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The Team

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Brett Shaves


Brett has over 28 years of experience in the real estate industry covering corporate, development, finance, and syndication real estate. Newport Commercial Partners, owned by Brett since 2004, specializes in commercial and industrial property development in Arizona, California, and Hawaii. Over the last 15 years, Brett has specialized in syndication, entitlements, and development for residential, condo and multi-family homes completing over $250 million in transactions as principle. Brett has built a solid reputation for delivering quality projects on time and on budget.

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Troy Hildenbrand


Troy has over 22 years of experience as a CPA in both the United States and Canada.  During this time, Troy’s focus has been on providing CFO services to a wide range of clients in both countries.  Prior to accepting CFO positions with his clients, Troy held the position of Manager of Listed Issuer Services with the Toronto Stock Exchange.  The time spent with the Toronto Stock Exchange provided Troy with an invaluable learning experience in the public markets and other areas such as detailed exit strategies for the shareholders of these companies.

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Armin Martens


Armin has an impressive 30 years of experience in construction, development, and commercial real estate management. As the founding CEO of Artis REIT, Armin grew Artis from Zero to a $5 billion dollar portfolio of commercial properties in Canada and the USA, over a 15-year period. During Armin's tenure, Artis outperformed the TSX S&P and the TSX REIT Indexes. Over the last 4 years, Armin has partnered with Brett to make an incredible duo for Newport Commercial partners.

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