My decision to pursue a career in real estate was a natural progression that grew from personal interest: how to make smart decisions about property sales and purchases in Vancouver Island’s complex and fast-paced market.
Born in Ontario and raised in Vancouver, I moved to Victoria in 1999. Like so many others, I was drawn by the lifestyle—small friendly communities, year-round sports and outdoor activities, spectacular parks and scenery—an ideal place to raise my family. I had studied aircraft structures and turned my education into 15 years as a Red Seal machinist and in the complementary fields of welding and hydraulics. Moving to Victoria sparked a new fascination: understanding Vancouver Island’s unique and challenging real estate market.
Victoria’s average home prices are among the very highest in Canada, and yet, there are fantastic opportunities in Greater Victoria’s 13 municipalities and throughout Vancouver Island. Communities are developing and growing as more people discover the lifestyle and the value of investing in this economy.
After almost two decades of living here and diligently following the market to guide real estate decisions for myself and my friends and family, I made it official and became a fulltime REALTOR® in 2010.
Since then, it has been my honour and pleasure to share my knowledge and experience of the intricacies of Vancouver Island’s real estate market to help my clients make educated decisions that increase the value of their property portfolios.
As a homeowner, father and husband I understand what it takes to make a house “a home” and treat all of my clients with the professionalism I would expect for my own family. I have called the Victoria area my home since 1997 when I relocated from Alberta as a young adult.
My Real Estate business has been built on experience from previous careers and post secondary education in Architecture, building construction, high-end residential plumbing and hardware sales. This specialized knowledge and skill set provides my clients with a unique perspective and understanding of each property being considered, allowing them to make an informed decision.
Since starting my Real Estate career in 2008, I have excelled in both boutique and nationally recognized brokerages. My work has been recognized for Code of Ethics (CREA), sales performance (DFH, Sutton, VREB), and community involvement (City of Langford Affordable Housing). In the fall of 2020, my independent Real Estate career merged with Ian Jules to form Go Real Estate Group.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and cycling with family and friends. I always have a hobby or home project on the go and thrive in challenging myself to learn and master new skills.