Jeremy Kalenuik is known as “the person who gets things done”. Since graduating from the Simon Fraser University with his Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Communications and Marketing degree, he has over 5 years in the Real Estate industry. He has been working with Macdonald Realty since 2013. Jeremy is a member of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s (FVREB) Medallion Club, which recognizes the top 10% of agents, Jeremy received the “Rookie of the Year” award and “Sales Achievement Award” for annual production.
When it comes to buying or selling your home, it’s clear that Jeremy has extensive knowledge of the real estate market, but more than that, he has the drive and commitment to help you through what can be a stressful or confusing experience. He has an extensive background in project marketing, and works closely with developers and builders to assist in marketing new residential real estate developments.
Randy is a Vancouver born and raised Realtor, who for much of his life has been monitoring financial markets and real estate. He is a fellow member of the Canadian Securities Institute, and for 25 years worked at Canada’s largest global full service investment bank, as an account executive and proprietary trader.
His background knowledge has allowed him to bring a high level of professionalism, and a client-focused, ethical approach to doing business. For over 20 years he has been participating in the world of investing, renovating and selling residential properties; investing much time, money, and hard work understanding financial markets and real estate. However, since beginning a full time real estate career, he has been focusing on building his business one satisfied client at a time. Happily married with two athletic, active children, Randy likes to stay active as well. He applies all his energy to achieve his clients’ objectives while exceeding their service expectations. His love for his work leads to great results and great client relationships.
Laura has always had a love and passion for real estate. She bought her first apartment at 21 when she was playing basketball and pursuing her Communications degree at Simon Fraser University. She graduated in 2007 and in her five years on the basketball court won two National Championships. Laura’s competitive sports background has given her the ability to thrive in high pressure situations, allowing her to accomplish tough challenges with great poise and favourable results.
Laura has an extensive sales background and has an extraordinary ability to connect with clients, understand their needs and provide them with exceptional customer service. She has chosen a career in real estate to better balance her career and family. Laura and Jeremy are happily married with their one year old daughter and just had their second little girl in July 2016.
Meet Matt van den Boogaard
Matt started his own business when he was eleven years old and grew it to over $10,000 before his fourteenth birthday. His business venture made him realize that going into real estate, working hard for his clients and helping them make the biggest purchase of their life was his dream job. Matt is persistent, passionate and people oriented.
Matt graduated from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in 2016 with a BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership and a Diploma in Marketing Management. Over the past five years, Matt has won fourteen academic and philanthropic awards; his most recent notable awards include KPU’s Giving Back Citizenship Award, KPU’s Fourth Year BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership Award and CIBC’s Wood Gundy Achievers Award. In Matt’s fourth year Entrepreneurial Sales & Customer Service class, he raised $12,500 for KPU’s Scholarship Fund and received 100% overall in the course.
Matt strongly believes in giving back to his community. He’s been the volunteer basketball coach at his former elementary school, Alice Brown Elementary, for four years, has been a “Big Brother” in Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada for over two years and volunteers at various events hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society each year.
Matt has a strong work ethic and positive, contagious energy. He loves meeting new people and helping them achieve success. Whether it’s helping you sell your home or helping you find your dream home Matt is always ready and willing to help.
Meet Darren Opsahl
Please welcome Darren, our newest member of the Whitestone Team. Darren, his wife Lisa and their 2 children, Jack and Ella, have lived and worked in the Cloverdale, South Surrey and Langley area for the last 20 years and we couldn’t be more excited about his arrival given his significant level of professional sales and customer leadership experience.
Darren’s career spans over 20 years with one of Canada’s oldest and most high profile companies, Molson Coors Canada. Darren is a respected, award winning sales executive well known for his friendly and professional demeanour as well as his thoughtful and disciplined approach to working with and managing client relationships.
The most exciting part of this business for Darren is helping individuals and families successfully accomplish their real estate ambitions. Darren’s fundamental style is squarely rooted in excellent communication coupled with hard work, discipline and first class service. These tried and true behaviours will prove to be the foundation of your relationship with him and will no doubt leave you thrilled with your real estate experience. If you are thinking of buying or selling, do not hesitate to give him a call, he would love to have a pint and discuss the role he can play in supporting your plans.