My family likes to say, “We MacDonald’s have sawdust in our veins.” My great-grandfather helped rebuild the parliament buildings, my grandfather helped build the Bank of Canada, and my father worked on the CN Tower.
I knew from the moment I first visited one of my dad’s job sites as a child that I would follow in the MacDonald’s steel toe footsteps. Seeing the creation of important Ottawa landmarks, like the Rideau Centre and the Nortel Campus, sparked my lifelong passion for construction and real estate in general.
My name is Jason MacDonald, and as predicted by my family, I started my career as a builder. Fast forward many years, I am now a husband, a father, a real estate agent, and the owner of one of Canada’s Top 1% real estate teams/groups. My real estate business has been going strong for over 14 years. The sawdust is still in my veins, but I focus my skills and knowledge on smart real estate moves for good people in the Ottawa area.
Like many people, my career path was not a straight one. There have been many curves in the road that include a construction business, employment with high tech firms as a systems engineer and a Director’s position with Export Development Canada. But then I met real estate!
As a real estate agent, I feel gratitude every single day. I get to meet people and hear their stories. I work with them to find their dream home or help them make that sale that propels them to the next adventure. I’m in the business of making people happy!! And I do all that with the help of my incredible team of professionals at the MacDonald Property Group. Oh, and that team includes my lovely wife, Renee our esteemed Director of Marketing.
Family and community are at the core of most real estate transactions. My family is incredibly blessed to live in the welcoming and inclusive community of Barrhaven, where our two beautiful daughters can run down the street to go to school and feel safe. That’s why I give back every chance I get. I have been the Chair of the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area (BBIA) since 2013, an organization that is vital in supporting Barrhaven businesses and the community. You will also see my team and I regularly at local charities, fundraising or volunteering and generally having a good time.
Everyone knows that there is more to an excellent real estate agent than awards, but I thought you would still want to see them.
- Top 1% in Canada for Royal Lepage 2011 to 2017 – Chairman Award
- Top 1% in Canada for RE/MAX 2017 to present – Diamond Award
- Named Top 100 agents in Canada, Real Estate Professional Magazine
- Ontario-Canada 150 Inspiration Award for Community Leadership (2017)
- Federal Canada 150th Anniversary Medal for Community Service (2018)
These are just a few examples of our high degree of success, but enough about me. I’d love to get to know you. How can I help you and your family make some dreams come true? If you have any questions or are ready to buy or sell, I’m here to chat.