A PROVEN EXECUTIVE TEAM WITH EXTRAORDINARY CREDENTIALS
Starlight U.S. Multi-Family is comprised of industry leaders with a track record of creating long-term investor value. Our strong executive team has over 100 years of experience, each bringing a unique perspective in the asset management, acquisition, disposition, financing and operation of United States multi-family real estate. It enables us to consistently deliver superior results and support our investors achieve their goals.
Daniel Drimmer is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Starlight Investments. In addition to founding TransGlobe Investment Management Ltd., TransGlobe Property Management Services Ltd. and TransGlobe Apartment REIT (TSX: TGA.UN), where he served as President and Chairman of the Board until August 2011, Mr. Drimmer founded True North Apartment REIT (TSX: TN.UN) and True North Commercial REIT (TSX: TNT.UN) in 2012, and Starlight U.S. Multi-Family in 2013. In addition to being the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of True North Commercial REIT, Mr. Drimmer is a member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of each of the Starlight U.S. Multi-Family Core Funds and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Northview Apartment REIT (TSX: NVU.UN). Over the last seven years, Mr. Drimmer has completed more than $16 billion worth of acquisition and financing transactions in residential and commercial real estate. Mr. Drimmer obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, and both a Master of Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Contemporary European Policy Making from European University in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the third generation in the Drimmer family to be actively involved in commercial real estate.
Evan Kirsh joined Starlight Investments in January 2013 as the President of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family. Mr. Kirsh has more than 30 years of real estate experience with the last 20 years of his career dedicated exclusively to the multi-residential housing industry. Mr. Kirsh’s experience includes executive positions with Revera Inc., GWL Realty Advisors and MetCap Living Inc. as well as positions with Brazos Advisors, Citibank Canada and Manulife Real Estate (the global real estate arm of Manulife Financial Corporation). During his tenure with these companies, Mr. Kirsh was involved in the asset management and operation of more than $8 billion of multi-residential real estate assets as well as the acquisition or disposition of approximately 35,000 multi-residential units valued at more than $5 billion. Mr. Kirsh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Martin Liddell joined Starlight Investments in January 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer of True North Apartment REIT (TSX: TN.UN) and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family. Prior to joining Starlight, Mr. Liddell was the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation (TSX: LW.TO) from 2006 until 2011 where he played a critical role in the March 2010 initial public offering. Previously, Mr. Liddell held the position of Chief Financial Officer of NBS Technologies Inc. (TSX:NBS). Between 2000 and 2005, Mr. Liddell served in a variety of increasingly senior corporate development and financial management roles at Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC), and prior to that from 1995 to 2000, provided strategic corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions advice to clients at KPMG LLP in the United Kingdom and Europe. Mr. Liddell holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in accounting and finance from Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, and received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1995. Mr. Liddell is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
David Hanick joined Starlight Investments in November 2012. Prior to joining Starlight, Mr. Hanick was a corporate partner in the Toronto office of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP where he focused on public and private mergers and acquisitions as well as capital markets transactions acting for issuers, underwriters and private equity firms in various sectors including the real estate sector. Mr. Hanick has more than 16 years of legal, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance expertise, and has participated in transactions totaling more than $25 billion. Mr. Hanick is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and holds a joint Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business and Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.