Over the last 15 years Jay has established himself as one of the West Island’s top real estate professionals. His extensive experience is complemented by a finance degree from the John Molson School of Business and a post-grad in real estate appraisal from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. As a father of two boys (Ben & Luke), Jay understands firsthand the needs of young and growing families. Passionate about the outdoors, Jay is an avid skier, sailor, runner and golfer. Jay also volunteers as chairman of the board of the West Island Cancer Wellness Center.
Nancy began her real estate career in 1987 as co-founder of Deakin Realty. With over 30 years of business and real estate experience, she has established herself as a reputable and admired real estate broker in Montreal’s West Island. As a managing partner of Deakin Realty with her son, Jay, Nancy’s quick-witted negotiating skills give her an edge, enabling her to find solutions and execute transactions to the great benefit of her clients, who range from first home buyers to seasoned pros. Her high level of energy and sense of commitment have built a very loyal following. As a resident of Pointe-Claire herself, Nancy is deeply involved in her community and many charitable projects. She likes to spend her free time with her grandchildren, golfing and boating, but she is always available for her clients!
Alexa is a passionate follower of the local real estate market and has been part of the Deakin team since 2016. Having graduated with distinction in Marketing from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business, she brings a wealth of marketing knowledge to the team. As well as being a Broker, Alexa manages the company’s social media presence, while also helping behind the scenes with all aspects of the firm's brokerage transactions.
Commencing her real estate career in 2002, Rebecca quickly established herself as a top seller in south Florida. Returning to Montreal in 2008, she continued her real estate career in her “home town” West Island, drawing upon her experiences of living and working in the US. Fluent in English and French, Rebecca graduated from Bishop’s College School prior to attending Drury University. Becky is a regular volunteer in the West Island community and at her two young sons’ school-sponsored social clubs and charities. Her enthusiasm and energy, combined with a philosophy of excellent client care, makes Rebecca a natural for the Deakin team.
With a decade of experience in real estate, Desiree is an asset to the Deakin team whose success as a real estate broker is attributed not only to her expertise but also to her patience and attention to detail. She prides herself on her exceptional communication skills, and approaches each transaction with integrity and warmth. Desiree graduated from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business with a major in marketing. She grew up in the West Island and is now raising her two young sons in Pointe-Claire. Her love for the community and her enthusiasm for real estate shine through in everything she does. In her free time, Desiree loves reading fiction, practicing yoga, spending time outdoors with her family and trying new restaurants.
Don originally worked as support staff for Deakin Realty in 1990, and completed his real estate course at that time. Seventeen years later, he returned, after obtaining degrees in accounting and finance at Bishop's University and his CGA professional accounting designation. Don's business and accounting background is invaluable to the team, the sales support he provides helps uphold the level of quality service that clients have come to expect, and his technological expertise is pushing the firm into new areas of exposure and marketing.
John entered the real estate world at the young age of 20, buying his first commercial property. He joined A.E. Lepage in 1981, and moved on to co-own one of the first Re/Max franchises in Montreal. With a growing desire to provide unparalleled personal service to his clients, John co-founded Deakin Realty in 1987. Community and family oriented, John spent over 20 years directing YMCA ski schools. He is a long-standing member and past President of both AMCAL Family Services and the Lakeshore Brokers Association.
After a career in real estate spanning over four decades, John took his well-deserved retirement in May 2021.