Leadership Team

Leadership Team

The team at AAREA includes a passionate group of professionals with industry experience covering real estate, capital markets, banking, private equity, and loan administration.

  • Founder

    Shannon August, CFA

    Shannon has always been fascinated by people. And she has always had a tendency for fewer, but deeper, relationships.

    “For me, it has always been a smaller number of stronger bonds,” she says. “That’s why the AAREA mission – what we focus on every day – is to build deep, enduring relationships that help our clients thrive, prosper, and achieve what matters to them.”

    Shannon has always had a deep commitment to personal achievement. It manifested at a young age as an interest in entrepreneurship and the freedom it brings – something she is devoted to giving AAREA clients.

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  • Private Lending

    Laura Adema, BBA

    Laura isn’t afraid to talk to anyone. Naturally gregarious, she sees her communication skills as essential to achieving our mission: We build deep, enduring relationships to help our clients thrive, prosper, and achieve what matters to them.

    “It’s so important to communicate with our clients and partners on their terms,” she says. “The aim is to be part of people’s lives, so they don’t feel like a number. We work with a relatively small group of sophisticated investors – and we want them to feel catered to.”

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  • Director of Operations

    Jasmina Ajanovic

    Jasmina’s role as Director of Operations at AAREA is characterized by her natural leadership and an unwavering commitment to operational excellence. She is instrumental in orchestrating all aspects of operations and mortgage administration at AAREA, including the implementation of agile procedures, fostering professional relationships, and ensuring accuracy and completeness in record-keeping.

    With over 14 years of banking experience under her belt, Jasmina brings a wealth of expertise to her role.

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  • Private Lending

    Jody Ivanick

    Jody joined AAREA in 2014. He is involved in all aspects of mortgage lending including mortgage origination, the structuring of mortgage investments, underwriting, and the ongoing administration of loans funded. Jody has worked in the mortgage industry for over 15 years. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

  • Jessica Yeung, CPA, CGA

    Jessica Yeung, a Private Mortgage Specialist at AAREA, brings to the table a wealth of industry knowledge from her twenty years in banking with major banks and a vast network she has cultivated over time. With expertise in residential and commercial real estate financing, Jessica is highly skilled at arranging private mortgages that meet the needs of all parties in the transaction. Her mantra in life is to “Make a Difference,” and she views her role as a vital link within the financial ecosystem.

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  • Founder

    Shannon August, CFA

    Shannon has always been fascinated by people. And she has always had a tendency for fewer, but deeper, relationships.

    “For me, it has always been a smaller number of stronger bonds,” she says. “That’s why the AAREA mission – what we focus on every day – is to build deep, enduring relationships that help our clients thrive, prosper, and achieve what matters to them.”

    Shannon has always had a deep commitment to personal achievement. It manifested at a young age as an interest in entrepreneurship and the freedom it brings – something she is devoted to giving AAREA clients.

    Continue
  • Private Lending

    Laura Adema, BBA

    Laura isn’t afraid to talk to anyone. Naturally gregarious, she sees her communication skills as essential to achieving our mission: We build deep, enduring relationships to help our clients thrive, prosper, and achieve what matters to them.

    “It’s so important to communicate with our clients and partners on their terms,” she says. “The aim is to be part of people’s lives, so they don’t feel like a number. We work with a relatively small group of sophisticated investors – and we want them to feel catered to.”

    Continue
  • Director of Operations

    Jasmina Ajanovic

    Jasmina’s role as Director of Operations at AAREA is characterized by her natural leadership and an unwavering commitment to operational excellence. She is instrumental in orchestrating all aspects of operations and mortgage administration at AAREA, including the implementation of agile procedures, fostering professional relationships, and ensuring accuracy and completeness in record-keeping.

    With over 14 years of banking experience under her belt, Jasmina brings a wealth of expertise to her role.

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  • Private Mortgage Specialist

    Kathryn Grant

    Kathryn has always been motivated by the drive to create and build. She completed her first real estate transaction at age 21 which led to a lifetime of real estate investing. This passion for real estate eventually led her to become a mortgage professional and later a private lender.

    “For me, it has always been about forming meaningful partnerships,” she says. “That’s why my mission at AAREA is to cultivate deep, enduring relationships that empower our clients and partners to prosper and achieve their goals.”

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  • Private Lending

    Jody Ivanick

    Jody joined AAREA in 2014. He is involved in all aspects of mortgage lending including mortgage origination, the structuring of mortgage investments, underwriting, and the ongoing administration of loans funded. Jody has worked in the mortgage industry for over 15 years. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

  • Jessica Yeung, CPA, CGA

    Jessica Yeung, a Private Mortgage Specialist at AAREA, brings to the table a wealth of industry knowledge from her twenty years in banking with major banks and a vast network she has cultivated over time. With expertise in residential and commercial real estate financing, Jessica is highly skilled at arranging private mortgages that meet the needs of all parties in the transaction. Her mantra in life is to “Make a Difference,” and she views her role as a vital link within the financial ecosystem.

    Continue

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