| One Small Step for This Man
upon a time, in a tiny village in Japan, there lived a man
named Taizo. He was an electrician who ran his
business out of the first floor of his quaint little home.
But during this time, Japan was over come by the dreadful
"mouretsu-shaiin" a.k.a. "workaholics
syndrome." He gradually became sick and ill as
stress and fatigue over came him.
One day, he thought of a brilliant idea. "I
will get up and out of here! To the country of peace
and tranquility I will go!"
When he arrived, he knew not soul in Canada, nor a word
of English. With a family to support and a life to
build, he knew that he had to work hard to make it in
He thought, thought hard, then thought some more.
"Aha, I've got it! I left Japan for a better life
and for a better HOME! I will go into Real
And from that day on, with drive and purpose, he has kept
on moving forward.
| Like The Wheels Of A Car
year after I arrived in Canada, I received my Real Estate
Sales License and began working as an individual salesman.
Being Japanese myself, clients from Japan were able to
buy/sell houses in Vancouver in their native language with
ease. However, as they lived overseas, proper
management of their properties became an issue.
As a single salesperson is not allowed to manage property
on their own in BC, I had but only one choice.
In 1985, I opened Naka Realty Ltd., or what is now known
as Oak West Realty Ltd.
Being able to help a person buy or sell a house is of
great importance to me. But through this industry,
I've realized that Real Estate does not end at the purchase
or sale; especially for those overseas, the management
aspect of real estate is a necessity.
Today, we emphasize the overall satisfaction of our
clients through more than just sales. Our company
supports all aspects of the real estate industry: from
leasing to purchasing to selling to managing to
investing. Each facet of Real Estate is like the wheel
of a car; you need all of them to drive!