Oz Buzz chats with Bruce Macdonald, author of Vancouver: A Visual History. Born in Vancouver in 1948, Bruce Macdonald grew up in West Vancouver and studied engineering at the University of British Columbia. He taught at alternative and secondary schools for several years. Macdonald learned state-of-the art computer graphic and cartographic programs in order to create Vancouver: A Visual History - a project that took eight years to complete.
Ozbuzz guest this week is John Gilmour, Vice President of Magusta Development www.magusta.com In a wide ranging interview John covers his area of expertise, his view of the construction of pre-sale condos. In fact, John has been working in the development industry since 1989 building affordably priced multi-family homes. Magusta has built over 1800 units of mostly low rise and high rise condominiums in Vancouver, Richmond, Pitt Meadows, Coquitlam and Calgary. His shares his thoughts on what’s involved in site acquisition, project feasibility, proformas, project design, municipal approvals, marketing, warranty, customer service, advertising and pricing etc. John works […]
Frank O'Brien is the senior editor at BIV Media Group. He is the editor of the Western Investor - edits 7 magazines and finds time to dig into important real estate stories for Business in Vancouver as well. His latest story (Feb 2019) in the Western Investor is a 'must read': "Oops, sorry about destroying the economy".
Ozzie Jurock talks to Ralph Case – Ralph has been a licensed Realtor for over 30 years and a managing broker for over 20 years. He has experience as a sole proprietor and as a regional sales manager supervising Realtors for a public company with over 100 million dollars in annual sales. Ralph has personally helped hundreds of clients purchase residential, investment and recreational Real Estate and he understands that a specialist is critical to a successful transaction. A pioneer of selling over the Internet, Ralph has sold millions of dollars worth of Real Estate online. He co-founded JCIR […]
Dustan Woodhouse http://www.dustanwoodhouse.ca, strategic consultant to Mortgage Architects, and ‘2017 Mortgage Broker of the year’ in Canada teaches Peak performance in all phases of life. His road has led him to re-invent himself more than once into his future best. Continuously working on Body and mind… and yes… also we talk mortgages – Variable or Fixed – tune in for some expert advice.
Robert McLeod http://mcleodprojectmarketing.com Developer, Realtor, raconteur talks Edmonton. Building portfolios residential and commercial for long term growth, having a firm belief in the future of a grand Edmonton. Robert does pre- and turn-key sales and property management. He specializes in investors.
Karim Virani is the founder of Virani Real Estate Advisors http://virani.ca His tremendous passion for the real estate industry has garnered him many awards and ranked him consistently in the top 1% of all Realtors in Greater Vancouver, and the top 100 Realtors in Canada. Has also holds the prestigious designation from the Institute of Luxury Homes, as a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and is a member of the Million Dollar Guild as well as the MLS Medallion President’s Club Lifetime Member award. He’s done it by combining time-honored traditions, professional service and a commitment to meeting […]
Nick Woywitka is a high quality community builder operating a multi-faceted construction company that has been in business for almost 40 years. Nick prides himself on creating innovative new home designs, superior workmanship and is a leader in green technology. Among others Nicon Developments http://nicon.ca has been awarded the 2018 VIREB Commercial Building Awards “Award of Excellence” for the Sequoia Lifestyle Homes Project.
Ozzie Jurock talks to Mike Guarnery, Chairman of Community Futures BC https://www.communityfutures.ca
Mayor Don McCormick is serving his second term as Mayor, third on Council. Strongly committed to his Kimberley community, he served as president of the Kimberley Rotary Club, the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce, founding Director of Tourism Kimberley and as past Chair of the Community Futures East Kootenay Board of Directors. Don’s brings his vast business experience (17 years of corporate sales and marketing and the last 20 years with start-ups) to his position as a mayor. In fact, he makes a compelling comparison of a CEO running a company and a Mayor. “Clearly,” he says: “there are major […]