Area: Cranbrook, Kimberley
Peter is a long time Kimberley resident and well known throughout the community. In 1990, the coast was calling, and Peter left his home of Kimberley for the big city of Vancouver drawn by the exciting and challenging opportunities in the fast growing film and television industry. There he worked on site in location management for well over a decade amassing many screen credits and gaining valuable management experience in the process. In 2008 in an attempt settle himself and his family, Peter returned to his home town of Kimberley with his new born twins Nick and Sofie, with their little sister Quinn joining the picture soon after. At this time, Peter began the transition from TV and Film to the challenging world of Real Estate working through UBC Sauder School of Business. He re-invented himself becoming licensed in rental property management and established a successful business in the local property markets. 6+ years have since passed, and last year Peter added strata management to his business profile, becoming licensed in August 2014. “We as a family enjoy all the Kimberley has to offer, the outdoor activities, camping, fishing, skiing, hiking, lakes and other organized sports.”
Darren Close has been an active member of the Kimberley community for over 12 years in addition to being involved in the local real estate market for 10 of them, holding a Managing Brokers License, in addition to trading, rental and strata management. Darren is the current Managing Broker with Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty in Kimberley, sits as the Past President of the Kimberley and District Chamber of Commerce and is the current Finance Chair and Director for the Kootenay Real Estate Board. Prior to entering the field of real estate, and parenthood, Darren’s background was in hospitality. He spent almost 15 years as chef, serving his apprenticeship in Toronto, and then traveling before settling back on the BC coast, more specifically, Victoria, his city of origin. The transition into real estate began in Victoria and was fostered by a new born son, and a desire to be more available to his child, which as many know is very difficult in the world of commercial kitchens. Darren is an avid cook, snow boarder, golfer, lake-enthusiast, minor hockey coach and recreational player. He thoroughly enjoys all aspects of living in Kimberley, and taking advantage of being a Dad and actively raising his 2 sons sharing all of their interests together. He is a coastal city boy at heart that has found a home in the BC Mountains!