50 Years of People,
Excellence and Growth

50 Years of People,
Excellence and Growth

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Founded in Hamilton in 1974, Fengate has grown to become a market leader, driven by a relentless focus on relationships, the pursuit of excellence, and visionary leadership.

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Beginnings

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Catalyst for
Growth

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A New Era
of Success

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Investors
in People

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Giving
Back

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Looking to
the Future

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Hamilton’s Visionary Son

From modest beginnings, Louis Serafini Sr. founded a real estate brokerage in Hamilton on the corner of Fennell and Gage avenues in 1974, a challenging period of economic transition for the city. By 1981, the company refocused into property management and set the foundation of what would become the market leader that is Fengate today.

Louis Serafini Sr
Our History
1953
  • Louis Serafini Sr. immigrates to Canada

Gentleman with a bowtie
1959
  • At the age of 18 he joins the Canadian Navy
Sailor
1974
  • Fengate is founded by Louis Serafini Sr. as a real estate brokerage and property management business in Hamilton, Ontario

Lou Sr.
1981
  • Louis Serafini Sr. establishes affordable housing division with the Hamilton Community Foundation and the Sons of Italy, developing over $150 million of affordable housing units

construction
1995
  • Fengate makes the decision to concentrate its business in the Greater Toronto Area

aerial shot of downtown Toronto
2000
  • Fengate launches Northgate Properties Inc., its first fund, investing in real estate on behalf of a group of high-net-worth investors

Man drawing on smart window
2005
  • Fengate appoints Lou Serafini Jr. as President and CEO

  • LPF Realty Inc. launches
Lou Serafini Jr with Sr
2006
  • Fengate establishes the LPF Infrastructure Fund LP, the firm’s first infrastructure fund

Energy Storage System Solar Panel
2009
  • Fengate begins expanding its investor base by adding a dozen new clients

Oakville Hospital
2010
  • The Fengate Community Foundation is created to support of numerous charitable organizations, now a $2+ million grant

Fengate Community Foundation logo
2011
  • Fengate establishes presence in Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver
2015
  • Fengate opens office in Oakville, Ontario

Fengte building
2016
  • Fengate opens main investment office in Toronto’s TD Centre

Building in TO finance region
2017
  • Fengate Private Equity is launched

  • Fengate introduces the annual Aiman Wolf Community Service Award, presented to an employee who has voluntarily given up their time to help those in need, or who has inspired others with their charitable contributions

  • Fengate opens first U.S. office, located in Houston, Texas

City by the river
2019
  • Fengate exceeds fundraising target and closes Fengate Core Infrastructure Fund III with $1.1 billion in capital commitments

  • Fengate staff from across North America came together to celebrate the first annual Louis Serafini Community Partnership Day

  • The Fengate Recreation Fund is announced, and The Serafini Family Ice & Splash Pad opens at the Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre in Hamilton

Community Day
Ice rink
2020
  • Fengate’s investor base continues to grow, as does its strategy in launching new products
  • Fengate Infrastructure Yield Fund launches

Ariel shot of city
2021
  • Fengate launches its ESG committee and EBID (equity, belonging, inclusion and diversity) Think Tank

  • Fengate becomes signatory for ILPA Diversity in Action initiative

  • Fengate Core Infrastructure Fund III is fully deployed, and Fengate Infrastructure Fund IV launches

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Martin Luther King visit
2022
  • Fengate establishes partnership with The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund and unveils Toronto Legacy Space

  • Fengate Real Estate strategically expands its portfolio with the creation of new products including the Fengate Multifamily Income Fund and the Fengate LPF Ventures Fund

  • Fengate launches LPF Ventures Fund

Native American art
2024
  • Fengate Private Equity and Weathervane Investments Announce Acquisition of Saco Foods, representing the first U.S. platform investment for Fengate Private Equity

  • Fengate Infrastructure closes a record $1.8 billion transaction for a majority stake in eStruxture Data Centers, the largest Canadian data center platform

eStruxture warehouse
  • Fengate marks its 50th anniversary.

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Thank You

As Fengate celebrates 50 incredible years, we look forward to more innovation and partnership, and delivering excellent investment results that fulfill more lives through the impact of our work.

Thank You

As Fengate celebrates 50 incredible years, we look forward to more innovation and partnership, and delivering excellent investment results that fulfill more lives through the impact of our work.