Over the last 15 years Jay has established himself as one of the West Island’s top real estate professionals. His extensive experience is complemented by a finance degree from the John Molson School of Business and a post-grad in real estate appraisal from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. As a father of two boys (Ben & Luke), Jay understands firsthand the needs of young and growing families. Passionate about the outdoors, Jay is an avid skier, sailor, runner and golfer. Jay also volunteers on the board of the West Island Cancer Wellness Center.
Nancy began her real estate career in 1987 as co-owner of Deakin Realty and applied her previous business experience to real estate, building and maintaining a loyal clientele and successful independent brokerage. Nancy is continuously involved in many community and charity projects. She remains highly active in local residential and commercial markets as well as in the sale and valuation of small businesses.
John entered the real estate world at the young age of 20, buying his first commercial property. John joined A.E. Lepage in 1981, and moved on to co-own one of the first Re/Max franchises in Montreal. With a growing desire to provide unparalleled personal service for his clients, John co-founded Deakin Realty in 1987. Community and family oriented, John spent over 20 years directing YMCA ski schools. He is a long-standing member and past President of both AMCAL Family Services and the Lakeshore Brokers Association.
Susan comes to Deakin Realty from a parallel real estate business owned and operated by her family for 46 years on the Lakeshore/West Island of Montreal. She brings to us over 40 years of experience that spans all types of real estate transactions and is a perfect fit for our "boutique" style agency. A past president of the Lakeshore Brokers Association and a well respected member of the real estate industry, Susan is well known in our community as a trusted and knowledgable realtor. Her philosophy is one of "We care about our clients' well-being..it's not just about selling or buying a house".
Commencing her real estate career in 2002, Rebecca quickly established herself as a top seller in south Florida. Returning to Montreal in 2008, she continued her real estate career in her “home town” West Island, drawing upon her experiences of living and working in the US. Fluent in English and French, Rebecca graduated from Bishop’s College School prior to attending Drury University. “Becky” is a regular volunteer in the West Island community and at her two young sons’ school-sponsored social clubs and charities. Her enthusiasm and energy, combined with a philosophy of excellent client care, makes Rebecca a natural for the Deakin team.
John brings 30+ years business experience and an entrepreneurial spirit to real estate. Owning and managing a successful transport and logistics company, he has developed a strong financial background and understands sales & marketing from the ground up. A background in real estate investment and construction also gives John a unique ability to advise clients on value, while finding win-win solutions regardless of the complexity of the deal. A true local - John is an enthusiastic member of the community and enjoys yoga, cycling and showing clients the best the Lakeshore area has to offer. John’s dynamic personality and “client first” philosophy makes him a natural fit at Deakin Realty.
Donna has held various senior positions in the corporate world, focused on customer service, communications, customer loyalty, & sales & marketing. Given her customer focused skill set, it was only fitting that her transition into real estate 7 years ago flowed naturally. Given her solid business background, university education, fluency in French & English, and a passion for the community she serves, we are proud to welcome her aboard!
Don originally worked as support staff for Deakin Realty in 1990, and completed his real estate course at that time. Seventeen years later, he returned, after obtaining degrees in accounting and finance at Bishop's University and his CGA professional accounting designation. Don's business and accounting background is invaluable to the team, the sales support he provides helps uphold the level of quality service that clients have come to expect, and his technological expertise is pushing the firm into new areas of exposure and marketing.