Our team is tapped into the loft market. We study it day in and day out. We know the lofts on the market, we’ve sold in every loft building in Vancouver, and we are well aware of the necessary precautions when buying and selling lofts and live/work spaces. Lofts are a unique product and you want to ensure you have a loft expert representing you.
A born and raised Vancouverite, Brook's approach is to bring a personal, full service approach to each client. Expect a serious commitment to trust and transparency, knowing the market well, and going that extra mile. In his mind... No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. His diverse mix of life and work experiences, including living in 3 different cities, guided him to pursue a full time career as a real estate agent back in 2010. After years hanging his license at Royal LePage Sussex, he eventually found his true home at Blu and Vancity Lofts. He also holds a degree in business from Simon Fraser University and brings a wealth of sales and marketing experience to the industry, all of which allowed him to hone his negotiation prowess and entrepreneurial skills. SHAWN
Shawn Lee pounced on a career in Real Estate during the massive 2002/2003 boom. And when you look at the success of Blu Realty and Vancity Lofts today, it's clear that this independent, honest, and (sometimes) rambunctious guy knows an opportunity when he sees one. Shawn prides himself in living a well rounded life, and the experiences gained as an SFU Economics Major, Football Clansman, Skeet and Ikes health food rep, and a Radical video game designer have made him a dynamic realtor and person. Real Estate gigs include fruitful terms with MAC marketing, Angel/Hasman and Century 21, but it wasn't until he stepped out on his own that Shawn truly found his niche. I mean, isn't that what brought you to the Blu bio page? But all work and no play makes for a dull boy, so Shawn leaves room in the calendar for world travel; adventurous dining and plenty of powder days. Only his wife Erin and super pooch Pickles garner the same kind of attention as his quest to curate Vancouver's best properties. JEN
Years of experience in sales, combined with a family background in real estate and a burning desire to be consistently challenged are just a few of the things that originally drove Jen Friesen into the RE game. Today, it's about the variety of relationships and personalities, the art of negotiation and the ever-changing challenges of the market that keep her here; as she often exclaims, "this isn't a test, this is my life". Jen is accredited for her honesty, integrity, determination and altruism within the real estate culture. As Wayne Dyer said "it's never crowded along the extra mile", which is where Jen can often be found. Her passion is character homes and heritage spaces but she is never limited to what she can and will sell. When not in the trenches she works hard at balancing her time between her bff chihuahua, exercise and consuming red, red wine....often times she mixes them together for the best results. MIKE
If you are at all familiar with Blu Realty, you’ve probably noticed that we love our three word descriptions. We use this summary strategy to describe Westside homes, Gastown lofts, and our incredible team. It's a fun exercise that usually leads to laughs and multiple trips to thesaurus.com. But once and a while, the words literally hit you in the face. Summing up our in-house design guy and office frontman Mike Cockburn was like that. Guess it's because he's just so darn CREATIVE. LAID-BACK. METICULOUS. We know what you’re thinking. How can Coby (as he’s affectionately known) be both easy going and a perfectionist? Well, we don’t really know the answer. But, we figure it probably has something to do with his parents Doug and Suzanne, Mr. Fatkin from Grade 12 drama, and 7 years spent as a freelance graphic designer and photographer. Mike brings an optimistic, go with the flow approach to his work, but never loses sight of his mission. To create impactful designs that engage and inspire people who are passionate about Vancouver Real Estate. He also happens to be an architecture junkie who gets weak in the knees from the mere thought of timber beams, exposed brick and concrete floors. Bottom Line: PERFECT. FIT. (for) BLU. SAVANNAH
Walk into Blu HQ and the first person you'll likely meet is the sweet, and smart-as-a-whip Savannah Boyd. Savannah is our Admin Extraordinaire! PICKLES
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