Maxim OlshevskyManaging Director at Peoplefirst Developments
Maxim Olshevsky is the Chief Executive Officer of Astra Group and Managing Director of Peoplefirst Developments. He’s an entrepreneur, investor, and visionary. He’s lived in Calgary for over 20 years and has 18 years of experience in real estate development and construction. Maxim immigrated to Calgary from Ukraine and worked his way up from a labourer. He now owns a prosperous group of companies – two of which have had a direct impact on the revitalization of Downtown Calgary. The first being Astra Real Estate, which strategically pursues properties many would avoid. Maxim’s unique ability to see potential in underutilized spaces has led the company in transforming multi-family, industrial, and commercial spaces into buildings that serve both a purpose, and the surrounding communities. Second, through Peoplefirst Developments, Maxim leads a team that is converting vacant office-towers into residential spaces that prioritize affordability, sustainability, and community vibrancy.