About the Episode

 

About the Guests 

Lydia Tay

Lydia Tay Stratagize GuestVice President, Human Resources, FirstService Residential BC 


 Lydia Tay serves as Vice President of HR at FirstService Residential BC. Lydia supports leaders and associates for all HR services, ranging from recruitment and onboarding to career development and recognition.
 
Lydia started her career in London, England and has since developed expertise in Recruitment, Employee Engagement, Change Management and Learning & Development from working in the consulting, private industry and the academic sectors. Most recently, Lydia was the Manager of Employee Engagement and Development for Purdys Chocolatier where she redefined the organization’s approach to employee experience and culture, culminating in a Glassdoor Best Places to Work award.

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About the Hosts

Brent Anderson

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Business Development Director, FirstService Residential British Columbia

As Business Development Director, Brent is responsible for the continued growth and strategy of FirstService Residential’s Market throughout British Columbia. 


Brent’s professional career in sales began selling souvenirs at Canucks games back at the PNE Coliseum. For the past 15 years, has been closely working with strata managers as a salesperson for various trades, including painting, high-rise window cleaning, and HVAC services.

The sales world is full of cookie-cutter reps who lead with their ego and put their needs ahead of the customers. Not Brent; he is passionate about the needs and goals of his clients and specializes in bringing them peace of mind. 
  
Brent lives in South Surrey with his wife and their Jack Russell Terrier. He is an avid hiker and budding kayak enthusiast. 

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James Milne

James-M.pngBusiness Development Director, FirstService Residential British Columbia

As Business Development Director, James is responsible for the continued growth and strategy of FirstService Residential’s Market throughout British Columbia. 

James takes a consultative approach to his role, recognizing that having the right fit between a community and its management is crucial to long-term success. Prior to joining FirstService, James worked in luxury hotel management and business-to-business sales. 

James has more than 20 years of experience in customer-facing roles and a true passion for customer service. He is a licensed strata manager and has a degree in Business Management. 

When not working, James is also an avid mountain biker and serves as the President of one of BC’s largest non-profit mountain bike clubs.

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About Stratagize Podcast

Over 1.5 million people live in strata housing in the Province of British Columbia. Yet given its commonality (and because everyone would prefer to watch reruns of the nightly news than read the Strata Property Act), most people are at a loss when it comes to understanding such an important framework for how many of us live our lives in proximity with one another.

Stratagize features conversations with industry leaders and experts who share their knowledge to demystify an industry that impacts the lives of more than 1 out of 3 British Columbians. Whether you are a council member, owner, investor, or renter this show will cover topics that will improve your experience of strata living.