The Tallbridge Capital Team

The Tallbridge Capital Leadership Team has over 150 combined years of Real Estate Development and Investment experience working on a wide variety of institutional-level residential and commercial real estate assets across North America.

We offer expertise across all areas of the real estate industry, including acquisition, funding, development, repositioning, management, and sales and marketing.  Together, we leverage our collective experience to analyze each transaction through a real-estate specific lens and ensure that all the fundamentals are in place to achieve the highest possible returns for our investors in all market environments.

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Josh Alter

Managing Partner

Josh brings over 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors in real estate development, leadership, management consulting, capital projects, finance, technology, and operations. Josh is a Commerce Graduate, Certified Project Manager (PMP), and Change Management Consultant, and has extensive experience in high-level project and risk management across a variety of industries. Josh is the co-founder and COO of Tallbridge Real Estate, and has led the strategic growth plan, management, and operations of the company to rapidly scale the business into a successful operation with a global team of 60 employees. Since 2016, Tallbridge Real Estate has acquired over 1,000 residential and commercial properties with a market value of $250 million and continues to expand on a global scale.

Matthew Fialho

Acting CIO / Board Member

Matthew Fialho has nearly 19 years of institutional real estate experience on both the equity and debt sides in various departments and disciplines. His most recent role was Principal at Ares Management’s U.S. Real Estate Group which manages three brand sponsored discretionary funds and various separate accounts of more than $9 billion in AUM. Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Matthew was a Partner at a small firm in San Francisco where he focused on opportunistic real estate, and an Acquisitions Officer at Veritas Investments where he focused on rent-control, multi-family for an institutional account. In addition to real estate equity, Matthew spent ten years in lending for the west coast platforms of both MetLife and New York Life. Over his career he has been involved in more than $1billion in equity transactions and $5 billion in debt transactions.

Mark Breakspear

Chief Compliance Officer, Managing Director of Investor Relations

Mark’s career has spanned 16 years with senior level roles ranging from Big 6 Banks to boutique wealth management and insurance firms. He has led projects that include compliance, sales strategies, and enterprise-wide technology for thousands of registered investment professionals nationally, and has extensive experience in the IIROC, MFDA, and EMD regulatory environments as well as senior sales management experience. Mark was most recently the VP of Fund Operations and Distribution at Western Wealth Capital, focused on their mutual fund trust and the associated capital raising efforts. Prior to his role at WWC, Mark was the SVP and Chief Compliance Officer for a Vancouver Exempt Market Dealership/Asset Management Corporation where he provided oversight for the operations, sales, and regulatory audits at the firm.

Kelly Zirnhelt

Chief Financial Officer

Kelly has over 20 years of corporate finance experience working with leading accounting firms and in executive leadership roles with rapidly scaling companies. Kelly is currently the CFO for Tallbridge Capital as well as Tallbridge Real Estate in Vancouver, where she oversees all financial activities, planning, and corporate accounting.  Kelly brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Tallbridge team and is integral to the overall success of the Tallbridge group of companies. Prior to her roles with Tallbridge Real Estate and Tallbridge Capital, Kelly was the CFO for DARO Group of Companies and Senior Manager of Assurance Services for Ernst and Young in Canada and San Diego, California, where she supported a range of businesses including U.S. SEC clients as well as Canadian small and medium sized companies from a variety of industries.

Tejash Chauhan

Chief Operating Officer

Tejash brings close to 30 years of professional experience to the team with a diverse background in the fields of engineering, risk management, and real estate, specifically including 15 years of experience with acquisitions, development, and asset management of multiple real estate asset classes in various markets across North America. He was previously part of the senior management team for Anthem Properties, overseeing strategic planning, process and systems development, and corporate business operations across Canada and the United States. Prior to his role with Anthem, Tejash oversaw the financial performance management, asset and fund-level reporting, and compliance for two value-add real estate funds with total AUM in excess of $500 million.

Erin Samuda

Director of Marketing

Erin is a real estate and marketing professional with experience working across a variety of disciplines in the real estate industry, including commercial investment, leasing, acquisitions, and muti-residential development. Erin started her career in 2014 with CBRE Canada and rose to the Director of Marketing role with the National Investment Team – Vancouver, where she designed and executed complex marketing programs for multiple landmark properties including the 2015 NAIOP Investment Transaction of the Year. She was also most recently leading the marketing department at a boutique developer, where she oversaw the project design, brand development, and marketing strategy for a number of multi-residential projects across Greater Vancouver.

Carlos Altamirano

Investment Analyst

Since 2014, Carlos has built his career experience sourcing, analyzing, and acquiring residential and large commercial properties all over the United States, including five years with the acquisitions team at a mid-sized real estate investment firm, where he conducted the financial and physical property due diligence on large multi-family assets.  Carlos is detail oriented, passional about real estate, and an expert in establishing asset valuations and developing financial models for a wide variety of value-add projects and ground-up developments.

Board of Directors

Dustin Ellis

CEO and Partner, Tallbridge Real Estate

Dustin brings over 25 years of business leadership experience with 12 years at the Executive Leadership level. In the past two years, as CEO of Tallbridge Real Estate, the firm has experienced triple-digit revenue growth with a strong focus on culture, productivity, and new market expansion. Prior to joining Tallbridge, Dustin spent the past decade with Flight Centre’s Corporate Executive team as a National GM, Corporate VP of Sales, and Senior Leader of the 400+ Global BDM team, responsible for annually delivering more than $1 billion in new revenue. Dustin’s success has been fueled by his passion to create and foster an award-winning work culture where he was able to recruit and develop leaders, build and scale teams, and create and execute strategy. While at FC, Dustin’s accomplishments in the corporate environment were recognized by numerous National and Global business awards as both an individual and a business leader.

Steve Enns

Co-Founder, Tallbridge Real Estate

As Co-Founder of Tallbridge Real Estate and Tallbridge Capital, Steve brings over 20 years of experience in successfully leading and managing high-performing sales teams to achieve top sales at a global level A visionary at heart, Steve is driven by his passion to revolutionize and disrupt the real estate industry. In 2016, Steve founded Tallbridge Real Estate alongside Josh Alter, and has since played a pivotal role in transforming the once small start-up into a multi-million-dollar real estate investment company, leading and managing a global team of over 60 that have assisted in transacting over 1,000 properties valued at over $150 million.

Board of Advisors

Praveen Varshney

Principal, Varshney Capital

Praveen is the principal of Varshney Capital Corp., a Vancouver based merchant banking, venture capital and corporate advisory services firm since 1991. He’s also a Founding Director of Pyfera Growth Capital & a Founding Director of Humanitas Smart Planet Fund, both with a social impact focus. Praveen has been a Director or Officer of many highly successful publicly traded companies over the years, and he is also on a number of non-profit boards such as the Varshney Family Foundation, Dalai Lama Center for Peace + Education, the Vancouver Foundation & a Founding Member of Instruments Beyond Borders. Praveen is also an SVP Vancouver Partner, a Director of Foundations for Social Change, and on the Advisory Boards of Room to Read Vancouver. Praveen is also a recipient of multiple business awards, including the 2022 Business in Vancouver Top 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in BC (Banking & Finance – Private Equity, Venture Capital & Hedge Funds category).

Mehdi Shokri

Partner, Three Shores Development

As the founding partner of Three Shores Development, Mehdi is inspired by the desire to create lasting positive contributions to communities through development. Previously, Mehdi had a successful 16-year career in the capital markets and commercial brokerage industry, which enables him to fully control all aspects of a sale and give him the credibility to acquire large-scale projects. Mehdi has been involved in over $5 billion dollars of investment properties, development projects, and structuring joint ventures and limited partnerships. Three Shores currently owns three market rental properties in construction with a total value of over $150 million, and Mehdi is currently managing and constructing several other projects with a total value exceeding $800 million.