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2020 Judges


Glenn Nicholls

Glen is has been a licensed and active REALTOR® with the Victoria Real Estate Board since 1973. He has an Urban Land Economics diploma from the University of British Columbia (1980), FRI, RI(B.C.) and is a retired member of the Industrial, Commercial and Investment Council of the Canadian Real Estate Association. A member of the Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board, Glenn has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate, including residential sales, industrial, commercial and investment sales and leasing as well as residential and commercial land development

Chris Rust

Chris Rust is the Senior Vice President of the Investment Properties Group at CBRE Limited and played an integral part in bringing CBRE to Vancouver Island. He is an industry recognized, local and national award-winning producer, ranking in the Top 3 in small markets in Canada since 2015. He has been involved in sales over $1 billion in the last 5 years. Chris continually ranks as one of the market leaders of multi-family and commercial investment grade properties in Greater Victoria. Chris has been involved in numerous multi-family residential developments and has leased and transacted properties all over Vancouver Island including, Courtenay, Nanaimo, Duncan and Victoria. With his focus on investment sales, Chris has become a local industry leader and has continuously been a valuable advisor to his loyal clients. Chris’ goal is to continue to provide excellent commercial real estate services and further CBRE’s market share on Vancouver Island.

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.

Anne Tanner

Anne Tanner is the Executive Vice President at Royal LePage Commercial, leading a successful team of commercial realtors in Victoria, B.C. Anne has gained years of knowledge and expertise through her direct service and commitment to the commercial real estate industry. She is a dynamic business leader and real estate broker with over 25 years of award-winning achievements in corporate leadership, sales and marketing.

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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.