Chief Investment Officer


Mr. Downs has served as Chief Investment Officer of the Trust since June 2020, and formerly served as the Trust’s President. Mr. Downs has several years of experience in construction, finance, and strategic leadership that benefits the Trust.

Previous Experience

  • President and Secretary – Sterling Multifamily Trust
  • President and Secretary – Sterling Management, LLC
  • President – Thomsen Homes, LLC
  • Vice President – Business Integration & Finance at Nor-Son, Inc.

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

Current Experience

  • Chief Investment Officer – Sterling Multifamily Trust
  • Chief Investment Officer – Sterling Management, LLC
  • Board Member – TNT Kids Fitness