Edgar's vice-president of real estate finance, Jasmean Toor, was critical in the Vancouver-based company’s award-winning Mount Pleasant rental project: The Duke. Toor was involved in the site from its 2012 acquisition to its 2018 completion, helping lead it through the rezoning and development process.
Selected as one of Real Estate Professional Magazine’s 100 Elite Women in Real Estate in 2016, Toor has 15 years of industry experience, with expertise in many areas of real estate development, including project financing, feasibility analysis, acquisitions, dispositions and development management.
“I love working on something that I can see and touch, where I can directly impact its progress, being involved in many facets from the beginning stages when it is just some dirt on the ground through to a project’s completion,” Toor said. “Building high-quality homes for the communities we serve is extremely fulfilling.”
After gaining experience as a real estate analyst and mortgage underwriter, she joined Edgar Development, now rebranded simply as Edgar, as its manager of operations in 2011, and led the company’s operations through its startup phase.
She analyzed all potential acquisitions to determine purchase prices and conducted due diligence and market research. She also sourced, facilitated and closed project financing including land loans, construction loans and term debt.
Known for her ambition and confidence, and extensively involved in the community and real estate industry, Toor has held many board and volunteer positions. She has been a key part of CREW Vancouver since 2013 and became the local chapter’s president in 2017. Toor is on the City of Vancouver’s Board of Variance and was a board member for the Vancouver Canucks Alumni Association’s 50th Season Lunch.
To those pursuing a commercial real estate career Toor recommends that they surround themselves with encouraging mentors and role models.
“They will be imperative when things get tough, and they will,” she said.
Where you live now: Vancouver
Highest level of education: Bachelor of administrative and commercial studies, specialization in finance and accounting, Western University
Currently reading: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Currently listening to: “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston
When you were a kid, what you wanted to be when you grew up: Singer
Profession you would most like to try: Broadcast journalism, writer/author or talk show host
Toughest business or professional decision: Sticking to my guns on an HR decision even though I knew others disagreed with me and would not like it
Advice you would give the younger you: Get faster at making decisions, because there will be many to make
What’s left to do: Start a non-profit organization
“I love working on something that I can see and touch, where I can directly impact its progress, being involved in many facets from the beginning stages ... through to a project’s completion”
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