Drew Koivu has more than 20 years of multi-residential real estate experience. Most recently, he served as Director of Real Estate in BMO Capital Markets Real Estate Group. There he was responsible for public and private financings, M&A and brokerage sales for all the major multi-residential REITS and Pension Funds in Canada. In the first quarter of 2013, Drew was instrumental in the initial public offering Milestone Apartment REIT. Milestone is the largest REIT listed on the TSX focused solely on the U.S. multi-residential sector. The REIT's portfolio consists of 53 multifamily garden-style residential properties comprised of 17,290 units that are located in 10 major metropolitan markets throughout the Southeast and Southwest U.S.
Previously, Drew was Vice President of the Apartment Group with Cushman & Wakefield LePage and was previously at CB Richard Ellis. In his career, he has been responsible for over $1.5 billion of investment sales. Drew started his career as a Systems Engineer with IBM Canada Ltd.
Drew has been personally investing in multi-residential properties in Canada and the U.S. for the past 20 years.
Drew holds a Master of Business Administration degree, specializing in Real Property, from the Schulich School of Business at York University and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, specializing in Industrial Engineering, from the University of Toronto where he was a member of the Dean's List.