Our Team

Prospero has an experienced team of executives and dedicated personnel.

Executive Team

President
Derek Lee

Derek Lee has 40 years’ experience in the real estate industry, with specializ...

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President
Derek Lee

Derek Lee has 40 years’ experience in the real estate industry, with specialized expertise in brokerage, property management, financing, commercial and residential development, and syndication.

After graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1982 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in urban land economics, he joined Prospero as a real estate broker, becoming its president in 1999. Derek’s membership affiliations include the Urban Development Institute, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Real Estate Institute of BC, and National Association of Industrial Office Properties. He is also an advisory board member of Balfour Pacific Funds.

Derek’s extensive community service includes having served on the boards of S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Business Family Centers, Heart and Stroke Foundation, BC Artscape, BC Progress Board and Tennis BC.

VP Residential Properties
Jeff Nightingale

Jeff Nightingale joined Prospero in 1988 as the property manager for a large pro...

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VP Residential Properties
Jeff Nightingale

Jeff Nightingale joined Prospero in 1988 as the property manager for a large project on the North Shore. In 1998, he was made Vice President - Residential Properties, and his duties were expanded to overseeing the residential division.

Today, Jeff works on a broad range of projects, developing valuable experience and industry contacts. He continues to work closely with property owners for many of Prospero's long-term clients.

An avid golfer, Jeff is active in the community, supporting his boys’ athletics by coaching rugby, soccer, and baseball.

VP Commercial Properties
Rick Halliday

Rick Halliday's real estate experience dates back to 1985 when he focused on bui...

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VP Commercial Properties
Rick Halliday

Rick Halliday's real estate experience dates back to 1985 when he focused on building operations and developing an in-depth understanding of building systems and construction.

Since joining Prospero in 1999, Rick has primarily been involved in retail and commercial management, as well as the redevelopment and tenanting of major retail and mixed-use properties in the Lower Mainland, the Interior of B.C., and Vancouver Island. As Vice President of Commercial Properties, Rick holds excellent relationships with national tenants and tenant representatives and local brokers. Additionally, his experience in operations and construction have been invaluable in tenant improvements, property redevelopment, and expansions.

Controller Property Management
Harvey Chow

Harvey Chow has over 25 years’ experience in the property management industry....

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Controller Property Management
Harvey Chow

Harvey Chow has over 25 years’ experience in the property management industry. He joined Prospero in 1996 as the Controller for Property Management and was responsible for the conversion and implementation of a new accounting system. Today, he oversees the accounting for an extensive portfolio of retail, office, industrial and apartment buildings and is a key member of the management team which oversees the implementation of Prospero’s policies and procedures.

Prior to joining Prospero, Harvey served with Colliers International as their accounting manager. In that role, he was instrumental in growing their property management division through overseeing the accounting for their Toronto, Calgary, and Edmonton offices, as well as implementing accounting systems for the company’s expansion into Victoria and Phoenix.

Property Manager
June Ip

June Ip started her career with Prospero in 2000 as the Executive/Sales Assistan...

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Property Manager
June Ip

June Ip started her career with Prospero in 2000 as the Executive/Sales Assistant to the President and his sales team. June assists in all facets of asset acquisition, syndication of investment properties and loan financing. Her professionalism is built on her past successful careers, which includes 15 years in the banking industry, as well as four years as an asset manager focusing on distressed U.S. properties acquisition and asset management.

In 2008 she earned her property management license in addition to her Real Property Administrator ("RPA") Designation. She currently looks after a portfolio of commercial properties on top of her multi-task duties.