Performance figures for each account are calculated using time weighted rate of returns on a daily basis. The Composite returns are calculated based on the asset-weighted monthly composite constituents based on beginning of month asset mix and include the reinvestment of all earnings as of the payment date. Composite returns are as follows:

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Alex Messina


Vice President, Acquisitions

Alex manages the acquisition of commercial real estate assets for Nicola Wealth.  With extensive underwriting and transaction experience, he is responsible for sourcing and negotiating the acquisition of commercial real estate assets, coordinating due diligence, as well as structuring joint venture partnerships. Over his career, Alex has participated in over $5.0 Billion of real estate transactions across North America.

Prior to joining Nicola Wealth, Alex worked in commercial real estate brokerage and as an appraiser at two leading international commercial real estate firms.  He brings a wealth of valuation experience across all asset classes and has completed assignments for institutional investors, pension funds, REITs and private investors.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours, specializing in Finance and Real Estate, from UBC’s Sauder School of Business.  He also completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation.  Alex is an active member of the Real Estate Institute of BC and previously served on their Board of Governors.

Alex and his family live on the North Shore. In his spare time, Alex enjoys travel, documentary films, cooking, spending time with his children, and cheering on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Alex currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.

Question & Answers

  • Best concert ever attended?

    Pearl Jam at the Gorge Amphitheatre

  • What would be your last meal?

    Pizzeria Farina's Finocchiona

  • Best wine?

    Achaval Ferrer’s Malbec, enjoyed at their vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina

  • Words my father taught me:

    Double check your work. And then triple check it. Get it right.

  • Best book to read on a long flight?

    Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (on a flight to India)

  • What is your favorite website to waste time on – I’m a real estate addict.