Adam Gant is a Canadian entrepreneur, author and thought leader who has studied housing finance extensively and imagined innovative new models of home ownership, including shared equity. His dedication to providing housing for families extends to charities focused on shelter, education and empowerment.
Adam Gant grew up in Kelowna, British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley.
He studied engineering physics at the University of British Columbia, where he also developed an interest in the fields of real estate and finance. This interest would eventually lead him to change his career plans and pursue opportunities in real estate development and investment.
In addition to his degree from the University of British Columbia, Adam Gant has attended an array of executive education programs, including “Mergers and Acquisitions” and “Financial Management” at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
He was a member of the class of 2011 EO Entrepreneurial Masters hosted by MIT at the Endicott College in Boston. This intensive entrepreneurial education showcased speakers and business owners from around the world. Adam Gant also became a CFA charter holder in the fall of 2022.
Adam Gant has a depth of experience across a range of real estate specialties, including residential, retail, office, industrial, hospitality, land development, and senior care.
He also has experience with both privately held real estate funds and public real estate investment vehicles. He has travelled around the world, from Southeast Asia and Singapore to Eastern Europe and looked at the housing models used in different countries.
Adam Gant learned a great deal from the challenges real estate professionals faced in the 2008-2009 credit crisis. During this time he completed extensive research on mortgage markets and housing across the globe, adapting the innovative approaches he discovered to North American markets.
Based on his new insights and growing expertise, Adam Gant began to emerge as a thought leader in the industry, known for his creative solutions to problems with the housing finance system. One of his unique housing fund structure and design concepts is “shared equity,” an idea he touched on in a book he authored, “A House Shared.”
Adam Gant takes a holistic approach to devising home financing solutions, taking into account how central bank strategies, immigration policy and market trends affect the ability of individuals and families to find affordable housing in Canada.
Today, Adam Gant serves as an advisor to multiple real estate groups, including REAfe Advisory, providing experience-based solutions to an array of clients. Adam Gant assists real estate businesses in their efforts to surmount obstacles, seize opportunities, streamline operations and boost cash flow.
REAfe Advisory provides guidance in all aspects of real estate acquisition, finance, development and management, including capital structuring and sourcing funding. From planning to execution, REAfe Advisory helps real estate companies achieve maximum value and liquidity.