As Vice President of Sotheby’s Specialized Assets Group, Alan Johnson brings 17 years of industry experience and extensive valuation and analysis expertise to the team. With a background in both the public and private sectors of the real estate industry (in addition to having held an academic role at the University level), Alan has a thorough understanding of the real estate market. His broad skill set enables him to approach each property from a unique perspective, considering all aspects of the consultation, valuation and marketing phases. Alan has a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC’s Sauder of School Business with a specialization in Urban Land Economics. Areas of Expertise From 1997 to 2011 Alan was with Colliers International, where he focused exclusively on the sale and analysis of specialized real estate assets such as marinas, resorts, golf courses, ranches, forestry land and recreational properties. Alan’s tenure at Colliers also included several years with Colliers Consulting Division where he provided a range of strategic advisory and valuation services including, national portfolio valuations, consulting and valuation for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and comprehensive housing market studies. Working within a team environment, Alan spearheads the due diligence team and coordinates the important valuation and analysis components of the sales process. These activities enable this specialized team to realize property sales volumes in excess of $50,000,000 per annum during the last 10 years. The team’s respected knowledge of the valuation process has been applied in markets across British Columbia and internationally, and is well respected by lenders, receivers, developers, institutions, national forestry companies and government organizations. Although the majority of the due diligence activities pertain to ‘transaction based’ assignments, we also provide consultative and valuation services, including housing and market analyses; site selection services; and high profile land portfolio valuations and analysis for divestiture purposes. Our team has been retained by a range of institutions and individuals to provide such non-transactional services on a ‘fee for service’ basis. We maintain up-to-date and current market knowledge for all of Western Canada, from major markets such as the Lower Mainland, Whistler and Kelowna, to rural locations such as northern Vancouver Island. The Group’s proven superior performance also enables us to engage and successfully complete projects in more remote international markets such as Aruba, Fiji, New Zealand and the Bahamas.