Management

Stephen J. Evans

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of Pure Multi-Family.  He is also the Chief Operating Officer of and indirectly owns 50% of the shares in Sunstone Realty Advisors Inc. (“Sunstone Realty”).  Since 2003, Sunstone Realty, and its predecessors, have raised over $300 million in equity for its Sunstone series of funds (collectively, the “Sunstone Funds”).  Sunstone Realty has participated in the negotiation, acquisition, redevelopment and asset management of over $700 million in commercial, residential and office properties in Canada and the United States.  
 
Mr. Evans continues his active role in the management of the business of Sunstone Realty, with a focus on enhancing the value of the acquired properties on behalf of the investors.  As well, Mr. Evans cofounded Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (“PIRET”) in 2007 and served as CEO until May 2015.  PIRET is a publicly-listed real estate investment trust (TSX: AAR.UN) established for the purposes of acquiring, owning and operating a diversified portfolio of income-producing industrial properties in leading markets.  Since 2007, PIRET has raised approximately CDN$1.2 billion in equity financing.  As of December 31, 2016, PIRET owns 180 investment properties across Canada and the United States for a total value of approximately CDN$$2.4 billion.  
 
In addition, Mr. Evans is the acting Chief Financial Officer of REALnorth Opportunities Fund, an unincorporated, openended investment trust which indirectly invests in revenue producing real estate assets and development properties located in northern B.C.  From September 15, 2008 to December 31, 2009, Mr. Evans was a director of IAT Air Cargo Facilities Income Fund and director of International Aviation Terminals Inc.  Mr. Evans commenced as a director of Huntingdon Capital Corporation (formerly Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust) on January 1, 2010 until September 26, 2012 and is currently a director of WesternOne Inc. (TSX: WEQ).  Mr. Evans co-founded American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (TSX: HOT.UN) in 2013 and serves as a Director.  Mr. Evans is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
 

Samantha Adams

Vice-President

Ms. Adams heads the REIT LP’s operations and asset management functions, and oversees Pure Multi-Family’s third party property management teams in Texas and Arizona with a focus on revenue management, property improvement and repositioning programs.
 
Ms. Adams has been with Sunstone Realty Advisors Inc. since its inception in 2002. She has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate operations, asset management, corporate and financial accounting, corporate governance, and capital markets.  Ms. Adams leads the accounting, tax, audit and operations functions for Sunstone Realty Advisors’ Opportunity funds, and the asset management function for Sunstone’s Canadian and US properties. 
 
Ms. Adams is also Vice-President for Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust, overseeing corporate and administrative functions.
 

Scott Shillington, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Shillington obtained his Chartered Accountant (British Columbia) designation in 2004 after graduating from the University of British Columbia in 2001, where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.  Mr. Shillington began his accounting career in the audit departments at Grant Thornton LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers, before moving onto Petro-Canada and Suncor Energy, where he worked in the areas of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, IFRS conversion work and other related matters.  In 2010, Mr. Shillington began working for Sunstone Realty Advisors as Controller.  During his time at Sunstone, Mr. Shillington gained extensive experience in the real estate industry as he assisted with property acquisitions and disposals, prepared the financial statements and other public reporting requirements and assisted in other daily operations. 

Property Management

Lee Ann Neumann

Lee Ann Neumann leads our U.S. operations under the new PURE Management platform and reports to our Vancouver office. Ms. Neumann has over twenty-five years’ experience in the multi-family real estate sector, during which time she served as a senior executive at The Tipton Group. Ms. Neumann and her team in Dallas bring with them extensive experience and knowledge which make up the core of our U.S. operations.