Shawn Brown

Shawn Brown

SHAWN@THEWESTHAVENGROUP.COM
604 999 6261

Shawn Brown is a high-producing real estate agent with the West Haven Group, and is currently in the top 1% of producers within the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. In 2019 he was awarded the Board’s Medallion Club achievement award for the seventh year in a row.

Shawn specializes in marketing properties to sell. He brings with him an advertising and marketing agency background that he has leveraged to become one of the most effective listing marketers in the region. Shawn also has a proven track record in working with investors in sourcing the savviest real estate investments that Metro Vancouver has to offer. He invests significant time creating strategic alliances with key individuals, which consistently proves to benefit his clients—being just one of the many reasons he has such an excellent client services track record.

Shawn’s work ethic, commitment, and passion are difficult to match and hard to find. He believes in constant improvement and is always striving to improve every aspect of his team’s systems, service levels, and results. He is passionate about real estate and his clients, which shows up in the results he achieves for his clients.

When Shawn is not serving his clients in Vancouver, he is an avid traveller. His interest in real estate extends even to his travels; he chooses destinations in part based on the interior design and architecture they have to offer, and you may even find him relaxing on a beach with a business, investing or real estate book in his hand!

Steven Forlin

Steven Forlin

STEVEN@THEWESTHAVENGROUP.COM
604 613 2145

Steven is a top-producing real estate agent with over 5 years experience in navigating Vancouver’s real estate market.

With a successful background in new development pre-sales as well as an unparalleled eye and ability in design and renovations, his unique and specialized skill set is leveraged immensely by clients and WHG in the listing preparation process. Constantly delivering exceedingly impressive results, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to say that any one of your favourite WHG listings has Steven’s hands all over it.

His excellent eye for quality real estate allows him to see the potential in properties, and guide his buyers in making the smartest possible real estate purchases.

Alec Abbott

Alec Abbott

ALEC@THEWESTHAVENGROUP.COM
778 996 5438

Born and raised in London, England, Alec spent the early years of his career developing expertise within the customer service and sales sectors. By age 19, he was successfully running a team of 100+ customer service agents in one of the biggest contact centres in the UK.

While he achieved success leading that team, it was the allure of travelling the world and the pursuit of new ventures that uprooted him from a place in which he felt comfortable to move on to the next chapter of his life and career. After years of travelling the world exploring various cultures and studying many of the word’s most notable cities, he landed back in Vancouver in 2015 with the intent to make it his home. He hit the ground running and built his own healthy meal preparation and delivery business out of a passion for food and fitness. This allowed him to improve the lives of his clients through his passion and expertise in health and wellness. It quickly grew to be one of the biggest meal preparation businesses in Vancouver. When he was presented with an appealing offer to purchase the business, he decided it was time to pursue the career that he had begun to realize would be right for him long term. He accepted the offer and dove head first into becoming a Realtor®.

Alec’s life experiences combined with his entrepreneurial background have given him the tools to provide a diverse and unique service within the real estate industry. Bringing a personable yet professional demeanour to every situation is how he creates long-lasting relationships. This is built on trust, knowledge, and dedication to his clients.

Chris Strand

Chris Strand

CHRIS@THEWESTHAVENGROUP.COM
604 308 2344

Chris is an award-winning Vancouver Realtor with over a decade of experience and a portfolio of over 800 homes sold across resale & new development.

Chris’ successful career in real estate started in project sales, where he worked with local residential developers to market and sell new townhome and condominium buildings. His success in sales, paired with his natural ability to foster relationships with stakeholders, allowed him to move into a management position as the Regional Sales Manager for one of Vancouver’s top real estate sales and marketing firms. Chris worked with a portfolio of renowned developers to plan and execute sales and marketing strategies for residential developments across Greater Vancouver.

Part of Chris’ passion for Real Estate is deeply tied with community building and supporting local businesses. With his background in development, Chris has had the unique opportunity to take part in the evolution of neighbourhoods first-hand. Seeing this community growth has been one of the most rewarding aspects of his career. Many members of Chris’ closest network are small business owners, whose contributions help build the character of the neighbourhoods they operate in. Chris is constantly looking to collaborate with and meet new owner-operators.

When Chris works with clients, they can rest assured no stone will go unturned and only the optimal result will be acceptable. Chris prides himself in his ability to navigate his way through any home sale, making buying and selling homes a memorable and stress-free experience. Having experience negotiating the fine print on $100M+ residential developments, clients can feel confident in Chris’ ability to find success in the purchase or sale of their future home.

Barret DeMaere

Barret DeMaere

Barret brings over 15 years of residential real estate experience to the West Haven Group. He worked with Bosa Properties in the pre-sale segment, has built and renovated several homes over the years, and now for over a decade, has worked in the residential resale market. His level of skill, insight, and overall knowledge of the industry is unparalleled and shared with his clients who directly benefit.

Barret is a highly relatable agent who builds lasting relationships with his clientele. He is kind, patient, thorough, and goes above and beyond to ensure his clients’ needs are met and their experience is not only seamless but most importantly, tailored to their individual needs. His clients regularly refer to him as a valued collaborator in their real estate endeavors.

Barret has been an enthusiastic and passionate Vancouver resident for 25 years. He participates in a variety of sports and outdoor activities, enjoys cultural events, food, wine, and socializing with friends and clients.

Yvonne Brown

Yvonne Brown

Yvonne has been in sales for over twenty years, split between hospitality and the travel industry. Throughout this time she has excelled in efficiency and personalized service, which has helped her make a smooth transition into the real estate market.

For over 10 years, Yvonne was with Flight Centre Travel Group where she quickly adapted to this industry and earned an award for being one of the top fifty new travel agents in Canada within her first year. Soon after, she was promoted to a leadership role, overseeing five stores and earning the company’s Highest Achievement Award in 2014. After managing these five stores for three years, Yvonne made a switch to Business Travel where she led her team to many awards for highest sales volume, most production, most profitable, and the biggest sales growth year after year.

Yvonne is not new to the real estate industry as she has been buying, selling, and investing in properties for over fifteen years. In 2008, when she was just 25, she worked three jobs to buy her first property in Downtown Vancouver. In 2015, she bought her second condo in the same building, which she ran as an income property through AirBnb.

In 2018, she purchased a two-bedroom presale condo in Kelowna, adding her first pre-sale property to her portfolio. In 2020, Yvonne and her husband purchased a two-bedroom townhome in Gastown where they live with their three rescue dogs. They chose this Gastown property because of all the unique restaurants, bars, and shops nearby. The townhome is as unique as the surrounding neighbourhood and was renovated and designed by local Interior Designer, Gillian Segal.

Rachael Lopez

Rachael Lopez

Rachael wears many hats within the West Haven Group. Officially, she is the group’s Transaction Coordinator, but she is so talented that she is able to do almost every aspect of successfully transacting residential real estate.
Rachael is an excellent problem solver and is very effective when it comes to stepping in to ensure tasks are accomplished or challenges are overcome – all while positive and delightful demeanor. She likely honed these abilities both from being a mom to two wonderful teenage daughters while running her own customer-facing business for many years. She also had an additional decade of experience in office coordination, program coordination, and supply chain management with WestJet.
Rachael has renovated several houses over the years, as well as being part of the design and construction process of building brand new. She is intimately familiar with the residential real estate industry in the Lower Mainland.
In her free time outside of her busy West Haven Group work schedule, she enjoys being a fantastic mom, practicing yoga, hiking local trails, and skiing Whistler’s hills. She would like time to do other things, but West Haven Group has much of her time held captive.
Mallory Psihas

Mallory Psihas

ADMIN@THEWESTHAVENGROUP.COM

Mallory Psihas is the Transaction and Listing Coordinator for the West Haven Group, where she seamlessly manages the logistics of preparing properties for listing, and the administrative components of the transaction when it ultimately sells. Her detail-oriented approach ensures that every client’s experience with the West Haven Group is smooth and seamless.

Being a key component to a top 1% team, Mallory is accustomed to generating and facilitating a high level of transactions. She is highly efficient and is experienced at managing and producing at this pace.

Outside of her real estate work, Mallory is a dog-lover to Bella and partner to Dimitri. She has an interest in fashion, fitness, wine and travel.