Downing Street Group

Our Focus
Is Real Estate
Our Expertise
Multi-Faceted
Our Team
Proven+Trusted

Since 1986, The Downing Street Group has acquired, repositioned and developed residential, office, commercial, land, and industrial real estate. We have also been providing advisory services in addition to both debt and equity financing to third parties across all asset classes. We have earned a reputation for “Big Thinking. Boutique Feeling”. The key to The Downing Street Group’s success is the execution of its four active complementary investment theses by a team with a perfect blend of industry know-how and entrepreneurial skills while providing the firm and its investors with stable and sustained risk weighted returns.

Big Thinking

Downing Street Realty Partners

Acquires underperforming assets, and delivers urban intensification through active asset management.

Downing Street Brownfield Partners

Creates value by converting contaminated lands into remediated and fully entitled development lands.

Downing Street Residential Partners

Co-develops and provides financing for both ground oriented and midrise residential developments.

Downing Street Financial Inc.

Private debt and equity lending solutions and advisory services for third parties.

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Our Focus
is Real Estate
Our Expertise
multi-faceted
Our Team
Proven + Trusted

The Downing Street Group’s focus is creating transformative real estate developments and delivering attractive risk weighted returns for our partners and investors. The Downing Street team is highly respected for their passion for real estate, visionary creativity, savvy entrepreneurial drive and ability to deliver on their promises – strengths that resonate with its partners, clients and investors.

Large Institutional, high net worth and accredited investors rely on The Downing Street Groups’ depth of real estate experience and proven track record for consistently delivering stable risk weights returns.

Real Estate is in our DNA. We have a collection of skills seldom found under one roof. Together we are a formidable team.

Daniel Odorico
PRESIDENT & CIO

Daniel founded The Downing Street Group in 1986. Daniel oversees the overall acquisition, asset management and disposition of real estate over a number of investment platforms.
Daniel led The Downing Street Group’s ownership, management and disposition of its portfolio of downtown Toronto high-rise office buildings, industrial buildings, shopping centres, and apartment buildings totalling approximately 3.5 million square feet. Daniel has led a number of successful joint ventures with both institutional and private partners over the years.
Daniel holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Marc Canale
PARTNER & COO

Marc has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry working extensively in both Asia and Canada. Marc joined The Downing Street Group after working in Asia for five years. He worked for an international real estate advisory firm based in Shanghai for four years, followed by a year based in Singapore. Prior to living and working in Asia, Marc worked as a commercial realtor in Toronto with a well-known real estate firm.
Marc holds an Honours BA in Geography (Urban Development) from the University of Western Ontario. He is licensed as an Exempt Market Chief Compliance Officer and Dealing Representative, by FSRA as a mortgage broker and by RECO as a realtor.

Anthony Alberga
CHAIRMAN & CEO

Anthony is involved in asset management, leasing and development of The Downing Street Group’s real estate investments. Before joining The Downing Street Group, Anthony was a founding shareholder of a successful real estate development company whose major shareholder was a large Canadian life insurance company. He developed a property portfolio, valued in excess of $500 million, consisting of commercial, industrial and residential real estate. The developments included substantial office buildings, such as the Hong Kong Bank of Canada’s prestigious 442,000 square foot head office in Vancouver.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

The TEAM

Lisa Swiekatun

Director, Investments & Asset Management

Mark Stirpe

Managing Director, Residential

Reggie Yong

Director, Capital Markets

Jeff Cai

Senior Associate, Development Management

Lucas DeBiasio

Associate, Investments & Asset Management

Blenda Wade

Head Of Mortgage Administration

Gil McLachlan

Mortgage Broker

Adnan Hameed

Controller

Donna Mohammed

Project Accountant

Similie D’Souza

Project Accountant

Janet Hinze

Executive Assistant

Gioia Mazzanti

Community Manager

Stefan Solomun

Associate, Investments and Asset Management

Jason Lee

Associate, Investments and Asset Management

Jonathan Astley

Environmental Director, Land

Eric Sirkia

Facilities Manager

Downing Street Gives

The Downing Street Group is dedicated to giving back. We are proud to support the following organizations.

St. Michael’s College School in Toronto is an independent, Catholic educational institution with a 160 year old tradition of offering quality education to young men.  The Downing Street Group established a basketball bursary and a family bursary to provide assistance to students who required financial assistance to attend the school.

WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. With two divisions—WE Charity and ME to WE social enterprise—we empower people at home and around the world. Our vision is to shift the world from “me” to “we”, and our mission is to empower all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others. WE makes doing good, doable.

Toronto High Park FC’s mission is to promote and develop the game of soccer in the City of Toronto, specifically in High Park and its surrounding neighbourhoods. It focuses on providing a positive and supportive soccer experience for children and youth to develop their character as resourceful and responsible members of their community.

The Downing Street Group is also an active supporter of Ve’ahavta, a Jewish charitable social service organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths who are marginalized by poverty.  Ve’ahavta delivers poverty alleviation programs that break down barriers, restore human dignity, foster capacity building, and empower marginalized individuals to break the cycle of poverty.

St Michaels College School
We Charity
Toronto High Park FC
Ve’ahavta
Acquisition and Development
Daniel Odorico
Tel: 416.248.6206 Ext 2511
dano@downingstreet.com
Lending and Investment Inquiries
Marc Canale
Tel: 416.248.6206 Ext 2671
mcanale@downingstreet.com