Oversees marketing of billions worth of multi-residential assets
Serves on Goodness Gift Advisory Board
Talia Schwebel plays a critical role in marketing the global assets and activities of one of Canada’s largest commercial real estate investment and development firms.
Schwebel serves as the vice-president of marketing for Toronto-based Starlight Investments, Canada’s largest multi-residential rental property landlord.
“Talia has made an indelible impact on Starlight Investments, revolutionizing the company’s marketing strategies, and redefining its brand identity,” writes a colleague who nominated her for her Canadian Women in Real Estate Award.
In just over two and a half years, Schwebel has ascended through the ranks from a director to executive-director to VP.
“This rapid progression is a testament to her exceptional leadership skills, strategic thinking, and ability to deliver tangible results,” writes the colleague. “Talia’s impact extends far beyond her own professional growth. She is known for bringing people along on the journey, fostering collaboration, and empowering teams to reach their full potential.
“Her inclusive leadership style creates an environment where innovation thrives and individuals are motivated to channel their inner entrepreneurial spirit. Under Talia’s guidance, the real estate sector has witnessed a transformation in marketing strategies and practices.”
The colleague credits her with spearheading groundbreaking initiatives that have disrupted traditional approaches and embraced cutting-edge technologies. Among her many accomplishments, she has overseen the development of more than 500 websites.
“With a deep understanding of audience insights and a commitment to research, Talia has been able to position herself as a true expert in the industry,” writes the colleague.
Schwebel also serves as an informal mentor to several individuals.
“Her guidance and support have been invaluable, and she consistently goes above and beyond acting as a connector across her peer group, helping past colleagues and connections find jobs to help them succeed,” writes the nominator. “Moreover, Talia’s passion for supporting communities and youth is exemplified by her involvement in the advisory board of the Goodness Gift organization. This organization focuses on transforming the lives of people with exceptionalities. Her dedication to giving back to the community and making a positive impact on society is truly commendable.”
Prior to joining Starlight, Schwebel served as the director of marketing at Tricon Residential, formerly Tricon Capital, and co-led the rebrand and unification of four separate and distinct entities under one umbrella.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.