law student in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Gobind Ahuja is a Juris Doctor Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. His focus is on corporate law with specific interests in commercial real estate law, capital formation, business development, and property development. Gobind obtained first and second year summer positions at a leading Canadian law firm, Aird & Berlis LLP, and will be returning to the firm as an articling student after completing his third year of law school. He currently serves as the President of the Osgoode Real Estate Law Association.
Gobind has over eight years of experience in the student housing and multi-residential real estate industry. He started his career by establishing a real estate investment, management and construction firm, RedStone Properties, with a focus on providing hands-off investment solutions to international investors seeking to capitalize on the Canadian student rental market. In this capacity, Gobind acquired and managed a portfolio of 72 units. He established progressive relationships with community stakeholders including university and college residence managers, municipal officials and compliance officers. Gobind also directed construction and renovation projects involving the conversion of single-family dwellings into student oriented multi-residential investment properties. He demonstrated an ability to improve existing properties, through strategic upgrades and repositioning, in order to maximize occupancy and revenue, and reduce operating expenses.
Throughout this time, Gobind has built a reputation with tenants and investors for providing high quality and affordable housing to students and young professionals. Client and tenant testimonials can be found on his company’s website at www.redstonecanada.com.
Prior to this, Gobind worked for an engineering firm specializing in municipal subdivision development and renewable energy projects. During this time, he served as a Site Supervisor on a large multi-phase residential subdivision development. In the past, Gobind also worked as a Junior Estimator for a construction firm where he played an integral role in the successful bidding of three government-tendered projects valued at over $12 million.
Gobind holds an advanced diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from St. Lawrence College and an Honours Business Administration Degree from Laurentian University.