About Nearctic

What sets us apart
Nearctic Culture

We build space

Space to grow a family or a business requires the right foundation, a foundation built on the experience, values and long term perspective of our people. At Nearctic we build space, but it is the investment in people, in values and in our relationships that create prosperity – in our properties, for our customers, our partners and for us.

Like our Alberta peers, we were fortunate to have considered an abundance of opportunities over the years. However, we chose to develop a dynamic, boutique firm and a conservative growth strategy. We opted to be selective to ensure our opportunities enjoyed the benefit of our exclusive resources and that we delivered consistently on our commitments.

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“Our entire staff, from outside workers to upper level management, are directly involved with the day-to-day business of Nearctic, working with, and helping, prospective buyers, tenants, and vendors.”

Patrick Adams, COO(in memory of)

Nearctic Team

David Kent, President _ Chief Executive Officer

David Kent

President and CEO

David Kent is the owner and President of the Nearctic Group. He was born in Vancouver, raised in Montreal, and is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick with a background in the British financial community. His work experience includes time in France and consulting work in China.
David has a proven track record of over 40 years in Western Canada as a developer and manager of multi-family homes, rental apartments, and a number of industrial, commercial and retail properties. Throughout, he has navigated Alberta’s dynamic economic environment with financial stability and consistently positive outcomes. Results - a present portfolio with well over 1 million square feet of commercial, industrial and residential real estate, currently valued in excess of $120 million. His success over the past 40 years has been built on a foundation of carefully selected quality real estate and professional property management.
He is past Vice-Chair of the University of Alberta Business Family Institute; Past Chair of Alberta Alpine and a Director of Alpine Canada, Past President of the Edmonton Club, and currently serves on the Art Gallery of Alberta, Executive Board and as Vice-Chair of Valour Place.
A proponent of giving-back to the community David has been a volunteer and supporter of various charitable organizations and has always encouraged his staff to do the same.

Sean McCulloughm Cheif Opertating Office

Sean McCullough

Chief Operating Officer

Sean joined Nearctic Property Group as Chief Operating Officer in 2019 with a 35 year track record in the real estate business. Sean developed a diverse business perspective and set of competencies having worked with both large national public entities as well as private entrepreneurial organizations. He is an outcome oriented real estate operations executive skilled in Leadership, Leasing, Construction, Acquisitions, Development, Finance & Asset Management of a wide range of property types including Apartments, Office, Retail, and Industrial Properties. Sean is driven by creating accountable performance based organizations and by realizing on opportunity in property development, redevelopment, restructuring.

Courtney Strong -VP Real Estate

Courtney Strong

Vice-President, Real Estate

Courtney joined Nearctic Group in October 2016 as the Vice President, Real Estate.
Courtney began her career at Avison Young in 1997 where she quickly became Director of Research – learning all facets of the industry. In 2001, she moved over to the Landlord side of the business and worked for Oxford Properties, responsible for leasing their downtown office portfolio of 2.5 million square feet.
From 2004 – 2008 she oversaw leasing for Westcorp Properties portfolio of commercial space. She was with Strategic Group from 2008 to 2016 where she held the positions of General Manager (overseeing all aspects of their Edmonton office including Leasing, Property Management, Operations and Construction) and Senior Director of Leasing. Courtney is passionate about real estate and the industry and brings to Nearctic a wealth of knowledge and relationships from her many years of service.
Courtney is a graduate of NAIT with diplomas in both Finance and Marketing.
Courtney is an active volunteer - for sixteen years she has taught the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) RPA Course of Leasing & Marketing for Property Managers on behalf of BOMA Edmonton. She also taught the “Economics of Staying in School” course through Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta. She has volunteered with SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue Society) in raising funds and supplies for animals in need.

Sagar Kohli, Controller

Sagar Kohli

Controller

Sagar became the Controller of Nearctic group in January 2018. In 2011, he began his career in property management working for Humford Management where he worked as project accountant for almost three years. He was responsible for a large and complex portfolio of properties and reported to management groups in both Canada and the USA. Here he gained exposure to full cycle property management accounting. Sagar then moved onto become the Financial Controller for Force Inspection Services. A company specializing in drill pipe inspection, repair, and storage. He led the accounting department from 2014 to 2018. He was able to apply various project analysis and forecasting techniques and restructured the accounting the department by introducing various process improvements. He was also heavily involved in the implementation of an ERP system and was the main point of contact for all IT related activity. Sagar graduated from the University of Alberta in 2010 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and minoring in Management of Information systems. He then pursued and achieved his CPA, CGA designation. Sagar is also comfortable using a wide variety of accounting software applications such as Yardi, QuickBooks, Excel and ACCPAC. Sagar brings almost eight years of progressively responsible accounting and finance experience to Nearctic Group.

Nearctic Community

We value family and community and show it with our contributions. We support our troops through involvement in Edmonton’s Valour Place, a support house for military and law-enforcement personnel requiring medical services. Members of our team have invested time chairing various community sport and cultural organizations. In support of our commitment to the communities in which we reside our staff quietly contribute to many charities through financial support and direct participation including Habitat for Humanity, Commissionaires, Boyle Street Community Services, Alberta Gallery of Art, City Affordable Housing Committees and many more through coaching youth hockey and soccer teams, and canvassing for community campaigns on issues that matter to us.

Industrial Listings

Whether you’re interested in your next warehouse property, a shop space, or an industrial space, we have properties that will fit all of your business needs. Choose from any of our currently available buildings. 

Residential Listings

Our residential listings are built with you in mind. We pride ourselves on our passion for quality, attention to detail, and artisan quality. We take pride in every last feature of our residential buildings.

Office & Retail Listings

We have commercial spaces, retail spaces, office spaces, or ideal combination spaces to suit what you are seeking in your next office/retail space, with all the features you need for your business.