Louise Martinheira (Photo: Elijah Shark)


If you want proof that the past does not predict the future, meet Louise Martinheira. Raised by a single mother and single grandmother in low-income housing, Martinheira entered adulthood “determined not to be poor.”

Chuck Magnus


Sales rep Chuck Magnus crossed nine provinces, five time zones and dipped his toes in two oceans in 18 days to raise funds for kids with cancer.

Richard Miller (Photo by Rachael Little)


The real estate industry "is one of the most lax where training is concerned," says broker Richard Miller. "My motto is training, training and more training, both in and out of the office."

The mural created by street artist Phlegm.


Slate Asset Management acquired all four corners of a busy Toronto intersection and is now using public art to reinvigorate it one corner at a time.

Brandon Polsinello (Photo: Elijah Shark)


Brandon Polsinello, 29, leads the expanding Polsinello sales team, currently comprised of 20 sales reps who are trained to stay ahead of the competition by leveraging technology.

Sahil Jaggi (Photo: Marko Shark)


"I made successful decisions, which helped me to build credibility as an investor," says award-winning real estate investor Sahil Jaggi. "Real estate has consistently outperformed the stock market."

Gary Simonsen (Photo: Ryan Parent)


“When I started, the manner in which brokers conducted business was kind of similar – now there is a real diversity of business models,” said former CREA CEO Gary Simonsen in an interview with REM.

An example of a small home in Santa Cruz, Calif. built in 1861. (Photo: Lloyd Kahn)


Author Lloyd Kahn has lived in quite a few small (and unconventional) abodes over the years, including a geodesic dome and a chicken coop.


Founded by husband and wife Daniel and Katie Steinfeld, On the Block Realty offers clients a choice between conventional real estate sales methods or opting instead for a “‘sale by online auction” platform.

Andrew Peck


Canadian Real Estate Association president Andrew Peck says he’s proud the lines of communication have seen much improvement in the seven years he’s been on CREA's Board of Directors.