We’re looking for trouble.

The PC Urban team has so much experience solving unique development challenges, it’s now part of our DNA. We literally look for the next great complexity to see how we can re-imagine it.

The principals of PC Urban developed their approach throughout Western Canada and Washington State, through cycles of real estate both rich and lean. Now, brought together under one roof, the PC Urban team is a multidisciplinary group of extremely dedicated individuals focused on maximizing unrealized potential in ourselves, as well as in the properties we re-imagine. Meet our team below.

For career opportunities, visit our career page.

J. Brent Sawchyn

– Principal

Brent never has a bad day – well almost never. He thrives on the types of creative project challenges that make other people crazy. Re-imagining and communicating bold development visions is Brent’s passion, fuelled by success. For Brent, “impossible” is not a fact, merely an opinion.

  • Principal and founding shareholder, PC Urban Properties Corp 2010
  • President and Principal of Level Developments Corp. 2006 – 2009
  • Senior VP, Principal, COO, Anthem Properties Group/Anterra Retail Properties – 2000 – 2006
  • Principal, Westbank Projects Ltd, 1995 – 2000
  • Director Leasing, Development Manager, Schroeder Properties Ltd. 1988 – 1995

bsawchyn@pcurban.ca

Garry Fawley

– Principal

Garry brings enthusiastic but careful consideration to development, revitalization and Re-Imagining. He has developed a reputation in the industry for creative solutions, maximizing value and making it happen – for the owner and for our customers, the tenants. Whether he is coaching on the soccer pitch or pitching concepts at city hall, focused strategy is the key to capturing the win.

  • Principal and founding shareholder, PC Urban Properties Corp 2010
  • Principal, Pacific Capital Properties Corp. 2006 – 2009
  • Principal and Senior VP of Retail Development, Anthem Properties Group/Anterra Retail Properties 2000 – 2006
  • Founder and President, Brompton Development Corp 1989 – 2000
  • Founding Partner and Principal, Bastion Development Corporation 1977 – 1989

gfawley@pcurban.ca

Robert Spencer

– Senior Development Manager

Robert is an engineer at heart. When not musing over potential projects or managing current developments, Robert can be found watching marathons of Mega Builders, Mighty Ships, Mega World or any other Discovery Channel show that starts with an M and involves building bridges, skyscrapers or ships. He was PC Urban’s first hire.

  • Project Manager, PC Urban Properties Corp – 2010
  • Development Analyst and Project Manager – PCRE Group 2007 – 2009

rspencer@pcurban.ca

David A. Fawley

– Senior Development Manager, Commercial

David enjoys the strategic nature of real estate, from the opportunities presented by a property to the design and approvals and, ultimately, successful completion. He is known for balancing attention to detail with creative problem-solving. David has participated in the successful delivery of projects throughout Western Canada, the northwestern United States and Bermuda. When he is away from the office, David can be found supporting his girls’ soccer teams, reading yet another book or playing his guitar.

  • Development Manager, PC Urban Properties Corp., 2013
  • Shareholder & Development Manager, Omicron, 2009 – 2013
  • Senior Project Architect, Cooper Gardner Architects, Bermuda, 2007 – 2009
  • Director, Commercial Development, Anthem Properties Group/Anterra Retail Properties, 2003 – 2007
  • Project Director & Senior Project Architect, Omicron, 2000 – 2003
  • Development Manager, BPC Realty Advisors, 1999 – 2000
  • Associate & Project Architect, Rositch Hemphill Architects, 1994 – 1999

dfawley@pcurban.ca

Volodya Gusak CPA, CA

– CFO

Volodya is responsible for all finance and accounting related functions of the company. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University. He loves to learn and regularly devours thick books on both business and personal development.

Volodya loves to start a discussion with “Wouldn’t it be great if…”, then brings the creativity it requires to make ‘great’ happen at the end of every project.

  • CFO, PC Urban Properties Corp., 2014
  • Director of Finance, Solterra Developments Corp., 2011 – 2014
  • Accountant, D&H Group LLP, 2008 – 2011

vgusak@pcurban.ca

Robert Cadez

– Senior Development Manager, Residential

Discovering he had a passion for design at a young age, Robert found himself drawn to architecture and building. He spent the early part of his career in an architecture firm learning the importance of good design and planning, and then moved on to real estate development where he could be a part of the entire creative process. Robert has always operated under the mantra that regardless of what you are doing it should always be well designed and constructed.

  • Senior Development Manager, PC Urban Properties Corp., 2015
  • Director of Development – the Airey Group, 2009 – 2015
  • Development Manager – Formwerks Development Corp., 2005 – 2009
  • Designer & Project Manager, Multifamily Projects – Formwerks Architectural, 1999 – 2005

rcadez@pcurban.ca

Jackie Lee

– Senior Project Manager

Jackie always had a passion for creative problem-solving. After finishing BCIT and gaining experience as a technologist and a designer at architectural firms, he became Project Manager of Design and Construction for the Joey Restaurant Group. After 14 years of designing and constructing restaurants across Canada and parts of the Western United States, Jackie joined PC Urban to satisfy his thirst for variety by re-imagining the complexities of urban development.

  • Senior Project Manager, PC Urban Properties Corp., 2016
  • Director of Project Development, Joey Restaurant Group 2001-2005
  • Senior Technologist, Omicron 1999-2001
  • Senior Technologist, Urban Design Group 1991-1999

jlee@pcurban.ca

Micheline Meszaros

– Office Manager

Micheline believes development is like a picture puzzle. You open the box and from the jumble of many pieces, start to lock together a whole image. PC Urban projects are like that. The challenge of organizing, communicating and sharing the relevant tasks to interlock the pieces towards a whole, is both the work and the reward. Micheline keeps the PC Urban team running smoothly, even as re-imaginations run wild.

mmeszaros@pcurban.ca

Wade Girgulis

– Senior Project Manager

Wade has always wanted to be in construction since he was young. His greatest joy is taking a project from conception to completion. He takes pride in ensuring that no detail is overlooked and his personal commitment to each unique endeavour enables him to deliver an attractive, functioning building in the most cost effective method. Wade holds a BCIT Diploma of Building Technology and has 20 years of experience in commercial, institutional, residential and industrial construction.

  • Senior Project Manager, PC Urban Properties Corp., 2016
  • Project Manager, Axiom Builders/Bosa, 2014-2016
  • Project Manager, Shape Properties, 2011-2014
  • Project Manager, Dominion Construction, 2005-2011; 1995-2000
  • Project Manager, Ledcor, 2000-2005

wgirgulis@pcurban.ca

Takahito Fujiwara

– Development Accountant

Takahito is an operationally minded accountant who believes accounting is more than just number crunching. His mandate is to design processes that provide timely access to data for better decision making.

Takahito’s motto is “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra” – a motto he has recently taken to heart as father of a baby boy.
tfujiwara@pcurban.ca

Martin Zhu

– Financial Analyst

Martin builds financial analysis models to assist in acquisitions, underwriting and project cash flow budgeting. He especially enjoys seeing deals executed, projects financed, and buildings underway.

Martin has his M.Sc. in Finance from SFU and continues working towards both his CFA and CPA designations. He is fascinated by economics and dynamic capital market outcomes. Martin’s economic modeling and devouring of big data are the keys to re-imagining in PC Urban’s ever more complex world.
mzhu@pcurban.ca

Dan Cupa

Development Manager

Dan is drawn to all things urban. Equipped with a master’s in urban studies (SFU) and diploma in urban land economics (UBC), Dan has been busy tackling and delivering a variety of complex projects over the last decade. First with Thomas Consultants, a firm specializing in retail development with a global reach. Next with Ivanhoe Cambridge, a large Canadian-based pension fund. Dan brings a unique energy to the Re-Imagining team.

  • Development Manager, Ivanhoe Cambridge – 2012-2017
  • Project Manager, Thomas Consultants – 2007-2012

dcupa@pcurban.ca

Louise Tagulao

– Project Manager

Louise has a passion for urban life. Buildings, people, community and how they can most successfully interact drive her thought process behind each project opportunity. Urban revitalization is a particular area of focus stemming from a background in history and a belief that old truly can become new again. A people connector at heart, Louise enjoys the challenging front end of planning, approvals and marketing of real estate.

When not re-imagining a neighbourhood, Louise loves to run through them while training for her next half-marathon or skiing high above them on our local mountains. 

  • EA to CEO and Communications Coordinator, Anthem Properties – 2004-2010
  • Real Estate Coordinator, McDonalds – 2010-2016

ltagulao@pcurban.ca

RYAN ROHANI

– Acquisitions Manager

Ryan believes that creativity, teamwork, and passion are at the root of every great deal. Through his time working in both brokerage and development, he has also learned the importance of diligence and being reliable. Ryan draws inspiration from the nature and diversity of the west coast, where he was born and raised.

When out of the office, Ryan can be found walking his dog along the Seawall, or making a mess in the kitchen, where he loves to cook.

  • Daniels Real Estate – 2016 – 2017
  • Cresa Commercial Real Estate – 2010 – 2015

rrohani@pcurban.ca

ALEX VU

– Junior Accountant

Alex is very fascinated in the potential and the challenges of real estate industry, especially in large cities like Vancouver. As she thrives in a fast-paced environment, Alex values proactivity and persistence when it comes to problem solving. She enjoys finding ways to make her work more efficient and less time-consuming.

As an accountant, Alex believes that one should not lose their balance, literally. On the weekends, Alex can be found hiking, volunteering, or spending time with her friends.
avu@pcurban.ca

SHAWN OH

– Development Coordinator

Shawn has a strong desire to promote positive community and economic growth in our neighborhoods. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a master’s degree in real estate from Georgetown University, he is excited by the possibilities a new project holds.

When not poring over the details of a spreadsheet or assembling permit applications he can often be found speeding down the hills on a mountain biking trail.

  • Development Associate, Ditto Residential – 2016-2017
  • Project Manager, Urban Habitat – 2014-2016

soh@pcurban.ca