Raymond E. Drost
Raymond E. Drost
Ray is an advisor with Equitas Consultants Inc. and brings over 34 years of deep industry knowledge in real estate valuation, corporate finance, and advisory services working with clients across North America.
He has worked extensively with private clients involved in family and shareholder dispute matters both formally (i.e. Court appointment or expert witness in a court action) and more notably with a non-judicial approach.
At Equitas, Ray’s experience helps our clients privately negotiate settlements equitably and in a timely manner that enhances our clients’ experience to successfully and amicably move forward. His ability to work on assignments including financing, acquisitions and divestitures, valuations, and restructurings has benefited our clients in immeasurable ways. He has advised boards on valuation matters, including providing fairness opinions and have acted as expert witness on real estate matters.
Notably, on June 30, 2017, after almost 38 years, Ray retired from Ernst & Young (EY) where he had been the Canadian National Leader of EY’s Transaction and Real Estate Practice.
Ray is married to Teresa and they have 4 grown children. He lives at his home in the Muskoka area where he enjoys boating, fishing, building guitars and supporting local community activities.
Education, Professional designations, Awards
- Chartered Accountant (CA)
- Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP)
- Trustee in Bankruptcy
- FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 securities licenses
- Licensed real estate broker – Ontario and British Columbia
- Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto
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