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.
Ali has earned a reputation for exceptional client service, professionalism, strong business ethics and most importantly, performance. A strong background in sales and business strategy, coupled with his command of four languages (English, French, Spanish & Arabic) make him a huge asset to the Deakin team. Ali's “client first” approach and experience ensures results. Simply put, he takes his business seriously.
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.