Murray Dalfen

Chief Executive Officer
Read More

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 the winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Quebec.

 

Read Less

Sean Dalfen

President & Chief Investment Officer
Read More

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.

 

Read Less

Don Benningfield

Chief Operating Officer
Read More

Don Benningfield is the Chief Operating Officer of Dalfen Industrial and the General Partner and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations, asset and risk management, compliance and financing strategies. Don is also a member of the Executive Advisory Committee and the General Partner’s Fund IV Investment Committee. He has completed in excess of $350 billion of transactions and has extensive experience in managing and investing debt and equity capital, transacting in the capital markets, managing risk, and providing portfolio management and strategic advisory services to institutional clients and private equity firms. Prior to joining Dalfen, Don was the Global Head of Real Estate Portfolio Management at BlackRock where he led numerous project teams in executing client mandates and strategic initiatives globally. Prior to Blackrock, he held multiple leadership positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, including Global Head of Real Estate Loan Syndications, where he covered a wide range of investment banking and capital markets transactions in addition to serving in various risk management, board, ownership and advisory roles.

 

Don earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and holds Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 FINRA Licenses in addition to memberships in ULI, NAREIT, and the REBNY.

 

Read Less

Fred Tkalec

Chief Financial Officer
Read More

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).

 

Read Less

Shelly Drakes

Executive Vice President | Asset Management
Read More

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.

 

Read Less

Mark Bowen

Senior Vice President | Head of Investments
Read More

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.

 

Read Less

Mariam Ghoul

Human Resources
Read More

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.

Read Less

Maxim Gagliardi

Managing Director | Capital Markets
Read More

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.

Read Less

Sean Wood

Vice President of Development & Construction
Read More

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.

Read Less

Jason Fithian

Analyst | Investments
Read More

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.

 

Read Less

Joseph Lafferty

Analyst | Investments
Read More

Joseph Lafferty  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, Joseph was an Associate director at Churchill Capital Company where he was responsible for arranging debt and equity financing for real estate development companies, investors, and owners across multiple asset classes totaling in excess of $50 million.

Joseph earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate Finance from the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business and holds an active Texas Real Estate License.

Read Less

Kelan Padgett

Analyst | Investments
Read More

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.

Read Less

Mitchell Nachman

Analyst | Investments
Read More

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.

 

Read Less

Hunter Graham

Analyst | Development
Read More

Hunter Graham is a Development Analyst 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.

Read Less

Aaron Lin

Fund Analyst
Read More

Aaron Lin is the Fund Analyst of Capital Markets for 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.

 

Read Less

Rhonda McFarlane

Vice President | Market Officer
Read More

Rhonda McFarlane is the Vice President and Market Officer for the Southwestern U.S. for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for construction supervision, maintenance, and tenant relations in the region for a 4 million square foot industrial portfolio across Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Prior joining Dalfen, Rhonda was an Assistant Property Manager at CMD Realty.

Rhonda studied Business Management at Florida International University and holds real estate licenses in Texas and Florida.

Read Less

Jerry Benson

Market Officer
Read More

Jerry Benson is the Market Officer 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.

Read Less

Doug Lance

Market Officer - Midwest
Read More

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. 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.

Read Less

Philip Lassman

Asset Manager
Read More

Philip Lassman is the Asset Manager in Canada for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, development 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 a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Concordia University and a Masters of Business Administration in Strategy and Consulting from Les Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal, Quebec. Philip also holds the Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation and is a member of the Board of Directors at BOMA Quebec.

 

 

Read Less

Elaine Cabrera

Office Manager - Southeast Region
Read More

Elaine Cabrera is an Asset Management Associate for the Southeastern U.S. for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for day-today management of Dalfen’s Southeastern portfolio. She also assists other functional areas of the Dalfen platform in executing special projects, training and due diligence.

Elaine earned an Associate of Science in Business Administration and Management and is currently attending the University of Central Florida to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate. She is a member of BOMA Orlando.

 

Read Less

Joyce Meinerding

Property Manager - Midwest
Read More

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.

 

Read Less

Joanne Spytkowski

Asset Managment Associate - Southwest Region
Read More

Joanne Spytkowski is a Property Manager for the Southwestern U.S for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for day-to-day management of Dalfen’s Southwestern portfolio. Prior to joining Dalfen, Joanne was a Property Manager for Brinker International.

Joanne studied Business Management at Richland College.

 

Read Less

Sierra Johnson

Acquisitions Coordinator
Read More

Sierra Johnson is the Acquisitions Coordinator 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.

Read Less

Lisa Cardone

Asset Management Coordinator

Seanice Reynolds

Asset Management Coordinator

Carole Giguère

Senior Executive Assistant
Read More

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.

Read Less

Lorena Gray

Executive Assistant

Danila Carlisi

Controller
Read More

Danila Carlisi joined Dalfen America Corp. in June 1998. Her responsibilities include overseeing the accounting and financial reporting of the entire corporate group. Mrs. Carlisi received her accounting designation (CGA) and Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University in 1997 and 1992 respectively. Prior to joining Dalfen America Corp., Danila was a senior auditor with a medium sized professional accounting firm in Montreal, Quebec.

Read Less

Sharon Furlong

Accounting Manager
Read More

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.

Read Less

Antoinette Noronha

Accounting Manager

Vinh Ha

Property Accountant

Jonathan Yoon

Property Accountant
Read More

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.

Read Less

Jacee Choi

Junior Accountant

Nancy Darwiche

Property Accountant

Erica Kuang

Property Accountant

Chantal Reid

Accounts Payable

Edmundo Gallura

Construction