Ottawa is my home and has been my family’s home for many generations! My Grandfather used to say “We MacDonald’s grow up with saw dust in our vein’s”, real estate, construction, home building, and commercial building is what my family has done for as long as we can remember. My Great Grandfather helped rebuild parliament, my Grandfather helped build the bank of Canada; so much of my life has involved real estate in one way or another, I am honoured to be a part of it and all the great stories that go along with it.
When I was a child my father always had some project on the go, such as build this crazy new building called the CN Tower, one of the many projects I was exposed to. My Saturdays growing up started at 6am in the truck checking on his job sites, whether it was the Nortel campus, Rideau Center, Westgate shopping mall or other City of Ottawa land mark. I saw these buildings grow from a hole in the ground to a structure full of life and I was hooked.
I began in construction on my own in between high school and Carleton University to be able to pay for my schooling in Computer engineering no less. I am proud to say that I became quite handy and competent in residential building construction but realized that building things is hard physical work that takes its toll on a man. I thought I would invest in my own real estate and that’s when the love affair started. I spent many years working for many well-known Ottawa high tech firms in varying roles from systems engineer to IT manager, I then transitioned into several project management, managerial and HR roles within the federal government, something was always missing.
I started in Real estate in 2008 after leaving my safe and secure job after much deliberation; I had to follow my dream. Wow, what an amazing decision it turned out to be, within the first six months I achieved Master Sales with Royal Lepage, my first full year in real estate I was top 3% in Canada for Royal Lepage and knew I had found my calling. I currently live in Barrhaven and love my community immensely, I make every effort to give back through our many initiatives such as: Our proudest contribution is that we are the top 10% of National Donors to the Women’s Shelter foundation in Canada. We are also the Lead sponsors of the Boston Pizza Ottawa Boys and Girls club, the title sponsors of the Barrhaven Legion Annual Charity Golf, The Chapman Mills community association, Nepean Amateur Girls Ringette, Barrhaven Mixed league softball team and many others.
I am always available to my clients and customers 24/7 for any and all of your real estate needs, whether it is residential purchase/sale, investment, commercial and/or land, we can help, so please don’t hesitate to call if I or any of my team can be of assistance.
We are Internationally ranked as top agents and have been Top 1% in Canada for since 2011 with REMAX International and previously Chairman’s at Royal Lepage Canada.
Here are some of my accomplishments:
- RE/MAX Top 1% in Canada Diamond Award 2016-Present
- RE/MAX Hall of Fame in 2018
- Top 100 Agents in Canada REP Magazine 2014
- Top 100 Teams in Canada REP Magazine 2018
- Top 1% in Canada for Royal Lepage 2011-2016
- Chair of the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area 2015 to Present
- Nominee for Business Leader of the Year by the West Ottawa Board of Trade
- Awarded the Federal Canada 150th Anniversary Medal for Community service 2018
- Awarded the Ontario-Canada 150 Inspiration Award for community leadership 2017
- Top 10% of national donors to the Women’s and Children’s Shelter of Canada
- Previous Chair of the Economic Development Committee 2013-2016