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Taking on uncertainty one homebuyer at a time

Driven by a passion for real estate and the need for change

The homebuying process is full of uncertainty, unnecessary delays, and constant paperwork for buyers, sellers, and agents. Homebuyers moved online long ago, and they expect efficiency and immediacy. Instead, they experience days and weeks of paperwork just to get started.

Ownly aims to remove the doubt. By bringing more steps in the homebuying process online, real estate teams meet buyer expectations and know how to build the trusted relationships that end in sales.


Jason Hardy

Co-Founder & CEO
Jason has built his reputation as a thought-leader in real estate and a driver of innovative marketing and sales initiatives. An influential industry leader, he is also a business school instructor and sought-after speaker. Jason is the executive director of the Real Estate Development Institute (REDI), chairman of real estate marketing agency Chatterson, sits on the Management Advisory Council for the Haskayne School of Business and is an advisory board member and committee chair for the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies.

Ray Yip

Co-Founder & CTO

Ray has over 20 years of experience in software development and architecture with a strategic focus on agile software development. Ray has worked with a multitude of software start-ups as the visionary behind the platform design and architecture, helping them scale quickly and efficiently.

Advisory Board

Brett Vasconcellos

CTO, Bids Trading | NYC
Brett is the current CTO of BIDs Trading Technologies. Prior to his CTO role, Brett led software architecture and delivery teams building derivatives trading systems at NYSE Euronext Technology, and UBS Investment Bank. Brett has more than 20 years of software design experience, and 15 years of leadership experience. Brett holds a Master of Engineering Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bryan Wargo

COO, Pixlee Turnto
Bryan Wargo is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on go to market strategies and execution. I have been an early entrant in the mobile, WiFi, e-commerce and retail technology industries with successful exits in each business. He currently acts as COO of Pixlee-Turnto and has acted as advisor to Chatalyze, Pathr.ai, Lily AI, and RetailNext.

Derrick Hunter

President & CEO Bluesky Equities
Derrick is the President and CEO of Bluesky Equities Ltd., an investment management company with interests in real estate, energy, distilling, technology and alternative strategies. Previously, he co-founded Wild Rose Properties Inc. – a property management company with assets in ten states and a portfolio value exceeding $1 billion. Derrick is a Fellow of Creative Destruction Lab – Rockies. He is an Advisor to the UCEED Fund (UCalgary), Platform Calgary and the new Alberta office for NACO. He is Chairman of the UCalgary Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership and alsoserves on the External Advisory Committee of the “Hunter Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation” at the Haskayne School of Business.

Dr. Jim Dewald

Dean, Haskayne School of Business
Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business and a professor in strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his work has contributed to the constructs of cognitive resilience, entrepreneurial thinking and strategic response to disruptive innovations, most specifically business model innovations.

Sean Flynn

CTO, Stellaralgo Corp.
Sean has over 20 years of experience in systems integration, data processing and project execution. He was the solution architect for the development of several complex financial systems for the world’s largest retailer. Sean’s experience includes everything from small databases for startups to developing full stack solutions involving very large databases, highly available architectures, globally staged and accessed SaaS, for the largest multi-national corporations and fortune 500 companies.

Trent Edwards

Canadian President, Brookfield Properties Development
As COO of Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP, Trent is responsible for overseeing Brookfield Residential’s Alberta operations. He has had various roles, including VP finance with Brookfield Residential Alberta (formerly Carma Developers) and COO in Australia. Trent gained a BCOMM at the University of Alberta in 1994, followed by his chartered accountant designation. He is passionate about building great cities and great communities. He believes the three keys to this are: attracting, training and retaining the best and brightest; a strong and diverse economy; and lifting up those who need our help to make us all stronger. To help further support this; Trent is involved in the Management Advisory Council at Haskayne. He is also an active board member with Calgary Economic Development.

Marc Davison

Co-Founder, 1000watt
Marc began his career at Y&R in NYC and has spent much of his career building brands both inside and outside of real estate. He entered real estate in 1998, when he contracted with Inman News to help build their brand and market their services. In 2007, he launched 1000watt to provide real estate brands access to Madison Ave level of creative services. He’s a published author, public speaker, mentor, father of four and husband to his childhood friend.

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