Co-Founder, President and Broker of Record
Howard, excels as Broker of Record and a very successful entrepreneur who understands the foundation of real estate. He began his career in 1984 after a successful career in advertising and marketing. After becoming registered as a Salesperson, he continued courses and obtained his Broker’s designation in 2006. During his sales career he achieved numerous sales awards.
In 2004, he founded Right At Home Realty with Arthur Bartram, formerly Vice President/Division Manager for Royal LePage Real Estate Services/Johnston & Daniel Division and Ronald Peddicord, formerly Senior Vice President Development, Oxford Properties Group. The company was founded on the premise that salespeople who embraced technology would be attracted to the unique and profitable business model of the brokerage.
Howard is currently serving as TREB’s Director at Large 2015-2016. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Right At Home Realty. He has been a member of the Arbitration, as well as, Public Relations Committees of the Toronto Real Estate Board. He is currently a member of the Chairman’s Advisory Council for Habitat For Humanity, Toronto. Howard was a member of the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), Board of Directors, Region 1 for 2013/2015.
Vice President, Operations
As Vice-President Operations, Michael brings to Right At Home Realty over 25 years’ experience in finance, operations, facilities, administration, human resource management and compliance. His expertise in these areas adds much welcomed bench strength with his management of risk management/compliance, REALTOR® services, project management, training & education and call centre operations.
Michael previously held the positions of Chief Operating Officer at Jones Lang LaSalle Realty Inc., Senior Vice-President, Administrative Services at Merrill Lynch Canada, Vice-President, Administration & Finance at CitiBank Canada and General Manager, Real Estate Services at the Ontario Realty Corporation.
Director of Accounting
As the Director of Accounting, Annum is responsible for the company financial management, financial and operational analysis, statements and reporting. Being the head of the accounting department, she ensures that the department and the organization is ASPE compliant. Annum contributes over 9 years of expertise in Finance and Accounting obtained from manufacturing, retail, wholesale, finance and marketing industries.
She obtained her Bachelors of Commerce in Accounting from Concordia University in 2009 and completed her CPA, CGA designation in 2013. She has previously held position as the General Accounting Manager at Returntrax Inc. for 4 years before joining Right at Home Realty Inc. and she has been volunteering with CRA-CGA tax volunteer program for the past two years.
Director of Education, Broker, Right At Home University (RAHU)
Surina has been involved in the real estate industry since 2000, and comes with over 35 years of client service experience. Surina began her real estate career as an unregistered assistant to a Broker-of-Record at Re/Max. After obtaining her RECO registrant salesperson status, joined a real estate team with Royal LePage, acquired her real estate Broker status in 2006, and within 5 years with the team moved forward on her own.
Surina became a certified Real Estate Instructor for the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) College in 2008 and facilitates the pre-registration courses for the OREA College Salesperson Registration Education Program with endless passion and undeniable commitment to her students all across the GTA. Surina has served on the Board of Directors as Chair of the Education Committee for the QREB; member of the QREB Forms and Social Committee; member of the RLP Shelter Foundation; and various other volunteer positions for schools and charities.
Surina as the creator and Director of Education of Right At Home University (RAHU™) is committed to maintaining the integrity of our real estate industry one course at a time with a goal to provide sales professionals with the tools, skills, knowledge and experience they need to deliver the highest level of real estate professional standards.
She believes in ensuring long term success for new salespeople, through comprehensive practical training, experience and support. She has been described by her students and peers, as the epitome of business ethics and professionalism within the real estate industry – challenging sales people to go, where only a few have the courage and the conviction to go.
Toronto Branch Manager, Broker
Gian-Piero currently manages over 1400 sales representatives for the largest branch at Right At Home Realty. Current branch related goals are to encourage the development of real estate through education, training, and professional networking.
He is well versed in the changing landscape of real estate technologies for both sales representatives and brokerage level deployment. He has always focused on marketing, communication and customer support initiatives. In addition to managing the Toronto branch, Gian-Piero has implemented various marketing and technological initiatives to further Right At Home’s brand as part of a collective effort.
Gian-Piero has acquired a unique and extensive level of experience in the real estate field since 1995. In 2012 he took up management at Right At Home Realty in Richmond Hill. 2013 he became the Area Manager for both Richmond Hill and the newly opened Vaughan branch. In 2014, took the position to manage Right At Home Realty's largest branch in Toronto.
Upon being licensed, he immediately recognized the critical impact that Right At Home Realty Inc. would have on the real estate industry and joined the brokerage in 2006. He developed a focus on residential investments and achieved the prestigious Top Ten Club Award in 2010. Early in Gian-Piero’s career, some key accomplishments were establishing a 24hr turn-key branch level marketing support system and data mining for a national shopping centre geographical information system.
Prior to joining Right At Home Realty, Gian-Piero was the Retail Leasing Co-ordinator for Canada’s top national retail consultation firm; Oberfeld Snowcap, Branch Level Marketing Manager for Royal LePage/Signature Realty and early development in the real estate industry working at Royal LePage and Chestnut Park.
Mississauga Branch Manager, Broker
Jim brings over 32 years of experience in the Real Estate industry, having obtained his Salesperson’s License in 1980 and Broker’s License in 1987. He started his career with Royal Trust Real Estate, followed by A.E. LePage, Family Trust and Sutton Group, before joining us at Right At Home Realty.
He has been a consistent Platinum Award Producer and has had 100% successful closings over this extended period. His experience also includes being the Manager, Accounting and Administration of a Branch Office of a billion dollar pharmaceutical company and a Branch Office of a Corporate Sutton Group – Central Realty Office.
Jim’s friendly personality, professional and personalized work ethic, integrity, track record, combined with his experience in Management and Sales are tremendous assets that he brings to us at Right At Home Realty.
Area Manager, Richmond Hill & Vaughan, Broker
Gene has over thirty years of Real Estate industry experience. During his long and productive career, Gene has worked for three major real estate organizations; Century 21, Coldwell Banker and Royal LePage and established an enviable track record in both Sales and Management.
Some of Gene’s previous roles have included Vice President for a major property developer, Mortgage Brokerage Manager and a very successful Real Estate Broker generating a high volume of sales. Gene later became a Professional Coach and mentor and entered the Learning & Development industry throughout North America and Asia Pacific. Among his international clientele were executives from Fortune 100 companies, as well as award winning Canadian real estate professionals at various levels.
Durham Branch Manager, Broker
Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Tony Slavin worked in the Banking industry as a Manager; with companies such as Canada Trust, Canada Permanent Trust, Avco and Associates Finance. In 1988 Tony obtained his REALTORS® license and in 1996 owned and operated a Sutton Group Franchise for 5 years before converting it to a Century 21 Franchise. From 2002 to 2011 Tony worked as a Broker and Broker/Manager with Remax before joining Right At Home Realty to became the Durham Office Manager.
Having lived in Durham for all of his life, Tony has many contacts and connections to the Durham Region. Having raised 5 children in the area Tony is firmly established in the Durham Marketplace. Tony is a Commercial Council Member, a licensed Mortgage Broker and an Accredited Green REALTOR® encompassing a well rounded skillset for managing a busy and highly productive Real Estate Office!
Throughout Tony’s career he has served on many Real Estate Committees and continues to upgrade his education and knowledge of Real Estate. Tony enjoys dealing with people and is very involved in community events.
Burlington Branch Manager, Broker
Richard's passion for the real estate business began early , when he accompanied his father, a premier home builder and developer in Sarnia, to his many new home sites during the 60's and 70's. It was an exciting time for home ownership in Canada and Richard learned about the industry literally from its foundation.
At 21, Richard obtained his real estate license , gravitating naturally to new home sales and then resale. Sarnia's vast petrochemical industrial base afforded a rich, corporate relocation environment in which he developed appraisal and negotiation skills. Four years later, recruited to open and manage the new Royal Trust (later Royal LePage) branches in Sarnia and Chatham. As a young broker of a new company it was both exciting and challenging to recruit, train and mentor colleagues.
After ten successful years with Royal LePage, Richard accepted a new challenge, moving to Burlington to manage the Canada Trust office at Appleby and New Street in Burlington. Later, he managed Century 21 in Oakville, increasing its success to the top 21 offices in Canada during very competitive times.
From 1990 to 2015, Richard returned to his sales career as an award winning Broker Sales Representative with Royal LePage. He was one of the first in the industry to develop his own website and personal online marketing. In 1996, started his VirtuallyOakville.com portal style website, and actively promoted the Oakville community with his "Greetings from Oakville" postcards and "Selling Oakville" Marketing. He was also actively involved in the Oakville & Milton Real Estate Board, as Director, Vice President and President. Involvement in the Board has provided Richard with another opportunity to learn trends and bring changes to the real estate industry.
With a 40 year tenure in the real estate profession, Richard has been a part of tremendous transformation. Information sharing, Public Access and Technology have all contributed to improve the speed and efficiency of service provided to the real estate consumer. Richard is excited to return to management as a Branch Manager with Right At Home Realty. Confident that his experience in sales and years of leadership will bring trusted assistance to his sales associates in reaching their goals and success. Richard understands the challenges a real estate salesperson faces daily in an ever changing environment and invites communication with opportunity to learn and succeed together. INTEGRITY EXPERIENCE PATIENCE