achievers who each have a strong, personal definition of success. These are people who come out of the gate knowing what they want to achieve for their clients and themselves – and how they want to go about it.

That’s where Peerage Realty Partners comes in.

We don’t acquire businesses; we partner with entrepreneurs. We respect the individual, the journey, and the process. We want to attract and retain the very best in the business.

We identify teams that share our values and demonstrate a record of success. We take time to listen, to get to know people, to understand what they want to accomplish for themselves and for their clients.

Working together, we consider the ins and outs of the local market as well as the tools best suited to optimize the talent and tenacity that drive results. Together, we assess emerging opportunities and how to best get in front of them.

Then, we join hands as partners.

Our partners become part of a strong, values-based community that includes top brands and experienced, best-in-class professional realtors in key markets across North America. They get access to the capital, technology, financial expertise, back office efficiency, and strategic advice that help accelerate the growth and profitability of their business – and the realization of their dreams.

Our Model

Our model is deeply rooted in the concept of true partnership.

We partner with the top talent in the luxury residential real estate and pre-construction condominium sectors and help make their entrepreneurial vision a reality. We invest in the ultimate sweet spot: the best brands in the best markets with the best – and most trusted – advisors.

Peerage Realty Partners customizes the full-service tools that drive success, equipping our advisors with the optimal mix of technology, training, capital, and data to serve their clients and grow their business – their way.

Here’s how it works.

We join forces with industry leaders across all facets of real estate services. Then, we provide them with the financial resources and strategic expertise that reinforce their ability to identify opportunities, drive operating efficiencies, dominate talent recruitment, and deploy the technology required to compete and win in a changing market.

Our Partners Receive

  Extensive Industry Experience

  Strategic Financial Support

  Full Service

  Geographic Expansion Opportunities

  Optimized Capital Structure

  Enhanced Operating Efficiencies

  Merger & Acquisition Support

Our Model

Our model is deeply rooted in the concept of true partnership.

We partner with the top talent in the luxury residential real estate and pre-construction condominium sectors and help make their entrepreneurial vision a reality. We invest in the ultimate sweet spot: the best brands in the best markets with the best – and most trusted – advisors.

Peerage Realty Partners customizes the full-service tools that drive success, equipping our advisors with the optimal mix of technology, training, capital, and data to serve their clients and grow their business – their way.

Here’s how it works.

We join forces with industry leaders across all facets of real estate services. Then, we provide them with the financial resources and strategic expertise that reinforce their ability to identify opportunities, drive operating efficiencies, dominate talent recruitment, and deploy the technology required to compete and win in a changing market.

Our Partners Receive

  Extensive Industry Experience

  Strategic Financial Support

  Full Service

  Geographic Expansion Opportunities

  Optimized Capital Structure

  Enhanced Operating Efficiencies

  Merger & Acquisition Support

Our Team

Peerage Realty Partners is powered by passionate entrepreneurs and backed by our team of industry experts.

Senior Leadership

Miles Nadal

Founder and Executive Chairman: Peerage Capital Group

Miles S. Nadal is an international entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the founder of Peerage Capital Group, a privately-owned, long-term investor committed to leveraging the power of human capital.

He is passionate about investing alongside other entrepreneurs, providing the resources to accelerate the growth of their businesses.

Over 35 years, Peerage has an outstanding track record of success using a professional partnership model inspired by Miles. Partners keep a stake in their enterprise and, together with Peerage, identify opportunities to expand their reach in key markets.

Miles is well-known for his support of important local and international community and charitable organizations. He provided the keystone gift for the rebuilding of Toronto’s Bloor Jewish Community Centre (now the Miles S. Nadal Jewish Community Centre), and his philanthropy is behind the Miles Nadal Heart Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, the Miles Nadal Maternal Cardiology Fellowship program, and the Miles and Kelly Nadal Youth Centre for the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs.

Other significant contributions to educational causes include the funding of York University’s Miles S. Nadal Management Centre in downtown Toronto and York’s Schulich School of Business; the Miles S. Nadal Institute for Technological Entrepreneurship at Tel Aviv University (where he currently sits on the board); and various Junior Achievement initiatives. He is a Founder of the Milken Centre for the Advancement of the American Dream.

In 2012, Miles was inducted into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends. He has been a guest lecturer on entrepreneurship at schools and universities across the globe, and been an on-air contributor to CNBC, MSNBC, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg TV.

Trevor Maunder

President & Chief Executive Officer: Peerage Capital Group

Trevor is President and Chief Executive Officer at Peerage Capital. With a Commerce degree from Queen’s University, Trevor began his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a CPA. There, he focused on transaction support for the telecom and media sectors before moving to MDC Partners Inc. At MDC, Trevor worked in the corporate development group where he led two restructurings, acted as a partner company CFO, oversaw the successful bidding and implementation of the Multi-Print III stamp contract awarded by the United States Postal Service, and assisted with acquisitions and due diligence. As CEO, Trevor oversees development and execution of the broad corporate strategy for Peerage, including the ongoing growth of all operating platforms including real estate services, asset management and self-storage.

Gavin Swartzman

President & Chief Executive Officer: Peerage Realty Partners
Senior Partner: Peerage Capital
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Gavin is at the helm of Peerage Realty Partners, the flagship entity for Peerage Capital’s full service North American luxury residential real estate services business. He is a CPA with a Masters accounting degree from Waterloo University and multifaceted, interdisciplinary career experience.

Gavin spent 10 years at MDC Partners Inc. as a managing director where his responsibilities included corporate strategic initiatives, such as business development, succession planning, financial management, and the oversight of agency portfolios, while also managing significant real estate ventures.

Before MDC, Gavin worked at First Asset Management Inc., transforming it into one of Canada’s largest independent asset management firms. Prior to these positions, Gavin held Senior Management roles at Pet Valu Inc. and Scott’s Hospitality Inc.

Tara Brown

President, Peerage Group Sotheby’s International Realty and Chief Growth Officer, Peerage Realty Partners
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Tara Brown serves as President, Peerage Group Sotheby’s International Realty and Chief Growth Officer, Peerage Realty Partners. In her role, she is responsible for overseeing the strategic vision, organizational management, and operational effectiveness of Peerage Group Sotheby’s International Realty throughout North America. Additionally, she oversees portfolio opportunities aimed at driving growth for Peerage Realty. Tara holds an MBA from Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and an Honors Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University.

With an extensive background spanning over 25 years of transformative leadership across diverse businesses and brands, Tara is an accomplished general manager, marketer, and innovator. She has a proven record of success accelerating growth and creating value in Fortune 500 and private equity companies. Most recently, she was Group Chief Marketing Officer at Maesa, a Bain Capital Portfolio company. Prior to this, Tara held executive leadership roles at Keurig Dr Pepper, Johnson & Johnson, and Procter & Gamble, where she successfully led portfolios at the local, regional, and global level over her two-decade career.

Shaun Alie

Chief Financial Officer
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Shaun Alie brings deep accounting and finance experience to Peerage Realty from his progressively senior roles at Enwave Energy, where he was Senior Vice-President of Finance and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment where he was Senior Director, Finance. He has corporate audit experience from his time at KPMG. Shaun received his CA/CPA designation in 2005.

Deirdre McMurdy

Chief Communications Officer
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Deirdre McMurdy joined Peerage Capital in 2019. She supports partner communications strategy and also oversees Peerage’s philanthropic activities.

Prior to joining Peerage, she was a principal in a leading strategic communications firm. Deirdre has previously worked as a special adviser to a senior Cabinet minister in the Government of Canada. Before that, she was an award-winning Canadian business columnist, journalist, and broadcaster.

Laurie Fainer

Chief People Officer
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Laurie is responsible for creating a people strategy and bringing leading practices that allow Peerage Realty to realize its growth plans, while still preserving an entrepreneurial and hands-on culture.

Laurie joins Peerage Realty from WatServ, a subsidiary of Brookfield, specializing in providing IT solutions, where she was Head of Human Resources. She has over 15 years of business and HR experience advising executives on corporate and people strategies. Laurie began her career in corporate training at Ernst & Young (EY) before moving into the. Human Capital Consulting Practice at Deloitte, where she focused on the human aspects of business transformation.

Senior Advisor

Budge Huskey

President and CEO, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Vice-Chairman, Peerage Realty Partners

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With over 38 years of experience building successful real estate companies, Budge Huskey is a recognized leader within the industry in both brokerage and franchising. As President and CEO of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, a leading affiliate in the Sotheby’s International Realty® global network, he oversees the company’s 38 offices and 1,300 sales professionals in Florida and North Carolina and led the firm in achieving a record-breaking US$10.7 billion (C$13.7 billion) in total sales volume in 2021. Prior to this role, he was the President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC. directing the global franchise organization. In 2015, Budge was ranked #10 among residential real estate’s 200 most powerful people in the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) and regularly appears on Inman’s list of the industry’s most influential. Over the years, Budge has served in various roles with the Realtor organization including, most recently, as a member of the Executive Committee for 2020-2021.

Accounting and Finance

Bram Maxwell

Director of Finance.
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Bram joined Peerage in 2023 with more than 12 years of experience in finance and accounting.

Prior to joining Peerage, he was the Director of Corporate Finance at Enwave Energy, one of the largest district energy companies in North America. He also has experience working in both the transaction advisory and assurance groups at Ernst & Young LLP and holds the CPA/CA and CBV designations.

He holds a Master of Management & Professional Accounting degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies degree from the University of Western Ontario.

 

Pooja Pathak

Manager of Finance.
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Pooja Pathak joins Peerage Realty as Manager of Finance. A 2023 CPA candidate, Pooja brings particular expertise in budgeting, financial planning and analysis, and forecasting. She holds a Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) and a Master of Commerce degree.

Catherine Liu

Tax Manager.
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Catherine supports the Peerage Finance team as Tax Manager. Most recently, Catherine was a US Tax Manager in various industries, and she brings nine years of experience to the team. She is a Canadian CPA and an IRS Enrolled Agent, with a Master of Management and Professional Accounting from the University of Toronto, Catherine has worked in progressively senior roles at Collins Barrow LLP, KPMG LLP, and Ernst and Young LLP.

Carol Dela Cerna

Corporate Controller.
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Carol joined Peerage Capital in 2017 moving into the role of Corporate Accountant in 2019. She oversees bookkeeping, reporting and analysis for Peerage and its corporate entities. A graduate of Seneca College’s Safety and Operations Aviation Program, Carol also holds a Bachelor of Aviation Management from Griffith University in Australia. She is currently working on her CPA designation.

Angeliki Dimopolous

Accountant.
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Angeliki brings her accounting expertise and fluency in three languages (English, French, Greek) to Peerage. She was formerly a senior account with Outdoor Gear Canada, and is now supporting all our business partners on an ongoing basis.

Lily Zhou

Corporate Tax Analyst.
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Lily is a CPA who graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto’s commerce program in 2009. Prior to joining Peerage, she was a project accountant at a large, Canadian real estate development company. Lily has also worked in private accounting practice honing her expertise on the tax front.

Shawn Cao

Corporate Accountant.
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Shawn brings Peerage a wealth of accounting experience across multiple industries including marketing, manufacturing, and services. He has a Masters of Accounting degree from Brock University and is currently a CPA candidate.

Business Development

Kelly Burke

Vice-President, Business Development

Kelly Burke joins Peerage Capital after spending just over five years in private equity with Regimen Equity Partners & Sculler Group, where he lead business development and fundraising activities.  His career has included origination and underwriting roles in international private banking and commercial finance at RBC and GE Capital respectively. He has also built an extensive network in both the single family office and private business owner communities.

Kelly holds a Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor.

Corporate Development

Corey Persiko

Director of Corporate Development.

Corey joined Peerage Realty in early 2020. A CPA, he plays a key role in the partnership investment process, including initial financial review and transaction execution. Corey deploys his audit and transaction advisory background which was developed at Ernst & Young to provide financial analysis to Peerage Realty’s partner companies. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University.

Austin Porter

Vice President, Corporate Development

Austin joined Peerage Realty from Crosbie & Company where he supported a number of transactions in his role as an M&A analyst. Prior to that, he worked as an analyst in the financial services sector. He graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours). He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Luis Prozzo

Vice President, Corporate Development

Luis joined Peerage Realty from the M&A transaction services and assurance groups at PricewaterhouseCoopers. There, he gained experience working with both mid-market and large institutional clients. He is a CPA and Chartered Financial Analyst with an Honours graduate of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Information Technology

Engin Ogut

Director, Information Technology.

Engin is the Director of Information Technology at Peerage Capital Canada and has been with the company since 2014 after a 15+ year tenure in the telecommunications industry. Engin brings with him a white glove approach and in-depth knowledge of operations and I.T management including a strong focus on cybersecurity and the integration of technology as a solution to any business needs. Engin is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys a variety of powersports in his spare time and is a professional musician and a hobby mechanic.

Human Resources

Stephanie MacKenzie

Human Resources Manager.

Stephanie supports all HR functions and operations, strategic planning, talent and change management, compensation and benefits across Peerage. She was most recently HR Business Partner at WatServ.

Legal

Craig Walton

Senior Legal Counsel.
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Craig gained significant in-house legal experience while working as Legal Counsel with North American Development Group and TD Bank, and as Director, Corporate Legal with Oxford Properties Group. He began his legal career with one of Canada’s preeminent business law firms, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Craig works closely with Peerage’s General Counsel, helping to oversee all legal, regulatory, and compliance matters affecting Peerage’s investment and operating business operations. He received his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2006.

Partner Growth

Dan Washington

Executive Vice-President, U.S. Core Services.

Dan has mandate is to lead the overall expansion and performance of Peerage Realty Partners’ growing mortgage, title and insurance businesses across the U.S.

He has deep experience in this field, joining Peerage Realty from a 15-year career at Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, most recently as Senior Vice-President, Sales. In that position, Dan oversaw all branch operations which included driving capture success in mortgage, title, home warranty, and insurance.

Dan is well placed to work closely with individual brokerage leaders in their respective markets to identify opportunities and to manage Peerage Realty’s new joint venture relationships as well as developing new ones.

Dan graduated with a BS from University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) and subsequently obtained an MBA from Ellis College in NYC.

Nicole de Larzac

Vice-President, Partner Growth.

Nicole works with Peerage Realty partners to scope, prioritize, and implement key strategic projects that focus on growth, innovation, and integration.

Nicole has worked with global brands, including Coca-Cola and Kraft Foods, as well as start-up businesses to solidify their marketing strategy, launch new products and services and accelerate their growth. As a successful entrepreneur, Nicole has launched product, service and e-learning businesses and has coached entrepreneurs to do the same.

Nicole has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honours) from Queen’s University.

Executive Support

Shani Mornan

Executive Assistant to Miles Nadal
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Shani supports Miles’ day-to-day business functions and high-level executive requirements and commitments. Within each internal division, her role is an extension of his business administrative reach, and she enjoys the many different responsibilities she manages daily. She is a 2012 Graduate of York University with an Honours Degree in Communications Studies.

Rebecca Shapero

Executive Assistant To Miles Nadal
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Rebecca joined the company in 2021 as Executive Assistant to Mr. Nadal. She is a highly capable, results-oriented, team player committed to delivering quality service and efficiency. Prior to joining Peerage, she was the personal assistant to Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Rebecca keeps busy outside of work by staying active at the gym, spending quality time with her two children and volunteering for various charities.

Laura Solmito

Administrative Assistant to Peerage Founder and Executive Chairman

Laura Solmito, who has a Business Management degree from Ryerson University, joined Peerage in 2021 as an administrative assistant. In that capacity, she assists the team with daily workplace functions.

Hala Kouefati

Concierge.

Hala Kouefati is the Concierge at Peerage Capital. She has management experience in the hospitality sector, and a background in event planning and photography. An active community volunteer, she holds a diploma in Conference and Events Planning.

The Power of Giving Back

Philanthropy is one of Peerage Realty Partners core values. We admire, encourage and support our partner’s and employees’ philanthropic efforts. Peerage Capital’s founder, Chairman and CEO Miles Nadal has made a life long commitment to inspire others through his philanthropic generosity. The single motivating factor behind Miles’ success is his desire to make a difference in the world. He is driven to help improve lives through his commitment to initiatives that strengthen communities, children’s welfare, health care, and education.

Community

Miles understands the impact that community services have on those who need it most. As a young boy, Miles was able to attend summer camp at the Bloor Street Jewish Community Centre thanks to the generosity of a sponsor, and his experience there is the inspiration for his strong support of community programs.

Children's Welfare

Miles’ childhood was positively influenced by those whose generosity gave him opportunities he otherwise wouldn’t have had. Providing safe spaces and access to programs that improve chances for success, Miles is devoted to bringing hope and opportunity to children and youth in communities around the world.

Education

Miles credits his mother with instilling in him the value of a good education. She worked so hard that somehow Miles’ brother, who went to podiatry school in the States, and Miles got an education. Always aware that he didn’t complete a formal post-secondary degree, Miles contributes to educational initiatives in honour of the values his mother taught him and as a way to respect that legacy.

Health Care

Miles’ 12 Principles of Partnership include partnering with people who have the human compassion gene. Giving time, talent, and treasure is something he feels is inherently important and that by supporting the researchers, doctors, and groundbreaking initiatives in health care is a way to honour those who provide the care and, of course, those who receive it.

Our Partnership Goes Beyond

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“As a parent company, Peerage Capital provides Peerage Realty with support, capital, ideas, and the values that are so fundamental to our partnership model.”

Todd Narlinger

Founder, Owner, Broker
Madison & Co. Properties

By partnering with Peerage Realty, we have been able to maintain our independence and distinct culture and identity, while benefitting from strategic support in a number of key areas. This has allowed us to grow and reinforce our business in ways that would otherwise have taken much longer.

“By partnering with Peerage Realty, we have been able to maintain our independence and distinct culture and identity, while benefitting from strategic support in a number of key areas. This has allowed us to grow and reinforce our business in ways that would otherwise have taken much longer.”

Todd Narlinger

Founder, Owner, Broker
Madison & Co. Properties

Case Studies

When we say, “We Invest in Passion,” we really, really mean it.

Of course, the organic growth of all Partner businesses is a perpetual priority. But Peerage Realty Partners has a keen eye for all opportunities, including the many benefits that accrue from a strategic acquisition or partnership in specific markets:

When it comes to investing in growth, Peerage Realty Partners is every bit as committed to ensuring that Partner companies have the best customized, client-focused tools and training for all their advisors:

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1325 Lawrence Avenue East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M3A 1C6

Peerage Realty Partners is a subsidiary of Peerage Capital Group.

1325 Lawrence Avenue East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M3A 1C6

Peerage Realty Partners is a subsidiary of Peerage Capital Group.