President & Secretary of the Committee


Mr. Downs has served as our President and Secretary since July 2017. Mr. Downs has several years of experience in construction, finance, and strategic leadership that benefits the Trust.

Current Experience

  • President and Secretary – Sterling Office and Industrial Trust
  • President and Secretary – Sterling Management, LLC
  • Board Member – TNT Kids Fitness

Education and Designations

  • Bachelor of Aerospace Science in Aviation from the University of North Dakota
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance from St. Cloud State University
  • Certified Public Accountant licensed in Minnesota

Previous Experience

  • President – Thomsen Homes, LLC
  • Vice President – Business Integration & Finance at Nor-Son, Inc.