2016 Judges’ Tour


Elizabeth Aberdeen is an accredited appraiser and senior associateat D. R. Coell and Associates Inc. She received her AACI, P.Appdesignation in 1996 and has worked in the fee appraisal field for herentire career. Elizabeth started in the appraisal industry in Torontoin 1990 specializing in the area of expropriation and then changeddirection to work on appraisal assignments for financing and acquisitionpurposes. Since locating to Victoria in 1996, Elizabeth hasappraised many types of properties including commercial, of ice,industrial, agricultural, multi-family residential and special use realestate. Elizabeth specializes in valuations involving complex propertyissues. Elizabeth also worked for many years in BC as a propertyagent and coordinator, providing property valuation and negotiationexpertise for the purpose of acquiring land for public use.


Dave Featherby is a Victoria native. Dave spent years workingand volunteering around the harbour for the marinas, the harbourpatrol, search and rescue and construction. This culminated intomanaging the marina facilities for the City of Victoria, PCC and theFederal Government. He was part of the transition for the VictoriaHarbour Authority Society and worked as the Facilities Manager.Dave has been involved in the construction industry since the early90’s and owns Pentillion Construction, a commercial construction/maintenance company servicing a large number of customers onthe island. Dave is a graduate of the Masters program for ProjectManagement from the University of Victoria. An active supporter ofthe community, Dave and Pentillion Construction recently had thehonour of receiving Victoria’s Community Living “Employer of theYear”


Ken Featherby is property manager and leasing agent with NAICommercial. His real estate portfolio consists of over 25 commercial,industrial and retail properties in the greater Victoria area. Hisunderstanding of owners’ and tenants’ requirements helps him tosuccessfully negotiate leases and renewals that benefit all partiesinvolved. He brings a wide array of personnel to ensure the job isdone in a timely and ef icient manner. Ken presently serves on theCommercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board.


Richard (Dick) Horwood has been active in the Real Estate AppraisalIndustry since 1995. Over this time he has completed a wide variety ofappraisal and consulting assignments on investment properties in theVictoria and Lower Vancouver Island regions. The majority of Dick’swork involves “As If Complete” (development) appraisals, Of ice andApartment appraisals, First Nation Land consulting, Insurance Appraisalsand Depreciation Reports (Reserve Fund Studies) for StrataCorporations. He has degrees in Real Estate & Finance combined witha background in accounting and holds the Accredited Appraiser (AACI)designation through the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Dick has alsobeen granted the Certified Reserve Planner (CRP) designation awardedby the Real Estate Institute of Canada.


Jason Kahl is the current Chair of the Victoria Real Estate Board CommercialDivision and a licensed REALTOR® since 1993. Jason lives andworks primarily in the West Shore area of Greater Victoria, though hehas many out of province clients as well. He has marketed and sold sixof the major condominium/townhouse projects in the West Shore andsold or leased a large number of commercial properties in the area aswell. He has served as a Director of the Chamber of Commerce and saton many committees of the Victoria Real Estate Board. He is a memberof the National Commercial Council of the Canadian Real EstateAssociation and currently owns and operates Kahl Realty and PropertyManagement in Langford.

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Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.