About Shift Real Estate

Providing Flexible Real Estate Solutions


Our Vision

To develop long-term value and returns through diversification and sustainable growth.

Our Mission

We are committed to becoming the partner, developer and landlord of choice through the acquisition and development of properties that enhance our investment portfolio and the communities we invest in.

After decades in business, Davis Auto Group owned, or partially owned, buildings across the province. Each had its own agreement, partners and financing, creating excess complexity in our holdings. By turning real estate into shares with Shift REI, we not only simplified and created consistency in our leases, but we were able to diversify our holdings and use the combined portfolio to leverage better financing terms.

With Shift REI, we are able to help tenants and property owners fulfill their commercial real estate goals.

Currently, our portfolio contains a range of commercial real estate, including:

  • Land development
  • Self-use development
  • Commercial building development

Built on a trusted name

Davis Auto Group has been managing car dealerships in southern Alberta since 1989. Over the decades, we’ve grown from a single site, to a multi-brand chain with locations across southern Alberta, and beyond.

Our business has always been about more than just sales – it’s about forging honest, respectful relationships with our partners, customers and employees. Because of this approach, we’ve been recognized as a Top 50 Employer in Canada since 2012.

Shift REI is grown from the same soil. Founded on the knowledge, values and relationships fostered over time, we’ve established a firm foundation for future growth.

The Shift REI Advantage

Shift REI is focused on creating strategic new opportunities in southern Alberta for tenants, real estate investors, and our community as a whole.


Our capacity to find, build, or renovate commercial real estate gives our tenants the ideal space to grow their business.

Lets Find Your Ideal Space

Property Owners

By joining with us to turn real estate into shares, property owners can leverage this new flexibility to grow, decrease or split their investment.

Lets Create Your Ideal Investment

Meet Our Team

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Chet Oberkirsch
Managing Director & Partner
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Mike Davis
President & Partner
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Melissa Honess
Executive Assistant