Hal’s knowledge and experience allow him to provide his clients
with a level of service and piece of mind that is truly unique.
Hal grew up in a family of five children in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.
He attended the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, where he obtained
his law degree. After graduating from Law School in the top quarter
of his class, he was invited to join law firms in a number of provinces.
Hal chose the Bennett Jones firm of Calgary, Alberta, one of Canada's
top law firms. Hal’s notable partners included Peter Lougheed,
former Premier of Alberta.
REAL ESTATE LAWYER
During his 11 years at Bennett Jones, Hal specialized in real estate
law as a member of the Real Property Department. He acted on behalf
of hundreds of home purchasers and sellers and also on behalf of
clients buying, selling, financing and leasing virtually every type
of property including major office buildings, regional shopping
centres, apartment buildings and commercial sites.
Hal’s clients ranged from the largest corporations in the
country to individuals and couples starting their very first businesses
and buying their first homes.
VICTORIA BECKONS AND LIFE CHANGES
A few trips to Victoria for sailing weekends introduced Hal to this amazing corner of the world. He was hooked. Hal knew that he would end up here. Within a year, Hal had completely changed his life. He resigned as a partner of Bennett Jones and moved to Victoria.
RESTORATIONS, RENOVATIONS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Soon after arriving in Victoria, Hal bought and restored a 1912 character home in Fairfield. He fell in love with restoring homes and ended up buying, restoring, renovating, renting out and selling numerous homes. Hal found this work to be both creatively and financially rewarding.
During this period, Hal was also engaged as project manager by people who saw what he had done to his own homes and asked that he do the same for them. Hal developed the ability to walk through a house, determine what “works” and what doesn’t and ballpark the costs of various improvements.
Almost ten years ago, Hal joined Newport Realty, one of Victoria's most highly regarded real estate firms. Since joining Newport, Hal's knowledge, experience and friendly approach have won him the respect and loyalty of his many clients and resulted in Hal being the recipient of MLS sales awards year after year.
Hal believes in taking as much time as is required to make sure that each of his clients gets the attention they deserve.
WORKING FOR YOU
Whether you are buying or selling, Hal's years of restoration and renovation experience will prove invaluable to you. Add to that, Hal's years of legal experience and negotiations and you have a Realtor with an amazing set of skills working for you.