The Sid + Jacqueline Real Estate Group is a Vancouver-based team of award-winning real estate agents serving downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and other areas throughout Greater Vancouver.

Founded by the mother-son duo of Jacqueline Adler and Sid Koshul, this real estate group is so much more than buying and selling homes and properties. A notable sale for them this year was representing the purchaser of a Penthouse at the Fairmont Pacific Rim with a sale price of $19,300,000. When not working on behalf of their clients, the team can be found at many fundraising initiatives and galas around the city (Dr. Peter Aids Foundation, Ballet BC, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) and sponsoring various events in Arts & Culture, including ‘Art Rapture’ and ‘An Evening in Damascus’ benefiting the Rainbow Refugee organization.

MEET JACQUELINE

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Jacqueline is an award-winning real estate agent, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, and Guild Member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, serving the Vancouver, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver markets. She is passionate about real estate and enjoys guiding her clients through the buying and selling process. Clients regularly describe Jacqueline’s approach and demeanour as caring, calm, and professional while ensuring that her clients are informed and supported.

Jacqueline is a Master Medallion Club Member (having been ranked in the Top 10% of Realtors® in Greater Vancouver for the last five years) and a recipient of the Masters Level & Top Producer Sales Awards from Oakwyn Realty. She is included in Property Spark‘s list of the ‘Top 100 British Columbia Real Estate Agents on Social Media.’ Her brokerage also chose her as the recipient of the Oakwynite of the Year Award, given to the agent who best represents the core values of Oakwyn Realty, which include putting people first, creating a community, and leading by example.

Jacqueline lives vegan and supports various animal causes, including Paws for Hope Animal Foundation, SAINTS, Mercy for Animals, Animal Justice, and Humane Society International. She also sponsors an annual award honouring her mother’s memory, the Sharon Koshul Memorial Prize in Animal Law, through UBC’s School of Law. Jacqueline has also completed the Alliance Certified Ally Curriculum Program offered through the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance.

Outside of her role as a real estate agent, Jacqueline is fond of walking the sea wall with her two dogs, Odele and Osten, travelling with her son, Sid, and hiking the North Shore trails.

MEET SID

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As a former Real Estate Lawyer, 
Sid understands the importance of protecting his clients’ best interests, keeping them fully informed, and advocating strongly on their behalf. After obtaining his Law degree, Sid articled in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Village before working at various law firms in Vancouver’s Financial District and Gastown neighbourhoods, where he developed a successful practice focused on residential real estate and conveyancing matters.

Throughout his time as a ‘go-to’ Real Estate Lawyer that many of BC’s top Realtors and Mortgage Broker’s relied on for advice and who trusted Sid to ensure their clients were taken care of, Sid handled hundreds of closings of both residential purchases and sales each year. This experience has allowed Sid to bring a unique perspective to his role as a Real Estate Agent, along with professionalism, high attention to detail, exceptional communication, dispute resolution, and organizational skills. Sid’s love of real estate stems from years of working closely with his mother, Jacqueline, on renovations, staging, and designing their own homes and several investment properties.

Giving back and being involved in his community is very important to Sid, which motivates him and allows him to build strong connections with people from all walks of life. One of the most rewarding experiences that Sid has been involved in is his work leading a ‘Circle of Hope’ in support of Rainbow Refugee, which raised over $30,000 to support bringing a refugee, originally from Iran and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, to Vancouver. Sid is also a member of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation’s Pride Kickoff Committee, which is responsible for throwing a highly successful annual fundraiser in support of the Dr. Peter Centre and a Committee Member for Ballet BC’s Momentum Gala.

While practicing law in Gastown, Sid had the opportunity to serve as a Board Member for the Gastown Business Improvement Society (BIA), where he was involved in making decisions to promote the interests of local businesses within the neighbourhood. Sid has also received numerous awards, including a 2022 Medallion Club Member Award for the Top 10% of Realtors, Oakwyn’s Sales Excellence Award 2022 and Sales Achievement Award 2021.

If you have met Sid, you will know how he lights up whenever he sees a dog, so do not be surprised if you find him petting and taking selfies with dogs he meets on the streets.

JACQUELINE SHARES

“I began to train and exhibit Arabian horses professionally at an early age, allowing me to care for my horses and other animals.

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“Being a competitive equestrian taught me to be a self-starter, that work ethic and effort are their own rewards – the importance of doing the work well even when no one is watching, the ability to work independently and collaboratively when needed and to have patience. All those skills continue to serve me well, but it also helps that I am doing something I love to do.

“I have always appreciated design and architecture and started recreating my own spaces, which eventually led to renovating and re-selling homes and designing and having homes built while working in marketing and communications.

“It was my son Sid who pointed out that being a Real Estate Agent presented the perfect opportunity for me to combine my skills and passion. It also ignited my competitive nature (I compete with myself), so early on, I decided to set goals that seemed unobtainable then but that I have since learned were within grasp.

“Referrals and repeat business came early for me due to clients appreciating my service level. Because of their support, I achieved Medallion Club membership in my first full year (my first goal) and have achieved it every year since.

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“Any success we have had or will have is tied directly to the results we can deliver for our clients and their trust in us, so that keeps us focused on improving and learning.

“The first several years of being a solo agent required very long hours and dedication – to the point where it was almost the singular focus of my life. Things changed when I hired an assistant, and then they really changed when my son Sid, who was a Real Estate Lawyer at the time, left his law career to become a Realtor. The pivotal moment, however, was when we decided to form a team and launched the Sid & Jacqueline Real Estate Group, just after having the good fortune to be involved in a record-breaking sale – the highest-priced condo sale in Vancouver in almost a decade.

“The business has grown and is expanding each year, which wouldn’t be possible without the support of our team’s Administrative Lead, Kylen Fox, my son and partner Sid who takes the lead in marketing and social media, and our wonderful brokerage, Oakwyn Realty.

“Together we are strong and passionate about real estate and enjoy guiding our clients through the buying and selling process. We are client-focused, and every transaction matters to us because it is important to our clients.”

Images for this story were provided by Sid Koshul and Ema Peter Photography. 

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Helen Siwak, Luxury Lifestyle Observer
Helen Siwak, Luxury Lifestyle Observer
Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Marketing & Communications Inc and publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, PORTFOLIOY.YVR Business & Entrepreneurs Magazine, and digital women's lifestyle magazine EcoLuxLifestyle.co. She is a prolific content creator, consultant, and marketing and media strategist within the ecoluxury lifestyle niche. Post-pandemic, she has worked with many small to mid-sized plant-based/vegan brands to build their digital foundations and strategize content creation and business development. Helen is the west coast correspondent to Canada’s top-read industry magazine Retail-Insider, holds a vast freelance portfolio, and consults with many of the world’s luxury heritage brands. Always seeking new opportunities and challenges, you can email her at [email protected].
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