About Us

Successfully connecting buyers with sellers in Victoria for more than a decade.

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Over 15 years, The Condo Group Real Estate redefined the standard
for full service real estate…and as the Island has grown, so have we.

We’ve been at home on the Island for years. In that time we’ve grown to be a company focused on others’ journeys. While focusing on that, we’ve discovered a new identity for ourselves that reflects our growth over the past decade

We have evolved, rebranded and refreshed, Island Realm Real Estate lands on a new recipe for full service real estate marketing and sales. We help educate and advise our clients to ensure they’re making informed decisions. Our client-centered approach is designed around every client’s individual needs and goals, and is built on innovation, information, and collaboration. We help people with all residential real estate needs, as well as partner with our Developer clients to create, market and sell their development properties. We are able to offer our clients access to both new and pre-owned products ensuring that we have the right property to suit their wants & needs.

When you choose Island Realm Real Estate, you’re not just working with a single agent, but an integrated collection of professionals working together to make the process intuitive, effective, and pain free.

We are proud partners of the Peerage Realty Partner family, a growing network of entrepreneurial leaders in premium residential real estate services. Our sister companies include, Fifth Ave, Toronto based Baker Real Estate, Chestnut Park the Christie’s affiliate for Ontario, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and Jameson’s Sotheby’s International Realty. This exciting partnership has further extended our ability to provide the best in-class service to the Vancouver Island community.

Meet Island Realm Real Estate

Amy Francoeur

President | REALTOR®

Amy Francoeur

President | REALTOR®

After starting in real estate at the age of 16 and becoming fully licenced at 19, Amy became the youngest person to obtain a Managing/Associate Broker’s Licenced in Victoria Real Estate Board. With her Sharp eye for detail and passion for organization and efficiency, it was obvious Amy was going to be a great fit for our Brokerage. Amy finds inspiration from her mother, Cathy Braiden who is a top-producing agent at RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty.

Amy has been with the company for over a decade and prides herself on working in a fast past environment with multiple deadlines that utilize her natural need for organization and efficiency in all aspects of life. This translates to her being a highly effective employee, manager & team leader. Amy is passionate, hardworking, and leads by example which allows her to influence and earn the respect of others quickly!

In her free time, Amy likes to participate in Triathlons, is a mastermind with video games & an avid lego enthusiast. Her associates, 2 cats, and 5 siblings would all agree, Amy is an incredible detail-oriented powerhouse who makes sure things are running like clockwork.

Chris Gill*

Co-Owner | REALTOR®

Chris Gill*

Co-Owner | REALTOR®

Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Chris Gill * knows all of this city’s neighbourhoods, homes, condo buildings, and projects. He uses his expertise every day in his work, and real estate agents from all over Victoria come to Chris to pick his brain on strata-related questions. However, he is just as experienced in the single-family market, using his 10+ years of experience to his advantage. He is a multiple MLS® Gold Award winner and has also received the prestigious MLS® Special Gold Award.

Chris Gill * attended Northwood University in Dallas, TX on a golf scholarship and then the University of Victoria. With his wife Francesca, he is the proud father of two boys, Abel and Everett. Outside of The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate, Chris loves golfing, especially with Abel, skiing, travelling, playing hockey, and spending time with his family. He has been in attendance at a "perfect" baseball game with the Seattle Mariners, and in 2016, he attended the iconic Indianapolis 500.

In the community, Chris is a part-owner of the popular local restaurant The Village Torquay and was invested in a local organics business. He also supports 100 Real Estate Agents Who Care and The Mustard Seed.

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Tony Zarsadias*

Co-Owner | REALTOR®

Tony Zarsadias*

Co-Owner | REALTOR®

As CEO of Island Realm Real Estate (formerly known as The Condo Group), Tony is the visionary, innovator, and thought leader of the company. Grab a coffee with Tony to talk real estate, sports, food, kids, dogs, just about anything (you might even ask him about running a mango farm)! Regardless the topic, you will quickly discover his discipline, commitment, and passion for enhancing the lives surrounding his own.

Like many of us in real estate, Tony is dedicated, enthusiastic and immersed in the many moving parts of this industry. Where he is quite unique, is the journey that brought him to be the dynamic industry leader he is today. It’s how he discovered his place here on the Island and how he aspires to help others find their home to the island and transform every homebuyer into an islander!

Tony’s journey starts with a solid foundation of discipline & dedication, forming from his time as a professional athlete with Canada’s National Cycling team. Sports played an important role in developing a strong work ethic, collaboration, and teamwork and how to lead effectively with compassion and practicality. To this day, Tony is committed to his mind & body wellness, staying active as an avid runner, road and mountain cycling, cross-fit athlete, and triathlon competitor.

Tony began his real estate journey in commercial sales, pivoting to project sales and marketing and then building his own company to ensure that all clients have a superior experience whether finding that perfect home or designing a multi-family project to enhance the island communities. He is a well-known leader in the real estate community and is often featured in presentations or asked for his insights on condo-related media stories.

Tony’s home life as an islander is full of energy, along with his wife, Erinne, who is a 2008 cycling Olympian, they raise their children Xavier and Catalina. And that mango farm we mentioned earlier, he owns a modest farm in the Philippines with his sister!

To contribute to their love for sports, Tony and Erinne want to help ensure as many kids get a chance to play organized sports as possible. They operate Guardian Athlete - helping kids from less fortunate backgrounds get into sports. They help other organizations in the Victoria community, too, including Our Place Society, The Mustard Seed, Power to Be, 100 Real Estate Agents Who Care, and “Journey,” an initiative to build homes in third-world countries.

Tony’s unique journey creates a unique leader - his entrepreneurial spirit, his innovative idea mindset, his leadership style that inspires at every turn is in every fibre of the Island Realm Real Estate team.

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Jamie Squires

Managing Broker

Jamie Squires

Managing Broker

Jamie Squires is the President and Managing Broker of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. (“Fifth Avenue”). She has over 19 years of experience in marketing and sales of multifamily real estate and a National Partnership with Peerage Realty Partners. Most recently, Jamie has become the Managing Broker for three additional Peerage Partners, BakerWest Real Estate Inc., Epic Real Estate Solutions Inc., and Island Realm Real Estate Ltd., contributing to the leadership and success of each partner.

Jamie has continued to grow her professional skills, as well as the skills of those around her, including Sales, Marketing, and Compliance, to ensure the success of Fifth Avenue’s projects and communities. She is a leader in the local Metro Vancouver new home development market, with over 18 years of experience working with Developer Partner clients. Jamie uses her extensive market intelligence to program new residential developments with developers and architects that are based on consumer feedback. Jamie works closely with clients from acquisition through planning, leading to successful marketing and sales strategy that delivers communities that customers are looking for.

Andrew Hobbs*

REALTOR®

Andrew Hobbs*

REALTOR®

Andrew Hobbs* is an exceptionally well-versed real estate agent and recipient of the MLS Special Gold Award in 2014 and the MLS President’s Award in 2019.

Andrew has helped hundreds of clients purchase and sell homes and real estate investments, including strata properties, single family homes, multiplexes and commercial strata lots. He served on the Board of Directors of the Victoria Heritage Foundation from 2012-2016 and has had a passion for Victoria’s older homes since. He created the site victoriacharacterhomes.com in 2018 to help enthusiasts of character & heritage homes find and market properties.

Before becoming a Realtor  Andrew was a certified French teacher and chess aficionado. He taught high school English in Paris from 1997-1998 and then, after moving to Taiwan in 1999, he opened and ran a chess school in Taiwan from 2003-2007. (It’s still open and running today!)

Andrew Hobbs* and his wife Shu-Hui have two children, Jasmine and Joshua, and together they enjoy camping, hiking, and cycling all over Vancouver Island. Andrew is #1 fan of Jasmine’s karate and Joshua’s soccer.

Since 2009, the Hobbs family has sponsored a boy named Abel in Malawi through SOS Children’s Villages. Over the course of his time as a Realtor, Andrew has donated to the BC Cancer Foundation and Ride to Conquer Cancer, MS Society of Canada, Operation Smile, and Canadian Mental Health Association (Ride, Don’t Hide).

Languages: English, French & Mandarin

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Mike Pearce*

REALTOR®

Mike Pearce*

REALTOR®

Mike Pearce * has been in the top 1% of all Realtors in Greater Victoria from 2011 to 2016 in total number of condos and townhouses sold. He is also in the Victoria Real Estate Board’s MLS® Awards’ Club as a multiple Gold Award winner, and in 2015, Mike was awarded the prestigious MLS Special Gold Award for his high standard of excellence throughout his career.

Being born and raised in Victoria has given Mike Pearce * a vast knowledge base to educate his clients on the historical market growth and on today’s current demographics. Mike’s experience in and knowledge of depreciation reports, strata bylaws, regulations, strata plans and fees, engineer’s reports, and remediation and special assessments comes from his extensive portfolio of business and in-depth studies of hundreds of strata buildings in the city.

Mike and his family have a big love for the island and the outdoors, and, when Mike isn’t working, you can find them on the slopes, golfing, camping, or exploring the many amazing hiking trails. Mike is also a past professional golfer with over 60 wins worldwide and is a proud member of the Gorge Vale Golf Club and sponsor of the Island Professional Golf Tour.

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D. Kevin Jones*

REALTOR®

D. Kevin Jones*

REALTOR®

With more than 500 transactions in Greater Victoria, Kevin Jones* brings his experience with him to Island Realm Real Estate Ltd.

He is a Victoria Real Estate Expert that concentrates on a client first attitude. His information and education approach will prepare you to buy or sell your house in the Greater Victoria area. Consistently serving clients from Sooke to Sidney, he has become an Expert in the Downtown Victoria and Westshore areas. Let him show you his refined process to guarantee you maximum exposure for your listing.

He has been a REALTOR  since 2011 and has helped sell-out numerous large developments. With his detailed and extensive knowledge of downtown condos, Kevin has a ton of experience helping clients

secure pre-sale investments throughout the city.

Looking to move to Victoria? Kevin Jones * is a relocation specialist. Consistently working with many clients from Vancouver, Northern BC, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto, he will work with you and help elevate your knowledge on current local market trends which will prepare you for success in Victoria’s Real Estate Market.

Whether you’re looking to buy into a New Development to call home or a Unique Fixer Upper to add your own flare, let him share his experiences to help guide a successful house hunt. His fun and informative systems allow clients to enjoy confidence in a competitive market place such as Victoria Real Estate.

In love with all things ‘Island’, Kevin has taken advantage of the weather here, playing soccer year round locally in the VISL since 2005. He has competed at every level; achieving many titles and trophies along the way. An inaugural VREB MLS  Award winner, Kevin is dedicated to personal care throughout every transaction to ensure you not only enjoy your experience, you boast about it!

Kevin loves all dogs but is especially fond of Labrador Retrievers. A champion lab breeder for 26 years, Kevin produces happy and healthy family companions (and we’ve seen his puppies--they’re adorable). Boxers also have a special place in his family.

Kevin and his wife, Yolanda, live in Royal Bay, a seaside community in Colwood. Together, they enjoy the many outdoor trails and beaches that Vancouver Island has to offer.

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Andrew Hrushowy

Director of Sales | REALTOR®

Andrew Hrushowy

Director of Sales | REALTOR®

Andrew Hrushowy has a passion for cooking and, after he finished high school, he enrolled in cooking school to continue following his passion. Andrew has worked as a dishwasher, executive chef, business manager, and even as a restaurant owner in Ucluelet, BC. He looks back fondly on his 15 years in the food services industry and considers his success in that part of his life essential experience and perspective to his current life. As a chef, he had the opportunity to feed people from all walks of life and had the fortunate opportunity to speak with these people face-to-face.

Previously with Burr Properties and the single-family market, Andrew Hrushowy has shifted to focus on the condo market and development sales. He has the local knowledge of what makes each part of this city great and is ready to help you find your next beautiful home.

Outside of The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate, Ltd., Andrew is married to his wife, Livia, and they have a son named Francisco.

In his spare time, he and his family enjoy taking day trips past Sooke or up into the Cowichan Valley. Anywhere by the water, whether it is a lake, a river, or the ocean, is where they like to be.

Find out more about Andrew here.

Languages: English & Portuguese

Haden Campbell

REALTOR®

Haden Campbell

REALTOR®

Born and raised in beautiful Victoria, BC, Haden Campbell loves the city and its residents. He takes pride in his client-relationship-based approach to buying and selling real estate and strives to provide the highest level of customer service. At all times professional, knowledgeable and efficient, Haden will show you how your real estate goals can be achieved. Having completed the Urban Land Economics diploma program, with a specialization in Development/Investment Analysis, he uses the most up-to-date marketing strategies and monitors current market trends to ensure you will feel confident in the expertise and service you receive in making your real estate decisions, whether buying a new home or selling your current home.

For fun, he enjoys exploring Victoria and the surrounding areas by hiking or boating with friends. He is a sports enthusiast and plays team and individual sports, including soccer, squash, and waterskiing. Traveling and learning about different cultures has always been a passion.

Haden is actively involved with the community, taking part in events such as the TC 10K and Jingle Mingle. He also actively sponsors and organizes fundraising events for charity including King of the Cups and a Casino Royal Poker night, with funds going to the BC Cancer Foundation and the World Food Program.

Jeff Shaw

REALTOR®

Jeff Shaw

REALTOR®

Born in Victoria, BC and raised on Vancouver Island, Jeff Shaw has an expansive and native knowledge of Victoria and its coveted real estate market. He is a licensed REALTOR® since 2008 and has worked hard to create a strong client base. He helps both buyers and sellers, whether it’s a first-time purchase, growing into a larger home, investment properties, or downsizing. With his expertise in the Greater Victoria area and all the beauty and amenities it has to offer, Jeff is a well-versed agent who can help you find your next perfect home.

In his spare time, Jeff likes to play soccer, spends time mountain and road biking, and is an avid outdoorsman. Together with his wife, Catherine, Jeff also enjoys embarking on road trips and other adventures. Jeff is well known in our office as a great storyteller and loves to share his adventures with all! During the hunting season, Jeff treats his coworkers to incredible homemade sausages.

Jeff Shaw participates in many local events. He currently sits on the CRD Solid Waste Advisor Committee and previously served 6 years on Prospect Lake District Community Association.

Raegan Hinks

REALTOR®

Raegan Hinks

REALTOR®

Raegan Hinks started with The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate, in 2017, with a background of project sales and marketing, and DFH Realty. He works with both buyers and sellers for their Victoria real estate property needs, and he has worked on large, new construction condo projects, including 989 Victoria and Lyra Residences. Raegan is well-versed in Victoria’s neighbourhoods and brings this knowledge to each of his client relationships.

Raegan Hinks grew up in Maple Bay on Vancouver Island, so he knows exactly what makes this part of the world such a great place to live. He graduated from the University of Victoria with a degree in Social Science.

When Raegan isn’t working or in school, he loves to spend time with his dog Jada, make use of his membership at Victoria Golf Club, or play a variety of other sports. Raegan played four years of Junior hockey and graduated from the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, playing for the Notre Dame Hounds Midget Hockey Club. He also donates his time to the MS Society participating in numerous charity events during the year.

John Hircock

REALTOR®

John Hircock

REALTOR®

Back in the late 1950s, my father made a solo trip from Cobourg, Ontario to Victoria on a motorcycle. He instantly fell in love with Victoria, went back to Ontario, married his high school sweetheart and moved to Victoria permanently. The rest is history.

I'm born and raised here in Victoria and have been a licensed Realtor since 2003 and have deep connections within the community.

I always start working with clients by having a short introduction at my office. I do this for two reasons. First, to set the foundation of this successful relationship by really getting to know my clients and understand their needs, and secondly, to give an overview of the Victoria market. I then follow this with an education tour in the field.

If you have thought about making a move or would like to see what your home might be worth please feel free to contact me.

Should we decide to work together you can always rely on me to represent your best interests.

Liz Engert*

REALTOR® | Associate Broker

Liz Engert*

REALTOR® | Associate Broker

It is Liz Engert's goal to make your real estate experience seamless from every angle. Liz has been in Real Estate for 9yrs and loves working with Buyer's and Seller's from all walks of life in Victoria that want a smooth, guided transaction. Liz goes above and beyond and negotiates the very best deal for her clients, but never loses sight of how important, and nerve wracking the process can be. Liz likes to set her clients up for success from the beginning by educating her clients on how the industry works and the processes involved. Liz is a Mom, a Grandma and a Sister with tons of life experience and a love of Life! She is continually inspired by the relationships she cultivates - it is truly the most fulfilling part of her job.

If you want to avoid the headaches, legwork, difficult questions, and "what if's" of real estate, Liz Engert would be happy to help!

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Graham Bavington

REALTOR®

Graham Bavington

REALTOR®

Graham Bavington is a golf and hockey enthusiast born and raised in Oak Bay who has happily lived and owned here for pretty well his whole life. He and Pam have been married since 2001, and they have two amazing kids, Sara and Matthew. As a licensed REALTOR® for over ten years, Graham has helped buyers and sellers across Oak Bay, Victoria, Saanich, and the Westshore while also participating in project pre-sales for developers of new and upcoming condominiums and homes in the downtown core and surrounding areas of Victoria. Graham's background before real estate includes finance positions at BMO Bank of Montreal's Victoria Main Branch and Oak Bay locations and in an extended stint as an Options Licensed Telephone Trader for TD Waterhouse and Charles Schwab Canada during a 4-year sojourn to Hamilton and Toronto. Prior to that, Graham graduated from the University of Victoria with a B.A. Major/Minor Degree in English and Psychology.

As an interesting aside, and to add some flavour to Graham's acumen for delivering quality products and services to customers of all kinds, Pam (a full-time Physiotherapist) and Graham also own and oversee the operations of their Oak Bay-based business, Hee-Haw HorseRadish. They make Damn Hot (& Double Damn Hot!), great-tasting, all-natural horseradish, which they market and sell locally in stores like Thrifty Foods, Whole Foods, and Fairway Markets. It's mostly a family-run operation, with production occurring at a co-packer in Nanaimo and distribution to a myriad of locations throughout BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. To find out more about this small business and ongoing marketing success story, and to watch their Dragons' Den pitch on CBC, feel free to visit their website here.

Cathie Jeffrey

REALTOR®

Cathie Jeffrey

REALTOR®

Born and raised in Oak Bay, Cathie saw Victoria as home base for work and travel early on and with her husband of 30 years, Trent, before they eventually chose Shawnigan Lake to raise their family. Their two boys, Grant and Colin, would become the 5th generation to live on the family property. Island roots run deep!

Cathie comes to real estate naturally, if by a circuitous route through a trust company management and marketing consultant background. Her father was a Realtor in Victoria for over 50 years, and she has had the pleasure of working with her licensed brother in several past projects and now here at Island Realm. The experience of constantly seeking out unique needs and adjusting for personal service honed Cathie’s skills for hearing what isn’t said and on delivering more than was asked for.

Consultative and inquisitive by nature, Cathie thrives on building relationships, and through her over 16 years in the real estate business she is most proud of the challenging new-town development work she has been involved in in Mexico and as Director of Sales here on the Island. In addition to assisting clients find their ideal homes all over the Island, she took an active role in working with Indigenous people in both countries to create and support growth and opportunities within these communities.

“It is a privilege to be invited into the journey of finding one’s perfect fit home, no matter my role, and it’s one I never take for granted.”

In her personal world, Cathie can be found on the side of a box or field lacrosse game, on a walk with a camera, traveling with Trent or friends, or (soon!) teaching her grandson how to outwit his parents :).

Matthew Davis*

REALTOR®

Matthew Davis*

REALTOR®

Matthew Davis moved to Victoria in high school where he graduated from Oak Bay Secondary School. He has lived in several places across North America through previous careers and opportunities, including playing tennis at a collegiate level in the United States. Matthew's experiences living in so many different places have made calling Victoria home easy! Matthew enjoys every aspect of the West Coast. The parks and recreation that Victoria has to offer compliments his active lifestyle and love of sports. He plays tennis, golf, slow-pitch softball and spends as much time outdoors as possible.

The community involvement of residents in Victoria is one of the reasons Matthew believes this city is the best place to live in Canada! He has had the pleasure of working with United Way of Greater Victoria, and various programs that support youth sports throughout Victoria.

The experience of walking into a home that you can call yours is an unforgettable one. Matthew truly loves the opportunity to be a reliable resource for his clients, and to make their dream of buying a home a reality.

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Kellie Simonovic

REALTOR®

Kellie Simonovic

REALTOR®

Kellie is a homegrown, born and raised Vancouver Island girl, graduating from the University of Victoria with a BA in Political Science and Philosophy. She has a diverse background that includes managing at The Keg, teaching in Korea, volunteering with crime victims, and as an award-winning Representative in the pharmaceutical industry specializing in Neuroscience. Kellie is goal-driven, committed to the art of active listening, and believes that great communication is at the core of every positive relationship. Her experiences contribute in many ways to her professional career as a dedicated Realtor.

From homeownership and managing her own revenue properties since 2002, Kellie’s passion was born for matching clients with the optimal home to meet their needs. Whether a family is just starting out, expanding, or downsizing, Kellie wants to find the right fit for each family dynamic. For someone wanting to invest in real estate, she will work tirelessly to acquire the right property for your portfolio. Kellie and her husband love living in their Heritage home in Gordon Head with their twin son and daughter. In her spare time, she can be found watching her children play sports or happily working in the garden.

Brett Jones

REALTOR®

Brett Jones

REALTOR®

Brett Jones pours all of his integrity, energy, hard work and creative service into every detail of your real estate transaction. As a lifelong resident of Victoria, Brett graduated from Glenlyon-Norfolk school and has attended both Camosun College and the University of Victoria. His sales habit started early with managing a high volume clothing store for 13 years before turning his talents to real estate. This background gave Brett the necessary tools to run a professional organization and is a large factor in his instant and ongoing success in real estate sales and marketing.

Clients choose to work with Brett for his ethics, experience and expertise. He has consistently shown the ability to satisfy clients in the buying and selling of their homes. His strong base of loyal repeat customers is the reason Brett has been so successful for 20 years in an incredibly competitive sales environment. Brett has worked in many aspects of real estate sales, including large project marketing; however, he has come to a place in his career where he specializes in single family home sales in the core of Greater Victoria and his team can cover effectively all of the CRD. Brett feels that by focusing on specific geographic areas, he can fully service his clients more effectively.

Brett has been a MLS sales award winner every year in the business, including the prestigious gold award 19 straight years, the highest honour bestowed by the Victoria Real Estate Board. He has been recognized by Christie’s International Real Estate as one of Victoria’s top agents and he successfully utilizes all the networking opportunities this association offers.

Brett is a fiercely proactive worker who genuinely cares about helping others and he values having meaningful, ongoing relationships with his clients with the goal of being their lifelong realtor. He works hard to always be available at a moments’ notice and to keeping his listing inventory to a manageable level so he can offer true, personalized service.

Eryn White

Business Operations Manager

Eryn White

Business Operations Manager

After graduating from the University of Victoria with her Bachelor of Commerce, Eryn White joined The Condo Group Real Estate in 2018. She has a natural eye for detail and a true knack for organization, making her a perfect fit to ensure our Business Operations run smoothly. Eryn obtained her trading license in early 2022, one of the next steps in her career with Island Realm Real Estate. Find her surrounded by plants, she’s our office go-to!

Originally from South Africa, Eryn moved to Victoria for University and after quickly learning what a beautiful city this is - she’s found her forever home. Eryn White is proud to support local fundraising events such as the TC10K, Power to Play Victoria, and Lawn Summer Nights.

Her enthusiasm for exercise and the outdoors is evident in her after-work activities, which find her hiking various trails around Victoria, running along Dallas Rd, or at a local spin class. Eryn has a passion for her many indoor plants & is also a proud cat mom of her tuxedo kitten, Susan. Follow @susanthetuxedo for adorable content!

Neil Blainey

Director of Projects

Neil Blainey

Director of Projects

Working hard on his Urban Land Economics program through the University of British Columbia. He began his Real Estate Career in 2016 when he joined a Vancouver Island Real Estate marketing company. Neil Blainey has been with Island Realm Real Estate (previously The Condo Group Real Estate Ltd) since 2018, and with his perseverance and hard work, Neil became our Director of Projects.

Neil is vital at implementing systems to ensure new projects are brought to the market in successful ways and making sure that developers targets and goals are completed with ease. Neil is passionate, determined and brings a welcoming style of leadership to all around him. A proud tech wiz, Neil Blainey is always staying up to date with the newest devices and gadgets – wait until you see him play Mario Kart!

When he’s not working, you can find Neil on the golf course attempting to break 100, spending quality time outdoors with his girlfriend, Rachel, and is a proud dog father to Archie, who can be found at his side at the office. A hockey fanatic, he has experience refereeing the odd game or two, which comes in handy during our in-house competitions--someone needs to stay levelheaded!

Alice Wong

Senior Marketing Manager

Alice Wong

Senior Marketing Manager

Born and raised in Victoria, Alice recently joined Island Realm Real Estate as Senior Marketing Manager. Having moved away from Vancouver Island after high school to complete her degree in Marketing & International Business at Simon Fraser University, Alice has spent the past 17+ years developing her marketing and business development portfolio in various industries such as retail property management, media & broadcasting, and IT consulting.

Alice is a senior marketing professional with a diverse range of experience creating and implementing B2B and B2C strategies within the US and Canadian markets. She brings back to her hometown a passion to design innovative marketing campaigns and form meaningful long-term relationships with vendors and clients. Alice is a life-time longer and enjoys training and mentoring marketing team members.

In her spare time, you’ll find Alice and her husband spoiling their pup Mya, a Shih-tzu Maltese rescue from California, with lots of outdoor adventures and travel. Alice loves attending live theatre and concerts. A foodie at heart, Alice loves to experience new restaurants and culinary adventures while travelling. Her favourite travels include Mykonos, Prague, Tokyo and Taipei.   

Paul Lin

Project Operations Manager

Paul Lin

Project Operations Manager

Paul is a graduate of UVIC as an Economics major, a graduate of Real Estate Division from UBC Saunder School as well as a graduate of BCIT Office Administration Technology. Paul became licensed in Real Estate in 2017 and started his career working as a Buyers agent and sales coordinator in Vancouver, BC in 2017.

In 2020, Paul moved to Victoria where he now works as a Project operations manager, focusing on preparing presentation centers for presale projects and assisting the sales team for day-to-day operation needs. Paul brings a well-versed background in customer service, telemarketing, and administration.

Paul is proud to say he is “made in Taiwan”, he is also multi-lingual and speaks English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese. In his spare time you can find Paul engaging in outdoor activities, traveling and enjoying drinking, studying and learning all things whiskey. Paul is passionate about coffee and knows a thing or two about the best ways to brew a good cuppa! Paul loves to treat his wife to one of his specialty coffees, while enjoying light jazz music on a weekend morning. Can you say bliss?!

Oressa Mathers-Cyr

Executive Assistant

Oressa Mathers-Cyr

Executive Assistant

Oressa works as an executive assistant. With over ten years of customer service experience, Oressa has developed exceptional organizational skills and finds fulfillment in helping others. With her bubbly personality, she ensures to keep everyone smiling during their real estate processes. This makes her a perfect fit to assist Kevin's clients and ensure everyone's real estate journey is as stress free and smooth as possible.

When Oressa isn’t hard at work she enjoys an active lifestyle, she is a the gym daily and always out and about. Oressa was born and raised in Courtenay and moved to Victoria two years ago, a favourite hobby of hers is to explore the beautiful new Victoria areas.

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Rebecca Edwards

Marketing Manager

Rebecca Edwards

Marketing Manager

Rebecca, who is originally from England, moved to Canada in 2013 after completing her degree in Marketing. What was initially supposed to be a six month trip, soon turned into a permanent move as she and her husband fell in love with BC and knew that this is where they wanted to raise a family.

Rebecca joined the team in 2021 and brought with her a wealth of experience from various corporate marketing roles.

When she's not working, Rebecca can be found spending time with her husband and daughter, usually planning their next trip!

 

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Faith Lee

Marketing Specialist & Administrative Assistant

Faith Lee

Marketing Specialist & Administrative Assistant

Faith was born and raised on Vancouver Island growing up in Ladysmith. She played club volleyball for most of her life and graduated from Ladysmith Secondary in 2019. She quickly decided Victoria was her home and made the move in early 2020. She loves spending her free time snuggling with her cat Cleo but when she isn't doing that she loves to go for walks and hikes all over the island, exploring this beautiful place we're so lucky to call home.

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Sydney Pillon

Administrative Assistant

Sydney Pillon

Administrative Assistant

Sydney was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. She graduated from Fanshawe College in 2017 with a diploma in Business Administration - Human Resources. After she graduated, she decided to travel to Australia for a year and explore some cool spots across the world. After returning to Ontario from Australia, she decided the most similar place to live in Canada would be British Columbia. She, her fiance, and her dog have been on The Island now since 2020. She's very passionate about animals and loves being outdoors, especially in the warm weather. She is a proud dog mom to Finn, the Staffordshire terrier puppy!

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Emil Malcolm

Listing Coordinator

Emil Malcolm

Listing Coordinator

Emil was born and raised in Indonesia and moved to the beautiful city of Victoria at the age of 13. Emil completed diplomas in Business marketing at Camonsun College and Business PR from The University of Victoria. Before joining the world of Real Estate, Emil collected over 10 years of customer service and administrative experience where she now utilizes her mastered skills with each transaction she’s apart of. She brings with her a passion and curiosity to real estate interior design and architecture! Emil is our unofficial tech support, keeping up on all the latest and greatest technologies. 

When not working, you can catch Emil at her sewing machine, cooking up delicious and creative meals, hiking and camping while spending most of her time with her malamute dog, Misha. (@mishatheminibear on Instagram). Emil carries with her a magnetic spark of joy to all of those around her and believes that happiness can be obtained through chocolate, a quick dance off and off-key singing!

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Zoe Taylor

Listing Coordinator

Zoe Taylor

Listing Coordinator

Born in Winnipeg and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Zoe has a diverse vocational background, working in non-profit sector at the MS Society of Canada and The Hospital for Sick Children, and later gaining communications and medical technology-related experience with Cineplex Entertainment and Stryker Canada respectively. Before entering the professional field, she studied French and Literature at McMaster University, became a certified yoga instructor over a decade ago and has since trained in web-development at Juno College.

Keeping her mind nimble has always been the motivating factor. Her greatest passion is writing, having freelanced with a focus on grant and technical writing as well as helping small businesses develop their internal and external facing material. She continues to write in her free time, now shifting her focus towards creative content, hoping to someday pair this with her love of painting and illustrating. Zoe moved across Canada in early 2021, choosing to make Vancouver Island her new home after falling in love with the majesty of the scenery as a child when visiting her Grandparents in Nanaimo. Zoe takes a heart-centered approach to every interaction, ever-curious and keen to learn about new industries.

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Allie Sampson

Sales Coordinator

Allie Sampson

Sales Coordinator

Allie Sampson has a natural ability to lift people's spirits and help others, making her the perfect person to help our Buyers through their purchases. She started in the restaurant service industry 10 years ago, working her way up from hosting to management. She was born and raised on Vancouver Island in a family of six siblings, and later moved to Victoria to attend Camosun College. In the community, Allie is proud to support and fundraise for many causes, including the SPCA, Lawn Summer Nights, and Power to Play Victoria.

As a lover of the outdoors, she spends most of her time outside of work camping and hiking with her husband Tyler, their two sons Maddex and Levi with their two dogs, Gunner, and Josie. During the colder seasons, you can catch Allie in spin classes or going hard at the gym.

She has done numerous races and events, including the TC10K, Tough Mudder, and multiple Run Disney half-marathons. As long as there are churros at the finish line, Allie is game to run any race. Makes sense to us, have you had those delicious treats before? In the community, Allie is proud to support and fundraise for many causes, including the SPCA, Lawn Summer Nights, and Power to Play Victoria.

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Dane Skinner

Development Sales Coordinator

Dane Skinner

Development Sales Coordinator

Born in Victoria and raised in the Cowichan Valley Dane moved back to Victoria 3 years ago after falling in love with the city. Dane brings his experience and expertise in computer sciences from the University of British Columbia to his role in developments. He exudes a natural ability to make others feel welcome and is always striving to expand his knowledge of real estate. When not working, you can find Dane taking part in long distance running, he runs almost daily for 10KM and more!

Casey White

Project Marketing Manager

Casey White

Project Marketing Manager

Casey has been working in the real estate development industry already for almost 15y years. Working on a variety of real estate projects stretching from Calgary, the East Kootenays, and Vancouver Island, she has had roles in administration, marketing, and sales which was a natural progression into project management. Casey has an eye for design and details and uses that to help develop strategies and sales programs for her clients.

As an Alberta transplant, she has now been in Victoria for 10 years and continues to fall in love with Vancouver Island on the daily. The ability to walk to work year round or get out on the weekends to explore the West Coast was mainly the reason she moved here and decided to raise her son here. Now a ‘football’ mom to 14 year old Oliver, she spends her off time cheering from the sidelines and driving to games around the island.

Casey is proud to be a part of the business community in Victoria and has participated in the Chamber of Commerce, Young Entrepreneur Society, and organizing community events at the Victoria International Marina and the historic Roundhouse building in Vic West.

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Dani Hopaluk

Executive Assistant

Dani Hopaluk

Executive Assistant

Dani Irwin moved to Victoria to attend The University of Victoria to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and graduated with a focus on International Relations and Technology & Society. Growing up she frequented the Island and fell in love with the lifestyle and natural beauty making it an easy decision to uproot from Vancouver and call the Island home.

Dani started in social media and admin and is now an executive assistant and project support for Island Realm's exciting NBD team.

Before working at Island Realm, Dani worked in various roles in the hospitality industry. Drawing parallels, Dani is grateful to have found another people-oriented industry.

Dani enjoys hiking, anything outdoors, especially around the Island!

Future plans/ aspirations: Working on becoming licensed!

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Sarah Crocker

Onsite Administrator

Sarah Crocker

Onsite Administrator

Sarah moved from Edmonton to Victoria in 2020 to pursue her lifelong dream of living on the West Coast. She has over 15 years of Executive Assistant and Customer Service experience, giving her a strong organizational and human-centric foundation to apply to her newfound passion for Real Estate. She approaches all aspects of any job with a positive, hard-working mindset, and enjoys helping find solutions to any challenges.

Sarah is passionate about health and wellness and in 2019 she spent a month in Thailand completing her Yoga Teacher Training. She applies her many years of yoga and mindfulness practice to everything she does keeping her calm and grounded no matter the circumstance. Along with that, she has also spent years studying psychology and life coaching with a focus on developing personal resilience in the face of uncertainty.

Samantha Armstrong

Onsite Administrator

Samantha Armstrong

Onsite Administrator

Samantha joined the Island Realm Team in 2022 and is currently working on obtaining her trading license. She graduated from Royal Roads University in 2017 with her Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management. With a diverse background in customer service, sales, accounting, leadership and more, she decided that the Real Estate Industry was where she wanted to stay and grow her career.

Samantha was born and raised on Vancouver Island, and while she loves to travel, wouldn't choose anywhere else in the world to live. Some of her favorite locations to travel have been Thailand, Nigeria and Vietnam. When she is not working, you can find Sam hiking with her partner and dog Charlie, rock climbing or planning her next adventure.

Scott Brown

Executive Director

Scott Brown

Executive Director

As CEO of Fifth Avenue Real Estate Marketing Ltd. (“Fifth Avenue”), W. Scott Brown directly oversees the growth and success of the executive leadership teams responsible for delivering sustained sales success and Developer Partner client satisfaction. Throughout his 30+ years of experience, Scott has formed and led teams that have set sales records throughout North America and Asia, which most recently includes the acquisition of Peerage Realty Partner’s, BakerWest Real Estate Inc., Epic Real Estate Solutions Inc., and Island Realm Real Estate Ltd., where he serves as Executive Director.

Scott has consistently provided high quality strategic advisory services to leading global organizations and expanded his marketing and sales strategy creation, culture development, and performance enhancement expertise. He is personally involved in ensuring that Fifth Avenue has the most professional and dedicated sales representation in the market by leveraging his vast high-performance sales coaching knowledge and expertise. Scott is a sought-after media resource and speaker, and radio personality, with respect to the status of the new multifamily home market in Metropolitan Vancouver.

Previously, Scott served as a founding partner and Senior Vice President of Colliers International’s Residential Project Marketing Group. Prior to Colliers, he served as Chief Sales Officer at Kor Real Estate, where he oversaw the startup and global expansion of Kor’s project marketing firm. His work with Kor included extensive leadership of marketing and sales advisory assignments for projects lead out of, or located in, Dubai, UAE; Manila, Philippines; Anguilla; Playa del Carmen, Mexico; Miami, Florida, USA; Seychelles; Da Nang, Vietnam; and Bangkok, Thailand.

Scott began his residential career working for Intrawest, where he concluded by serving as Senior Vice President with Intrawest / Playground. He oversaw a billion-dollar-per annum portfolio of projects situated throughout North America and Asia. Scott was directly responsible for leading strategic partnerships, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and negotiated a significant joint venture with Colliers that expanded Playground’s business to Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

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