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 company that specializes in full service condominium, commercial and residential property management services. Through its Mutual Fund Trust and Limited Partnerships, Equium Group also acquires, develops and invests in multifamily and secondary suite assets. Nawaz holds over 14 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 facilities.
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 15 years of facilities management experience to Equium Group. Allan has extensive experience within downtown and suburban properties in addition to institutional and industrial facilities.
Allan is responsible for the mentorship, training, and supervision of the facilities management team 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 other capital valued at over 40 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.
Director of Property and Asset Management
Jonathan Lachance is the Director of Property and Asset Management at Equium Group. Jonathan brings over 14 years of progressive commercial real estate experience to Equium Group within the condominium, residential, office, retail, and industrial asset classes. Since 2011, Jonathan has overseen over 3 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 3 million square feet of property under the LEED EB and BOMA BESt green rating programs. In 2019, Jonathan led the first green certification of a condominium building under BOMA BESt which was published as a case study by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada.
Jonathan obtained a BAdmin with Distinction from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, in addition to a Postgraduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation from the University of British Columbia as well as an MSc in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford and is a licensed associate broker from the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA).
Jonathan was recognized as Canada’s Top 30 under 30 Leaders in Sustainability. In addition, Jonathan 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 (FRICS), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and sits on the Property Management Advisory Committee for the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA).