UrbanStar Team

UrbanStar Team

Dean Gorenc BA, CHRP, AMP | CEO

Dean has over 10 years of senior management experience and holds a CHRP and AMP designation. The last two positions Dean held were in the private lending industry (CareVest Capital) as National Director of Sales for their sister company Canadian Horizons and in the land banking industry with Walton International. Strengths include fundraising, product development, dealing with investors and equity capital providers at an executive and board level. Dean has raised over $115 million in a wholesale and retail capacity during this time.

Dean is a graduate from the University of Calgary and prior to embarking on his career in real estate, he worked as an organizational, training and development specialist. He has specialized in start up companies, which have included Canadian Horizons, Westjet Airlines, ZIP Air, and Destina.ca. Dean also assisted several Executive teams with change management initiatives; the companies have included Halliburton and Air Canada.

Dean is also a Mortgage Broker operating his mortgage brokerage as UrbanStar Mortgages.

Peter Fournier President

Peter has over 15 years of senior management experience and his last two positions held were in the private lending industry (CareVest Capital) as National Sales Manager and as a Senior Account Manager. Peter’s strengths include fundraising, product development, dealing with investors and equity capital providers at an executive and board level. Peter has been involved in raising capital for various offerings including land banking, MIC’s and Syndicated Mortgages. During Peter’s tenure at CareVest Capital he managed a highly productive team that on a retail and wholesale level raised more $250 million for various types of security offerings across Canada.

Peter’s experience also includes being a Mortgage Agent and he has sourced numerous Commercial Mortgages and specialized in Residential Mortgages at Bridge Capital, a private mortgage provider.

Ashif MeraniBarrister & Solicitor

Ashif is the founder of Merani Reimer LLP, a boutique law firm which specializes in the areas of securities, corporate, tax law and intellectual property law. Ashif practices primarily corporate and securities law providing counsel to public and private issuers on mergers and acquisition transactions, debt, equity and flow-through financings, as well as asset and share purchase and sale transactions. Ashif has also provided counsel to TSX Venture listed capital pool companies, including completing initial public offerings and Qualifying Transactions. Ashif has provided counsel to clients in a diverse range of sectors, including industrial, manufacturing, technology, mining, land-development, retail pharmacies and professional services businesses.

Ashif was called to the Alberta Bar in 1998. Ashif received his LLB in 1997 and his B.A. in Political Science with a minor in History in 1994, both from the University of Calgary. In 1987, Ashif completed a Diploma in Cinema, Television, Stage and Radio Arts from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Ashif enjoys the many benefits of yoga and other activities with his family, including hiking in the mountains and traveling.

“UrbanStar Team: Originally private real estate investors themselves, their inspiration was to create a real estate based investment company that places the investor first.”
Dean Gorenc, CEO UrbanStar