Our Team

A team you can trust defined by integrity

At the helm of a smart and performance-driven team, each of our principals boasts an array of experience across real-estate asset classes, and each has an established track record for delivering strong returns to partners, shareholders and investors. With The Downing Street Group, you’ll be met with the perfect blend of industry know-how and entrepreneurial spirit. Service that respects your personal investing style and delivers the results you deserve.

Tony Alberga

Anthony Alberga CHAIRMAN & CEO

Anthony is involved in the acquisition, 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.

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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.

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Marc is responsible for the mortgage lending business, the raising of capital for The Downing Street Group’s various equity and debt platforms, liaising with its investors and the management of the firm's operations. 

Marc has over 19 years of experience in the real estate industry working extensively in both Asia and Canada. Marc joined Downing Street 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 by both RECO as a Realtor and by FSCO as a Mortgage Broker.

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Lisa is responsible for overseeing The Downing Street Group’s research, underwriting and asset management department. Along with her team, Lisa provides research and analysis on real estate financings, acquisitions and development opportunities. 

Previously, Lisa held real estate and development roles with a seniors housing company, a major lending institution, as well as real estate investment and asset management firms. 

Lisa holds a BA from the University of Toronto and has completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC).

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Downing Street Residential Partners

Mark is responsible for The Downing Street Group's residential development and management platform. Mark oversees all project, construction and development management for both ground oriented and mid-rise residential developments.

Mark has over 14 years of experience in real estate development and sales. He has held senior executive roles in residential building corporations responsible for some of the finest homes in the GTA and surrounding areas.
Mark holds a Master of Engineering (M.A.Sc.) degree from the University of Toronto. He also holds a certification (with Honours) in Construction Project Management and has been a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario since 1999. 

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Reggie is responsible for sourcing and structuring mortgage and equity lending opportunities in addition to the management of the existing mortgage portfolio.

Prior to joining The Downing Street Group, Reggie worked in the real estate finance industry for one of the largest banks in the world as well as one of the largest non-bank lenders in Canada. Reggie’s prior roles consisted of mortgage origination, account management of existing loans, and the management of multiple debt and equity portfolios.

Reggie is a graduate of York University in Business with a specialization in Accounting. He is licensed by FSCO as a Mortgage Broker. 

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Jeff is responsible for asset and development management of commercial, office and industrial properties with The Downing Street Group. 

Jeff has over 9 years of experience in real estate development. He previously worked with institutional and high-net worth investors, a family office in the United States, a private real estate fund in Canada, and a leading insurance company in Asia.
Jeff holds an MBA from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and a Master of Architecture from McGill University. Jeff is a CFA charterholder. 

Lucas DeBiasio


Lucas is responsible for underwriting new investment opportunities for The Downing Street Group’s investment platforms as well as providing ongoing asset management support for the existing portfolio. 

Prior to joining The Downing Street Group, Lucas worked at a large financial services firm within its real estate valuation and advisory group. Lucas was responsible for financial analysis on a number of real estate valuation and advisory mandates from some of Canada’s largest private and public sector organizations.
Lucas holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph in its real estate program, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in real property valuation from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. 

Blenda Wade


Blenda is responsible for mortgage administration and investor relations at The Downing Street Group. Her role consists of administering all existing and new mortgages under administration, managing due diligence materials in support of the firm’s loan underwriting and mortgage enforcement department, and liaising with investors and borrowers as well as corresponding with the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO).

Prior to joining The Downing Street Group, Blenda held the position of Commercial Portfolio Analyst with one of Canada’s largest non-bank commercial lenders. She also held the position of Financial Advisor working with private clients at one of Canada’s premier commercial banks.

Blenda holds an MBA in Financial Management and Accounting from Keller Graduate School of Management in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Gil focuses on sourcing and structuring debt for all types of real estate transactions handled by The Downing Street Group. 

Gil began his career in real estate in the late 1970s working for a major Canadian life insurance company. He then joined a major Canadian trust company where he focused on commercial mortgages and company-owned real estate assets. Gil then moved to the mortgage brokerage side of the business with Kopas & Burritt Financial Agents Ltd. and First Marathon Mortgage Corp. in the late 1990s. He has been involved in over $3-billion dollars worth of commercial mortgages, including term debt, construction and equity financing, during his career.

Gil holds a BA in Urban Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and is licensed by FSCO as a Mortgage Broker.

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Jerome is responsible for facilities management for all of The Downing Street Group’s properties.                           

Jerome has 11 years of experience in the construction industry working with numerous commercial and residential developers. Prior to joining The Downing Street Group, Jerome managed new development construction sites across Ontario and was the maintenance manager for a large corporation based in Alberta.

Jerome holds a Heavy Equipment Operators Certificate.  Jerome is also a Joint Health and Safety Certified Member of the Ministry of Labour under section 7.6 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.   

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Adnan is responsible for overseeing corporate financial reporting and general accounting duties for all of The Downing Street Group’s real estate projects and mortgages.

Adnan has more than 9 years of experience in the real estate and construction industries. Prior to joining The Downing Street Group, Adnan worked on a very prominent real estate development in downtown Toronto.

Adnan holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies with a major in Accounting and Business Administration from York University. He is currently pursuing his CPA designation.

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Donna is responsible for general accounting and financing reporting for The Downing Street Group at the project level.  

Prior to joining The Downing Street Group, Donna worked with some of the largest real estate developers in the Greater Toronto Area with a particular focus on low-rise and high-rise construction, land development and property management.  
Donna is a Graduate of George Brown College Of Applied Arts and Technology in Business and Commerce.  She is currently working towards her CPA designation at Centennial College.

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Similie D'Souza

Similie is responsible for general accounting and financial reporting for The Downing Street Group at the project level.

Prior to joining The Downing Street Group, Similie was a project accountant for a prominent real estate developer in Toronto.  She has 5 years of accounting experience in the real estate and construction industries.

Similie holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics & Finance from Ryerson University. She is also expected to complete her CPA designation in 2020.


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Janet is Executive Assistant to the partners at The Downing Street Group.

Janet has been with The Downing Street Group for over 22 years and is responsible for the management of all administrative matters at the firm. Her administrative duties extend into various corporate matters, including executive support, client liaison and reporting, investor relations, and a vast array of administrative and accounting duties. Before joining The Downing Street Group, Janet worked for several corporations in the United States. 


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