Murray Dalfen

Chief Executive Officer
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Murray Dalfen is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for the oversight and management of the firm and its investment activities. Murray is also a member of the firm’s Executive Advisory Committee and the General Partner’s Fund IV Investment Committee. Murray has successfully led three real estate funds at Dalfen, which have owned, operated, developed and managed several million square feet of commercial property located in the U.S. and Canada. Murray Dalfen began his career at Dalfen’s Limited, a family-apparel retail chain. In 1990, Murray transitioned the direction of Dalfen to focus exclusively on commercial real estate. Since 1990, Mr. Dalfen has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dalfen’s Limited and Dalfen Industrial.

 

Murray is a philanthropist and has also assumed a leadership role in many community organizations. Mr. Dalfen was named a winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Quebec.

 

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Sean Dalfen

President & Chief Investment Officer
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Sean Dalfen is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Dalfen Industrial and the General Partner and is responsible for the firm’s investment activities, origination of new business and implementation of the last mile investment strategy. Sean is also a member of the firm’s Executive Advisory Committee and the General Partner’s Fund IV Investment Committee. After joining the firm in 2006, Sean was instrumental in the firm becoming one of the largest buyers of industrial real estate, having executed over $1.4 billion of transactions involving in excess of 30 million square feet of industrial properties in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to Dalfen, Sean worked at NAI Commercial as an Investment Sales Broker where he was one of the company’s Top 10 producers in Canada.

 

Sean is involved in a variety of philanthropic activities and is a frequent speaker and panelist at private equity industry events in both Canada and the U.S. Sean studied Psychology and Finance at Tel Aviv University’s Lowy School and McGill University.

 

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Fred Tkalec

Chief Financial Officer
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Fred Tkalec is the Chief Financial Officer for Dalfen Industrial and the General Partner and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s accounting, reporting and financing operations. Fred is also a member of the Executive Advisory Committee and the General Partner’s Fund IV Investment Committee. He has extensive experience in securing debt and raising equity capital, transacting in the real estate market, investor relations and risk management. Fred has facilitated in excess of $700 million of dispositions and financing of acquisitions. Prior to joining Dalfen, Fred was a Senior Manager with Price Waterhouse Coopers.

 

Fred earned a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and the Chartered Professional Accountancy Designation (CPA).

 

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Shelly Drakes

Executive Vice President | Asset Management
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Shelly Drakes is the Executive Vice President of Asset Management for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for overseeing all property management initiatives; day to day operations of each property, lease negotiations, tenant satisfaction and vendor management. Shelly is also a member of the General Partner’s Fund IV Investment Committee. Prior to joining Dalfen, Shelly handled management and leasing at Prentiss Properties (now PM Realty).

 

Shelly earned a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from the Florida International University School of Engineering and a Bachelor Degree in Business and Anthropology from Rollins College. She is also a member of NAIOP, BOMA and CREW, in addition to being active in several charitable organizations.

 

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Mark Bowen

Senior Vice President | Head of Investments
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Mark Bowen is a Senior VP- Head of Investments for Dalfen Industrial, and is responsible for leading the acquisitions, development, and operations on the west coast region, and overseeing the firms’ investment activities across the US.  Mark brings over 30 years of experience in real estate and finance, from both the private and public institutional sectors. During his career he has  transacted on over $30 billion in real estate across the U.S.  Prior to joining Dalfen, Mark was a Senior Vice President with DCT Industrial Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DCT), the second largest industrial REIT in the United States, for 14 years.  In this role he was responsible for capital deployment, development, acquisitions, leasing, as well as management of teams in multiple markets.  Mark also spent 15 years with General Electric Real Estate in various positions, the most recent of which was as the Western Director of Investments and Development.  In this role he managed several offices in the western U.S. and he and his team originated or developed, Industrial, multi-family, office and retail opportunities.

 

Mark received his B.S. in Business Management and Finance from Colorado State University.  Mark is an active member of NAIOP and serves on one of their National Forums.  He is also a sponsor of the Denver and Phoenix Chapters of SIOR.

 

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Mariam Ghoul

Human Resources
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Mariam Ghoul is the Head of Human Resources for Dalfen Industrial. As a senior member of Dalfen Industrial, Mariam provides recommendations to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, and resource allocation. Prior to her role as Head of Human Resources, Mariam held different positions with Dalfen Industrial including a Real Estate Associate on the Asset Management team, Acquisitions Coordinator and the Executive Assistant to the CIO.

 

Mariam earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Mount Saint Vincent University, a Graduate Diploma in Business Management from McGill University and is currently enrolled in the Canadian Payroll Association.

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Maxim Gagliardi, CFA

Managing Director | Capital Markets
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Max Gagliardi is the Managing Director of Capital Markets for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for the firm’s financing activities, portfolio management, underwriting, acquisitions, dispositions and capital raising. Since joining Dalfen, he has underwritten, managed and closed industrial transactions in excess of $1 billion across 13 states. Max is also a member of the General Partner’s Fund IV Investment Committee. Prior to joining Dalfen, Max served as a Research Analyst at Otera Capital, the real estate finance arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).

 

Max earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and Finance from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder.

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Sean Wood

Vice President | Development & Construction
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Sean Wood is the Vice President of Development and Construction for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for overseeing Dalfen’s development functions which include real estate site selection, due diligence, design and construction. Prior to joining Dalfen, Sean was a Development Director at Hillwood Investment Properties, where he was responsible for leading the development of warehouses, distribution centers, and logistics-oriented properties in Memphis, Nashville, and Cincinnati. Prior to Hillwood, Sean managed or redevelopment projects totaling 3.7 million square feet for Rouse Properties.

 

Sean earned a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from The Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Georgia. He is a member of ULI.

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Tyler McElroy

Manager | Development & Construction
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Tyler McElroy is a Manager of Development and Construction for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for the day-to-day management of our development projects. Prior to joining Dalfen, Tyler worked as a Licensed Structural Engineer.

 

Tyler earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Hunter Graham

Associate | Development
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Hunter Graham is a Development Associate for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for underwriting and performing due diligence on potential developments.

 

Hunter earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Masters in Real Estate from Texas A&M University. Hunter holds an active Texas Real Estate Sales license.

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Ardi Isufaj

Development Analyst
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Ardi Isufaj is a Development Analyst for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for underwriting and performing due diligence on potential developments. Prior to joining Dalfen, Ardi was an Intern at Dalfen and Hicks Equity Partners.

 

Ardi earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Economics from The University of Texas at Dallas, where he founded the UTD Financial Leadership Association Investment Division.

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Mike Solis

Market Officer | Southeastern U.S.
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Mike Solis is the Market Officer for the Southeastern U.S. and is responsible for the acquisitions, development, and capital deployment strategies in these markets. Prior to joining Dalfen, Mike was Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at Compass Acquisition Partners. There he was responsible for all financial analysis, acquisitions, dispositions, debt sourcing and portfolio analysis for a diversified portfolio consisting of 6,000 apartments and 3.5 million square feet of commercial and industrial space across nine states. During this time Mike executed over $600 Million in real estate transactions. Mike is also a retired Navy Cryptologist, having served 5 deployments overseas.

 

Mike earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from American Intercontinental University and is completing a Master of Finance (MFin) from Colorado State University. He is an active member of ULI.

 

 

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Doug Lance

Market Officer | Midwestern U.S.
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Doug Lance is the Market Officer for the Midwestern U.S. for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, development and property management of investments in the region. Doug has over 30 year’s of experience in the commercial real estate industry including the last 15 years in the industrial sector. Prior to joining Dalfen, Doug was an Asset Manager at Viking Partners where he was responsible for all asset management and leasing functions in Cincinnati in addition to having held senior asset management, acquisition and leasing positions for over 14 million square feet of industrial properties with industrial real estate owners and developers including First Industrial Realty Trust, Welsh Property Trust, New Boston Fund and Cushman &Wakefield.

 

Doug earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate and Business from the University of Cincinnati and is an active member of NAIOP.

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Kevin Caille

Market Officer | Texas & Georgia
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Kevin Caille is the Market Officer for the state of Texas and the state of Georgia. He is responsible for the acquisitions, development, and capital deployment strategies in these markets.  Kevin has over 14 years of experience in industrial real estate, and he brings a unique perspective from both a brokerage and institutional ownership background.  Prior to joining Dalfen, Kevin was a Vice President with DCT Industrial Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DCT), one of the largest industrial REIT’s in the United States.  In this role he was responsible for overseeing the leasing, marketing, and portfolio management of a 13 million square foot industrial portfolio in Atlanta and Nashville, as well as source capital deployment opportunities through acquisitions and development.

 

Kevin received both his MBA and BBA with a concentration in real estate from the University of Georgia, and he is an active member of NAIOP.

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Jason Fithian

Analyst | Investments
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Jason Fithian is an Investment Analyst for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for assisting in the identification of target properties that meet specific acquisition criteria, assessing critical information related to the sourcing and acquisition of potential investments, underwriting, and supporting the due diligence process for assets under contract.

 

Prior to joining Dalfen, Jason was an Acquisition Associate for DCT Industrial where he was responsible for acquisition underwriting, portfolio underwriting and analytics, and due diligence activities.

 

Jason earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurial Management from Texas Christian University. Jason is a member of NAIOP and is active in the NAIOP Developing Leaders XII National Forum.

 

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Kelan Padgett

Analyst | Investments
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Kelan Padgett is an Investments Analyst for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for assisting in the identification of target properties that meet specific acquisition criteria, assessing critical information related to the sourcing and acquisition of potential investments, underwriting, and supporting the due diligence process for assets under contract. Prior to joining Dalfen, Kelan was an Associate Well Engineer within the Consulting and Project Management group at Halliburton Energy Services.

 

Kelan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering along with a math minor at Texas Tech University. He earned a Master of Science degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Mitchell Nachman

Analyst | Investments
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Mitchell Nachman is an Investments Analyst for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for assisting in the identification of target properties that meet specific acquisition criteria, assessing critical information related to the sourcing and acquisition of potential investments, underwriting, and supporting the due diligence process for assets under contract. Prior to joining Dalfen, Mitchell was a Fund Analyst within SEI Investment’s hedge fund group.

 

Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, with distinction, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Mitchell is an Associate Member of the Urban Land Institute and holds a certification in real estate financial modeling from REFM.

 

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John Lettieri

Analyst | Investments
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John Lettieri is an Investment Analyst for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for assisting in the identification of target properties that meet specific acquisition criteria, assessing critical information related to the sourcing and acquisition of potential investments, underwriting, and supporting the due diligence process for assets under contract. Prior to joining Dalfen, John was a Senior Associate at GCP Capital Group where he was responsible for originations and underwriting.

 

John earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance at Hofstra University.

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Aaron Lin, CFA

Associate | Capital Markets
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Aaron Lin is the Associate for Capital Markets at Dalfen Industrial. He is responsible for the firm’s financial modeling, analytical tools development, report automation and market and economic research. Prior to joining Dalfen, Aaron served as an investment associate at FCM Investments, where he helped managing $300+ million investment portfolios.

 

Aaron earned a BBA degree in Finance from University of Oklahoma and is a CFA charterholder.

 

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Jerry Benson

Asset Manager
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Jerry Benson is the Asset Manager for the Southeastern U.S. for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, development and property management of all investments in the region. Jerry’s experience includes the development of over 1.6 million square feet of industrial properties and he has executed over $750 million of acquisitions of multiple property types across 13 states in the Southeast, Southwest and Midwest markets. Prior to joining Dalfen, Jerry was the Asset and Construction Manager for McCraney Property Company, a Florida based industrial development company.

 

Jerry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both Finance and Accounting from Central Washington University. He is an active member of NAIOP and serves on the Membership Committee

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Tom Dudney

Asset Manager
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Tom Dudney is an Asset Manager for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for oversight of property management, leasing, strategic planning, budgeting and financial analyses of the industrial real estate portfolio located in Texas. Prior to joining Dalfen, Tom was a Senior Associate with Harrod Properties, where he was responsible for the development and asset management function of the firm’s office and healthcare properties throughout Texas. Prior to Harrod, Tom has held positions with EY’s Real Estate Transactions group and CBRE’s institutional investment sales group.

 

Tom holds degrees in Finance and Economics from Southern Methodist University and a Masters in Real Estate from Georgetown University and is an active member of the Dallas chapters of NAIOP and ULI.

 

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Philip Lassman

Senior Manager, Real Estate Transactions
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Philip Lassman is the Senior Manager for Real Estate Transactions, overseeing the Due Diligence process on all acquisitions & dispositions for Dalfen Industrial.  Philip also has Asset Management responsibility for Canada and is responsible for development, leasing and property management of investments in the Canadian region. Prior to joining Dalfen, Philip was an Asset Manager at Olymbec Corporate Group where he was responsible for all asset management and leasing functions for a 3.2 Million square foot portfolio in Dallas and Hartford. In addition, Philip held asset management, acquisition and leasing positions with industrial and office owners including Cadillac Fairview Corporation, Sutton Group, NexxGen Property Partners, Belcourt Properties and Premiere Alliance Management.

 

Philip earned his degree in Finance from Concordia University and an MBA in Strategy and Consulting from Les Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal, Quebec. Philip also holds the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation and is an active member of BOMA Quebec.

 

 

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Keri Payne

Lease Administrator
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Keri Payne is a Lease Administrator for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for facilitating the accurate and timely drafting, abstracting and transmittal of lease documents, as well as tracking, verifying, reporting, and disseminating lease data for commercial real estate across the US.

 

Prior to joining Dalfen, Keri was a paralegal for DCT Industrial where she was responsible for drafting leasing and property management documents, and maintaining multiple databases and reports related to leasing activity legal invoices and compliance requirements.

 

Keri earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and is a United States Navy veteran.

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Joyce Meinerding

Property Manager | Midwestern U.S.
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Joyce Meinerding is the Property Manager for the Midwestern U.S. for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for day-to-day management of Dalfen’s Midwestern portfolio. Prior to joining Dalfen, Joyce spent 27 years as a Property Manager with Mercantile Center, a property management firm in Cincinnati where she oversaw the day to day operations of 270,000 square feet of industrial properties.

 

Joyce attended Xavier University and studied Business Management. She also carries a commercial real estate license in Ohio and is studying to become licensed in Kentucky.

 

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Marissa Arrington

Property Manager | West
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Marissa Arrington is a Property Manager for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for the day-to-day management of Dalfen’s West portfolio.  Prior to joining Dalfen, Marissa was an Asset Manager for DCT Industrial, where she led asset management of over 4.6 million square feet of industrial properties nationally and played a key role in acquisitions and dispositions of class A-C industrial properties.  

 

Marissa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Elementary Education from University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Michelle Annett

Property Manager | Southwest
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Michelle Annett is a Property Manager for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for the day to day management of the Southwest U.S. Region. Prior to joining Dalfen, Michelle spent 8 years as an Associate VP, Sr. Property Manager for Colony Industrial, formally Cobalt Capital Partners in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. She led the PM team that comprised of over 6 million square feet and participated in 2 company transitions. Michelle also held the position of Property Manager for Transwestern Commercial Services, overseeing the day to day operations and project management of 4 million square feet of Industrial property for multiple Institutional ownerships.

 

Michelle holds her real estate license in Texas and is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management.

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Sara Sciortino

Property Manager | Southern U.S.
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Sara Sciortino is the property manager for the South US Region for Dalfen Industrial. Prior to joining Dalfen, Sara was as an assistant property manager with a boutique real estate firm in Orlando where she maintained the management and accounts of approximately 1 million square feet of retail shopping centers throughout Central Florida. Her background is heavy in accounting and bookkeeping in multiple industries.

 

Sara studied Arts Administration at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana and holds her real estate license in Florida. She is currently in pursuit of her CPM designation.

 

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Susan Cantrell

Property Manager | Georgia
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Susan Cantrell is a Property Manager for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for the day-to-day management of Dalfen’s Georgia portfolio.  Prior to joining Dalfen, Susan was a Property Manger for DCT Industrial, where she managed over 5 million square feet of wholly owned industrial properties in the Metro Atlanta area. Susan has also held positions as Property Manager for Prologis and Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.  

 

Susan earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from University of North Alabama and holds her real estate license in Georgia.

 

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Sierra Johnson

Property Administrator
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Sierra Johnson is a Property Administrator for Dalfen Industrial. Prior to joining Dalfen, Sierra was an Administrator at Due Season Christian Church International.

 

Sierra earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Eastern Michigan University.

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Lisa Cardone

Asset Management Coordinator
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Lisa Cardone is the Office Manager/Property Administrator for the South US Region for Dalfen Industrial.  Lisa is responsible for maintaining the office, as the office manager, and she also works closely with the Property Management/Asset team, as the Property Administrator. Prior to joining Dalfen, Lisa was the Property Administrator for McCraney Property Company.

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Seanice Reynolds

Asset Management Coordinator
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Seanice Reynolds is a Property Administrator for the Midwestern Properties for Dalfen Industrial. Prior to joining Dalfen, Seanice was an Administrative Specialist and Staff Accountant for a Third-Party Commercial Real Estate Firm.

 

Seanice earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration on Finance from Wright State University.

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Carole Giguère

Senior Executive Assistant
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Carole joined the company in 1987 as secretary to the advertising director of Dalfen’s retail business and was subsequently promoted to executive assistant when the company moved to the real estate industry. She is responsible for managing the day to day administrative tasks and also assists other functional areas of the Dalfen platform in carrying out various special projects.

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Liz Morley

Executive Assistant
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Liz Morley is an Executive Assistant at Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for supporting the Managing Director of Capital Markets and the Head of Human Resources. Liz also manages many of the marketing responsibilities as she has over a decade of experience in marketing for various industries.

 

Liz earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Texas Christian University.

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Lorena Gray

Office Manager
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With over 15 years of experience in professional office executive assistant positions and a track record of strong performance in high-volume, high-pressure environments, Lorena skillfully manages administrative duties and client relations for her colleagues at Dalfen Industrial. Before being promoted as Office Manager, she was the Executive Assistant for Sean Dalfen President & CIO of Dalfen Industrial for six years.

 

Lorena earned an Associate degree from the University of San Ignacio de Loyola.  She is also a Notary Public for the State of Texas since 2018.

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Danila Carlisi

Controller
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Danila Carlisi joined Dalfen America Corp. in June 1998. Her responsibilities include overseeing the accounting and financial reporting of the entire corporate group. Prior to joining Dalfen America Corp., Danila was a senior auditor with a medium sized professional accounting firm in Montreal, Quebec.

 

Mrs. Carlisi received her accounting designation (CGA) and Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University in 1997 and 1992 respectively.

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Sharon Furlong

Accounting Manager
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Sharon Furlong joined Dalfen Industrial in December 1999.  Her responsibilities include the reviewing of US and Canadian financial reporting packages.  She is also working on various special projects with the Controller.

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Antoinette Noronha

Accounting Manager
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Antoinette Noronha joined Dalfen Industrial as an Accounting Manager in 2017. She leads a team of four accountants in the Financial Reporting & Analysis for the Joint Venture and wholly owned portfolios of the organization. Antoinette brings over two decades of experience in Accounting, Management and Personnel training to her position as manager.

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Vinh Ha

Corporate Accountant
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Vinh joined Dalfen Industrial in January 2016. His responsibilities include the financial reporting of the corporate groups, as well as for the funds.

 

He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accountancy at Concordia University, and is currently taking additional courses in the eventual pursuit of the CPA designation.

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Jonathan Yoon

Property Accountant
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Jonathan Yoon is a property accountant for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for the financial reporting and analysis of both Canadian and US based properties.

 

He is currently pursuing his CPA title with the Quebec CPA Order and completed his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accountancy from Concordia University.

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Nancy Darwiche

Property Accountant
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Nancy joined Dalfen Industrial in October 2017 as a property accountant. She is responsible for monthly accounting activities including financial reporting of US Properties, and budgets. Prior to joining Dalfen, Nancy worked for Rosdev Group for 10 years as property accountant .

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Erica Kuang

Property Accountant
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Erica joined Dalfen in 2018 as a property accountant on the accounting team. She is responsible for monthly accounting activities, financial reporting, budgets and forecasts.

 

Erica has a BSc in environmental Science from South China Normal University as well as a certificate in Accounting from McGill University. She is a member of Chartered Professional Accountant Ontario.

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Jacee Choi

Property Accountant
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Jacee Choi is a property accountant who is responsible for the accounting entries, billing and financial reporting of properties in the US. Prior to joining Dalfen, Jacee worked for the Canada Revenue Agency.

 

Jacee holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Mathematics from Concordia University and a Diploma in Accounting from McGill University.

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Mengdie Lyu

Property Accountant
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Mengdie Lyu is the property accountant responsible for receivable activities, monthly financial reporting, forecasts and budgets.

 

She graduated from McGill University and is now pursuing her CPA designation.

 

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Chantal Reid

Accounts Payable

Edmundo Gallura

Construction