Shenoor Jadavji, President and Founder of Lotus Capital Corp, joins the podcast for this episode from the Vancouver Real Estate Forum. Lotus Capital Corp is a real estate investment and asset management firm based in Vancouver.
We hear a detailed history about Shenoor’s journey in real estate that led her to creating Lotus. She discusses how she expanded outside of Vancouver and why she is now focusing on the city. Shenoor also discusses the involvement of women in the real estate industry.
Topics covered include:
- Shenoor’s educational and entrepreneurial background.
- Recommendations from Shenoor of how municipalities can speed up their approval process.
- Ways that the media penalizes the development community.
- Expanding beyond Vancouver.
- Redeveloping a Honda dealership with a partner.
- Lotus’ first big deal that took place in Toronto.
- A strategic relationship that Lotus helped form in 2014.
- Focusing on multi-family units in Vancouver.
- The dwindling labour force and increased material costs.
- Initiatives that BC Housing is undertaking.
- Driving forces of the real estate market in Vancouver that makes it unique.
- Diversity in the industry.
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More about our guest:
Shenoor Jadavji is Founder and President of Lotus Capital. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm including capital sourcing and structuring value aligned joint venture investments. She brings 25 years of experience in real estate transactions totaling more than $2B across all real estate classes in major and secondary Canadian markets, as well as select U.S. markets.
Outside of her leadership role at Lotus Capital, Shenoor is an active and committed member of the community, and has served on numerous Boards. She is currently serving on the Multi-Generational Housing Advisory Board for the Ismaili Community which delivers affordable housing rental and owning options. She also spearheads an advisory committee for the Aga Khan University focused on developing income producing properties on AKU lands in Sub-Saharan Africa and Pakistan.