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.
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).
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
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.
Lucinda is one of our Licensed Property Managers. She is approachable, organized and a valuable member of our team. Lucinda has many years’ experience in the Real Estate Industry both in trading and property rental management. Lucinda balances her professional career and her family life with her 2 young children, enjoying all that Vancouver has to offer. Originally from England, she is an experienced landlord having worked and invested in her own rental properties in the UK, Spain and in Vancouver.
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.
Sara is your first point of contact with Downtown Suites. She is our very personable receptionist and Administration Assistant. Sara will be happy to direct your inquiry as required.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Homa Pashaye, ASA Accounting Systems Analyst Inc
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.
Rita is originally from Hong Kong and is fluent in Cantonese.
Originally from the city of ZhengZhou, Henan Province, in central China. Nina came to Canada 5 years ago. She has completed her Bachelor of Accounting degree at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Nina is fluent in Mandarin and English and is happy to talk with our Chinese clients.