OWNER/OPERATOR OF PENMAN PROPERTIES
LICENSED PROPERTY MANAGER WITH CENTURY 21
Sarah was born in Toronto, Ontario. She grew up playing every sport she could while still maintaining superb academic standing. She moved to Vancouver in 2003 and completed a degree in Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. After spending 11 years as a personal trainer and service manager, there was no doubt that she had a passion for fulfilling the wants and needs of her clients. Purchasing her first property at the age of 22, Sarah realized that real estate was another area she had a knack for. Since then, through her own real estate accomplishments and continuing her education at UBC, she has built up her knowledge of the rental market to be second to none. Starting a new business as a Property Manager in 2014 allowed her to combine her passion of service with her unfulfilled love for real estate. She puts absolutely everything she has into her work and stops at nothing to fulfill her client's wishes. Whether it's an investment property, an attached suite or a short term rental of your home, Sarah looks forward to making your property a stress free source of income.
MANAGER OF ADMINISTRATION / PUBLIC RELATIONS EXECUTIVE
BC born and bred, Chelsea moved to Vancouver from the Fraser Valley in 2011. A die hard sun-seeker, she wanted to be closer to the beach and the hustle and bustle of the city while completing her degree at Douglas College.
Chelsea began her career as a wedding planner, coordinating weddings, events and fifty plus staff members. For the past five years she has been mastering her skills as an administrator and human resource manager for a fast-growing dog services company in Vancouver. It is safe to say that customer service is not only her passion, but also very much so her forte!
As a homeowner, Chelsea understands the importance of a trusted team on board to handle both you and your tenants needs in a friendly and efficient manner. No matter how small the request, she approaches each situation with a friendly demeanor and a positive attitude!
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
After completing Event Management at the Art Institute of Vancouver, finishing with the President's List Award, she went on to work with Culinary Capers Catering for the following 5 years. After growing both corporate sales and evolving into the event management side, she began to develop her passion in operations, leading her to be the Director of Operations. She further diversified her abilities working as the Director of Operations for FIFO Innovations, a local manufacturing company where she built skills in purchasing, inventory, manufacturing and product development. After completing 4 years growing and expanding the start up company, Courtney has now branched out to work independently and get back to her roots of real estate. No matter what the industry, Courtney is committed to making your business run as a smooth, efficient and streamlined operation.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO SARAH PENMAN
Although her post-secondary studies took her across BC and as far as Calgary, Vancouver was always home for Amanda. She spent 5 years in marketing and sales for a wine company, during which she achieved her first level sommelier, before deciding to start a new chapter in her life. Becoming a mother in 2009, her son Kingston has been the most rewarding and fulfilling adventure yet. After staying at home to raise her little man for the past 8 years she has returned to the working world and is excited to be a part of the Penman Properties team.
Amanda loves working with people and has a knack for making those around her feel cared for. As Executive Assistant to Sarah Penman she coordinates the day-to-day operations and helps our owners, tenants and vendors with whatever they may need. Not all superhero’s wear capes!
PROPERTY MANAGER ASSISTANT
Born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Cameron Hawes grew up playing music and eventually graduated from the music arts and business program at NSCC. He performed as a solo artist in Eastern Canada for ten years, while working mainly in sales and some years in home renovation. He has always been an artist at heart, starting with sketchbooks and music at an early age.
Cameron has a solid history in sales with large companies. He started out working through the various roles in a restaurant and moved into selling musical instruments in 2013. He is eager to learn more about the real-estate industry and loves learning about the different communities here in Vancouver. On top of a successful sales history, he also worked in home renovation, is a certified hardwood floor and kitchen installer and was foreman of a crew touring across Nova Scotia, installing a new energy efficient product in hockey rinks and meeting/greeting rink owners along the way.
Cameron decided to leave for Vancouver for a change and to experience the nature that B.C. has to offer. He is an avid camper and loves to find balance in the mountains of North Vancouver. A solo camping trip in Nova Scotia created a love for being suspended in wildlife, and B.C. has been a dream come true.
With a love for detail and finding the right environment to feel inspired, Cameron wants to grow in the industry, and help people find the right homes.
Chrystal brings to Penman Properties many years of administrative and customer service experience in property management, medical, and non-profit industries. Working closely with Sarah and Chelsea, Chrystal’s daily objective is to help ensure Penman Properties clients continue to have seamless experiences. She is passionate about what she does and is committed to providing outstanding service and support to both Penman Properties clients and its team.
Her positive demeanor, natural aptitude to solve problems, and “can-do” attitude coupled with her exceptionally organized nature and successful track record working as an executive/financial/administrative assistant, Chrystal is known to thrive in high pressure, dynamic environments which has earned her a strong reputation of “being the one to trust to get things done”.
Chrystal was born in Edmonton, Alberta, raised in Prince George, moved to the Lower Mainland after high school graduation, hasn’t looked back since. Now a proud homeowner of a property in Clayton Heights, Chrystal is a lifelong resident. Chrystal’s extensive knowledge of the area and its communities make her a great source of information for both new and prospective clients. Outside of work, you can usually find Chrystal working on a DIY home improvement project, spending quality time with her girlfriends, or doing the thing she enjoys most: spending time with her 3-year-old son, Mason and her husband, Daniel
PROPERTY MANAGER IN TRAINING
Born and raised in Niagara On the Lake on a beautiful fruit farm, Casandra would find herself dirt biking, riding horses and drawing. She has always had a keen interest in art, design and a little adventure. Casandra moved to Vancouver in 2008 in search of new experiences and completed a certificate in Interior Design at B.C.I.T. She started her career with Liquidation Furniture as the high-end furniture sales representative. This allowed her to gain experience traveling as a buyer as well as the opportunity to develop the high-end branch of the company. Thereafter Casandra wanted to focus more on interior design and started working with Penelope Sloan Design. Here she assisted in custom home planning, staging and more.
Casandra has now found a new home with Penman Properties where she is studying for her Property Management license in order to combine her love for interior design with her love for real estate and making a home absolutely perfect.
PROPERTY MANAGER ASSISTANT
Gabe is an American citizen born and raised in a small town called Watsonville, California. Up until moving to Vancouver this past July, he has most recently resided in Los Angeles.
Although he has a BA in Broadcast Journalism, Gabe is working in property management to learn more about real estate in general, in hopes of gaining a better awareness for future investments. Also a full-time model/commercial actor, Gabe has enjoyed seeing many places through his work. He has lived in cities such as LA, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Mexico City, Cape Town and more. He also is an avid traveler, surfer, general outdoorsman and health enthusiast.
Gabe looks forward to continuing to explore and enjoy all of the natural beauty that BC has to offer.