Equium Group is a boutique real estate organization specializing in the investment, development and management of residential and commercial properties. Our clients range from high net worth individuals to multi-billion dollar private equity organizations.
Our organization is recognized by its stakeholders for its commitment to service and attention to detail. Equium Group’s team of dedicated professionals are known for their knowledge, expertise, professionalism and ‘out of the box’ problem solving abilities.
As real estate investors, developers and managers we understand the direct relationship between professional real estate management and the creation of long term value-add returns on investment. We believe in transparent and long lasting professional partnerships through the integration of an ESG platform combined with Sustainable Property Investment (SPI) strategies at the forefront of every investment.
In order to read the biographies of Equium Group’s senior management team, please click on their respective image below:
Broker and Managing Director
Nawaz Damji is the Broker and Managing Director of Equium Group, a fully integrated real estate investment company that specializes in the acquisition, development and investment of multifamily and secondary suite housing. Equium provides full service commercial, condominium and residential property management services, encompassing $200 million dollars in assets under management. Nawaz holds over 10 years of experience managing numerous downtown commercial office portfolios in progressively senior roles for Canada’s largest landlords and has managed over 12% of Calgary’s downtown office inventory as well as suburban office, retail, multifamily and industrial.
Nawaz completed his BComm in Finance from the Haskayne School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Calgary. In addition to running his company full-time, Nawaz also takes time to mentor young real estate professionals, providing insight and knowledge early in their careers.
Allan Deruelle brings over 10 years of facilities management experience to Equium Group. Allan has extensive experience within downtown and suburban office properties in addition to institutional and industrial facilities.
Allan is responsible for the mentorship, training and supervision of the facilities management staff in addition to annual budgeting and forecasting of operating and capital expenditures. Allan’s experience spans various segments of operations management including project management services consisting of tenant incentive allowance projects and leasing capital valued at over 20 million dollars.
His wealth of experience and knowledge was instrumental during Calgary’s 2013 flood and the 2014 downtown power outage by providing leadership to the city wide operations team.
Allan attended the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology where he completed his 4th Class Power Engineering Certificate and is currently enrolled in the Real Property Administrator (RPA) program from BOMI Canada.
General Manager of Property and Asset Management
Jonathan Lachance is the General Manager of Property and Asset Management at Equium Group. Jonathan Lachance brings over 13 years of progressive commercial real estate experience to Equium Group within the residential, office, retail and industrial asset classes. Since 2011, Jonathan has managed over 2 billion dollars in assets under management for both institutional and high net worth investors within the Calgary market. Jonathan is also recognized for his efforts within environmental stewardship by certifying over 2 million square feet of commercial property under the LEED EB and BOMA BESt green rating programs.
Jonathan has obtained his BAdmin with Distinction from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University as well as his MSc in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He holds several professional accreditations including the Real Property Administrator (RPA) and Facilities Management Administrator (FMA) designations and is a licensed associate from the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA).
Jonathan Lachance was recognized as Canada’s Top 30 under 30 Leaders in Sustainability. In addition, Mr. Lachance was recognized as one of North America’s Top 15 Real Estate Professionals under the age of 35 by the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).
Jonathan is a member of numerous industry associations including: the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), the Urban Land Institute, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).