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Real Estate Developments & Investments

We tailor our real estate development services to our client’s needs. From finding the perfect location and finding investors to vertical construction and sales, we work with our clients from start to finish to create a seamless process that helps them effectively reach their goals and realize their vision. With our extensive experience in real estate development and suite of professional services, we offer clients peace of mind and a trusted partner when it comes their real estate development projects. No matter how big or small your project is, we can provide the leadership and resources needed to build successful and profitable developments.

Our Team

C.J Gavsie


CJ is currently CEO of Gavcap Properties Inc., which was started over 10 years ago. Gavcap is a mid-size multi-property development and investment company.

CJ worked a 24-year career in trading and sales within the capital markets areas of BMO, Citigroup and National Bank of Canada. During that period, he participated in various capital markets management roles. He was a co-chair in the RMB trading hub awarded to Canada.He has spent time working with North American, Chinese and European regulators, advising on currency policies and best practices. He has managed trading groups across the US, Canada, China and the UK.

CJ was part of the BMO Capital Markets Executive Committee as well as many other management and client facing roles with Global Institutional Investors, Corporate, and Commercial clients.

He has been a Co-Chair of BMO’s United Way Employee Giving campaign as well as several other charitable committees.

He holds a B.A, in Economics, from the University of Ottawa. CJ is also a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.d).

Ross Gilmore

President - Toronto

SCE Construction – Over the past 30 years Ross Gilmore with SCE Construction Management has discretely completed multi-million dollar dream homes, in Toronto’s finest neighborhoods. Our attention to form, functionality, and detail make SCE Construction Management a recognized leader among local Architects. With access to top quality trades, artists and fabricators, no design is out of your reach.

Domenic Santaguida

President - Ottawa

Domenic is an entrepreneur in the city of Ottawa with three very successful Italian restaurants. He built them from the ground up and they are now well known within the city. Over the years Domenic has gotten involved in the construction business. Contracting and managing numerous projects from small renovations to custom builds of high-end houses. He is an integral asset to the building process, and enjoys being involved from start to finish. He has a keen eye in what he would like to see develop and knows how to execute it in a timely manner. He enjoys the drive that comes from a blank slate to the finished product.

Valdemar Oliveira


As an Architectural Technologist with over 20 years’ experience in the low-rise residential construction industry, Valdemar brings a wealth of knowledge to the development and construction department of  Preeminent Developments Inc.

Along with his education as an Architectural Technologist, Valdemar holds a Gold Seal in Project Management, a Negotiations certificate from the University of Toronto and Tarion certifications.

Having spent most of his career leading low-rise residential construction projects from initial conception to planning, budgeting, scheduling, sub-trade sourcing, and contracts negotiation, Valdemar has 3 years experience in both high-rise and commercial construction.

Valdemar is involved on a daily basis with Preeminent Developments Inc. construction and planning / development department, where he is part of our team taking land acquisition right through to complete construction.

Jessica Cohen

Director, Business Development

Jessica worked at BMO for 2 years, starting in Administration and was promoted to the Executive Assistant role, supporting The Global Co-Head of Fixed Income, Commodities and Currencies.

She was involved in various committees at BMO Capital Markets such as The Social Committee to organize and plan events as well as one of the United Way Ambassador for the Trade Floor.

Jessica holds a B.A in Sociology from the University of Guelph.

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