about us



Macdonald Realty was founded in Vancouver back in 1944, and has continued to grow through the years and the changes in the real estate market. We’re solid, established and respected, with over 20 offices throughout British Columbia. Today, we’re Western Canada’s largest independent full-service real estate company, with Residential, Commercial, Property Management, Project Marketing and Pre-Licensing divisions. And we’re still proudly BC owned and operated.

Macdonald Realty is more than just a real estate company. We’re a real estate family. We see investing in our agents as a must. So, it should come as no surprise that we are invested in the success of our students - and we’re delighted that you’re considering learning from us.


CEO Lynn Hsu purchased Macdonald Realty in 1990. No small feat, what motivated her to make such a purchase was a desire for change. To make a difference in an industry which at times is viewed with a less-than-stellar reputation. Her goal? To build a brokerage firmly rooted in strong ethics and professionalism — a firm that could also deliver a new standard of client service.  

We’re extremely proud that Lynn has been recognized as one of British Columbia’s 50 most powerful women by BC Business magazine, and one of North America’s top 20 women leaders in residential real estate by “the definitive ranking of the leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry” — The Swanepoel Power 200.

We don’t take these distinctions lightly, but they serve as another testament that we’re charting the right course. 

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Lynn Hsu

Chairwoman and CEO, Macdonald Real Estate Group

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President, Macdonald Real Estate Group

Joining the company back in 2006, our newly appointed President of Macdonald Real Estate Group, Dan Scarrow, was first a residential sales agent, selling more than $50 million in his first year, and then moving to commercial sales while earning an Award of Excellence or Sales Achievement Award in each of the following four years. In 2010, he was named VP of Operations, helping expand the company during that period. From 2014 to 2018 Dan was based in Shanghai opening and serving as Managing Director of Macdonald’s Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre - a company established to help Chinese corporate and individual investors leverage investment opportunities in Canada.  

Over the past year, Dan has been instrumental in the launch of Macdonald Pre-Licensing - committed to providing world-class education to the next generation of BC real estate agents and focused on helping the company maintain their status as British Columbia’s premier real estate brokerage and consultancy firm.

Dan’s strong leadership and business acumen, paired with his strategic decisions over the past ten years have been instrumental in getting Macdonald to where we are today.