Marc Prefontaine

President

Marc Prefontaine joined the KV Capital team to lead the KV Real Estate Finance group.  Marc has over 17 years of full cycle experience in the Canadian Mortgage Banking/Brokerage industry that has included first hand expertise in underwriting, originating, adjudicating, servicing, account management and default management.  Marc has experience in structuring and sourcing various debt and equity structures including pari-pasu loans, A/B loans, club deals and structured finance deals. Marc served on the Board of a private MIC for 7 years and helped to create and chair their Lending Review Committee.

Aleem Virani | CA, CBV

Principal

Aleem Virani is a principal and co-founder of the companies within the KV corporate group and Kanvi Homes Inc. Since 2006, he has been engaged in all aspects of growing these businesses from startup ventures to the successful companies they are today. In addition to running his own businesses, throughout his career Aleem has been engaged in private company transactions as both an advisor (buy and sell side) and buyer. Before going into business with his partners, Aleem was the Controller for Trans Global Group of Companies (a subsidiary of the Brick Group Income Fund), and he also served as a business valuations and litigation support expert with Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, and as a public accountant at Deloitte.

Don Schultz

Senior Advisor

Don Schultz joined KV Real Estate Finance as a Senior Advisor to provide mentorship to the team and source new business opportunities for the KV group of companies. Don has a broad knowledge and experience in all aspects of the real estate market including financing commercial, industrial, land development, home builders, shopping centers and hospitality.

During his previous position Don was team lead of a highly experienced group of Alberta lenders and his team was recognized as a market leader originating, servicing and managing a book of over $4 Billion in real estate debt.
Over the years Don has been active in several organizations including the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, UDI as well as fund-raising organizations such as the Grant McEwen University Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Rosenau Mazankowski Heart Open.

Don’s interest include travelling, reading, spending time with grand children at the cottage, golf and visiting friends and associates.

Business Development

Jesse Warwa

Senior Director

Jesse Warwa joined KV Real Estate Finance as a Senior Director to work with KVRF’s clients in advising on real estate capital solutions for their businesses. Jesse brings with him over 10 years of banking experience in the commercial, private wealth, and real estate areas. Jesse has experience in managing a real estate portfolio of term, land and construction debt for a range of asset classes in excess of $375MM. Jesse also has broad experience in commercial banking where he managed a portfolio of $275MM in credit facilities and $100MM in deposits for his clients. Jesse has his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Lethbridge and is very involved local Edmonton community through his involvement in the Association for Corporate Growth, UDI and the Edmonton Food bank. Jesse enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding and the outdoors and has a passion for real estate, architecture and urban planning.

Underwriting

Derek Price

Senior Mortgage Underwriter

Derek Price joined KV Real Estate Finance as a Senior Underwriter to work with the business development team in structuring and underwriting real estate debt opportunities for our clients. Derek brings with him 8 years of real estate banking and underwriting experience previously working at Canadian Western Bank and Colliers.

Derek has been involved in structuring and underwriting loans in excess of $300MM and has managed a commercial portfolio in excess of $100MM.

Derek completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta where he was a student athlete and member of the U of A Golden Bears Men’s Hockey team; During Derek’s tenure with the team, they won a CIS National Championship.

Finance

Renee Kent

Chief Financial Officer

Renee Kent is a Chartered Accountant and holds the office of Chief Financial Officer of KV Mortgage Fund and KV Capital Inc., the private mortgage brokerage, Exempt Market Dealer, Restricted Portfolio Manager, Investment Fund Manager and real estate investment company that provides service to KV Mortgage Fund Inc.

Renee previously served as a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP where she provided assurance, operational effectiveness, and accounting services to clients covering a wide variety of industries, including entities that are publicly listed on the TSX and/or NYSE.Re

Harpreet Grewal

Assistant Controller

Harpreet Grewal is an Assistant Controller with KV Capital. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is currently working towards completing all three levels of the In-Depth Tax Program with CPA Canada. Prior to KV Capital, Harpreet worked with Grant Thornton as a Senior Accountant and transitioned to Senior Analyst in Tax. During her time off, Harpreet enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking.