Management

Stephen J. Evans

Co-Founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Stephen Evans is the Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Pure Multi-Family REIT LP.  Mr. Evans has been involved in the negotiation, acquisition, redevelopment and asset management of over $1.4 billion in commercial, residential and office properties in Canada and the United States.
 
In 2004, Mr. Evans and his late partner Mr. Darren Latoski launched Sunstone Realty Advisors Inc. and raised over $300 million in equity financing for eleven commercial real estate opportunity funds from 2004 to 2011.
 
In July 2007, Mr. Evans co-founded Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (“PIRET”), a publicly listed real estate investment trust that acquired, owned and operated a diversified portfolio of income-producing industrial properties. Mr. Evans served as PIRET’s Co-CEO until May 2015 raising over $1.2 Billion in equity capital during his tenure. Mr. Evans served as a Trustee from PIRET’s $19 Million IPO in 2007, until its successful acquisition by Blackstone Property Partners (the Core+ real estate investment unit of Blackstone) and Ivanhoé Cambridge (a subsidiary of CDPQ) in May 2018 for $8.10 per unit in cash, or gross proceeds of approximately $3.8 Billion.
 
In January 2013, Mr. Evans co-founded American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (TSX: HOT.UN), a limited partnership formed to invest in hotel real estate properties located substantially in the United States. Mr. Evans serves as a Director.
 
In addition, Mr. Evans is the acting Chief Financial Officer of REALnorth Opportunities Fund, an unincorporated, open-ended investment trust which indirectly invests in revenue producing real estate assets and development properties located in northern B.C.  
 
Mr. Evans previously served as Director of WesternOne Inc. (TSX: WEQ) from June 2007 to May 2017; Director of IAT Air Cargo Facilities Income Fund and International Aviation Terminals Inc. from September 2008 to December 2009; and Director of Huntingdon Capital Corporation (formerly Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust) from January 2010 until September 2012.  Mr. Evans is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
 

Samantha Adams

Senior Vice-President

Ms. Adams heads the Pure Multi-Family REIT LP’s operations and asset management functions, and oversees Pure Multi-Family’s internalized 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. 
 

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, Executive Vice President, US Operations leads our U.S. operations under the 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 property management and operational expertise.