Authors Posts by Susan Doran

Susan Doran

Susan Doran is a Toronto-based freelance writer who has been contributing to REM since its very first issue.
All suites hotels are an underdeveloped market in Canada, says Hilton’s Jeff Cury.


Bill Duncan, global head of Hilton’s all suites and focused service categories, said in a news release that the Greater Toronto Area was selected for a Home2 Suites property because its "rapidly expanding tourism industry".

Juliana Vallée (Photo: Darla Furlani)


When Juliana Vallée’s vision first began to deteriorate, she didn’t realize she was setting off down the road to living with an inoperable brain tumour.

Lisa McCormack


When real estate sales rep Lisa McCormack tells clients that she and her team are ready to jump for them, she means it literally.

Gurcharan (Garry) Bhaura (Photo: Elijah Shark)


TREB’s president 2018/19 Gurcharan (Garry) Bhaura came to Canada as a 20-year-old in search of opportunity. He found it in an accomplished career in real estate.

Andrew Mizzoni (Photo: Elijah Shark)


Andrew Mizzoni survived a rare childhood cancer and went on to become one of Ontario’s youngest real estate salespeople. At 27, he’s a top producer, author and philanthropist.


Marie Kondo's famous advice to jettison belongings that don’t “spark joy” has spurred an international decluttering frenzy that is reportedly overloading thrift stores and second-hand retailers.

Barbara Ford


Ford, founder of the InSpirit Centre in Georgetown, Ont., is a paranormal expert and psychic who specializes in “spiritual house clearings,” which get rid of negative energy in homes and businesses, she says.

Arif Khan, left and Mike Montague (Photo: Elijah Shark)


Ironically, most television shows about real estate aren’t hitting home, say Mike Montague and Arif Khan, both based in Barrie, Ont.

Kate Broddick


"I’ve been the No. 1 agent,” says Sutton Team Realty's Kate Broddick. “And I did it after moving to Brantford from Toronto and literally knowing no one.”

Julio Florez (Photo by Greg Halinda)


Fort McMurray, Alta. Realtor Julio Florez has won so many awards he has trouble keeping track of them. Awarded the first-ever A.E. LePage Realtor of the Year award, Florez is the first in line to volunteer for everything.