About Me

  • derek_thornton

    Derek Thornton

    As a graduate of BCIT and UBC, I was a web developer for over a decade prior to entering the wonderful world of real estate. I started, owned and operated my own company providing web development and hosting services to small and medium sized business, along with a few personal sites to round out the mix.

    While this experience provided a well rounded education in general business practices, negotiation techniques, client relations and customer service - which are all qualities that transcend an individual profession - I especially pride myself on my experience negotiating contracts. Throughout my tenure as a web developer, I negotiated the acquisition of multiple companies, employee/sub-contractor agreements and ultimately, the sale of my business. I also managed to secure a deal on CBC's Dragon's Den with 2 highly experienced businessmen and negotiate the rights to a patent for another start-up.

    I am an outside-the-box type of thinker and love a challenge. What this means for my clients, is that, whether I am helping you sell or buy property, you benefit from me constantly thinking about the best solution for you - and how to achieve it.

    On a more personal level, I am a devoted husband (Kim) and father to two wonderful little boys - Jackson and Mason. I have eclectic tastes in music, food and movies. I love to travel, read, ski, and play hockey and, occasionally, you may see me around riding my bike.

    If you are considering selling or buying real estate (at any time), please give me a call to discuss your options.