Donald E. Loeb, Chairman
Donald is a co-founder and has been Chairman of Avanti Properties Group for more than 30 years. He is responsible for client relations, compliance, and portfolio administration, including monitoring and communicating the financial performance of fund investments. Donald is Chairman of Avanti Investment Advisors, an SEC-registered investment advisor, and President and Chief Compliance Officer of Avanti Securities Corporation, an SEC-registered limited market dealer.
Donald sits on the Dean's Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business at York University and on the Advisory Board of Schulich's Program in Real Property and Infrastructure. Donald also serves as a director of the offshore funds of Halcyon Asset Management of New York. He is a past Board Chairman and Director of Humber River Hospital where he was most recently Chairman of its Building Committee, and responsible for overseeing the construction of North America's first fully digital hospital, the recently opened $1.7 billion, 656 bed, 1.8 million square foot facility in northwest Toronto.
Donald received a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and an Honors BA in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
Marvin Shapiro, President and CEO
Marvin, President and CEO of Avanti Properties Group, and Executive Vice President of Avanti Investment Advisors, Inc., joined Avanti in 1990 as an acquisitions partner to help capitalize on the land investment opportunities presented by the real estate downturn of the early 1990s. In addition to his acquisitions and dispositions activities, Marvin coordinates Avanti’s strategic planning and financing activities. Marvin has over 25 years of experience in land investing and lending, including extensive joint venture negotiations.
Prior to joining Avanti, Marvin was a senior lending officer for Chemical Bank and was their real estate liaison with Texas Commerce Bank. He also worked for the Harlan Company, a real estate consulting and development firm.
Marvin has an MBA in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and received a BA with Honors in economics from the University of Michigan.
Andrew Dubill, Senior Vice President
Andrew is a Senior Vice President of both Avanti Properties Group and Avanti Investment Advsiors, Inc., having joined Avanti in 2008 as an acquisition officer. He was previously the staff director of the National War Powers Commission, co-chaired by former Secretaries of State James Baker and Warren Christopher, and an associate with the law firm K & L Gates.
He has a JD from the University of Virginia and an AB from Princeton (Magna cum laude).
Jennifer Keating, Director of Marketing
Jen joined Avanti's marketing group in September 2015. Prior to joining Avanti, Jen was a Managing Director on the institutional sales team at Angelo, Gordon & Co., where she oversaw the firm's endowment and foundation client relations and sales.
Jen previously worked in the institutional sales groups at Credit Suisse and JP Morgan. She holds a BA from Bucknell University.