Premise Properties is a boutique commercial real estate firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Led by real estate veteran Avtar Bains, our firm leverages its extensive experience and relationships to seek strategic investment opportunities and provide comprehensive real estate services to both the public and private sectors.

We are primarily focused on the acquisition and asset management of properties that generate consistently strong, stable, and growing cash flow. Since its inception, Premise Properties has completed transactions in Western Canada, Eastern Canada and the United States.

As an opportunity driven firm, we focus on the long-term investment horizon and achieve our investment objectives through strategic acquisition and hands-on asset management. Significant emphasis is placed on the continual evaluation of each asset, assessing potential value-add, re-positioning, and development opportunities.


  • Cash Flow

    To create reliable, recurring and growing cash flow.

  • Quality / Urban

    To build a high quality portfolio with particular focus in major urban markets.

  • Value-Add

    To unlock true asset potential through increased occupancy/lease-up, improved management, repositioning or redevelopment.

  • Platform

    To constantly improve our platform in order for Premise Properties to remain at the forefront of the commercial real estate industry.


Avtar Bains

Avtar Bains


Avtar founded Premise Properties in 2012 and is responsible for its overall business including the origination and execution of long-term investment strategies and objectives.

Prior to establishing Premise Properties, Avtar spent over thirty years with Colliers International, most recently as Executive Vice President, National Investment Team. During his tenure, Avtar represented clients with particular focus on investment properties and successfully brokered over $10 billion in transactions.

In addition to leading his new venture at Premise Properties, Avtar currently holds four Board and advisory positions with British Pacific Properties, Morguard North American Residential REIT, UBC Properties Trust and Aspen Properties respectively.

Avtar lives in Vancouver with his wife and four children.

Justin Pollard

Justin Pollard

Vice President

At Premise Properties, Justin is responsible for the evaluation of acquisition opportunities throughout Canada and the United States, as well as asset management of properties within the existing portfolio.

Justin earned a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Real Estate from the University of British Columbia, and is a CFA Charterholder. Prior to joining Premise Properties, Justin worked in investment brokerage at Colliers International where he was involved in the analysis, underwriting, and marketing of major real estate transactions across Canada.

Michael Sengara

Manager, Investments and Development

At Premise Properties, Michael is working on redeveloping Premise’s existing asset base, as well as analyzing new ventures.

Michael graduated from McGill University in 2012 from the mutli-disciplinary Urban Systems program. Prior to joining Premise, Michael worked on the development team at Cressey Development Group.


1701 – 1166 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC  V6E 3Z3
T: 604.699.5241
F: 604.688.3245

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