Adrian Jonklaas, Finance Expert in Vancouver, BC, Canada
Adrian Jonklaas

Finance Expert in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Member since February 6, 2020
Adrian is an experienced entrepreneur and consultant with deep expertise in real estate development and startups. He has advised on projects worth $10+ billion in aggregate, bringing to bear his broad experience in business strategy, planning, and feasibility analysis across real estate, hospitality, tourism, retail, F&B, education, ICT, and entertainment. As a freelancer, Adrian enjoys helping clients with market research, planning, financial modeling, corporate finance, and fundraising.
Adrian is now available for hire

Career Highlights


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  • CEO

    2018 - PRESENT
    JAI Advisory Inc.
    • Built the asset management model for a five-square kilometer, light-industrial, special economic zone comprising 500+ plots of land for lease and sale.
    • Built the pro forma financial model for and advised on a prepaid card that paid out rewards in cryptocurrency for the indigenous community.
    • Assisted a game development studio to evaluate the use of blockchain to store virtual assets. Prepared the pitch deck and other investor materials.
    • Prepared grant applications for an industrial research and development company.
    • Provided corporate development advisory to source strategic partnerships; for example, with a banking and technology R&D partner.
    Focus areas: Real Estate Development, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Corporate Finance, Startups, Startup Funding, High-tech Startups, Early-stage Startups, Early-stage Venture Capital, Venture Funding, Blockchain Consulting, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Blockchain Platforms, Financial Model Auditing, Business Advisory, Management Consulting, Modeling, White Papers, Consulting, Feasibility Studies, Business Feasibilities, Market Research, Startup Consultation, Lean Canvas, Lean Startups, Valuation
  • Chief Financial Officer

    2017 - 2018
    Finhaven Technology Inc.
    • Led the strategic acquisition of a blockchain technology startup to secure both their technology and their team.
    • Spearheaded the investments into several early-stage technology companies including deal sourcing, due diligence, deal document review, negotiation, and closing.
    • Supported the CEO in raising a $1.1 million Series Seed round and $5.1 million Series A round. Developed investor materials and deal documents and prepared the data room.
    • Prepared a business plan and pitch deck with pro forma financial statements for the investor materials.
    • Established and defended the valuation of the company and prepared the quarterly and annual financial statements.
    • Prepared monthly operating budgets and conducted variance analysis of actuals versus budget.
    • Managed the treasury function to optimize short-term returns while maintaining sufficient liquid working capital.
    • Advised startups that raised $60 million in early-stage funding.
    • Supported the local entrepreneur and angel investment community. Reviewed dozens of pitch decks formally and informally. Personally invested over $100,000 in several startups.
    • Handled investor relations and corporate communications pre- and post-fundraise.
    Focus areas: Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Business Planning, Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Fundraising
  • Director of Consulting

    2007 - 2015
    • Oversaw the consulting service delivery team of 10 on 100+ advisory and business planning projects. We conducted feasibility work on $10+ billion in projects and served world-class clients such as Aramco and the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court.
    • Advised on strategic projects across industries and countries in the EMEA region: hotels, spas, tourism destinations, sports facilities, arenas, residential developments, business parks, shopping malls, F&B, higher education, healthcare, technology.
    • Developed an asset management service line targeting family offices with portfolios of real estate assets and extensive land banks.
    • Successfully competed against Big Four and top strategy consultants in winning multimillions of dollars of advisory work per year.
    • Project managed the pre-concept master planning team for the prestigious $3.3 billion Yas Bay project next to the Abu Dhabi F1 race track.
    • Co-developed the quality assurance checklists used by PKF worldwide on market and financial feasibility models.
    • Co-created the business-led design methodology used by PKF to guide stakeholder decisions at the pre-concept and concept design stages of real estate development projects.
    • Developed the internal financial model templates for highest and best use studies, market and financial feasibility studies, and valuations across a variety of business and real estate asset types.
    • Forecast P&L line items and developed monthly, quarterly, and annual budgets for a hotel and apartment asset manager. Conducted variance analysis of actuals versus budget.
    Focus areas: Feasibility, Planning, Real Estate, Hospitality, Retail & Wholesale, Tourism, Food & Beverage, Entertainment & Leisure, Travel, Private Educational Projects, Market Research & Analysis, Hotels & Lodging, Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, Change Management, Business Transformation, Real Estate Development, Feasibility Studies, Market Research, Business Strategy, Business Structuring, Sports Facilities Development, Casinos & Gaming, Impact Assessment, SWOT Analysis, Modeling, Financial Model Auditing, Research, Finance Strategy, Equity Financing, Debt Financing, Valuation
  • Senior Analyst

    2004 - 2006
    GRMC Advisory Services
    • Managed the accounts of the largest shopping mall operators in the EMEA region and conducted the annual research and benchmarking campaigns for each.
    • Hired and managed a team of 20 market researchers and analysts.
    • Presented thought leadership as a keynote speaker at the region's largest retail industry event, a regular contributor to industry publications, and the subject of a BBC interview.
    • Designed primary research survey campaigns and conducted quality assurance on data collection, data cleaning, and data analysis.
    • Built the retail and market research practice into a million-dollar p.a. consulting business.
    • Created the tools and templates used for primary research data analysis.
    Focus areas: Market Research, Analysis, Data, Retail & Wholesale, Import/Export, Real Estate, Healthcare, Hospitality, Feasibility Studies, Market Studies, Modeling, Survey Design, Primary Research (Interviews, Surveys, Focus Groups), Secondary Research, Data Analysis


  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA) in General Management
    2000 - 2002
    Baylor University - Waco, TX, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
    1997 - 2000
    American University of Asia - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


  • Essential Financial Modeling
    APRIL 2020 - PRESENT
  • Venture Deals – Statement of Accomplishment
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    CFA Institute

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