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Bonjour, Outaouais! The Agency Expands in Quebec

by | Feb 28, 2023

Bienvenue, Outaouais! The Agency is excited to announce the launch of its office in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. The new locale is our 13th office in Canada, joining the brokerage’s growing network of more than 75 offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. The Outaouais office will be led by Managing Partners Maxime Damour and John M. Faratro.

Encompassing 30,808 square kilometres and an enticing array of natural beauty, Outaouais is a scenic region of southwestern Quebec, home to 15,000+ lakes, more than two dozen rivers, North America’s largest spa and Quebec’s fourth-largest city, Gatineau. Beyond its metropolitan centres, Outaouais offers picturesque communities with access to outdoor recreation, cultural attractions, schools, dining and charming downtowns. 

“We’re thrilled to continue to expand our presence in Canada with the launch of our new franchise in Outaouais,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “Our partners Maxime Damour and John M. Faratro are the perfect duo to lead our efforts in the region as incredible stewards of our unique brand and culture.”

  “Our strategic expansion in Canada has been unprecedented as we continue to feed the demand around the world for a luxury brand like The Agency,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “We’re thrilled to work with Maxime and John as we showcase our world-class offerings to buyers and sellers throughout the Outaouais region.”

Serving as Managing Partner of The Agency Ottawa and now The Agency Outaouais, Maxime Damour has over 13 years of real estate experience and a specialty in pre-construction sales and leasing. His diverse skill set ranges from consulting and marketing to branding for developers. Thriving in an environment where each day brings something new, he loves helping his clients succeed in their real estate goals. 

“We are delighted to expand The Agency into Outaouais,” said Maxime. “With its natural beauty and close proximity to Ottawa, we think it’s poised to be a perfect fit for The Agency’s white glove service and world-class brand.”

With three decades of real estate and entrepreneurial experience, John M. Faratro serves as Managing Partner of The Agency Montréal and now The Agency Outaouais. Having participated in more than $150 million worth of development projects and major commercial real estate transactions, John has built a stellar reputation and is recognized as a top-producing agent in Montréal. 

“It’s exciting to be a part of The Agency’s growth in Canada as we open our new office in Outaouais,” said John. “We look forward to bringing The Agency brand to this thriving community that we know will embrace our unique culture and business.”

The Agency Outaouais is located at 15 Rue Jos-Montferrand, Gatineau, QC J8X 0C2. For more information, visit TheAgencyRE.com.

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