Mark Lester, Senior Vice President of Unique Properties, was recently featured on National Post highlighting his current six listings of private islands located off the coast of British Columbia and Ontario. Mark specializes in private islands and coastal properties and has represented and marketed hundreds of unparalleled properties. Each island is unique and distinctive and buyers have the opportunity to create a property that’s their own. Read the full article here.
Mark Lester's Private Island Listings Featured in National Post
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Senior Vice President
Since 1991 Mark Lester has represented some of Canada’s most spectacular properties. With an educational background in city planning and professional experience as a planner and real estate consultant in Vancouver and Toronto, Mark entered the real estate brokerage world with a unique and informed perspective. Mark’s level of expertise in the marketing and valuation of complex and high profile properties has been recognised by a diverse and discerning client base.
To bring his clients a refined expertise in the sale of unique real estate assets, Mark founded the Unique Properties practice at Colliers International in the late 1990s. Part of his approach was to ensure that the practice established a strong digital presence, yet maintained a pro-active approach to marketing. Since that time, Mark has led the sale of over 25 private islands, Canada’s largest cattle ranch, numerous resorts and development sites, marinas, golf courses, forestry lands and long list of other unique properties throughout Canada and globally, with a combined value of over $1 billion. Both clients and the real estate industry recognize Mark’s business acumen, his thoughtful and creative approach, his discretion, his commitment to relationships, and his relentless pursuit towards a successful outcome.
Mark is widely recognized as a foremost expert in the marketing and sale of unique assets such as:
· Private Islands
· Agricultural Lands and Agri-Businesses
· Rural Land
· Development Properties
· Resorts, Lodges and Hospitality Assets
· Golf Courses
· Waterfront Estates
· Forestry and Resource Lands
· Foreclosure Properties