Murray Dalfen is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the General Partner and Dalfen and is responsible for the leadership and oversight of the company. Murray is also a member of the firm’s internal Executive Committee, the Investment Committee of the Development Fund, and the investment committee of Fund IV. Under Murray’s leadership, Dalfen has successfully managed four real estate funds, 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, Murray 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.
Sean Dalfen is the President and Chief Investment Officer of the General Partner and Dalfen Industrial. He has oversight responsibility for all of Dalfen Industrial’s businesses, the firm’s investment activities, strategic direction and management of the firm’s resources. Sean is also a member of the all of the firm’s Investment Committees across their funds and investment vehicles. 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 $3.5 billion of transactions involving in excess of 40 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.
Fred Tkalec is the Chief Financial Officer of the General Partner and Dalfen and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s accounting, compliance, reporting, and financing operations. Fred is also a member of the firm’s internal Executive Committee, the Investment Committee of the Development Fund, and the investment committee of Fund IV. 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 $1 billion million of dispositions and financing of acquisitions. Prior to joining Dalfen, Fred was a Senior Manager with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Fred earned a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and the Chartered Professional Accountancy Designation (CPA).
Shelly Drakes is the Executive Vice President of Asset Management of the GP and Dalfen and is responsible for overseeing all property management and asset management initiatives, day-to-day operations of each property, lease negotiations, tenant satisfaction, and vendor management. Shelly is also a member of the firm’s internal Executive Committee, the Investment Committee of the Development Fund, and the investment committee of Fund IV. 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.
Mark Bowen is the Senior Vice President/Head of Investments of the General Partner and Dalfen and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment activities across the U.S. Mark is also a member of the firm’s internal Executive Committee. 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 and developed over $30 billion in real estate including over 10 million square feet of development. Prior to joining Dalfen, Mark was a Senior Vice President with DCT Industrial Trust, Inc., the second largest industrial REIT in the US for 14 years. In this role, he was responsible for capital deployment, development, acquisitions, leasing, and management of teams in multiple markets. Mark also spent 15 years at General Electric Real Estate. In this role, he managed several offices in the Western U.S. and he and his team originated and 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.
Mariam Ghoul is the Director of HR & Operations of the GP and Dalfen. Mariam is a member of the firm’s internal Executive Committee. She provides recommendations to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training, and development. She also manages resource allocation including liaising with departmental heads to develop , revise and implement operational processes and monitors day to day activities to ensure progress on strategic goals. Prior to her current role, Mariam held different positions with Dalfen, including Real Estate Associate on the Asset Management team, Acquisitions Coordinator, and 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
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
Joseph Walker is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the General Partner and Dalfen and is responsible for all legal and compliance matters. He has experience in real estate investment management and private equity since 2014. Joseph is also a member of the firm’s internal Executive Committee. Prior to joining Dalfen, Mr. Walker worked in private legal practice at Ballard Spahr LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he provided advice to private equity fund sponsors and real estate developers. Mr. Walker also served as Senior Corporate Counsel at Bridge Investment Group. In this role, he was responsible for the negotiation of joint venture agreements representing in excess of $1 billion in investor capital and formation of commercial office, seniors housing, and commercial real estate-backed fixed income funds.
Mr. Walker received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy with an emphasis in Taxation from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and his Juris Doctor from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.Read Less
Kevin Caille is Dalfen Industrial’s Market Officer for the Southeast Region of the United States. He is responsible for the acquisitions, development, and capital deployment strategies as well as oversees the operational aspects in these markets. Kevin has over 15 years of experience and has transacted in over $1 Billion in industrial real estate leasing and sales. 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.Read Less
Rich Weiss is the Market Officer for the West Coast and is responsible for the acquisition, development and asset management of all investments in the region. Rich has over 15 years of experience in the industry, most recently serving as a Principal at Investcorp. Rich spent over 8 years at Investcorp and was responsible for the sourcing and closing of transactions in excess of $3.5 billion across various geographies and product types. Prior to Investcorp, Rich spent two years as a Vice President in the Institutional Investment Sales Group of CBRE in New York, NY, and four years at Clarion Partners in Washington, DC and New York, NY.
Rich received a BBA in Finance from the University of Miami, Florida.Read Less
John Lettieri is Dalfen Industrial’s Market Officer for the Northeastern United States and Texas. He is responsible for the acquisition, development and capital deployment strategies in these markets. 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.Read Less
Philip Lassman is the Senior Manager for Real Estate Transactions, overseeing the Due Diligence process on all acquisitions and 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.
Kyle Russell is the Vice President of Development Management for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for managing the execution of Dalfen’s development functions which include real estate site selection, due diligence, design and construction. Prior to joining Dalfen, Kyle led project management at Scannell Properties for Texas and Georgia developments. Prior to Scannell, Kyle managed major ground-up projects in the CBRE Texas market for major companies including McKesson, Nissan Motors, Quest Labs and Core5 Industrial Partners totaling 4.9 million square feet.
Prior to achieving his professional license as a Registered Architect, Kyle earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University in 1998. Above all he is a proud father and husband.Read Less
Tyler McElroy is the Director 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.Read Less
Hunter Graham is a Manager of Development & Construction 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
Clayton Bryan is a Development Analyst for Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for underwriting and preforming due diligence on potential developments. Clayton also interned with Dalfen before finishing his schooling.
Clayton earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Real Estate from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Real Estate from Texas A&M University.Read Less
Jerry Benson is the Asset Manager for Dalfen Industrial’s Southeast region. He 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
Tom Dudney is an Asset Manager for Dalfen Industrial’s Texas and Georgia markets. He is responsible for oversight of property management, leasing, strategic planning, budgeting and financial analyses of the industrial real estate portfolio in these states. 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.
Jason Fithian is an Asset Manager for Dalfen Industrial’s West region. He is responsible for leasing, strategic planning, budgeting, and financial analysis of the industrial portfolio in that region as well as assisting in the identification of target properties that meet specific acquisition criteria, assessing critical information related to the sourcing and acquisition of potential investments, 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.
Jeremy Weisbach is an Asset Manager for Dalfen’s Midwest region and is responsible for oversight of property management, leasing, strategic planning, budgeting, and financial analysis. Jeremy has 17 years of experience in commercial property and asset management.
Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Illinois State University. He is a Certified Property Manager with the Institute of Real Estate Management and a CCIM designee.Read Less
Aaron Lin is the Associate at Dalfen Industrial’s Capital Markets team. 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.
Stephen Huey is the Land Acquisition Manager for the West Coast and is responsible for sourcing development opportunities in the region. Prior to joining Dalfen, Stephen was a Senior Associate at Vestar focused on retail investment opportunities in the Western US. Stephen started his career at Ernst & Young in the Transaction Real Estate Consulting practice.
Stephen earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University.Read Less
Mitchell Nachman is an Investments Associate for the southeast region of the United States. He is responsible for identifying target properties that meet specific acquisition criteria in these markets, bringing the properties through due diligence, and supporting asset management for closed acquisitions and developments.
Kelan Padgett is an Investment Analyst for Dalfen Industrial’s Southeast region. He 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
Trenton Forbes is an Investment Analyst for Dalfen Industrial’s West region. He 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.
Trenton earned his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics: Finance and Real Estate, as well as a Masters in Real Estate from Texas A&M University.Read Less
Saidakhror Mukhtorov is an Investment Analyst for Dalfen Industrial’s Midwest region. He is responsible for assisting in the identification of target properties that meet specific acquisition criteria, assessing critical information related to sourcing and acquisition of potential investments, underwriting, and supporting the due diligence process for assets under contract. Prior to joining Dalfen, Saidakhror was a Consultant at Blackstone’s Real Estate Valuation and Investor Relations Group covering opportunistic (value-add) funds. Before Blackstone, Saidakhror was an acquisition analyst at Brownstone NYC responsible for investments in the Tri-State Region.
Joyce Meinerding is a Property Manager 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.
Marissa Arrington is a Property Manager for Dalfen Industrial. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of Dalfen’s Industrial 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.
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.Read Less
Sara Sciortino is the Property Manager for the South 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. She has extensive experience in accounting and bookkeeping in multiple industries.
Sara studied Arts Administration at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana and holds her real estate license and notary bond in Florida. She is currently in pursuit of her CPM designation.
Susan Cantrell is a Property Manager for Dalfen Industrial. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of Dalfen’s Georgia portfolio. Prior to joining Dalfen, Susan was a Property Manager 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.
Ana Sotelo is the Assistant Property Manager for the Dalfen Southwest U.S. Region and assists the Property Management team with tenant and vendor operations in Texas. Ana has over twenty years’ experience in various aspects of Property Management and Lease Administration. Prior to Dalfen, Ana spent time in property management roles for Colony Industrial, formerly Cobalt Capital Partners, Transwestern, and most recently at IWGPLC. Ana has extensive experience in various administrative and operational fundamentals of the tenant and landlord relationships and enjoys assisting tenants to ensure a positive and successful lease tenancy.Read Less
Keri Payne is the Lease Transaction Manager for Dalfen Industrial. She 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 industrial 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.Read Less
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.Read Less
Lisa Cardone is the Office Manager/Property Administrator for Dalfen Industrial’s South region. 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.Read Less
Carole Giguère is the Executive Assistant to the CEO at Dalfen Industrial, managing administrative and marketing tasks, and also assisting other functional areas of the Dalfen platform on various special projects. Carole joined the company in 1987 as assistant 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.Read Less
Judy Hammons is the Executive Assistant to the President & CIO at Dalfen Industrial, managing administrative tasks and various special projects. Prior to Dalfen, she was the Senior Executive Assistant at US Anesthesia Partners.
Judy studied Liberal Arts at University of Maryland and Business Administration at Montgomery Community College.Read Less
Liz Morley is an Executive Assistant at Dalfen Industrial and is responsible for supporting the Managing Director of Capital Markets. 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.Read Less
Emily Gustafson is the Executive Assistant to the SVP – Acquisition at Dalfen Industrial, managing administrative tasks and various special projects. Prior to Dalfen, Emily worked as an Administrative Assistant and Bank Reconciliation Specialist for Restaurant Accounting Services, Inc.
Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the Metropolitan University of Denver.Read Less
Mira Lafferton is a Paralegal for Dalfen Industrial. She is responsible for providing legal assistance to in-house counsel and other executive members. Prior to joining Dalfen, Mira was a senior real estate paralegal for J.C. Penney Corporation where she was responsible for coordinating various commercial real estate transactions, including property acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. She was also working as a paralegal for a boutique law firm specializing in commercial real estate.
Rabab Mirza is the Office Manager and Human Resources Coordinator for Dalfen Industrial. She is responsible for many tasks throughout the office including organizing meetings, reconciling credit card accounts, processing vendor statements, and assisting various departments with special projects as needed. As the HR Coordinator, she works on sourcing initiatives, employee onboarding, and company events.
Rabab earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas and is currently pursuing her MBA in Marketing.Read Less
Danila Carlisi joined Dalfen in June 1998. As the company’s Controller, her responsibilities include overseeing the accounting and financial reporting of the entire corporate group. Prior to joining Dalfen, 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.Read Less
Vinh joined Dalfen Industrial as a Corporate Accountant and has since been promoted to Assistant Controller. His responsibilities include the financial reporting of the corporate groups and 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 pursuit of the CPA designation.Read Less
Antoinette Noronha is the Accounting Manager, leading a team of four accountants. She oversees 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.Read Less
Jacee Choi is a Accounts Payable Manager at Dalfen Industrial. She supervises the account payable department and is involved in the treasury function. 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.Read Less
Jonathan Yoon is a Property Accountant for Dalfen Industrial. He 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
Donna is a Property Accountant for Dalfen Industrial. She is responsible for monthly and quarterly accounting activities including budgets and financial reporting for US properties. Donna has many years of experience as a property accountant.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Concordia University.Read Less
Chen is a Property Accountant for Dalfen Industrial. She is responsible for monthly and quarterly financial reporting, analysis and budget for U.S. properties. Chen brings in 5 years of real estate accounting experience plus a few years of accounting experience in other industries.Read Less
Chantal Reid takes care of the company-wide day-to-day payments, ensuring accounts are up to date by reconciling vendor statements. She also assists with payment inquiries to maintain positive relationships with vendors. In addition, Chantal is responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual tax reporting for our Canadian companies.Read Less
Molood Jannesari is a Junior Accountant at Dalfen Industrial. She is responsible for assisting the Property Accountants with account receivables and bank reconciliations on all properties across U.S.
Molood holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from University of Tehran in Iran, a Bachelor of Commerce major in Accounting from John Molson Business School of Concordia and Accounting Principal and related Computer Application Software from Dawson College. She is continuing her education to earn CPA designation.Read Less
Sheng Li is a Junior Accountant at Dalfen Industrial. She is responsible for account receivables, bank reconciliations, monthly financial reporting, forecasts, and budgets. Prior to joining Dalfen, Sheng worked for Citco as Fund Accountant.
Sheng holds a Masters degree in Finance from McGill University.Read Less
Barbara is the Receptionist and Accounts Payable Clerk at Dalfen’s Montreal office. Prior to joining Dalfen’s, Barbara was employed at Le Chateau Inc in accounting and logistics department for 14 years. Also worked for TD Bank, International Department as well as some contract work for employment agencies.
Barbara graduated from Dawson College in Montreal, accounting program.Read Less