In the rarified realm of rental development and multifamily property investing in British Columbia, Seth Baker is a true standout. As the owner and founder of Multifamily Real Estate Services, Seth has become a formidable force in this fiercely competitive industry. Read on to find out how his unique background, traits, education, work experience and zest for continual improvement have converged to make him one of the most respected professionals in the Vancouver apartment building brokerage world.
Seth’s company, Multifamily Real Estate Services, is a widely respected real estate brokerage firm that specializes in connecting professional real estate investors with lucrative opportunities in Metro Vancouver and throughout the province. Located directly in the city, the company assists in the sale of some of the most valuable apartment buildings in the world. Seth’s commitment to forging powerful relationships with multifamily investors and developers provides a unique ability to help all parties realize the best potential out of any given transaction.
A masterful communicator and skillful analyst, Seth’s entrepreneurial spirit has helped him and his company to rise to the top of the rental development world. Clients routinely remark upon his uncanny ability to deliver what they need through a unique combination of incisive analysis, elite salesmanship and bold entrepreneurship.
A self-professed student of life, Seth spends his spare time – what there is of it – devouring books about psychology, economics and modern business. His “secret talent,” getting people to agree, plays a huge role in his ongoing success in the apartment building investment industry.
Throughout his professional real estate brokerage career, Seth has been personally responsible for more than $125 million in commercial real estate sales – a figure that grows daily. A member of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the largest in the province, he holds the highest possible license with the Real Estate Council of British Columbia. Never one to rest on his laurels, Seth is also actively involved with a wide array of professional organizations, including LandlordBC, the British Columbia Non-Profit Housing Association and the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association.
Seth Baker didn’t get where he is through pure chance. From his earliest years, his drive and ambition prompted him to continually attain the education and experiences that he needed to become the best at what he does. He obtained his Managing Broker’s License from the Sauder School of Business at UBC, which laid the foundation for his meteoric rise in the Vancouver multifamily real estate world. Prior to establishing Multifamily Real Estate Services, Seth was mentored at Klein Group Commercial and Royal LePage, where he received awards for Top 3 Percent in British Columbia and Top 1 Percent in Canada. These experiences laid the foundation for what would become a wildly successful professional career.
Indeed, Seth distinguished himself as a Managing Broker at Marcus & Millichap, where he served as the leading member of the firm’s National Multi-Housing Group. He also spent time as the Director and Chair of the Development Committee for Red Door Housing Society. At Red Door, Seth oversaw a rental housing portfolio that was valued at more than $120 million. During his tenure, he oversaw several important multifamily development projects, including 51 rental units that are currently being built in East Vancouver. To say that he has already left his mark on the Vancouver multifamily real estate industry would be a massive understatement.
In his quest for continual improvement both professionally and personally, Seth and his firm are actively involved with many respected industry organizations, including:
Seth stays inspired and driven in his career by surrounding himself with successful, self-made people, including investors and developers. He enjoys working with entrepreneurs who have started small and become the best at what they do, building valuable portfolios along the way. These include talented professionals at some of Canada’s top REITs and asset-management firms.
Perhaps most importantly of all, Seth Baker has enormous respect for well-stewarded multigenerational wealth and enjoys assisting individuals who have inherited businesses with growing their portfolios. Seth understands that real estate is a multigenerational asset that benefits not only current investors but their children and grandchildren as well. As he is fond of noting, today’s efforts can pay off for many decades to come – and he loves nothing better than helping clients to realize those incredible benefits through savvy rental development investing.
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