There is something magical in a person’s smile when they are handed the keys to their ‘forever home’ and even more thrilling is the moment years later that person tells you they love their home more now than the day they moved in. It’s those smiles and the lasting relationships forged with each client that has motivated Brian Marshall’s every activity since starting in real estate more than a decade ago; a profession Brian entered after discovering he was “unconstitutionally suited” to early retirement. His real estate practice has been built on a 30 year background of accomplishments in Sales & Marketing, Mergers & Acquisitions, and several successful entrepreneurial ventures in diverse sectors that ranged from custom design/build architecture to pioneering the internet with one of the earliest full featured on-line retail businesses. His primary marketing focuses on the representation of both architecturally distinctive and heritage homes while searching for homes of maximum ‘liveability’ for his clients wishing to acquire a home. In all things, Brian follows the same mantra which has been the keystone of his entire career: ““Understand your clients’ needs, wants, and desires, then focus every resource to find their solution.” Here’s what some of Brian’s clients have to say: “He understood our needs and then worked relentlessly to find us a property that met them. Brian is truly an amazing professional, who we respect and come to consider a family friend. I offer him the highest recommendation.” “His skills and abilities in asking probing questions in order for him to better understand the ideal house I was looking for was remarkable. Brian does not just find you a house, he will find you the house you are looking for. The buying experience with Brian exceeded all my expectations!” “Brian is, to my mind, what all of us look for in a realtor, but rarely find. He acted as confidant, negotiator, advisor, designer, contractor liaison, realtor and (strange as it may sound) friend in both the selling of our 8th home and purchase of our 9th. His overall performance was by all accounts, exceptional. We cannot thank him enough for his support.” “Brian has the exceptional ability to understand his customer, get to know his customer’s taste, look at customer’s life style and use all that information in finding the perfect home. He has an incredible work ethic and is available for your questions any time. Simply put, Brian is a true professional in the real estate industry who achieves stellar results!” Brian believes that a nation’s heart is reflected in the tapestry of its residential architecture and the loss of any single thread diminishes our ability to celebrate who we are and where we’ve come from. Hence, he has become a strong advocate for the appreciation and preservation of Canada’s architectural heritage. Brian makes a significant commitment of personal energies to education through activities such as: writing a weekly newspaper column on architecture, acting as a keynote speaker at various events, expanding the on-line ‘quick reference’ version of his “Heirloom Guide to Architectural House Styles” and consulting on the history, preservation, restoration, and sympathetic renovation of architecturally or historically important homes.