ABOUT THE COMPANY

We Are A Team Of Industry Experts

Metropolitan Capital Partners (Metropolitan) is a focused real estate development organization bringing together more than 55 years of property development and management experience. We pride ourselves on creating unique, enduring, and sustainable communities in the residential, commercial, and leisure accommodation segments. Additionally, we operate in the hospitality industry with restaurants and a hotel – including a strategic relationship with RGI Hospitality Inc.

 

We are well recognized for our award-winning developments and customer service. With the Rockefeller approach as our vision, we have overseen more than $300 million in capital projects, currently control $75 million in assets, and manage each with an aim to improve lives, while conserving the environment.

 

We provide a comprehensive real estate property management platform. Our experience is broad and deep, and our management team is dedicated to enhancing capital value and long-term return on investment. We are focused on improving income, managing costs, and reducing risk.

 

Metropolitan is committed to strong governance. We operate on the basis of transparency, integrity, and ethics while focusing on growth, security, and community.

Len Wansbrough, CPA-CGA

PRESIDENT

Len is a CPA-CGA by profession with extensive experience in retail building supply and construction. He has been actively involved in the development and operation of senior supportive housing, in residential home and commercial construction, including hospitality, on Vancouver Island.

 

Since expanding into property management and development in 1983, he has managed both residential and commercial rental properties with a portfolio of over 500 units. Len has also held his real estate brokerage licence in Property Management and Trading, with the Real Estate Council of British Columbia and is a past President of West Shore Chamber of Commerce. He also lends himself to several community and industry organizations.

 

Len has been married for 31 years to Cathy and they have two sons, Rob and Tom, who both work in the business.

Phil Leedham, CPA-CMA

VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE

Phil has worked in project financing and commercial lending for over 17 years. He has been involved in many residential, commercial and mixed use development Real Estate transactions throughout his career.

 

He has extensive experience in analyzing and evaluating business plans to determine key risk and success factors, as well as negotiating complex contractual arrangements while focusing on mutually beneficial outcomes. Phil is an effective communicator and possesses the ability to speak plainly through complex issues and draw conclusions or frame problems succinctly.

 

A natural team leader, he has a proven track record of motivating and leading small teams to high performance. Phil’s philosophy is to provide the right tools and training to raise the overall effectiveness of the organization.

Patti Barker, CHA

VICE PRESIDENT HOSPITALITY

Patti brings over 25 years’ experience as an Executive Hospitality Consultant, whose prime focus has been in operations and sales management.

 

As a successful negotiator of major contracts; her proven ability to customize one-on-one training programs; along with her detailed sales and marketing plans, Patti has shown continuous success in generating improved revenue, satisfaction scores and employee engagement.

 

Working alongside Len and his teams, Patti has proven herself as an invaluable asset and has helped create many opportunities to grow and develop the business.

Lloyd Wansbrough

PROPERTY MANAGER

With extensive experience in the building supply and construction industries, Lloyd is involved daily with the commercial operation and support of all existing and future residential and commercial tenants. He is dedicated to the success and security of the properties he manages. Lloyd is also involved in the West Shore Chamber of Commerce, Scouts Canada, and other community and industry organizations.

John Kelly

SALES MANAGER

John’s extensive knowledge in both real estate and development is essential to his role, as he focuses on growth and community building. Currently he hosts the open houses at Chemainus Gardens and heads the various marketing campaigns for Metropolitan’s development projects.

Tom Wansbrough

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

Tom started with the company by filling several roles at Chemainus Gardens and Coastal Offices before coming on as the Project Accountant with Metropolitan. He has a BBA in Accounting from Camosun College and is currently working towards his CPA designation.

Erin Knowles

BOOKKEEPER

Erin brings 15 years experience in bookkeeping to Metropolitan, and has been with the company since 2011. She holds a diploma in Financial Management, Professional Accounting. Erin’s eye for detail and love of accuracy has made her an excellent team member.

Nicole Greiner

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Nicole fell in love with bookkeeping in school and decided to pursue a career in Accounting; now holding her BBA from Camosun College. After years working alongside family, she has also acquired a proficiency in administration. These skills, along with her plans to pursue her CPA, have made her a valuable member at Metropolitan.

Ocean Dennie

ADMINISTRATION

Ocean brings over a decade of office administration and management experience to the Metropolitan Capital Partners team. With a degree in Economics and a Law degree from Osgoode Hall specializing in International Law, he has held positions in property management, immigration law and the non-profit sector. He has traveled extensively and has taught English as a Second Language in Mexico, Colombia, Vietnam and here in Canada.