About Montage Premium Properties Real Estate Team
Lisa Gill, along with her family, own Halostar Development Corporation. Halostar has specialized in residential and commercial construction for over 50 years. Lisa heads up purchasing and sales for Halostar which is based out of the lower mainland. Lisa’s expertise in the building and construction industry reassures the buyer that any questions they might have regarding the condition of the home will be well answered and the home will be priced accurately. Lisa has been active in real estate for over a decade, working along side her partner, Danielle Howcroft. Together they have made an efficient and knowledgeable team.
Danielle Howcroft has spent 11 years working in foreclosure law. That invaluable experience combined with her real estate knowledge has led to a unique skill set allowing her to understand both sides of the foreclosure equation. Danielle, along with her partner, Lisa Gill have been selling homes in the lower mainland area with confidence for several years. Danielle feels that her unique marketing approach will provide value to all stakeholders in the foreclosure process creating a win/win situation for all. Together Lisa and Danielle offer an efficient and knowledgeable team.
About Macdonald Realty
Macdonald Realty was established in 1944 by John Macdonald and Al Steel as a boutique
residential brokerage fi rm specializing in properties on Vancouver’s exclusive West Side. In 1974
Gregory Carros, a young entrepreneur, purchased the company, and expanded the fi rm together
with his partner Ronald Dick. By the late 1980’s, the company had developed a very strong brand
name and market presence in Vancouver, with a reputation for professional excellence already
The company’s modern era began in 1990, under the leadership of Lynn Hsu and a new
management team, who were all dedicated to creating a truly integrated real estate organization.
The timing coincided with Vancouver’s emergence onto the international stage. In a few short
years the city went from “undiscovered jewel” to “international hotspot”, perched strategically on
the Pacifi c Rim and attracting visitors, celebrities, and investors from around the world.
Throughout the nineties a series of mergers, acquisitions, and strategic affi liations spurred
Macdonald Realty’s growth throughout British Columbia. Building on our established strength and
experience in Residential Sales, the new management group expanded the company’s business
interests to include Commercial Sales and Leasing, Property Management, Development and
Project Management, Project Marketing, Luxury Property Marketing, Mortgage Brokering and
Lending, and Training.
In the Fall of 2004, company leadership decided to pursue strategic franchise growth across
Western Canada, which established Macdonald Realty in new markets in B.C. and Alberta.
Today, Macdonald Realty has evolved into the most diversifi ed brokerage, management and
consultancy organization in Western Canada’s real estate industry, and is perfectly positioned for
further growth and success in the 21st century.