PACIFIC QUORUM PROPERTIES
John G. Peccia
John Peccia is the Founder, President, and local owner of Pacific Quorum Properties. John has in excess of 25 years direct property management industry experience and is responsible for driving the strategic vision, growth, and delivery of Pacific Quorum. John has a passion for advancing the Company’s strategic vision, while actively instilling the Company’s Core Values in day-to-day operations.
John’s academic background includes a Degree in Business Management, Certification from the Canadian Investment Funds Institute of BC, and licensing through the Real Estate Council of BC as a Managing Broker. John’s experience also includes 14 years of leadership positions within both active and reserve Military Service, and he is an active member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO).
John has extensive real estate investment experience and has worked directly managing hundreds of strata corporations over his 25 years in the industry. Prior to founding Pacific Quorum, John worked as a Property Manager and was later promoted to Branch Manager, and General Manager of one of the regions larger property management firms.
John receives tremendous support from his wife, Joanne, and three children, who enjoy time away at their recreational retreat with their German short-haired pointers.
Executive Vice President
Mark Ellery, as Executive Vice President, brings over 35 years of Senior Management experience to Pacific Quorum. His steadfast support for the entire team’s well-being, emphasizing respect and value for all, has cemented his role as a strong leader at PQ. Mark also prioritizes the importance of clients’ expectations and relationships and constantly makes himself available to them.
Mark’s impressive career trajectory within Pacific Quorum saw him rise from Strata Manager in 2012 to Regional Manager-Okanagan, then to Regional Vice President (Okanagan). His accomplishments included spearheading growth, seamlessly integrating acquisitions, evaluating, and optimizing processes, and managing the Sea to Sky region, where he expanded the client base and strengthened the company’s presence. These achievements led to his appointments as Vice President- Pacific Quorum Properties and, in November 2020, as Executive Vice President, overseeing all day-to-day operations for Pacific Quorum and its subsidiaries.
Mark has played a pivotal role in Pacific Quorum’s expansion, which recently included the acquisition of six additional brokerages. He successfully facilitated the integration of these new entities into Pacific Quorum’s culture and operational framework, resulting in their thriving performance.
Throughout his tenure at Pacific Quorum, Mark earned accolades such as the Rising Star Award and the prestigious President’s Award, which he has received 6 times, most recently in 2023, for his exceptional contributions to company growth. He is also a recipient of prestigious honors, including Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce’s Top 40 over 40. Additionally, Mark was recognized as a finalist for the Industry Leader of the Year award presented by PAMA in 2022.
In 2023, Mark was elected to the Board of Directors of PAMA, the Professional of Managing Agents.
Before joining Pacific Quorum Properties, Mark built a successful multi-location wireless retail/corporate sales business over 25 years, which he later sold before transitioning into the Strata Management industry. Beyond his professional achievements, Mark enjoys spending time with his daughter and grandson and can often be found riding his Harley and staying active.
Vice President – Business Development/Corporate Affairs
Michael Henson joined Pacific Quorum in 2007, bringing over thirty years of residential property management experience. With an extensive knowledge of all aspects of property management, Michael combines a wealth of experience with strong interpersonal skills. A tireless worker, Michael’s “hands-on” approach creates and maintains a positive client experience.
Well versed in management, administrative and accounting disciplines, Michael is an invaluable member of the Pacific Quorum Management Team.
Prior to joining Pacific Quorum, Michael owned and operated a successful property management company for twenty years, which was sold in 2005. From 1973 to 1985 Michael was the Vice President of a Vancouver development company, participating in the development, construction and sale of strata-titled apartment projects in Vancouver, Seattle and Calgary.
Michael holds a Strata Management and Rental Management Real Estate License. He is a native Vancouverite and enjoys the fast-paced, daily challenges of the property management industry.
Vice President – Property Management
Leslie joined Pacific Quorum in 2017, bringing over 35 years of property management experience with her to the PQ Team; including owning and operating her own property management company for 15 years.
As Vice President-Property Management, Leslie provides leadership, guidance and support to Pacific Quorum’s team of Property Managers. Since joining Pacific Quorum, Leslie has demonstrated her extensive knowledge and experience in the property management industry, becoming an invaluable resource to the entire PQ Team.
Originally joining Pacific Quorum as Regional Manager-Vancouver, Leslie’s determined work ethic and thorough understanding of the industry made an immediate impact furthering the engagement, knowledge and development of Pacific Quorum’s team of property managers. As a result of her efforts, Leslie was quickly elevated to the position of Vice President-Property Management.
Leslie originally grew up in Kimberley, British Columbia, but has seamlessly transitioned to the Lower Mainland. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys cooking, spending time with family and the occasional round of golf.
Director – Administration
Jennifer holds the position of Director-Administration at Pacific Quorum, where she plays a central role in steering key strategic initiatives that drive our company’s success. A valued member of our team since 2010, Jennifer’s contributions have been pivotal in shaping and advancing our corporate operations across Administration and IT departments. Simultaneously, her efforts have significantly contributed to the remarkable growth at Pacific Quorum, helping us grow from two to 14 offices.
Jennifer’s notable achievements include spearheading the launch of Pacific Quorum’s online services platform (PQ ONLINE), as well as establishing the online employee training hub (PQ Resource Centre). Jennifer was proud to play a pivotal role in the articulation and launch of the company’s Core Values, which continue to guide our organization’s culture today.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from Simon Fraser University, with a double major in Psychology. Her commitment to continuous improvement is evident in her diligent efforts to assess and enhance policies and procedures across all Pacific Quorum offices. She plays a vital role in successfully navigating corporate acquisitions and ensuring seamless team integration.
Jennifer’s unwavering dedication to our company’s vision, her exceptional leadership, and her commitment to excellence make her an indispensable asset to the Pacific Quorum team.
Jennifer has a passion for photography and enjoys skiing at our local mountains.
Sherry Keeping joined Pacific Quorum in February 2023, bringing over 25 years of Senior Management experience along with her. Her current role as Director-Accounting Services is one that she dedicates hard work to complete in an always efficient and effective manner. She loves problem solving and is always ready to conquer what’s in front of her.
Prior to joining Pacific Quorum, Sherry spent over 25 years in taxation, hospitality and operating her own accounting business. Her career has spanned from Financial Controller to Human Resources to General Manager. Sherry firmly believes in the values of clear communication, absolute transparency, high service standards, the importance of client retention and satisfaction, and that “people first” is the key to any business succeeding.
Sherry has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. When not working – she (can’t be found) camping off grid with her husband and two border collies, Nyxie and Cynnie.
Presley joined Pacific Quorum in 2016 as a Property Administrator Assistant. Prior to becoming Manager-Administrative Services, she spent a year in the role of Corporate Administrator and passed her strata licensing exam to learn more about the industry. Presley has demonstrated a strong work-ethic, positive attitude and drive in team engagement. From 2015-2020, Presley studied and graduated with her Bachelors in Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurial Leadership. In 2021, Presley passed her strata licensing exam from UBC, to further her knowledge in the strata management industry.
When she is not working, Presley can be found travelling, camping or spending time with family and PQ’s mascot, Monty.
PACIFIC QUORUM (OKANAGAN) PROPERTIES
Regional Manager – Okanagan
Jennifer Piekarczyk joined the Pacific Quorum Okanagan team in 2011 as a Property Manager, Licensed for Strata Management. She started her career as an unlicensed Assistant and has over 12 years of experience in the industry.
Jennifer was the recipient of the “Rising Star” award in 2016 in recognition of her outstanding work performance and attitude. With the Pacific Quorum Okanagan expansion into Salmon Arm, Jennifer was promoted to Branch Manager of the Salmon Arm / Sicamous offices in 2017. After excelling as the Branch Manager of the Salmon Arm / Sicamous Offices, Jennifer saw her role expand to managing staff for the entire Okanagan Region and was elevated to the position of Regional Manager – Okanagan.
Jennifer has excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with a reputation for dependability, honesty, and dedication. She has proven capabilities as a team leader and prides herself on building strong relationships with her peers and clients.
Managing Broker Okanagan/ Branch Manager Penticton
Greg joined the Okanagan Team in 2018 and is the Managing Broker in the Okanagan, Licensed for Strata Management and Rental Management. Prior to joining Pacific Quorum Okanagan, Greg was the Managing Broker for the Marriott Hotel in Kelowna. His skills from the hotel industry blended well with Pacific Quorum. Greg is skilled in Hospitality, Owner Relations, Sales and Marketing.
Greg worked in the Whistler Market from 1995 to 2008 where he started his property management career as well as running his own business.
Greg enjoys all of the outdoor opportunities the Okanagan has to offer whether in the mountains, on a lake, or in a winery.
TEAMWORK PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Branch Manager – Teamwork Property Management (Abbotsford)
Shoeb Ahmed joined Pacific Quorum in 2016 as a Licensed Strata Manager. Shoeb has 9 years of Real Estate Industry experience with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration specializing in Accounting. With his accounting and real estate experience he is ready to take on newer challenges and has been promoted as the Branch Manager of the newly acquired Abbotsford Office – Teamwork Property Management: A Subsidiary of Pacific Quorum Properties.
Shoeb Ahmed was the recipient of the “Rising Star” Award in 2017 and “PM of the Year” award in 2019 in recognition of his outstanding performance, attitude, and service to his clients. He believes in building and maintaining long term relationships with his clients.
Shoeb was born in Bangladesh but has lived most of his life on the West Coast. He has traveled extensively worldwide and enjoys spending time with his 2 sons. He also loves playing soccer and cricket and has captained the BC under 19 Cricket Team in the National Championship.
The well-known adage ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’ was authored by Benjamin Franklin in 1789 in a letter to a friend in France. I would like to expand on his comments to state: ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes and property management’. You may laugh at this statement, and I may be criticized for saying such, however homeownership is the single largest source of wealth in Canada. In British Columbia, the largest growth in home construction is strata corporations. For thirty years I have been a property manager managing strata corporations. One could argue that is a life sentence equivalent to purgatory. I confirm the outcome of that sentence is that I have learned to be happy. I would not call it euphoria; it is more a calm happy state resulting from years of dealing with people living in strata corporations. I will let your imagination wander in all the myriad ways one has to deal with humanity, then extrapolate that by infinity and you will have a fairly accurate portrayal of the life of a property manager. The job can sometimes consume you. Therefore, if you are going to be consumed, why not be happily consumed. If my state of mind is happy or mostly happy it is in my best interests to see if that happiness can be shared with others. Others being clients, friends, and people in general to alleviate some of the daily stresses, they may encounter.
Lastly, my mother always wanted me to be a PM, unfortunately I misheard her advice. She wasn’t shy to remind me, Prime Minister Tim, Prime Minister.
PACIFIC QUORUM (VANCOUVER ISLAND) PROPERTIES INC.
Regional Manager – Vancouver Island/Interim Regional Manager Sea-to-Sky
Terry Kerr brings over 25 years of management experience to Pacific Quorum.
After completing his Business Administration at the University of Calgary, Terry spent time in the construction industry, building over 60 homes, before working in management for a large construction company based in Calgary.
Terry then had an opportunity to take over his family’s small property management company on Vancouver Island. Terry, his wife Heather and their two young daughters made the life change and moved to the island.
2021 by Pacific Quorum Properties purchased Terry’s company, Bayview. Bayview was acquired by Pacific Quorum due to the professionalism and structure terry had created. Following the sale of his management company, Terry had an opportunity to significantly grow his knowledge relating to legalities around strata corporations which saw him take a little over a year away from PQ. In September 2023 Terry returned to PQ in a senior management role overseeing the Vancouver Island and Sea to Sky markets where he is once again relentlessly dedicated to supporting, collaborating, and mentoring members of the Pacific Quorum Team.
Branch Manager – Pacific Quorum Vancouver Island (Victoria)
Melissa is a dynamic professional who serves as the Branch Manager and Associate Broker at the Victoria office. With over a decade of experience in the property management industry, Melissa has consistently demonstrated her expertise and dedication. Her career began as a licensed rental agent, and over the years, she has honed her skills and developed an unparalleled understanding of the market. Melissa’s passion for property management is not just a job; it’s a lifelong commitment. She has a unique ability to connect with clients, understand their needs, and guide them through the complexities of property transactions. Her wealth of experience has made her an invaluable resource in the real estate community, and she’s known for her unwavering professionalism and commitment to delivering exceptional results.
Outside of her thriving property management career, Melissa has a thrilling hobby –scuba diving. Exploring the depths of the underwater world is not just an adventure for her; it’s a way of life. Beneath the waves, she finds tranquility and a profound connection to nature, which balances her high-energy career. This adventurous spirit is a testament to her drive and zest for life, both in and out of the office.
Melissa’s commitment to her clients, extensive experience in property management, and her passion for scuba diving makes her a unique and captivating individual. She continues to set new standards of excellence in the real estate industry and lead an exciting life filled with exploration and adventure.