Equiton partners with a university for real estate research

This partnership aims to revolutionize real estate investment understanding in Canada

Equiton partners with a university for real estate research

Equiton has announced its partnership with the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, as announced on Newswire Canada.

This collaboration is dedicated to fostering innovative research within Canada's real estate investment sphere. Spearheaded by Erkan Yönder, an associate professor specializing in real estate and finance, and in cooperation with Equiton, this research initiative is poised to introduce groundbreaking insights into the market.

Jason Roque, the CEO, and founder of Equiton, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “Fresh perspectives serve to benefit the entire industry, from major firms to average Canadians seeking a better understanding of alternative investments.”

He praised Yönder as a leader in his field, noting, “We couldn't ask for a better match.”

Yönder, whose research has spanned across Canada, the US, and Europe, is celebrated for his applied studies on the financial dynamics of real estate investment trusts (REITs), the application of machine learning in real estate, and the financial implications of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.

His notable achievement includes receiving the prestigious Nick Tyrrell Research Prize for his co-authored research on the effects of sustainable buildings on REIT portfolios.

Since its inception in 2015, Equiton has marked a significant growth trajectory, offering a variety of strategies centered around income-producing multi-residential and commercial properties, alongside several development projects across key markets.

The creation of the Equiton Research Fund in Real Estate at the John Molson School of Business illustrates Equiton's commitment to enhancing its investors' knowledge and understanding of real estate investments in Canada.

Aaron Pittman, senior vice president, head of Canadian institutional investments at Equiton, commented on the partnership, “Erkan has amassed an impressive body of research, and we are delighted to be collaborating with him and his team to advance the pursuit of academic scholarship on the Canadian real estate market.”

He further emphasized the importance of this initiative in providing investors with the latest insights to navigate the complexities of their decision-making process.

“Today's investors increasingly seek the latest insights to help navigate the expanding complexities of their decision-making process,” he remarked.

“We believe this initiative will shed new light on facets of Canadian real estate such as multi-residential properties, a resilient asset class that in our view represents significant opportunities for growth in the coming years.”