Canada Permanent Trust, North Vancouver hires Brian McCullough.
One month later, Brian sells his first home.
Stock markets crash in North America. Mortgage rates hit 21%. Brian continues to grow his real estate business and is ranked in top 5 % of realtors for his office sales achievements.
(March) Brian is awarded Production Leader of the Month in British Columbia by Realty World.
Brian is awarded #1 Listing Realtor and also #1 Sales Realtor for Northern Lights Real Estate Board, after only a short time in the business.
Brian is elected President of the Northern Lights Real Estate Board.
Brian is elected as a director of the British Columbia Real Estate Association.
Brian is again awarded for top achievement for Northern Lights Real Estate Board.
Touché Ross Limited selects Brian after interviewing 26 National companies, to help liquidate the commercial assets of Pioneer Trust Company who has many shopping malls within its portfolio. Brian, after reading the book “The New Entrepreneurs” calls all of the wealthiest people in Canada in this book to sell Pioneer Trusts Assets. Brian successfully sells the largest of its Northern B.C. shopping Centre’s the same year and is again awarded Top sales for Real Estate Board.
Brian is awarded #1 Realtor for Northern Lights Real Estate Board for total sales volume.
Brian decides to relocate his family to Vancouver Island. He joins Coast Realty in Nanaimo as their 14th Realtor a company formed by 6 Realtors wanting to break free from franchise restrictions in order to establish an independent company that remains to this day, committed to ” People above All “.
The City of Nanaimo begins to revitalize the downtown area with construction of a waterfront promenade.
Brian establishes a marketing strategy to market sub dividable properties in Nanaimo. He successfully markets 72 residential lot sales in Cathers Landing that year through 1990. This development serves as the catalyst for neighborhood development in the Jingle Pot area of Nanaimo. All this done without an assistant or even a computer!
Brian is awarded #1 Realtor for Coast Realty in Nanaimo. Successfully sells out “Lakewood Village Estates” a large development of adult-oriented townhomes. Brian continues to balance new home construction with resale home sales.
Nanaimo continues to expand with construction of multi-family waterfront condos downtown to connect to the promenade and boat harbour.
Coast Realty Group begins its steady expansion from a single office to 15 real estate offices on Vancouver Island.
Real Estate and stock markets in North America experiences major pull back. Brian continues to expand his commercial and residential sales and focuses on attracting new investors from out of town markets.
Brian sells a rural shopping mall concept to an Alberta company and leases the project out to bring Cedar its first Shopping Mall.
Brian is hired by Windley Contracting to market the only industrial centre project of it’s kind at the time where buyers own their buildings but lease the underlying land for 10 years with an option to buy at the end of the lease. Wellington Center is a great success.
Brian is hired to help design a concept and then market the industrial strata units at 1850 Northfield Road ” Northfield Center”.
City of Nanaimo awards Brian “Industrial Design Award” for real estate excellence with development project design for 1850 Northfield Center and Coast Realty awards Brian for top sales achievement and is voted “Most professional Realtor” by his real estate peers.
Brian is presented with top sales achievement award by Coast Realty.
Brian is again presented with sales achievement award by Coast Realty and is voted “Most Professional Realtor” by his real estate peers.
Brian is presented with sales achievement award and again voted as “Most Professional Realtor” by his real estate peers.
Brian is voted as “Most Professional Realtor” by his real estate peers.
Brian is awarded #1 Realtor for Coast Realty in Nanaimo with consistent top sales achievement and is voted “Most Professional Realtor” by his real estate peers.
Coast Realty becomes the #1 largest independent real estate company for Vancouver Island and maintains 15 real estate offices on Vancouver Island from Ladysmith to Campbell River and Ucluelet to Powell River.
Brian sells the “Old Rutherford Golf Course” to make way for a multi-phase single family / townhome development.
Brian is awarded the Gold CARE Award by Canadian Home Builder’s Association for “Best Realtor on Vancouver Island for New Home Sales”. Brian remains the ONLY Realtor in Nanaimo to achieve this award for sales. Brian is also presented with top sales award by Coast Realty.
McCullough Marketing completes over $26.5 million in real estate transactions in a single year. Brian cautions clients to heed some concerns about economic times changing and warns buyers not to buy “more than they can afford”.
Brian celebrates 20 years working with Coast Realty Group now numbering over 300 professional realtors in the company.
Economy is pushed into recession and real estate sales drop by over 50 % compared to year previous. McCullough Marketing has now completed over 800 sales and over $100 million in real estate sales.
Nanaimo received the Top 25 Canada award in Trip Advisor’s 2008 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Award. Nanaimo also named as Cultural Capital of Canada, making it one of only 4 cities to be given this honor.
Brian is again voted “Most Professional Realtor” by his real estate peers.
Coast Realty expands their website to include all 15 office’s listings on one single website, serving the needs of anyone thinking of buying in Nanaimo and Vancouver Island.
Brian sells out “The Montebello” a 27-unit condo development in central Nanaimo after the original builder falls into foreclosure. The Montebello becomes the ONLY condo project to 100% sell out in 2009 and does so in only a few short months.
Brian is again awarded the distinction of being the #1 top selling Realtor for all of Coast Realty.
Brian sells more lakefront homes in Nanaimo than any other single Realtor for previous 3 years in total.
Brian / McCullough Marketing sells out 18 rancher subdivision in Uplands area offering main level entry homes ideal for empty nesters and homeowners wanting to customize their next home.
Brian is awarded #1 Realtor of the Year (based on sales achievements) for Coast Realty – setting a record for Coast Realty agents for years winning #1 Realtor Award as well as “Most Professional Realtor” as voted by his real estate peers.
Brian sells out Amblewood Village Phase I – one of the only townhome/duplex developments to sell out that year.
Brian sells out “Southridge Estates” a new development of family homes in Chase River.
Brian is awarded marketing contract for “Pacifica” – a waterfront condo high rise in downtown core.
Brian is named #1 Realtor for Coast Realty Nanaimo for Annual Sales Volume for 2011.
Brian sells the land, negotiates approvals for re-zoning and development and is awarded the marketing contract for “Portsmouth Professional Centre” which will offer newly constructed commercial buildings for sale targeted for medical and professional use, and condos on the second level for individual sale that are set for construction in Spring 2013.
Brian lists the 2nd phase of “West RIDGE”, a development near Westwood Lake that Brian handled the acquisition of the acreage as well as redevelopment and subsequently marketing of the new homes.
Brian is selected as the realtor to handle the sale of a 1614 Morey Rd, commercial building in central Nanaimo that is fully tenanted with a long-term lease. Brian also lists for sale a 20-pad mobile home park with shop and detached home in Cedar. Brian, after extensive building and subdivision approvals, starts marketing of one-acre commercial lots in new development on Bowen Rd. in central Nanaimo. Brian handles the marketing of a freestanding building in “Wellington Centre” which is being offered for sale for $3,995,000.
After dozens of great years with Coast Realty, McCullough Marketing moves offices to RE/MAX of Nanaimo.
Brian successfully completes the West Ridge subdivision having sold all new homes there
Brian sells out first phase of Pacific Station
Brian successfully closes the sale of 1815 Bowen Road and works on the subdivision of the lands to provide for a future comprehensive development for past clients which will also be the future location for VI Fitness Lady’s Only facility
Brian lists and successfully sells 1006 Herring Gull Way Parksville hockey school complex and mini storage
Brian successfully lists and sells 76 Pryde Ave stratified condominium complex
Brian successfully completes the sale of 823 Stanhope Road in Parksville to make way for a subdivision across from Wembley Mall
Brian lists and successfully sells out Ashcroft Place subdivision in Parksville
Brian lists and sells out 1847 Dufferin Crescent commercial / multi-family complex
Brian lists 4800 Cedar Ridge Place after a failed attempt to develop by the previous owners
Brian successfully sells 4800 Cedar Ridge Place which will be developed into 172 new condominium homes
Brian lists and successfully sells 2116 Alberni Hyw which was the former 20+ acre site and sanctuary for exotic birds
Brian lists and successfully sells 960 England Ave which becomes the future home of Long & McQuade
Brian successfully markets and sells 1815 Bowen Road which becomes the new location of Nanaimo’s largest professional Day Care Centre
Brian Lists the 2nd phase of 1849 Dufferin Crescent and starts leasing out the project to medical use tenants
Vancouver Island enters the Covid19 Pandemic
Brian sells Sea Land Market on Nanaimo’s waterfront beside the BC Ferry Terminal. This is a large multi-use, multi-tenanted existing commercial development SOLD to past clients who will do a complete refit of the existing buildings and site with an expansion to maximize site coverage and Brian will do the future leasing once refit is complete
Brian sells Saturnina Island which will be preserved as a park. The donor of the island is the Wilson 5 Foundation, which is the family foundation of Lululemon Athletica founder Chip Wilson and his wife Shannon, who was a lead designer at the company. Chip Wilson said some places on the West Coast are “virtually untouched” and the family wants to make sure they remain that way “forever.” Brian worked in conjunction with BC Parks Foundation and Wilson 5 Foundation to help acquire this magnificent jewel for all to enjoy.
Brian had the pleasure of helping relocate Andre’s Electronic Experts with the purchase of their NEW buildings and NEW location which is now their Island Flagship Sales and Distribution Centre in Nanaimo at 1875 Boxwood Road. Andre’s Electronic Experts has 34 locations in BC.
Brian lists and sells Nanaimo’s most expensive non-waterfront homes at a price of $3,999,000.
Brian works with a large BC company that builds purpose-built rental housing across Canada and helps to acquire 2.59 acres in Parksville BC behind the Wembley Mall for up to 150 units of much-needed rental housing. This is the largest sale land in Parksville for many years
Brian leases out 19,279 SF of space in Nanaimo for a World-class gymnastics club that will train and help young gymnasts on Vancouver Island achieve their future athletic goals
Brian lists and sells Nanaimo’s premier office complex which he previously sold to his clients in 2016
Brian receives in November from RE/MAX of Western Canada congratulations for being in the Top 100 (#36) for RE/MAX of Western Canada
Brian receives a Lifetime Achievement Award from RE/MAX of Western Canada which is the highest achievement for the number of years with RE/MAX