Assessing the PEI Business & Real Estate Market
In this session, Isaac MacDonald, Joel Ives and Richard Schipper will provide participants with an overview of PEI's business and real estate market.
Isaac MacDonald (Partner, Grafton Group): Isaac began working as the Managing Partner of Transaction Services with the Grafton Group in 2015. Previously, he held the role of Business Development Manager for Island Recruiting. He is responsible for managing business transactions, providing clients with advisory and management services, and overseeing and developing retention strategies. He works with investors and current business owners in PEI, NB, and NS.
In 2014, Mr. MacDonald was the Employment Coordinator at the Employment Development Agency of the PEI Government. There, he was responsible for developing relationships with private sector employers and establishing funding in order to promote employment opportunities for students, unemployed individuals, etc.
He has made several presentations through the Grafton Group’s Business Success Series.
Joel Ives (Owner, Century 21 Colonial Realty): Joel is the broker owner of Century 21 Colonial Realty. He has over 25 years' experience with the PEI Real Estate Market. Century 21 Colonial Realty is the number one brokerage in MLS sales and completed $200 million in sales in 2017. Joel is also a partner with Centum Mortgage Partners, which is a mortgage brokerage company assisting people in choosing the best mortgage for their situation.
Joel has been involved in various other parts of the real estate industry, serving on a number of boards and committees. He is currently on the board for the PEI Real Estate Association, President of the Atlantic broker Council of Century 21 Offices, member of the National Advertising Board for Century 21 Canada, and a past president of the PEI Mortgages Lender’s Association.
Century 21 Colonial Realty also offers a full-service residential appraisal business servicing all of PEI.
Richard Schipper (Mobile Mortgage Advisor, CIBC): Richard has worked in the financial services industry for past 31 years. He has been with CIBC since 2010 and currently employed as a Mobile Mortgage Advisor in CIBC’s Mobile Advice division. Previously, he was an Area Sales leader with Mobile Advice and managed a team of Mortgage Advisors in PEI and NB. Richard also worked in commercial banking with CIBC in 2012 and 2013. His main role is to help clients achieve their home ownership goals.
“As our title states we are mobile which means we will meet with the client at any place and any time, not just regular banking hours.” ~ Richard