Rental Agents

Our licensed Rental Agents are friendly, responsive and extremely knowledgeable. They provide the expert advice you need to attain your rental objectives. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.

Barbara Phillips

Investment Property Specialist/Rental Agent
Property Manager
Direct: (604) 293-2409

Barb started her real estate career 29 years ago, selling properties for a Westside firm. When investors became major purchasers in Vancouver’s market, she moved to Ascent Real Estate Management Corporation to pursue another avenue of the business – managing people’s homes and investments.

Today, she has been with Ascent Real Estate Management Corporation for 26 years and has enjoyed great success serving clients on Vancouver’s Westside, Downtown and on the North Shore. She also continues to work closely with many realtors to ensure a seamless transition from the sale of a property to finding quality tenants for that property.


Milena Carella

Managing Broker – Rental and Sales
Direct: (604) 293-2408

Milena is a licensed Rental Agent and has been managing rental units since 2003. She specializes in individual condominiums and houses, and manages several multi-unit apartment buildings in the Metro Vancouver area.

Milena is able to provide both tenants and landlords with comprehensive information on the Residential Tenancy Act of B.C. and the various laws and responsibilities that emanate from it.

She is also committed to staying current with rental market trends to assist in providing comprehensive rental unit evaluations which aid in determining the highest possible rental income.


JihadJihad Faris

Strata and Rental Manager
Direct: (604) 293-2421

A graduate of the University of British Columbia in Political Science and International Relations, Mr. Faris went on to study law in the United States after working with the Bank of Nova Scotia. Soon after, Mr. Faris joined the international real estate development firm, Intergulf Development Group, for 9 years gaining invaluable experience in the establishment of new Strata Corporations and sound fiscal management.

Since joining Ascent Real Estate Management Corporation in 2015, Mr. Faris has successfully assisted owners with warranty and deficiency investigations in his Strata and Rental portfolios. With a focus on customer service, Mr. Faris strives to satisfy his clients’ needs at all times. He strives to provide every owner with sound advice on all applicable government legislation in order to make well informed decisions for their properties.

Mr. Faris manages properties with various governance structures including types, sections, and air space parcels that include low, mid, and high rises, townhomes as well as large amenity centres.

Jihad has two children and loves the outdoors.


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