January 14th, 2020
12:00 – 1:30pm
Join us on Thursday, January 14th for our annual January Forecast Luncheon Webinar. This luncheon is highly anticipated; with our panelists sharing their sector experiences for 2020, and what they expect to see in 2021. However, on the heels of arguably the most unexpected year in recent memory, we believe this year’s discussion will raise the bar even higher. Joining our panel of industry leaders this year is Irene Au (VP, Leasing, Jawl Properties), Amanda Neal (Partner, Executive Vice President, Devencore Realty Victoria Ltd.), Tony Zarsadias (Co-Owner, The Condo Group), and Bruce Williams (CEO, The Chamber); leading our dialog this year will be UDI – Capital Region Board Chair, Jordan Milne (CEO, GMC Projects).
Sponsored by The Condo Group
Partner and Executive Vice President at Devencore Realty Victoria Ltd., Amanda has 15 years of commercial real estate experience working with a diverse portfolio of local, national and international clients specializing in both investment sales and leasing. Amanda actively collaborates with industry leaders who share her enthusiasm for community, development and business in Greater Victoria. Amanda sits on the Board of Directors for the Capital Region Urban Development Institute (UDI), and is a member of the Victoria Real Estate Board Commercial Division (VREB). She has a young family, is active in the community, and grateful to raise her children in such an attractive and evolving City.
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. 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.
Bruce is the CEO of Greater Victoria’s Chamber of Commerce, supporting the vast and diverse local business community. His past career in broadcasting involved being an on air host for radio and television, a content producer, government liaison, business development manager, and a member of the senior management team with Bell Media on Vancouver Island. Since moving here in 2001, Bruce has used his communication and networking skills to immerse himself in local non-profit culture as a Board member, committee member, guest MC, fundraising auctioneer, keynote speaker, moderator, mentor, strategist and facilitator. Bruce is a champion of community volunteering who remains connected to and understands business and issues in communities across Vancouver Island.
VP, Leasing heads up the leasing efforts for Jawl Properties’ commercial portfolio in Victoria.
Raised in Victoria, Irene completed her commerce degree at the University of Victoria. With over 25 years of commercial real estate experience, prior to joining Jawl Properties, Irene has held a variety of real estate related positions in both Victoria and Calgary. As well, she was involved with several industry related associations, such as NAIOP Calgary and BOMA Calgary.
Jordan Milne, Moderator
Jordan is a resident of Victoria, BC with his wife, Ashley Renee, and their two sons. Jordan was born in Winnipeg but spent the majority of his youth in Vancouver where he participated in competitive soccer and gained an affinity towards real estate. Jordan began his career with GMC Projects in 2007 while undertaking Urban Land Economics at the University of British Columbia and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the GMC Group of Companies. Jordan leads the GMC team through thoughtful design, innovative thinking and attention to detail. Jordan currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Urban Development Institute Capital Region.