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Entrepreneurial Experience & Expertise

With its decades of experience, wealth of resources and proven management expertise, Marlin Spring is well positioned to capitalize on the opportunities ahead to realize significant growth. The foundation of this entrepreneurial spirit is shaped by a long tradition of hard work, due diligence and an unwavering commitment to the highest standards of business ethics in all of its undertakings.

The Marlin Spring Executive Team

Benjamin Bakst


Prior to co-founding Marlin Spring, Mr. Bakst was Executive Vice President of Lanterra Developments for ten years. He helped build Lanterra into one of the largest real estate development firms in the Greater Toronto Area. With a strong focus on the construction of high-rise development projects, Mr. Bakst was also involved in leading Lanterra's property management and finance divisions. Upon Lanterra's assumption of H&R Development's residential construction high-rise division in 2010, Mr. Bakst assumed the lead role of Lanterra's high-rise construction division. Mr. Bakst received his CPA designation in the state of New Jersey in 2005.

Elliot Kazarnovsky


Prior to co-founding Marlin Spring, Mr. Kazarnovsky was Chief Financial Analyst at Lanterra Developments for five years. His responsibilities during his tenure included projecting the economic feasibility of all of Lanterra's projects as well as the maintenance of the financial requirements for Lanterra's projects and management companies. Mr. Kazarnovsky hold a degree in finance and graduated with distinction in 2004.

Zev Mandelbaum


Prior to co-founding Marlin Spring, Mr. Mandelbaum headed Lanterra Developments Commercial division, with a strong focus on street retail. Mr. Mandelbaum helped establish and manage premier retail in the heart of Downtown Toronto with AAA award winning leases including Starbucks, Nandos, ViaVai, Shoppers and Bank of Montreal. Mr. Mandelbaum was also directly involved in due diligence and acquisition of Lanterra Projects. Mr. Mandelbaum holds an international degree in finance.