Adventus Realty Trust is pleased to announce that Darcy Brabbins, MBA, has joined our management team. Mr. Brabbins brings 30 years of experience in progressively responsible real estate management positions with high profile Canadian companies. Most recently, he was with Bentall Kennedy, one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors, where he was Western Regional Vice President and responsible for the operation, management and financial performance of a 9,000,000 square foot office, industrial and retail portfolio on behalf of institutional investment advisors.
Brad Newell, Chairman of Adventus, states, “Since inception, we have always focused on building a strong team to drive our growth. I’m pleased to welcome Darcy Brabbins to our management team. Darcy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in commercial real estate. He will be crucial in our decision making when it comes to buying, selling, and operating our properties. Earlier this year we brought on Cushman & Wakefield (CW) to oversee the property management of our current portfolio. The combination of CW and Darcy Brabbins gives us strong property management expertise to assist in reaching our near term growth goals.”
Darcy Brabbins was with Bentall Kennedy from January 1999 to March 2013, as Regional VP, BC Region. His responsibilities included operations, management and financial performance of large portfolio of properties. He also took a lead role in due diligence related to new acquisitions, dispositions and major capital projects. Prior to joining Bentall Kennedy, Mr. Brabbins held similar positions and responsibilities with Oxford Development Group Inc., Beutel Goodman Real Estate Group and Manulife Financial. Since June 2006, Mr. Brabbins has held the positions of President and Vice President of Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA). He has also been a past Director of BOMA Edmonton. Mr. Brabbins has continued his professional development through numerous ICSC, BOMA and other industry seminars. Mr. Brabbins has a BA and an MBA from the University of Alberta. His experience complements the rest of our management team’s expertise and he will play an important role as we add more properties to our portfolio.
Adventus is a Canadian based private Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and is focused on US income producing commercial real estate, primarily in the suburban office market of Chicago, Illinois. For more information on Adventus including our team, corporate strategy, photo gallery, details of our portfolio and press releases, we invite you to visit our website at www.adventusrealty.com.
ADVENTUS REALTY TRUST
By its Trustee: ADVENTUS REALTY SERVICES INC.
Per: Rodney B. Johnston, CPA, FCA
President and Chief Executive Officer