Meet the Team

Brian Danyliw – Managing Partner

Brian is a skilled & committed real estate professional who brings a lifetime of Vancouver Island knowledge to his profession. Motivated, experienced and approachable, his philosophy is to attend to your real estate needs in a relaxed, professional manner, with above average attention to detail.

With over 20 years of real estate experience, his past entrepreneurial accomplishments include owning successful construction and adventure tourism businesses. Through these businesses, as well as his personal outdoor adventures, Brian has developed a level of patience and tenacity which are advantageous when negotiating the complex details of a real estate transaction.

Brian’s international marketing experience, extensive technological expertise and network of dedicated marketing specialists in union with the power of The Agency, ensures that your property will gain maximum exposure. Combining his passion for consuming current market information with his first-hand knowledge of the Vancouver Island real estate market, he has developed a comprehensive understanding of the local real estate markets.

Born in Victoria in 1964, his family moved to the Cowichan Valley the following year. With the exception of occasionally taking time out to travel, Brian has lived on the ‘island’ his entire life.

“I was fortunate to realize early on that Vancouver Island is the most beautiful place on earth and I have never really had any desire to relocate. An excellent climate and safe environment, the island provides everything that I, my wife Ann, our two children Jake and Maggy could ask for to achieve a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. If you’ve never been to Vancouver Island, I encourage you to come for a visit… you may never leave!”

Listen, formulate a thorough plan, and then execute the plan with efficiency while always taking into account the human element is his doctrine. Brian loves to share in his clients’ excitement and enthusiasm while confidently guiding them to successful outcomes. A high standard of care in a relaxed and professional environment, customer service, complete confidentiality, loyalty, and above all, attention to detail are what you can expect from Brian.


• 2015: Vacation, Investment, Luxury Property Certification, (RSPS), by NAR
• 2008: UBC Sauder School of Business – Residential Trading Services


•Member, Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB)
•Member, Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)


• Lifelong Vancouver Island Native
• Proud Husband & Father
• Enjoys sports cars

Hobbies include travel, fishing, hockey, mountain biking, running and spending quality time with my family.

Ann Buttner-Danyliw – Operations Manager

Ann works as our unlicensed operations manager and is an integral component to the success of our team. In her position as Operations Manager, Ann is responsible for the overall internal operations of our business. She is the one who ensures the large volumes of daily activity we work through are managed in an efficient, orderly and professional manner. Attending to your real estate needs in a relaxed, professional manner, with above average attention to detail is the level of service you can expect from us.

Ann was born and grew up in Toronto. At a very early age she showed prowess to succeed at a very high level. As a teen she attended a highly specialized school with a modified course program that allowed her to pursue competitive swimming at a very advanced level. Although she was on track to perform on the world stage, an unfortunate injury prevented her from being able to continue her dream. Never being one to sit idly by, she quickly moved on to work for Timothy’s Coffee. Her business acumen was identified early on and she was quickly elevated to the position of being responsible for opening new stores in and around metro Toronto. The consummate overachiever, Ann also found time to attend university and successfully attain a B.A. degree. Prior to leaving Toronto to move to BC, Ann was the General Manager for a large property holding company where she had 75 employees and some 1500 properties to manage.

Upon arriving in BC, Ann quickly found employment as a pharmaceutical representative working for Abbott Laboratories. She retired from this vocation upon the arrival of her and Brian’s children Jakob and Maggy. In addition to her many accomplishments in her various careers and athletic endeavours, Ann enjoys spending time with family, many outdoor pursuits, reading and working in the garden.

With Ann‘s strong background in business as well as academics, you can rest assured knowing that your real estate transaction; from the processing of the paperwork to the arranging of appointments and everything in between, is being handled by a highly skilled and proficient office manager. Ann is just one more tangible reason why we surpass the competition when it comes to looking after your real estate needs.