Gary Berman is responsible for Tricon Residential’s overall operations, including strategic planning, investment decisions, capital commitments, relationship management and private fundraising. Since joining the company in 2002, Mr. Berman has helped transform Tricon from a private provider of equity and mezzanine capital to the for-sale housing industry to a publicly-listed company focused on rental housing. Under his leadership, Tricon has established itself as a diversified residential company with a growing portfolio of single-family rental homes, multi-family properties, development projects and build-to-rent communities. Mr. Berman is a member of Tricon’s Board of Directors and its Investment and Executive Committees.
Mr. Berman is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the University of Toronto’s Real Estate Advisory Committee and a Governor of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, where he also serves on the Massey Hall Revitalization Committee. He is the co-founder of the Pug Awards, an online awards and education-based charity that, for a decade, helped to increase architectural awareness and elevate planning and design standards in Toronto.
Mr. Berman has a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, where he was designated a Baker Scholar, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, where he graduated first overall in the Faculty of Management.
Wissam Francis oversees all aspects of Tricon Residential’s financial management, including financial reporting and analysis, treasury, capital market strategies, investor relations, private capital fundraising and the internal audit and tax functions.
Mr. Francis has extensive experience in financial reporting, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and strategy formulation. He has more than 20 years of experience in real estate and has been actively involved in a variety of projects and sectors, including residential, retail, industrial, office, mixed-use and development. Before joining Tricon in 2014, Mr. Francis was a senior member of Ernst & Young’s Transaction Real Estate advisory practice. Prior to that, he was the Director of Finance and Acquisitions at First Capital Realty.
Mr. Francis has a CPA, CMA designation and a Master of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Master of Arts degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and an Honors degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. He also completed Harvard Business School’s Leadership for Senior Executives Program.
Jonathan Ellenzweig is responsible for the strategic oversight of Tricon Residential’s rental housing and development platforms. He helps design and implement investment strategy, manages relationships with key stakeholders, sources new opportunities and oversees teams responsible for business plan execution and asset management. In addition, Mr. Ellenzweig is a member of Tricon’s Investment Committee and leads its San Francisco office.
Since joining Tricon in 2005, Mr. Ellenzweig has been an integral part of many of its defining strategic initiatives, including its IPO in 2010, the launch of its single-family rental business in 2012 and its entry into U.S. multi-family rental in 2019.
Prior to joining Tricon, Mr. Ellenzweig worked in investment banking in New York and Toronto for Citigroup Global Markets, where he was a member of the coverage and transaction execution teams for financial services and media/telecom companies. He is a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, plays a leadership role in the Urban Land Institute, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Lark Theater, a non-profit single-screen arthouse cinema in Marin County, California.
Mr. Ellenzweig has an Honors Bachelor of Commerce degree with First Class Honors from Queen’s University.
Kevin Baldridge is responsible for the operational oversight of Tricon Residential’s U.S. single-family rental and U.S. and Canadian multi-family rental businesses and is a key partner in establishing the strategic direction of the business. Mr. Baldridge leads Tricon’s organic single-family rental acquisition program and its daily operating activities, including marketing, innovation and IT initiatives.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2015, Mr. Baldridge was the President of Irvine Company Apartment Communities, where he was responsible for overseeing all property operations, asset management and acquisitions. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President of Boston-based General Investment and Development. Mr. Baldridge is the President and a board member of the National Rental Housing Council and an advisory board member of Zillow. Mr. Baldridge and his wife founded and run Hope in Motion International, a charity that provides medical assistance to orphanages and villages in Latin America. He has also held board positions on the National Multifamily Housing Council, the California Apartment Association, Serving People in Need and JSerra High School.
Mr. Baldridge has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from the London School of Economics.
Sherrie Suski is responsible for overseeing Tricon Residential’s human resources function, including the sourcing, recruiting, vetting, hiring, development and retention of employees. She acts as a strategic business advisor to the executive team and departmental heads regarding key business and management issues, organizational strategy and operational effectiveness, and helps elevate team performance through innovative leadership. In order to further Tricon’s ambitious growth plans, Ms. Suski focuses on the hiring, training and development of caring, talented employees – as they are the foundation and future leaders of Tricon Residential.
Ms. Suski brings to Tricon more than 20 years of experience in building, inspiring and retaining high-performance teams. Prior to joining Tricon in 2015, she led human resources and administrative functions for several large multinational organizations and numerous venture-backed start-ups, including in the high-tech and big data space. Ms. Suski is a member of the invitation-only Forbes Human Resources Council and is a regular contributor to Forbes.
Ms. Suski has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine, where she graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and she has a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Psychology from California State University, Long Beach.
David Veneziano acts as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Tricon Residential. He is responsible for overseeing all legal affairs and governance matters related to Tricon Residential’s operational and strategic objectives. Mr. Veneziano has been Tricon’s General Counsel since 2014, providing advice on all aspects of its operations, investments, corporate structuring and finance, compliance and corporate governance. He is also Tricon’s Corporate Secretary and its Chief Compliance Officer.
Before joining Tricon in 2014, Mr. Veneziano was Vice President and General Counsel of Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation (now Sienna Senior Living), where he was responsible for all legal and governance matters. Prior to working at Leisureworld, he practiced law at Goodmans LLP, where he advised a wide array of public and private enterprises in matters relating to tax, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, compliance and restructuring.
Mr. Veneziano is a graduate of the University of Toronto Law School and has a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Human Biology and Bioethics from the University of Toronto, from which he graduated with high distinction.
Our Senior Management
The directory below is comprised of our senior management team who are helping to shape the future of real estate and reimagine rental housing.
Kent Ahlering is responsible for the asset management of Tricon Residential’s single-family rental portfolio. In this role, he oversees Tricon’s revenue management, ancillary services, insurance and disposition functions.
Mr. Ahlering has been in the residential and commercial portfolio management space since 2011. Prior to joining Tricon, Mr. Ahlering served as the Vice President of Development at CREDE (Commercial Real Estate Development Enterprises), overseeing the acquisition, development, construction and management of a national residential and commercial portfolio. Prior to that, Mr. Ahlering was responsible for a national single-family rental portfolio at True Investments, LLC.
Mr. Ahlering has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.
Dean Bender is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Tricon Residential’s marketing and brand communications, including brand development and management, integrated marketing strategy across both traditional and digital channels, public relations and corporate sponsorships.
Mr. Bender’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership in delivering industry-leading ideas. Before joining Tricon, he was Senior Vice President of Creative at Rogers Communications Inc., where he led an internal agency that acted as the Agency of Record for the corporate brand, media brands and the Toronto Blue Jays. Prior to that, Mr. Bender developed an internal agency at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment that acted as the Agency of Record for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Football Club. At Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Mr. Bender implemented an award-winning digital signage installation, helped launch two television networks and assisted in the launch and branding of Maple Leaf Square.
Mr. Bender has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ryerson University.
Reshma Block is responsible for providing IT leadership and setting strategic direction for Tricon Residential. Reshma is accountable for introducing new innovative technologies that improve the resident experience and advance the enterprise’s operating efficiencies. She also leads all data integration advancements and is responsible for the firm’s IT governance and compliance processes.
With a proven track record as a technology expert, business-savvy consultant and board chair, Ms. Block brings more than 20 years of strategic technology experience to Tricon. Prior to joining Tricon, Ms. Block was an IT executive and principal consultant at Compass Consulting, where she was responsible for strategic and business continuity planning, digital transformation and the customer experience. Previously, Ms. Block served as Chief Operating Officer of My Life Compass and as Chief Information Officer of BioNovix. She is the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Orange County Community Foundation.
Ms. Block has a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from California State Polytechnic University. She graduated from both universities with distinction.
Julie Burdick is responsible for providing strategic oversight and day-to-day investment management of Tricon Residential’s U.S. multi-family rental business. She also sources and underwrites new multi-family opportunities in the U.S.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2018, Ms. Burdick was Vice President, Multi-Family Investments at Shorenstein Properties, overseeing the planning and development of apartment buildings in Northern California and New York. Before that, Ms. Burdick worked on investment sales in Eastdil Secured’s San Francisco office, and was an Acquisitions and Asset Management Associate with Crow Holdings in Dallas, where her portfolio included multi-family assets and master-planned communities.
Ms. Burdick has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Andy Carmody oversees Tricon Residential’s U.S. residential development business, including build-to-rent community development. In this role, he designs and implements strategy, manages relationships with key stakeholders, sources investment opportunities and oversees the investment team responsible for business plan execution and asset management. He is also responsible for overseeing Tricon’s master-planned community development platform operated through The Johnson Companies LP.
Mr. Carmody has extensive experience in the acquisition, planning, development and asset management of large-scale master-planned and mixed-use communities. He has more than 20 years of diverse experience in real estate, business strategy, new business development, product development, marketing, manufacturing and operations across a wide range of industries. Prior to joining Tricon Residential in 2017, Mr. Carmody was President, Residential at Crescent Communities, where he led all aspects of business strategy, acquisitions, entitlements, planning and design, development and construction, asset management and operations across a portfolio of 18 master-planned communities. Prior to that, Mr. Carmody was Senior Vice President at Kitson & Partners, responsible for investment strategy, land acquisition and early-stage investment management of an institutionally-backed real estate investment platform. He has also held the roles of Director of Strategic and Operational Marketing at Centex Homes and Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm.
Mr. Carmody has significant experience in a variety of engineering roles, including as an Engineering Specialist at The Boeing Company and Plant Manager at Amerigon, Inc. He is a member of the Community Development Council of the Urban Land Institute.
Mr. Carmody has a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Michigan.
Terry Chen is responsible for sourcing and closing single-family rental portfolios and new home acquisitions at Tricon Residential.
Mr. Chen has more than 16 years of diverse real estate experience in acquisitions, asset management and capital markets. Prior to joining Tricon, he was an independent executive consultant and Senior Director of Asset Management for Irvine Company Apartment Communities. He has also served as Director of Acquisitions for Western National Group and Senior Consultant for Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group.
Mr. Chen has two Master of Business Administration degrees: from the University of California, Los Angeles, and from the National University of Singapore. He also has a Master of Planning degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California.
Kim Ciabattoni is responsible for providing legal, compliance and strategic risk management support to Tricon Residential, with a primary focus on operational matters in the single-family rental business.
Ms. Ciabattoni brings more than ten years of experience to Tricon, with a strong background in transactional, regulatory and litigation matters in the residential real estate sector. Before joining Tricon, Ms. Ciabattoni served as Senior Housing Counsel at Healthpeak, Inc., where she was responsible for advising on and overseeing all legal aspects of its seniors’ housing portfolio. Prior to that, Ms. Ciabattoni was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at the Irvine Company, where she was responsible for providing overall legal support to the Apartment Communities team. Ms. Ciabattoni began her legal career as a real estate litigator at Kimball, Tirey & St. John, LLP in Los Angeles and Irvine.
Ms. Ciabattoni has a Juris Doctor degree from Chapman University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Chapman University.
Nicole Conniff oversees property marketing and advertising for Tricon Residential. In this role, she leads property marketing strategy, digital advertising, lead procurement and segmentation, reputation management and the customer experience.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2015, Ms. Conniff led marketing efforts for Irvine Company Apartment Communities, where she managed a portfolio of approximately 55,000 homes. At Ford Motor Company, she held a variety of marketing positions and was recruited into Ford’s prestigious Executive Leadership Program. Ms. Conniff has also worked on the agency side for high-profile clients such as Coors and Coca-Cola. She is the Marketing and Communications Chair of the National Rental Housing Council and an advisory board member of Zillow.
Ms. Conniff has a Master of Business degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Emory University.
Kent Crandall is responsible for leading Tricon Residential’s property accounting and financial reporting functions, as well as overseeing property-level planning and forecasting, and management reporting. He brings more than 25 years of experience to Tricon and was previously Executive Vice President and CFO at MBK Real Estate. Prior to that, Mr. Crandall held senior accounting and financial positions at a variety of public and private real estate companies, including Price Waterhouse in Southern California.
Mr. Crandall has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Accounting degree from Colorado State University and is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and NAREIT.
Dawn Dalton leads technology implementation for Tricon Residential’s major business systems and is responsible for ongoing maintenance and support of proprietary and licensed software applications.
Ms. Dalton combines her background in technology with more than seven years of real estate industry experience to bring a valuable perspective to Tricon. She is passionate about creating operational efficiencies through the adoption of modern business systems, and has helped define and enhance Tricon’s technology footprint. Prior to joining Tricon in 2016, Ms. Dalton worked at American Residential Properties as Director, Business Applications.
Ms. Dalton has a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She also has several certificates from Scrum Alliance related to Agile software development practices.
Connor Doss is responsible for the oversight of Tricon Residential’s single-family rental construction and maintenance business, including procurement, major renovation projects, ongoing repairs and maintenance, and centralized operations.
Mr. Doss has more than 12 years of diverse experience leading teams in property operations, large-scale capital improvements and building maintenance. Before joining Tricon in 2016, Mr. Doss served in an executive leadership role as Director of Engineering for Rosewood Hotels. Prior to that, he held operations roles at Hilton Hotels, where he was responsible for all capital improvements, including managing relationships with internal and external ownership groups through early-stage design, planning and construction. He also led internalized engineering teams that managed the day-to-day facility operations, including preventative maintenance of all public and back-of-house mechanical spaces, mid-sized suite enhancement projects and technical evaluation of all energy consumption and life-safety systems.
Evelyne Dubé leads Tricon Residential’s private capital raising team, business development efforts and sustainability initiatives. She serves as the primary liaison with institutional investors in private investment strategies, including pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2017, Ms. Dubé spent 15 years in London, UK, where she held senior business development positions at several real estate private equity managers, including Forum Global Partners, Apollo Management/Citi Property Investors and Curzon Global Partners/AEW Europe. She previously held corporate finance advisory roles at KPMG Corporate Finance in both London and Montreal. Ms. Dubé is a board member of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in London, UK.
Ms. Dubé has a Master of Business Administration degree from HEC-Montréal and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Université de Montréal. She also studied at the London Business School in the UK. She is a lawyer and member of the Bar of Quebec, Canada.
Brian Edge is responsible for leading the strategic initiatives, day-to-day operations and oversight of Tricon Residential’s East Coast portfolio. He oversees the property management, maintenance and construction functions in Florida, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Indiana.
Mr. Edge brings more than 30 years of experience to Tricon and is widely recognized for his strategic thinking and ability to develop strong leaders, drive change and create high-performance cultures. Previously, Mr. Edge was Regional Vice President for US Foods, where he successfully optimized efficiencies in logistics, transportation, operations, customer intelligence and warehousing. He has also served as Director of Operations for Wal-Mart, Nike, Target and Schneider National Corporation.
Mr. Edge has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
John English oversees development of all Tricon Residential Canadian multi-family projects. In this role, he is responsible for all development stages and leads cross-functional teams through the project underwriting, municipal approvals, design, budgeting and construction processes.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2015, Mr. English worked at Oxford Properties in its development group, most recently as Director of Development. He managed development projects across Canada for a variety of asset classes, including office, industrial, multi-family and retail. Prior to that, Mr. English was a consultant at Halsall Associates in its Building Redevelopment and Sustainability practice.
Mr. English has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School. He is also a LEED-accredited Professional and a Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Thomas Fichman is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing and managing investments in Tricon Residential’s U.S. residential development business. Mr. Fichman has also been involved in the execution of a number of Tricon’s major strategic initiatives and transactions in its single-family rental, U.S. multi-family rental and U.S. residential development businesses.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2014, Mr. Fichman worked at BMO Capital Markets in the real estate investment banking group.
Mr. Fichman has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, where he was a Dean’s List graduate.
Andrew Foote is responsible for overseeing, influencing and leading strategic learning and development initiatives across Tricon Residential, focusing on delivering a consistent and superior learning experience for our employees.
Mr. Foote brings more than 20 years of experience to Tricon, with proven results in training, career development and engagement of employees. Prior to joining Tricon, Mr. Foote was Vice President of Talent Management and Learning at CBRE, where he supported the needs of employees across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. While at CBRE Mr. Foote held a variety of roles, including as Regional Director of Operations, where he was responsible for key operational, learning and development platforms.
Mr. Foote has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Loyola Marymount University.
Minh Hoang is responsible for Tricon Residential’s property-level financial reporting and budgeting.
With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Hoang has led accounting operations for large public, multinational and privately held companies in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Tricon, he held senior accounting positions at Pacific Dental Services, MBK Real Estate and AES Corporation. He is a United States Marine Veteran and serves on the board of the Orange County YMCA.
Mr. Hoang has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. He is an active CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Andrew Joyner leads Tricon Residential’s Canadian multi-family rental business. In this role, he designs and implements strategy, sources investment opportunities and oversees teams responsible for business plan execution, including development, construction and ongoing asset management. In addition, Mr. Joyner manages senior relationships with joint venture partners.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2016, Mr. Joyner worked at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in Toronto, where he focused on real estate transactions across a number of asset classes throughout North America. Prior to that, he worked at Hines in London, UK, where he was responsible for property acquisitions and investment management of core, core-plus and opportunistic real estate strategies throughout Western Europe. In addition, Mr. Joyner previously worked at Goldman Sachs in New York in the investment banking division.
Mr. Joyner has a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Queen’s University, from which he graduated with distinction, and is a CFA Charterholder. Mr. Joyner is a member of the Multi-Family Council of the Urban Land Institute.
Gregg Knutson leads Tricon Residential’s technology innovation, business systems development and support, and systems integration functions. He has been a key leader in implementing the technology-enabled platform that makes Tricon Residential a leader in the industry.
Mr. Knutson has more than 25 years of information technology experience leading infrastructure, software development and production support teams in multiple industries. His passion lies in collaborating with business leaders to create enterprise solutions that leverage technology and innovation to promote process efficiencies, reduce operational expenses and increase user productivity. Prior to joining Tricon in 2016, Mr. Knutson held IT leadership positions in industries such as cloud-based software development, law enforcement, public transportation, accounting and electronic component distribution.
Mr. Knutson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
Alan Leela is responsible for providing strategic oversight and day-to-day investment management of Tricon Residential’s Canadian multi-family rental business, including sourcing new investment opportunities, acquisition execution and capital-raising.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2012, Mr. Leela worked in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse in Los Angeles and Toronto.
Mr. Leela has an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, where he graduated with distinction.
David Mark is responsible for Tricon Residential’s debt financing activities in the U.S. and Canada, including managing the origination, structuring, negotiation and execution of all debt solutions.
Mr. Mark has broad experience in the commercial real estate sector, with extensive leadership in real estate lending. Prior to joining Tricon in 2016, he served as Chief Risk Officer at GE Capital Real Estate in Canada and was responsible for vetting, approving and negotiating debt and equity real estate transactions. At GE Capital, Mr. Mark also served as a Trustee and Investment Sub-Committee member of the Canadian GE Pension Fund. Prior to joining GE Capital, he was an appraiser and consultant at Arthur Andersen in New York, as well as at Richard Ellis and Royal LePage in Toronto.
Mr. Mark has an Honors Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, as well as the AACI, MAI and MRICS professional appraisal designations.
Gina McMullan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Tricon Residential’s corporate reporting and financial management. This includes regulatory public reporting such as Tricon’s management’s discussion and analysis, and various aspects of private reporting. She is also responsible for leading technical research and applying a sound accounting approach to all complex transactions.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2016, Ms. McMullan was a senior member of the PwC LLP assurance practice, where she spent more than ten years servicing a variety of companies in the real estate, retail, media and technology sectors. She has an in-depth understanding of IFRS and U.S. GAAP, as well as extensive experience with mergers and acquisition accounting. Previously, she studied hotel management and worked at three of the world’s premier properties – The Plaza Hotel in New York, The Shilla in Seoul and The Prince Hotel in Tokyo – where she acquired a solid understanding of customer service excellence, which she draws upon in her current role.
Ms. McMullan has a CPA, CA designation and attended business school at Rutgers University. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from Ryerson University.
Gwen Neumann is responsible for leading strategic initiatives and day-to-day operations for Tricon Residential’s Texas portfolio. In this role, she oversees the property management, maintenance and construction functions in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
Ms. Neumann brings more than 18 years of real estate operations and property management experience to Tricon. Prior to joining Tricon, she worked as Regional Manager at Bell Properties, where she was responsible for managing a large portfolio of properties in nine communities in Texas and California. Prior to Bell Properties, she worked at the Irvine Company in a variety of roles, most recently as Director of Development Planning, where she was responsible for leading development programming and planning for new development and value-add projects. Her previous roles at the Irvine Company included Project Manager of Operations Development, Reinvestment and Redevelopment, as well as General Manager of a portfolio of luxury communities.
Ms. Neumann has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Oregon State University, Corvallis.
Josh Nogowski is responsible for overseeing Tricon Residential’s single-family rental organic acquisitions program, including asset valuations, underwriting, negotiations and purchase closings. Since joining Tricon in 2012, Mr. Nogowski has been a key contributor to the growth of the single-family acquisition platform and the overall portfolio.
Mr. Nogowski’s previous experience includes 14 years of leading acquisitions and leasing activity of luxury rental portfolios for private investor groups, including Lake Success Living/SFRH, Plum Pads LLC and Sunvest Communities.
Mr. Nogowski has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida State University.
Wojtek Nowak is responsible for managing Tricon Residential’s budgeting, planning and financial analysis functions, as well as public markets investor relations and sustainability initiatives. He serves as a key liaison for Tricon’s shareholders, research analysts and capital markets partners.
Mr. Nowak has more than 14 years of experience in equity research covering real estate and diversified industries, as well as prior experience in asset management and investment banking. Prior to joining Tricon in 2015, he was Managing Director, Equity Research at AltaCorp Capital.
Mr. Nowak has an Honors Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, where he was a Dean’s List graduate. He also has a CFA designation.
Alan O’Brien is responsible for oversight of Tricon Residential’s property management business, including leasing, maintenance, call center operations and customer service. Mr. O’Brien is a thought leader in process improvement and efficiency through innovation and the employment of technology.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2014, Mr. O’Brien worked at a variety of boutique real estate investment companies, including 29th Street Capital, which formed a partnership with Tricon in 2012 to purchase and manage single-family rental homes in California. He also previously worked at Ericsson in the telecommunications engineering field. Mr. O’Brien is Chair of the Operations Committee of the National Rental Home Council and a member of CoreLogic’s Client Council.
Mr. O’Brien received his secondary and university education in Ireland and has a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Limerick.
Danny Park is responsible for providing legal, compliance and strategic risk management support to Tricon Residential, focusing on real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial contracts and related compliance matters.
Mr. Park brings an extensive background providing commercial and residential real estate counsel on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. Prior to joining Tricon, Mr. Park served as the Director and Assistant General Counsel at CIT Bank, supporting the bank’s commercial mortgage lending platforms. Mr. Park also worked at the law firms of Sidley Austin LLP and Alston & Bird LLP, where he represented lenders, investors and developers in the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, and leasing of all asset types nationwide.
Mr. Park has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Davis, King Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Princeton University.
Sandra Pereira is responsible for Tricon Residential’s global tax function, including strategy, planning, reporting, governance and compliance tax matters.
Ms. Pereira has more than 20 years of experience in international tax, structured transactions, capital markets, derivative products, acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to joining Tricon in 2014, Ms. Pereira was a Tax Partner at the Toronto office of Deloitte Canada, where she led the post-merger integration practice. She was responsible for advising global clients on operational tax issues, such as improving tax governance, transforming the tax function and optimizing the tax benefits of business synergies arising from strategic acquisitions. Before that, Ms. Pereira was a Tax Director at GE Capital Canada and, during her 15 years at GE, led numerous acquisitions and corporate initiatives in the real estate, private equity and asset management sectors. She is Chair of the Taxation Committee Policy Forum of the Finance Executive Institute of Canada.
Ms. Pereira has a CPA, CA designation and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto (Gold Medalist). She is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Executive Leadership Program. Ms. Pereira was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Masters of Tax program.
Douglas Quesnel is responsible for all aspects of Tricon Residential’s financial management, including external public reporting, private funds and advisory reporting and investment fund administration. He is also responsible for the property accounting operations of Tricon’s single-family and multi-family rental portfolios.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2014, Mr. Quesnel served in senior executive roles with Dream Unlimited, including Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Dream Global REIT and Chief Financial Officer of Dream Unlimited Corp., where he was responsible for business planning and analysis, investor relations, financial reporting, debt and equity financing and tax planning.
Mr. Quesnel has a CPA, CA designation and is a graduate of Columbia Business School’s Digital Business Leadership Program. He also has a Graduate Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University.
Melissa Quigg is responsible for the asset management of Tricon Residential’s multi-family communities in the Western United States.
Ms. Quigg brings more than 20 years of multi-family experience to Tricon, working in both acquisitions and asset management. Prior to joining Tricon, Ms. Quigg was Vice President of Acquisitions and Asset Management at Friedkin Realty Group, overseeing 11,000 apartments, as well as leading all acquisition activities nationwide. Before Friedkin Realty, Ms. Quigg was Vice President of Investments at Pacific Urban Residential and McDowell Properties.
Ms. Quigg has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Jayashri Raghunathan leads various aspects of Tricon Residential’s information technology operations, including strategy, governance, infrastructure, data analytics and cybersecurity.
Prior to joining Tricon in 2015, Ms. Raghunathan was a Principal Consultant at Stream Integration in its Enterprise Analytics practice. Before that, Ms. Raghunathan held a variety of positions in IT and systems implementation consulting within IT organizations in the manufacturing and real estate industries. Ms. Raghunathan has extensive experience in optimizing IT strategy, applications, data and delivery to create maximum and sustainable organizational value and ensure IT security. She has also led cross-functional teams working on large and complex technology projects.
Ms. Raghunathan has CPA, CA, CPA (U.S.) and CISA designations, as well as PRINCE2® Practitioner and Lean IT Kaizen certifications.
Bill Richard oversees the asset management of Tricon Residential’s rental housing portfolio, as well as single-family rental acquisitions. In these roles he is responsible for portfolio analytics and optimization, revenue management, ancillary revenue, and Tricon’s national organic single-family rental acquisition program. Bill also plays a major role in property financing activities, and large transaction underwriting / execution.
Mr. Richard brings more than 16 years of experience in investments, finance and asset and risk management to Tricon. Before joining Tricon in 2016, he was a founding executive of True Investments, where he was Senior Vice President of Asset Management and Operations. Previously, he led successful teams at Arch Bay Capital, Morgan Stanley and the American Stock Exchange.
Mr. Richard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from San Diego State University.
Marc Simonik is responsible for providing legal support on all aspects of Tricon Residential’s investments, operations, corporate structuring and finance, compliance and corporate governance. Mr. Simonik also serves as the Privacy Officer for Tricon.
Prior to joining Tricon, Mr. Simonik served as Counsel, Investments & Asset Management at Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, overseeing all legal aspects of its real estate and mortgage portfolios. Before working at Sun Life, Mr. Simonik practiced law at Stikeman Elliott LLP, advising on all areas of commercial real estate, financings, mergers and acquisitions, loan securitization, commercial leasing and corporate transactional matters.
Mr. Simonik holds a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminology from Western University.
Heather Southworth is responsible for leading strategic initiatives and overseeing day-to-day operations for Tricon Residential’s Western portfolio. In this role, she manages the property management, maintenance and construction functions in California, Nevada and Arizona.
Ms. Southworth brings more than 14 years of asset management experience to Tricon. Prior to joining Tricon in 2014, she worked as an Asset Manager at Keller Williams Realty, where she was responsible for overseeing all property accounts and listings. During her time there, she successfully led a team of Real Estate Owned (REO) agents and was responsible for managing all asset project work, valuations, contract compliance and agent coaching. Prior to Keller Williams, Ms. Southworth was Chief Broker Compliance Officer at Windermere Real Estate, where she audited agent files for Department of Real Estate compliance, performed transaction coordination, negotiated short sales and served as property manager for all broker-owned assets.
Ms. Southworth is a graduate of Sierra College and has several real estate certificates from First Tuesday Real Estate in the areas of real estate law, principles and practices.
Kerry Steer is responsible for overseeing all Canadian multi-family construction activities at Tricon Residential. This includes managing project teams, as well as interacting with consultants, trade contractors, suppliers, government authorities, ownership groups and other stakeholders. He manages project schedules and budgets, ensuring that quality expectations are met.
Mr. Steer has more than 25 years of experience in the high-rise residential sector. Prior to joining Tricon in 2015, he worked for several of Toronto’s premier developers, including Tridel, Canderel and DJ Campbell Construction, and was responsible for successfully delivering more than 8,000 apartments to market.
Mr. Steer studied project management and architecture at Ryerson University and is Gold Seal Certified by the Canadian Construction Association.
Rick Timmins manages strategic growth initiatives for Tricon Residential’s U.S. multi-family and single-family rental businesses. In this role, he is responsible for joint venture capital-raising and structuring, investment management and strategic growth planning, and maintaining key private investor relationships. In addition, Mr. Timmins is responsible for transaction sourcing and execution and has played a significant role in many of Tricon’s strategic acquisitions.
Before joining Tricon in 2015, Mr. Timmins worked at Rockwood Capital, where he focused on acquisitions and asset management of core-plus, value-add and opportunistic real estate strategies across a number of asset classes, including multi-family. Prior to that, he worked in the investment banking group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, advising institutional real estate clients on corporate transactions and capital markets.
Mr. Timmins has an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California with a concentration in Finance.
Tara Tucker is responsible for Tricon Residential’s communications strategy, including internal and external communications, press releases, media relations, crisis management, corporate sponsorships and sustainability initiatives to help enhance and grow the Tricon brand.
Ms. Tucker has been a leader in the integrated marketing communications space since 2004. Most recently, she led T2 Communications, a consultancy agency, where she developed communication strategies for small and medium-sized enterprises. Prior to that, Ms. Tucker held the role of Vice President, Global Marketing Communications at Spin Master Corp., where she helped oversee communications for the company’s successful IPO, multiple acquisitions, new product launches and international expansion. Before Spin Master, Ms. Tucker led the rebranding and channel expansion of Chatelaine, Canada’s largest women’s media brand, in her role as Publisher for Rogers Communications Inc.
Ms. Tucker holds a Chartered Marketer designation from the Canadian Marketing Association and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Montclair State University.
Thomas Walsh is responsible for overseeing all property-related legal, compliance and strategic risk management for Tricon Residential.
Mr. Walsh has extensive experience leading the legal function at a variety of organizations worldwide and brings a broad spectrum of legal expertise to Tricon. Prior to joining Tricon in 2017, he served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Kleinfelder, Ascentra, IMI plc and Tyco International.
Mr. Walsh has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Joshua Welty is responsible for overseeing all aspects of development for Tricon Residential’s single-family build-to-rent strategy.
Mr. Welty brings to Tricon more than 15 years of experience managing a wide variety of development projects, from land acquisition to commercial operations. Previously, he was a Division Vice President at Toll Brothers, Inc., where he led the planning, development and construction of new home communities throughout California. Prior to that, Mr. Welty worked at PFMG Solar, where he managed the development of distributed generation and small-scale utility solar facilities.
Mr. Welty has a Bachelor of Science degree in Planning and Development from the University of Southern California.
Brendan Whitsitt is responsible for the execution of Tricon Residential’s Canadian rental development projects. In this role, he leads project teams over the entire development lifecycle, including design, municipal approvals, construction, asset management and marketing.
Before joining Tricon, Mr. Whitsitt was a Partner at Insight Property Group, where he was responsible for all aspects of mixed-use infill development and construction. Prior to Insight, he was a Staff Architect at SK+I Architecture. His team designed multi-family and mixed-use projects totaling more than 1 million square feet and over $300 million in construction costs.
Brendan holds a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from George Mason University, where he graduated with distinction.