Meet the team

Get to know the people behind Almega.

Basem Hanna

Founder & CEO

Basem is a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits in both real estate and cannabis. Companies built by Basem include Almega Corp, TerrAscend (TER.CN) and TREC Brands. Basem’s draws on over 15 years of experience crossing multiple sectors including real estate, cannabis and capital markets.

Jodi Shpigel

COO

Jodi brings over 20 years of real estate experience, including executive leadership, team development and the execution of complex projects. Jodi has extensive experience in retail and mixed-use development, acquisitions, and leasing. Jodi has entitled over 12.5 Million square feet for future mixed-use developments and has delivered over 5 Million square feet of income producing developments; ranging in budgets from $5 Million to over $400 Million. She holds a Master of Science degree in Planning from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Urban Land Institute.

Adele Imrie

CFO

Adele has served as a senior financial executive for over 35 years in multi-use commercial real estate, P3 infrastructure project development and asset management. As assets under management grew from $66 Million to over $1.3 Billion, Adele has a successful track record of securing and managing complex, multi layered project debt/equity financings and operating bank facilities. . P3 projects included the Billy Bishop Pedestrian Tunnel, residences for York University and CAMH, and the refurbishment of 13 hotels for social assisted housing in B.C..

Spencer Shafran

VP, Acquisitions

As VP of Acquisitions, Spencer has lead acquisition and disposition efforts for $200 Million of assets under development and management, completed OPA and ZBA applications, sourced and negotiated $22 Million in financing facilities for land acquisitions, construction projects and stabilized assets. Spencer has lead development consultant teams, and construction projects through to substantial completion and occupancy.