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Gillian Oxley, Sales Representative ABR, SRS
Gillian possesses a natural repertoire of dynamic qualities that set her apart from the field. Her stamina is unmatched as she deftly navigates the Toronto sales market, surpassing the high expectations of the buyers and sellers she represents. Gillian's strong intuition and ability to identify and understand her clients' needs allows her to respond quickly - often anticipating client needs in advance of their articulation.
Before entering Real Estate, Gillian enjoyed great success in media and Public Relations, including international television and film sales and helming a multi-million dollar PR agency with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles. From this background, Gillian understands the role of marketing and the importance of strong audience relationships in a business that is about sales - yet so much more. With 20 years of experience building, renovating and selling properties in Toronto’s most exceptional neighbourhoods, Gillian helps her clients move forward with knowledge, confidence and the sense of having been impeccably served. The skill with which she cosmetically updates, styles and stages sellers’ home (part of the OxleyRobert Team's service guarantee) is complemented by an impeccably trained eye that helps buyers understand what features to look for, which to avoid, and the effort and expense required to transform a property to its full potential.
Joe offers the highest level of expertise, service and integrity to every client. His signature approach to business values the relational experience above all; for Joe, real estate is personal first, transactional second. As evidenced by his impressive sales record, this work philosophy breeds success. Over the course of five years, he has been instrumental in assisting the OxleyRobert Team negotiate more than $200 million in real estate transactions - often in highly competitive bids.
To inform his real estate career, Joe brings an extensive background in sports marketing with an expertise in sales, project management and strategic planning. Although the playing field has changed, he applies the same sense of responsibility to educating, empowering, and representing his clients in real estate. Joe's up-to-date market knowledge is unrivalled and clients consistently applaud his natural ability to immediately address any issue with a seamless solution. Attuned to his clients' needs at every turn, Joe is known as a caring and strategic thinker who prides himself on his hands-on approach to servicing the OxleyRobert Team's loyal and ever-growing client base.
To know a winning sales strategy is to know Kevin Byles. Coming from a lifelong successful career in media with Warner Bros, Columbia Pictures and SONY Pictures Television, Kevin’s wealth of sales knowledge and seasoned negotiating skills have been the cornerstone to selling over $2.5 billion dollars in global business over the last 25 years.
Kevin understands the importance of a full service approach in every transaction, be it closing a media deal with the cast of “Friends” or presenting to key clients with the help of TV personality and world renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Oz, Kevin recognizes that building relationships and following through to deliver exactly what he’s promised is integral to a successful business. Knowing how to work with the talent, as well as the suits, has given Kevin insights that translate well in Real Estate.
Hailing from a large, creative, family that includes an award-winning talented father, often referred to as “The Star Maker”, and a sister who is both a Grammy Award winner and Canadian Music Icon, Kevin grew up surrounded by dynamic entrepreneurs and credits this upbringing as the catalyst for his lifelong successful sales-based career. Friends and colleagues describe Kevin as “reliable”, “laser-focused”, “a trustworthy asset” and someone who has the “utmost integrity” – all essential ingredients to building a winning business strategy.
Born and raised in Toronto, Kevin grew up in the Post Road/Bridle Path area. He has bought, renovated, and sold several of his own homes in North Toronto and spends time throughout the seasons in the Kawarthas where he maintains his year-round lakefront home. Kevin has been on the board of numerous international corporations and involved in various charitable organizations. Outside of taking the Real Estate world by storm, Kevin enjoys raising his daughter along with his wife, and spending his free time honing his water skiing skills.
From a young age, Jennifer was known for her ability in the kitchen to create something from nothing, and her undying attention to detail. So it was no surprise when she enrolled at culinary school in her hometown of Montreal which then led her to the French Culinary Institute in New York where she continued to build on her passion to create. Upon moving to Toronto, Jennifer expanded her creative talents to the world of renovating homes.
Her uncanny knack to see the potential and not the product propelled her to purchase neglected homes and embark on transforming these gems to their former glory. Once completed, her reputation was established among friends and colleagues who sought her out for her opinion on how they too, could find the perfect home. The seamless move to representing buyers as a real estate agent was a ‘fete a complete’ and her career was born.
Today, Jennifer continues to understand that purchasing and owning a home is a significant financial and emotional investment, and helps clients find a property that reflects their individual tastes and can serve as a sound, life enhancing investment as well as their beloved home. Whether it is a primary residence, a pied-a-terre or an investment property, Jennifer’s clients come back to her time and again for her strong negotiating and communication skills, as well as her integrity and diligent work ethic. When she’s not busy helping her clients, or renovating another ‘gem’, Jennifer can be found helping with the family business, Nota Bene, fine tuning the many elements that go into running an acclaimed restaurant. After all, as Jennifer knows… it’s all in the details.
Eva always had a passion for all things homes and knew from a young age that one day she wanted to work in real estate. It was no surprise then that the minute she got her real estate license in 1992 after graduating from University, she immediately hit the ground running and knocked on doors up and down the streets in her neighbourhood.
"My first sale still stands out in my mind," Eva recalls, "…. l got the listing by knocking on doors my first week in the business and I sold it through my own open house. The couple trusted my enthusiasm, sincerity and determination. I was so excited to have my license I must have knocked on a hundred doors just saying hello!”
Today, with 25 years of successful experience that has placed her in the top 5% for salespeople nationwide, nothing has changed: Eva approaches each client with that same enthusiasm, dedication and drive that launched her career. Suffice to say, her mainly repeat and referral, and growing base of clients all appreciate this unrelenting consistency in her service.
A native Torontonian, Eva has lived her entire life in the city. Having grown up in the Kingsway her career naturally began in Etobicoke and quickly expanded to include Mississauga, Burlington and Oakville. Later, she specialized in the burgeoning condominium marketplace with an emphasis on the waterfront, downtown core and Yorkville areas. More recently, Eva has expanded her business to include residential properties in communities like Forest Hill, Summerhill, Leaside, Moore Park, South Hill, Rosedale and Bennington Heights.
Today, when she’s not out racing the ski hills with her daughter and husband on the slopes of Craigleith, or actively participating in volunteer work in Toronto and her daughters school, BSS, Eva can be found providing that same level of service to her clients 24/7. And yes, if you follow her closely, she can still be found knocking on doors because as Eva knows, a simple “hello” can often lead to a million possibilities.
Growing up in an entrepreneurial family with a father who founded Toronto’s premier limousine service, Rosedale Livery, Candy Dinnick knew from a young age that success was only as good as your ability to deliver on your promise for service excellence. Better yet, she knew that her career would follow in her father, Douglas McCutcheon’s, footsteps as an entrepreneur who always put her client’s needs first.
As a graduate from Western University it was no surprise then that her wide spread network of family and friends would turn to her knowing she would provide this same level of client service and discretion in the world of real estate. Today, 20+ years later, Candy’s reputation precedes her as an agent who understands that reaching is just as important as exceeding a client’s goals.
Known for her calm, focused, informed and friendly approach, Candy continues to work with her clients that have known her for years selling homes in many of the top luxury markets where she has also lived, including Rosedale, Lawrence Park and Hogg's Hollow. As well, Candy is always looking for the up and coming areas for the next generation who are often searching for the new “hotspot” in Toronto’s explosive marketplace.
When Candy is not out searching for the perfect home for her clients, she can be found with her 2 teenage sons keeping busy with their hockey and baseball, or playing golf at The Toronto Hunt Club. She also enjoys spending time with her partner Michael Latimer and his 3 children, at her cottage on Lake Simcoe as well as at his family’s beloved property - Kilcoo Camp- where the boys have spent many years as campers and now as staff.
Sitting by the sidelines is not in Linda Drope’s DNA. Growing up as the eldest daughter of a legendary Toronto Argonaut quarterback, 1952 Grey Cup Champion and CFL coach, Linda understands that hard work, determination and teamwork are the key ingredients to a successful and happy life.
Known for her infectious good nature and passion for everything she does, Linda is proud of her enduring client relationships and sterling reputation built on years of repeat and referral business.
Whether it’s working tirelessly to find the perfect home for a first-time or savvy buyer, or ensuring a house is perfectly prepared and goes to market “showcase ready”, Linda’s 10+ years of experience in the Toronto real estate market has continued to thrive because of her exceptional client service. As an award-winning realtor, she has purchased and sold homes for clients from Rosedale, Yorkville, the Annex, Downtown, Yonge/Summerhill, Chaplin Estates, Lytton, Lawrence Park, Wanless Park and the Cricket Club to name a few.
A competitor since childhood and an avid participator in all sports, when she’s not working Linda can often be found with her husband and daughter at the family log cabin at Osler Bluff Ski Club either zipping down the slopes or climbing up them, or at the Badminton & Racquet Club trying her hardest to beat her husband on the tennis courts. She will forever be a die-hard sports fan and can be found cheering on our city’s many sports teams whenever she has the chance. As a lover of film and the arts, Linda gets excited when TIFF rolls around every September and recently became a patron of Hot Docs.
Backed by a distinguished marketing and public relations career spanning decades in the sport and entertainment industries, Linda has channeled her strategic mind and communications skills into every aspect of her work. This, combined with her demonstrated strengths in planning, project management, customer service and negotiating, make Linda an MVP in the real estate world.
Growing up with two younger sisters, Lisa learned the fine art and importance of negotiations from a young age. Whether it was packaging Park Place with Boardwalk and convincing the players they were better off to trade, or turning household chores into fun games, Lisa understood that getting the job done - and done well - was better when working with a team.
It’s no surprise that Lisa earned a double major in both business and psychology at Laurier University and translated these skills to a successful career in Finance on Bay Street, quickly rising to the position of VP, Sales & Marketing. Her 20+ years in this industry taught her how to navigate the victories and the volatility in the stock market, and fine tune her lifelong skills of negotiations.
With her rich background in investment strategies, Lisa understands the value of your home as an investment, as well as a place to raise your family. Having raised 3 children (and a rambunctious golden doodle) in several Toronto neighbourhoods from Chaplin Estates to Riverdale to Rosedale, Lisa understands the intangible benefits, values and nuances of the different and distinct areas Toronto has to offer.
Outside of her family and business, Lisa is passionate about giving back to the community and was a founding member of the very successful charity “Project Sunshine”, helping to bring it to Canada and is proud to have served on its first board of directors. A go-getter by nature, Lisa is passionate about helping clients find their dream home. As a real estate partner, you can expect honesty, hard work and results when you partner with Lisa…. And maybe a game of monopoly or two!
There is a famous saying: “If you want something done, ask a busy person!” There is no one this applies to more than Anne Marie Liscio, our Director, Client Services at OxleyRobert Real Estate. Juggling schedules, managing a busy life and full-time job and then finding time to ‘fit in’ a favour for a friend, colleague or client is in her blood. Growing up in an Italian family who owned a corner grocery store with parents who worked 7 days a week, Anne Marie learned at a young age if you want something done, figure out how to do it yourself. She translated this valuable childhood lesson to her dynamic and energetic persona that leaves many of us wondering if she operates on the same 24 hour day as we do.
It was no surprise then that when we decided at OxleyRobert to have all our staging IN HOUSE and offer this service to clients at no additional charge, we knew that it would take a special person to spearhead this division who understood the delicate balance between ‘getting it done’ and being considerate of the delicate process.
Understanding how to declutter a family’s home and still leave the owners feeling at peace takes a special talent that Anne Marie brings to each client she meets. With over twenty years of fashion and home design experience, and as a lover of interesting and unique furniture and fashion, Anne Marie understands the importance photography can play when she puts a room together and how colour, light and texture all play an important role in creating an attractive and compelling setting. With this in mind, she brings a fresh and detailed eye to each home she enters and every time she is done, our phone rings from the client saying “I don’t know if I want to sell now – my home looks so beautiful!!”.
Joining OxleyRobert from a background in home staging for the past 10 years, Anne Marie has staged 100’s of unique homes across Ontario, and approaches each project with a strong understanding of the respective market analysis and demographics particular to each property. She insists the best staged properties never look "staged". Instead, extra time and effort is always spent to ensure each room looks "real and believable", while still being photo-ready best.
Anne Marie also has a strong and lengthy customer service background and, as Director of Client Services, her role also extends to the overseeing and coordinating of many pertinent details related to the preparation of the property and working closely with the homeowner to ensure a smooth and stress-free process from beginning to end.
When she is not styling a home, she is applying her super juggling powers to managing the hectic and consistent hockey schedule for her two teenage sons who both play competitive hockey for the Greater Toronto and North Toronto Hockey Leagues. In her odd moments of peace, Anne Marie can most likely be found rummaging through antique stores for fabulous finds…. And of course, knowing these may appear in the next home she prepares makes these finds all the sweeter. At OxleyRobert, we’ve changed that famous saying to: “When you want something done…. You’ll find Anne Marie.”