About Venture Commercial Realty
What We Do
We create value for our clients. We are a full-service, innovative commercial brokerage, dedicated to exceeding client expectations and offering value-added services. We specialize in understanding our clients needs and how to excel their success. Whether it be investment sales, land development, leasing, tenant mandate representation or strategic estate planning, the experts at Venture Realty Commercial are here to assist.
Service And Offerings
We create value to our client’s portfolios and mandates by providing the following commercial and investment real estate services:
Chris Wills - Principal, Sales and Leasing
As a leading broker in the Okanagan marketplace, Chris has extensive knowledge of the local retail, office and investment market. He has a clear understanding of commercial real estate trends and how they affect the market. His care and attention to detail have been essential in building strong and long-term relationships with his clients, colleagues and community.
Chris has successfully completed thousands of real estate transactions on behalf of various clients and prominent developers. Most notably, the sale, repositioning and full lease up of the former Orchard Gardens Shopping Centre along Harvey Avenue – now called Centre 97, the repositioning and full lease of W. Brett Wilson’s retail property PrairieWest Centre in West Kelowna, and being the lead broker for The Chopped Leaf’s expansion throughout North America, assisting in building the brand from 3 locations to over 100.
Prior to creating Venture Realty Commercial, Chris was one of the top agents at Colliers International for over four years, and was integral part of the Sales & Leasing Team at DTZ Okanagan from 2008 to 2016. Before real estate, Chris worked with an international restaurant group as a Senior Manager and Training Partner. This experience gave him a strong understanding of customer service, and how to succeed in high pressure environments.
When not in the Office, Chris spends invaluable time with his wife and two daughters. When it’s time to relax, you’ll find him on the basketball court or football field.
Charity Work: Co Founder of 100 Men/Hero’s Who Give a Damn- Over $350,000 raised for Okanagan focused non-for-profits since 2016.
Jason Wills - Vice President, Sales and Leasing
Jason has specialized in commercial real estate for over 8 years. He has been involved in hundreds of transactions amounting to over a million square feet of commercial real estate sold, acquired or leased.
Jason’s clients benefit from his extensive experience and technical grasp of all aspects of commercial real estate. He listens to his clients, strives to understand the circumstances, and is driven to deliver excellent results.
Prior to joining Venture Commercial, Jason worked at Colliers International as a Senior Associate. During this time, Jason quickly became one of the Okanagan’s leading volume agents. Jason is excited to partner with Venture Commercial and has built many of the internal systems that will propel the firm’s success. Jason’s core values focus on creating meaningful, long lasting partnerships.
Jason loves spending time with his wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball/football and is very active in a number of local charity groups within the Okanagan.
Chris Grout - Manager / Broker
Hello! I am the founder, owner and Managing Broker of Venture Realty Corp., a Kelowna-based Real Estate company providing trading services for Buyers, Sellers, Investors, Builders and Renovators in the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
After finishing my Bachelors of Science Degree and Masters of Business Administration Degree, I began my career in sales and marketing strategy with Canadian Pacific Railway. A significant achievement for me was in 2003 when I received the President’s Award for my involvement in the arbitration and eventual settlement of a multi-billion dollar contract dispute.
In 2004, I joined a couple skilled partners and moved my family from Calgary to Kelowna to develop a 51 unit innovative seniors’ housing project called Mission Villas. My role as a founder and managing partner was in the planning and research, project management, marketing, sales, finance, resident-services development and general management of this new community.
Venture Realty Corp. came shortly after our Mission Villas development completed. I wanted to create a Real Estate Brokerage that was structured to function as one team of highly educated professionals. My goal was to be different from other brokerages which work with their Realtors as independent contractors and instead gather a handful of skilled employees who are all available to each client and each file.
Kelowna is home for my two daughters, my wife and myself. We are happy to live in this beautiful place that many vacation in!
Trading Services – University of British Columbia
Master of Business – University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business
Bachelor of Science – University of British Columbia
Clare Pollonais - Managing Broker
As Managing Broker, at Venture Realty Corp, I am excited to be a part of this ever-changing industry here in the Okanagan. Having grown up in Kelowna I understand what the valley can offer and am so proud to be able to call Kelowna home.
I did take some time away from the Valley and travelled overseas ending up living in Darwin, Australia. I completed my Business Degree at Charles Darwin University and entered the workforce as a Recruitment Consultant for an international recruitment company called Hudson Global Resources.
After 6 years abroad, I returned to Canada and most recently worked in Calgary as an oilfield Recruiter which is actually very similar to being a Realtor. Choosing a job and choosing a home are two of the most important decisions you can make and I don’t take that lightly. I approach this career with a customer service focus and aim to exceed expectations and make the sale or purchase of your home as seamless as possible.
I returned to Kelowna in late 2015 with my husband and daughter and am very excited to raise a family here and grow a career based on honesty and great customer service!
Courtney Fedevich - Project Lead
Courtney is our Project Lead. She is there to support all of the agents and clients at Venture Realty Corp. Courtney has a background in Marketing, holding a Diploma from Red River College and her BBA from University of Winnipeg, both with a Major in Marketing. Her past work experience has been Managing in the Restaurant Industry, where she developed her passion for people.
Courtney is excited to meet all of the current and future clients of Venture Realty Corp!