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 pointer, Ringo.
Executive Vice President
Mark Ellery brings over 35 years of Senior Management experience to his role of Executive Vice President. Mark joined Pacific Quorum as a Property Manager in December 2014 and received the 2015 “Rising Star” award for outstanding performance. With Pacific Quorum’s 2016 expansion to the Okanagan Valley, Mark was elevated to the role of Regional Manager – Okanagan. Mark successfully spearheaded the acquisition integration, evaluating and streamlining processes and procedures and was promoted to Regional Vice President (Okanagan). In 2018, Mark’s role expanded to include leadership to the Sea to Sky Region and was promoted to the role of Vice President – Pacific Quorum Properties.
Mark was promoted to Executive Vice President of Pacific Quorum Properties in November of 2020, responsible for the overall performance of all Pacific Quorum locations and their subsidiary Brokerages.
As a result of Mark’s outstanding performance with staff, operations, and client satisfaction, he was awarded the “President’s Award” for outstanding contribution to company growth in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 and again in 2021.
Prior to joining Pacific Quorum properties, Mark spent 25 years building a successful multi-location wireless retail/corporate sales business, which he sold prior to entering the Strata Management Industry. Mark was named to the ‘Top 40 under 40 by Business in Vancouver”. Mark strongly believes in delivering a high level of service to the clients at the same time ensuring the PQ Team has a positive work/life balance.
Mark has one daughter and when not working, can be found riding his Harley, and keeping 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 of Administration
Jennifer joined Pacific Quorum in 2010, and is responsible for Administration, IT, Marketing and Conveyancing operations in her role of Director of Administration. Jennifer has been integral in advancing key strategic initiatives, such as Pacific Quorum’s online services (PQ ONLINE), online employee training centre (PQ Resource Centre), and articulation and launch of the company’s Core Values.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from Simon Fraser University, with a double major in Psychology. For 8 years prior to joining Pacific Quorum, Jennifer held key roles in the operations of a chain of specialized medical clinics, including Clinic Operations Manager and Vice President Operations, where she was integral in expanding operations across Canada.
Jennifer considers the Pacific Quorum Team her second family. She exhibits tremendous enthusiasm for the Company’s vision, and instills the PQ Core Values in interactions with staff and clients.
Jennifer is a photography enthusiast, and enjoys skiing at our local mountains.
Branch Manager – Sea to Sky Region
Emma joined the Pacific Quorum team in 2019 as a Senior Property Manager and was soon promoted to Branch Manager for the Sea to Sky Region. She has lived in the Sea to Sky corridor for over 14 years and joins the team with 7 years of experience in the industry. Over these years she has built solid relationships within the industry. She believes in building and maintaining long term relationships with her clients
Emma was originally born in England but has lived most of her life on the West coast. She has traveled extensively and enjoys seeking out new adventures. You can always find her hiking up to the top of a mountain or taking her kids on a backpacking adventure in the wilderness.
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.
When she is not working, Presley can be found travelling, camping or spending time with family.
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. Jenn started her career as an unlicensed Assistance 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, Jenn 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.
Jenn has excellent interpersonal and communications skills with a reputation of dependability, honesty and dedication. She has proven capabilities of being a team leader and prides herself with 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
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.
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.
PACIFIC QUORUM (VANCOUVER ISLAND) PROPERTIES
Manager-Strata Services & Managing Broker for Pacific Quorum (Vancouver Island) Properties Inc.
Erika joined Bayview Strata and Rental Services, now a subsidiary of Pacific Quorum, in 2018 and is the Manager – Strata Services/Managing Broker for the Vancouver Island offices. Erika’s strengths lie in communication, leadership coaching and relationship building, conflict resolution and personnel management. She is excited to continue to grow with Pacific Quorum and take on more challenges.
Erika has a Bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business and before joining the team, was a stay at home mom for 6 years. Since then, she has completed her Strata Management, Rental Management and most recently her Managing Broker’s licensing. She is currently earning her ACF Accredited Coaching Certification as well. Erika spent her childhood travelling overseas, predominantly in Russia and South-east Asia, graduating from high school in Singapore; her parents were both teachers in the International School System and she is grateful for the opportunities and experiences she was presented through these formative years.
When not at work, Erika can be found traipsing through the forest or on the beaches with her two kids, foraging for cool fungi or unique rocks, snuggling with her cat, reading a book or singing at the top of her lungs.