Meet your team on the higher road

“We believe that living authentically means that your guiding values are the same in both your personal and professional life. At Altavia, we do business the way we try to live our lives, and we always seek to take the higher road.” – Ernest Lang, Principal


Relationships are at the heart of our business. You’ll see our logo even has a heart shape!

For us, your success is our success. We foster authentic, high trust, long-term relationships with all of our investors, project partners and clients. Meet the hard working team who bring to life the values of trust, excellence and integrity every day.

Ernest Lang

Ernest Lang

Ernest is a Principal at Altavia. He is presently founder and CEO of Promerita Group, a private advisory and investment firm based in Vancouver, B.C. His experience includes being a founding partner of one the leading portfolio and wealth management practices at RBC Dominion Securities, Canada’s largest bank-owned investment dealer and wealth management company.

Ernest has an extensive track record of entrepreneurial success, having been instrumental in establishing several significant enterprises in Canada and abroad. His professional experience encompasses corporate acquisitions, structured financial products, equity and debt financing, international trade, real estate finance and development, business start-ups, and multi-asset class investments.

Rizwan Gehlen

Rizwan brings a significant background in business leadership, real estate, finance and the seniors living and care industry to Altavia. Prior to joining our group, Rizwan served as the CFO for one of Canada’s largest full continuum seniors care businesses, where over a thirteen year tenure, he led the growth of that organization from a four facility family business to one of the country’s largest privately owned portfolios with over thirty sites from British Columbia to Ontario. Prior to his role in the seniors care and real estate sector, Rizwan articled at Ernst & Young where he was quickly promoted to management upon receiving his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation and subsequently managed a group of real estate investment and development funds, including some of the largest real estate investment portfolios in Canada.