Our Story

Chris Markham is the Owner and Managing Broker of Century 21 Queenswood Realty.  He entered the real estate business in 1984 and started his own independent brokerage in 1995.  Recognizing the value of a franchise, in 2007 the company rebranded with Century 21. In 2013 the 50-year-old property management company, David Burr Ltd., was purchased, adding property and strata management to the real estate trading services already offered. We are located in the heart of Cadboro Bay with easy access to Downtown, Oak Bay and Saanich. Experience and market knowledge are trademarks of our high caliber sales associates as well as the property/strata management team.


Our real estate agents receive Victoria Real Estate MLS awards yearly.  We maintain our market share and are seen to have a good reputation within the industry by the public.  Our real estate team is made up of agents new to the business and agents having up to 30 years of experience from Residential to Commercial. Our agents’ market:

  • Housing of all prices and areas
  • Victoria to Sooke to Sidney
  • Business, land, projects, and condos
  • Fine homes and estates


Our company’s professional property management service includes rental, leasing and management of residential properties. We are committed to providing excellent service at a reasonable cost. Our main objective is the care and maintenance of your property.  We maintain a lower ratio of properties per single manager to ensure that your investment receives comprehensive care. Our managers know their properties and their markets.


Our Strata Team understands that this is your home and they strive to build meaningful connections. They liaison with contractors, provide financial statements, skillfully organize and lead meetings and mediate arising conflicts with the community’s best interests in mind. They recognize the importance of an open line of communication between them and the owner’s corporation and keep them updated on any relevant development.

Our property and strata management teams at C21 QUEENSWOOD are extremely knowledgeable and gladly customize their services to meet the specific needs of their clients.

All of the services we offer complement each department allowing us to bring greater knowledge and experience to the table for our clients. We have fantastic administrative support that work with our agents and managers to create an efficient and professional commitment.

Katie Markham is fantastic at what she does- she is organized, meticulous, caring, and works really hard to help tenants feel heard. Residents at v1488 were sad to see her hand off management duties to another person, she’s great.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent assistance with my move out and inspection. You went above and beyond in every sense and were an absolute pleasure to deal with, and what’s more, a source of great help and encouragement in an otherwise very stressful time for me. While I have for now moved on to Vancouver to embark on a career in investment banking, it is my great hope that in a year or two I can return again to live in Victoria and you can be assured that when I do, you will be the first person I call when seeking a new place. Wishing you and all the staff a lovely holiday and New Year.

Many thanks for showing us round Wilmer. It was great to see how well they are looking after the property. Please thank Laura for the guided tour and her husband for all the work he has done. Looks great and is much appreciated.

Great staff! Super helpful and respectful landlords. The 1488 downtown Victoria is a pet friendly, very nice building. Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed the area with lots near by to eat and to see. Our dog loved the nearby parks as well. Again amazing staff!

Thanks for all your advice on my property this year. You have really been an advocate for me.Thank you for great service!