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Jonathan Friesen

Jonathan was raised in a small Japanese coastal town along the Sea of Japan during the rapid economic growth of the 1960s. He attended boarding school in Tokyo in the 70s and University in Los Angeles in the 80s. Together with his family, he settled in Vancouver and began a career in property development. Jonathan has also held advisory roles with developments in Japan and the south seas.

Jonathan is a co-founder of Mission Group Enterprises Ltd. where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. With a diverse perspective gained by his global experience, he has learned that success is a process which is best navigated not by fitting in, but by being different.

Jonathan currently serves on several boards and holds an ICD.D designation. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his family, cycling and traveling.

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Cory Wright

Cory is the founder and Managing Broker of William Wright Commercial. Since its inception in 2013, he has successfully closed over $500,000,000 in commercial investment properties ranging from large-scale open-air shopping centers to highly desirable Vancouver development sites and everything in between.

Nathan Armour

Nathan Armour is a team leader at the New Westminster Office and recognized as one of the top producing brokers at William Wright. Hired in 2015 as the 4th representing broker, Nathan worked closely alongside the owner and founder, Cory Wright in learning every inch of the industry from property valuations, business sales, investment opportunities, and understanding the needs of each client in every asset class. Nathan’s background in management and the hospitality industry has played a key role in providing his best foot forward for every client that brings both results and an enjoyable experience. His business mindset is to build a culture of execution to improve the commercial real estate experience.

Prior to joining William Wright Commercial, Nathan Armour specialized in the hospitality industry in Yaletown for over 10 years. During the peak of his career he was overseeing two multi-million-dollar restaurants with over a hundred plus employees.

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