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Your commercial real estate asset is part of your financial portfolio. 

Let us help you maximize and protect it.

 
 

OUR BACKGROUND

We see more than buildings, we see opportunities.

 

Our parent company RISE Commercial had a need for quality property management in the Okanagan area; from that need RISE Management was born. We selected the right team and put in place industry best practices to ensure our parent company’s assets received the highest calibre of care. With our process and team well honed, the decision was made to bring this effective and streamlined approach to the market. The results are clients who are secure knowing the value of their assets are being safeguarded by a team that delivers both at your property and on your balance sheet. 

 
 

OUR APPROACH

Diligence with the details, while never losing sight of the big picture. 

 

With more than $100 million in assets currently under management, RISE’s refined approach to caring for commercial property will ensure your property maximizes its value. When every last detail of the physical space is cared for and considered those details compound and are reflected in the financial performance of your asset. Concurrently, armed with an understanding of the big picture implications of tenant relations, we’re able to ensure your building’s occupants are well cared for, with any and all issues being addressed swiftly. In short, our experience and process allow us to work with your best interests at the forefront. 

 
 

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

 

Maximizing investment income

Controlling operational costs

Improving tenant relations through regular communication

Regular detailed property inspections

Lease administration and renewal

Full financial management with detailed monthly reporting

Preparation of annual and mid-term budgets

Service contract review and negotiation

Project and construction management

Full capital expense and asset management

 
 

OUR TEAM


Greg Appelt

CEO/FOUNDER

Greg is a born entrepreneur, although his path to entrepreneurship was somewhat unconventional. Greg earned his MD from the University of Manitoba, and went on to run his own thriving practice as an allergist. It was at that stage of life, a stage many people would consider the pinnacle of their careers, that Greg was just getting started. He became interested in commercial real estate and decided his first venture would be the construction of his own medical building. After its successful completion, Greg knew he’d discovered a new vocation. He founded a commercial development business, RISE (formerly Appelt Medical Developments) with the intention of helping business owners across Western Canada create equity by owning their own office building, the same way he’d been able to. In five years, RISE has developed more than $100 million in commercial assets and has it's very own successful property management division. A driven and focused leader, Greg’s vision is the guiding force behind RISE’s success. This vision coupled with tremendous tenacity, gives Greg a knack for bringing out the best in the people around him. When he's off the clock, Greg can be found on the lake or the slopes, enjoying time with his wife and three kids. 


Justin Bierwirth

CFO

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Justin’s passion for real estate development began in Calgary. After receiving degrees in both Commerce and Kinesiology, he went on to complete his CPA, CA designation. After articling with Collins Barrow LLP, Justin spent time in senior financial roles in both public and private enterprises.   It was, however, while working as a senior executive for a condo development company in Calgary that Justin fell in love with real estate. His career path took him to Kelowna where he became executive VP of a large private real estate company and expanded his expertise further into other asset classes including commercial, office and hotel. Through his experiences, Justin has developed leadership skills beyond the traditional financial executive role and is described by co-workers as authentic, honest and ambitious.When not working, Justin can be found with his wife and three kids on the slopes or around the beach. He is active within the community by participating at Board levels or just coaching his daughter’s basketball team.


Ron Ehrenholz

MANAGING BROKER

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Ron has a broad background in all facets of Commercial Real Estate – Property Management, Retail/Service, Industrial and Office, after being involved in the Industry for almost 30 years. His expertise stemmed from an extensive property management base in which he managed Regional Offices with more than 600,000 square feet of enclosed Malls, Open fronted Centers with Office components in a multitude of Cities. This has further developed  into site selection, leasing, investment and brokerage services for not only the National and Regional Companies but also the Independent Businesses/Landlords, Tenants and Investors.

Ron graduated from Simon Fraser University and worked for Development and Management Companies in asset and property management and leasing roles that were affiliated with International Pension Funds, Institutional Investors and Private Individuals and Companies of all sizes. The experience gained through working for a variety of Companies lead to the creation of his own Real Estate Brokerage after which he joined Colliers International. Ron has currently taken on the role of Managing Broker/Property Manager for Rise Management Inc.


Cecelia McGuire

CONTROLLER

When it comes to balance sheets, Cecelia has pretty much seen it all. She has spent more than 25 years managing finances for construction and development assets ranging from dollar figures in the thousands to the millions, and upward to a billion. Naturally detail-oriented and analytical, Cecelia is a perfect fit with the RISE Management team. Her vision of the big picture enables her to support overall corporate strategy with solid financial management. When she’s not obsessing over spreadsheets, she loves to get outside and explore. In addition to her family, her passion is travelling across Canada with a camera around her neck, visiting as many different landscapes as possible by foot or by kayak. 

 


Mark Fuhrmann

VICE PRESIDENT - CONSTRUCTION

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Mark received a diploma in building technology at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology before starting his career as a    construction estimator in Kelowna.  His foundation in estimating was a considerable asset as he transitioned into his role as a senior project manager for Ledcor. Mark has gained a broad understanding of construction values, contract administration, quality and sustainability throughout his near twenty years in the construction. Now in his role as VP-Construction at RISE you can see Mark’s enthusiasm for construction is second to none.  He has built a portfolio of successful construction management, design-build and lump sum projects in the commercial, residential, institutional and industrial market sectors.


Jas Purewal

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

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Administration, Real Estate & Legal knowledge are only a few of the skills Jas brings to the table with 10 plus years of experience in these fields. Holding a Real Estate license and having a true passion for Real Estate, Jas feels right at home with Rise Developments. She takes pride in her organization & multi-tasking skills and thrives on challenges in a high paced environment. Jas has an eagerness to learn with the motivation & drive to get the job done. Having worked in project sales & administration for a large developer previously, continuing her work in the Real Estate sector seemed to be the right choice. Born & raised in the Okanagan, she is truly grateful to be living in such a beautiful city with so much to offer. Second to organizing up a storm, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, cooking & travelling.


Elizabeth Fleming

ACCOUNTANT

If there’s one thing Elizabeth knows how to do, it’s step up. As far as she’s concerned there’s no challenge too big - given her 25 years of accounting and office administration she’s seen a lot of them. Happy to lend a helping hand wherever and whenever it’s needed, Elizabeth has deep business acumen garnered from her years spent at various businesses over the past two and a half decades. A transplant from Ontario in 2005, Elizabeth is now happy to call Kelowna home. When she’s not spending time taking in all the sights the Okanagan has to offer, she loves to read a good book, and spend time with her family. 

 

 

 
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RISE MANAGEMENT INC.

info@risemanagement.ca

o: 250.980.3577  
f: 778.477.6694

#205 – 3975 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna, BC V1W 1V3