We are a dynamic group of professional real estate agents dedicated to Greater Victoria’s condo, townhouse and strata market. The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as Island Realm Real Estate, Ltd. specializes in sales and marketing for condominiums. Having helped our clients buy and sell in hundreds of different buildings in Victoria, our expertise in strata sales is unparalleled in the industry, and we have extensive experience with single-family homes and luxury properties, as well. We have a vast depth of knowledge of Greater Victoria’s neighbourhoods and buildings. We’ve helped over 2,700 individuals, families and investors buy and sell their strata-titled property. We have also marketed over 30 new condo developments, tour every new building in Greater Victoria and have read the strata documents for more than 400 buildings.
We are proud partners of the Peerage Realty Partner family, a growing network of entrepreneurial leaders in premium residential real estate services. Our sister companies include, Fifth Ave, Toronto based Baker Real Estate, Chestnut Park the Christie’s affiliate for Ontario, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada and Jameson’s Sotheby’s International Realty. This exciting partnership has further extended our ability to provide the best in-class service to the Vancouver Island community.
Meet Your Victoria Condo Experts
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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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.
Languages: English, French & Mandarin
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Mike Pearce * has been in the top 1% of all Realtors in Greater Victoria from 2011 to 2016 in total number of condos and townhouses sold. He is also in the Victoria Real Estate Board’s MLS® Awards’ Club as a multiple Gold Award winner, and in 2015, Mike was awarded the prestigious MLS Special Gold Award for his high standard of excellence throughout his career.
Being born and raised in Victoria has given Mike Pearce * a vast knowledge base to educate his clients on the historical market growth and on today’s current demographics. Mike’s experience in and knowledge of depreciation reports, strata bylaws, regulations, strata plans and fees, engineer’s reports, and remediation and special assessments comes from his extensive portfolio of business and in-depth studies of hundreds of strata buildings in the city.
Mike and his family have a big love for the island and the outdoors, and, when Mike isn’t working, you can find them on the slopes, golfing, camping, or exploring the many amazing hiking trails. Mike is also a past professional golfer with over 60 wins worldwide and is a proud member of the Gorge Vale Golf Club and sponsor of the Island Professional Golf Tour.
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D. Kevin Jones*
With more than 300 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 The Condo Group Real Estate, reimagined as 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 was a resident of the Kingsville and Essex County area in Ontario for over 15 years, before moving to find her forever home in Victoria last year. She loves this city and is passionate about the local real estate market.
One of her greatest strengths is her meticulous work ethic derived from her years working at RBC, and her deep knowledge of legalities to guarantee the job is done right the first time, every time. As your dedicated agent, Liz Engert strives to achieve smooth home transitions. Whether it is finding your dream first home, putting together an offer, or negotiating on your behalf, Liz stands by her clients from the beginning and beyond. She is continually inspired by the relationships she cultivates with individuals from every walk of life - 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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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!
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!
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 purchase. 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 and their two dogs, Gunner and Josie. 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?
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