When you work with The Condo Group, you don’t just get the expertise of one Real Estate Agent, you get a whole team of MLS Award Winning Agents and four Administrative Assistants. We work together to ensure our clients have access to the specialized knowledge of all of our real estate experts. Together, we know every little detail about Greater Victoria’s condo and townhome market.

Tony Zarsadias*

Co-Owner

Tony Zarsadias*

Co-Owner

With a background in commercial sales and specializing in project sales and marketing, Tony has an extensive history in the Victoria real estate market. He is also a well-known leader in the real estate community and is often featured in presentations or asked for his insights on condo-related media stories. Tony is a perennial MLS Gold Award winner and has also won the prestigious MLS Special Gold Award. From 2011-2015, Tony was the number one Realtor for number of strata sales.

 

Tony is a former member of Canada’s National Cycling Team and was awarded the Fair Play Award in 2002. He is also an avid runner, road and mountain cyclist, crossfit athlete, and triathlon competitor. Sport has played a massive role in Tony’s life, teaching him a strong work ethic, how to be a team player, and how to lead. Together with his wife, Erinne, who is a 2008 cycling Olympian, he wants to help ensure as many kids get a chance to play organized sports as he can. They have started an initiative called Guardian Athlete (www.guardianathlete.ca) to help kids from less fortunate backgrounds get into sports. He helps other organizations in the Victoria community, too, including Our Place Society, The Mustard Seed, Power to Be, 100 Real Estate Agents Who Care, and “Journey,” an initiative to build homes in third-world countries.

 

At the core of it, though, Tony is a family man. He is the proud dad to Xavier and Catalina, and, fun fact; he owns a modest mango farm in the Philippines with his sister.

*Personal Real Estate Corp

Chris Gill*

Co-Owner

Chris Gill*

Co-Owner

Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Chris knows all of this city’s neighbourhoods, homes, condo buildings, and projects. He uses his expertise every day in his work, and Realtors from all over Victoria come to Chris to pick his brain on strata-related questions. However, he is just as experienced in the single-family market, using his 10+ years of experience to his advantage. He is a multiple MLS Gold Award winner and has also received the prestigious MLS Special Gold Award.

Chris attended Northwood University in Dallas, TX on a golf scholarship and then​ the University of Victoria. With his wife Francesca, he is the proud father of two boys, Abel and Everett. Outside of The Condo Group, Chris loves golfing, especially with Abel, skiing, travelling, playing hockey, and spending time with his family. He has been in attendance at a “perfect” baseball game with the Seattle Mariners, and in 2016, he attended the iconic Indianapolis 500.

In the community, Chris is a part-owner of the popular local restaurant The Village Torquay and was invested in a local organics business. He also supports 100 Real Estate Agents Who Care and The Mustard Seed.

*Personal Real Estate Corp

Amy Francoeur

Team Leader

Amy Francoeur

Team Leader

Amy is at the heart of The Condo Group, the integral tie between the realtor team and the admin team. She is an incredibly detail-oriented powerhouse who makes sure the TCG team is running perfectly. She started in real estate at the age of 16 and has been a fully licensed Realtor since 19. Since then, she has earned her Managing/Associate Broker’s licence, making her the youngest person in the Victoria Real Estate Board to accomplish that feat.

In the community, Amy is proud to support the Mary Manning Centre for child abuse prevention, Our Place Society, MS Kick for the Cure, Victoria Women’s Transition House and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Outside of work, Amy is out running triathlons, playing soccer, or creating something wonderful. (She has had her artwork featured at The Village Estevan!) She is proud of her extensive art supply collection, joking that she owns more supplies than some art teachers. Amy comes from a large family with five siblings, and her mom, Cathy Braiden, is a top-producing agent at RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty. Her two cats, Rocky and Yoshi, are absolute delights who love it when Amy settles in at home to play some old-school video games. Pac Man, anyone?

Andrew Hobbs*

Andrew Hobbs*

Andrew is an exceptionally well-versed Realtor, having helped over 250 clients purchase and sell properties and real estate investments, including condos, townhomes, houses, duplexes, multi-plexes, commercial strata, and even one hobby farm! He has facilitated condo sales in almost every prominent building in downtown Victoria and the surrounding area. Andrew has been an MLS Award winner since 2009, and an MLS Gold and Silver Award winner from 2010 until present

Besides being a Realtor, Andrew is also a certified French teacher and chess guru. He taught high school English in Paris from 1997-1998 and then, after moving to Taiwan to study Mandarin in 1999, he opened and ran a chess school in Taiwan from 2003-2008. (It’s still open and running today!)

Andrew and his wife Shu-Hui have two children, Jasmine and Joshua, and together, they enjoy camping, hiking, and cycling all over Vancouver Island. He still enjoys teaching languages, chess, and tennis, but most of his efforts are spent on teaching his kids, but he has taught (and will in the future) volunteer chess classes at Oaklands.

Since 2009, the Hobbs family has sponsored a boy name Abel in Malawi through SOS Children’s Villages. Over the course of his time as a Realtor, Andrew has donated to BC Cancer Foundation and their Ride to Conquer Cancer, MS Society of Canada, Operation Smile, Canadian Mental Health Association (Ride, Don’t Hide), and Alberta Fires Relief.

 

*Personal Real Estate Corp

Mike Pearce

Mike Pearce

Mike has been in the top 1% of all Realtors in Greater Victoria from 2011 to 2016 in total number of condos and townhouses sold. He is also in the Victoria Real Estate Board’s MLS Awards’ Club as a multiple Gold Award winner, and in 2015, Mike was awarded the prestigious MLS Special Gold Award for his high standard of excellence throughout his career.

Being born and raised in Victoria has given Mike a vast knowledge base to educate his clients on the historical market growth and on today’s current demographics. Mike’s experience in and knowledge of depreciation reports, strata bylaws, regulations, strata plans and fees, engineer’s reports, and remediation and special assessments comes from his extensive portfolio of business and in-depth studies of hundreds of strata buildings in the city.

Mike and his family have a big love for the island and the outdoors, and, when Mike isn’t working, you can find them on the slopes, golfing, camping, or exploring the many amazing hiking trails. Mike is also a past professional golfer with over 60 wins worldwide and is a proud member of the Gorge Vale Golf Club and sponsor of the Island Professional Golf Tour.

 

Kevin Jones*

Kevin Jones*

With over 150 condos in Greater Victoria sold in his career, Kevin is at home with the Condo Experts. He has been a Realtor since 2011 and has helped to sell out the Union, Midtown Park, and Elderberry Place developments here on the island. Helping buyers transition from one home to the next is Kevin’s speciality, and he enjoys working with buyers moving into the next phases of their lives, whether it is from a condo to a house or from a house to condo. Looking to move to Victoria? Kevin can help with your relocation.

Kevin has played Division 1 soccer with the VISL since 2003. The club awarded him the “Most Inspirational Player” in 2015. He loves all dogs, but especially Labrador Retrievers, and he has been a Lab breeder for over 20 years and his work remains in good standing with Canadian Kennel Club. (We’ve seen pictures: His puppies are adorable.)

Kevin has a son named Ethan who loves hockey, soccer, baseball, swimming, skateboarding, biking, and pretty much every other activity, too. Together with his partner Yolande, Ethan, and their Boxer, Suki, and Lab, Sage,​ Kevin makes his home in View Royal and loves spending time with his family, playing soccer, and cheering on the Victoria Royals​.

*Personal Real Estate Corporation

 

Stephanie Meine

Listing Coordinator

Stephanie Meine

Listing Coordinator

Victoria, BC is one of Stephanie’s truest loves. Everything about this city tugs at her heart, and she wants to be a part of its collection of markets, festivals, and events that keep Victoria alive. Growing up in the Muskokas in Ontario, Stephanie fell in love with the wilderness, coveting the time she could spend boating or sitting on the deck of her family’s cottage, and the thrill of the outdoors stayed with her into her adult years.

Stephanie is a multi-tasker by nature, and after graduating from UBC with a degree in stage management and spending four years at the Stratford Festival as an assistant stage manager, she is truly a master. She has an extensive background in stage management, production management, design, and everything else backstage for theatre, and she has worked as Associate Producer for the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival in 2015 and 2016. Stephanie also has experience with renovating, painting, and flipping properties, with a zest for creating “home.” She got really good at it, too: before she moved back to Victoria in 2014, she lived in 25 different apartments over the course of seven years (moving roughly every three to four months.)

With a fondness for wiener dogs, harmless pranks, and food in its most general and best sense, Stephanie is determined to live her life exactly as she wants, filled with laughter, hard work, and adventure.

 

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Catherine Wilson

Sales Coordinator

Catherine Wilson

Sales Coordinator

Catherine joined The Condo Group in 2017 and came to us with a strong career in development sales and marketing. She earned a Visual Studies degree from the University of Calgary in 2014, graduating on the Deans List.
She is originally from Calgary, AB, but she has been visiting the island since she was a child and knew she always wanted to live here. With Victoria’s abundant history and array of architecture, plus the pull of the Pacific, Catherine knew where home would be next.
As an artist and a photographer, Catherine spends much of her time immersed in her surroundings and enjoys travelling to experience other cultures and ways of life, and she has been everywhere from Europe to South America. She is passionate about nature conservation and animals and considers it vitally important to protect and improve the world she loves to travel, and she volunteers her time to contribute design work for conservancy associations and to participate in events like beach clean-ups.
Catherine loves movies and is a self-proclaimed video game nut. She has an equestrian background and used to show jump competitively, and she is the proud owner of a pure-bred Bengal cat named Finn, or rather Finnegan Foxworth Meadows.
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Andrew Hrushowy

Andrew Hrushowy

He has a passion for cooking and, after he finished high school, he enrolled in cooking school to continue following his passion. Andrew has worked as a dishwasher, executive chef, business manager, and even as a restaurant owner in Ucluelet, BC. He looks back fondly on his 15 years in the food services industry and considers his success in that part of his life essential experience and perspective to his current life. As a chef, he had the opportunity to feed people from all walks of life and had the fortunate opportunity to speak with these people face-to-face.

Previously with Burr Properties and the single-family market, Andrew has shifted to focus on the condo market and development sales. He has the local knowledge of what makes each part of this city great and is ready to help you find your next beautiful home.

Outside of The Condo Group, Andrew is married to his wife, Livia, and they have a son named Francisco.

In his spare time, he and his family enjoy taking day trips past Sooke or up into the Cowichan Valley. Anywhere by the water, whether it is a lake, a river, or the ocean, is where they like to be.

Jeff Shaw

Jeff Shaw

Born in Victoria, BC and raised on Vancouver Island, Jeff has an expansive and native knowledge of Victoria and its coveted real estate market. He has been a licensed Realtor since 2008 and has worked hard to create a strong client base. He helps both buyers and sellers, whether it’s a first-time purchase, growing into a larger home, investment properties or downsizing. With his expertise of the area and all of the beauty and amenities Victoria has to offer, Jeff is a well-versed agent who can help you find your next perfect home.

In his spare time, he is an avid soccer player, mountain and road biker, fisherman, and he enjoys yoga to help stay limber so he can continue to enjoy his active Victoria lifestyle. Together with his wife, Catherine, Jeff also enjoys embarking on roadtrips and other adventures.

Jeff sits on the Prospect Lake District Community Association as Vice President and is a Saanich Community Association Network Representative.

Darien Verbrugge*

Development Specialist

Darien Verbrugge*

Development Specialist

Darien is a well-known expert in the development and real estate industries, specializing in new home sales. She has been in the industry for over 25 years and involved in over 2,500 sales. Her primary focus now is in sales management and consulting with developers, helping projects move through the sales process from pre-sales to finished inventory. With her skills in sales training, relationship selling, and site management, Darien’s focus is on building successful teams to ensure a project’s overall success.

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Darien is another member of our team who knows this city exceptionally well. In recent years, Darien has worked on the Janion, Union, Black & White, and 989 Victoria projects, plus many others here in Victoria.

She has been married to Norm for over 25 years and has three children: stepson Keenan, son Brayden, and daughter Austin. When Darien isn’t helping prep the future of Victoria real estate, you can find her enjoying the outdoors, live theatre, and time with family and friends. With her positive attitude, she takes joy in the little things and laughs out loud, a simple but powerful motto by which she lives her whole life.

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Haden Campbell

Haden Campbell

Born and raised in beautiful Victoria, BC, Haden loves the city and its residents. He takes pride in his client-relationship-based approach to buying and selling real estate and strives to provide the highest level of customer service. At all times professional, knowledgeable and efficient, Haden will show you how your real estate goals can be achieved. Using the most up-to-date marketing strategies and current market trends, you will feel confident in the expertise and service you receive from Haden in making your real estate decisions, whether buying a new home or selling your current home.

When Haden is not working, he is studying real estate development at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. For fun, he enjoys exploring Victoria and the surrounding areas by hiking or boating with friends. He is a sports enthusiast and plays team and individual sports, including soccer, squash and waterskiing. Travelling and learning about different cultures has always been a passion.

Haden is actively involved with the community, taking part in events such as the TC 10K and Jingle Mingle. He also actively sponsors and organizes fundraising events for charity including King of the Cups and a Casino Royal Poker night, with funds going to the BC Cancer Foundation and the World Food Program.

Bradley Stokes-Bennett

Bradley Stokes-Bennett

Brad is part of The Condo Group’s development sales team, and he has been involved with The RailYards, 989 Victoria, and other local projects here in Victoria. With a varied background in finance and entrepreneurship, Brad understands all that goes into launching new condo projects. Previous to real estate sales, he worked in corporate social responsibility, private equity and venture capitalism, and real estate investment and development.

In the past, Brad worked with TD Waterhouse as an investment advisor, helping clients secure their financial futures with stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and alternative investments. He has syndicated many real estate projects by raising over $70M of investment equity and has been involved with projects, as a developer, in Victoria’s downtown core market.

Prior to his start in the financial world, Brad worked in the charitable and non-profit sectors with the Kindness Crew, connecting the world through kindness and inspiring, educating, and mobilizing people to commit acts of community service around the world. He even co-wrote two books and was featured on Good Morning America and CNN. Today, he still tries to make time to speak about the importance of giving back and having fun at the same time.

Brad and his wife, Tamara, have a son, Jude, and as a family, they enjoy spending time with their extended families and love to swim, walk, hike, and experience the wonders of Vancouver Island.

Our Mission Statement

The days of a Realtor who can do everything are gone. Real Estate buyers and sellers need one thing above all today: expertise. We at The Condo Group provide highly-specialized knowledge to help all condo consumers, whether you are buying or selling. Any real estate transaction can be complicated, but strata property transactions have the added complexity of having common / shared property which needs to be managed, maintained and planned for. Buying or selling a condo is like selling a business: it’s complicated. We’re here to simplify things for you.

Our team of dedicated condo experts have cultivated an extensive knowledge of Victoria, BC’s condo inventory, knowing which buildings are fantastic and which ones you need to take a more critical look at or avoid altogether.  As a seller, you receive our innovative marketing approach, exposing your property on the most effective marketing mediums. We are active on Google and several social media outlets, giving us the perfect platform to showcase your condo to targeted condo buyers, or help condo buyers find your condo. With a wide range of available properties and experience in Victoria, BC’s condo market, no matter what your budget, The Condo Group can help you find or sell your condo. You will make confident and informed decisions with us at your side. From the beginning of your real estate transaction, you will build a relationship with your individual condo agent and with our administration team. Every detail is looked after for you, leaving you with the headspace to focus on what feels right to you. We are here for you from beginning to end to answer any questions you might have and offer the right professional opinion or referral. With us, you can take a deep breath and know that you’re well looked after.

We are a team of conscientious professional people, and we treat people as we would wish to be treated. Our company culture reflects what we admire most in people: trustworthiness, genuineness, love of family and friends, transparency, fun, and passion. We work hard, and we play hard. We foster individual development on effective interpersonal communication, creativeness, and efficiency. We believe that we hire the best people, and our goal is to bring out the best of the best. We are involved in our community on many levels, from grass roots sports, to local organizations like Power to Be, the Mustard Seed and growing world changers like Change Heroes. We are a “green” company, not because of the status, but simply because it’s the right thing to do for our planet. At our core, we believe in leaving people off better than when we found them. Our goal is to set the highest standards for our industry, year after year. We’d like to reach a new high starting with you.

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Did you know?

We’ve helped over 2,000 individuals, families and investors buy and sell their strata-titled property. We have also marketed over 14 new condo developments, tour every new building in Greater Victoria and have read the strata documents for more than 400 buildings in Greater Victoria. We know the strengths and weaknesses of Victoria’s condo buildings and we’re on a first name basis with most of their property managers too! Whether you are new to new the world of condos or an experienced veteran, we can help.