Dalfen America Corporation Hires Liadis and Kurlender

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Dalfen America Corp. (DAC), a leading private equity real estate company that owns and operates properties throughout the United States and Canada has hired two new members to their expanding acquisitions team as the firm aims to invest $500 million in the next twelve to eighteen months

Dalfen America Corp. (DAC), a leading private equity real estate company that owns and operates properties throughout the United States and Canada has hired two new members to their expanding acquisitions team. The new staff will focus on acquiring $500 million of residential mortgage pools, distressed commercial real estate loans and value-add industrial and retail assets in DAC’s Special Situations Fund over the next twelve to eighteen months.

Stephen Liadis joins Dalfen from Waterstone Capital Advisors, where he sourced and structured $1.5 billion of CMBS defeasance transaction between 2006 and 2009. Prior to Waterstone, Liadis managed a million square foot Midwest retail portfolio and worked at Deutsche Bank in London. Liadis joins the team as Director of Fund Acquisitions.

Robert Kurlender joins Dalfen from the HEC Paris Graduate School of Management, where he received his MBA with a concentration in finance and real estate. Kurlender previously worked for First Enterprise Corporation, a Texas based multi-family developer. He was also the principal of R Kay Consulting, a residential mortgage advisory firm. Kurlender joins the team as Acquisitions Coordinator.

Liadis and Kurlender will report to Sean Dalfen, Executive Managing Director.

"We have started to assemble a top-notch team of upcoming talent in the real estate industry," said Sean Dalfen. "The addition of Stephen and Robert allow us to increase both the capacity and depth of our acquisitions department as we deploy capital from our latest opportunity fund," said Dalfen.

Dalfen plans to continue expanding this team as it pursues a variety of real estate related assets. The firm has solidified its vendor network to accommodate residential and commercial loans. Dalfen will draw upon its extensive operating history for retail and industrial asset management.

This will be the organization's fifteenth investment fund. Acquisitions will be sourced through the company's head office in Montreal along with regional offices in Dallas, Orlando, Tampa and Charlotte. Brokers or property owners looking for more details on the firm can visit the company website, http://www.dalfen.ca, for additional information.

Dalfen America Corp. entered the commercial real estate business in 1992. Today, the company has a large portfolio of Class A commercial properties that stretches from two Canadian provinces to the American south. The portfolio includes a mix of office, industrial and warehouse flex, retail and self-storage properties.

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