CGI Real Estate Investment is remaining an active investor through the pandemic. Despite the economic dislocation and market uncertainty, CGI is continuing to pursue new acquisitions and opportunities, and the company is maintaining its pre-pandemic strategy.

"Our investors have come to us in recent months saying that they have capital to deploy, and so we are in a position to acquire great properties for true market value and some distressed assets that we can bring value to," Kasia Mays as chief operating officer, tells "We are exploring every business opportunity, but we are ensuring that whatever we bring online continues to match the vision, the financial expectations and the growth of the company."

The company's investors continue to recognize the profitability of the firm's strategy, and particularly the firm's ability to remain nimble and think out-of-the-box. "We are fortunate that our investors recognize the profitability as well as the ability for the company to be able to pivot. We move fast and we are very fluid," says Mays. "We are fortunate to have a working team that has a sense of appreciation and can move in and out of a business strategy very quickly. We are very unconventional company when it comes to success and recognizing the entire investor chain."

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.