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|Andrew's Biography |
Andrew grew up in Vancouver and graduated from Carson Graham High School. He went on to complete a Photographic Technician Course at Vancouver City College and worked as a photographer in the commercial and motion picture fields. In his mid 20's he purchased and lived on a 38' sailboat and over the next 6 years extensively cruised the BC coast. After selling the sailboat he moved to Comox and worked at Mt. Washington in the winters, helping to operate the cross country ski lodge. In the off season he found work in the carpentry field and made sure there was plenty of time to pursue his passion for ocean kayaking!
Marriage led Andrew to relocate to Victoria in 1983 at which time he started his own woodworking business which eventually led him into a partnership operating Royal Oak Woodworking which specialized in building custom furniture. After five successful years in the custom woodworking business family health issues resulted in Andrew being asked to manage the family business at Anglers Anchorage Marina. After leaving the partnership he spent the next few years operating a full serviced facility for 180 boats. When the Marina sold Andrew decided to pursue an interest he's always had in Real Estate. Andrew started with Pemberton Holmes Ltd. in the spring of 93. Aside from the joys and demands of parenthood, his current interests are woodworking, sailing, ocean kayaking and golf.
Andrew's varied background has taught him many talents which are proving invaluable in dealing with Real Estate. Commercial photography, a useful skill in itself, taught him much about marketing. His knowledge of carpentry has helped many times in the assessment of a home. In operating the woodwork company he learnt many business skills, foremost being the importance of customer satisfaction, while as manager of the marina he honed his organizational skills along with reinforcing the value of providing a personalized service with competence and honesty. Andrew's hard work has put him in the top 5% of all Victoria Realtors as well as one of the top Realtors in Pemberton Holmes for the past several years.
Shawn Adye was born and raised on the island. He has fond memories of growing up in the Cobble Hill area, and has lived in Victoria since 1989. After school and a few adventures through BC and Alberta he settled into a position with CN Rail which he maintained for ten years. While there he obtained a strong work ethic as well as a few life long friendships.
Shawn's real estate career started in 1989. It was a hard start, but with hard work and perseverance he was off and running, and hasn't looked back since. Shawn's wealth of knowledge comes from the combination of years in the real estate business, a background in homebuilding and construction and a lifetime spent in the Victoria area. All these combined provide Shawn with the tools to assess the market and individual properties and the necessary skills in representing a client in either the purchase or sale of real estate.
Shawn has been a consistent top producer and MLS Award Winner. Part of his success is due to his ability to help define the needs of his clients and apply his knowledge of the real estate market to produce the ideal results.
He uses his down time to weight-train, play hockey and spend time with his family. When he gets a chance to get away he either jumps on his motorcycle for a tour or heads to the open waters with friends for a nice long sail.
Riley was raised in Saskatoon and has lived in many cities throughout Canada. In 1997 he moved to College Station, Texas to attend Texas A&M University to pursue a career in competitive swimming and business. Four years later he moved to beautiful Victoria where he trained for the National Sports Center and represented Canada in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Since retiring from competitive swimming in 2005, Riley has found a new passion in the challenging field of real estate. He is proud to have opportunity to sell and buy homes in such a stunning city with his partners Andrew Mara and Shawn Adye. Riley enjoys spending his free time at the golf course or dog park!
Riley's experience working and interacting with others, as well as his dedication to achieving his goals, gives him the ability to listen and understand the needs of others. He has taken the skill sets of hard work, focus and dedication that it took to become a world class swimmer and has applied them to his real estate career. He would love to assist you in finding the home of your dreams, or helping you market your home efficiently.
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