Christopher E. Hughes, CCIMManaging Broker
Christopher E. Hughes is the senior Managing Broker for a JOVI Realty Inc. a Vancouver based real estate brokerage that offers residential, commercial, and leasing trading services plus residential and commercial rental property management services. Christopher has been involved in many sectors of real estate in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, and many provinces within Canada and in Washington State USA (licensed as an Associate Broker in WA) for the past 28 years. Christopher’s experience includes negotiating and finalizing the sale and/or purchase of commercial, investment, leasing, and residential real estate plus commercial and residential rental property management. Moreover, Christopher’s extensive background also includes working experience in the sale and purchase of land, (recreational) multi-family land assembly sites, commercial-investment opportunities and (telco site acquisition services) and residential real estate, including strata apartments and townhomes and single-family homes.
Mr. Hughes has been registered as a mortgage broker in British Columbia for the past 19 years and has experience in private lending and securing mortgage lending for commercial and residential real estate assignments from Canadian Schedule A & B Banks, Credit Unions, and other private lending sources.
Mr. Hughes has worked on behalf of numerous clients including financial institutions such as the Royal Bank of Canada and the Confederation Trust Company in Liquidation in the sale of residential strata lots under Orders for the Conduct of Sale. In addition, lenders such as MCAP Financial and British Columbia based Mortgage Investment Corporations (MICS) have also been part of Christopher’s experience in the disposition of commercial and residential foreclosed properties.
Past real estate assignments include the disposition of 5,000. acres of non-timber (recreational) multiple lots (raw land) for Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, a Vancouver based multi-national forest products company. Providing real estate trading services on behalf of a national lender as their final signing authority in the listing, disposition, review, and the contractual signoff on 300+ residential and commercial properties in foreclosure across Canada. The disposition of complete subdivisions (bare lands) in the Interior of British Columbia. Site acquisition services for “church” sites in Greater Vancouver and the Interior of British Columbia for a USA based religious organization. Residential site assembly assignments for Vancouver based multi-family developers and selecting residential and commercial investment opportunities for local, national, and international buyers. Recent real estate assignments include site acquisitions for telecom related services on behalf of the Altus Group (Vancouver) for their clients TELUS Mobility, Rogers Communications and Shaw Telecom at their startup. Finally, Christopher has a thorough understanding and market knowledge of the strata (condo-townhouse) and single-family residential marketplace(s) in Metro Vancouver and BC.
Mr. Hughes is a member of the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute having attained his CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in 1997. The designation is a recognized commercial real estate designation and is granted by the CCIM Institute which is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in the United States. The CCIM Institute has approximately 18,000 designated candidates worldwide with the majority in the USA and Canada. In addition, he has obtained the FRI (Fellow of the Real Estate Institute) residential and commercial designation from the Real Estate Institute of Canada in 1997. In the past, he has successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course, Level One Life and General Insurance licensing requirements for British Columbia and has attended the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Commerce Urban Land Diploma Program.
Overall, Mr. Hughes’s greatest strength lies with his strong negotiating abilities, in depth legal contract law knowledge, industry knowledge, and contacts to identify opportunities in the commercial, residential and leasing real estate marketplace, rental property management and the ability and motivation to make “deals” happen and deliver results on real estate assignments.
Christopher’s insight, considerable skill sets, and working experience set Christopher apart and illustrates the knowledge and expertise required in the acquisition, disposition, and property management of residential, commercial, investment, and land real estate, including site acquisitions.