Our story began in 1944, when Macdonald Realty was established by John Macdonald and Al Steel. Specializing in residential properties on Vancouver’s Westside, our company grew and evolved over the decades. Then, in 1990, a new chapter in our story began under the leadership of current owner and CEO Lynn Hsu. That vision involved creating a full-service real estate company, capable of offering a much wider range of services to meet our clients’ needs. By the end of the decade, through a series of mergers, acquisitions and strategic affiliations, Macdonald Realty had become among the most well-known real estate companies in British Columbia.
As is often the case, timing is everything. In our case, our company’s transformation coincided with Vancouver’s rise on the world stage. Perched on the Pacific Rim, attracting visitors, celebrities and investors from around the world, almost overnight the city went from being an undiscovered jewel to an international hotspot — and one of the hottest real estate locations on the planet.
Since then, our company has continued growing. We know British Columbia, from its big cities to its small towns, with offices in the province’s major real estate centres — including Vancouver/the Lower Mainland, Whistler, the Okanagan, and Vancouver Island. Beyond BC, through connections and a trusted network, our reach stretches much farther: across Canada and around the world.
Macdonald Realty was established in 1944 by John Macdonald and Al Steel as a boutique residential brokerage firm specializing in properties on Vancouver’s Westside.
Macdonald Realty moves into its current location at 2105 West 38th Avenue in Kerrisdale.
Vancouver hosts the World’s Fair, Expo ‘86, in the industrial land that would later become Yaletown. The Skytrain and Canada Place open. Expo ‘86 is a turning point in Vancouver’s history and mark’s our emergence onto the international stage.
The company’s modern era begins under the leadership of Lynn Hsu and a new management team.
Macdonald Realty’s expansion era begins with an office opening in Kelowna.
Macdonald Commercial opens to provide sales, leasing, and property management services.
Macdonald Realty opens Platinum Project Marketing and it becomes one of the top project marketing firms as condo development expands across the city.
Macdonald Realty expands to Vancouver Island, opening the first office in Victoria.
Vancouver hosts the Winter Olympic Games. City improvements include the Canada Line, Richmond Oval, and the new neighbourhood of Olympic Village. Other major improvements include the highway to Whistler.
Macdonald Real Estate Group is Western Canada’s largest integrated brokerage offering residential sales, commercial sales and leasing, property and asset management, strata management and project marketing.
Macdonald Real Estate Group is named the Biggest BC Business Owned by a Woman by Business in Vancouver and has an annual sales volume of $12.8 billion, with over 10,000+ transactions and 1100 agents, brokers and staff working in 20 offices.
Serving British Columbia for 80+ years, Macdonald Realty provides property-related services with a commitment to innovation and professionalism.
We provide an exceptional real estate experience by offering superior analysis, guidance, and negotiation services in order to achieve maximum results for our clients.
We are pleased you are considering Macdonald Realty for your real estate needs. We love what we do and would welcome the opportunity to put our knowledge and that passion to work for you.