British Columbia, Canada
Ian’s business career began in the resort industry working with Intrawest Corporation in Whistler, B.C., where he managed part of the Whistler Mountain Ski School and later worked on sales and marketing with the real estate division. He was the Sales Director of Club Intrawest and then became a Real Estate Launch Specialist with Sapera (Intrawest’s predecessor to Playground) working on projects in Whistler and California. In 2001, Ian established his own real estate sales and marketing business, taking on projects first in Canada in Victoria, Pender Island, Kelowna, Big White Ski Resort, Predator Ridge Golf Resort, Okanagan Golf Club, and Silver Star Ski Resort. In addition to projects in Canada, Ian has managed major resort projects in Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, and Hawaii. Besides ongoing management of the sales and marketing of large projects, Ian also owns several real estate websites including LuxuryHomes.com and LivingHIStyle.com, plus is working on a new website platform for the Chinese market. In addition, Ian serves as VP of AREAA Vancouver (Asian Real Estate Association of America) and has presented at several AREAA conferences recently in Honolulu and Los Angeles.