Profiles

Stanley Chiu

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

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

Howard Mak, BA, MBA

Vice President | Investment Sales and Marketing
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

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

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

Maggie Lao

Senior 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!

Irena Fida

Senior Commercial Property Manager
Building positive relationships, administering preventative maintenance practices and having a sincere passion for what you do is just a fraction of my beliefs in this industry. Above all, integrity and communication are keys to success.

My experience as a property manager extends over 15 years working with some of our city’s most notable and successful investors. I have particularly found success in improving the financial performance of the portfolio’s that I have managed which have been the result of my ability to build long term tenants and plan for capital projects.

Where were you born: Kavaja, Albania

Favourite Quote: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are just paper tigers…”

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

Allison Yap

Senior Property Manager Assistant
My passion in the real estate industry has always been in the operational and administrative support of those that I have worked with. My experience working with a large management company and an institutional based clientele has provided me the necessary tools to manage any type of asset in a demanding work environment. Over 15 years, I was able to support brokers, managers, building operators and accounting staff. My general beliefs in compassion, teamwork and integrity are all of which that holds me to the highest capacity in supporting my co-workers.

Favourite Car: anything with wheels and good quality audio system

Favourite Quote: “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them”

Chelsia Mak

Property Manager 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.

Jessica Law, BBA

Lease Administrator
Jessica earned a Bachelor of Business Administration prior to entering the real estate industry. Since 2012, Jessica has worked for a number development and asset management firms in Greater Vancouver primarily focused in property and lease administration. Her passion to strive for excellence and tackle any task at hand makes her the ideal Lease Administrator. Jessica’s sole responsibility at Gammon oversees the management of all internal lease processes rents and tenant queries for the company’s property portfolio.

Favourite Quote: “C’est la vie”

Favourite Music Artist: BTS!

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

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

Lydia Wang

Property Accountant
My property accounting experience brings me back over 16 years having spent time with various large-scale property management companies. My experience and commitment to the industry has provided me the opportunity to oversee some of the highest levels of financial preparation and production in commercial and residential property accounting. I take pride in harnessing my experience and transferring it towards training and instructing junior staff. Hard-work, honesty and loyalty are my beliefs which I practice every day in my personal life and professional career.

Favourite Quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”

Where were you born: Shandong, China

Yuki Zhan

Property Accountant
I have been involved in the property management industry for over 10 years as a property accountant.  I have had various roles during this period from being a full cycle property accountant to management where I oversaw a team of accounting professionals. My lengthy experience has allowed me to continue my passion in the real estate industry.

At Gammon International, my portfolio is quite diverse ranging from multi-family apartment buildings to retail and office centres across the Lower Mainland.

Favorite Quote: “Treat others the way that you want to be treated”

Julie Yang

Property & Corporate Accountant, Gammon Living
Prior to Gammon, I spent time with a residential property management firm where I was responsible in the financial preparation of over 400 single unit residential properties. This experience set the foundation of my skills and career where I was then involved with the varying layers of full cycle accounting to training and supervising accounting staff.

I have since been involved in both the financial preparation of commercial and residential properties.

Currently, I am the lead Property Accountant at Gammon Living having responsibilities in both corporate and property accounting. With my knowledge and commitment to the company, I will be able to develop improved property accounting practices, develop a reliable team and expand our footprint in the local industry.

Favourite Quote: “The struggle ends when the gratitude begins”

Favourite Car: Lexus RX 350 F Sport Hybrid

Catherine Tong

Accounting Administrator
As an Accounting Administrator, I am responsible for a wide variety of tasks which amounts to the support and assistance towards property and corporate accountants. My property accounting experience prior to Gammon was working for one of Vancouver’s premier developers in a demanding and competitive work environment. I attribute my successes and capabilities in the industry towards proper time management, cooperative teamwork and excellent communication skills with both my coworkers and clients. I am able to harness my customer service skills and bring them to Gammon due to prior experience in the banking industry.

Favourite Quote: “Make each day count”

Favourite Music Artist: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

Phil Wong

Accounting Associate
Originally born in Edmonton, Alberta, I quickly moved to British Columbia to seek new opportunities.  My interest in accounting and the real estate industry has led me to my role as the company’s Accounting Associate.  I have learned to take positive criticism in order to adapt and improve both my personal and professional career.  At Gammon, my responsibilities include being the lead in accounts payable and ensuring invoices are processed timely and accurately to best service our clients.

Favorite Movie: Django Unchained

Favorite Music Artist: A four-way tie between Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Mac Miller and Anderson Paak.