OUR SERVICES Knowledgeable & Candid

At Slate Realty we think of ourselves as advisors and educators, not salespeople driven by quotas. We believe that no property can be perfect, making it all the more important for our team to be well-informed and candid as we guide you through the Toronto real estate market.

I’M BUYING We’ll find you the right home

A smart purchase decision can only be made with all the information—both pros and cons—at your disposal. Our job is to act as your advisor, and to be completely candid with you about those details. Our lives revolve around our homes. We’ll see to it that you find the right one.

While we love to view properties with our clients, we work hard to be more than just a friendly presence.

The best buyer agents must:
  • Understand not only your criteria, but your taste and lifestyle. We ask a lot of questions upfront, which enables us to narrow in on and recommend the best properties for you in the market.
  • Inform you of all of the expenses involved in your real estate purchase, from legal fees to land transfer taxes. We know these are not the good kind of surprise.
  • Give you straight, candid advice on each property. Our job is to give you both pros and cons, to serve as an objective set of eyes, and to ask questions that encourage you to think carefully about any property you’re considering.
  • Know how to give you a competitive advantage in negotiations. In a buyer’s market, we’ll make sure you buy a property at the lowest reasonable price with the best conditions. In a seller’s market, we’ll advise you on how best to present your offer among any competing offers, and we’ll make your offer the strongest possible without simply offering the most money. .
Interested in learning more about us?

Give us a call or send an email. Feel free to test our knowledge about a development or a neighbourhood. You’ll quickly learn that we do things differently than most brokers: you’ll only get transparent, frank advice, and never any sales pitch.

I’m Selling We’ll sell your home
for its maximum value

If you ask 5 appraisers for the value of your home, they’ll all give you a different number. Does that mean they’re all wrong? Absolutely not. The value of your home can be justified on a price spectrum that can vary between 2% - 6%. Our job is not only to make the selling process effortless for you, but to sell your home on the absolutely highest end of that spectrum. And we’re quite good at doing just that.

We love working with sellers. This is when we can flex our creative muscles.

The best listing agents must:
  • Determine how best to position your property in the market. Along with us come a team of Toronto’s best stagers, photographers, videographers, content writers and graphic designers—all working together to showcase your property’s strengths while minimizing its weaknesses. Our objective is for each buyer to not only see themselves living in the property, but to believe it will enhance their quality of life.
  • Determine the value. While most agents review only recently sold properties, we go much further. We assess the constantly changing market conditions in your neighbourhood as well as current competing listings, which in many cases can carry more weight than the recently sold properties.
  • Establish whether it’s prudent to sell or buy first. There are a lot of variables to consider before making this decision, such as the amount you’ll net for your property at current market conditions and which of the two transactions will be easier to accomplish.
Interested in learning more about us?

Interested in learning more about what we can do for you? Give us a call or send an email and we can discuss your property value and our recommended listing strategy. We look forward to speaking to you!

our Team We’re here to help









Lorena Beccari


416-399-2848 |

Lorena has assisted buyers and sellers in Toronto’s real estate market for over ten years. Her many returning clients are evidence of her skills as a top agent and successful real estate investor—her home was even featured in a prominent interior design magazine. For Lorena, real estate is not a job but a passion. She loves what she does and she does it well.

When we at Slate asked Lorena what sets her apart from other brokers, her answer was: “Most brokers forget that real estate is all about marketing. Staging and advertising are my top priorities when representing sellers. I’ve seen many beautiful properties that could have sold for so much more if they were just staged and presented better. For buyers, it’s the opposite. You need to see beyond the marketing, and determine if the home is right for you. I try to encourage my buyer clients to look at a purchase objectively so they can make the most informed decision.”

Lorena left her position as a director in print and web publications because she knew she could do so much more in real estate. Her skills acquired as a professional marketer for large companies—her connections within the marketing world; her innate artistic talent, and sharp eye—translate into a dedicated professional who knows how to get the best value for her clients.

Nathaniel Hartree-Hallifax


416-317-5141 |

A globetrotter and architecture connoisseur, Nathaniel Hartree-Halifax is a man with many talents and passions. If you ever have a conversation with Nathaniel, you’ll never struggle to find common ground, whether it’s in Italian renaissance art, Eastern European culture and geography, or delicious Caribbean cuisine.

Like in all aspects of his life, Nathaniel always goes above and beyond for his clients and his work. Before he joined Slate, he worked at CIBC as a fraud analyst for seven years. His uncanny ability to preempt obstacles means his clients can trust they’re in good hands.

Adding Nathaniel to our team has been a major plus. When we asked him why he left his career in finance to become a real estate broker, his answer was that he wanted to “do something that left a mark on downtown Toronto. A person’s home has a great impact on their quality of life.”

Nathaniel hopes to leave a mark by helping others with such a pivotal decision in their lives.

Paul Stavro-Beauchamp


416-818-0393 |

After having purchased more than ten properties, it was clear to Paul that he had a knack for real estate. Since then, Paul has proven to be among the top brokers in Toronto, known for his candor, honesty and integrity. When advising his clients, he doesn’t pull any punches—and his clients appreciate it very much.

Paul loves the negotiating process and the satisfaction of finding the perfect home for his clients. He has built his reputation as a broker who knows his stuff: the in and outs of Toronto’s real estate markets, each neighbourhood and all it has to offer, and the intricacies in marketing your property for a successful sale.

Partly why Paul knows so much about real estate is because he’s been everywhere: West and Eastern Europe, Japan, China, South East Asia. He knows the markets here and around the world. And he knows how best to navigate his clients through the challenges of Toronto’s competitive real estate market.





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Jenn Costigan


416-817-0240 |

Jenn Costigan is the go-to-girl for those looking for an agent that is both approachable and an expert in real estate. Her upbeat personality and hard working commitment to her clients make the entire experience a pleasure.

Jenn comes from a professional background in the sales and service/event marketing industry which explains her undeniable commitment to excellence in customer service and her devotion to her clients in finding them the perfect home. She enjoys a challenge and her passion and commitment to her clients is always evident.

“I love helping people find a new home. The experience, the process and the satisfaction of the end result is so rewarding. Real estate is really one of the few jobs that make you feel like you’re contributing meaningfully in a person’s life.”

Jenn has travelled extensively but always returned to her hometown, Toronto where her passion and love for her city made the move to real estate a natural fit.

Jenn’s experience in advertising and negotiations; her natural charisma and dedicated work ethic, combined with her passion makes her an impressive broker. She epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and produces creative results in every step of your real estate transaction!

Alexander Hood


416-889-7507 |

With his experience working for a large firm and his previous time in wholesale, sales, and design, Alex Hood is as comfortable discussing the ebbs and flows of the market as he is critiquing the layout of a home. While Alex was quite successful working for a large brokerage — so much so that he became recognized as an expert on Toronto condos — he felt the desire to be part of a more intimate team.

In joining Slate Realty Inc., Alex was able to achieve that desire — and Slate gained an agent with a proven track record and a honed approach to sales: “While some agents rely too heavily on technology, others are just too far behind to keep up with today's modern market. When helping buyers, I find a balance of cutting edge technology and an understanding of my clients wants and needs, helps find the best possible value in their criteria. When selling a property, I use this knowledge of what buyers are looking for, to market my listings to the right people.”

Alex’s approach, coupled with his insights into the communities that comprise the GTA, enables him to help his clients make the most important purchase of their lives — in the neighbourhood that best suits their lifestyle.

Robert Van Rhijn


416-912-6445 |

Since 2008, Robert has worked through both up and down markets, and with a variety of clients; from first-time-buyers to seasoned investors. After five years at a large-scale real estate firm that set quotas for their agents, he left and founded Slate Realty—a more intimate brokerage with a smaller group of like-minded agents, all working together in a completely non-competitive environment.

Robert believes in carefully selecting agents who show dedication, empathy, eagerness to learn and of course a knack for working with people. Our roster has now grown into a small team of agents—all of whom work hard to keep our clients informed and to ensure they make smart purchase and selling decisions. We want to build long-lasting relationships with our clients, and believe that is only possible if we earn your trust and respect through our actions.

As well as acting as broker-of-record and founder, Robert continues to serve his clients and considers himself fortunate to work with such a strong team of like-minded agents.







Jessie Pereira


647-808-0997 |

With a background in marketing and 10 years experience as a legal assistant — Jessie Pereira has some unique tools at her disposal; she knows the ins and outs of a real estate transaction and is always prepared for unexpected circumstances. Jessie’s experience with leases is particularly helpful given the competitive nature of Toronto’s rental market.

Though Jessie is driven to succeed, she never sacrifices her clients needs for a quick sale: I pride myself on my commitment to my clients and always operating with honesty and integrity: Helping to make their dreams come true is of the utmost importance to me.”

Knowledgeable, hardworking and personable — Jessie is motivated by a genuine affinity for her career; something that her clients have taken note of. Slate Realty is fortunate to add such a dedicated agent to the team; our clients are fortunate to have her services.

Cyrus Ghazvini


416-505-1150 |

Cyrus Ghazvini has the luxury of drawing on over 15 years of real estate experience, but in truth, his journey into the industry started long before: growing up in a household with two real estate agents gave Cyrus firsthand knowledge of the highs and lows of a real estate career. Countless agents can call on years of experience, but few can claim to have learned the ins and outs as a child.

Upon completing his BA, Cyrus sought out a career of his own in the industry and soon found prosperity. In time, he would be managing his parent’s brokerage, gaining invaluable on the job experience.

A friendly demeanor and excellent communication skills have been the driving force behind his success, and a lifetime in and around the industry has shown him the necessity of keeping perspective. “Advances in technology and increased transparency has empowered buyers, renters and sellers, but having a competent, knowledgeable agent remains as worthwhile and valuable as ever.”

Monica Mak


416-838-0869 |

For Monica Mak, working in real estate made too much sense to ignore; long before she was closing deals and impressing clients, Monica would regularly attend open houses to satisfy her curiosity. A love of architecture is what drove her to become an agent, but it’s her candor and dedication that’s allowed her to succeed.

“My number one priority is to make sure my clients are informed; there’s a lot of conflicting information out there, so having the right information is key to making an informed decision, whether you’re a buyer, renter, seller, or investor.”

Along with her enthusiasm for the job, Monica touts the experience of a renter, buyer, and investor; as the owner of an income property, Monica knows the importance of a great investment, and is always happy to share her expertise.





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Steven Micallef


416-464-3116 |

Steven Micallef has been a great addition to the Slate Realty Inc Team, and his friendly, detail oriented approach has resonated with his clients. Steven’s path to real estate was anything but straight forward — he began as an art instructor, teaching art to underprivileged youths through a non profit organization.

After changing careers and pursuing real estate, Steven quickly found that his problem solving abilities and creative thinking allowed him to easily navigate the market and find creative solutions to any problems that arise for his clients.

“I’m always eager to share my knowledge of the real estate market and investing, because I find that educating clients is one of the quickest ways to build a lasting relationship.” Because Steven stays on top of current trends, he’s never caught off guard by changes in the market; which is something that has resonated with his clients.

Nyle Collins


647-563-8011 |

Hailing from the Niagara region, Nyle Collins saw much of Toronto as a child and always had an admiration for the city—it was all but a foregone conclusion that he would one day live here. He received his Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Finance from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. After stints in corporate advertising, retail management and commercial acting, he began his career in real estate. Nyle has called a number of neighbourhood’s home in Toronto, but he has an affinity for Kensington Market, West Queen West, and Casa Loma.

“I've been fortunate to be a member of a number of vibrant communities around Toronto and I know how important it is to find a great place to live. I like to think I'm less Sales, more Representative, and that’s especially important because in today's competitive market you want someone who's got your back.”

Because Nyle has been both a newcomer to the city and a long-time resident, he can identify with clients who’ve just moved to Toronto and also those who’ve never lived anywhere else. Excellent communication skills and a unique perspective on city life has enabled Nyle to find the perfect fit for his clients.

Peter De La Cruz


437-983-2885 |

Thanks to his considerable background in customer service, Peter has always operated with a client focused mindset. Understanding and prioritizing client’s needs, in accordance with his friendly but professional demeanor has enabled Peter to foster long standing relationships with clients. Trust and transparency had been paramount to his success.

Between his appreciation for real estate and interior design and his prior studies in Business management, real estate was the perfect profession to pursue. "It’s one of the most vital sectors in this ever-changing economy; not only does it provide accumulated wealth, it’s also a place to call home and build memories: to be able to assist clients in this endeavor is one of the most rewarding feelings".

With his ability to interpret changing trends in the GTA’s real estate market and his predisposition to the industry, Peter’s prowess is undeniable. Utilizing a meticulous and strategic approach, Peter caters to client’s needs by providing sound advice and tailored recommendations to turn real estate dreams into reality.



Sam Massoudi


416-805-7787 |

Sam Massoudi is an agent with an abundance of talents — he's fluent in English, French and Farsi, has a knack for design and decor, and valuable experience in research and analysis. Having lived and studied in both the Middle East and United Kingdom, Sam can relate to people of all cultures and backgrounds, and is comfortable regardless of the setting.

After receiving a Master's Degree in Engineering — despite his claim that he's not a 'typical Engineering guy' — Sam decided to pursue a career that fostered his love of home decor, and found an opportunity to do so in real estate. His analytical abilities and aptitude for complex negotiations have allowed him to consistently exceed his client's expectations; especially when helping them see the potential in their new home.

“I’ve always been really into interior design and the arts, that’s what drew me to this industry, but the satisfaction that comes with knowing my clients got the best deal possible is what makes this job so fulfilling.”

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