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Judges 2019


2019 Judges’ Tour

Bev Highton

Bev Highton served as a Director at the Victoria Real Estate Board in 1977 and became the President in 1978. He has served in different capacities on the British Columbia Real Estate Association, the Real Estate Council of British Columbia and the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Corporation. Bev is the owner of NAI Commercial Victoria.


Graham Smith

Graham Smith has been a Commercial Realtor in Victoria for many years. He owns a construction company in the Greater Victoria Area and is the recipient of a CARE Award which recognizes creative design and craftmanship.


James Murray

James Murray is a part of CBRE Victoria’s Leasing Advisory Division. As a Commercial Real Estate Broker specializing in office and retail leasing, James provides leasing advisory services to both landlords and tenants. As a born-and-raised Victorian, James has been actively engaged in the community since high school and is working towards changing his hometown for the better.



Anna Wray

Anna Wray has worked in Commercial Real Estate with Colliers for over 15 years. She has been in Victoria since 2011 and started her tenure in the Vancouver office. The diversity of opportunity and work within Colliers has allowed Anna to wear many hats, however since being in Victoria she has been an active real estate advisor focusing on tenant and landlord representation in office and retail leasing as well as investment and land sales.


Fraser Campbell

Fraser Campbell has been a licensed Commercial Realtor since 1983 in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC. He has been active in commercial, industrial, multi-family sales, leasing, development and property management on Vancouver Island since 1991.


Nathaniel Simpson

Nathaniel Simpson is a born-and-raised Victorian with strong ties to the local community. He has seen and celebrated the many positive changes to our town since the 80’s. Nathaniel works for CBRE Leasing Advisory Division, predominantly focused in the office and retail leasing markets.



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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.