Our Founders

Alaa_Tanous-Cropped-300x169Mr. Alaa Tannous, who has a Business Administration Degree from North London University in London, England as well as a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, England, has been involved in real estate development and construction his entire working career, working with his family company, BST Construction and Development Ltd. BST Construction, which was founded by Mr. Tannous’ father in 1972, is one of Israel’s largest and most respected construction and development firms, specializing in the development of large scale projects such as high rise apartment buildings, shopping malls, office towers and industrial and high tech manufacturing facilities. The Company is consistently nominated for Dunn & Bradstreet’s elite list of the top 100 Corporations in Israel.

Mr. Tannous’ recent focus with the Company has been on its international expansion, which has included such countries as Germany, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Georgia and Canada. In 1996, BST Canada Ltd. was established and in 2001, Alaa was appointed President and CEO. As CEO and President of BST Canada Ltd., Mr. Tannous is responsible for property search and research, due diligence, financing, developing partnerships and joint ventures, as well as all business and legal issues.


Dr. Lew Pliamm, who is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario as well as University of Toronto, School of Medicine, has practiced Family Medicine for over 20 years in Toronto, Canada.  He is the Lead Physician for the Polyclinic Family and Specialty Medicine Facility as well as the Polyclinic FHG. He is also the Principal Investigator and Medical Director of Canadian Phase Onward Inc. clinical research organization. Dr. Pliamm also enjoys public speaking and has acted as a speaker for several companies and organizations at an international level.  In addition to founding and actively practicing at the Polyclinic, which has grown into one of the largest health care centers in Ontario, Dr. Pliamm has become a recognized expert in medically related real estate matters, specializing in the development and leasing of medical buildings.