Meet our incredible Western Investor team

Western Investor is the trusted source for commercial real estate, franchising and business opportunities in Western Canada. Industry professionals and private investors from across BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba have been relying on Western Investor for all the latest news and the most comprehensive listings for over 30 years.

Lynn Fry

Lynn Fry

DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING AND INDUSTRY RELATIONS

Lynn is the director of real estate advertising and industry relations for Western Investor, Real Estate Weekly Homes and West Coast Condo. With over 20 years’ experience in the media and the real estate industries, Lynn leads the operational direction of the Commercial, Resale and the New Home Development categories for Glacier Media within the Lower Mainland. She is passionate about creating products that help connect consumers and investors during their search by providing the best information about the real estate market, whether it be residential or commercial.

EDITORIAL

Frank O'Brien

Frank O'Brien

Editor, Western Investor

Frank is the editor of Western Canada's biggest commercial real estate newspaper, Western Investor, as well as a contributing editor at West Coast Condominium, real estate contributor to Business in Vancouver and a regular media commentator on real estate investment.


Joannah Connolly

Joannah Connolly

Editor-in-Chief

Joannah is the editor-in-chief of Western Investor, REW.ca, Real Estate Weekly newspaper and West Coast Condominium magazine. She also moonlights as the Real Estate Therapist on Roundhouse Radio 98.3FM every Saturday, 9-10am. A dual Canadian-British citizen, Joannah has nearly 20 years of media experience in Vancouver and London, with a background in construction, architecture and business media. Like many of the residents of her newly adopted town, Joannah has a decidedly unhealthy passion for Vancouver real estate and is often to be found scouring property listings well above her pay grade.


Tanya Commisso

Tanya Commisso

Editorial Assistant

Tanya is a 2016 graduate of Langara College's journalism program and spent a summer freelancing for The Burnaby NOW and The Record, following a reporting internship with the publications. She joins Western Investor as an editorial assistant. Very much a millennial, she sees the irony in writing about real estate she will likely never be able to afford. When not populating Western Investor with all the latest multi-million dollar property transactions, she can be found marathoning her favourite tv shows or dissecting the newest indie flick.


Geoff Kirbyson

Geoff Kirbyson

Contributor

Geoff has been a contributor to Western Investor for 15 years. He is also a senior business reporter at the Winnipeg Free Press, covering real estate and financial services. Geoff plays competitive tennis at a national level in the senior ranks and is an amateur boxer and hockey player. His favourite Star Wars character is Yoda.

SALES TEAM

David Witherspoon

David Witherspoon

Advertising Sales Consultant, Western Investor

David is a sales professional at Western Investor with more than 20 years’ experience dedicated to consultative selling and customer service excellence. He is adept at dealing with diverse customer needs and loves to help customers with print and online advertising solutions that suit their specific requirements for commercial real estate, franchises and business opportunities.


Angela Foster

Angela Foster

Administrator and Ad Sales Coordinator

Angela assists the sales team in putting together Western Investor each month. She has been working at Western Investor for more than 18 years and still really enjoys the hustle of getting the awesome paper out on time every month!