Derek Grech - FOUNDER
In asking Derek about his CREATIVITY behind his UNIQUE REAL ESTATE SUCCESS story that has lead him to OPEN THE FIRM THE PARTNERS Real Estate, a little grin appears on his face as he tells a few stories about his past more complicated marketing hurdles he faced while helping lead the McDonald’s Restaurants Marketing Department in 2002. McDonald's was faced with intense scrutiny as Hollywood launched the blockbuster SUPERSIZED movie in 2004. "Try to explain to a leadership board of men that the burgers and fries that had made them so successful over the past 35 years needed a lighter choice option (salads for moms) and if they at the time didn’t do something quickly, the government was threatening health warnings on French Fry packaging similar to label warnings on cigarette’s". Not the easiest task in turning around the McMega giant for Derek and the team at the time. Having SENIOR LEADERSHIP positions in leading ADVERTISING AGENCIES with various TOP INTERNATIONAL brands, it was in 2009/2010 that Derek decided to start taking his ideas that GENERATED SUCCESS for the companies he worked for channeling his PASSION, CREATIVITY AND WORK EFFORT into REAL ESTATE. Now after 10 INCREDIBLE YEARS of success and recently Derek coming off his best sales year of over $191 Million sold in 2020, while backing up 2020 with currently over $128 Million in 2021, Derek has now made his DREAM a reality in LAUNCHING THE PARTNERS REAL ESTATE.
Trina Hemstead - PARTNER
TRINA HEMSTEAD specialty is STRATEGICALLY GUIDING residential BUYERS in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver and Whistler. Leveraging 20 years as a senior MARKETING EXECUTIVE for some of Canada's leading companies, like Bell Canada and BC Lottery Corporation, Trina left the corporate world behind to pursue her real estate passion. It's this CORPORATE MINDSET that helped her navigate this industry and become one of the best BUYERS' AGENTS in the business. Her success is a direct result of harnessing an in-depth understanding of the local market and providing invaluable INSIGHTS into the uniqueness of each neighbourhood, coupled with the right amount of hustle! Patient, GENUINE and committed to her CLIENTS' SUCCESS, she provides exceptional CLIENT SERVICE and possesses INCREDIBLE NEGOTIATION skills. Responsive and approachable, she's a strategic advisor DEDICATED to helping clients find their dream home, condo and/or investment property.
Irmin Bach - PARTNER
There's no place on earth like Vancouver, and owning a property here is one of the great privileges in life! Being someone who moved to Vancouver as a child, Irmin truly understands just how lucky and blessed we are to live in such an incredible city. As a Realtor® Irmin provides STRATEGIC MARKETING and Transaction Management services to his clients across all Vancouver and Greater Vancouver neighbourhoods. His business is built on DEDICATION, COMMUNICATION, DETERMINATION, & TRUST while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to all of his client’s Real Estate needs. As the Real Estate industry evolved to become more innovative and efficient, so has Irmin. A Vancouver native for over 20 years, his KNOWLEDGE of the city’s geography can assist anyone with all Real Estate decisions! In addition, he provides INCREDIBLE Real Estate services to ensure you feel confident with your DECISION to have hired him. Real Estate transactions are far more complex than they have been from years ago and between the offer submission, the acceptance and the closing, his INCREDIBLE NEGOTIATING and critical thinking is an enormous asset. His BACKGROUND stems from Sports Management and Accounting so his background is CORPORATELY INTELLIGENT and his negotiation is unmatched. Irmin's phone is always on. He is one of the fastest Realtors in the business to respond to calls which is VERY KEY when the stakes are high. 24 hours on call, always following up and every rock unturned --- which is very key in this fast moving INCREDIBLE BUSINESS!
Carly Salvetti - MANAGING BROKER
When it comes to detail and process, Carly is definitely there reviewing everything needed to keep things in the right order. Having experience with other top producing firms for almost a decade, her PASSION is to ensure that THE PARTNERS Real Estate cover critical processes in a successful running of the new brokerage. Carly is excited to join The Partners Real Estate as their Managing Broker, while still having the passion to work with clients buying the home of their dreams.
Matt Sadler - PARTNER
Matt is a PRIVATE REAL ESTATE LENDER and has acted in various mortgage broker & lender roles since 2004, holding both his sub-brokers license and brokerage license through the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). In 2011 he established Lender Connect Mortgage as a vehicle through which he could deploy capital for one of Canada’s largest private mortgage funds. Matt built, from scratch, a residential lending program for this fund beginning in 2011, helping double the funds mortgage portfolio while significantly improving the fund’s yield to investors. Joining The Partners Real Estate and since founding Lender Connect, he has successfully deployed over $500m in private residential mortgage loans and is able to manage all aspects of the mortgage pipeline – from sourcing to funding to post-funding administration. He has received national awards for Private Lending and is an active participant in the mortgage brokerage industry.
Elliott Chun - PARTNER
As the most recent Director of Public Relations at APPLE Canada, Elliott has worked on the biggest corporate brands across the country for over 15 years. He has joined The Partners with an approach that is second to none while his infectious positivity along with his strategic thinking, has quickly shown to be such an asset at the firm. His dream and passion for Real Estate is incredible and his trailblazing approach and creativity has already proven to be very impactful.
June Berger - PARTNER
When it comes to marketing design and creativity, June Berger's ideas in real estate marketing are industry leading. June and Derek have been continuously brainstorming ideas for over 10 years. Marketing IDEAS that truly REACH OUT and grab the attention of buyers and sellers. From social media to magazine, 16 page brochures with 3D floor plans to the best photography that catch the eye of consumers, putting their home to the forefront for sellers which in our competitive environment is exactly what one needs to stay ahead of the curve. June runs her own Boutique creative agency called Pelican Studios and has been an incredible Partner.