History

A.J. Keilty founded Varsity Communities in Kingston, Ontario when he was just 23 years old, and thus the inaugural Keilty Realty company was born. From humble beginnings in 2003 to now, the Varsity team has been on a mission to simplify the housing experience for students and their parents by combining the highest quality locations, features and finishes with premium hotel level guest services. A.J. knows a thing or two about hospitality and what it takes to deliver positive guest experiences. He grew up in the hotel business, for more than two decades his parents were owners and operators of one of Ontario's Finest Inns, The Gananoque Inn & Spa.  It was through this upbringing that he learned how it’s the small gestures of service that make the big difference in a guest’s stay. 

A.J. has been able to instil that important component of hospitality into each of the brands to come after Varsity Communities. As the team continued to grow throughout the student housing market, it was time for a new challenge; the condominium world. Alwington Communities is the condominium management firm powered by Keilty Realty. Alwington helps to successfully manage condo corporations across Ontario through careful financial stewardship, dynamic property performance, and effective community building.

The most recent venture taken by the Keilty Realty family comes in the form of a collection of co-working spaces, VentureClub. With 3 locations right in the heart of downtown Kingston Ontario, the VentureClub team has been able to successfully create spaces for every type of member; from students, to entire companies, all while keeping hospitality at the forefront of all that we do.

Stay tuned to see where our next project will lead us!