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.