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The Andrew Ipekian team

We pride ourselves on providing the most attentive service and honest advice to clients in the upscale GTA real estate market. Whether buying or selling, we never forget that we are here to act in the best interests of the client – and sometimes even to help them figure out what that is in terms of real estate.

Our Team firmly believes that if you really, really care about your clients, you are fanatical about attention to detail, you learn everything about the neighbourhoods in which you work, you market relentlessly and you negotiate hard to extract every bit of value you can with what the current market will give.

Buying and selling property is a many-variable undertaking in an always-changing market. We strive to provide a process that brings all the relevant information to our clients’ fingertips to allow them to make the best decision. We are also aware that we must be respectful of our clients’ precious time and ensure that there are zero surprises along the way.

If this sounds like what you want in a brokerage then we at the Ipekian Real Estate Group are the right people for you.

Andrew Ipekian

Founder/Broker

A Toronto native, Andrew attended high school at St. Andrew’s College in Aurora before completing a degree in Economics at Queen’s University. After shining in the corporate world of sales and marketing at Pitney Bowes Canada, he decided to put the expertise and abilities learned to use in private real estate. In his first year in real estate, he was Rookie-of-the-Year across 28 countries at Keller Williams Worldwide, breaking previous records in this category. He is now ranked the Top 5 Broker in the country for the last several years in a row and was the recipient of the 2017 Keller Williams International highest sales recognition award. Ranked the #1 Real Estate Broker in the GTA* with 138 homes sold in 2017. He regularly appears as a coach and speaker at international realty conferences around the world.

Diana Mendonca

Sales Representative

Diana brings a wealth of experience and extensive market knowledge to the Ipekian Group. Diana received a combined Honours Degree from Carleton University and has spent the last ten years living and working in the downtown Toronto core. Diana’s aggressive and focused persistence in a negotiation helps maximize her client’s return on investment and ensures the absolute best possible deal for them. With an average response time of under 60 seconds, you can rest assured her clients are always prioritized. She has a great eye for design and is constantly pointing out features and possibilities in houses that match her clients wants and needs that they might never see. Working largely in the hot urban neighbourhoods of Toronto, she loves sharing the unique features that every little neighbourhood provides. A goal-driven and ambitious agent, she successfully gets the job done quickly and easily. When she’s not thinking about real estate, Diana can be found dining at Toronto’s hottest restaurants, running along the waterfront, or taking hikes in the hidden ravines of Toronto – another feature she loves to share with clients

Eli Younan

Sales Representative

Eli has loved great architecture and design since childhood, but it is his passion in working for and with people that made a career a real estate so appealing.

After degrees in Marketing from St Clair College and Commerce from Athabasca University Alberta, Eli started his career in project development with the Alshifa Medical Group in Sacramento, California.

He returned to Canada to start a family (there’s always a girl) and found that real estate offered him a natural runway to make a meaningful impact in people’s lives. He is straight-up about helping clients make big decisions with both clarity and confidence, and firmly believes that honest advice is what leads to long-term relationships and trust.

He loves good food, drinks and exploring his High Park/Roncesvalles neighbourhood. He can often be seen with his wife trying to wrangle their two young daughters in that part of the city, or simply enjoying a summer evening cocktail on a patio in the west-end.

Shelley Shaw

Sales Manager

Shelley plays an important role on the management team in making sure that we exceed our client expectations. With almost 18 years in corporate sales and management, Shelley has excelled in a variety of roles and garnered numerous sales awards. She has mastered the art and science of motivating a team and brings an unparalleled level of discipline to every sales organization.

Shelley earned her Honours degree in Health Sciences from McMaster University and has continued her learning with Sales and Management Training and Managerial Accounting Certificates from Schulich School of Business. She is also an accomplished athlete and competed at the national level with the Canadian National Women’s Rugby team. When she isn’t working with clients, she spends her time traveling, practicing yoga, golfing, playing hockey, paddle boarding at the cottage in the summer and hitting the slopes with her husband and twin boys in the winter.

Nicole Gay

Operations Manager/ Sales Representative

With two parents who spent a combined 40 years working in real estate, Nicole grew up in the business. It actually is genetic. She worked at her parent’s office throughout her teens before gaining a BBA from McMaster University. Nicole offers a young and energetic approach to real estate and is passionate about building lasting client relationships founded on honesty and trust. Her clients applaud her attention to detail and dedication to creating an enjoyable experience out of a complicated process.

An avid sports lover, Nicole enjoys soccer and sailing having done so extensively around Antigua and the BVI.

Matthew Glowacki

Sales Representative

Matthew is a born salesperson and an extrovert at heart. He has worked in sales all his life after studying at Humber College, having coached skiing at the Caledon Ski Club and then successfully managing his own Top 40 cover band playing for corporate and wedding events all over the GTA. As a bandleader Matthew continuously had to liaise with venue managers and private clients, and quickly learned to excel at negotiating with people.
He made the switch to real estate after almost everyone he knew had recommended it because of his charming nature and fiercely competitive advocating. Matthew is a highly accountable, compelling, and responsible agent and he loves delivering results that go above and beyond for his clients. A skilled communicator, he is well versed in investment properties and adores the blend between older Victorian houses in Toronto with modern renovations. He enjoys the luxury real estate market and spends his free time as an active Dad biking with his daughters around High Park and Lakeshore, as well as travelling annually to Cape Cod with his family where he indulges in fresh lobster and wake surfing.

Sheena Moghispour

Sales Representative

A naturally warm and inviting person, Sheena adds exceptional value to our team. Having studied Hospitality Management and graduated from both George Brown and Niagara College, she has an extensive background in hospitality and sales which serves her very well in real estate and makes her a responsive, committed and meticulous agent. She loves getting to know each client thoroughly and ensuring their distinct needs are being understood and then exceeded. She understands that helping people make their most important purchase takes a great deal of dedication and hard work. She finds this very rewarding and enjoys helping home buyers and sellers navigate what can be an overwhelming process. People feel instantly comfortable talking to and trusting Sheena thanks to her welcoming demeanour and comprehensive insights. In her rare down time, she can be found exploring all the nooks and crannies of the city and finding new parks to take her small terrier to. Sheena lives in the Bloor West neighbourhood and utilizes all that it has to offer. She goes to High Park regularly, practices yoga frequently, and dines at Nodo Restaurant (her favourite) with friends and family often.

Maggie Masar

Sales Representative

Maggie is a Western University graduate with a bachelor in Business. Prior to real estate, she worked as a consultant where she learned how to be patient, detail-oriented, proactive, and a strong advocate for her clients. At its core, Maggie views real estate as match-making, and wants to bring her clients clarity and peace of mind in finding their perfect home or perfect buyer. Throughout her extensive and versatile set of experiences, exceptional customer service has always remained a top priority.

Maggie brings a fresh perspective to our team and will go above and beyond to make your experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. She accomplishes this by being accessible whenever you need her and building out a personal plan for your specific circumstance. Her clients are grateful for her fully catered approach and complete dedication in making the process stress-free and simple for them. She is a professional, devoted, and sincere salesperson, and she is also our self-ascribed ‘condo queen’ due to her love of luxury condominiums. Walking her Shihpoo pup Toby, entertaining friends, and trying out new workout classes downtown round out her leisure time.

Sarah Matte

Sales Representative

Sarah has dedicated the last 9 years to being sales driven and impact focused. She has
worked in multiple markets around the world and understands a variety of clients, their
needs, how to analyze them and provide creative solutions to achieve the end goal.
She believes that when it comes to making, what can be, the biggest investment of your
life that trust, honesty, professionalism and integrity be the core foundations. Sarah
strives to ensure that each and every client is always up to date and educated during
the process, while feeling at ease and secure (and maybe even having fun!) because
they know she is willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. She is known to use her
experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem which has led her to build, develop and maintain long lasting successful relationships
over the years.
When she’s not at home sipping on an over poured glass of Bordeaux and eating all of
the carbs she can find, you will find her at the gym usually out lifting her boyfriend (at
least on leg day) while catching up on the latest podcasts.

J-Lyn Sailes

Executive Coordinator

J-Lyn is a genuine soul; open-minded and passionate about her work. She cares deeply for our clients and about ensuring they receive the highest level of service every step of the way. She is ambitious and committed to fostering long-term client relationships built on positive experiences.
Graduating from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Real Estate and Housing provided her with the foundation and fundamentals to excel in this industry, which she pairs with time spent in the commercial space prior to joining our team.
Her wide-eyed exploratory nature and love for pushing personal boundaries to pursue growth has led her to different parts of this beautiful planet including volunteering in Kenya, studying in Ireland and challenging Tough Mudder in Whistler.

Eva Choe

Sales Representative

Eva has worked as a bridal makeup artist for the last 14 years and feels delighted to be included in someone’s special day. She decided to make the switch to real estate after listening to the struggles that many of the newlyweds were having trying to purchase their first home. There seemed to be a need for honest, hardworking realtors who didn’t view them as just a transaction. With the Andrew Ipekian Real Estate Group, she found like-minded individuals who genuinely care about each and every person they deal with. Clients are naturally drawn to her sincere, conscientious nature and appreciate her ability to anticipate their needs. She spends most of her free time with her nephew, travelling, working out and cooking delicious meals to enjoy with her wine.

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