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.
  • Director of Business Development

    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.”
  • Director of Mortgage Investments BC

    Jody Ivanick

    Jody joined AAREA in 2014. As Director of Mortgage Investments BC, 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 10 years. He graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
  • Consultant

    Micah Verceles

    Micah is a credit expert with over 15 years in the lending industry and professional experience covering credit analysis, underwriting, and private client advising. He previously worked as an underwriter at First National, a publicly traded lender with over $1-billion of assets under management. Subsequently he worked as a mortgage consultant for a private mortgage fund. He has funded in excess of $700-million in residential loans, advises direct private lenders and has a unique insight into private lending in Canada.

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