The Regency Group is a privately-owned investment holding company with over $225 million in assets under management. Founded by its patriarch, Amir Ahamed, in 1983, the firm’s first investment was in an automotive dealership in North Vancouver, British Columbia. The firm now holds investments in an array of real estate development and income-producing investments, automotive retail assets as well as positions in both private and publicly-traded companies.
The Regency Group holds investments in both income-producing real estate assets as well as the development of real estate assets for both multi-family residential as well as commercial applications. We typically hold and manage strategic income producing assets for both our Automotive and Private Capital Divisions as well as select residential and commercial applications.
Our business started in the retail automotive industry and has evolved from a single point dealership to over 14 franchises at its peak. We have strategically divested from a number of those businesses for various reasons and Regency Auto now comprises four franchises across five locations including Lexus, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
Our Private Capital Division, BlueArck Private Equity, is focused on finding strategic investments in a diverse array of industries with funding available through debt, mezzanine or equity capital. Our investments are in both private and publicly-traded companies, primarily in special situations such as shareholder or management buyouts, recapitalization or divestiture transactions. Our venture funding arm provides capital to knowledge based industries.