About Us

Canadian Investment Services (CIS) was built on the belief that people need proper education and information about investment products and financial services, as well as unbiased access to all of these products and services.

CIS believes that the current model in todays world, whereby people are simply sold investment products by an investment advisor based on the investment license they may hold, is not in the clients’ best interests at all nor does it serve them very well.

The CIS approach is much different, we provide clients with proper education and information and help them navigate the myriad of investment and financial options to ensure they end up invested in the investment products they desire and deem suitable. At CIS, we proudly say that our clients are invested into investment products that they really want to be invested into.

Also, todays current model of investment and financial management does not really provide people with much access to real estate investments. At CIS we believe investors should have access to various types of different real estate related investment opportunities for their investment portfolios, such as real estate joint ventures, limited partnerships, owning your own rental property, direct private lending, FixNFlips, holding mortgages in RRSPs, rent-to-own opportunities etc etc.

Simply put, people just need the proper education and information followed by unbiased access to any and all of the investment products they may desire to fulfill their own investment goals.

Our Services

The CIS Team and Partners

CIS provides services in the areas of TAXES and INVESTMENTS, as well as ANCILLARY endeavors in the areas of financial services.

Executive Team

Gerry J. Hogenhout

CPA, CGA, CFP, AMP – Founding Principle

Gerry cut his teeth in the tax department at Deloitte and Touche Chartered Accountants before entering the investment world and eventually becoming the only Canadian to be licensed in all five of the different and separate regulated investment marketplaces (stocks/bonds, mutual funds, private equity, mortgages and insurance) while also holding a Chartered Professional Accountant designation. During his investment career Gerry has become a prominent real estate investor while creating many of the real estate investment structures offered within Canadian Investment Services. With this unique investment background, as well as a desire to ensure investment clients have their best interests properly served, Gerry became the founding principle of Canadian Investment Services.

Farid Kanji

Farid facilitates the business operations of Canadian Investment Services along with maintaining the computer systems for the organization. Farid is a computer management specialist with a long list of experience maintaining information systems within the banking and investment industry. Farid is also a Certified Project Manager as well as a Certified Quickbooks Online Specialist.

Dhiren Avaiya, CPA, CA

Dhiren is a Chartered Professional Accountant with an extension background in public accounting and accounting systems. Dhiren works within the tax department of Canadian Investment Services to provide his tax expertise to the CIS clientele.

Andrea Bailey

Canadian Immigration Consultant

Andrea is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) bringing a wealth of experience in the field of immigration, especially within the world of entrepreneurs and businesspersons seeking to access the North American
market. Andrea is also an investment-focused Realtor, and a real estate investor.


Sam Hogenhout

Tax Technician

Jaimin Patel

Tax Technician

Lazarus Kaona

Tax Technician

Support Staff

Andrew S. Adams

Legal Counsel

Shaun Chanderbahn

Building Projects Supervisor 

Thomas (TJ) Ainsborough

Apartment Acquisitions


Public Assets - Publicly Traded Stock Market Investments

MFDA – mutual funds

Lotus Capital

IIROC – stocks & bonds

Private Assets - Real Estate Related Investments

EMD – Private Equity

At CIS we internally create many different types of real estate related investment opportunities, such as:

  • Real estate joint ventures
  • Real estate limited partnerships
  • REITs (real estate income trusts)
  • Direct private lending
  • Owning your own rental properties
  • Real estate FixNFlips
  • Holding mortgages in your RRSPs
  • Real estate opportunity funds
  • Apartment building acquisitions


We deal with various mortgage agents and brokers to better help our client access mortgage funding.

We have created our own internal insurance division called CIS Risk Management Incorporated.


Our CAREER OPPORTUNITIES webpage outlines how financial professionals from various sectors within the financial community are welcomed to join CIS as ASSOCIATES while using the CIS investment platform to better serve their own clients.

Career Opportunities

Jude St-Fleur

Shehan McClelland

Cyndi Stone

Eva Panaguiton

Pouya Ghazavi