Founder and Executive Chairman: Peerage Capital Group
Miles S. Nadal is an international entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the founder of Peerage Capital Group, a private equity firm founded on the principle of “The Power of Human Capital.” Peerage has an outstanding track record of building businesses over the past 35 years, using a professional partnership model inspired by Miles. Through value-added services that enhance the sustainable, profitable growth rate of a partner organization, Peerage has had proven success in maximizing shareholder and enterprise value. Miles is also 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 construction of 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. Through his support of Harlem RBI, Miles has provided generous funding for high school and university scholarships that help students who are striving to become the entrepreneurs of the future. The boards of both Mt. Sinai Hospital and Baycrest Home for the Aged have benefited from Miles’ contributions as a director. He has also provided crucial resources to causes such as the Global Medical Relief Fund, Operation Smile, and the building of the Weizmann Institute’s Miles and Kelly Nadal Family Laboratory for Molecular Genetics. Miles was a principal contributor to the revitalization of Ayalon/Canada Park (Canada-Israel Park, known now as the Miles S. Nadal and Family Environmental Community). He is a recipient of the Harold Lederman Award for Volunteer and Philanthropic Leadership and was also named a Negev Honouree by the Jewish National Fund. Miles was named a “Top 40 Under 40” and won Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2012, Miles was inducted into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends. A frequent guest lecturer on entrepreneurship at schools and universities across the globe, Miles is also a frequent on-air contributor to CNBC, MSNBC, Fox Business News, and Bloomberg TV.
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.
Chief Executive Officer: Peerage Realty Partners
Gavin is at the helm of Peerage Realty Partners, the flagship entity for Peerage Capital’s growing North American residential real estate brokerage 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 overseeing 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.
Chief Growth Officer and President of Core Services
Scott Bunker is Chief Growth Officer and President of Core Services. He is also a Peerage Capital partner. Prior to joining Peerage, Scott was lead Executive of Strategy and Innovation at Boardwalk, a Calgary-based REIT.
A civil engineer with a degree from Queen’s University and an MBA from Schulich School of Business, he has experience as a successful entrepreneur, management and compensation consultant, as well as a driver of transformative strategic and growth initiatives in the real estate industry. His mandate is to generate organic growth in the Peerage Realty businesses by taking responsibility for expanding the footprint in the real estate services sector including mortgage, title, insurance, escrow, property management, home improvements, rental, warranty, and apartment rental preparation.
Accounting and Finance
Chief Financial Officer
Since 2007, Walter has served as a Senior Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Peerage Capital, where he is responsible for managing the risks of the company, as well as business strategy, financial planning and all reporting for Peerage and its Partner companies. He provides advice on various financing taxation issues. Prior to holding his current position, Walter was the CFO of MDC Partners’ Secure Products International Group and before that was VP, Finance of MDC Partners Inc. for 10 years.
Vice-President Finance, Peerage Realty Partners
Adam brings deep real estate and capital markets experience to Peerage. Most recently, he was the CFO at Bel-Alta Holdings, the real estate arm of a family office. Prior to that, he held senior roles in both fin-tech at Affirm Financial Services and Tricon Capital Group.
A graduate of the University of Toronto and Adam subsequently obtained a Masters of Management and Professional Accounting at the Rotman School of Management. He is a CPA (2012) and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Director of Finance.
Steven Grant oversees the financial strategy, accounting, and reporting functions for the Partner firms. A CPA and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Laurier University, Steven’s career has included senior roles at Deloitte, DREAM Asset Management, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, as well as the real estate private equity sector.
Carol Dela Cerna
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 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.
Brian recently joined Peerage as a Corporate Accountant, bringing with him more than 13 years of corporate accounting experience with a major condo developer . In addition to his corporate accounting background, Brian has a diversified experiences in the fields of taxation, auditing, internal control / compliance relating to regulatory issues such as foreign exchange and money laundering.
Senior Fund Accountant.
Isuru joined Peerage Capital in 2021, bringing his private equity accounting experience at Citco Fund Services. Previously, he supported the private banking unit of a major U.S.-based bank. He also gained expertise in capital markets as an investment research analyst at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. Isuru earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honours specialising in Finance from University of Colombo. He is a CFA Charterholder and an Associate member of CIMA (UK).
Corporate Tax Analyst.
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.
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.
Director, Client Services
Lisa is the Director of Client Services, a role in which she focuses on client needs and is in regular communication with the global Artemis client base. Before joining the Peerage family in January 2010, Lisa worked as an Associate Investment Advisor at CIBC Wood Gundy and as an Account Manager of the Prime Brokerage Group at CIBC World Markets. In 2018 she took on the additional role of Director of Philanthropic Programs and Initiatives at Peerage Capital. Lisa graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a commerce degree in 1989.
Corporate & Partner Communications
Deirdre McMurdy joined Peerage Capital as Vice-President, Corporate and Partner Communications in 2019. Prior to joining Peerage, she was a Principal in the country’s leading strategic communications firm, frequently supported CEOs and senior management teams in the capital markets sector. Deirdre has previously worked as a special adviser to a senior Cabinet minister in the Government of Canada and as a senior executive at a leading public policy research institute. Before that, she was an award-winning Canadian business journalist, working variously as business editor and program host at two national television networks, business editor and columnist at Maclean’s magazine as well as a reporter and columnist at the Globe and Mail and Financial Post.
Director of Corporate Development.
Corey joined the firm in early 2020. A CPA, he plays a key role in 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.
Associate, Corporate Development.
Austin joined Peerage 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) and is in his final year of Chartered Financial Analyst program.
Associate, Corporate Development.
Luis joins Peerage from the M&A transaction services and Assurance groups at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he gained experience working with both mid-market and large institutional clients. He is a CPA and an Honours graduate of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and is in his third year of studies for the Charter Financial Analyst designation.
Associate, Corporate Development.
Prior to joining Peerage as Associate, Corporate Development, Saj gained mergers and acquisitions transaction services experience on the buy and sell sides as a Senior Associate at BDO Canada. That role built upon his industry experience in the construction materials wholesaling, commodities and electrical contracting sectors, where his efforts were focused on financial due diligence mandates for private equity and strategic acquirers. A Memorial University graduate with an honour’s degree in economics and accounting, Saj is a CPA and has worked at Deloitte and PwC.
Executive Assistant to Miles Nadal.
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.
Executive Assistant To Miles Nadal..
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.
Adela joined the Peerage Capital team as concierge in 2019 and quickly transitioned to Office Administrator. In her current role, she supports the whole management team, ensuring that their day-to-day tasks run smoothly.
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.
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.
Director, Realtor Technology.
Adam Price brings over 14 years of Canadian and U.S. marketing management experience to Peerage Realty. Having served as Director of Marketing for one of Canada’s largest real estate franchise companies and Canada’s largest independent brokerage he is well versed in the development of marketing strategies that facilitate growth and increase brand awareness. Adam now focuses on marketing technology and assisting Peerage partner organizations with the adoption of new software and systems for operations, marketing, lead generation, recruiting, and retention.
Senior Partner & General Counsel.
Mike joined Peerage Capital in January 2016 as a Senior Partner and General Counsel with a mandate to oversee all legal, regulatory, and compliance matters affecting business operations within the Peerage family. Mike graduated from Western University with a B.Sc. in 1987 and an LL.B in 1990. In 2008, he attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Before arriving at Peerage, Mike was the COO at Aston Hill Financial, and also previously served as the Executive VP at Davis + Henderson; Executive VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at CI Financial Corp.; and as an Associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Senior Legal Counsel.
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.
Nicole de Larzac
Vice-President, Partner Growth.
Nicole works internally and with Peerage Realty partners to scope, prioritize and implement key strategic projects that focus on growth, innovation, and integration.
Nicole has an extensive background as a marketing strategy consultant, business coach and entrepreneur. In her career, she 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.
Real Estate Development
Director, Real Estate & Developments.
Dennis joined Peerage in 2016, bringing his credentials from the Schulich School of Business at York University from which he graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree specializing in Accounting and Finance. Dennis is also a CFA charterholder and a CPA. Before joining the Peerage team, Dennis worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and Toronto as a Senior Associate leading audits of asset management and technology clients. He also worked at Veritas Investment Research, where he was responsible for conducting market research, financial modelling, and drafting research reports.
Senior Financial Analyst.
Adeola joined Peerage Capital in 2020 from the Financial Advisory Division of Primera Africa Finance Group in Lagos, Nigeria. She also worked at KPMG Professional Services as a Senior Associate in the Deals Advisory Unit, providing M&A transactions support. In addition to her CPA designation, Adeola holds an MSc (Distinction) in Investment and Finance from Middlesex University in London, United Kingdom and a BSc (First Class Honours) in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.
Trevor has experience as financial analyst in the capital markets, mortgage, and asset management sectors. Most recently, he was on the real estate financial planning and analysis team at a Toronto-based private equity firm. Trevor obtained an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in 2014. He added a Masters of Real Estate and Infrastructure from Schulich School of Business at York University in 2020. At Peerage, he is focused on the fast-growing storage business, Vaultra.