Our mission is to lead the Canadian real estate industry to net-zero

AltCrest Energy develops comprehensive renewable energy solutions for the real estate industry
Who We Are

We are a Toronto-based renewable energy developer focused on supporting the real estate industry’s transition to net-zero

AltCrest works collaboratively with our institutional and private owner-developer partners to implement comprehensive strategies to achieve their corporate sustainability objectives.

AltCrest is technology-agnostic and can implement geothermal, rooftop solar PV, building system retrofit, and other technologies as necessary, to tailor portfolio-level sustainability solutions for our real estate clients.
Our principals have deep experience in real estate development, investment, and asset management, providing an unparalleled understanding of the challenges facing our clients.

We “bridge the gap” between the real estate world and renewable energy sector, to ensure projects achieve their economic, sustainability, and city building objectives.

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Our company values


We earn and keep trust by acting with honesty and responsibility.

Environmental Stewardship

Our life’s work is mitigating the built environment’s impact on climate change.

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

We believe that the empowerment of diverse voices makes us stronger.


We continually challenge ourselves to reinvent the status quo.

Social Responsibility

We respect and support the communities where we live and work.


We achieve our objectives by working together and with open communication.

Meet the AltCrest Team

Ben Gilbank

Founder & Ceo
Following a 13-year career in successive roles in institutional real estate development, investments, and asset management, Ben founded AltCrest Energy to follow his passion of integrating sustainability with successful real estate projects.

Prior to AltCrest, Ben held the position of Director, Development at QuadReal Property Group, one of Canada’s largest real estate companies with $67.1 billion in AUM. In this role, Ben led a 5 million square foot mixed-use master plan development project incorporating district energy with geothermal systems, along with industrial development projects incorporating rooftop solar PV systems. Ben firmly believes that the future of real estate is net-zero.
D (647) 951-2843 / C (647) 388-0098

Cengiz Eller

Passionate about energy and its role in our world, Cengiz is currently pursuing a master's degree in energy markets at the Technical University of Munich. Before joining AltCrest Energy, he previously worked in the M&A team at Pacifico Renewables Yield AG, a German publicly traded energy investment company.

Cengiz also worked in strategy at enmacc, Europe’s leading energy trading fintech. Before entering the energy industry, he worked in software sales, covering large enterprise clients at Trint. Cengiz holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.
D (437) 290-5956 / C (519) 270-3511

Paul Marsiglio

Mr. Marsiglio is the President and CEO of Fovere Investments Inc., a family office involved in investment in different asset classes. He began a concerted effort about 15 years ago to invest in areas that he believed were beneficial to the world – now referred to as Impact Investing.

Fovere has supported wind and solar powered projects and sustainable artisan food initiatives especially where soil fertility and health is promoted. In addition, Paul and the Fovere team invest in ground-oriented residential real estate targeted towards lower price points, often referred to as ‘attainable housing’.

Rich Gilbank

Rich is a software developer, entrepreneur, and investor driven by making impactful improvements on peoples’ lives. After starting his first company at age 18, he later joined a pioneering user experience design agency called Jet Cooper before being acquired into Shopify.

Over the course of four years at Shopify, he led the creation and development of several high-profile products, before creating a team to evaluate and prototype concepts with new technologies to help inform future product directions. He is excited to be working with AltCrest Energy to provide leading tech-enabled solutions to the platform and make a meaningful impact on the transition to renewable energy.