Peter Aghar is the President of Crux Capital Corporation, a value-add real estate investor and developer, and venture capital investor. Founded in 2013, the Crux vision is fewer investments, with better results and aligned relationships. Since 2013, Crux and its partners have purchased over 4 million square feet of commercial property and are participating in well over 1 million square feet of development, completing over $500M in transactions. Crux is responsive, unfiltered, curious and open to all property types, looking to make investments in platforms and value-add real estate investment and joint ventures between $5 million and $50 million.
Peter began his career in 1990 with General Electric in a series of finance roles, culminating as Managing Director of Institutional Accounts for GE Capital Real Estate. In 2002, Peter was a founding partner of KingSett Capital, Canada’s leading private equity real estate business. Peter has led more than 100 real estate investments with a total value in excess of $10 billion. Investments have covered virtually all product types: office, retail, industrial, apartments, condominiums and specialized assets (including senior living, healthcare, self-storage and temperature-controlled properties). Investments span across all major and secondary cities in Canada, as well as in the US, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
For Peter, it has always been about the challenge, the chance to be fully engaged and the opportunity to learn. And more than anything, it’s been about the fundamental need to both see and create value.
Peter is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with an Honours Mathematics Degree and is a CPA, CMA. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and participates on a variety of public and private boards, including Granite REIT (TSX: GRT.UN) and PRO REIT (TSXV: PRV-UN.V).