Avtar founded Premise Properties in 2012 and is responsible for its overall business including the origination and execution of long-term investment strategies and objectives.
Prior to establishing Premise Properties, Avtar spent over thirty years with Colliers International, most recently as Executive Vice President, National Investment Team. During his tenure, Avtar represented clients with particular focus on development and investment properties.
In addition to leading Premise Properties, Avtar currently holds four board positions with Aspen Properties, Morguard North American Residential REIT, Peterson and UBC Properties Trust.
Justin Pollard, CFA
Justin is responsible for the evaluation of acquisition opportunities and asset management of properties within our existing portfolio.
Prior to joining Premise Properties, Justin worked in commercial real estate brokerage at Colliers International where he was involved in the analysis, underwriting, and marketing of investment and development properties.
Justin earned a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Real Estate from the University of British Columbia and is a CFA Charterholder.
Jordan Williams, CPA, CA
Jordan is responsible for all accounting, tax, treasury and finance functions of the enterprise.
Prior to joining Premise in 2018, Jordan worked in public practice accounting for six years as an assurance manager, where he led audit engagements for privately held and publicly traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange.
Jordan graduated from UBC Sauder School of Business with Honours in 2011 and earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 2014.
Vanessa assists with the acquisition and asset management of properties through research, due diligence and financial modelling.
Prior to joining Premise, Vanessa worked at Altus Group as a research and valuation analyst and has appraised BC properties valued up to $300M+. She first began her career at a commercial real estate brokerage in 2016 in marketing and lease administration.
Vanessa is currently working towards her Post-Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation (PGCV) at the University of British Columbia, and is a Candidate Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. She earned her BBA (Hons) at Simon Fraser University.