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About Us

We are a locally owned and operated boutique commercial real estate firm that prides itself in providing exceptional customer service. Combined, our Principal partners have over 65 years of experience in providing commercial real estate services. Our longevity is a testament to our client focused approach.

We are Responsive

We know what it’s like to get lost in the shuffle of “big business”, that’s why we always answer your call. Whether you’re a start-up looking to expand your office space, a property owner looking to divest your investment, or a building owner looking for a property manager, we are here to help you.

We are Client-Focused

At Custom Realty your needs are our needs. At Custom Realty we listen to you. We ask a lot of questions to ensure that we’re able to provide you the service specifically tailored for you. We believe that your success is our success.

We are innovative

Let’s face it, finding the right space to lease or the right client for your property isn’t easy. We don’t shy away from the tricky requests, in fact we thrive on finding creative, out-of-the-box-solutions for our clients. We know the Lower Mainland market, from the North Shore to the outskirts of Langley, from industrial lands to office and retail. We do the leg work so you can focus on your core business.

TEAM

Jolene Foreman

MaTM, MScLTM & MCNE

As Managing Broker of Custom Realty Ltd. and her almost 20 years of experience and specializations in property management, property maintenance and full commercial real estate, Jolene has the scope to support dynamic clients and assist them in planning for future growth opportunities.

Known for getting the job done, Jolene is responsive and actively takes the time to learn what her clients want and need. For Jolene, the process is more than a transaction, she genuinely cares about her clients. She values the relationships she has with her clients and remains available to them throughout their buying/selling/leasing journey, including once they’re settled in to their new space.

Awards:

  • Entrepreneur Under 40 – New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Platinum Award, 2019
  • Customer Service Excellence – New Westminster Chamber of Commerce Platinum Award, 2018
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Bill Berry

Boasting an extensive background spanning over 45 years in the realm of property management, Bill is a seasoned professional who brings a wealth of unparalleled expertise to his role. His commitment to excellence is unwavering, and he is known for being exceptionally client-focused with a strong emphasis on values.

Throughout his distinguished career, Bill has successfully overseen a diverse array of projects, showcasing his adaptability and proficiency in managing various property types. His portfolio includes the effective management of regional shopping centers, apartment buildings, and industrial sites. Regardless of the project's scale, Bill approaches each endeavor with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that client satisfaction remains at the forefront of his priorities.

Bill's comprehensive understanding of all facets of property management sets him apart, and his dedication to providing outstanding service remains a cornerstone of his professional ethos. As he reflects on his extensive experience, Bill stands as a reliable and seasoned professional in the dynamic field of property management, bringing forth a robust background and a wealth of knowledge to navigate the complexities of the industry.

Andrea Salazar

Andrea is a Leasing and Sales Associate at Custom Realty. She brings with her a wealth of experience in client care, with over 17 years as a Service Director in the airline industry.

Andrea works alongside your Leasing and Sales broker; she will help guide you through the leasing and sales process. In her role at Custom Realty, she continues to provide our clients with exceptional care.

With formal education background in Peace and Conflict Studies. Andrea is focused on ongoing education; she continually jumps at any opportunity to learn and grow. When not working, Andrea enjoys time with her family, traveling the world and reading!

Andrea is fluent in Spanish, English with basic knowledge in French.

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Maria Rodriguez

Step into Custom Realty, where dedication converges with expertise, exemplified by Maria, our administrative assistant. Serving as the primary contact at our Head Office, Maria welcomes clients, tenants, and suppliers with warmth and professionalism.

Maria's journey, spanning Virginia, Seattle, and Vancouver, has cultivated adaptability and a global perspective. A professional in Foreign Languages from Colombia, she enriches her role with unique skills. With a teaching background and a passion for connection, Maria excels in building strong relationships, fostering a welcoming atmosphere at the front desk. Her positive approach resonates in every interaction, ensuring meaningful connections.

Fluent in English, Spanish, and some French, Maria transcends communication barriers, creating a comfortable environment for our diverse clientele. Her linguistic prowess reflects her commitment to delivering superior customer service, making every interaction more than just a transaction but a meaningful connection.

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Naleen Amunagama

MBA [CA], B.Sc. (Sp) in B. Mgt [SL], AFA [UK], MIPA [AU], CBA[SL], MAAT [SL]

Meet Naleen Amunugama, the driving force behind the financial excellence at Custom Realty. With a wealth of experience and a robust skill set, Naleen is the linchpin of our full-cycle accounting operations, ensuring unparalleled quality and efficiency for our clients.

Naleen's professional journey is marked by his outstanding qualifications and memberships in esteemed accounting bodies. Armed with a B.Sc. (Sp.) in business management and an MBA with a focus on finance, he brings a formidable academic foundation to his role. With over fifteen years of diverse experience, Naleen has honed his skills both locally and internationally, serving in a shared financial service unit of a global Sri Lankan conglomerate and an international accounting firm.

His expertise spans the financial spectrum, from the meticulous preparation and reporting of financial statements to budgeting, financial planning, auditing, taxation, and adept management of cash flow, accounts payable, and receivables. Naleen's proficiency in these areas has been honed through years of hands-on experience, making him a seasoned finance professional.

At Custom Realty, Naleen currently spearheads the full cycle of property accounting. His responsibilities include comprehensive financial preparation, in-depth analysis and reporting, meticulous tax administration, strategic budgeting, and effective cash flow management. Naleen's meticulous attention to detail ensures that our financial systems operate at peak efficiency, providing our clients with the highest standard of service.

Naleen is not just a financial expert; he is a dedicated member of our hardworking team. His commitment to delivering invaluable financial services is unwavering, making him an integral part of our success at Custom Realty. With Naleen at the helm of our accounting operations, you can trust that your financial needs are in capable hands, and our commitment to excellence is upheld at every step.

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Karen Clarke

Meet Karen, Unlicensed Property Management Assistant, bringing a wealth of experience and local insight to our team. Raised on the North Shore, Karen joined Custom Realty first in June 2010 and has since become an integral part of our family-oriented work environment.

Beyond her professional commitments, Karen’s adventurous spirit shines through her love for hiking local mountains and exploring the world. Embracing the Lower Mainland lifestyle, she enjoys bike rides and quality time at the ice rink with her loved ones.

In her role as an Unlicensed Property Management Assistant, Karen plays a pivotal part in ensuring the smooth functioning of our operations. With a keen eye for detail and a dedication to excellence, she tirelessly supports our agents, administrative staff, and maintenance division, ensuring that all tasks are completed efficiently and that our clients receive nothing short of exceptional service.

At Custom Realty, Karen's dedication to her role exemplifies our commitment to going above and beyond for our clients. With her on our team, we are confident in our ability to exceed expectations and deliver unparalleled results.

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Pierros Xanthakos

Originally from Greece, Pierros has a lengthy background in plumbing and janitorial services. Pierros has been with Custom Realty for nearly 20 years, and as maintenance supervisor, he coordinates and completes all our janitorial and maintenance repairs. There is no job too small or complex for Pierros, as he genuinely enjoys fixing things.

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