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 for 5 years. 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.
Susan comes to Deakin Realty from a parallel real estate business owned and operated by her family for 46 years on the Lakeshore & West Island of Montreal. She brings to us over 40 years of experience that spans all types of real estate transactions and is a perfect fit for our "boutique" style agency. A past president of the Lakeshore Brokers Association and a well respected member of the real estate industry, Susan is well known in our community as a trusted and knowledgable realtor. Her philosophy is one of "We care about our clients' well-being..it's not just about selling or buying a house".
Tanya moved from the Maritimes to Ottawa at the age of 17 and got her Master’s degree in criminology. Ten years later, she met a Montrealer and moved here to marry him. Two boys, two dogs, a significant career change and many moons later, the West Island has been Tanya’s home for more than 20 years. Why the switch to real estate? Because it brought together all of her best skills to help clients move through huge transitions in their lives smoothly, happily, and with peace of mind. In her own words: “One moment I’m a mathematician, then I’m a stager (I actually am), next I’m a psychologist, followed by a writer, then a research analyst, next I’m a diplomat… I have a keen eye for what buyers are looking for and what it takes for them to fall in love with your place. When you get to the negotiation table, you’ll know you have a Master Certified Negotiation Expert™ on your side to ensure you get the best deal possible. I would love the opportunity to guide you through the process of selling or buying a home and can’t wait to meet with you soon.”
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.