Randy joined the Victoria office in 2004 and brings over 35 years of experience as legal counsel, senior executive, developer, commercial real estate investor and broker. Before focusing on commercial real estate, he served as a partner with Victoria law firm Johns Southward, Vice President of Pay Less Gas and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary with the Victoria Commonwealth Games Society. From 1995 until 2004, he held the position of Vice President and Director of Western Spirit Investments Ltd., which was listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, building a significant retail and industrial property portfolio before the company was acquired by an income trust. In his diverse career, he has handled all aspects of property acquisition, disposition, leasing, development, financing and asset management and has been active in all of the major commercial markets from Victoria to Toronto in retail, office, industrial, hotel, land development and multi-residential sectors. He was appointed as Vice President of the firm in 2006 and became a shareholder and Director in 2009.
Randy grew up in Vancouver, BC and earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1978. He then moved on to obtain his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 1982. Long involved as a coach and executive member with many youth sports organizations, Randy is also a past Chair of the Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board and a former director of the Victoria Symphony Society.