CENTURY 21 Prudential Estates (RMD) Ltd.
- 7320 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V6X 1A1
Real Estate Sales Manager, Realtor® & Managing Broker
Real Estate Professional with 40 years of experience in:
- Real Estate Brokerage Operations
- Real Estate Executive Management
- Real Estate Company Start Ups
- Residential/Commercial Property Sales
- Rental/Strata Property Management
- Training & Mentoring Realtors® & Property Managers
- CENTURY 21 Commercial Specialist
Professional Realtor® & Managing Broker, licensed through the Real Estate Council of B.C (RECBC)
Licensed to oversee other Real Estate Professionals in our Brokerage who are licensed to provide Trading Services (Sales), Strata Property Management & Rental Property Management.
Member of the Commercial Division of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV)
Designated as a "Commercial Specialist" and member of the Commercial Investment Network (CIN) with Century 21 Canada
Designated Certified Professional Residential Property Manager® (CPRPM ®) through the Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA).
Past President of PAMA and a former Chair of the PAMA Education Committee.
Designated Registered Condominium Manager (R.C.M.) through the National Association of Condominium Managers (NACM).
Appointed former member of the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) Complaints and Discipline Committee and also the RECBC Property Management Advisory Committee and the RECBC Strata Management Advisory Committee.
I'm confessing to being a "Realtor's Kid", a second generation Realtor.
My mother Elinor entered the real estate business in 1956 and achieved status as an award winning Richmond Realtor® for many of the 40 years she was active. I was immersed into the real estate business at an early age and during a time when a Realtor's tools were only a pen, paper, a corded telephone and a car. It was a manual world before photocopiers, pagers, faxes, cell phones and internet.
My eyes were wide open to the commitment, hard work and long hours needed to become a successful Realtor. I envisioned a different and more exciting career path for my future and commenced my adult working life as an on-air radio broadcaster and news reporter with various radio and television stations across B.C., including CKLG-FM Vancouver, CKOK Penticton, CHNL Kamloops, CFJC Radio and Television Kamloops and CFUN Vancouver. These were exciting and challenging times as a news reporter covering the newsworthy local events of the day and meeting deadlines to get out the stories first. It also required commitment, hard work and long hours that were often outside the normal 9 to 5 routine.
Demands of a young family caused me to contemplate a career change after 8 years on-air. It was time to focus on supplementary education and this resulted in my qualification for licensing as a Broker/Nominee for insurance sales, including commercial, homeowner, life and auto insurance. I hadn't been too long in this business before a competitor's insurance brokerage came knocking with an offer to join them; however, this company also specialized in strata property management services through a subsidiary company. I was offered and accepted a position as a Strata Property Manager, with a promise that I could return to insurance at any time.
Strata property management was a new and emerging industry in the mid 70's with an active development of multi-family residential strata property. It appeared to me as a natural transition from understanding and insuring strata property to professionally managing this type of property. I hadn't been very long in the role of property manager before the Government of BC legislated new regulations to require that property managers educate themselves and qualify for licenses through the Real Estate Services Act to manage strata and rental property. Strata Property management has been a main focus of my career through most of my earlier working years.
I discovered that several larger companies conducted both property management and real estate sales. In an effort to become more versatile and well rounded in the industry, it was back to school for more eduction, resulting in my qualification for a license to sell Real Estate. There was even more education and the resulting qualification to become licensed as a Managing Broker for Trading (Real Estate Sales), Rental Property Management and Strata Management. As it is said, the rest is history and I have been a Real Estate Professional Property Manager & Realtor® for 40 years, just like dear old mother.
As a sidebar late in my career, I had acquired significant knowledge and experience in building construction/repair/maintenance gained through the property management industry and this resulted in a request to assist friends with re-structuring and the subsequent rapid growth of their building envelope restoration business. This initial short term mandate has now extended past four years, as I now serve as an executive management consultant (interim CEO) to the company. Columbus Construction & Restoration Ltd. provides services to multi-family residential building owners, commercial property owners and the professional property management industry.
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- Strata Residential & Commercial Property Management
- Rental Residential & Commercial Property Management & Leasing
- Multi Family Residential Property Sales
- Commercial Property Sales