About Us

Richard Osborne and Dave Cochlan love Sidney Island. Out of all the vacation spots in British Columbia and across the world that they could have chosen as their personal sanctuary, they chose Sidney Island. It's been their retreat from the busy offices at LandQuest® Realty for over 13 years, they have hiked its trails, walked its beaches, fished off its shores and watched the sunsets with their families.

Rich remembers When we got our first call about Sidney Island in 1997 we knew little about it but before we even made our first trip I told Jill We are going to become very involved in this place. We listed our first lot in 1999, sold it a few months later and have been involved ever since. The first lot sold was a 45 acre fee simple property that zoning and regulations would allow the owner to build one house and a cabin. We worked with Peter Pearse, Ozzie Sexsmith, Bruce Ledingham, and others through the arduous process of developing the 111 strata lots that exist today. The brilliance of the project in my mind was the creation of the Conservancy Zones in exchange for maintaining the privacy of the island.

Dave Cochlan worked tirelessly showing properties to the many buyers that have already purchased on Sidney Island. He made numerous suggestions for major and minor adjustments to property lines to maximize the enjoyment of each of the lots and knows the location of every property pin and loves hiking the island showing and explaining these properties.

Richard and Dave have deep, personal roots on Sidney Island, and there's nothing they'd like better than to help you and your family establish those same ties to this magical place.

Richard Osborne, R.I.B.C., F.R.I. Personal Real Estate Corporation

President, LandQuest® Realty Corporation

Richard Osborne Rich Osborne has been selling property in British Columbia since 1971, early in his career he focused on the rural and remote properties of the north and central coast and Queen Charlotte Islands.

Since then he has sold property on every part of the BC Coast from Alaska to Sidney Island and in every region and corner of BC's vast interior. His love and enthusiasm for the outdoors, belief in BC as a great place to live, play and invest, and second to none knowledge of rural British Columbia make him one of the leading recreational REALTORS® in British Columbia.

He specializes in marketing oceanfront, islands, ranches, guest ranches, marinas, lodges, resorts, lakefront, development properties and court ordered sales throughout British Columbia.

Rich works with his wife Jill Wahl as his partner, together they travel BC meeting people and marketing the marvelous properties B C has to offer.

Richard obtained a Diploma in Urban Land Economics, in Appraisal, from the University of British Columbia in 1975. His Professional Designations include Member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia R.I.B.C. and Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada F.R.I.

Rich Osborne is the person to call when looking for a special property in British Columbia, give him a call to talk about what's new on Sidney Island.

Dave Cochlan

Sales Representative, LandQuest® Realty Corporation

Dave Cochlan With LandQuest® for over 10 years, Dave Cochlan combines his enjoyment of people and love of the land to successfully match his clients with the property that is right for them. An experienced pilot, mariner, horseman and resort owner he loves to explore British Columbia and help people find that precious place where they can live their dream. Dave's proven marketing track record, experience with rural life, and zest for outdoor living make him one of the most sought after REALTORS® for rural and recreational real estate in BC today.

Contact Dave to discuss why Sidney Island is right for you and your family.

LandQuest® Realty Corporation

LandQuest<sup>®</sup> Realty Corporation logo LandQuest® Realty Corporation is a specialized boutique real estate company dedicated to being “The Source” in British Columbia for oceanfront, islands, marinas, farms, ranches, guest ranches, resorts, lakefront, development properties and recreational real estate throughout British Columbia.

Formed in 1996 by the partnership of two legendary recreational real estate icons Rudy Nielsen (of The NIHO Group) and Richard Osborne. LandQuest® Realty Corporation was founded to answer the need for the specialized marketing of the unique properties British Columbia has to offer.

British Columbia is huge and varied and they recognized the need for a real estate company that had knowledge of the entire province in order to help people decide which area, region or neighbourhood would best suit their needs. Today the demand for this information is more important than ever and being able to provide this service is one of the primary reasons for LandQuest®'s success.

Let us help you find the place to live your dream visit us on the web at www.landquest.com.