About Us

Bringing honesty and transparency to the real estate experience, one agent at a time.
We built Casaplorer when we realized how little most people knew about real estate agents. Our goal is to give people the chance to find the best real estate agent for them.
Management
Dr. Hanif Bayat is the CEO and Founder of WOWA Leads. He founded WOWA Leads after realizing the untapped potential in the real estate market for an agent marketplace. He has had extensive experience as a Quantitative Analyst at RBC and BMO, engineering mathematical models to predict market behavior. A Ph.D graduate in Computational Chemical Physics from the University of Toronto, he has worked with quantitative models in other fields for decades and has published numerous papers and reports about topics such as protein folding and liquid crystals.
Development Team
Ajay Kumar is the Lead Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He leads the WOWA development team with a mission to create the best experience for our users. He has experience across a wide range of competencies ranging from cloud to telecommunications. He has previously worked at Amdocs as a Software Development Specialist developing solutions used by Rogers, Telus, and Bell.
William Fung is a Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He loves problem-solving and has a passion for finding security vulnerabilities and CTF competitions. He has also won medals in ice hockey and plays in piano performances. He is a University of Toronto Scholar and Alpha Honor Roll student and is currently studying Computer Science with a specialization in Information Security.
Albert Cao is a Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He has a strong background in mathematics and has worked on computing market technical indicators for financial applications. He is currently studying Computer Science at the University of Toronto and is part of the Rotman Commerce FinTech Association.
Anirudh Kalia is a Full Stack Developer at WOWA. He has a passion for frontend and has experience with both Vue.js and React.js. He is currently studying Computer Science at the University of Toronto and is an active member of the Rotman Commerce FinTech Association. He has previously developed an online real-time trading platform and an online Python IDE.
Product and Content Team
Jimmy Nguyen is a Financial and Real Estate Content Architect at WOWA. He also serves as the Vice President for the Political Science and Pre-Law Association at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). He has previously worked at a Toronto-based investment group and the Department of Management at UTM. He has a B.Comm from the University of Toronto where he was a finalist in the Rotman Portfolio Management Competition and is currently pursuing a CFA certification.
Daniel Schoester is a Financial and Real Estate Writer at WOWA. He has an extensive understanding of real estate, finance, and digital marketing. Previously, Daniel worked as a venture capital analyst for his university’s endowment fund. He recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours BBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship
Nensi Shkurti is a Financial and Real Estate Writer at WOWA. She has a mission to help other Canadians achieve their personal finance goals. She is currently the Vice President of the Women in Business Association at UTSC and has previously worked at the US Embassy in Albania. She has a BBA specializing in Finance at the University of Toronto.
Kirill Sukhikh is a Real Estate Content Writer for WOWA’s US Product Team. He has extensive real estate experience and has a property management company targeted at the student and young professional market. He is also finishing his degree in Financial Economics and Statistics at the University of Toronto.
Customer Growth
Julie Baron is a Customer Growth Lead at WOWA. She has extensive experience in politics and previously worked in the Ontario government and as a Staff Writer for The Foreign Observer. She is also well-connected in the Francophone community and served as the Co-President of Français de l'Université de Toronto. In addition to English and French, she also knows German and Mandarin Chinese and has lived in three different countries. She is now completing a B.A. in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Toronto.
Aditya Parashar is a Business Growth Analyst at Wowa. He has extensive marketing and sales experience working with small businesses across Ontario helping them transition to a digital workspace during Covid-19. He is also currently finishing his Economics Degree at Queen’s University in Kingston
Kalpana Modi is a Media Outreach Manager at WOWA. She is in charge of curating relationships with our media partners and helping generate public awareness of WOWA’s brands. She has extensive experience working as a Digital Marketing Manager and has previously handled off-site SEO and outreach campaigns for numerous companies globally. She has a B-Tech in Information and Technology from Rajasthan Technical University in India.
Advisors
Blake Witkin is a pioneer in Canada’s angel investment community, specializing in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. He is a co-founder of Maple Leaf Angels, Toronto’s largest angel group, and is currently a board member and former Chair of the Board of Directors of Angel Investors Ontario. Blake has been personally involved in many technology startups, including as a senior executive and private investor of Image Processing Systems Inc., a TSX-listed corporation that was ranked #1 in growth by Profit Magazine.
Rostam Dinyari is a serial entrepreneur with a decade of experience in Silicon Valley companies. He has previously worked at Bosch’s Venture Capital division and built extensive connections in the tech industry. He is now leading strategic AI initiatives at Google Cloud and works with customers and technology partners to develop AI applications for the industry. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Mohamedreza Farahani is a Data Scientist Consultant at BCG. He has over a decade of experience tackling business models and revenue generation from an algorithmic perspective. He is the co-founder of a Business Intelligence and CRM platform, Jubin Co. Prior to BCG, he has worked as a Business Analyst and Data Scientist at TD and SOTI.
Our Brands
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Sponsors