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My love of real estate began in my early 20's when, fresh out of university, my wife Deb and I bought our first revenue property in East Vancouver. Second, third and subsequent properties followed soon after.
In 1980, I decided to build a house for our family as we awaited the birth of our elder daughter. I hired a carpenter, took a book on construction out of the library and set out to build the first of many homes constructed by Abbey Contracting over the next two decades. In 1994, we won the City of Vancouver's Heritage Design Award for the coach house adjoining our restored heritage home in Kitsilano.
In the mid 90's, I turned my attention to Financial Services with a focus on sustainable investing. I became a Financial Advisor and Deb and I worked for firms such as CIBC Wood Gundy and Merrill Lynch. Within 5 years we had built a successful investment management business and decided to increase our focus on sustainable investing by starting our own company, Real Assets Investment Management. Within weeks of launching the company, VanCity Credit Union approached us and became a partner in the business.
From 2000 to 2005, I was Portfolio Manager to several of the company's mutual funds and managed significant assets for individual investors, pension funds and charitable foundations.
During that time, I was co-author of Global Profit and Global Justice - Using Your Money to Change the World. In 2005, VanCity bought our share of Real Assets in order to launch its own in-house version of our successful mutual fund business.
As the owner, renovator and builder of dozens of homes in Vancouver, I bring more than 20 years of relevant experience to the Real Estate business. I have spent my working life providing excellent service to clients and customers from all walks of life. Our family has lived in Vancouver for most of the past 40 years and I bring our lifetime commitment to environmental sustainability and liveable communities to all of our clients buying or selling properties in Vancouver.
I am dedicated to selling your home or property or finding you that dream home you've been searching for. You're invited to browse our website and call or e-mail me with any questions you have about buying or selling a property in Vancouver.