About Me

Your Personal Real Estate Agent

My Experience and Approach

I am a retired partner of a leading downtown Vancouver corporate finance, M&A and business law firm, with over 20 years’ experience handling complicated corporate and commercial transactions spanning $1 million to $100 million in value. I possess an array of technical, business and interpersonal skills that are ready to be deployed in your next residential real estate purchase or sale.  

Through my extensive training and experience as a lawyer and business partner, I have developed a client service model that is centered on providing responsive, thoughtful and creative solutions to challenging situations and transactions, often under very demanding circumstances and timelines. I am methodical and never shy away from a problem.

Communication, transparency, professionalism and loyalty have been instrumental in developing meaningful and lasting relationships with my clients over the years. I have worked with small family businesses, individual members of the public, investors, executive officers of public and private companies, entrepreneurs, regulators, stock exchanges, bankers, accountants, geotechnical engineers and other professionals. 

I have extensive drafting, research and negotiation skills, honed in demanding legal and business environments. Through years of work and life experience, I believe I have also developed that intangible attribute called 'good judgment', which requires blending knowledge, experience and perspective to inform effective decision-making.

As your real estate professional, I will guide you through the transaction process, diligently representing your interests in order to help you achieve your objectives, whether that be researching, locating and negotiating for the purchase of your next home or investment property, or listing your existing property for sale with an individualized marketing plan to maximize your return.

We will work together towards discovering a new home, or realizing a sales transaction, in a manner that is tailored to your unique needs and the property’s unique characteristics. My goal is to help get your transactions completed with the greatest value and the least stress and hassle for you as possible in the circumstances.

I hope you will find my approach to be friendly, informed and efficient. I work hard to earn the trust of my clients and exceed their expectations. The biggest compliment I can receive is when a client considers using my services again in the future or recommends me to their family and friends. While I have a lot of information and analysis to provide to clients, I am also a huge believer in listening and understanding, at work and in life. I am always seeking feedback and different and new perspectives from clients and colleagues.

My focus is on YOUR interests and YOUR property. We can have an open discussion about how real estate commission structures work, the services I provide, and arrive at an arrangement that you understand and are comfortable with. In light of ongoing class action lawsuits in the US and Canada and the persistent housing affordability problems in our region, I believe there are significant changes coming to the structure of the residential real estate industry. As a relatively new entrant to this industry, I bring a fresh perspective and I am not an apologist for structures and conventions of the past. While I understand, respect and can work efficiently within the existing system, I also embrace change.

Who Am I?

Although I took a three-year adventure to obtain my law degree in Halifax, Nova Scotia, I have lived in the greater Vancouver area my entire life. I grew up in North Delta, lived and worked in downtown Vancouver for many years, and have spent the last 16 or so years in Ladner, with extensive ties to the South Delta community where my wife and I have raised our two children (and dog). I am also familiar with other communities throughout the lower mainland, including South Surrey and White Rock, and I continue to have a connection to Vancouver, where I own and have successfully managed a rental property in Yaletown for over 15 years.

In my free time, I enjoy fly-fishing BC’s pristine interior lakes and I’m an avid soccer fan, in particular English football. I love to travel with my family and friends, read, learn and play various sports including tennis and pickle ball. I also enjoy playing the acoustic guitar.

Why did I decide to delve into real estate after retiring from a successful legal career? Frankly, through years of hard work and sound financial planning, I got myself into a position where I no longer needed to go full tilt, burn the midnight oil and commute to the city. While providing more time to spend with family and friends, retiring from my legal practice also opened up an opportunity for me to take on a new project at my own pace, deploying my experience and diverse skill set in a new direction, while helping people along the way.   

What does this mean for you, my potential client? It means you get a seasoned professional who does not need to take on a high volume of transactions and delegate work to others. When you hire me, you get my full attention. We'll go as fast, or as slow, as the circumstances warrant. I manage my transaction load to ensure that each client can receive responsive, individualized service. The only award I'm interested in receiving is your complete satisfaction with my services. 

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Home buyers service

Buying a home is one of the largest purchases you'll ever make and you need a dedicated real estate professional to ensure that you understand the different steps and aspects of your purchase.

Selling your property

The greater Vancouver area is a sophisticated and changing market, so you need a dedicated real estate professional on your side to maximize your chances of selling your home for the best price and terms and in the shortest time, based on current market conditions.

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