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

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.