The Weststone Group
During the 1980’s, after relocating from the UK, Robert Dominick studied various applied real estate and urban land subjects at Niagara College and McMaster University in Ontario. He became professionally qualified as a real estate broker, a mortgage broker, a property manager and an appraiser licensed by the Canadian Real Estate Association. Robert enjoyed considerable success in the Niagara Region of Ontario and consistently received the highest annual sales awards from Re/Max. In 1990 – 1992 he managed an office of 70 Realtors.
In 1992 Robert relocated to Vancouver where he had been selected to become the Project Director of a multi-family development group. For four consecutive years, under his direction, the group attained prestigious international awards from Re/Max by achieving the highest totals worldwide for both transactions closed and dollar volume sold. Robert was responsible for the project feasibly studies, land acquisition, sales and marketing. During the period 1992 – 1998 he was accountable for closing over 3,000 strata lots.
In 1998 Robert was selected by a US digital cinema corporation, Lightyear Digital Theatre, to become its Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for overseeing comprehensive feasibility studies and estimating for site acquisition and development of motion picture studios and state-of-the-art digital cinemas throughout North America.
He rapidly expanded Lightyear to encompass digital exhibition and distribution which included the acquisition of a legendary showcase theatre on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. In 2001 Robert acquired a majority shareholding of Lightyear and became its President and CEO.
In 2010 Lightyear donated a 200-seat digital, high-definition and 3-D theatre to Simon Fraser University’s Surrey Campus and the School of Interactive Arts and Technology.
In 2003 Robert’s passion for the real estate industry took him back to British Columbia where he became a Sales Manager for Park Lane Homes. He successfully sold and closed many of Park Lane’s new multi-family developments in the Port Moody, Heritage Mountain and South Surrey areas.
In 2005 Robert Dominick joined WestStone Properties as General Manager of Sales and Acquisitions, spearheading all sales initiatives and land acquisitions. Robert achieved success after success with WestStone’s multi-family sales and in 2007 was appointed Vice President Sales & Acquisitions.
Robert’s expansive real estate sales, marketing and business background, coupled to a thorough understanding of the real estate marketplace, has helped him move forward through many spheres of change during his 25-years in the real estate industry.
In 2006 Robert took on the role of acquiring 29 single-family homes in North Surrey that would become one of the most important land assemblies in WestStone’s history. Once the assembly was complete the development of Urban Village, a master-planned community of some 2,500 homes, commenced. Urban Village (now renamed West Village) became a catalyst in the build-out of Surrey City Centre.
Robert became a highly acclaimed advocate of Surrey City Centre. During the period 2006 – 2012 he was responsible for the successful sales and marketing of over 750 condominiums in the city centre, including the successful closing of over 200 strata lots during the recession in 2009, accomplishments unequalled by any other developer.
As Vice President of the WestStone Group, Robert applies his decades of visionary real estate experience to acquiring prime development sites and taking them through the various stages of development approvals. He is renowned for only applying his efforts to areas where there is exceptional potential for success and return.
Robert gives back to Surrey City Centre by donating his time in several directions. He serves as a Director and is a Past-President of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association. He was appointed Chairman of the Surrey City Centre Economic Development and Culture Committee in 2008 and has been re-elected by his peers for five consecutive terms to continue in that role.