Alex’s extensive experience in accounting, finance, and business management spans more than 30 years. He taught business courses for the Business Development Bank, in Vancouver, for several years. As a principal in an accounting firm, he assisted entrepreneurs to prepare and analyze their prospective business plans, and prepare and present financing proposals to both conventional and private funding sources. He managed a small niche-market financing firm funded by his high-net-worth clients.
As an entrepreneur Alex has been involved in a broad cross-section of industries. He is as comfortable working at the corporate level as he is working shoulder to shoulder with a construction crew. Even as a consultant, Alex’s approach to accounting and to business in general is to “roll up your sleeves and get it done……” As witness to that, he still has a commercial driving license, and, if needed, can jump into an excavator or loader to do a day’s work operating heavy machinery.
In addition, Alex has some ten years direct experience in commercial real estate development and management. He obtained his license as a Realtor and joined Barwise Realty in November of 2020. Alex will focus on commercial real estate leasing and sales, the sale of active businesses, and on developing a property management service under the Barwise umbrella.