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Combining Expertise
in Real Assets and
Related Venture Capital

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Real Property

Acquiring and developing multi-family and commercial properties

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Venture Capital

Investing in technologies that benefit the built environment

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Vertically integrated contracting expertise

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Get to Know Us

Ayrshire (“Air-Shire”) meaning “Watercourse” or “Strong River”

We are an Alberta based investment management firm that has a focused strategy of investing in real property and related venture capital. Our firm originated in the late 1990’s as a family office for our Executive Chairman Phil Swift who is a co-founder of ARC Financial – Canada’s largest energy focused private equity firm.

Our family office heritage combined with career experience, acting as fiduciaries to large institutions, pension funds and endowments; enables a disciplined and well-informed perspective for allocating capital. We endeavour to bring institutional quality diligence, research, governance, and reporting to our stakeholders.

Our firm has a strong appetite for creating positive impact in our communities and underwrites investment opportunities relative to tangible economic, social, and environmental criteria.

Housing Impact Fund

Our Mission

To combat Canada’s housing crisis, by partnering with not-for-profits, community stakeholders, first nations communities, and government, to build mixed market affordable housing.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as Global Goals, are a set of 17 integrated and interrelated goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that humanity enjoys peace and prosperity by 2030.

While all 17 are important and interrelated, we have identified the specific SDGs and targets that our organization is prioritizing that support our mission.

Sustainable Development Goals

1 No poverty

10 Reduced inequalities

3 Good health and wellbeing

11 Sustainable cities and communities

7 Affordable and clean energy

13 Climate action

9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure

12 Responsible consumption and production

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Who is Ayrshire

Ayrshire is a group of people committed to each other, finding the best ideas, meticulous planning, careful execution, value creation and community engagement. By maximizing our intellectual capital, and through the careful investment of real capital, our goal is to generate exceptional risk adjusted returns and to improve the communities we engage through the work we do.

Meet the Team
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe