Courtnee is a Vancouver born, Thompson Salish First Nations woman, from the Nlaka’pamux Nation in the southern interior of B.C. and is a member of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. Courtnee joined Lu’ma Development Management in December 2021 and brings with her eight plus years of professional experience and knowledge in a variety of commercial industries including, corporate office administration, business law, financial operations & loan qualification, real estate appraisal and property analysis.
Previously, Courtnee served the appraisal industry conducting market research and assisting in the preparation of appraisal reports for a wide range of commercial real estate in municipalities around the province, involving various vacant land parcels & development properties, including industrial buildings, multi-family developments, commercial office and retail mixed-use properties, with focus in expropriation related matters that required significant due diligence. Courtnee also has a strong background in client service, having served as the point of contact for a variety of commercial tenants on the execution of purchase and sale agreements, commercial lease and loan agreements, promissory note contracts, as well as assisting in reviewing & revising statements of adjustments, calculating bank reports and monthly rental payments including base rents, additional rents, taxes and management fees.
Courtnee is a Kwantlen Polytechnic University Graduate and holds a Certificate in Legal Administrative Studies and a Diploma in Business Administration. She also completed the Mortgage Brokerage in British Columbia Course / Examination at UBC Sauder School of Business and completed several courses at the University of British Columbia (Real Estate Division) in the Appraisal Institute of Canada – AIC Designation Program. She also competed the Introduction to Professional Practice (ITPP) Seminar at Sauder School of Business in October 2020.
Outside of the professional realm, Courtnee is involved with many Indigenous programs and organizations within her community, volunteering at several activities organized by the Aboriginal Education Program including the Stolo Awards, the Quebec Exchange Program, and the Aboriginal Education summer camp program. She also volunteered and organized an annual event for a charitable fundraiser known as the “Enchantment Project”, directing the process of gathering used grad dresses from friends and people within her community as well as volunteering as a hair stylist on the day of the event. Additionally, Courtnee is an advocate on behalf of young people with particular interest in supporting Indigenous people who have experienced trauma, and those facing systemic barriers to accessing quality mental health care. She has represented the voice of young people at many public speaking events within Vancouver and speaks to young adults and at-risk Indigenous youth, helping them build life skills through sharing her own personal experiences.
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