Our Team

Great projects start with great people.

Our team of talented, experienced, forward-thinking professionals are passionate about tapping into the unrecognized potential of every site we build. We’re focused on our goals, we’re excited about the opportunities, and we take pride in solving the often-complex development challenges that happen along the way. In short, we care.

Great projects start with great people.

Our team of talented, experienced, forward-thinking professionals are passionate about tapping into the unrecognized potential of every site we build. We’re focused on our goals, we’re excited about the opportunities, and we take pride in solving the often-complex development challenges that happen along the way. In short, we care.

J. BRENT SAWCHYN

Principal / CEO

The founder of PC Urban, Brent has over 30 years of development and operational experience in the development industry across a wide variety of commercial, residential, and industrial projects. As the founder and leader of PC Urban, Brent plays a central role in defining and refining our vision for each project, while identifying core areas where PC Urban can add value and seize potential that others have missed.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • CEO and Core-founder, PC Urban, 2009 – present
  • President, Principal, Level Developments, 2006 – 2009
  • Senior Vice President, Principal, Chief Operating Officer, Anthem Properties Group/Anterra Retail Properties, 2000 – 2006
  • Principal, Westbank Projects, 1995 – 2000
  • Director of Leasing, Development Manager, Schroeder Properties, 1988 – 1995

SHAWN SMITH, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Shawn is the financial “quarterback” of our company, ensuring smooth and efficient financial interactions between important stakeholders such as investors, home buyers, suppliers, and of course our team members.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chief Financial Officer, PC Urban, May 2018 – present
  • Chief Financial Officer, Pacific Capital Real Estate, 2010-2018
  • Controller, Pacific Capital Real Estate, 2007-2010
  • Director Internal Audit, Bentall Capital LP, 2005-2007
  • Controller, Bentall Capital LP, 2004-2005
  • Tax Analyst – Bentall Capital LP, 2000-2003

STEVE FORREST

Executive Vice President, Development and Acquisitions

Steve has been fortunate to have worked for successful Vancouver developers over his 30+ year career in the industry. In addition to the role of leading development and construction, Steve is responsible for ensuring that the project vision is delivered through a collaborative and dynamic team environment.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Senior Vice President, Real Estate, Wesbild Holdings, 2018 – 2020
  • Vice President, Development and Acquisitions, Anthem Properties, 2011 – 2018
  • Vice President, Development, Adera Development, 2006 – 2011
  • General Manager of Real Estate Development (BC), Rogers Telecom, 1999 – 2006
  • Partner, Vista Development, 1997 – 1999

KIRK ROBINSON

Senior Vice President – Development

Kirk’s career in the development business spans over 30 years, with completed projects in eleven countries spanning North America, Europe, and Asia. Now, he brings his depth of experience to PC Urban, helping guide and support our development team’s ever-expanding project portfolio.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Senior Vice President – Delta Land Development,  2017 – 2022
  • Managing Director – Delta RE Malaysia ,  2016 – 2017
  • Senior Development Manager – Lendlease Asia,  2013 – 2015
  • Vice President –  Delta Land Development, 2007 – 2012
  • Senior Project Manager – Lendlease Malaysia, 2001-2006

LOUISE TAGULAO

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Louise has been a valued member of the PC Urban team for over five years now, rising through successive levels of responsibility to her current position as the lead of our Sales & Marketing team. A natural born storyteller, Louise enjoys the challenge of communicating about real estate development and community enhancement in a whole new way.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vice President, Sales & Marketing, PC Urban, 2021 – present
  • Director, Creative Marketing & Communications, PC Urban, 2019 – 2021
  • Manager, Creative Marketing & Communications, PC Urban, 2018 – 2019
  • Project Manager, PC Urban, 2017- 2018
  • 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