Wes has over 35 years of real estate experience and is the Managing Director and owner of the Manitoba Office. Avison Young Manitoba is an affiliate office of Avison Young Canada.
He holds diplomas in Electronic Technology and Industrial Supervision from Red River College and is a graduate of the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Management. Wes has a Broker license and has completed all courses required for a CCIM designation. He has been a feature speaker and moderator at past Winnipeg Commercial Forums, Canadian Real Estate Association Forums and BOMA luncheons. He has extensive knowledge of construction, leases, contracts, architecture, finance, negotiation and public speaking - Wes's team has the skills necessary for today's complex real estate assignments.
Wes has previously served as Board Director, President, Past President of the Winnipeg Regional Real Estate Board as well as Chairman of it's Commercial Division and Commercial Council of the Canadian Real Estate Associations. Industry peers voted Wes "Commercial Realtor of the Year" for each of the years 1998 to 2001, he was awarded the WinnipegREALTORS 2008 Community Service Award and Toastmaster of the Year in 1993.
He received a national award for his 150+ blood donations through Canadian Blood Services and Community Spirit Award from Winnipeg's commercial realtors.
His clients include REITs, Credit Unions, law firms, local developers and non-profits. He recently served as Vice-Chair and Finance Chair of Winnipeg BIZ Management board and presently serves as a Director for the Immigration Centre of Manitoba.
He presently serves on Winnipeg Realtor's Governance Task Force and on the Manitoba Real Estate Association Education Committee and Global Business Council.
Wes believes in giving back to the community - he is an avid volunteer and fund-raiser and a founding builder for the Realtors Shelter Foundations.
Wes is married to Christine - they have 5 children.
- WinnipegRealtors, Commercial Division
- Manitoba Real Estate Association
- Canadian Real Estate Association
- National Commercial Council
- International Council Shopping Centre
- Metro Business Club (past president)
- Immigrant Centre of Winnipeg Board of Directors
- Member of CCIM
- Experienced expert witness in commercial real estate matters
Education and Designations
- CCIM courses, University of Manitoba, Red River College, Toastmasters International