Devin is a rare breed in the real estate industry. An innovator at heart, as co-founder of the Jahelka Real Estate Group, he has (quietly) re-engineered the delivery of Real Estate advisory services on Central Vancouver Island, rightly putting the focus back on you, the Jahelka Real Estate Group’s valued clients. To say Devin “wears a few hats” in the business would be an understatement. If there is a hat to be worn or a job to be done, at some stage over the past number of years Devin has probably done it.
As a member of our licensed Advisory team, Devin is the group’s Development Project Marketing Lead, whereby he works with Developers to best position each unique project to outperform the market and maximize their returns. With a level of knowledge and expertise unrivaled in his market, Devin is a true Advisor in every sense of the word, someone who takes a vested interest in helping each client leverage real estate to build their optimal lifestyle and a solid financial future. He previously served as the group’s lead Commercial & Investment Advisor using his unique knowledge base, background, and expertise to tailor his advisory services to the unique needs of each client.
Aside from his active involvement with the group’s featured development projects, you likely won’t see Devin’s (first) name posted on many For Sale signs around town, as he prefers it this way. His primary role occurs behind the scenes where he oversees the day-to-day operations and is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of this boutique operation, ensuring the group’s team of licensed Advisors has the most up-to-date tools, training, resources, and information to best position their clients to outperform the market. Devin is the “details” guy, serving as the team’s “in-house” market analyst he can often be found working on valuations, investment analysis, and keeping our clients educated on what is going on in the market, while from time to time showing his more creative side in working with our Marketing Team to execute the customized marketing plan that is generated for each listing or development project.
Under his leadership and values-driven, high-performance advisory approach, the Jahelka Real Estate Group has quickly established its reputation as a trusted leader in Real Estate advisory and development project marketing services on Central Vancouver Island. This unique advisory approach was certainly well received in the marketplace, as it took just 3 years for the Jahelka Real Estate Group to rank as #1* team at one of the larger brokerage offices on Vancouver Island, with the team more recently spending the past 4 consecutive years named as a Top 3 Agent in Nanaimo by ThreeBestRated.ca following their independent 50-point review. Most importantly, the Group continues to receive outstanding 5-star reviews and recommendations, reaffirming the desire to continue to innovate and elevate the service experience, while driving exceptional results for each and every client.
Devin is licensed as an Associate Broker, having met advanced qualification requirements beyond the standard Real Estate licensing requirements. He holds a Business degree (with distinction) and has completed the Sauder School of Business at UBC's esteemed Urban Land Economics Program (DULE), whereby he has undertaken specialized training on topics such as Real Estate Finance, Appraisal, Real Estate Investment Analysis & Advanced Income Appraisal, Real Estate Law, Residential & Commercial Property Management, among others. During his studies, Devin received numerous awards for academic achievement, most notably the Stanley W. Hamilton Award for achieving the highest overall standing in the DULE program. Devin grew up immersed in a growing family business on Vancouver Island, learning many valuable lessons that he has taken with him throughout his career. Prior to entering the Real Estate industry, he spent a number of years working in Vancouver in the Private Wealth division of a prominent Global Investment Banking firm, equipping him with an extremely unique outlook and ability to analyze the merits of a prospective Real Estate transaction, while solidifying his foundational understanding of what a true professional advisory practice should look like, inspiration for the high service standards the Jahelka Real Estate Group has become known for.
A family man and (former) adventure traveller, Devin has travelled to nearly 60 countries on 6 continents, which has largely served as the inspiration for the Community Builders International Fund he has co-founded, which supports the building of sustainable communities in developing nations. Devin is also a Director of the International Widows & Orphans Fund (IWOF). When not immersed in his business, Devin can be found enjoying the Vancouver Island lifestyle with his young family. An avid outdoorsman, he particularly enjoys spending time on the water, whether it be fishing, waterskiing, scuba diving, kayaking, or cruising.
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