Management Team

Peter Dhillon/Chief Executive Officer

Vancouver BC Canada
Born and raised in Vancouver British Columbia, Mr Dhillon comes with over 10 years experience in real estate marketing, planning, and ground up development.  As a top broker with Remax Commercial he has won a numerous amount of awards and received recognition for his high standard of ethical practice and industry expertise.  After recognizing exactly what the market thrives for, Peter began investing for himself & close friends using forms of syndication where he was quite successful with both longer and or shorter term investment strategies.  Peter has personally assisted with over a hundred million dollars in real estate transactions.  Peter has an in depth understanding of market conditions, trends, demands, & urban design nationwide both in Canada and the US.  Apart from his background in real estate and finance, Peter is responsible for implementing high-level and in depth strategies, making major corporate decisions, and directing the firms overall growth.

Mal Braich/Chief Operations Officer (NYC)

New York/New York USA
Born and raised in the Greater New York Area, Mr Braich is a 30 year seasoned vet in the field whom attended New York University (NYU) receiving a graduate degree in Construction Management & Real Estate Development.  Mal brings extensive experience in the construction and development of Residential/Office Buildings, Shopping Centers, Industrial Complex’s, and other Low to Mid Rise multi family projects.  Efficient and responsive, Mal is a senior real estate & development professional with a proven track record of success. He’s persistent and an innovative problem solver who thrives on challenges, excels under pressure, and gets the job done! Mal is confident, dedicated, and a resourceful team player who possesses outstanding interpersonal and communications skills. Mal holds current positions of Owner/President of Amalfi Development Inc, CEO of Hamilton Management LLC and is also a Partner in the structural/civil engineering firm Apex Group Inc.

Imran Husein/Chief Financial Officer

Toronto Ontario Canada
Imran brings an entrepreneurial practice with a background in investment banking. In the preliminary years of his career Imran was involved in the international logistics sector in which he ran a family founded business and thereafter moved to corporate and investment banking. He has worked in banks internationally including the UK and also has years of experience in asset management and private equity.  Imran has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and an MBA from the Warwick Business School (UK).

Dave Channa/Executive Vice President of Acquisitions

Vancouver BC Canada
Born in the UK yet raised in Vancouver, Dave brings a wealth of value to the Ascentus organization.  With his father & grandfather being reputable construction contractors Dave was practically raised on the job site.  Thereafter, Dave carried on into a world of finance joining Wells Fargo as a top lending specialist consolidating millions in loans within a two year period.  In 2010, Dave entered the world of Real Estate & by combining the two along with a vast experience in construction he was more capable than ever.  Dave has now been a top asset to the group for the past 6 years and is best known for his ability of getting things done within a timely manner.  Dave serves as the firms gatekeeper vetting any and all acquisitions.

Alex Chen/Vice President of Sales

Vancouver BC Canada
Mr. Chen has over 15 years of experience in various sectors in both Canada and China. He has diversified background in mining, energy, engineering, project management, information technology and e-commerce. He has previously worked with China based state owned enterprises, government agencies, private firms and large Canadian International firms. Prior to joining Ascentus, Mr. Chen worked for Rio Tinto as an Engineer based in Kitimat, BC. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Mr. Chen worked as an Advisor to the Ministry of Transportations & Infrastructure of British Columbia, Worley Parson.
Mr. Chen attended the Hunan University in Changsha, China where he received B.Sc in Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering(double major), followed by a Master’s of Engineering from University of British Columbia.

Jason Homa/Vice President of Acquisitions (NYC)

New York/New York USA
Born and raised in Manhattan Jason has spent a lifetime within New York’s City limits.  Jason brings his knowledge of the market and the historical anecdotes that only a local can share from experience.  He has gained valuable business acumen in commercial land & development.  Jason has been commended time after time for his high performance and for quality service, demonstrating a keen insight in his chosen profession of real estate consulting. Having taken part in years of multiple real estate acquisitions, sales, and development Jason has the utmost understanding of the due diligence process required. Mr Homa has excelled in this area and is best known for his ability to comprehend the process from beginning to end! Jason’s expertise fall into areas of research and analysis before the purchase and during the operation of our investments.

Lavanya Sareen/Vice President of Hospitality

Seattle Washington USA
With 17 years experience in the hospitality industry Lavanya brings a vast amount of experience and expertise to the group working with outfits such as the Marriott Group and Taj Hotels. Sareen holds a masters of business administration degree in finance from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Hotel Management. He has previously served as director of financial analysis for Continental Airlines, director of corporate strategy and business development for United Airlines, and currently holds a position of Managing Director of Investor Relations with Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.  Sareen will bring his years of hotel experience to this company along with overseeing asset financials. He serves just as another one of the many steps taken by this company to ensure sound investments.

Chris Hilliard/Vice President of Business Development

Vancouver BC Canada
Mr. Hilliard is the President and Director of LNG Direct Rail Ltd. The Company is planning a unique LNG manufacturing, transmission and export operation in British Columbia, Canada. Relatedly, Mr. Hilliard is the VP Finance of Adastra Energy Inc. He works with and advises other companies including MagPower Systems Inc., New Carolin Gold Corp, and Faircourt Asset Management. Mr. Hilliard has been active in the financial community since 1989 working with one of Canada’s premier investment dealers and then with a boutique investment manager.  Outside the office Mr. Hilliard is a member of Simon Fraser University’s 50th Anniversary Campaign Cabinet and SFU’s annual SFU Golf Tournament raising funds for the school’s NCAA golf teams. He also co-Chair’s the Vancouver Canucks Alumni Golf Classic. Hilliard acts as Vice President of Business Development and is in charge of Investor Relations.

Haroon Khan/Public & Corporate Relations Officer

Vancouver BC Canada
Haroon Khan is actively involved in the renewable energy sector, international corporate finance, healthcare, charity, philanthropy, and arts. With over 25 years of experience in real estate development and and demonstrated success Haroon is involved as a principal and at senior levels with a diverse portfolio of companies of which a few include:

Haroon maintains interests in technology, innovations, politics, philanthropy, journalism, broadcasting, the arts, international relations and finance.