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 orientated and midrise residential developments.

❖ Downing Street Financial Inc.

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

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 Group’s depth of real estate experience and proven track record for consistently delivering stable risk weighted 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

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

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 & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Marc joined The Downing Street Group in 2011. Marc oversees the mortgage and equity lending businesses, the raising of capital for The Downing Street Group’s various debt and equity platforms, investor relations and the management of the firm’s operations.
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 EMERITUS

Anthony joined The Downing Street Group in 1987 and was involved in asset management, leasing and the development of the firm’s real estate holdings. 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

Jonathon Astley

Environmental Director, Land

Andrew Berndt

Marketing Manager & Investment Representative

Amber Blackburn

Community Manager

Angelo Cutaia

Analyst, Capital Markets

Lucas DeBiasio​

Senior Associate, Investments & Asset Management

Falon Fox

Mortgage Administration & Investor Relations

Adnan Hameed​

Chief Financial Officer

John Jung

Director, Development Management

Jason Lee

Senior Associate, Investments and Asset Management

Gil McLachlan

Mortgage Broker

Sarah Nicolas

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Frishta Qadiri

Senior Project Accountant

Stefan Solomun

Senior Associate, Investment and Asset Management

Mark Stirpe

Managing Director, Residential

Lisa Swiekatun

Director, Investments & Asset Management

Dmitry Veliyev

Intermediate Project Accountant

Blenda Wade

Head of Mortgage Administration

Reggie Yong

Director, Capital Markets

Grace Zhou

Financial Reporting Manager

Jonathon Astley

Environmental Director, Land

Andrew Berndt

Marketing Manager & Investment Representative

Amber Blackburn

Community Manager

Angelo Cutaia

Analyst, Capital Markets

Lucas DeBiasio

Senior Associate, Investments & Asset Management

Falon Fox

Mortgage Administration & Investor Relations

Adnan Hameed

Chief Financial Officer

John Jung

Director, Development Management

Jason Lee

Senior Associate, Investments and Asset Management

Gil McLachlan

Mortgage Broker

Sarah Nicholas

Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Frishta Qadiri

Senior Project Accountant

Stefan Solomun

Senior Associate, Investments and Asset Management

Mark Stripe

Managing Director, Residential

Lisa Swiekatun

Director, Investments & Asset Management

Dmitry Veliyev

Intermediate Project Accountant

Blenda Wade

Head Of Mortgage Administration

Reggie Yong

Director, Capital Markets

Grace Zhou

Financial Reporting Manager

Downing Street Gives

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.

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.

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

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

Commercial Inquiries

Lucas Debiasio
Tel: 416.248.6206 Ext 2411
ldebiasio@downingstreet.com

Residential Inquiries

Mark Stirpe
Tel: 416.248.6206 Ext 2321
mstirpe@downingstreet.com