Meet The Team

Why Choose The High Tech Team

Blair Quinn and Kevin Nelson have over 46 years of combined experience in exclusively representing technology tenants and providing a full service approach to achieve local and global creative real estate goals for our clients. The High Technology Facilities Group, let by Blair and Kevin, along with Alain Rivere, Erin Samuda and Sophie Heywood, is the market leading tenant representation team in Metro Vancouver having concluded more technology related assignments than our competitors combined and have completed over 24,000,000 square feet of assignments in both leasing and sales.
As dedicated experts in their field, the Team has an unrivaled understanding of the technology sector and its constant state of change. Supported by the world’s largest real estate platform, the Team is uniquely dedicated to deliver tailored solutions to our clients and leverage the tools and experience needed to ensure our clients return to us time and time again.

Skill set overview:

  • Market knowledge
  • Company Needs Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Lease Negotiations
  • Sale Negotiations
  • Renewal Expertise
  • Design Build Expertise
  • Multi-Market Assignments
  • Dispositions
  • Consulting

The Team

Blair Quinn​
Executive Vice President

Kevin Nelson
Senior Vice President

  • 24 years of commercial real estate experience
  • Top 10 CBRE Office Leasing Producer Vancouver - 1996 - 2015
  • Top 25 CBRE Producer Americas, 2009, 2010, 2012
  • 3 time winner of CBRE Top Team Award in Canada
  • Existing relationships with significant local and national tenants

  • 22 years of commercial real estate experience
  • Sales and leasing experience and training in running multi-city, global assignments
  • 6 time Top 10 CBRE Office Leasing Producer Vancouver
  • 3 time winner of CBRE Top Team Award in Canada
  • Advocate for promotion and growth of our local technology industry
Sophie Heywood
Senior Coordinator

Alain Rivere
Sales Representative

  • ​7 years of commercial real estate experience
  • Provides optimum client service and support
  • Key contact in absence of Team Leaders
  • Manages Team's platform of customized client tools

  • ​Transitioned to The High Tech Group in Summer 2014
  • Focus on business development and expanding team reach
  • French speaking