YOUNG GUNS 2015
DAN SCARROW Age: 32 CANADIAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT CENTRE Shanghai, China After holding a variety of roles at the MacDonald Real Estate Group since 2006, Scarrow took on a brand new role in 2014 – as the first managing director of the organization’s Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre in Shanghai. He uses his experience as a successful residential and commercial real estate agent to help Chinese buyers invest in the Canadian market. Scarrow was also on REP’s inaugural Hot List, published earlier this year.
ALEX RUNDLE Age: 31 Sales representative ROYAL LEPAGE MEADOWTOWNE REALTY Milton, Ont. Rundle is a Re/Max Hall of Fame Award, Platinum Club Award and 100% Club Award recipient. She is also an environmental enthusiast focused on reducing the paper in her real estate business footprint. In giving back to the community, Rundle has volunteered at Halton Women’s Place for the past eight years. As well, a portion of all her commissions go to supporting the Children’s Miracle Network. At the time of publication, Rundle was making the move from Re/Max back to Royal LePage, where she started her career 10 years ago. “It feels like coming home,” she says.
RYAN SHIELDS Age: 33 Realtor, owner, broker CENTURY 21 WESTMAN.COM Brandon, Man. Using an innovative video series – including 30 Favourite Places in Brandon in 30 days and a Neighbourhood Guide – has helped Shields build his community connection as well as trust with clients and potential ones. Further community involvement includes coaching youth hockey and the men’s hockey team at the local high school; and heading marketing for the Safeway Select Curling Bonspiel. Shields is also a founding member of the Century 21 Canada Future Leaders Network, and a Centurion Award winner three of the last four years.
Age: 34 Fee appraiser ALTUS GROUP St John’s, NL
Age: 34 Realtor and partner BANNARD RUSHTON GROUP, CENTURY 21 BAMBER REALTY Calgary, AB
Slaney has worked with Altus Group since graduating from Memorial University with a joint Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts in 2004. She has completed large consulting assignments in BC and Alberta, as well as throughout Newfoundland and central Labrador. In her current role, Slaney has gained experience valuing a wide range of commercial properties such as multi-residential; residential condominium; remote fishing lodges; airport facilities; golf-course communities; and ski-hill developments.
Rushton is a founding member of the Century 21 Canada Future Leaders Network, and a mentor at Century 21 Bamber Realty. He has also received the Century 21 Master’s Award every year since 2008. Rushton has a simple philosophy: Everyone is supposed to do what they are good at. “I am very good at selling entry mid-level condos and I truly believe the “jack of all trades” era in real estate is over,” he says. “It is impossible to know everything about everything in our ever-changing market and economic climate.”
JEREMY SPILKIN Age: 30 Broker CENTURY21 MAISON3D AND CENTURY21 CAPITAL REALTY Ottawa, Ont. In his seventh year in real estate, Spilkin has been dual-licensed in Quebec and Ontario since February 2014. He is also the president and founder of the National Military Relocation Network, designed to help military families relocate all across the country. “All the agents within the network have an affiliation with the military, so they know what the family is going through,” says a colleague. Spilkin also donates to different charities, including the Military Family Resource Centre in Ottawa.
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