Paolo Abate Biography

CEO Haven Developments

Paolo graduated from the Schulich School of Business, York University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Finance Specialization. Exposed to the industry at a young age, he developed a passion for real estate. In 2006, he founded Union Capital Management (, a real estate finance and private mortgage investment brokerage.


Following its success, he began acquiring, financing, and developing residential and commercial properties in Toronto on his own accord under the HAVEN Developments banner and acts as its CEO (

Giving back, he co-founded Courage Canada, a national charity, is a Board Member of the DUKE Heights Business Improvement Association, and Campaign Cabinet Member of Humber River Regional Hospital Foundation.

Paolo is an active member of both the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals and the Independent Mortgage Brokers Association of Ontario; obtaining both his Canadian Professional Mortgage Agent (CPMA) and Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) designations.  Recently, Paolo was elected to sit on the Board of the Finch-West (York University Heights) Business Improvement Association (BIA), the largest in Canada.  He is also a frequent speaker, panelist and case competition judge at the Schulich School of Business and a Member of the Schulich Real Property Association.  Earlier in his career he was employed by, The Great-West Life Assurance Company, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and TD Canada Trust.

Social Entrepreneurship & Charitable Work

In 2008, Paolo Co-Founded Courage Canada, a national charity and not-for-profit organization. The organizations mission is to provide the opportunity for blind and visually impaired youth to develop skills and enjoy the game of hockey. Courage Canada seeks to instil leadership characteristics in youth such as courage, confidence, and sportsmanship both on and off the ice in communities across Canada. (
Paolo has supported Families for Children, Giant Steps, and the Canadian Cancer Society. He is a Member in good standing of Canada Company and has been a major donor to the Humber River Regional Hospital in support of Canada’s largest Hospital. He is a Campaign Cabinet Member of the Humber River Regional Hospital Foundation.
Paolo is an avid cyclist, enjoying both road and mountain biking. Paolo is a member of Team Revolution, a road cycling team raising funds for the Humber River Regional Hospital Foundation. Team Revolution has raised over $1,100,000 in support of the new Hospital.