Our Team

Driven and Dedicated

Working Together to Enhance the Rental Experience

Our team members work across British Columbia, but no matter where we are—at the office or in the field—we pursue our clients’ best interests with the utmost diligence and care. We believe in fostering a collaborative company culture, where mentorship and continued learning play a key role, and we embrace the flexibility of innovative technologies and the enduring value of effective communication. We honour our roots as a family company by investing in great people whose skills, knowledge and passion are evident in everything we do.

Executive Team

Reed Kipp

Managing Partner CEO

Reed Kipp

Managing Partner CEO

Reed joined Devon Properties as a partner in 2016, extending the company’s service offerings to meet the needs of our growing clientele and broadening our business footprint into new markets across British Columbia. With a background in investment banking and strategy consulting, Reed focuses on all aspects of Devon Properties, including business operations, strategic planning, organizational structure and company growth, in addition to managing relationships with many of Devon’s traditional and institutional clients.

Reed is proud of Devon Properties’ dynamic, collaborative and supportive corporate culture: “The most valuable component of our business is our people. We are committed to enhancing and improving our employees’ careers by investing in their professional development and supporting their ongoing education and professional certifications, while offering an opportunity to build a career and expertise in the various services we provide our clients.”

Dave Craig

Managing Partner President

Dave Craig

Managing Partner President

Dave joined Devon Properties as a partner in 2010 and has over 20 years of real estate industry experience, having earned the reputation as a leader in British Columbia’s property management and real estate services industries in addition to previously serving as a Board Member to LandlordBC. With a background in commercial banking and real estate development, Dave maintains a strong relationship with key stakeholders throughout the industry and provides strategic direction on Devon Properties’ business operations, manages client relationships and leads Devon Properties’ commercial property management and brokerage services.

Dave is committed to ensuring Devon Properties provides best-in-class services, saying, “Above all else we want to ensure our core values, policies and procedures reflect the reputation we have earned over the last 40 years, and that quality control and consistency are synonymous with Devon Properties managed buildings.”

Renee St Germaine

Chief Operating Officer

Renee St Germaine

Chief Operating Officer

Renee joined Devon Properties in 2021 and oversees the company’s residential portfolio of over 250 properties across British Columbia. A real estate professional with more than 20 years of accomplishment and industry experience, Renee specializes in all aspects of property management and leasing for the residential and commercial sectors. Renee leads Devon Properties’ diversity & inclusion and ESG initiatives, and she manages a team of over 15 property managers throughout British Columbia. Renee has built strong coverage relationships with many clients, and on a daily basis showcases her diverse management skill set while thinking on her feet and facilitating the resolution of complex issues for our clients and employees.

For Renee, it all comes down to culture. “I’m passionate about building strong and dynamic relationships with our clients and among our office professionals,” she says.

Property Management

Caroline Armstrong

Regional Manager Victoria

Caroline Armstrong

Regional Manager Victoria

Caroline oversees a portfolio of over 98 multifamily properties throughout Greater Victoria and has been an instrumental part of Devon Properties’ team for more than 22 years. The recipient of the 2018 CFAA Property Manager of the Year Award, Caroline is naturally client-focused and committed to building strong industry relationships. She liaises with property owners and works closely with executives regarding all property operations, including staffing and tenant relationships.

“I love working with property owners and residents alike, helping provide a better rental experience for everyone,” she says.

Lisa Pardue

Regional Manager Kelowna

Lisa Pardue

Regional Manager Kelowna

Lisa oversees Devon Properties’ Okanagan portfolio, building managers and tenants. She ensures all the established business, operational and financial performance goals are met for each of our different clients’ needs within markets such as Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton. Lisa thrives on creating positive tenant relationships and giving owners peace of mind that their properties are well taken care of.

“I learn new things about the industry, the cities we work in, and our residents each day,” she says. “I love working in such a dynamic environment and improving our residents’ experience.”

Warren Mann

Senior Property Manager Nanaimo

Warren Mann

Senior Property Manager Nanaimo

Warren oversees Devon Properties’ Nanaimo portfolio of over 15 residential properties for communities in Nanaimo and Parksville. As a multi-talented property manager, he is equally adept at qualifying tenants as he is conducting rigorous building inspections. Warren manages over 15 professionals, including maintenance, leasing, cleaning and administrative specialists, working at our regional Nanaimo office. “There’s never a dull moment and always something to be improved upon—whether that’s creating better communication methods with tenants or overseeing property renovations,” he says, adding, “Nothing is better than connecting with tenants and helping them make their building a wonderful place to call home.”

Katherine Hughes

Rentals Department Manager

Katherine Hughes

Rentals Department Manager

Katherine is an instrumental member of the Devon Properties family, managing the tenant experience for over 14 years. She facilitates and leads the administrative processing of a high volume of tenant applications and residential tenancy agreements, as well as the supporting tenant documents for over 250 properties.

“My role is to make sure prospective tenants experience a straightforward rental application process,” she says. “I provide guidance every step of the way, from the application and approval processes, to the final signing of the tenancy agreement.”

Lisa Krawkowski

Commercial Lease Administrator

Lisa Krawkowski

Commercial Lease Administrator

Accounting & Administration

Kim Szczypiorkowski

Senior Accounting Manager

Kim Szczypiorkowski

Senior Accounting Manager

Kim is responsible for Devon Properties’ full cycle accounting process and preparing accurate and timely monthly financial statement packages for our clients. Overseeing a staff of over 15 accounting professionals, Kim provides training and guidance to optimize our growing accounting team’s skill sets.

Kim focuses on identifying and resolving any client issues and ensuring the accuracy of our financial reporting process, saying: “I thrive in identifying areas of inefficiency and enjoy problem solving and actively finding solutions for our clients and my team.”

Deepak Parmar

Senior Accounting Manager

Deepak Parmar

Senior Accounting Manager

Noele Mann

Accounting Manager

Noele Mann

Accounting Manager

Noele manages a team of over 12 accounting professionals, overseeing financial reporting for our institutional clients. Noele focuses on the financial storytelling of our properties and advises on ways to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the current financial reporting and accounting processes.

“The best part of my work is the collaborative nature,” she reflects. “Every team member has a variety of experience and education so everyone brings a different perspective to new challenges, creating a very dynamic and engaging team environment.”

Dennis Raya

Commercial Accounting Manager

Dennis Raya

Commercial Accounting Manager

Dennis leads Devon Properties’ commercial accounting department and liaises with various external commercial stakeholders related to their property accounting queries. Dennis manages the financial performance of each property, including property revenues and expenses, accounts receivable, analysis of monthly financial statements and the preparation of monthly management reports. Dennis leads all communication throughout the commercial accounting team, prioritizing items as needed to meet deliverable deadlines and addressing any issues that arise.

“I love the collaborative nature of Devon Properties and being able to contribute to the success of the company,” he says.

Elana Ransome

Project Accountant

Elana Ransome

Project Accountant

Elana ensures the smooth on-boarding and transition of new properties to Devon Properties’ managed portfolio. She implements and monitors our property management software and online payment platform for our clients and residents, providing professional assistance and support as issues arise. Elana also ensures the appropriate internal controls and procedures are documented and implemented for accounts receivable, troubleshooting as needed.

Elana explains: “I like to discover and implement new processes with the goal of finding better internal efficiency for the company.”

Kim Lindsay

Human Resource Manager

Kim Lindsay

Human Resource Manager

Kim oversees Devon Properties’ human resources department and leads our recruitment efforts, ensuring a welcome onboarding experience for new team members. With over 20 years of human resources experience, Kim serves as a liaison for employees, assists the executive team with special projects, represents and strengthens our corporate culture, and ensures a rewarding employment experience for all employees.

Kim says, “As a growing company, all employees have a unique opportunity to grow and develop new skills, take ownership over their work with the autonomy to drive change, regardless of their role. Although our team has grown, the Devon culture is very much still about fostering personal relationships and allowing for direct communication with clients and key stakeholders, and I love being a part of that!”

Leasing, Marketing & Advisory

Rachel Sawchuk

Marketing Specialist

Rachel Sawchuk

Marketing Specialist

Rachel works closely with property owners to develop strong branding concepts for new development projects, effectively positioning them in the market and helping them progress to the pre-launch phase of leasing. In addition, Rachel actively supports creating and monitoring social media content, email marketing campaigns and monthly digital marketing performance reporting.

“The best part of my role is providing innovative ideas and strategies across brand positioning and content production to attract the right tenants for our properties,” she says. “I also enjoy developing and implementing dynamic resident engagement initiatives.”

Emily Passero

Senior Manager, Corporate Development & Real Estate Advisory

Emily Passero

Senior Manager, Corporate Development & Real Estate Advisory

Emily leads Devon Properties’ consulting and advisory platform, presenting clients with market data and analytics to support their new multifamily development project planning. Emily has a diverse real estate background, having spent more than 10 years in the industry, with experience ranging from real estate asset management, commercial real estate brokerage, municipal government development services and property appraisal.

Emily says, “Each project is unique and requires a custom approach. I love guiding our clients through critical thinking and driving value for their new development investments.”

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