John Hayes is a property “veteran” hailing originally from a real estate family in the United Kingdom. His commercial real estate experience spans some 40 years in Vancouver, Victoria and the western United States including a number of years at MEPC and Morguard Properties. A graduate of UBC’s Urban Land Economics and Appraisal program, John was responsible for the acquisition, management, leasing, development and disposition of a $200 million plus mixed commercial/industrial portfolio. His roots in the Victoria business and arts communities run deep, having served 3 terms as a Victoria City Alderman and acting Mayor, member of the Advisory Planning Committee, President of the Downtown Victoria Business Association, and director of the Economic Development Commission and Conservatory of Music. John is also a long term member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia RI (BC).
With an inborn passion for the real estate business, John provides a wealth of knowledge and experience as a senior founding partner with the very productive Victoria team, as well as valuable support and referral business from his relationships with Newport Realty and Newport Property Management. John is a classical guitarist and keen golfer and holds memberships at both the Victoria Golf Club and the Royal Victoria Yacht Club.