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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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Adam Scalena


Adam is a full-service realtor, specializing in Vancouver’s best areas. His systematic approach to real estate and dedication to his clients has consistently placed him within the top 10% of realtors operating within Greater Vancouver.

Matt Scalena


Matt is real estate obsessed and considers himself a lifelong student of the Vancouver real estate market. As a co-manager of the Scalena Real Estate team, Matt prides himself on expertly advising buyers and sellers on all aspects of the fast-paced, dynamic Vancouver real estate market. He is present at every stage of the process, from that first phone call or email right through to when keys are exchanged between sellers and buyers.

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