Fisgard Asset Management Corporation
The real estate and mortgage industry runs in Wayne Strandlund’s family – 10 of his family members have been involved in one or more aspects of the business, including his daughter, fellow Hall of Fame inductee Hali Noble. Strandlund has been in the industry since 1968. In 1974, he opened Fisgard Asset Management, a real estate and mortgage business that is also an exempt market dealer. Fisgard currently manages more than 500 Canadian mortgages, approximately 95% of which have been originated by mortgage brokers. Strandlund was also the founder, president and CEO of United Homes, a VSE-traded public real estate developer
Strandlund has long been a mentor and lecturer to professional foreign students on real estate, mortgage brokerage and lending, private mortgage banking, and Canadian securities at the Canadian College for Chinese Studies, which he co-founded with Dr. Wee Chong Tan in 1983. He is also an author and speaker, and has chaired and been a member of numerous local and national associations throughout his career. He is a former director of the Real Estate Compensation Fund Corporation, a former chancellor and chair of the board of governors of Royal Roads University, former chair of the Royal Roads University Foundation, and an honorary life member of the Victoria Symphony and Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. In 2014, he received the Unforgettable Award for outstanding service to the arts in Victoria.