About Us

Fort Park Property Management and Real Estate is run by a team of experienced real estate professionals. We provide strata property management services across the Greater Vancouver area in Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, White Rock, Surrey, and Coquitlam. We also offer services for properties located in remote locations throughout BC. We are a tech-forward company, always pushing for new ways of doing things!

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Our Team

Chris Stepchuk CEO at Fort Park Property Management

Chris Stepchuk

CEO and Managing Broker

Chris is passionate about all things Real Estate, having started out as an investor back in the day. Chris is one of the co-founders of Fort Park Real Estate, and holds his Managing Broker license in both BC and his home Province of Alberta.

Chris loves traveling, martial arts, skiing, hanging out with his kids, collecting comics and toys, and watching his Edmonton Oilers win (sometimes)!

Favourite Movies: The Empire Strikes Back, Fight Club, American Psycho

Favourite Hobby: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Joel Murdoch COO and Co-Founder at Fort Park Property Management and Real Estate

Joel Murdoch

COO and Co-Founder

Joel brings a focus in training and education, mentorship and company culture in an effort to build an employee focused business.

Joel is a licensed Strata Agent, Rental Manager and Real Estate Agent. He has been in the real estate industry since 2008, getting his start in real estate investing.

In his spare time you'll find him snowboarding, playing squash, yoga, reading or watching live music. He is also a dedicated Edmonton OIlers and Toronto Blue Jays fan.

Favourite Movies: There are too many to list, but a few classics that he watches on repeat are: It's a Wonderful Life, Braveheart, Goonies.

Louisa De Barras Property Accountant and Administrator at Fort Park Property Management and Real Estate

Louisa De Barras

Property Accountant

Louisa has been with Fort Park for over 5 years in different capacities. She enjoys playing video games, hiking with friends, and her annual Lord of The Rings Trilogy viewing marathon!

Darcy MacDougall

Senior Accountant

Darcy brings a huge amount of experience to the Fort Park team from within the Strata Management industry!

Gilbert Lee Strata Agent at Fort Park Property Management and Real Estate

Gilbert Lee

Strata Agent

Before getting into the wild world of Professional Real Estate, Gilbert worked in a coffee shop, retail clothing store, and even a betting Centre in Hong Kong! Gilbert speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese, and loves watching Manchester United lose!

Favourite Movies - Terminator 2 and Leon the Professional

Favourite Hobbies - Watching movies, video gaming, soccer comics etc.

Chelsia Mak Property Administrator at Fort Park Property Management and Real Estate

Chelsia Mak

Property Administrator

Chelsia is originally from Hong Kong, but has called Calgary and now Vancouver home for years!

Chelsia has an extensive background in the property management industry, and enjoys working at Fort Park because it's a paperless company, and she is not allowed to touch printers or scanners! ☺

Favorite movie – Top Gun Maverick

Favorite hobby - Happy Hour

Wendy Johnson Property Administrator at Fort Park Property Management and Real Estate

Wendy Johnson

Property Administrator

Wendy worked in the Law field for 30 + years prior to joining the team at Fort Park! Wendy has two kids, and loves reality TV!

Favourite Movies- anything with Johnny Depp!

Favourite Hobbies- music, walking, reading and meditating

Skylar Dennis Property Administrator at Fort Park Property Management and Real Estate

Skylar Dennis

Property Administrator

Skylar’s been in the property management game since 2019, starting out as a manager and then moving into administration. Originally from Calgary, she moved to Vancouver in January 2020 and hasn't looked back since!

In her civilian life, she is passionate about live music, loving here people, and winged eyeliner.

Favourite Movies- Clueless, Jennifer's Body and The Virgin Suicides.

Favourite Hobbies- makeup artistry, laughing until I cry, and teaching myself to do nail extensions. (Yes, I can type with them!)

Mark Nduru Strata Agent at Fort Park Property Management and Real Estate

Mark Nduru

Strata Agent

Mark would describe himself as positive, self-sufficient, supportive of other people, passionate about his work, and someone who can be relied upon.

He strives to make sure that he is better than what he was yesterday.

Favourite movie - American Gangster

Favourite hobby - Travel

Anthony Zhang

Strata Agent

Anthony joined Fort Park recently after working for several of the larger Property Management companies in Vancouver. He loves Sushi!

Favourite Movie- The Shawshank Redemption

Favourite Hobby: Gaming

Zoey Zhu

Strata Agent

Zoey pursued management studies for both her bachelor's and master's degrees. Her passion for traveling is from the thrill of expanding her horizons and immersing herself in various cultures and environments. Furthermore, she loves dogs! She has a cute dog, Loki, who is the most important part in her life.

Favorite Movie: The Little Mermaid (1989)

Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, Painting, Interior design

Duleeka Weerasinghe

Property Accountant

Duleeka completed her Bachelor of Business Administration in international business and Master of Business Administration and gained more than 3 years’ work experience in finance and accounting in the corporate sector. She is passionate about learning new things, gathering knowledge, and undertaking new experiences. Her parents and husband are the greatest source of inspiration in her life, and she loves spending time with them.

Favourite Hobbies – Listening to the Music, Oil painting, Watching movies

Favourite sport – Table Tennis

Andrew McGee

Property Administrator

Andrew has been in Canada for 7 years coming from Ireland, and is happy to call Vancouver home!

He has spent the past three years working in the financial industry and most recently in financial planning.

Andrew loves spending time with his kid, traveling, and good food!.

Favourite Movie - any and all James Bonds

Favourite Hobbies- Getting up at 4am on my weekends to watch his team (Manchester United) lose and then complain about them to his wife who could care less. Watching UFC, hiking, tennis and investments (Not crypto!)

Deborah Buttar

Strata Agent

Deborah brings a wealth of experience in strata management, with a focus on both commercial and residential properties. Her keen eye for detail and strong organizational skills have helped her effectively manage complex strata communities, ensuring smooth operations and satisfied residents.

Hobbies:
Outside of work, Deborah enjoys immersing herself in the great outdoors. Whether it's gathering around a bonfire with friends, stargazing under the night sky, or embarking on leisurely horseback rides, she finds solace in nature. Deborah's furry companion is her constant companion on walks, adding joy to her outdoor adventures. When indoors, she cherishes quality time with her son, bonding over their favorite movies. "Sex and the City 2" holds a special place in her heart, offering both entertainment and a glimpse into the world of friendship and fashion.

Deborah's diverse interests and dedication to her work make her a valuable asset to any strata management team.

Evelyn Francis

Strata Agent

Evelyn's two favorite movies are The Shawshank Redemption and the original 1972 release of The Poseidon Adventure.

When not working, she loves to read books based on true events and go for long walks, ride her bike and playing tennis. Travel is also huge on Evelyn's list and every year, she likes to plan a grand adventure.

Muhammad Hussain

Strata Agent

With an academic background in accountancy, mass communication and administrative science coupled with specialized training in real estate trading services and strata management from UBC, Muhammad is passionate about excelling, and providing exceptional customer service to the stratas he works with.

His favourite movies include 12 Angry Men (1957), Back to the Future (all three), First Knight and Dil Chahta He (Bollywood).

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Our Story

Chris Stepchuk is an avid real estate investor and is incredibly passionate about everything and anything to do with real estate. He has been active in the real estate market since 2003, when he purchased his very first revenue property. He loves the creative financing aspect of investing, rehabbing worn out properties and making them look new, and particularly sharing his ideas and experiences with others.

Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, he and his brother built up a good sized portfolio of residential real estate in a relatively short period of time during the Alberta boom. Along the way, he gained a lot of experience in managing rental properties. Using various property management companies to help look after his portfolio in addition to managing his own, he quickly learned what he liked and didn’t like about what services property managers were offering.

Upon moving to Vancouver in 2005, Chris began using the same formula in B.C. and teamed up with his long time friend and business partner Joel Murdoch. They soon began purchasing, renovating, and managing their own rental properties. In the summer of 2008, Joel and Chris decided to use their extensive knowledge and experience to help out other investors and owners with their property management and strata management needs. Thus, Fort Park Property Management was born, and they haven’t looked back since!

In 2010, Fort Park started to focus on Strata Management, identifying the growing trend of condo living taking place in Vancouver. They have since built up a great team of enthusiastic staff who work out of their Richmond office, and now focus most of their time in the strata world. Fort Park utilizes a unique combination of technology, responsiveness, pragmatism, professionalism, transparency, and a team approach to strata management that is quite unique in the industry. They consider themselves to be business advisors, helping BC strata corporations run like efficient small businesses should.

What does the name mean?

We get asked this exact question by our clients all the time. Fort Park is actually the name of the Kindergarten/Elementary school that the company’s founders attended WAY back in the early 80s growing up in Fort Saskatchewan just outside of Edmonton. Long since torn down and turned into a shopping centre, it still brings a warm smile to the faces of those who remember it, and is very symbolic of their roots. We felt that it made a good name for a Real Estate company for a couple of reasons. First of all, a Fort signifies security, strength, and stability; very important in the real estate management world. Secondly, a Park symbolizes a place for people to live and play with their children and families, as well as our commitment to using less paper and keeping things as green as we can.