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Our story

At 460 Realty, we’ve got a whole new way of doing business in real estate. Our breakthrough strategy combines young energy and technology with an open and honest approach, for a formula that clients, licensees, and the community as a whole can get behind. Real estate is a “people business” – intensely contingent on trust, relationships and teamwork. We go to great lengths to get our clients the best service in the industry, thus empowering them to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

As locals, we know and love this place from end to end. (That’s where we got our name: Vancouver Island is 460 kilometres long.) It’s home to us too, and we share in the unique values that make this such a special place to live. Most of all, it’s the people – the community – that make this place so incredible. We believe in community, and we’ve reflected that belief in the culture of our business. That’s why 460 Realty is co-owned by the licensees and employees who work with us. This creates a true collective, a team effort. This allows every one of us at 460 Realty to continually go the distance for each other, for our clients and for the sense of home we all love.

Scott Forbes, General Manager

Scott joined the 460 Group of Companies in 2008, working on the residential sales side for nine years alongside his mother, Arlene Forbes. In January of 2017, Scott joined NAI Commercial Central Vancouver Island and now runs their commercial operations as President & Managing Broker. Prior to entering the real estate field, Scott worked for internationally recognized global banking and exchange company Custom House OLC, as well as EVS, a highly regarded market research firm based in India.

With a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Victoria and real estate training from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia, Scott provides his clients with a key advantage: understanding economic trends that impact the real estate market. Scott has also successfully completed his Broker’s Licensing Course through the Sauder School of Business at UBC.

Lindy Skutnik, Managing Broker

With a strong family history in real estate investing and entrepreneurship, it was natural for Lindy to begin her career as a REALTOR® in 2004, after moving to Vancouver Island from the Interior of BC with her husband and two children.

Experiencing success immediately, Lindy grew her career as a top agent at 460 Realty. Now she is excited to expand her knowledge and leadership in the industry as part of the 460 Management team.

Lindy has always had a strong desire to participate and volunteer in community events, as she feels that’s what makes a strong community. It was this drive that motivated her to ride in the “Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock” as Community Rider in 2017, after volunteering on the fundraising committee for the last 6 years.

Believing that strong relationships with people are crucial to a successful career, Lindy is eager to continue her commitment to community and people as a part of the 460 Management team. The culture of the company mimics her beliefs of open mindedness, forward thinking and a progressive business model.

Michael Johnston, Director, Accounting & Finance

Michael was born and raised in Nanaimo. He attended Malaspina University College which is now Vancouver Island University.  In 1998, he enrolled in the Certified General Accountants program and began his career working in public practice.  In 2003, Michael obtained his Certified General Accountants designation and became a partner of Johnston, Johnston & Associates Ltd. in 2005.

In his over twenty-one years of work experience, Michael gained expertise in a broad range of engagements, including setting up new corporations, reorganizing large corporate groups, and providing trust audit services. He worked closely with some large corporate groups, helping them grow and transition from one generation to the next.

In the summer of 2019, Michael sold his interest in the accounting firm and took some time off to travel, volunteer and enjoy the local mountain bike trails.

In January 2020, Michael joined the 460 Group of Companies as the director of Accounting and Finance. During the winter months, Michael enjoys spending time at the hockey rink, coaching his youngest son, watching his older son play and playing himself in the casual league. Michael also enjoys spending time with his wife and kids hiking and biking the local trails in the spring and summer months.

Randy Forbes, Owner & 460 MIC Director

Bringing a wealth of real estate experience to 460 Realty, Randy Forbes has established himself as a respected and sought-after industry authority over the span of his 37-year career.

Randy built a thriving business as general manager of an independent real estate brokerage servicing Vancouver Island and B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. Under Randy’s advisement, that brokerage expanded from one office to 12, and from 33 salespeople to 250. In addition, he oversaw a Mortgage Investment Corporation for 17 years, delivering an average annual shareholder return in excess of 10%.

A pillar of the B.C. real estate community, Randy has been featured in several publications and has written articles for many more. Randy has held positions as director of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB), the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) and the BC Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation (REEOIC).

David Robinson, Owner & Managing Director

Having worked with top global investment firms in Canada and the U.S., David Robinson has solid credentials in building business units for multinational corporations, providing real estate and development consulting services, and leading teams in all facets of property feasibility, planning, structuring, acquisition, financing and leasing, as well as providing ongoing project and asset management.

David’s extensive hands-on expertise includes real estate derivatives, financial, contract, construction and development management consultancy, and portfolio management of commercial, industrial, residential and mixed-use investments.

David is a natural leader, committed to bringing out the best in everyone who surrounds him. He is a firm believer in empowering the team, and he has seen this principle work time and again. David’s varied and comprehensive skill set is ideally positioned to help 460 Realty grow into the premier real estate brokerage on Vancouver Island.

Affiliated with the Urban Development Institute, the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers, David holds an MBA with a finance concentration from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and has professional development training from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate.