Amar is the Founder & CEO of R2. He is responsible for strategic direction, business development, operations, and sits on R2 Board of Directors and Investment Committee. Amar has funded over $10 billion and underwritten over $30 billion of real estate during his career. Up until recently Amar was an Executive Vice President at JLL (formerly Jones Lang LaSalle), where he headed the Debt Capital Markets group. Amar has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and holds an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business. In 2014, he founded www.educate-kids.org; a charity that supports under privileged children in Developing countries. He also sits on the board of Commercial Real Estate Lenders Association (www.crela.ca) and is an advisor to National Crowd Funding Association of Canada.
R2 is a Bay street investment firm that deals in commercial real estate debt & equity securities. We have built an advanced technology portal using which the investors and financial advisors can purchase LP units (or Preferred shares) in development projects and income producing properties with targeted yields of anywhere between 12% to 35% per year. R2 provides an opportunity for investors to co-invest alongside with project sponsors and share in project profits. We are Canada’s first online marketplace that connects property owners with sources of capital (otherwise referred to as investors). For property owners, R2 is an investment firm and a leading capital raise platform that uses power of technology and traditional relationships to help them raise both debt and equity. To the investors (Retail and Institutional), R2 offers investments that meet our strict underwriting criteria, allowing them to invest in high quality projects that are managed by reputable sponsors. All under the auspices and regulatory framework of various provincial securities regulators.