About Us

After years of experience in construction, building management, and running small businesses Phoenix Property Management’s onwer, Brent, now confidently manages a large portfolio of New Brunswick properties.  Building on his experience, annd learning from his mistakes, he has built efficient systems that keep both building owners and tenants happy.  He developed Phoenix from scratch, and has assembled a successful support team that help maintain each property efficiently and meticulously.

 

Phoenix Management:

 

Brent Bilsky

Originally a carpenter by trade, I began my career building luxury handcrafted log homes on Vancouver Island with Cottonwood Industries. Afterwards, I moved into commercial carpentry in Vancouver and Regina where I worked directly with a number of large well-known franchises. Upon moving to London, UK I was given the opportunity to lead a team of restoration specialists undergoing multi-million pound contracts for the Royal Family, high-end fashion houses and other corporate offices. Following my return to Canada I founded my own renovation company, Bilsky Construction, which I successfully ran for several years before deciding to return to university after a fall which resulted in a broken neck.

As an academic, I maintained a near-perfect GPA and received several offers to publish, grants and bursaries; as well as a number of prestigious scholarships, including the Canada Millennium In-Course Excellence Scholarship, which I was awarded during my BA Honors degree, and the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, which I received for my MA.

During my undergrad I successfully managed my previous firm’s portfolio for five years from its original 8 doors to 124 doors (with a stabilized 1% vacancy rate), I also managed all five of their capital improvement projects, resulting in an approximate increase in repositioned property value of $1.8 million. After becoming a partner in that company I moved over to the acquisitions team as the Special Projects Manager to help steer it through the complex process of acquiring buildings through new construction.

I went out on my own again when I helped form Phoenix Property Management with my business partner Erik DeJong where I apply my significant experience to many areas, including leasing, tenant management, portfolio management.

I bring my tenacity, sharp mind, business experience and extensive knowledge of construction to Phoenix’s capital projects, where I manage jobs while ensuring that Phoenix’s clients benefit from well run jobs and buildings that are maintained to the highest industry standard.

I am also a husband of 20+ years and a father to four boys.