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

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

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

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

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 ski high above them on our local mountains.

  • Project Manager, PC Urban Properties Corp. 2017
  • Real Estate Coordinator, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada 2010-2017
  • Communications Coordinator & Executive Assistant to the CEO, Anthem Properties Group 2004-2010
  • Constituency Assistant, Gordon Campbell MLA 2002-2004

ltagulao@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

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

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

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

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