Commercial Property Services

COMMERCIAL REALTOR SPECIALIST IN INDUSTRIAL & OFFICE SALES & LEASING IN GREATER VANOUVER

Royal LePage Ben Gauer & Assoc.                                         July 1976 – Present

Realtor, Managing Broker
Real Estate Agent and responsible for residential and commercial real estate brokerage for 40+ years.
Owner/ manager of industrial, retail and office buildings leased to various tenants.
Voted by his peers as one of the three most professional realtors in the city and known for client service, integrity and real estate knowledge.
Recognized in the top 1% of all agents with a national real estate company for 25+ years.

The Gauer Group of Companies                                                         1980- present

President and CEO
Purchasing, financing and managing investments, office, retail and industrial buildings.
Joint ventures
Industrial and office leasing
Land development and construction

 

EDUCATION

British Columbia Institute of Technology   Burnaby, BC, Canada          Graduated in 1976
Diploma of Technology in Administrative Management, Magna Cum Laude
Honors:
Top student in graduating class
Top student in entire business school
Winner of numerous awards.
University of British Columbia   Vancouver, BC Canada         Graduated in 1980
Diploma in Urban Land Economics
Honors:
Specialty in Appraisal
Winner of top student award
Real Estate Institute of Canada   Vancouver, BC, Canada          Completed in 1980
Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada
NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association    Virginia, USA
Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development
A few of the other certifications and completed courses:
Certified Negotiation Expert
Seniors Real Estate Specialist
Leasing, Marketing and Negotiations
Commercial Real Estate Financial Analysis
Site Feasibility and Market Analysis
Construction Management for Developers and Owners
Essentials of the Development Process
Advanced Development Practices
Unlocking the Development Potential of Complex Urban Sites
Construction Law: Tendering and Procurement Law
Construction Law: Emerging Trends and Common Pitfalls
Building Management
Project Management
Ideal Workplace: Tenant and Landlord Demands
How to Create the Ideal Lease
Industrial Push and Pull
Writing Enforceable Contracts
Taxation & Analysis of Commercial Investment Property
Advanced Negotiating Skills
Capital Project Controls / Risk Management in Construction in Real Estate
Construction Project Insurance
Sustainability & Innovation in the Commercial Real Estate Industry
Change Orders & Extra Work: Best Practices

SKILLS

-Ben has built a strong reputation for providing his clients the highest level of service. Using his knowledge of the Greater Vancouver commercial market and creative, business-driven real estate strategies, Ben has successfully completed a variety of transactions on behalf of his clients throughout British Columbia.  Sale, purchase, leasing and consulting assignments included investment, industrial, office, retail, land, development and institutional transactions over the past 40 years.
​-Ben provides owners and tenants with integrated services, helping to align their real estate requirements with business-driven strategies, customized to suit their specific needs. ​
-Ben provides his clients with strategic guidance for a variety of sale and leasing projects such as relocation, expansion, sublease disposition, consolidation, lease negotiation and restructuring, renewal, project marketing and landlord consultation. ​

-Ben provides an approach to marketing that combines both traditional and innovative online initiatives.
-Ben provides deal structuring, reliable investor intelligence, and strategic marketing.
-Ben cooperates with all outside agents, regardless of their specialty.
-Ben does not compromise his loyalty or fiduciary duties to his client. The advice he gives is in the client’s best interest, and not just to make another sale.
-Innovative thinker with broad experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors with expertise in real estate, finance, investment and asset management.
-Realtor and Managing Broker of a real estate brokerage for 40+ years.
-Speaker and panelist for numerous real estate oriented topics.
-Experience in project marketing, home design, finish carpentry, construction management, land development, residential, investment and commercial real estate.
Ben holds a set of values that places his client’s needs ahead of his own
Ben treats his clients like family, truly cares about their needs and earns their trust.

INTERESTS

Sailing, power boating, travelling, reading, mentoring
Encouraging realtors to work in the best interests of their clients with good character and wisdom.
Founder & Director of Christian Realtors Forum

AFFILIATIONS

Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada
Member of the Real Estate Institute of BC 1980-2016
Member of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
Commercial member of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
Member of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Member of BOMA – Building Owners and Managers Association
Subscriber to RealNet
Subscriber to Commercial Edge
Member of Burrard Yacht Club
Pacific Academy Board member; member and former chair of Academic Committee, chair of Strategic Planning Committee and member of Building Committee
Member and former board chair of various non-profits and committees including Finance Committee, Building Committee, Administrative Committee; Strategic Planning Committee, department head and teacher of various courses.

Ben Gauer’s proven negotiating skills can save you thousands of dollars!

  • In the top 1% of all agents with a national real estate company for 25 consecutive years.
  • Voted by his peers as one of the top 3 most professional realtors in the city and recommended as one of the top three realtors known for client service, high integrity, and real estate knowledge
  • Featured in “Canada’s Best Real Estate Performers” publication as #6 of all results in Canada for 1992
  • No. 1 top agent for an international real estate company in 1992.
  • Certified Negotiation Expert
  • A proven professional – over 40 years experience in Real Estate in this local market. He knows the area well. He understands the various cultures. He understands the likes and dislikes of the market, demographic trends, population shifts, and migration patterns on a local, inter-provincial, and international level. Ben is on top of economic trends, business practices, government regulations, interest rates and the latest business technology.
  • Winner of over 130 performance awards in real estate.
  • Speaker and panelist for numerous real estate oriented topics.
  • Graduate in Urban Land Economics, Appraisal, and Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) plus approximately 160 subsequent courses and seminars. Ben keeps up to date on the information that is relevant to you by constantly investing in quality training and upgrading.
  • Registered with National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives & Professionals
  • Ben thrives on hard work, attention to detail, and adheres to a standard of excellence.