Stephen J. Evans

Co-Founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Evans is the co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pure Multi-Family. Mr. Evans also co-founded Pure Industrial Real Trust (“PIRET”) (formerly listed on the TSX) in 2007 and served as CEO until May 2015 and a trustee until its sale in May, 2018. PIRET was established for the purposes of acquiring, owning and operating a diversified portfolio of income-producing industrial properties in leading markets. Since it’s IPO in 2007, Mr. Evans led the growth of PIRET from a small portfolio to a dominant industrial platform. At the time of the sale, PIRET owned 177 industrial properties in Canada and the United States and was sold for CDN$3.8 Billion. 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 CDN$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 CDN$800 million in commercial, residential and office properties in Canada and the United States. Mr. Evans co-founded American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP (TSX: HOT.UN) in 2013 and 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. Previously, 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. and then commenced as a director of Huntingdon Capital Corporation (formerly Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust) on January 1, 2010 until September 26, 2012. Mr. Evans was also formerly a director of WesternOne Inc. (formerly listed on the TSX). Mr. Evans is also 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 B. Shillington

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Shillington is the Chief Financial Officer of Pure Multi-Family. He is a CPA, CA and has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia. In December 2010, Mr. Shillington began working with Sunstone Realty Advisors. During his time with Sunstone Realty Advisors, Mr. Shillington gained extensive experience in the real estate industry. He assisted with property acquisitions, the preparation of financial statements and other operations. From December 2006 to March 2010, Mr. Shillington worked with Petro-Canada (Suncor Energy Inc. post-merger) in the areas of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, IFRS conversion work and related matters.


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.