David Perehudoff, Senior Project Manager
David was born in 1961, into a land development family in Santa Rosa, California. His father was one of the pioneers of the modern “Subdivision” (changing the concept of square block housing developments) As a child he spent weekends with his father on the site of various development projects. After attending University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Chico, for Industrial Technology Engineering & Construction (ITEC), he took a job in the industry with his father. His first job was to build “track” homes from scratch. Track homes are dwellings that form part of a real-estate development having a plan and appearance common to some or all of the houses in the development. After working his way up to site superintendent, David went back to college moving to Phoenix, Arizona to refine his computer skills when AutoCAD came to market. While working in Arizona for Sun City West at the same time as attending college he managed several subdivisions using “fast track housing” construction techniques. He helped his company work out the ‘hiccups’ in the process. The end result was a finished home within 30 days, start to finish.
Since then David has gained experience in land development by working in Arizona, BC, and Alberta. David has managed projects that produced over 30 homes per month to luxurious multi -million dollar estates. He spearheaded the planning and servicing of the largest subdivision in Strathmore’s history of over 3000 units. This project in Strathmore, AB (40km east of Calgary) is now called Wildflower.
David has been a Rotary Club member for most of his adult life, serving others charitably, specifically by managing clean and waste water projects in Mexico pro bono. In 2011/ 2012 he met two people that changed his life; his life partner, Leahann Nordin, and Scotty Grubb. Scotty made the introduction to his business partner Thomas Beyer who is the president of the Prestigious Properties Group. A business partnership was formed and David began running the 300+ unit development project in Cold Lake, AB since the fall of 2013. In January of 2016, Thomas and Lynda Beyer, David and Leahann entered into a partnership to buy, develop and build out a multi-family residential housing project, the Forbes Land into Oliver Landing in Oliver, BC.
David is currently running the Oliver Landing Development Corporation. The Oliver Landing project which consists of 130+ attainable townhome units. He is breaking his own records with a re-zoning application from Agricultural to High Density residential approved in less than 60 days, and subdivision PLA (preliminary approval) within days following, due to steadied execution and strong relationships built with the town council, mayor and staff.
David & Leahann now reside in Oliver, and plan to retire in the southern Okanagan. David loves the region and has been quoted as saying “I feel like I am back in high school again… this is what it was like in Sonoma, California in the eighties”.
Thomas Beyer, Managing Partner
Thomas Beyer is the major investor and a significant shareholder in this project and is a director of both the land holding entity as well as Oliver Landing Development Corp., which is the developer of this project .
Thomas Beyer is the president of Prestigious Properties Group (“PPG” or “Prestigious”) with extensive experience in real estate investment, development and property management since 1997, having transacted well over $250M in residential real estate since. With an MBA and experience in complex software projects, sales and marketing of sophisticated IBM software systems, multi-unit apartment building, residential property management, land acquisitions and land development Thomas has targeted up and coming growth regions of Canada and the United States, such as Alberta, BC and Texas where Prestigious currently (as of summer 2016) owns multiple assets or development projects valued at over $100M. The focus has shifted from Alberta to BC in 2014 after the prolonged oil slump started in Alberta compounded by reckless and inexperienced politicians elected in May 2015. The main principal of Prestigious is the lead investor of this exciting Oliver Landing project in Oliver, BC to build 140+ affordable townhomes. He is happily married with two adult children. He is a long time REIN (Real Estate Investment Network) member and has won the REIN “Top Player of the Year” award annually from 2005 to 2010 and in 2011 the prestigious “Michael Millenaar Leadership Award” for helping and mentoring others succeed in their real estate ventures.
From 2011 to 2014 Thomas Beyer served as a director of the UNA (University Neighborhood Association), the municipal-like council for permanent residents residing on UBC Campus, initially as its Vice-Chair and later as its Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee. He is currently a task force member of a financial sustainability committee jointly staffed by UBC and UNA to address various financial challenges in the community due to the declining mill rates tied to the Vancouver property market.
He invests his own money and that of other people to create wealth for himself, his co-investors and for the communities at large through improved property values, better buildings, affordable housing and more ethical business, HR, marketing and sub-contractor principles.
He is the author of the book “80 Lessons Learned on the road from $80,000 to $80,000,000” with a foreword by Don R Campbell and a co-author with Ozzie Jurock of the best selling book “Real Estate Action 2.0”. He is an occasional speaker at both Ozzie Jurock’s Landrush Conferences, REIN events or Michael Campbell’s MoneyTalks conferences.
Leahann Nordin, Director of Marketing
Elle Design Studio is a marketing and design team with over 18 years of design experience catering to both single family and multi-unit residential housing projects.
Principally, Leahann Nordin’s entrepreneurial drive began at the age of eight years old when weekend time was spent running Kool-Aid stands and the ‘store’ on her neighbourhood block. This spirit progressed in her teenage years to creating and selling handmade crafts to earn extra spending money. While at the University of Victoria taking business administration courses, and then onto Kwantlen Polytechnic University, completing her Bachelor of Applied Design when she began importing and selling children’s educational products as a part time business.
Over the past 18 years, Leahann has gained experience in the residential design and multi-family real estate development industry. Blending her education with an inherent practical design aesthetic and can-do personality, she has been employed or worked freelance with some of the most prominent design firms and residential developers in the Lower Mainland of BC. As part of the design team for 7 years at Hodgson Design Associates, she gained experience aiding some of the most prominent high end residential clients in Vancouver, working on multi -million dollar homes both within Canada and the USA. Then in 2006 onto multi- family development design work for Polygon Homes where her role was senior designer/project lead; responsible for designing unit finish specifications, common area spaces, model homes, for 3-5 multi-unit projects con-currently from start to finish.
The projects she has been involved in over the last 5 years have consisted of freelance project work, in both Interior Design and real estate marketing projects in BC and Alberta. Since 2013, Leahann has been working with her life partner and development expert, David Perehudoff, on the 300+ unit single family home development in Cold Lake, Alberta called The Heights at English Bay, part of Prestigious Properties Inc. portfolio. However, a management decision in the fall of 2015 has put the project on hold in light of the current Alberta economic and political climate.
A partnership formed in January 2016, with real estate investment expert and president of Prestigious Properties Inc., Thomas Beyer and David and Leahann’s recent focus has been creating an attainable housing development in the southern Okanagan, in Oliver, BC. The project is called Oliver Landing. Leahann will put her mark on the project, as she is responsible for the Interior Design and Marketing for the project. David and Leahann are passionate about creating walkable, aesthetically designed communities, and are excited about making this project a reality in the town they reside.
MEET THE REST OF THE TEAM
Adam Murphy, Chief of Operations
Adam has over 15 years of project management and operations experience across multiple industries including mining, construction, gaming, and hospitality. He has been instrumental in implementing the company’s business processes and systems, as well as handling a wide variety of compliance matters. His expertise in business flows is a great asset to the success of our company. He has lived in the Okanagan since 2014.
Cory Lemiski, Project Estimator
Cory comes to us with a wide array of experience in field operations, procurement and planning. He plays a role in sourcing new and innovative products while maintaining the mission of attainable housing and cost controls. Cory oversees the negotiation of contracts with vendors and contractors and assists with securing building permits, licenses and the delivery of materials and equipment to the construction sites. His understanding of new development and construction helps us with the organization, scheduling, budgeting, and completion of these diverse projects. He has lived in the South Okanagan for 9 years.
Kim Clare, Bookkeeper
Kim has been a bookkeeper for over 15 years, and brings a variety of skills and experience from various industries such as Oil and Gas, retail, construction, and hospitality. She also ran her own bookkeeping business which provided full charge bookkeeping services, training and consulting, serving a variety of clientele for over 10 years.
Dale Cory, Communications
Dale has spent his professional career working in communications – from radio, TV and newspaper, to managing the communications departments at the City of Wetaskiwin and University of the Fraser Valley Athletics. Dale has hosted sportscasts on CTV, worked as a sideline reporter on Saskatchewan Roughrider radio broadcasts, and spent time as the play-by-play voice of Regina Pats and Chilliwack Chiefs hockey. He is a former Associate Publisher of the Oliver Chronicle, and has been living in the Okanagan Valley for three years. Dale gets involved in the community. He is currently President of the Rotary Club of Oliver, he spends a few hours a week helping out at The Painted Chair, and he runs his own regional news website, www.southokanagandaily.com. Dale will be handling P.A. and music duties for the Junior B Osoyoos Coyotes this season.
With Oliver Landing Development Corporation, Dale will liaise with media, residents, Town Hall and local groups, helping ensure a strong connection between our many Developments – and the Community.
Catherine Devine B.A. Marketing Assist
Catherine obtained her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She then returned to the classroom where she earned a diploma in Information Technology and became certified by IBM. Her career has primarily centered around technology, particularly Online and Web-Based endeavours. She began working for an Online Marketing Firm in 2002, where she found her niche. She had the pleasure of working with some major players, devising, utilizing and measuring countless Online Marketing Campaigns and strategies. Some of the organizations she worked with included: Legalzoom.com, Zappos.com, Oprah.com and Disney.com.
Djordje Krstanic, Architect
Djordje graduated from the University of Belgrade in 2007. Since then he has been worked with several real estate developers and architectural firms on their projects. The majority of his clients are from Norway, Australia, the USA and Canada. He is challenged by learning international regulations and styles, and working to satisfy each client in a solution that fits his client’s individual needs.
Will Dong of INF Planning and Design Corporation
Will is a Civil Engineer with professional Engineering designation in BC, Alberta and California. His extensive experience in China and California includes working for both engineering firms and independently. For the last five years Will has resided in Canada and consulted to land development firms. Mr. Dong’s services include hydrology and hydraulics, civil, grading of commercial and residential sites, street and lot layouts, as well as site planning and structural foundations for homes and condos.
Tian Shen, Senior Engineer
Having worked in the civil structural engineering discipline for 25 years, Tian has developed a wide range of skills in civil structural analysis, earthwork, infrastructure and forensic engineering. His professional experience includes industrial, commercial and residential projects; from small residential development projects to multi-billion dollar industrial facilities. He has been responsible for the initial feasibility studies to detailed design, including in-house design through to the construction and inspection of the project. He has successfully accomplished many challenging engineering projects on time and on budget. Within the last 10 years his role as a design team lead gave him the project manager role responsible for scheduling, budgeting and quality control. Tian has a Professional Engineering designation in both Alberta and British Columbia.
Mohamed Essa, EIT
Mohamed is currently a research assistant and PhD student at the civil engineering department at the University of British Columbia. Mohamed is expert in using Autodesk-Civil-3D software for preparing different infrastructure engineering drawings and designing complete 3D models for roads, sanitary, water, and storm networks. Previously, and after obtaining his B.Sc. in civil engineering (Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2008), Mohamed participated in many infrastructure projects in Egypt (2008-2012) throughout his work in two different engineering consulting companies in Cairo (Dar El-Handasah, and Zuhair Fayez). In 2013, Mohamed moved to British Columbia, Canada, and then obtained his M.Sc. degree in civil engineering (University of British Columbia, 2015). Mohamed is currently registered as an Engineer in Training (EIT) in British Columbia, Canada.
Steve Garant, Site Superintendent
Steve Garant has been a carpenter for 35+ years and an ironworker for 20+ years. He received a diploma in acoustics and live sound in 1986 and a diploma in greenhouse management in 1993. Steve holds a patent for a cable continuity checker and three pending patents for a car alarm, wall lava lamp, and power factor controller. Steve has completed more than 400 stories of hi-rise buildings in Vancouver, as well as the completion of for custom log homes as big as 6800 sqft. Steve has worked in many different environments such as coal mines, gold mines, diamond mines, chemical plants, pulp mills, oil refineries, oil sands, nuclear processing facilities and as part of the special effects teams in the movie industry.
Corey Piche of PICHE HANDFORD LLP
Corey has been practicing law for over 16 years in both Vancouver and more recently in the Okanagan. The firm focuses on non-litigation legal services, more specifically legal services relevant to businesses in real estate development and technology. Mr. Piche’s services range from simple incorporations to complex tax-driven reorganizations, commercial advice such as drafting/review/negotiation of leases, employment and most other forms of contracts and succession/estate planning advice.
Kevin Beausoleil, BA, MBA, CPA, CGA
of K.D. BEAUSOLAEIL & COMPANY LTD. Chartered Professional Accountants
With 25+ years accounting experience in industry and public practice, Kevin is the owner/operator of three firms with offices in Penticton, Nanaimo and Gabriola Island. Their specialties include in-depth tax strategies, complex corporate re-structuring, corporate and estate freezes, amalgamations, and family trusts.
Owen Paxton, Property Manager
As a student at Sauder’s School of Business, Owen has completed three licensing courses. The three courses completed are the Real Estate Trading Services; allowing him to pursue a REALTOR designation, Rental Property Management; educated him in how to effectively manage rental properties, and the Strata Management course; prepared him for the task of helping guide homeowners, as a collective through a strata council, navigate the strata property act.