Jim Chen was born in Guangzhou, China. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a major in economics, he worked as assistant to the chairman of Modern Green Development. He was later promoted to the role of regional vice president, where he was in charge of land acquisition in Washington, D.C. and Houston, Texas. Jim won the Medallion Club Award with the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He won the Chairman’s Club Award, Titan Award, and Hall of Fame Award with Remax, with a total transaction volume of over 200 million Canadian dollars!
Bruce is a talented entrepreneur and skilled negotiator. Graduated from UBC with a Finance degree, Bruce has since launched and maintained several successful companies in entertainment, consulting, and design. When it comes to buying and selling businesses, you can count on Bruce to guide you every step of the way.
Jordan graduated from the Sauder School of Business at UBC, now focusing on Commercial Real Estate while specializing in the Sale, Marketing and Leasing of hospitality properties and businesses. His significant experience in the hospitality industry contributes to his success as a market leader. Jordan held several management positions operating some of Vancouver’s largest establishments, The Pint Public House and Craft Beer Market, both of which stretch across Canada servicing four different provinces and the USA. His understanding of the big operations and the intricate details of the daily running makes Jordan an asset to any clients he works and advises. Now joining YVR International Realty Jordan is looking to further his experience in the Commercial Real Estate market.
Assistant to Jim Chen
Graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Finance. Nancy Zhang has been part of the team since 2015. She received her real estate license in 2016. She ensured all documentation is properly drafted and marketing materials for the team. Nancy also provides administrative support to the team to ensure that all transactions were completed smoothly and effectively for our team members and clients.
Arman has ascertained a sound knowledge of both business and construction, attending Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business and British Columbia Institute of Technology Construction Management. Arman's thirst for knowledge and his passion within the building industry lead his educational pursuit to the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business in Real Estate Trading Services. Arman has combined his educational and practical knowledge in real estate; working with Buyers and Sellers to assist them achieve their desired outcomes. Being trilingual, he is able service clients in English, Farsi, and Kurdish. Arman strives to achieve even in his personal pursuit, where he became captain of his Basketball team and won athlete of the year. Since 2013, he has become an active part of the community through coaching boys basketball.
I am a licensed realtor with YVR International Realty and I provide real estate services in areas of Surrey, Langley and Coquitlam. I graduated from UBC Sauder School of Business where I acquired my Real Estate license. I am proud of myself on my honesty, integrity, and the hard work I do. My main goal is to listen, understand, and help my clients in finding their perfect home by providing a service that will exceed their expectations. What I enjoy most about my career is making my clients happy.
Han is a charismatic and an excellent realtor with unbeatable negotiation skills. With his vast knowledge and experience in residential real estate transactions, he ensures your quality and smooth transaction experience at all times. Bring any cases to Han, and he will bring the results that you deserve. Han is fluent in both Korean and English.
Brent C. Francis, born and raised in Vancouver, graduated UBC with a Batchelor's degree in Urban Land Economics. This is his 43rd year being licensed with the Real Estate Council of British Columbia and has been a member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver since 1978. Brent opened the first Sutton Group franchise in West Vancouver in 1983. Brent recently left a large real estate brokerage where he supervised over 300 realtors as managing broker. His specialty is project marketing having marketed projects in Vancouver, Whistler, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego, Atlanta, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. " I am very pleased to have joined YVR International Realty. I admire and support their total dedication to servicing their clients in all their real estate needs whereby the agents become valued confidants of their clients."
Born and raised in the Vancouver area, Katie is a true entrepreneur at heart. Starting from a young age, she has had a relentless passion for helping others. Upon completing her business studies, Katie started a successful home staging and interior design business situated in the Lower Mainland. Leveraging her experience as a small business owner, she is known for her outstanding customer services, 24/7 availability, high tech marketing techniques, and always putting her clients needs first. Subsequently, she gained extensive knowledge of the marketing, business, and customer service elements that ensure the absolute best results for her clients. Katie plans to incorporate her home staging business into her Real Estate business strategy by providing staging and design services to ensure the highest sale for her clients. Katie optimizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction to ensure your home buying or selling experience is easy and stress-free.
Justine grew up in the city of Coquitlam, being the youngest of three children. In her teen years, Justine developed a passion for competitive cheerleading. She spent countless hours in the gym and competed successfully at both provincial and national levels. After graduating from secondary school with honors, 6 months early, she attended post-secondary education pursuing commerce and business administration. Upon completing her studies, she was eager to start a business that would reflect her inner passion, so she launched a home staging and interior design business, in hopes of creating beautiful homes and assisting in the selling process of real estate. Justine entered the world of real estate, starting out as a receptionist at RE/MAX, after which she was offered an assistant opportunity as part of one of the top real estate teams in the Tri-Cities. After working in the industry for two years, she was confident that real estate was her true calling and has never looked back. Motivated by her desire to help people find the home of their dreams, Justine obtained her real estate license and is now proud to be working with the established YVR International Realty, where she plans to incorporate her staging business as a marketing strategy in her real estate transactions. Through the study of market trends and up-to-date reviews on current marketing technologies and digital advertising, Justine isn’t one to shy away from educational opportunities. Her desire to broaden her knowledge, together with her unwavering integrity and eye for unique design, sets her apart from the competition. Justine's genuine love for the urban lifestyle continuously grows. Vancouver's dynamic and ever-changing market continues to both inspire and challenge her. She will handle every real estate transaction with skill, precision and professionalism. Aside from work, Justine's passions include travelling, exploring Vancouver's newest restaurants and enjoying a fine glass of wine.
Due to my background and my love of travels I truly embrace the vibrant multiculturalism in Vancouver and enjoy learning about different cultures which can play an important role when it comes to dealing in something that can be so personal such as a real estate transaction. Having a professional background in international trade and logistics I understand the importance of timing, coordinating and acting fast when needed. By providing you with timely and accurate market information, the right solutions and with excellent service tailored specifically to you, I will make you feel confident that you have the right agent and ally on your side whether you are a homebuyer, an investor, or looking to sell your property.