Prior to joining First Avenue, Shamil worked in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at BMO Capital Markets. Working on some of Canada’s largest transactions in the real estate market, Shamil also managed the due diligence processes for various merger and acquisition transactions. Preceding BMO, he worked in the Advisory Group at the Toronto offices of Deloitte where he was responsible for advising domestic and international clients on business valuation matters related to tax, transaction, audit and accounting. Shamil holds an Honors Business Administration degree (with Distinction) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He enjoys playing soccer, golf, squash, dodgeball and exploring new cities around the world.