Brian is a skilled & committed real estate professional who brings a lifetime of Vancouver Island knowledge to his profession. Motivated, experienced and approachable, his philosophy is to attend to your real estate needs in a relaxed, professional manner, with above average attention to detail.
With over 20 years of real estate experience, his past entrepreneurial accomplishments include owning successful construction and adventure tourism businesses. Through these businesses, as well as his personal outdoor adventures, Brian has developed a level of patience and tenacity which are advantageous when negotiating the complex details of a real estate transaction.
Brian’s international marketing experience, extensive technological expertise and network of dedicated marketing specialists in union with the power of Engel & Völkers’, ensures that your property will gain maximum exposure. Combining his passion for consuming current market information with his first-hand knowledge of the Vancouver Island real estate market, he has developed a comprehensive understanding of the local real estate markets.
Born in Victoria in 1964, his family moved to the Cowichan Valley the following year. With the exception of occasionally taking time out to travel, Brian has lived on the ‘island’ his entire life.
“I was fortunate to realize early on that Vancouver Island is the most beautiful place on earth and I have never really had any desire to relocate. An excellent climate and safe environment, the island provides everything that I, my wife Ann, our two children Jake and Maggy, and our ever-faithful Labrador Retriever ‘Doc’ could ask for to achieve a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. If you’ve never been to Vancouver Island, I encourage you to come for a visit… you may never leave!”
Listen, formulate a thorough plan, and then execute the plan with efficiency while always taking into account the human element is his doctrine. Brian loves to share in his clients’ excitement and enthusiasm while confidently guiding them to successful outcomes. A high standard of care in a relaxed and professional environment, customer service, complete confidentiality, loyalty, and above all, attention to detail are what you can expect from Brian.
• Diamond Level Engel & Volkers Elite Club Advisor 2015
• Awarded Number 4 Real Estate Advisor Closed GCI for Canada 2015
• Diamond Level Engel & Volkers Elite Club Advisor 2016
• EVCP Certified Designation 2016
• Inducted into Engel & Völkers Private Office 2017
• Vancouver Island #1 Producing Shops (with Victoria) 2015
• Vancouver Island Exclusivity Award (with Victoria) 2016
Owner of the Engel & Völkers Office in Nanaimo
• 2015: Vacation, Investment, Luxury Property Certification, (RSPS), by NAR
• 2008: UBC Sauder School of Business – Residential Trading Services
•Private Office Advisor Engel & Völkers Global Real Estate
•Member, Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB)
•Member, Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)
• Lifelong Vancouver Island Native
• Proud Husband & Father
• Enjoys sports cars
• Responsive owner of our big chocolate Labrador – ‘Doc’
Hobbies include travel, fishing, hockey, mountain biking, running and spending quality time with my family.