History

Our firm began as a student housing property management firm managing a six bedroom house near Queen's University. Our founder, A.J. Keilty, created Varsity Communities in Kingston, Ontario when he was just 23 years old. From this small beginning in 2003 to now, our team has been on a mission to simplify the real estate experience for residents and investors by combining the highest quality locations, features and finishes with premium hospitality guest services. A.J. knows a thing or two about hospitality and what it takes to deliver memorable guest experiences. He grew up in a hotel, for more than two decades his parents were owners and operators of one of Ontario's Finest Inns, The Gananoque Inn & Spa. Through this upbringing he learned how it’s the small gestures of empathetic service that make the big difference for customers. 

It became evident that a new market was ripe for our disruption in mid-2010s; the management of not-for-profit condominium corporations. We created Alwington Communities to help condominium corporation boards across Ontario communicate better with their owners, residents, and vendors to provide careful financial stewardship of funds, deliver dynamic property performance, and finally, to support effective community building. Alwington now manages more than one hundred condominium corporations for thousands of unit owners across southern Ontario.

Originally formed in 2017 to allow our colleagues to hold equity in their businesses and own our real estate brands, Keilty Realty Corporation now also provides private equity real estate asset management services. As a general partner in several limited partnerships, we invest along side our limited partners in office and residential properties located in Eastern Ontario.

In 2019, to support the needs our our office tenants in new ways, Keilty Realty created Seaway Coworking, a 17,500 sq.ft. shared office community in downtown Kingston, Ontario. Students, freelancers, remote teams, and entire companies, experience community and office hospitality at Seaway Coworking and Keilty Realty Corporation office properties.

In 2020 our team launched Portsmouth Residential to provide institutional quality property management service to owners of single-family home portfolios and apartment communities. Portsmouth's first in Canada membership pricing model allows for new real estate investors to easily access high quality management, marketing, leasing and reporting services normally reserved only for institutional scale investors.

Today, our team continues to focus on making and managing real estate investments in southern Ontario. For our both our property management clients and co-investors work to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns on their real estate holdings.

If you would like to learn about becoming a property management client, please contact Connor.Patterson@Keilty.com. If you would like to learn about becoming limited partner in future real estate investments, please email your interest to InvestorCare@Keilty.com.