Profiles

Profiles

Andrew Cimerman launched the HomeLife franchise in 1985. (Photo by Elijah Shark)

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HomeLife Realty Services founder and CEO Andrew Cimerman recently received his 50-year pin from the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board.

Claudio Cerrito (Photo by Elijah Shark)

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What does it take to survive and thrive in the real estate business for decades? That’s not a theoretical question for Claudio Cerrito.

The undulating façade is made of sand-coloured limestone.

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When the residential building La Pedrera was constructed on a prominent corner of Passeig de Gracia in Barcelona, it was immediately ridiculed by critics. Today it attracts thousands of people a year.

With his personal brand, Real Estate By Bike, Basinski sets himself apart from other agents through his emphasis on “cycling culture.”

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Arty Basinski dubs himself “the real estate agent for people who don’t want a real estate agent.” A Toronto-based sales rep who “tries to be as real as possible...”

Homewise COO and head of data Carlos Medeiros, left, and founder and CEO Jesse Abrams. (Photo: Brad Silverberg)

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Homewise says consumers will be offered the best three mortgage options from more than 30 banks and other lenders, including credit unions, monoline lenders and private lenders.

Located on 75 acres along a seemingly limitless stretch of unspoiled beach, Vivo Resorts has an ambitious master plan.

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Vivo Resorts, a gated community of luxury condominiums and private villas on Mexico’s Pacific coast, offers “tremendous value in an emerging location,” says developer Cary Mullen.

Jason Stephen (Photo: Mike Capson)

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CREA president Jason Stephen is using his experience at Parliament Hill and in provincial politics to lobby the government on housing policy.

The red room in Victor Hugo’s house

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If he hadn’t found work as a successful author, Victor Hugo might have carved out a career for himself as an interior designer.

Frank Polzler

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Around U.S. Thanksgiving, 1979, Walter Schneider and Frank Polzler, co-founders of Re/Max Integra Group of companies, had a steep hill to climb.

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It’s the storytelling that draws potential buyers, especially those in the market for houses $5-million and up, says real estate agent Voula Argyropoulos of Hammond International Properties in Toronto.