(March, 25 2021) Beedie Luminaries welcomes Kelly Heed as the latest addition to its Advisory Panel.
“What Ryan & Cindy Beedie are doing with Beedie Luminaries is a miracle waiting to happen for hundreds of students in BC. Rather than feeling deterred for not having the financial resources for a post secondary education they are being given this amazing opportunity that will allow them to achieve their full potential. I first met Ryan’s parents in 1970 and they proved to be great role models who influenced Ryan & Cindy to being the caring and sharing people that they are. I was thrilled to be asked to be an Advisor to the Beedie Luminaries and I’m looking forward to this rewarding task.” – Kelly Heed
As a founding shareholder, Kelly’s career with Colliers traces back to 1967, when he joined Macaulay Nicolls Maitland as an investment salesperson. Within 10 years he was Managing Director, expanding Collier’s presence across Western Canada, and then into the U.S. as President, Western Region.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Kelly was active on the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and as Director of Asia Pacific. After playing numerous integral roles in the growth of the company, he was appointed Vice Chairman in 2002.
Kelly has always adopted the attitude and motivation of a business owner, as evidenced by extensive internal and external partnerships he maintains around the globe. This network was achieved through the ethos of connecting and giving. As Kelly puts it, “giving is good for business.”
A big part of that giving has also come through his involvement with numerous community organizations and initiatives, including serving as a BC Government-appointed representative to the Chartered Accountants Institute for three years, Cabinet member of the BC Business Hall of Fame Gala, as well as member of United Way Cabinets, BC Children’s Hospital Telethons, and the UBC Chancellor Selection Committee. More recently, he has started working with BC Housing and several non-profit agencies to find real estate solutions to assist our region’s homeless population and is actively supporting several VCH and UBC Hospital public health research projects. For the past 18 years, Kelly has also remained an Advisory Board Member of the Salvation Army BC Division.
Kelly will be retiring from Colliers in May, 2021 and is looking forward to devoting more time to community initiatives.Back To Top