Diane Delves has spent the past 23 years leading and growing Abbotsford, B.C.-based Quantum Properties Group.
In her role as president and CEO, she oversees the development, construction and leasing of office buildings in B.C. Meanwhile, she also sets the development, construction and sales direction for the company’s condominium properties business.
In addition to working with Quantum, she founded, owned and operated Argent Appraisals before selling the company in 2006.
Outside of her company activities, Delves sits on TransLink’s external real estate development advisory committee. (TransLink is the transportation authority for the B.C. south coast region and operates its rapid-transit and bus systems.)
She has also served as a vice-chair at large and director with the Urban Development Institute’s Pacific region, chaired UDI’s Fraser Valley chapter and served on the boards of Partnerships B.C. and the Abbotsford Airport Authority for about five years and 10 years, respectively.
Partnerships B.C. is a provincial corporation that advises the government on public-private partnerships while also facilitating and evaluating them.
Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate.
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s.
In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star.
Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.