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Sebastian Gingerich
VP External

 Sebastian is a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student majoring in Business, Economics & Law and working towards his Real Estate Certificate. As a returning member of UARC External portfolio, Sebastian is excited to continue finding new ways to connect UARC members to the real estate industry and professionals. In his free time, Sebastian enjoys exercising and reading about current events. Currently Sebastian is on an education abroad program studying in the Netherlands.

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Spencer Chekerda
VP External

Spencer Chekerda is a fifth year Operations Management student who is also pursing the Real Estate Certificate at the University of Alberta. As an External Associate in UARC, he is eager to help connect industry professionals with students. Spencer became interested in real estate after listening to investing podcasts, ultimately convincing him to pursue a career in commercial real estate. He currently works as a student with the commercial Property Management team at Avison Young, learning various aspects of the operations of CRE. Outside of school, Spencer enjoys frequent trips to the mountains for hiking, skiing, and downhill mountain biking. 

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Jake Stephenson
External Associate

Jake is a fifth year student pursuing a major in finance and a minor in business economics. He is very passionate about anything to do with capital markets and has always had a keen interest in commercial real estate. Over the past few summers, Jake has worked closely with major industry partners on a few projects, and is very excited to be part of UARC this year to further develop his network and real-estate knowledge with the events team. When Jake is not studying or at school, he enjoys playing hockey, golfing, and skiing or snowboarding in the mountains. A fun fact about Jake is that he has been skiing since he was 3 years old!


Rahul Narayan
External Associate

Rahul is a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student with a major in Strategy and Management currently pursuing a real estate certificate. As an external associate, he is eager to connect students with corporate professionals to demonstrate that real estate is a great career path. Rahul realized that his passion for real estate stems from overall growth. Real estate is all about creating win-win situations whether it is a developer gaining a new asset, or a tenant getting the opportunity to open their small business. In Rahul’s free time, he enjoys coaching basketball and playing sports with his friends. He hopes to take advantage of UARC’s nurturing environment to explore new opportunities in the industry and pursue a career in real estate. 


Perrie Rai
External Associate

Perrie is currently pursuing his fourth year in BSc. Civil Engineering and is a licensed REALTOR® with Oakwyn Realty Ltd. (Based in Kelowna, BC). As an external associate, Perrie is excited to be the bridge between professionals and students who want to learn more about the world of real estate. Perrie’s passion for real estate started when he moved to Kelowna and learned about developing vacant land. With the assistance of his engineering background, Perrie is focused on finding his clients properties with lots of oppurtunity and potential growth. In his free time, Perrie enjoys reading, and trying new cafes. He hopes to use UARC’s networking and connections to build new future relationships including long lasting friendships, mentorships, and perspective business partnerships.

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Eric Reji
External Associate

Eric is a third-year finance major currently pursuing a Certificate in Real Estate. He is passionate about finance and has a growing interest in corporate real estate and property valuations. As part of the external team, Eric hopes to utilize his professional connections to expand UARC's partnerships with potential industry firms. Eric is eager to establish enduring relationships through UARC with like-minded students and professionals in all areas within real estate. Outside of school Eric enjoys investing, watching hockey, cricket, badminton, and spending time with friends and family.

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