ABOUT

DOWNTOWN SUITES LTD.

EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE AT YOUR SERVICE: TRUST THE QUALITY TEAM AT DOWNTOWN SUITES LTD, A LONG-ESTABLISHED RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN VANCOUVER, BC.

Ethical, Honest and Trustworthy

At Downtown Suites, Ltd. we specialize in strata-titled suites, condos, apartments, and townhouses in Vancouver. Our clients enjoy profitable and carefree ownership. We provide expertise and individual attention to all the properties we manage. We offer comprehensive, fully customized suite management.

As licensed professionals under the B.C. real estate act, we have been serving our clients for more than 25 years.

NIC MEYER


Founder and President of Downtown Suites, Ltd.


Always involved in the process and available to help clients decide between available options, Nicholas Meyer helps you find the right match for your needs, and assists in analysis of investment potential.
We are not driven by commission. We don’t need to be because we are secure in the industry and not anxious to make sales at all costs. Business is consistent, the company is secure and active.
The cornerstone of Nicholas Meyer’s philosophy was to make Downtown Suites a very trustworthy and ethical business. As a result,  the company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau consistently for over 18 years.

Be assured, we will do all we can to ensure you have the best rental management experience possible. We know from experience that being a landlord can be stressful, especially if you are far away. Our role is to provide ethical, trustworthy service that will alleviate the stresses of ownership and provide a pleasurable owning experience for you. When we decide to work together, the considerable resources and expertise at Downtown Suites will be made available to you, as we are happy to provide additional advice without extra fees. We will communicate regularly and provide regular market updates. We look forward to developing an ongoing relationship with you. – Nicholas Meyer

 

Honest, Trusted, and Experienced

Nicholas Meyer chose to base his Downtown Suites business in Vancouver, a multicultural city that features unparalleled beauty, financial stability, and recreational opportunities. Vancouver’s strong economy, vibrant real estate market and consistent high ranking on the world livability scale make it an ideal location for this full-service property management company whose clients live in all parts of the world.

Nicholas understands the local market and its economic trends to ensure that you maximize your rental investment income. His thorough and intensive knowledge of the buildings in the downtown core, coupled with his indispensable experience chairing or serving on various Strata corporations, enables him to be well qualified to look after your condo investment. In addition, Nicholas will help clients with acquisition and disposition of properties. Our rates are competitive and offer full MLS exposure and network with realtors.

Originally from London, Nicholas left the UK to travel the globe, visiting more than 65 countries over the years. His extensive travel developed a good understanding of other cultures and customs, enabling him to relate well with his diverse international clients and tenants.  His genuine interest in helping people combines with an intercultural understanding. Nicholas has the ability to easily and clearly communicate with a wide range of clients from different walks of life and cultural backgrounds.

Living in Vancouver for many years now, he enjoys all forms of cycling, including off road on the wonderful trails in BC (he has 4 different bicycles, including his original 10 speed!) Nicholas has recently returned to playing the cello, has an interest in foreign language and has for many years practiced yoga and meditation. He is also an advocate for animal rights and organic healthy whole foods.

Nicholas is a longtime member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. He has also been accepted as a member of both the Real Estate Institutes of B.C. and Canada, F.R.I., R.I. (B.C.) In addition, he holds diplomas in Urban Land Economics, specializing in Appraisal (UBC), and Hotel Management (BCIT).

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MARGARET OLNEY


Partner


Margaret Olney currently manages all operations of the furnished rental portfolio, Downtown Accommodations as well as the Kitsilano Garden Suites. Her enthusiasm for Vancouver and all it has to offer combines well with her interest in people and ensuring their comfort. She gracefully provides a quality experience for all guests at the furnished vacation rental suites. Margaret’s goal is to make sure the client is satisfied and will be a returning guest who refers others because of pleasant stay. A founding partner in Downtown Suites, Margaret Olney held a real estate license through the ’80s and ’90s before she went into property management, working beside Nicholas Meyer. Creating a balance in the team as the company moved forward, Margaret has contributed to its stability as it has expanded since its inception, helping to grow the company and all that it stands for. In addition to travelling extensively, Margaret is involved in yoga, biking, kayaking, golf and gardening. As another area of interest, she graduated in the Integrated Energy Healing Program through Langara College. She grew up in Vancouver, and is a Graduate of UBC in Psychology. Licensed Property Manager

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LISA TAYLOR


Senior Property Manager


Lisa has over 20 years’ experience in the property management industry and is our Senior Property and Leasing Manager.  From Vancouver, BC to the Cayman Islands, to Atlanta, Georgia, and back home to her native Vancouver. Lisa specializes in leasing residential properties. Her enthusiastic and friendly manner certainly has factored Lisa as one of Vancouver’s top leasing agents. A licensed property manager, her responsibilities include overseeing the management team, the acquisition and marketing of rental properties; market and rental rate analysis and determination.  If you are contemplating having your suite rented and managed, Lisa will be happy to assist you.

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NAOMI JOHNSON


Property Manager


Naomi Johnson is a licensed Property Manager who has spent many years in the Real  Estate Industry.  Naomi’s duties include responsibility for all annual and move out inspections.  In addition, Naomi is responsible for the administrative details, including tenant qualifying, application processing, and screening.

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AMANDA CAIN


Administrator


Amanda, our Office Administrator, has over 12 years of customer service experience and a Computer Business Applications Diploma from CDI College in Burnaby. Having studied Administrative Property Management, Amanda assists the licensed property managers and liaises with tenants, owners and trades as our repair coordinator.

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THERESA PRAK


Property Management Assistant & Photographer


Theresa has been a part of our team since 2009 and assists the PM team by taking all the photographs for the suites for rent and assists with showings and assorted tasks in the field.

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MIKAELA KANE


Administrative Assistant


We are pleased to have Mikaela’s friendly and enthusiastic personality at our reception desk. She will be your first point of contact when you visit or telephone our office.

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HOMA PASHAYE


Financial Controller


In addition to her Master degrees from London University, England, Homa has a management certificate in financial accounting and has been consulting for our firm since 1990. Homa has set up all the accounting systems and takes charge of all of the non-resident owners accounts for their annual filing. Her assistance comes from years of training and technical experience, and we take pride in having her on our team.

Homa is committed to providing close, personal attention to all our accounting needs and in addition provides income tax filing for our non-resident clients as required.

To consult with Homa regarding your taxes, please email her directly: homa@downtownsuites.com.  Homa Pashaye, ASA Accounting Systems Analyst Inc

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JULIE YANG


Senior Acountant


Julie has over 20 years’ experience in accounting. Originally from Beijing, China, Julie has been in Canada for over 14 years. Julie majored in accounting at University in Beijing and received her Bachelor’s degree, in addition in Canada, Julie took accounting at V.C.C. Julie is our Senior Accountant and is responsible for the full accounting cycle at Downtown Suites Ltd. Julie is fluent in Mandarin and English and is happy to speak with our Chinese clients.

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I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. Your handyman was great, he came by while I was at work and then checked back with me once I was home. He even came by again to make sure it was fixed properly. Turns out it was a hose in the back of the tank that broke loose, it’s fine now. So thank you and thanks to your handyman!
Thank you for your expert and conscientious professionalism in locating the perfect “temporary” home for me. You realized that time was of the essence for me, and you acted accordingly. The suite you found, negotiated and rented me was in an absolute shambles, however, you walked me through how things would look once these issues were taken care of. In this regard you also excelled. The paint colour you chose, the handymen you brought in to repair and clean the suite were excellent. Thanks again for helping me. I know I am very fussy and fastidious and not always easy to deal with. I look forward to working with you in the future to find my “permanent” home.
We have been tenants with Downtown Suites for nearly four years. Margaret Olney and Nicholas Meyer continue to graciously extend themselves to provide us with comfortable, modern accommodation. They are good people to deal with.
I first used Downtown Suites as a tenant in 2010 and was blown away when I visited the office. Meeting Nic and the rest of his team was very positive and he introduced everyone. It was clear that each member of his team had a valuable role to play in the organization and that he respected it. In discussing the suite I was renting, he didn’t treat me like a number. I offered some feedback on what would make my experience in the suite better for me and he ran with it to accommodate my reasonable requests. My experience with the organization was very positive and thanks to Nic for making my experience seamless and simple. I highly recommend renting a suite managed by Nic’s company.
I have been using Nicholas’ services since 1988, first as a realtor and later as a rental suite manager. I have also recommended his services to numerous friends and clients who thanked me for referring him. The words they all used were “knowledge” and “integrity”. Nicholas is one of the rare members of this profession who prefers long-term client relationship to quickly collecting a commission. This was the case when he discouraged me from purchasing properties he knew were not right for me, even though this meant additional work for him. And did I mention that he is also well educated and great company?