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 “Seniors Care Division” at the Vancouver office of one of the largest National real estate companies in Canada. Within 2 years it became apparent that the need to maintain confidentiality led to the formation of Carewest Properties Ltd., with complimentary services being added, the concept of a Company that could make all the “pieces of the puzzle” fit, became a reality. One of only two companies in the Country specializing primarily in the brokerage of Seniors’ Care and Independent Living Residencies, while having affiliations in the United States and the UK became an obvious benefit. Our team has become highly knowledgeable in this specialized asset class actively leading to the achievement of sales well of over 100 properties, residences and land acquisitions. Robin’s 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 pleased to be acting in the role of advisor and consultant to his many, long-established clients. Robin’s boast: “We likely have the largest data base of buyers and sellers for this asset class in the Country”!
Michael began his Commercial Real Estate career in 1986 after completing BCIT’s Commercial Real Estate program. He began his sales career with a national Commercial Real Estate company. Prior to Seniors Housing, he specialized in land sales, businesses and investment real estate. Michael attained the CCIM designation in 2012. CCIM is an internationally recognized Commercial Real Estate certification providing professional commercial realtors with updated skills in CRE finance, and market and investment analysis.
Since joining Carewest in 2000, Michael has developed a thorough understanding of the seniors housing industry and has established and maintained valuable relationships with BC’s Senior Housing operators including within the non-profit and government agency sectors. Most recently Michael has successfully marketed many Foreclosures and Court Ordered sales, mostly in the Seniors Housing sector.
*Michael Baragon PREC (Personal Real Estate Corporation)
Alfred ‘ALFIE’ Macalino SRES
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 (Senior Real Estate Specialist) 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.