2021 Board of Directors Candidate Profiles
November 18, 2020
Justin Bock - Johnston & Daniel – A Div. of RLP Res. Ltd., Brokerage (Director)
Justin focuses his business on a relationship level and values face-to-face interaction. Justin exceeds the expectations of his clients by providing them with his full service attitude which includes client appreciation and honesty. Justin has built a solid customer base with both loyal and repeat customers which is why he is so successful. After being awarded “Executive Club” after one year of business, he managed to maintain his success with multiple monthly sales awards thereafter. His consistency proves that Justin prides himself on giving the most up-to-date information and stays on top of market trends in order to fully satisfy the needs of his clients. Justin not only takes pride in his day-to-day business, but is also a firm believer in giving back to the community and connecting with those around him. Raised in Oakville, Justin has an extensive knowledge of Oakville and its surroundings. He understands what his clients are looking for and caters to their every need.
Anthony Danko - Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. (Director)
Prior to becoming a full-time realtor in January 2018, Anthony Danko spent 20+ years in corporate sales with a global publishing firm. Anthony sold commercial online database software and subscription content to Fortune 25 pharmaceutical companies and other industries: “I was an account manager for several of my employers top accounts where relationships were critical”. Anthony’s experience also includes twelve years of service as Oakville Trustee for the Halton Catholic District School Board, winning three municipal elections from 2006 – 2018. It was there where he gained experience with parliamentary procedures and getting resolutions passed at the board: “ I can tell you, relationships are also critical at the board table!” More recently, he has been a member of OMDREB’s Finance Committee. He is married to Maria, a teacher, has five children and resides in Oakville.
Will Mansour - eXp Realty, Brokerage of Canada (Director)
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, I moved to Canada with my family when I was four years old. Throughout my teen years, I spent a great deal of my time in GTA rinks playing minor hockey. This hard work paid off for me as I eventually played Provincial Junior “A” followed by four seasons in the British Elite League. Upon completion of high school, while in the UK, I attended the highly touted University of Ulster in Northern Ireland for Forensic Psychology. Back in Canada, I spent six years in the corporate sector working in sales and marketing with two multi-national companies before realizing my passion was in real estate. I have a work ethic that is unparalleled, which is evident in my commitment to my clients and team. In the competitive ever-changing sales and marketing environment, I have developed an organizational management style that combines clear direction and consensus building with a strong sense of plan and structure. In my spare time, I enjoy to play organizational hockey and am an avid golfer. I encompass a strong sense of family values and currently live in Oakville, Ontario with my Family.
David Marshall - RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage (Director)
I started my real estate career straight from graduation at the University of Guelph in 1999. I joined forces with my mother, Korrie-Sue at Re/Max Aboutowne and we’ve enjoyed a very successful and rewarding experience selling real estate in Oakville, Milton and Burlington. I still remember a valuable lesson from the beginning, always to treat your fellow Realtors with respect and fairness. I think keeping an open mind and always trying to keep perspective during difficult negotiations have been a key to our success. Early on I was involved with the Golf committee but starting a family led me in another direction. I would like to get more involved with our board and help with moving us forward through some difficult decisions.
Gary McLean - Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. (Director)
Gary McLean is a Sales Representative with Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. He's been serving clients in Oakville, Burlington and Milton since 2008. Prior to his real estate career, Gary spent over 25 years in sales and management positions with a variety of Telecom and Information Technology companies, including IBM, Lucent, GT Group Telecom and Norstan. He's served on the boards of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Halton, and Crime Stoppers of Halton. He's also served on OMDREB's Professional Standards Committee for a number of years. Gary's lived in Oakville since 1975, and is a shameless booster of Halton as the Best Place to Live in Canada.
Guy McMurray - Century 21 Dreams Inc., Brokerage (Director)
I started my real estate career in Russell, Manitoba as the Broker of Record for McMurray Realty in 1976. After 16 years as the Broker in Manitoba , I sold my business and relocated to Oakville. I enjoy working in the Golden Horseshoe area as a Realtor, and plan to continue well into the future.
Gianna Schiralli - RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage (Director)
Gianna is the real estate Broker of The Schiralli Team. Gianna is a "high touch" Broker representing the younger generation who understands the market, the economics of buying and selling, and how to leverage all the tools available. She is able to bring a fresh and new approach to an iconic institution which has been around for a long time. Gianna sits on the YPEG Committee (Young Professional Entrepreneur Group) at the Chamber Of Commerce. She can use this experience to take the OMDREB’s YPN engagement to the next level. “My vision for OMDREB is to bridge the gap between the membership and the board. This can be achieved with enhanced communication, full transparency, accountability, and member engagement. Since the special meeting, it is evident there is an appetite for more information. OMDREB members simply want to be in the know. There’s nothing worse than not knowing what’s happening at the board level. Paying members deserve to be informed and weigh in on large decisions that affect their livelihood. Members should be encouraged to volunteer, ask questions and get involved.” As a director, Gianna will always keep the best interests of the members at heart and advocate for complete transparency. Let’s bridge the gap between the membership and the board together!
Yiin Shayegan - RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage (Director)
I have been a REALTOR for four years, having started out at Johnston & Daniel and now recently moved to RE/MAX Aboutowne. I used to be a physiotherapist in both Toronto and New York City - but I retired once I had children. As a physiotherapist, I practised under a standard of care driven by a foundation of knowledge and skills through training, a set of regulations as prescribed by my professional college, and my own personal desire to help others. I bring that sense of professionalism and client-advocacy to my career now.
Bruce Williams - RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc. (Director)
Bruce is a Sales Representative with RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc, and has been for the past two years. Prior to going to RE/MAX Bruce was with RE/MAX Aboutowne for a short period before moving to Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. working out of the Lakeshore Office for close to twelve years. Bruce has been a full member of the Oakville Milton Real Estate Board since 2004. Before going into real estate Bruce worked for Air Canada for thirty years along with his wife Patricia. Working in Inflight Service allowed Bruce to master the ability to work closely wth his customers, an ability that he has been able to bring with him to Real Estate. Following his move into the Real Estate industry Bruce has worked alongside his wife of 33 years and had a very successful career. They have achieved significant awards, Red Diamond Award which is the top 2% in the country and several Awards of Excellence while with Royal LePage and Platinum and Chairmans Club while with Remax. Now Bruce is part of Williams Family Real Estate with Patricia and his two sons, Nicholas and Jonathon. Bruce has been a Resident of Oakville since 1989, living in the same house in River Oaks. Bruce has involved himself in his community over the years. For a number of years Bruce was V.P. of ROAR, the River Oaks Association of Residents and their dealings with the Town of Oakville. Bruce and his family have for many years been involved collecting toys from clients and residents for the Toy Mountain Campaign at Christmas, contributors to the Sick Kids Hospital as well as donators to the local Shelter Foundation. Bruce has previous experience as a Director of OMDREB a couple of years ago as well as giving up time to sit on the Professional Standards and the Discipline Committee’s. Bruce loves golf and usually is a daily visitor to his local Gym.
Lynn Hoffmann - RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc., Brokerage (President)
Vishal Kapoor - Century 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage (President-Elect)
Charlotte Forget Langlade - RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc, Brokerage (Past President)