AFIRE Podcast #29: Revolutionizing Residential Operations

(Featuring Jonathan Ellenzweig, CIO, Tricon Residential)

Advancing automation, tech-driven amenities, and community building is key to winning—and keeping today’s tech-savvy residents.

In a crowded residential marketplace of products, opportunities, and managers, how does an investor select the right investment? And how can investors outperform, especially during and after a worldwide pandemic?

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has forced many real estate companies to innovate by leveraging new technologies to maintain business continuity during the pandemic—within and beyond the residential sector. How can the ability to lead in innovation be translated into real estate, especially in a new world needing fast adaptation?

In this episode of the AFIRE Podcast, Jonathan Ellenzweig (Tricon Residential), discusses how consumer technology can also easily be integrated into residential assets to enhance the overall resident experience.

This podcast is based on the article “Revolutionizing Residential Operations” from Summit Journal (Fall 2020). Read the full article here.


Jonathan Ellenzweig is the Chief Investment Officer for Tricon Residential which owns and operates approximately 30,000 single-family rental homes and multi-family rental units in 21 markets across the United States and Canada, managed with an integrated technology-enabled operating platform.

Jonathan is responsible for the strategic oversight of Tricon Residential’s rental housing and residential development platforms. In this role, he helps design and implement investment strategy, manages senior relationships with key stakeholders, sources new opportunities and oversees dedicated teams responsible for business plan execution and asset management. In addition, Jonathan is a member of Tricon Residential’s Investment Committee and manages Tricon Residential’s San Francisco office.

Since joining Tricon Residential in 2005, Jonathan has been an integral part of many of the Company’s defining strategic initiatives, including Tricon Residential’s IPO in 2010, the launch of Tricon Residential in 2012, and the Company’s entry into US Multi-family Rental in 2019. Prior to joining Tricon Residential, he worked in investment banking in New York and Toronto for Citigroup Global Markets, where he was a member of the coverage and transaction execution teams for financial services and media / telecom companies.




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