Mark Lester is a 32-year veteran of the commercial real estate business having first started with Colliers International in 1991. Mark has a diverse business practice which includes a broad spectrum of unique real estate assets throughout British Columbia, Ontario and other parts of Canada such as multifamily development sites, resorts, ranches, forestry lands, private islands and other specialized assets. Mark has a long track record in the sale of all types of development properties in Metro Vancouver and across western Canada and is the founder and leader of the Unique Properties Marketing Group at Colliers International in Vancouver.
As a former city planner and real estate consultant, Mark brings a hands-on understanding of the development market and approval processes in the City and how these forces can impact Brightside’s comprehensive portfolio and strategic plan. Mark has a bachelor degree in Geography from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Environmental Studies (Urban Planning) from York University. Mark was elected to the Brightside Board as a Director in 2017 after previously volunteering on multiple task force committees.