Stephen Ellis

Stephen Ellis

Managing Broker
CENTURY 21 Prudential Estates (RMD) Ltd.
  • 604-278-2121
  • 604-329-0753
  • 604-278-2121
  • 604-273-9021
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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

Courses

  • CENTURY 21 Commercial Specialist

Professional Interests

I'm a seasoned Professional Realtor® & Managing Broker, licensed through the Real Estate Council of B.C (RECBC)

My designation allows me to oversee other Real Estate Professionals in our Brokerage who are licensed to provide Trading Services (Sales), Strata Property Management & Rental Property Management.

I'm also a member of the Commercial Division of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV)

             

I've achieved the designation "Commercial Specialist" as a member of the Commercial Investment Network (CIN) with Century 21 Canada

I maintain designation and membership as a Certified Professional Residential Property Manager® (CPRPM ®) through the Professional Association of Managing Agents (PAMA). I'm also a Past President of PAMA and a former Chair of the PAMA Education Committee.

        

I also maintain designation and membership as a Registered Condominium Manager (R.C.M.) through the National Association of Condominium Managers (NACM)

 

I've volunteered served past terms as a member of the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) Complaints and Discipline Committee, a past member of the RECBC Property Management Advisory Committee and a past member of RECBC Strata Management Advisory Committee

Personal Background

I'm confessing to being a "Realtor's Kid" and making a valiant and early attempt to avoid the business. My mother Elinor entered the real estate business in1956 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, although not necessarily willingly by taking phone messages at all hours, riding shotgun to property showings and helping to organize seemingly endless paperwork. It was a time when a Realtor's tool were only a pen, paper, a corded telephone and a car. It was a manual world in a time before photocopiers, pagers, faxes, cell phones and internet. A successful Realtor didn't seem to have any time for a personal life.

My real working life commenced as a radio broadcaster and news reporter with various radio and television stations across B.C., including CKLG-FM Vancouver, CKOK Penticton, CHNL Kamloops, CFJC Kamloops and CFUN Vancouver. 

A career change after 8 years on-air transformed me through education and qualification as a licensed Insurance Broker/Nominee for insurance sales, including commercial, homeowner, life and auto insurance. I was on the way to join a competitor's insurance brokerage which specialized in strata property insurance; however it also provided strata property management services through a subsidiary company. 

Strata property management was a new and emerging industry in the mid 70's and it seemed a natural transition to leave insurance and enter into the business of managing strata title multi-family residential property, which was my main focus during the majority of my working years. During this process, the government implemented licensing regulations through the Real Estate Services Act and within a 12 month period property managers needed licenses to manage strata and rental property. There were some management companies who also handled real estate sales and I thought that if I was going to be licensed through the real Estate Council of BC, I may as well get it for real estate sales as well. 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.

Personal Interests

Cycling

Hiking & Power Walking

Alpine Skiing

Boating

Specialties

Strata Residential & Commercial Property Management

Rental Residential & Commercial Property Management & Leasing

- Multi Family Residential Property Sales

- Commercial Property Sales

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