A Dynamic Group of Result Driven Professionals
Every team member brings a precise skill and extensive knowledge of sales and marketing to each project. Our team specializes in the branding, consulting, marketing and sale of pre-development projects. We don’t just work to sell out new developments, Fortune Marketing is often brought in to revive the sales of current projects. We can breathe new life into developments where sales have stagnated.
Fortune Marketing provides comprehensive advisory services which include: strategic collaboration with developers and their architects to ensure optimal space design for each project, the creation of compelling brands, and advice on the creation of distinctive and unique marketing materials. We are a team of intelligent, honest and experienced professionals that are here to help you.
In 2012 Don and Holly moved to Kelowna with the vision of Fortune Marketing. They wanted to create a company that looked after developers to help maximize their profits on new developments.
What We Do
We offer our clients unparalleled market knowledge and a dedicated team of sales and marketing professionals while providing consistently great service. Our holistic approach to both sales and marketing has led to sound results and profit return for our clientele. We use our extensive knowledge to analyze every aspect of your project and construct the best strategy and course of action to produce high-quality results.
We handle everything from start to finish, reaching goals and ensuring client satisfaction. Our guiding principle is that the best marketing strategy is simply to care; about the product we represent, the quality of our work and our relationship with developers and home seekers alike.
Don, Founder and Partner at Fortune Marketing has a wealth of business knowledge. He has over 25 years’ experience in managing one of the top commission sales forces in Canada. As a former Senior Vice President and Director of Merrill Lynch, Don managed the Canadian sales force into becoming one of the top producing teams in North America.
Don has been an avid investor; buying and selling real estate in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan which is a huge asset to Fortune Marketing. Don is also an active investor in the North American and International stock markets. He has an extensive knowledge on global economies and is up to date on world real estate.
Originally from Saskatoon, he moved to Vancouver where he travelled extensively with his positions. In 2012 Don and his wife, Holly, moved to Kelowna with the vision of Fortune Marketing. They wanted to create a company that looked after developers to help maximize their profits on new developments.
Don has a love for great food and dining experiences. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, hiking and traveling. Don also has a soft spot for their dog Teddy.
Lani comes to us all the way from the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Australia. She has been living in Canada since late 2012.
Lani brings with her, real estate administrative experience, a certificate in Business and a positive attitude.
Lani first started with the team as a Property Specialist in early 2017. Lani is a key contributor as Project Marketing Manager, managing all marketing and communications for projects, and client relationships.
Like most Australians who visit Canada, Lani is a keen Skier/Snowboarder who loves Big White. In the summer time she is just as active always searching for the next hike, run or adventure that gets her outdoors enjoying the sunshine.
Marketing & Sales Admin Assistant
Courtney grew up in the Okanagan and she’s enjoyed seeing Kelowna grow from a small community to a rapidly developing destination for entrepreneurs, tech, hospitality and so much more!
Courtney knows Kelowna is a special place and is well equipped with lots of knowledge and experience in the Okanagan real estate market. For the past 8 years, Courtney has had her hands in the real estate industry and even managed her own short-term rental. Courtney has also worked in sales and managed the operations for a rapidly growing Canada-wide company.
Courtney joined The Fortune Marketing team because she loves real estate, and the team and believes in the value they bring to their clients. Courtney is ready to apply her knowledge and skills to create strong client relationships and meet/exceed the expectations of Fortune Marketing clients.
On the personal side, Courtney has traveled to over 10 countries, and one of her favorite trips was a month in Vietnam! She also lived in Sayulita for 2 years. Courtney thrives on being active and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Now, Courtney focuses her time on her 3-yr old son Elton. Elton is just as fiery as Courtney, already riding a dirt-bike and loving exploring the outdoors.
CDO (Chief Dog Officer)
Teddy, a graduate of Fortune Marketing Office Dog Training, has been recently promoted to CDO. He comes to Fortune Marketing with extensive knowledge in product testing (dog treats, optimal napping locations and stuffies). He has a lot of daily responsibility in greeting every guest and employee and walking them to their chairs. Much of Fortune Marketing’s success can be attributed to the presence Teddy has in our Social Media posts.
Teddy, born and raised in Kelowna, has future ambitions to stay living with Don and Holly where he receives his CDO compensation via room and board. He also gets a lunch break at the dog park!
Partner/Managing Broker | Licensed REALTOR® | Fortune Marketing Realty Inc.
Holly is Managing Broker\Licensed REALTOR® and holds a diploma in Hospitality and Tourism with a Marketing major. Holly has extensive foreign business travel experience and has held multiple roles in hospitality + tourism, marketing and the legal world, which brings a plethora of knowledge to the Fortune Marketing team. In 2012, Holly and Don moved to the Okanagan from Vancouver with excitement for the start up of Fortune Marketing. She is very proud to be part of a fun, progressive company that is continually growing. Holly is originally from Whitecourt, Alberta and on top of being a business owner, she has a passion for running, and has completed five half marathons. Their dog, Teddy, is one of Holly’s biggest loves. She also enjoys yoga, new dining experiences, hiking, travel, camping and lake days!
Sales Manager | Licensed REALTOR® | Fortune Marketing Realty Inc.
Jena graduated from Okanagan College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Upon completion of that she became a Licensed REALTOR® at Fortune Marketing Realty Inc. Jena holds the role as Sales Manager. She is responsible for managing contracts and MLS listings. Along with that, she deals directly with lawyers, mortgage brokers and our developers. Her position requires her to frequently visit all developments where she works with property specialists and assists in every deal. Jena moved to the Okanagan from Delhi, ON in 2011 to attend school and fell in love with Kelowna. Jena spent many years as a competitive swimmer and swim coach, now in her spare time she enjoys going to the gym/exercising, yoga, hiking, biking—the typical Okanagan lifestyle. She LOVES to travel and explore new countries and cultures!