Our Team

The Agave Family

Alan Kerr // Co-founder & Project Manager

Alan is on-site daily and oversees all aspects of construction, outdoor amenities and landscaping. With a professional background ranging from his time as an NHL hockey player to various forms of business management, Alan has always been deeply detailed with an intense work ethic and a passion for landscape aesthetics and exterior design.

The region has held a special place in his heart from a young age, having spent ample time as a child visiting his grandparents. After retirement from his hockey career in the mid-nineties, he made the decision to invest in real estate and settle back in the South Okanagan.

Ken & Louise Hesse // Co-founders

Hailing from Alberta with a background in international business, while spending time in the South Okanagan. Ken and Louise have found a second home in the area, originally falling in love with the idyllic lakeside hills of the Naramata Bench and the Okanagan lifestyle. Ken and Louise’s other passions are their grandchildren and private ranch outside of Edmonton.

Jill Kerr - Expert Luxury Designer

Jill Kerr // Co-founder & Design Manager

Jill designs and oversees each home from conceptual to blue prints and manages all aspects of interior design. Jill has always been fascinated by art, architecture, and interior design.

Jill is onsite daily and works with our engineers, trades and clients to ensure expectations are met and exceeded, through a seamless process. Every detail is painstakingly reviewed and decisions are made to ensure a unique premium home is constructed each and every time.

Kim Perepolkin // Head Builder

A Red Seal Carpenter, Kim leads the building team on a daily basis with his 30 years of residential construction experience. His expertise ranges across many design styles in Vancouver, the Kootenays, and the South Okanagan. Kim is always keen to face the practical building challenge placed upon him and never fails to produce creative building solutions.

Nicholas Kerr // Design Consultant

Nicholas has graduated with a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Southern California in 2023 and is excited to take on a full time design position within Agave Homes.

Studying and and continuing to live in Southern California Nicholas’ work is informed by the modern architectural tradition of the region and the indoor/outdoor approach to Californian living. With Agave Homes Nicholas looks to apply this mindset towards homes that engage with the unique context of the Okanagan and take advantage of its natural beauty.

James Kerr // Real Estate Advisor

James has recently returned to the Okanagan Valley from abroad and is excited to expand his role in Agave Homes, taking the lead in real estate transactions as well as consulting on the digital design and marketing of the business. While abroad, James gathered experience in wine sales, wine investments, and hospitality, which took him to Hong Kong, Italy, Dubai, and London.

He is licensed in Real Estate Trading Services with the British Columbia Financial Services Authority, holds a degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from Princeton University, and an Economics degree from the University of Toronto.