2-28 Simcoe St

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Walk Score ® : 51/100
  • Neighbourhood: James Bay 
  • Bedrooms:
  • Bathrooms: 1.5 
  • Finished Sq Ft: 1270 
  • Availability: November 1st 
  • Pets: Yes 
  • Furnished: No 
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This unique 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome in James Bay offers urban living at its finest: spread over 2 levels with a spacious 1270 sq ft of interior space, an abundance of natural light, quality appliance package in the kitchen (incl. dishwasher/microwave), plus additional space outdoors on the private, fenced rear patio. Located in one of the most walkable neighbourhoods in the city where there’s no need for a car- literally steps to Fisherman’s Wharf, the oceanfront walkways, schools, Inner Harbour, Downtown and James Bay Village. Set in a small 3-unit complex, this impressive home is a rare find. Conveniently includes off-street parking stall + in-house washer/dryer. One year minimum. Note: small pet may be considered.

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  • VREB MLS® Award Winner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

David Logan

Co-Owner | Managing Broker

As Managing Broker, David Logan is a licensed Property Manager, REALTOR® and co-owner of Duttons. David grew up in Vancouver where he was a businessman/entrepreneur, developing and operating three successful companies. Prior to his role at Duttons, David also worked in Shanghai, China where he turned his attention to real estate through luxury property leasing. He has more than 20 years experience managing companies and has utilized his business skills to develop an atmosphere of collaboration, speed of response and a level of attention-to-detail that is unsurpassed in the industry.

David oversees the licensed activity of the property managers and handles the daily management of the brokerage, with an active portfolio of almost 500 properties. He works closely and tirelessly with the property management team to enhance and protect our clients’ assets.

David is a member of the Real Estate Board of Victoria and holds licenses in Property Management, Strata Management and Sales. David’s overall business acumen and leadership equates to superior client service through the combination of developing an exceptional team and harnessing the power of modern software and technology.

In his down time, David enjoys riding motorbikes, becoming a better bebop jazz guitarist and cycling through the neighbourhood. He’s even happy to view properties and go to meetings on his bike!


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  • VREB MLS® Gold Award 2014-2017, 2019
  • VREB President's Award 2018*
  • VREB MLS® Silver Award 2009-2013, 2018
  • VREB MLS® Special Gold Award 2013*

Ole Schmidt

Co-Owner | Managing Broker

With 14+ years of real estate experience, Ole has earned a reputation as a local award-winning real estate expert and business leader. Ole is co-owner of Duttons, and holds licenses in Sales and Rental Property Management, as well as his Broker’s license. With a keen understanding of the real estate market and acumen for sales and negotiation, Ole leads our successful boutique Sales Division with over $250 Million** in sales; ranking in the top 10% of the Victoria Real Estate Board membership in terms of sales volumes in 2019, 2014-2017. His exceptional marketing skills and forward-thinking business strategies are invaluable when working with David Logan on the strategic planning of the Property Management Division, which has an active portfolio of almost 500 properties.

Ole’s patient, detail-oriented and knowledgeable approach to real estate, makes him endearing to both clients and fellow real estate colleagues. He is skilled at finding out what makes people tick and how they really want to live. Clients admire his talent for detecting even subtle assets or defects of a property, and his ability to solve problems creatively and sensitively. Ole knows business is about getting the details right and this is why there is no one you’d rather have in your corner when making a real estate move.

Ole’s local upbringing affords him an intimate knowledge of the neighbourhoods, cultures and buildings that make up our great city. He is a graduate of St. Michaels University School and the University of Victoria, from which he holds a Bachelor of Science degree. It is his education in urban planning, as well as his passion for design and architecture, that originally sparked his interest in real estate. Ole is also comfortable in a world of cultural, ethnic and economic diversity, having worked in South Korea for five years. In his free time, he loves exploring new destinations and spending time with his wife Genevieve. You might also find him training at the local gym, enjoying the sunny patios in Cook Street Village or planning his next renovation.

* The President’s Award is awarded to those representatives who’ve won a Silver or Gold MLS® Award in ten of the last thirteen years
* The Special Gold Award is awarded to those representatives who’ve won a Silver or Gold MLS® Award in five of the last seven years
** VREB MLS® Sales data 2007-2020


Zana Siskin

Senior Rental Property Manager l New Business Development

Zana has brought her expert guidance to our Duttons clients since 2008, handling both New Business Development and leading our professional team of property managers. Her legal knowledge and expertise is invaluable and her deep knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act enables Zana to guide our clients through complex property issues and maximize their property’s potential.

Zana holds licenses in both Property Management and Strata Management and understands the importance of superior tenant relations and how that translates to success for our property owners. Continually learning and keeping abreast of changes within the industry, Zana is always seeking more knowledge to impart to both our residents and property owners alike.

She is devoted to her chosen profession with more than 20 years experience in the business of real estate management. Clients know she works tirelessly on their behalf, bringing dedicated skill and passion to their property. She loves what she does and it is readily apparent to both our clients and their residents with every interaction.


Brian Ogilvie

Associate Broker | Director of Operations

Brian brings exceptional operational abilities to Duttons. Brian is licensed as an Associate Broker with the company and along with achieving his Broker’s license, he is licensed in Property Management and Strata. His organizational, time-management and communication skills help ensure the many complex details of our property portfolio are tracked. In a detail-oriented business, Brian’s skills are critical to ensure our property owner’s interests are well looked after.

Brian studied marketing at Camosun College and International Management at the University of Lethbridge but his travels and work experience abroad are what allowed him to gain an international perspective to business. Brian lived in France where he studied French and interned with a large corporation before returning to Canada to work in corporate communications and investor relations in Calgary. Finally, he obtained an internship at the Canadian Consulate in Seattle and worked in the treasury department of a Fortune 500 foreign exchange company in 2010 before joining Duttons.

Born and raised in Victoria, Brian also has an intimate knowledge of the city. A lifelong learner and detail-oriented, he is continually working to improve our systems for the benefit of our clients.


Cindy Hayworth

Senior Accounts Manager

Cindy joined Duttons in 2007 and brings a strong background of accounting skills and management to the Company. During her tenure at Duttons, Cindy has streamlined our accounting systems and is focused on the security and confidentiality of client transactions, utilizing the newest online transfer technology available.

Cindy is responsible for delivering the timely financial reports clients require and works closely with local accountants on behalf of our clients living abroad. On the tenant side, Cindy maintains and handles the setup of our electronic tenant payment systems.

Having operated her own Property Management and Sales business for fifteen years prior to joining Duttons, Cindy is able to offer a high level of experience and expertise to both our clients and Duttons itself. Each day she skillfully answers client and tenant inquiries regarding their accounts. Above all, Cindy meticulously tracks the many financial details imperative to solid management and adds value to our property owners.


Faye Wright

PM Office Manager l Maintenance Coordinator

Faye is Office Manager in the Property Management Division and is responsible for administration procedures, training and results. Faye has assisted the Property Managers in all of their administrative duties since 2009.

She has extensive experience in the Housing Department of the University of Victoria, as well as in Co-op Housing and hospitality. Faye’s experience with tenants and the housing industry enables her to bring high quality customer service to Duttons every day.

Faye understands the importance of tracking details. She assists in maximizing showing appointments for our clients’ properties by fielding inquiries quickly and is able to smoothly assist tenants through rental issues. Working closely with the Property Management team she has deep knowledge of strata properties and how they function.

Faye brings care and compassion to her work and helps organize the many details involved in successful property management. Most importantly, she is quietly able to develop and nourish relationships within the industry to the benefit of our clients.


Jared Csizmadia

Rental Property Manager

Jared’s keen interest in 20th century art, architecture, and design gives him a genuine appreciation for the beautiful variety of homes in Victoria. You might catch him at local community music and theatrical events, as he is both people and community-oriented.

Jared joined Duttons in 2013. He is a licensed Rental Property Manager and brings his management experience, strong interpersonal skills, and community experience to the Duttons Property Management team.

Jared studied at the University of Victoria and has lived and worked in Victoria for over 20 years. Jared currently resides on the Saanich Peninsula with his wife and two children and has many rare insights into the different communities of Greater Victoria.


Susanne Newton

Accounts Manager | Sales Conveyancing

Susanne has helped the company grow from its inception to present. She began with Barry and Lois with the founding of the company in 1995 and holds a wealth of knowledge in all things real estate.

Today Susanne skillfully handles Sales Conveyancing and acts as our Accounts Manager. She understands the importance of exceptional customer service and greets our clients from our Sales Reception daily. For our clients’ benefit she tracks the many details of a successful transaction, ensuring even the smallest details are handled diligently from the acceptance of an offer to completion of a sale.

Susanne is involved in all aspects of the Sales Team and coordinates between our clients and their lawyers/advisors. Over the years Susanne has earned the respect of the industry and a wealth of professional contacts. When not at Duttons, Susanne loves to travel.

Jenny Dyer

Sales Coordinator | Receptionist

Jenny is invaluable as an Assistant to the Sales Team. She brings years of experience in real estate, having honed her skills as a key member of a real estate brokerage in Ontario. With Duttons since 2010, she is involved in preparing marketing materials for our properties, coordinating showings and tracking feedback from agent showings.

Most importantly, Jenny works diligently to ensure our team is well informed and has all of the materials they need to facilitate the successful marketing of a property.

Her background and experience have helped the Sales Team grow in efficiencies and provide our clients with an exceptional level of personalized service. In fact, both our clients and suppliers know how personable Jenny is, and how keen she is to help.

Away from Duttons, you might see Jenny exploring one of the many beautiful trails in the westshore, where she lives with her family.


Kayla Thomas

PM Operations Coordinator

Kayla brings her experience in organizational performance to our Property Management team, helping ensure countless details are acted upon efficiently. She is results-oriented and has a strong sense of knowing how to prioritize daily tasks for the team. As a more recent addition to our group, her impact and adaptability has been invaluable.

Intuitively understanding how speed of response links to client success, Kayla is adept at keeping the team organized, plus gathering statistics and providing feedback to help gain insight into how to further improve our systems. Quite effortlessly, Kayla keeps her eyes on hundreds of details across dozens of ongoing projects, including changes of tenancy and bringing new properties on board.

We lean heavily on Kayla’s past expertise leading a team of seven staff in 3 divisions at a successful local vehicle dealership. As a leader she developed long-term action plans and training materials, and supervised their advanced social media strategy.

When not keeping our operations running smooth Kayla spends time walking her two dogs and keeping up with her daughter.

Reiner Theil


Reiner Theil is a Real Estate Advisor proudly serving Buyers and Sellers across Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island. After moving to Victoria from Vancouver 8 years ago, he quickly realized he had found a city that he could call home.

Reiner’s approach to real estate is simple: find out the needs and interests of his clients and deliver timely results that matter most to them. As a trusted advisor in the sale or purchase of a property, he strives to create a relationship built on pillars of transparency and integrity with all parties involved. Ultimately, your goals are his top priority.

Reiner understands the importance of clear communication, diligence, and professionalism. When working with Reiner, he always strives to provide thorough yet approachable advice, breaking down each and every component of a respective purchase or sale.

Reiner holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business with a specialization in Service Management. During his five years of studies at UVic, Reiner was a captain and player on the Varsity Men’s Basketball team, helping lead the Vikes to the CIS National Championships three years in a row. Prior to real estate, he held roles in digital marketing, business development, and retail management, giving him a keen understanding of market analysis and exceptional customer service.

Outside of the office, Reiner is an avid foodie, craft beer enthusiast, and traveller. He enjoys cycling Victoria’s beautiful coastal roads, exploring the Island’s many hikes and beaches, and travelling abroad with his partner, Jordyn. Some of their favourite travel spots to date include the Yukon, Alaska, Portland, and Tofino.


Ainsley Gower


Ainsley is a dedicated agent specializing in residential real estate sales in the Greater Victoria area. Born and raised in Victoria B.C, Ainsley has a deep appreciation for the strengths and nuances each part of this incredible city has to offer.  With her passion for real estate and her intimate knowledge of the city, she has great enthusiasm and a desire to make her home, your home.

For nearly 15 years, Ainsley lived and worked aboard the world’s most exclusive superyachts. While this career brought extraordinary travel opportunities, it also taught her a strong work ethic, attention to detail, a solution-oriented mindset, and the ability to anticipate client needs. The industry of yachting demands exceptionally high standards and she has carried these specialized skills into her real estate business.

Ainsley’s passion for real estate began when she and her partner purchased their first investment property and part time home in Costa Rica more than 10 years ago. Having lived abroad and traveled extensively, she carries a respect for all cultures and appreciates the growing diversity within her community. When working together to reach their unique real estate goals, Ainsley’s clients appreciate her high level of integrity, personable nature and low-pressure approach. She truly values the trust her clients place in her and strives to exceed their expectations.

For Ainsley real estate is about more than just sales, it is an opportunity to build lasting relationships with her clients. Buying a home is a journey and she looks forward to being part of your story.

In her free time Ainsley can be found playing her guitar, hiking, spending time with friends and family or enjoying Vancouver Island’s beautiful backyard.  She also enjoys trying out local restaurants with her Australian partner and yacht chef Richard!

Visit her personal website www.ainsleygower.com

Courtney Orr

Showing Coordinator

Courtney is the friendly voice you hear when calling the Property Management Division at Duttons. She is responsible for answering questions regarding rental properties, booking showings for applicants, processing applications, answering the phone and other office administration tasks. Courtney is well-organized, productive, reliable, with a high level of professionalism, as she assists in various daily operations. With experience in Customer Service since 2006, Courtney brings an infectious positivity and helping-hand to our team.

Courtney has lived in Victoria, BC since she was an infant.  She knows and loves this city and is proud to call it her home. Courtney spends her free time with her fiancé, good friends and her two adorable cats.

Barb Higgins

Executive PM Assistant

Barb works closely with our Senior Property Manager and is responsible for setting up new Property Management clients. She is often your first point of contact introducing our PM services to interested owners, and brings a wealth of experience to her position. Working seamlessly alongside our Senior Manager on a daily basis helps ensure our clients are able to receive the highest level of service in the industry.

Many years of experience managing accounts in a Property Management firm has helped Barb excel in client relations. She understands the intricacies and holds valuable insight into the work involved in successfully managing property assets. Coupled with that, her prior experience owning and managing companies has provided a strong foundation for helping clients with their needs.

With a positive outlook in the office, Barb brings a warmth that is infectious. Wishing to enjoy all the outdoor activities the city of Victoria has to offer, you’ll usually find Barb spending free time working out with her Dragon Boat team.


Lois Dutton

Company Founder

Lois Dutton
June 28, 1941 – October 19, 2019

Lois and her husband Barry founded Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. in 1995. They soon became known as a local success story, delivering a brand of service based on integrity, dedication, fresh ideas, and exceptional results. For nearly 17 years they were responsible for the smooth operation of the Sales and Property Management divisions.

There are some people you never forget. Lois is one of these people. During her 35+ years in real estate, she became one of the most trusted and respected REALTORS® in Greater Victoria. She knew this city inside and out, and consistently won clients’ loyalty with her proven real estate expertise and thoughtful, innovative and consultative approach. In 2008 she received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Victoria Real Estate Board for 20 consecutive years of MLS® Gold Awards.

Lois was an avid reader with a keen eye for trends, always keeping her finger on the pulse of the real estate market. In the many testimonials from the clients she served, Lois was often referred to as inspirational.

The entire Duttons extended family is forever grateful for Lois’ leadership, mentorship and kindness.


Barry Dutton

Company Founder

Barry and his wife Lois founded Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. in 1995. They soon became known as a local success story, delivering a brand of service based on integrity, dedication, fresh ideas, and exceptional results. For nearly 17 years they were responsible for the smooth operation of the Sales and Property Management divisions before passing ownership responsibilities to David and Ole in 2012.