“Our business in downtown was seeking to lease our office space in May of 2022. After interviewing 3 agencies, we selected Venture Commercial. They were very professional and were excellent communicators throughout the process. Nicola Austin worked very hard to lease the space finding the right tenant over many months. She was very thorough in the details, prompt to respond to calls, and very thorough with documentation details. We never felt like we were being rushed to get things done.
Chris Wills also listed our space for a possible sale and was not trying to low ball the value of our property. They both met us on several occasions to discuss the market and were always pleasant, professional, and trustworthy. We felt like we had true partners looking out for our best interest whether we made a sale or leased our space. In the end, we found a wonderful tenant for our office on a long term lease. It was exactly the type of tenant we needed at the price we wanted. It was a win-win for all and we would highly recommend Venture Commercial to anyone seeking a commercial sale or lease for their business.”
Lori & Kevin Renwick
“Nicola is very personable, efficient and most of all: on the ball! She always let me know what was going on – I never had to wonder. Hard to find these days. Highly recommend her.”
Frances McLachlan, Canadian Vocational Training Centre
“Noel and the Venture team did a thorough job of assisting FCL and Otter Co-op with providing a solid understanding of the West Kelowna market. As a result, we were relatively quickly able to secure three quality tenants to complement Otter Co-op’s gas bar and convenience store at our West Kelowna property.
Noel and his team were very responsive and understood our objectives for the property and were there to assist from start to finish.”
“Coming in as an outsider to the Kelowna market, Noel from Venture did an amazing job of familiarizing me and my business with the different options available in Kelowna. He guided us through the entire process in a professional and digestible way, which gave us confidence that we were making the right move.
In the end, our business got a great deal on a fantastic space that will allow us to grow into a new market.”
“When I met Noel I had lost hope in the commercial rental market. I truly didn’t think I could find what I needed for my clinic. Within a month I was moving into my new space that I truly would not have found without him. Noel is extremely respectful, positive and an asset to your commercial real estate needs which can often be stressful trying to manage with the wrong person. I would recommend him to anyone searching for or listing a commercial property lease, selling or buying. The turn around time was beyond impressive”
“We all have super powers. Mine is NOT in anyway related to real estate. Having a BIG need to find a new commercial space during a pandemic, while running my very demanding business meant I needed a super hero. Chris and his team took my list of needs and wishes and disappeared into the market waters and emerged with THE PERFECT SPACE. They saved me so much time, stress and confusion AND made the experience fun!! 10 stars.”
“I just wanted to send you this quick testimonial regarding our experience in working together with Lee Levering.
To say that we needed a quick decision regarding our current lease is a gross understatement. As the pressure to manufacture and ship out our products increased, I can honestly say that your involvement was instrumental in getting our venture off the ground.
Although you represented the landlord in the transaction, your professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to negotiate a win/win scenario was exactly what we needed. Going beyond the call of duty to connect us with the right architect and contractors was also greatly appreciated.
I wholeheartedly recommend Lee’s services “
“Anthem Properties owns numerous properties in the Okanagan region and has had many dealings with various brokers/brokerage firms. Our trusted broker in the Okanagan is Chris Wills. Chris Wills and his team have been instrumental to our success in the Okanagan. What we appreciate the most about Chris is his sense of ownership, he treats our properties like his own, we trust that he always has our best interests in mind and will represent us the Landlord, our properties, tenants and values in a first class and professional manor, basically as an extension of ourselves. A successful broker knows how to listen, adapt and establish clear expectations to all parties involved so deals are completed in a win/win fashion without confusion or regret. Chris and his team understand, know and live those practices. We are fortunate to have Chris as part of our team.”
“Jason and Chris Wills brought incredible wisdom and expertise to the sale of one of our business properties. Their passion for real estate and meeting the needs of the client is very evident and from the moment we first met on site they instilled confidence and we knew we were in good hands.”
SK Form and Finish
“I have known and worked with Chris for almost a decade. He is my go-to for leasing knowledge and experience in Kelowna. I look forward to the next decade with Chris as I continue to develop properties in the Kelowna area.”
Brett Wilson- Canadian Businessman and Philanthropist.
“We have had the pleasure of working with Chris Wills, commencing in March 2017, when he helped us acquire a shopping centre in Kelowna that was almost 50% vacant. Chris worked with us, in a collaborative way, to lease up all of the vacant units. His approach to a leasing strategy is second to none and his customer service is the best. Chris is honest, hardworking and thinks through each leasing assignment in hopes to add value to our portfolio. Our relationship continues today with Chris responsible for all of our leasing in the Okanagan. We could not recommend Chris more highly.”
Marty Dohm- Coal Harbor Realty Advisors Inc.
“Being directly involved in land development, I understand clearly that leasing is a fast-paced, complex environment that requires strong collaboration and trust amongst the tenant, the landlord and your leasing agent. Jason has proven to be highly responsive and creative in finding us our ideal space. His ability to navigate towards win-win outcomes, has earned him the respect of myself, Aplin Martin and of the local development industry. He is a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to continued opportunities for our businesses to cross paths.”
Ben Rawlinson- Alpin Martin
“Chris’s passion for his work makes him unique. He’s always looking out for our business over his own benefit. I am very thankful and proud to have Chris involved in all of our real state dealings across the country and can easily say that our world would be negatively impacted without his support”
Blair Stevens, Brand President Chopped Leaf and Wok Box.
“Chris Wills knows the market place. He treats my properties as if they were his own. He does not take the first deal that comes along, but presents the best deal for me, as the landlord, and the prospective tenant. This long term perspective has resulted in solid tenants, reduced property management and increased building values. Chris exudes professionalism which is sadly lacking in the world of commercial real estate. I highly recommend him, whether you are a tenant or a landlord, to take care of your commercial estate needs”
Bill Scutt- Viewcrest Estates.
“Jason’s extensive experience in commercial real estate leasing makes it easy for him to provide complete deal analysis and make quick and concise recommendations to us. During every transaction we have had with Jason we have felt that he has put us first and left us feeling confident that he is working in our best interests.
One of the most important qualities critical to a strong business relationship is trust and we have an abundance of trust in Jason’s abilities. His easy going yet assertive demeanor makes him a pleasure to work with. Needless to say, we look forward to continuing our business relationship with Jason long into the future.”
Elizabeth Wanke- Wanke Developments Ltd.