Catherine DeluceChair and Founder, Broker
The first office was opened in Toronto, Canada with 5 real estate agents. In just over two decades, Chestnut Park's sales team has grown from 5 to over 300 agents with offices in Toronto, Muskoka, Collingwood, and Prince Edward County.
In 2011, our affiliation with Christies International Real Estate was formed, elevating the Chestnut Park brand to the forefront of Ontario's luxury market. Through our exclusive partnership with CIRE, we provide clients with unparalleled access to the global real estate market, connecting buyers and sellers throughout the world.
Local Experts With Global ReachThe combination of our stellar reputation, local expertise, meaningful community connections, and the international reach and global marketing programs provided by our Affiliation with Christie's International Real Estate makes Chestnut Park unique in the Toronto, Muskoka, Lake of Bays/Huntsville/Almaguin Highlands, Haliburton/Kawartha Lakes, Collingwood/Southern Georgian Bay, Wiarton, Owen Sound, Northumberland, Erin/Caledon/Mono, 1000 Islands and Prince Edward County areas.
Only the most accomplished and trusted brokerages are invited to become Affiliates of CIRE. Chestnut Park has proven to be a leader in our local luxury market and we are proud. It is a prestigious and coveted designation to be a part of the exclusive CIRE network spanning the globe.
CIRE is the only international real estate network dedicated specifically to the marketing of luxury properties. Comprised of brokers who demonstrate success in luxury home sales and excellence in customer service, the network connects buyers and sellers throughout the world.
The CIRE name is an influential endorsement that immediately captures attention, instills confidence, and provides an assurance of impeccable service, integrity, and discretion.
"Chestnut Park clients are drawn to the global platform we are able to provide through our relationship with CIRE. Our exclusive connection to this long established luxury brand and access to the best real estate agents in the world gives us a crucial competitive edge in today's marketplace." — Chris Kapches - LLB, President and CEO, Broker of Record
Town: TorontoOur team of over 190 GTA real estate agents are savvy and skilled negotiators who specialize in the finest neighbourhoods in Central Toronto.
Country: Muskoka, Collingwood, Prince Edward County and The 1000 IslandsCountry properties are valued for the beauty of the surrounding natural landscape and the benefits of a healthy rural lifestyle. Our dedicated team of professional agents serving these sought after country destinations know the ins and outs of enjoying the non-urban life and second property ownership.
Chris KapchesLLB, President and CEO, Broker of Record Chris Kapches is a lawyer with an extensive career working within real estate organizations. Having served as Executive VP for the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), as well as his role in numerous TREB committees. Chris has been the Chairman of Ontario Real Estate Council of Ontario's Discipline and Appeals Committee for more than fifteen years. Chris is invaluable to the leadership team, providing Chestnut Park agents and their clients with immediate access to legal counsel and guidance.
Richard StewartLLB, LLM, Vice President, Legal Counsel, Sales Representative Richard Stewart is a lawyer who has practiced in both the private and public sectors. Richard contributes additional depth to the Chestnut Park leadership team by ensuring ongoing accessibility to legal counsel and assistance on professional and practical issues that arise in the course of real estate transactions.
John LusinkVice President/Broker, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited
Director At Large (2016-2018), The Toronto Real Estate Board A REALTOR® for over 30 years, Mr. Lusink has served in a variety of positions in both commercial and residential real estate from Business Owner to Broker and from Trainer/Coach to Marketing Manager. In addition to previously serving on TREB's Professional Standards Committee, Mr. Lusink contributed to the Real Estate Council of Ontario's Discipline and Appeals Committee for five years. Most recently, Mr. Lusink completed a second consecutive term as Chair of TREB's Government Relations Committee and has been a Director for the Toronto Real Estate Board for the past six years. A Certified Commercial Investment Member since 1991, he is also a Certified Business Coach, a Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designee and trainer, Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designee and trainer, as well as a Council of Real Estate Broker Managers (CRB) designee and an FRI candidate.
Maria NevesDirector of Marketing & Operations Maria Neves is an experienced marketer and integral member of the Chestnut Park leadership team, having worked in a variety of roles since the brokerage was founded in 1990. Maria leads the marketing team at Chestnut Park, enhancing the Chestnut Park brand and its market presence. Maria is devoted to the success of the brokerage, its agents, the Chestnut Park brand and the strategic development and placement of Chestnut Park's marketing vehicles.
If you are looking to join a leading team of real estate professionals affiliated with a well established boutique brand, Chestnut Park could be the perfect fit for you.
The Chestnut Park brand and exceptional agent services will help you build a successful business. We invite you to interview us.
Our Solid Support System
Signature Marketing Consulting ServicesChestnut Park provides an exceptional range of tools agents need to effectively market their properties and grow their business. We provide a rare opportunity to take advantage of an in-house team of marketing experts to assist them with professionally marketing their listings through a strategic integrated digital marketing plan as well as proven traditional marketing channels.
Personal Business Branding SupportOur agents are able to leverage the Chestnut Park and Christie's brands along side their own. Through our in-house marketing department agents have access to skilled graphic designers and digital marketing specialists. With a full-service marketing team at hand, Chestnut Park agents are able to do more for their clients than the competition.
Digital MarketingNumbers talk. In 2015 78.62% of new visitor traffic to the Chestnut Park website was driven through our social media and digital marketing efforts. Chestnut Park has dedicated digital marketing specialists in-house available for agent consultation anytime.
The Chestnut Park blog is updated with new posts daily. Topics include highlights of our most spectacular luxury properties, insightful monthly real estate reports, CIRE news, Chestnut Park news, real estate advice and interior design features. All blog posts are shared over Chestnut Park's and Chestnut Park Sales Representatives' social media outlets, driving valuable, qualified leads to the Chestnut Park website.
Christie's Marketing ToolsYour property can be marketed worldwide utilizing the targeted venues of Christie's auction house as well as the vast network of brokerages worldwide and CIRE's exclusive system of advertising, marketing, and listing tools. Properties are also showcased in the CIRE magazine, which is published four times a year, in custom-designed property brochures distributed worldwide, on the CIRE website, and in other highly regarded international media.
Our agents are able to leverage CIRE brand and suite of valuable marketing tools including:
- The CIRE website
- Launched in early 2015, the CIRE blog, Luxury Defined gained a fast international affluent following. Featuring sumptuous luxury homes and lifestyle photography and rich content, this blog is a key marketing tool for all Christie’s affiliates. Chestnut Park has been thrilled to have a selection of our most esteemed properties and news about our market areas featured on Luxury Defined giving us key international exposure.
- CIRE print collateral
- Chestnut Park listing presentations can be exposed to an international network of qualified agents & buyers at Christie's events
- The CIRE magazine is read by affluent homebuyers around the world. With informative and compelling prose and high-quality images. This keepsake publication celebrates the world’s most complete collection of luxury properties in print. Each issue is highly anticipated, read with enthusiasm, and cherished longer than any other real estate publication. A digital version of the magazine is available at christiesrealestate.com.
Invest In Style reaches an audience of over 120,000 high net worth homes annually in Southern Ontario. By producing and distributing quarterly issues we are able to consistently get our brand and our listings in front of our qualified target market consistently.
The lifestyle focus of this publication caters to providing the best in "at home and at play" content to an engaged audience. The content we include focuses on trending topics relevant to home design, the latest in real estate news, CIRE news, as well as interesting facts about our market areas and upcoming community events.
To further our reach, our magazine is published digitally on InvestInStyle.ca, which we promote across all social media platforms through a strategic digital marketing plan.