The partners at Carewest have a combined experience of over 75 years which includes a variety of seniors and adult residences having a collective value in excess of $500M. Carewest is committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service utilizing our unique understanding of this very specialized seniors housing industry.
In 1990 Robin Hill initiated and headed the “Health Care Division” at the Vancouver office of one of the largest National real estate companies in Canada. With the realization that buyers and sellers were extremely concerned about confidentiality, the notion of a seniors’-specialized, boutique real estate company was formed to ensure that clients’ concerns of high sensitivity led to the formation of Carewest Properties Ltd. With complimentary services being added, the concept of a company that could contribute to fitting all of the “pieces of the puzzle” together became a reality. One of only two companies in the Country specializing primarily in the brokerage of seniors’ care and independent living facilities, we also have affiliations in the United States and the United Kingdom. Robin has benefited from, and contributed to an active “seniors” real estate market, producing sales of over 100 properties, residences and land acquisitions. His involvement in real estate began in the early 1980’s – culminating with his Broker/Agent designation in the mid 90’s, via the University of British Columbia. While Michael & Alfie continue their focus on dispositions and acquisitions, Robin is proud to be acting in the role of advisor and consultant to his many long-established clients. Robin’s boast: “We probably have the largest data base of buyers and sellers for this asset class in the Country”!
Michael began his commercial real estate career 25 years ago after completing the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Real Estate program and starting out with a large national commercial real estate company. He has specialized in land sales, businesses and investment real estate. Michael recently completed the internationally recognized CCIM (http://www.ccim.com/) program, giving him updated skills in financial, market and investment analysis.
Since joining Carewest in 2000 he has developed a thorough understanding of the seniors housing industry and has cultivated many key contacts. He has also gained experience in the non-profit sector by working with several societies to create their own real estate development and divesting strategies.
*Michael Baragon PREC (Personal Real Estate Corporation)
Alfred ‘ALFIE’ Macalino SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist)
Alfie was born and raised in Singapore. He brings to Carewest over 20 years of Corporate Marketing & Negotiation skills complementing his in-depth knowledge of both the Residential and Commercial Real Estate markets. An entrepreneur by heart, Alfie has spent the last couple of years working on his own Value-Added projects and finds Great Satisfaction in adding value for his clients too.
The SRES designation plus his continued research and passion in the Industry, allow him the ability to consult with Seniors/Retirees considering downsizing but most importantly, providing them guidance in planning next steps leading to their best options.
Achieving genuine Client Satisfaction is his principal focus. From Land/Property acquisitions, Real Estate Sales or Business growth strategies, Alfie has achieved very positive results in both Commercial & Residential Real Estate, and his connections with the Asian Market together with excellent local connections, make him a great team member.