SAIRA WATERS Age: 30 Realtor ROYAL LEPAGE COAST CAPITAL REALTY Victoria, BC Since co-founding a women’s group called Dollar Divas in 2012, Waters has hosted more than 100 workshops, seminars and discussion groups to help empower women with financial knowledge. “Running the group has given me the opportunity to connect with like-minded women, build my business network, position me as an expert and leader in my industry, and help to grow my business exponentially,” she says. Waters is also heavily involved in her community through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and the Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore (SIVW) group. The SIVW supports women’s projects locally and abroad.
STACY VERMEIRE Age: 31 Sales representative RE/MAX LAKESHORE REALTY Cobourg, Ont. Celebrating her eighth year in real estate, Vermeire continuously strives to reach new heights, putting her clients’ needs at the forefront of her business. Among her many achievements, she received Re/ Max’s Platinum Award in 2013 and 2014, as well as the Hall of Fame Award in 2015. Vermeire uses a combination of old and new marketing techniques including face-to-face interaction, social media and video. She has completed her first formal buyer/seller guide, a magazine-format guide packed with information for clients and potential ones.
Age: 31 Managing director COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL Ottawa, Ont. With nearly 10 years in the business as a real estate appraiser, Tighe is managing director of the Advisory Services division at Colliers International. He is heavily involved with the Appraisal Institute of Canada, serving on its Investigating Sub-Committee and its Advocacy Sub-Committee. Tighe volunteers with a number of local community groups including Habitat for Humanity, The Shepherds of Good Hope and the Ottawa Food Bank.
KRISTEN TREMBINSKI Age: 32 Broker of record EXIT REALTY LAKE SUPERIOR Sault Ste Marie, Ont. Alongside her broker Rob, Trembinski has taken her real estate brokerage to number-one market share in a few short years. The duo went on to purchase the regional rights of EXIT Realty for Northern Ontario, with a mandate to sell out franchises across the area in record time. Trembinski is deeply involved in her local community, volunteering and participating every way she can. “It’s easy to understand why she is so well-respected and liked by the real estate professionals who call EXIT their home,” says a colleague.
KIM TRAN Age: 31 Sales representative RE/MAX METRO-CITY REALTY Ottawa, Ont. Tran’s real estate industry accolades and achievements include winning the Re/Max Diamond and Hall of Fame Awards; a first-place finish at Re/Max Metro-City Realty; and finishing fifth overall in the company. “Real estate has been more than a job for me for over a decade,” she says. “It’s an industry that I’m passionate about and taking care of my clients is something that I don’t take for granted.”
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