Real Estate Focused Since 1996
The origins of RFA (an acronym for Realty Financial Advisors) date back over 20 years to 1996 when the company began as a private real estate investment and asset management firm. Its initial focus was distressed real estate opportunities and mezzanine mortgage lending. The founders of RFA are Alan Pyle and Don Rodney, both of whom held senior lending positions at large Canadian financial institutions. Combined, they have more than 80 years of commercial real estate experience in Canada.
Over the years, RFA has grown and earned the trust and respect of numerous private investors, family offices, and investment funds, for whom we source and manage real-estate focused investments.
Throughout its history, RFA has been successful in developing, investing, and operating a variety of real estate businesses, from brick and mortar properties (including a growing retirement home business with over 2000 beds), to an energy retrofit financing company, to most recently a publically traded REIT (“Real Estate Investment Trust”) known as Nexus REIT, with a market cap of approximately $177 million and a portfolio consisting of 62 commercial properties currently valued at approximately $480 million.
RFA’s entrance into the residential lending market is a natural extension of the company’s mortgage experience, and is the next business being launched by RFA. For the past three years, our management team has been building a residential mortgage finance company for market debut in 2018.