Allan has been in the property management business for over two decades. During the last 23 years Allan, has successfully operated strata management companies in British Columbia.
After 3 years working as a property manager, in May of 1996 Allan formed a brand-new Strata Management company called Pacific Property Management Ltd. On January 1st 2000 Allan merged Pacific Property Management Ltd with ColyVan Properties Ltd and formed ColyVan Pacific Real Estate Management Services Ltd
ColyVan started in 1989 as Coopers Lybrand Vancouver, when 3 of the (Cooper’s) partners took the management portfolio private, and ten years later, partnered with Allan to build a much bigger business. Fast forward to 2016, September 30th. After 20 years, Allan successfully sold the entire business to his senior Management team making for a seamless transition for both the business and the clients, the business consisted of the ColyVan Pacific offices in both Vancouver and Surrey and another management practice in Nanaimo called Concise Strata Management Ltd. in total, managing over 10,000 client suites (doors) in over 200 Strata Corporations throughout the lower mainland and all of Vancouver Island.
Marketing, good service and organic growth account for some of the business success, but business acquisitions have also been a key component. Some examples of companies Allan has personally (through his company) purchased/acquired since 1996 and merged together – ColyVan Properties Ltd. – Goddard and Smith Property management – Avalon Properties – Roberts projects – IPM Strata Management Inc. – Urban Properties ltd. – Concise Strata Management – VI Strata Financial.
Developing management systems and working with new Technology has been a focal point for the business direction Allan has followed. In 2000 Allan, together with 2 partners built a very early document management/web based portal system for Strata’s called Asenda Systems. Allan rolled this system out to all his client buildings from 2002 -2010.
In 2012 Allan migrated from a legacy accounting system to an integrated web based accounting system called Infotracker, this was a streamlined approach to accounting and integration of property management functions.
In 2015, Allan built a proprietary web site with integrated interactive web portals and built/developed a bid management/trade directory web portal called mylilypad.ca also integrating into the site Bazinga.com and Rentmoola.com (google them).
Now, October 1st 2016, after 2 years of talking to Brian Moran, the owner of Bayview Strata Services, Allan was able to orchestrate a transition of ownership that will be seamless for the business and the clients, except for the fact that Allan will be working to improve on every service Bayview offers including implementing a new web site and building proprietary web portals for owners’ access to their accounts and history online……….. stay tuned, much much more to come.
Terry, his wife and two daughters moved to Vancouver Island in 2009; it was at this time Terry joined the family business, which was Strata Property Management. Terry had successfully completed his Strata Management licensing through University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business division prior to leaving Calgary and obtained his Strata Management license in January 2010. Terry quickly learned the business of Strata Agency and brought with him knowledge and technology he obtained during his years as the Operations Manager for Alberta’s largest construction supplier of glass and shelving.
During the first two years of being a Strata Agent, Terry was working on his Managing Broker license through the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. He completed the course and successfully passed the examination in 2012 allowing him to become a Managing Broker, one of only 1,368 total Managing Brokers and one of the youngest to successfully complete the course in British Columbia.
Upon completion of his Managing Brokerage license Terry and his team opened an independent brokerage under the name The Kerr Group Management Corp.; this brokerage quickly became one of the most successful brokerages providing services to Strata Corporations and Rental Property Owners to the central Vancouver Island area. Because of this growth and success, Terry was approached by Allan Landa, originally to sell the business but later to become partners.
In 2017 Allan and Terry became business partners and collectively amalgamated 4 property management company’s into one – Bayview Strata & Rental Services. Allan and Terry have an amazing, highly educated, energetic and sometime crazy team; this team brings to the property owners of Vancouver Island the services of a large scale property management company at the same time maintaining the small family feel our customers have grown to love.
This is a tough industry that we work hard at daily, we love having fun and have developed a great environment for our team and our client family (even crazy uncle Bob); if you want to know more about Terry or Bayview Strata & Rental Services give us a call.