Who We Are

First Ventures is a Toronto-based investor, manager and operator of residential real estate assets. We were founded in 2022 with a mission to disrupt the residential real estate sector by focusing on optimizing revenue and expenses through technology and innovative flexible, co-living offering. 

First Venture’s Investment Strategy

First Ventures

Harrington Housing

Nick Lee

Nick is responsible for investment management, portfolio management and investor relations.

Nick has over a decade of institutional real estate private equity experience, transacting over $2 billion of commercial real estate investments in the U.S. and Canada.

Nick has been actively investing in innovative co-living solutions through non-traditional real estate transactions.

Jonas Emre

Jonas is responsible for asset management, operations and business development.  He founded Harrington Housing in 2017 which has become one of the largest and profitable co-living companies globally with over 2,000 beds under management. 

Jonas is a lawyer by training, with experience in real estate and corporate transactions.

First Ventures is a Toronto-based investor, manager and operator of residential real estate assets.

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