Successfully connecting buyers with sellers in Victoria Real Estate for more than 15 years.
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Meet Island Realm Real Estate
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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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.
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With a background in commercial sales and specializing in project sales and marketing, Tony Zarsadias * has an extensive history in the Victoria real estate market. He is also 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 is a perennial MLS® Gold Award winner and has also won the prestigious MLS Special Gold Award. From 2011-2015, Tony was the top REALTOR® for number of strata sales.
Tony Zarsadias * is a former member of Canada’s National Cycling Team and was awarded the Fair Play Award in 2002. He is also an avid runner, road and mountain cyclist, cross-fit athlete, and triathlon competitor. Sport has played a massive role in Tony’s life, teaching him a strong work ethic, how to be a team player, and how to lead. Together with his wife, Erinne, who is a 2008 cycling Olympian, he wants to help ensure as many kids get a chance to play organized sports as he can. They have started an initiative called Guardian Athlete to help kids from less fortunate backgrounds get into sports. He helps 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.
At the core of it, though, Tony is a family man. He is the proud dad to Xavier and Catalina, and, fun fact; he owns a modest mango farm in the Philippines with his sister. Learn more about Tony here.
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Andrew Hobbs * is an exceptionally well-versed real estate agent, having helped over 250 clients purchase and sell properties and real estate investments, including condos, townhomes, houses, duplexes, multiplexes, commercial strata, and even one hobby farm! He has facilitated condo sales in almost every prominent building in downtown Victoria and the surrounding area. Andrew has been an MLS® Award winner since 2009, and an MLS® Gold and Silver Award winner since 2010.
Besides being a REALTOR®, Andrew is also a certified French teacher and chess guru. He taught high school English in Paris from 1997-1998 and then, after moving to Taiwan to study Mandarin in 1999, he opened and ran a chess school in Taiwan from 2003-2008. (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. He still enjoys teaching languages, chess, and tennis, but most of his efforts are spent on teaching his kids, but he has taught (and will in the future) volunteer chess classes at Oaklands.
Since 2009, the Hobbs family has sponsored a boy name Abel in Malawi through SOS Children’s Villages. Over the course of his time as a Realtor, Andrew has donated to BC Cancer Foundation and their Ride to Conquer Cancer, MS Society of Canada, Operation Smile, Canadian Mental Health Association (Ride, Don’t Hide), and Alberta Fires Relief.
To see his specialization in Victoria Character Homes, visit his website here.
Languages: English, French & Mandarin
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For over a decade, Mike Pearce* has been in the top 10% of Realtors in Greater Victoria, and has been awarded the MLS Presidents Award honouring his high standard of excellence throughout his career. Mike’s experience in residential real estate includes a diverse portfolio of transactions in single-family homes, luxury strata condos and townhomes, investment properties and land sales.
Being born and raised in Victoria, Mike’s ties to the local community are strong. Spending his life on the Island has given Mike in-depth knowledge about how the local real estate market continues to change year after year. As a true local, Mike can answer all of your questions from history to neighbourhoods to investment values.
Mike is a family man with a big love for the Island and the outdoors. One of his favourite places in the world is right here on the Island – Tofino! When Mike isn’t working, you can find him hiking with his wife Tania and dog Rosco, skiing the slopes with his two kids at Mount Washington, or playing a round at one of Victoria’s many premiere golf courses. Before becoming a Realtor, Mike was a professional golfer, with over 60 tournament wins worldwide! He is a proud member of the Gorge Vale Golf Club, and is a proud ongoing sponsor of Vancouver Island Golf.
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D. Kevin Jones*
With more than 500 transactions in Greater Victoria, Kevin Jones * feels at home with The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate Ltd. 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.
Kevin has played soccer locally in the VISL since 2005 and has competed at every level, achieving many titles and trophies along the way. A multiple VREB MLS® Award winner, Kevin continues to help our company create an amazing Real Estate experience.
Kevin loves all dogs but is especially fond of Labrador Retrievers. A champion lab breeder for 24 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, Yolande, 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 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
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. Travelling 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.
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 of the Greater Victoria area and all of 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, mountain and road biker, and avid outdoorsman. Together with his wife, Catherine, Jeff also enjoys embarking on road trips and other adventures.
Jeff Shaw participates in many local events and is a Director-at-Large for Prospect Lake District Community Association.
Raegan Hinks started with 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.
Whether you are looking to buy your first condo, sell your home and move across town, or help an elderly relative transition to an assisted living situation, you can rely on John Hircock to be a proactive and trusted advisor throughout the process. With more than 15 years of experience, John knows every client requires a personalized level of service. You can rest assured that he will handle every transaction with genuine care and sincerity.
John Hircock was born and raised on Vancouver Island. Prior a career in real estate, he worked as an advertising consultant for 13 years at the local community newspaper chain. He worked closely with a diverse group of local businesses formulating and implementing campaigns across Vancouver Island. This fast paced, deadline driven, and detail oriented environment dovetailed perfectly with a career change to real estate in 2003.
Education and staying up-to-date with the latest innovations and certifications is important to John. He regularly attends Victoria Real Estate Board courses, and currently holds both the Accredited Buyers Agent designation, and the Seniors Real Estate Speciality designation. John is also an avid volunteer. He currently belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Columbia Lodge #2. Their annual events, such as Ton of Love, help generate thousands of dollars for local charities and families in need.
Outside of his busy work and volunteer schedule, he enjoys playing ball hockey, cycling, and weight lifting. Fun fact--John enjoys spends his spare time painting model figures!
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 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.
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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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 :).
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 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.
Flora Stanley and Brett Jones have been working together in some capacity for over 30 years, in and out of the real estate industry. She enjoys providing admin and marketing support to Brett's busy practice but has grown into her role helping buyers find their dream homes. She especially loves helping first-time home buyers navigate the buying process. She prides herself on using her extensive experience to anticipate and proactively solve any issues that could arise.
Flora was raised in Victoria and spent time living in Fairfield, Oak Bay and James Bay before settling on the Saanich Peninsula. She enjoys spending her free time watching her two teenage boys play sports, hiking with her dog, camping, traveling and going to live music shows.
Lisa Davies enthusiastically works with home buyers and sellers in Victoria and Greater Victoria Areas more broadly; here to help you find your slice of paradise in the Victoria real estate market. As your Realtor®, eliminating risk, problem solving and negotiating favourable terms is a role she relishes; educating and guiding you through every step of the real estate process, whether buying or selling.
As a Realtor® for 10 years, she has proudly served over 400 families to date. One of the most dedicated Victoria real estate agents on the Island, she takes great pride in understanding the needs of buyers and sellers alike, helping them ultimately achieve their goals.
If you’re looking for a Realtor® who is committed to navigating the shifting Vancouver Island real estate market and designing an action plan to get you to where you want to go, working with you is something she’d love to do!
A little bit of background…After purchasing her ﬁrst home, and completing numerous renovations, including building a secondary suite, Lisa got a taste for sub-contracting - loving it so much that she called on an investor and purchased a 75x120 lot. This project proved to be the perfect challenge, allowing her to learn the ins and outs of rezoning, subdividing, designing, and building; the once-empty land became 3 exquisite homes. The unparalleled knowledge gained by overseeing the construction and sale of a home from start to ﬁnish is something she uses to inform each and every deal.
Today, her experiences as a business owner, contractor, and builder continue to stir up a passion for conceptualizing new projects, creating a vision, and turning it into a reality. Her intimate knowledge of this magical island fuels her enduring drive for finding you the perfect place to call home. Whether it’s building completely from scratch or discovering the perfect gem, your dreams are her mission, always.
When not helping others, Lisa can be found running and hiking with her two dogs Austin and Lola, climbing mountains, finding the next beautiful spot to paddle board or training for a future race!
Samantha 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.
After graduating from the University of Victoria with her Bachelor of Commerce, Eryn White joined The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm 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 office runs accordingly. Find her surrounded by plants, she’s our go-to for office requests!
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 has the TC10K, Power to Play Victoria, and Lawn Summer Nights.
Her enthusiasm for exercise and the outdoors is evident in her after-work activities, find her hiking various trails around Victoria, running along Dallas Rd, or at her local spin class. Eryn White has a passion for her many indoor plants & is also a proud cat mom of her tuxedo kitten, Susan. Follow @susanthetuxedo for adorable content!
Working hard on his Urban Land Economics program through the University of British Columbia, Neil Blainey joined The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate Ltd. in 2018. He began his Real Estate Career as a coordinator at one of the development sites for Rennie Marketing in 2016. Now as a strong member of The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate, he plays a vital role in the development areas of the company, implementing systems for success that agents utilize on a daily basis. 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 could find Neil on the golf course with a few buddies, or spending quality time outdoors with his girlfriend and family. 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 level headed!
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!
Born in Victoria and raised in the Cowichan Valley Dane Skinner 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!
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.
Supporting Communities Near and Far
We give back through community initiatives that promote health, education and the environment.
We focus on giving back through community initiatives that promote health, education and the environment. We are very proud to support…
Power to Play
For 4 years now, members of The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate have competed against other local companies and organizations in the Power to Play Challenge. After raising money for this Power to Be, teams spend the day battling each other in Elk/Beaver Lake Park in a series of Survivor-style activities, all designed to challenge our minds, bodies, and team bonds.
Want to see what it’s all about? Click here to learn more about us, and for a video with the highlights of our day from our first year.
Combing the Coast
We’re excited to join in on our first beach clean up this year at Willows Beach!
Combing the Coast is an initiative brought together by Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island Chapter (South Island), in partnership with BC Parks. The goal is to organize a remote beach clean up to promote conservation and awareness on how we impact our beaches and coastal areas.
Our company is proud to have won the TC10K Real Estate & Development Division three times! We pride ourselves in being a fit, healthy (and competitive) group!
Our Place Society
Tony Zarsadias and members of The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate sponsor a breakfast annually at Our Place Society.
Our Place Society is a community service provider for the poor, disadvantaged, and homeless of Greater Victoria.
They offer over 1,200 meals per day, a safe and dignified environment for people to shower, receive clean clothing, find their place in the community, and connect with staff and each other. Above the street-level facility, Our Place has 45 transitional housing units for the hardest to house in our region. Each of these services offers hope and belonging for the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria.
Click here to read a blog about our experience, and click here to visit the Our Place Society website for more information.
Canadian Blood Services
This year we plan to organize a group trip over to the Donor Clinic to make our own donations – get in touch with us if you’d like to join!
‘It’s in you to give.’ – Canadian Blood Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters
We’re proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters Victoria and will be attending their annual BBQ this year, come find us, we’ll be behind the BBQ!
For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit their website.
The Condo Group Bastion Square Grand Prix
We love cycling! We are proud to have been a part of this event since 2009. This cycling event is a showcase of our hometown cycling stars with an event of international caliber and a perfect opportunity for The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate to support the growing interest in cycling. More people are getting out of their cars and enjoying Victoria’s beautiful scenery on their bikes – it’s a win-win for our health and the environment!
And that’s not all…
In 2012, we built a school in Kenya!
Sustaining Environmental Responsibility
We are proud to support environmental initiatives that focus on sustainability.
Committed to Reducing Our Footprint
Our company is very proud of our environmental initiatives, and our focus on sustainability. Over the past years, we have been making changes to every aspect of our operation to reduce our emissions from commuting and driving to client appointments, paper usage and even the energy it takes to ship office supplies, make signs and turn on our computers!
Since 2010, we have reduced our total emissions by more than 50%! The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate now runs with half the annual emissions of the average Canadian household, a footprint well below other businesses in our sector. We’ve also reduced our paper consumption by nearly 80% and have cut emissions from staff commuting by nearly half!
We work with the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification program each year to continue to improve our environmental initiatives.
We really enjoy working to be an environmentally-aware and responsible business. We have steadily reduced our environmental impact each year and we are not done yet! Click here to learn more about us and how to spot an environmentally-friendly condo.