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Meet the Team

Gerhard Prange

Gerhard Prange
Owner and Managing Broker

Gerhard is co-owner & Managing Broker of Vista Realty. He immigrated to Canada in 1981 & resides in West Vancouver. He Graduated from Business Management Marketing of Capilano University & the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia. Gerhard is licensed for trading services, strata & rental property management. Gerhard has been working in the real estate industry for almost 30 years, &  believes that  keeping up & continuing his education is key to his success & of utmost importance to good customer service.


Wayne Thornberg
Owner and Managing Broker

Wayne is the co-owner and managing broker of Vista Realty, licensed for trading services, strata and rental property management. Wayne believes in solid ethics and continuing education in our industry with emphasis on proving excellent customer service.

A long-time North Shore resident, Wayne has lived and worked in the local community for over 50 years. Wayne graduated from the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology and has been working in the real estate industry for over 27 years, managing hundreds of properties. From prior to his real estate career, Wayne also brings with him years of experience in the construction management industry.

Wayne enjoys getting away to sunny Mexico, weekend boating and fishing, and spending time with his cats, Bob and Pepper.


Melody Wei
Property Manager

Melody was born and raised in Mainland China. She has a MBA degree from Central China Normal University and went on to work for the local Chinese Government in the Foreign Affairs Department for 4 years. After working for Foreign Affairs Melody worked as a Commercial Representative for the BP-China Joint-Venture Natural Gas Exploration Project, which was based in Hong Kong & South China, for 8 years. While on one of her many business trips to Vancouver, Melody fell in love with the beautiful city, and now calls it home.

Melody is a passionate individual that has unyielding integrity and devotion to her clients, and she always makes herself available to clients and friends. Melody has a high level of intercultural sensitivity in dealing with people from diverse cultures, as well she manages a diverse portfolio of residential properties throughout the North Shore, downtown Vancouver and other areas.

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Claire Yang
Property Manager

Claire is our new property manager at our head rental office. After working in the customer service industry for more than 10 years, she always builds good relationships with her clients. Claire is providing professional, ethical customer service and puts client’s needs in priority. She is fluent in Mandarin and English, which provide various opportunities for our clients.

Claire holds a BA in education and a master’s degree in hospitality management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She completed rental property management course from UBC Sauder school of business and is licensed.

Claire enjoys her life in this beautiful city with her husband and a lovely cat.


Maryam Semnanian
Property Manager

Maryam is our manager at our Woodcroft rental office, licensed for rental property management. Maryam prides herself with delivering exceptional customer service and always puts her client’s first. Maryam has over 18 years of experience working at the Woodcroft strata management office.

Maryam has a Bachelor of Arts degree, she also graduated with her property management license from the Faculty of Commerce at the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology and has been working in the real estate industry and property management for over 20 years.

Maryam enjoys living on the North shore for over 30 years and spending time with her family.

Maryam is such a valuable addition to the Vista Realty Team.





Bob and Louie

As our resident office mascots, Bob and Louie are mainly concerned with supervising agents, clients and tenants as they come and go within the office. They also play a vital role in keeping stress levels down and smiles turned up.

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