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Atlantic Real Estate Forum
Tuesday, November 4, 2025
Halifax Convention Centre

Ron Lovett
Founder and Chief Executive Officer at VIDA


Entrepreneur Ron Lovett is the Founder and CEO of VIDA, a company revolutionizing affordable communities. Since 2018, VIDA’s multi-family residential portfolio has expanded into four Canadian provinces. With $300 million in assets under management, the company plans to reach 10,000 units by 2027. A student of Chris Voss’s negotiation methods, Ron attended Harvard’s Extension School programs in Design Thinking (2017) and Advanced Negotiation (2018). His leadership hallmarks include relentless learning, negotiating win-win business relationships, disrupting stale industries, fast action, and transforming staff into passionate stakeholders. Ron is also a professional speaker, an award-winning podcast host (Scaling Culture), and the best-selling author of two books – Outrageous Empowerment (2018) and Scaling Culture (2022). Previously, he scaled his Halifax-based private security company to over 3,500 staff across Canada, before successfully selling to the largest security provider in the United States at a 24X multiple.

Agenda Sessions

  • The art of the deal: the current disconnect between vendor and buyer expectations