Profiles

Justin Chiu

Vice President
Building this company has always originated from a set of core family values. I am proud to say that as a second generation business, I am lucky to be working with the best talent in our industry. From our staff to our clients and the trades and contractors we work with, it is no wonder why working at Gammon feels like a family business.

Favourite Car: Audi R8

Stanley Chiu

Vice President
Nothing gives me more pride than working alongside with some of the very best people in our city. Our team of dedicated managers, accountants, administrators and operation personnel is what makes our service offering stand out from the rest.

Favourite Car: Mercedes Benz

Margaret Chiu

President
I have personally been involved with the company for over 30 years. During this time, I have experienced the highs and lows in our real estate market through its many cycles and we are fortunate to be part of an industry that commands our services regardless of what part of the cycle we are in.

I believe that grit, passion and loyalty will help us continue to sustain our commitment in the market as we progressively grow.

Favourite Car: Porsche 911

Chelsia Mak

Administrative Assistant
My role as an administrative assistant is to ensure each one of our staff members, clients and trades are all somehow connected. I help ensure that workflow is managed efficiently by assisting my colleagues and clients in a timely and responsive manner.

Previous to my position at Gammon International I was working in the hotel industry where customer service was my pride and passion.

Cherie Mak

Senior Commercial Property Manager
I have been in the property management industry for over 17 years as a commercial property manager. My experience and dedication over the years has directed me towards the management of a diverse portfolio of retail, office and apartment buildings within the lower mainland. I take most pride in my direct experience of assisting clients in the renovation and rehabilitation of their commercial buildings all while increasing their overall ROI.

 

Having originated from Hong Kong, I can envision the growth potential our city has to offer.

Corina Andrei

Property Accountant
As a property accountant, my experience began with a portfolio of commercial and strata related properties. My high performance and keen ability to learn has helped me evolve into a more dynamic and diversified portfolio of commercial and residential property accounting. My ability to evolve so quickly has been fueled by my attention to detail, professional judgement and practical knowledge in making informed decisions.

Education: Economics Degree and Masters in Industrial Management

Favourite Quote: “The secret to getting ahead is getting started” – Mark Twain.

Elena Lagovschi

Rental and Strata Manager
I believe that my proficiency, knowledge in the RTA and SPA and my general understanding in property related matters reflects my high-performance levels at Gammon. My previous experience with a multi-national management company has created the stepping stones for me in providing the required services expected of a property manager, in a high demanding and customer driven industry. Prior to my experience in the property management field, I owned and operated a small business management company which has to this day, provided me the necessary tools to manage the affairs of various strata corporations.

Favourite Quote: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” – Confucius

Howard Mak, BA, MBA

Senior Associate
As a member of Gammon’s commercial real estate investment team, I am responsible for sourcing and evaluating redevelopment and investment opportunities within Official Community Planned areas of the City of Vancouver for some of our city’s most prominent investors and developers.

I hold a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria.  Prior to Joining Gammon International I held positions in Regulatory Affairs and Marketing at FortisBC Energy Inc.

Favourite Marvel Character: Wolverine

Jon Wong

Superintendent
Remember, you cannot be everything to everyone. But, whatever the project is, know that at that time it is the most important and relevant. Be the best that you can be.

Favourite Movie: Jason Bourne

Karen Holshoe

Senior Property Manager/Managing Broker
I have been with the company for over 20 years. Enjoying your career in combination with working with a caring team to make everyone and the company excel is what will make you great in our industry.

Favourite Car: a black convertible that can carry my golf clubs

Favourite Quote: “You can’t teach common sense” – anonymous

Lin Zhou

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
 

I will be the first one to always greet you at our office and the last one to say goodbye. My role as the company’s receptionist is to ensure each one of our staff members, clients, and trades are all somehow connected.

Our industry requires teamwork in which I find myself to be the central communication system that keeps our people connected.

Favourite Movie: Life of Pi

Liz Der

Administrative Assistant
I have been with the company for over 20 years and what I have learned most is my ability to multi-task and work efficiently with different personalities. I believe what makes a great Operations Coordinator is being able to understand the full picture of all the various staff positions in the office in order to run a smooth ship.

Favourite Quote: “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent” – John Donne

Maggie Lao

Administration/Office Manager

Being the office manager for the company requires me to problem solve and make informed decisions in order to keep the assembly line intact.

Favourite Music Artist: Celine Dion!

Megan Goss

Strata Manager
As a licensed Strata Manager, I am responsible for a multitude of strata properties across the lower mainland. The key characteristics that has awarded me the successes I have earned in the industry as a strata manager are communication, patience and organizational skills. In addition, I believe it is essential to work as a team, show empathy towards your clients no matter the situation and learn to love what you do.

 

Favourite Quote: “Love the life you live, live the life you love” – Bob Marley

Michael Lam, CPA, CMA

Property Accountant
As one of the company’s property accountants, I am responsible for a vast array and types of properties including Strata Corporations, Rentals and Commercial Property. My current and past experience in property accounting has always required me to be prompt and accurate in financial preparation which has been one of the many reasons for my successes. Having prior work experience in corporate finance, and obtaining industry recognized designations in CPA and CMA, I believe that I am in the most optimal position to take on any task in the property management industry.

Dream Car: Mini Cooper Countryman

Proud Accomplishments: Simply put, receiving positive feedback from my peers and my clients.

Stella Wong

Controller
I have spent 24 years in various senior management roles in property and corporate related accounting and an additional 10 years in raising four children. I value and believe in developing people and building high performance teams. I believe in a fully engaged and empowered staff is the key in delivering excellence to our clients.

My goal and commitment are not only to the company, but also to those individuals I work with. Integrity and accuracy of financial preparation, timely and meaningful information, trust and reliability are all business objectives of mine, to ensure the growth and achievements of the company.

Dream Car: Any car that does not break down on me.

Favourite Music Artist: My son

Tien Pham

Accounts Payable Clerk
My accounting experience originated with academics in Business Administration in Accounting. I was then able to gain experience in tax preparation at the Canadian headquarters of National Money Mart in Victoria B.C. which established the basis of my foundation in accounting. As an Accounts Payable Clerk at Gammon, I am responsible for the payables of all company-wide invoices and the coordination and accuracy of all payments. I believe that these responsibilities are achieved by attention to detail, organizational skills, communication with my colleagues and meeting highly anticipated deadlines.

Where are you from:  Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Dream Car: Red Maserati