In Memory of David A. Hilliard
1951 - 2016
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of
Dave Hilliard after a brief illness, on October 4, 2016.
Dave began his career in real estate in 1976, selling
rural and residential property in Langley.
He enjoyed the work and was particularly interested in property
valuation. In 1980, he enrolled in the Appraisal
Program at Langara College and went on to achieve his AACI (Accredited
Appraiser of the Canadian Institute) designation. After graduation, he began
working for a small appraisal company that also provided property acquisition
and right of way consulting services. As he became more involved with the consulting
side of the business, he decided to pursue this aspect, combining his previous
experience with negotiations and his strength in appraisal.
Dave had always dreamed of owning his own business and
on March 24, 1995, his dream became a reality when he incorporated Hilliard
Property Services Ltd. and began providing comprehensive real estate services. The company name was changed on April 3, 1998
to Milestone Property Services Ltd. and the business continued to grow under
his leadership. His wife Karin joined the business as a partner and they worked
closely together on many projects.
Throughout his career, he continued his education and professional
development and earned the SR/WA (Senior Right of Way Agent) and RI (Real
Estate Institute of BC) designations and served as the Associate Broker for
Milestone Property Services Ltd. for many years. Dave provided consulting
services to many clients including: Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Ministry of
Transportation & Infrastructure, Forestry, Metro Vancouver, Telus, Hydro, private
companies and individuals.
Dave was well respected by his colleagues and was known
for his comprehensive technical knowledge, organization skills and his ability
to deliver on large, complex projects.
Dave was a family man. He is survived by his wife Karin, his four
daughters, Diane, Katie, Lisa and Carly and his grandson Gage.