The Victoria College Emerging Leader Award recognizes recent graduates, 40 years of age or under, who have excelled professionally or who have notable accomplishments in their professional work or volunteer service, such as community work, humanitarianism and philanthropy. Peter Politis is one of this year’s three recipients of the award with Erin Macpherson Vic 1T3 and Doyali Islam Vic 1T2.
Politis joined Greybrook Capital at the age of 21. Within a few years, he made partner and by 2004, Politis was named CEO of Greybrook Realty Partners. Thanks to Politis’ vision and leadership, Greybook is a rapidly growing real estate private equity firm. Politis saw an opportunity to grow the firm by offering individuals the ability to earn returns by partnering on an equity basis alongside top developers in the GTA and southern Florida. This innovative approach offered investors a unique way to passively invest on the same terms as the developer. The firm has now deployed over $1.2 billion in investor equity across more than 80 developments throughout North America. Politis, who specialized in economics and had minors in economic history and semiotics at Vic, says, “Being recognized by my alma mater brings me great pride. Always fostering a strong sense of community, Victoria College instilled in me the importance of relationships, community, collaboration and values that have guided my decisions and actions throughout my personal and professional life.” Politis also serves on the board of Blu Genes Foundation, a charity funding the advancement of gene therapy.