Having relocated to the Okanagan in 1990, Gerry has since been proud to call the Okanagan his home. Gerry found his niche in the award-winning Gallagher’s Canyon development when the community was first established, and has had flourishing success ever since.
Gerry’s persistence in the Gallagher’s Canyon development earned him recognition by the Canadian Homebuilders Association as the “Best Salesperson in New Home Construction”, both regionally and provincially. Proof of this effective persistence; Gerry still currently holds the majority of the Gallagher’s Canyon market, while extending his reach throughout the entire Central Okanagan.
With over 20 years in the profession, Gerry has been a “Top Producer” and award winning Realtor every year since he entered the field. The Fraser Patridge Group continues to specialize in high-end niches such as lifestyle and recreational properties for buyers and sellers alike.
Partnered with the experienced George Patridge, Gerry has his thoughts set higher than ever before and is as ambitious as ever to get out and promote the Okanagan. Its opportunities, lifestyle, and magnificent beauty.
A former Manitoba resident, George relocated to the Okanagan in 1980. Years have passed, yet George’s opinion on the Okanagan has not faltered, as he remains convinced that he lives nowhere short of paradise. George, like many others, fell in love with the Okanagan and found the perfect place for him and his family to be.
George’s own experiences drive his keen attitude towards Okanagan real estate. He is determined to show every client how much there is to love about the Okanagan, and to find housing options that can make anybody take part in this paradise. His ambition, passion, and strong communication skills, allow for George to fully satisfy his clients, whether they are buying property, or selling it.
Realizing that real estate is a serious business, George has no holds barred when it comes to negotiations, however his demeanor is really what sets him apart from the competition. With a soft and relaxed attitude, George makes sure his clients are always comfortable, no matter what situation may arise. It is this approach that has earned George many consecutive Top Sales Performer and/or President Club Honors yearly.
To give back to the community he has come to love so much, George has made numerous contributions for his community in ways such as serving as the President of the Kelowna Minor Football Association for over 10 years, an organizer for the Leukemia Research Foundation Committee, a member of the Sport Kelowna Fields Advisory Committee, and past member of the Okanagan Real Estate Board Professional Standards Committee.
I was born in Victoria but later moved to Vancouver to further my first career as a musician. I spent 15 years as a touring musician and creative voice in the band Hot Hot Heat. Through my work with the band, I was able to travel the world extensively and play many shows and festivals with other acts such as the Foo Fighters, The Killers, Randy Bachman, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay. I was fortunate enough to play some of the biggest stages in the world on five continents and was nominated for 2 Juno awards. It taught me invaluable lessons in interpersonal relationships, business management and good old-fashioned hard work. I also learned that through a combination of talent, hard work and a bit of luck any goal can be attained.
After working as a musician, I spent time working in the Set Decoration department of many major motion pictures and various television productions. This work gave me a keen eye for interior design which transfers well to my career as a realtor. I enjoy visualizing the potential that every home holds!
I loved my time spent on the coast but had felt the pull of the Okanagan for many years. My mother and father-in-law live in Kelowna (who are both retired realtors), and I have spent many years visiting this beautiful city. I knew one day we would live here. My wife, daughter and I finally made the move, and haven’t looked back.
My diverse experience and proven entrepreneurial success have given me the tools to take the stress out of the buying and selling process for you. I will work to always put my clients’ needs first by making myself accessible and responding quickly.
I spend my spare time with family; my wife Jena and our 2 young daughters. I love being in the kitchen cooking up a spicy curry. I also play bass with my band The Insiders, Kelowna’s best party band!