Ms. Cairns is a well-connected lateral thinker and problem solver. A strong negotiator, she has successfully brokered investment transactions in hotel, retail, office and industrial properties throughout BC and the Yukon.
A sampling of client testimonials refer to her as “energetic and professional, resourceful, creative, reliable and “able to deliver on complicated deals in all market conditions”.
Dividing her time between the beautiful “Napa of the North”( Kelowna BC), and Vancouver BC for the past three years, Ms. Cairns’ five year plan is to expand her work in the hotel / resort/recreational and vineyard genres. Her vision is that together with her team at Christie’s International Realty and the Faith Wilson Group, they become the “Go – To” specialists in this space for BC.
With her expertise and a number of properties currently n this portfolio, they are well on their way and to achieve this.
Ms.Cairns has been fortunate to enjoy a wide scope of commercial real estate experience throughout her career.
From high profile urban projects such as the Hotel Vancouver, The RISE, Vancouver, Commerce Place, Edmonton, Central City, Surrey, to working with notable brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Lululemon and Starbucks, she also sat on the Executive Team for CBRE Limited in Toronto as Senior Vice President, Retail Division where she represented as the first woman on the Executive Team in Canada. She was also the CBRE Retail Representative for Canada throughout CBRE’s North American enterprise.
Having commercial real estate experience in Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, Edmonton and Kelowna Ms. Cairns has built a vast network of real estate professionals across North America, as well as a solid team of real estate lawyers, bankers, mortgage brokers, architects, developers and builders to assist her clients. This range of contacts also assists Ms. Cairns in sourcing high quality, often off-market and confidential investment opportunities for her clients.
Aside from real estate and travel, Ms. Cairns is dedicated to family, her trusty canine assistant Lola, languages, writing, the Culinary Arts and tennis.
Side projects include volunteering as a Mentor for Futurepreneur Canada, (futurepreneur.ca), assisting the Food Bank, the BCSPCA, the Scholarship Foundation of the Pacific ( sfotp.com) and acting as avid Ambassador for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
“I have worked with Terese Cairns over the past 15 years and together have successfully completed a number of leasing transactions.
I have always found Terese to be professional, resourceful, creative, reliable and able to deliver deals in all market conditions.
Her depth of knowledge and contacts in our industry have enabled her to create a niche in which to continue to grow her business.”
“Ive known Terese cairns for over 20 years as a friend and commercial real estate agent.Terese has demonstrated the great ability to deliver value in complicated real estate transactions in a professional and friendly manner. I have no reservations in recommending her accordingly.”
- founder and CEO of Serracan Properties
“As a property manager I have worked with Terese for 2 years on commercial property. I found she was cooperative, organized and great with the clients. She located new leases for my clients and helped build the business portfolio.”
Cal Warren, PREC
- Licensed Property Manager - residential and commercial - Associated Property Management
“I would recommend Terese to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and personable real estate agent. She was conscious of our requirements and worked hard to be certain our needs were met.”