WHO WE ARE
Barney River is a private real estate investment and management company based in Toronto, Canada.
Founded in 1981, Barney River pursues a strategy of acquiring properties in high barrier to entry locations that are able to deliver sustainable cash flows over the long term.
The Barney River portfolio consists of institutional caliber assets that currently total ~2,000 multi-family suites and ~2,000 hotel guestrooms, located primarily in the Greater Toronto Area. Barney River is an active asset manager of its portfolio.
Barney River acts as property manager for its multi-family properties and maintains a strategic relationship with Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International for management of its hotel properties.
4 Decades of creating and
Guiding Principles =
Commitment + Passion + Integrity
MEET OUR TEAM
Grace joined the Barney River Team in August 2017 and is the Executive Assistant to both the President and Executive Vice President, and is also Barney River's Office Manager.
Prior to joining Barney River, Grace completed her Master of Arts in Spanish & German at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Her expertise in language and communications ensures the office runs smoothly on a day to day basis and her experience working in Spain, Austria and Scotland brings an international flare to the office.
Diane Lu is the newest addition to Barney River, having joined the firm in January 2018 as Manager, Financial Reporting. Her role oversees the management and financial reporting of the property portfolio.
Diane holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation and has built her career over the last 10 years in the insurance and asset management industries in Toronto and London, UK.
Robert Sedore joined Barney River in 2018 and is responsible for leading the asset management platform for Barney River’s hotel and multi-family portfolio. Robert is also actively involved in identifying and underwriting new acquisitions, and investor relations.
Alex Klunowski joined Barney River in 2017 and is responsible for leading and directing the finance department. In addition, Alex maintains oversight of financial reporting, budgeting, audits, taxation and investor relations.
Over the past 10 years Alex has held various roles beginning his career in public accounting before entering the real-estate industry. Alex has held roles in both public and private-equity companies with experience in both Canadian and US markets.
Shams Tejani joined Barney River in 2013 and is responsible for leading the underwriting and execution of new investments. In addition, Shams maintains oversight for portfolio-wide asset management and capital structuring.
Over the past 11 years Shams has held various roles with both public and private real estate investment and development firms. Shams additionally spent the early part of his career with the strategy and planning division of one of Canada’s largest media companies.
Shaila Shivji is the Executive Vice President of Barney River. Shaila has over 24 years of experience in Management, Finance, Operations and New Developments. Shaila has been with Barney River since 2011 and provides leadership, direction and strategic planning to the Senior Management Team.
Prior to joining Barney River, Shaila was the Senior Vice President of New Developments and Operations for Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc.