Management

Stephen Evans

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Evans has over 25 years of real estate experience in both Canada and the United States with an extensive track record in all areas of commercial real estate. His public companies have raised over $1.8 billion of equity over the past decade.

Mr. Evans is a Co-founder and Trustee of PIRET, a publicly-listed real estate investment trust (TSX:AAR.UN) that acquires, owns and operates a diversified portfolio of income-producing industrial properties in major markets across Canada and the United States.  Since 2007, PIRET has acquired a portfolio of 187 industrial properties having a total value of approximately CDN$1.6 billion.

Mr. Evans is also the Principal of Sunstone Realty Advisors Inc. (“Sunstone”). Since 2003, Sunstone has acquired, redeveloped and drove asset management of over CDN$800 million in retail, industrial, residential and hotel properties in Canada and the United States.

Mr. Evans co-founded and is currently a director of American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (TSX:HOT.UN) which owns and operates a portfolio of 80 hotels located throughout the United States. 

Mr. Evans is also a director of WesternOne Inc. (TSX:WEQ).

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

The Tipton Group

Pure Multi works in partnership with the Tipton Group of Dallas, Texas for the provision of property management services in respect of the Properties. The Tipton Group is a property management firm with extensive experience which manages a portfolio of over 13,000 units of multi-family properties in many Southwest US markets.

Bryan Kerns

Mr. Kerns is the President of Tipton Group, Inc., a Dallas, Texas based property management firm which manages a portfolio of properties in Texas and Oklahoma. Mr. Kerns has been active in the field of property management since 1977, and has been employed by Tipton Group, Inc. in senior executive positions since 1989. Mr. Kerns purchased Tipton Group, Inc. in 1997 and has served as its President since. As such, his responsibilities include personnel recruiting and supervision, resident and tenant relations, construction management, lease negotiations and the preparation of long-range plans for owners and asset managers. He has extensive experience in the acquisition and management of multifamily and commercial properties in many markets in the Southwest US.

Mr. Kerns holds the designation Certified Property Manager from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He has earned Certified Instructor Status for the National Apartment Association (NAA) and has taught various Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and Certified Apartment Property Supervisor (CAPS) courses.