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Nova Scotia Bound: The Agency Arrives in Halifax

by | Feb 21, 2024

Hello, Halifax! The Agency is proud to announce the launch of its new office in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Agency Halifax marks our first office in Nova Scotia and will be led by Steve Bailey, Katia Bailey, and Cait Banks who will serve as Managing Partners, as well as Megan Landry and James Goode who will serve as Managing Directors. 

The new office joins The Agency’s 18 offices throughout Canada including in Brantford, Calgary, Fort McMurray, Kelowna, Montreal, Muskoka, Oakville, Ottawa, Outaouais, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Waterloo, and the York region.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce The Agency brand to Halifax as we continue expanding our presence in sought-after destinations throughout Canada,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “Longtime partners Steve and Katia Bailey have served as incredible stewards of The Agency brand over the years and we know they will have tremendous success alongside the magnificent leadership team of Cait Banks, Megan Landry and James Goode, who are all true authorities in this market.”

The Agency has rapidly increased its presence across the globe throughout the past year, making it one of the fastest-growing luxury boutique brokerages in the world. The Agency’s independently-owned brokerages are referred to and integrated as true global partners. Every Managing Partner, from both corporate or independently-owned offices, operates cohesively as one true global network. Rather than simply using brand likeness in their marketing, The Agency’s global partners enjoy the same access to leadership, marketing, public relations, training, tools, and technology as the brokerage’s corporate offices. The Agency launched 29 new offices in 2023, with more on the horizon this year.

“Known for its unmatched natural beauty, Halifax is a very special place,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “As our first office in Nova Scotia and the latest addition to our ever-growing Agency family in Canada, we know that this locale is in great hands with the impressive team of experts at the helm.”



Steve Bailey, Broker and Managing Partner of multiple offices—Waterloo Region, Brantford, Oakville, Muskoka and Halifax—is a seasoned real estate professional who has achieved more than $1 billion in sales over his decade-and-a-half-long career. Steve’s diligence, forthrightness and authenticity have made him an in-demand real estate advisor for clients throughout Waterloo Region and beyond. 

Prior to joining The Agency, Steve earned numerous awards for sales achievements and career excellence during his tenure at Re/MAX. A skilled communicator and world-aware market expert, Steve has a degree in Business from Wilfrid Laurier University. Though Steve has a broad-reaching knowledge of the local real estate landscape and can serve a range of clients, he is particularly passionate about luxury real estate and guiding clients through the sale of their homes. Steve and his team have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and he is intent on becoming involved with The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.



Katia Bailey, Broker of Record and Managing Partner of The Agency’s Waterloo Region, Oakville, Muskoka and Halifax offices, brings a true passion for real estate and an authentic, people-forward approach to running the brokerage. Since launching her career in real estate operations and marketing over 17 years ago, she has successfully managed a team that has produced over $1B in sales. Katia’s accessibility to her agents and their clients, expedient work ethic, keen attention to detail and love for the nuanced processes that take place behind the scenes of every transaction make her an essential resource. 

“We are honored to add The Agency Halifax to our diverse portfolio of Agency office locations throughout Canada,” said Steve and Katia Bailey. “Our amazing team of local market experts including Cait Banks, Megan Landry and James Goode are going to serve as invaluable partners as we bring The Agency brand into this unique and burgeoning market.”



Cait Banks serves as Managing Partner at The Agency Halifax, where she leads the local team with grace, drive and unshakable professionalism. With a rich history rooted on Pictou Island off the North Coast of Nova Scotia, Cait specializes in single-family residential properties within the Halifax Regional Municipality, with a keen focus on Dartmouth. Her expertise extends to site-unseen purchases and vacant property sales, setting her apart in the dynamic property landscape. With her unique blend of experience, local insight and passion, Cait is poised to redefine the Halifax real estate experience for buyers and sellers. 

“I am excited to embark on this journey and collaborate with a truly innovative and globally recognized brand like The Agency,” said Cait. “The powerhouse blend of our local expertise and The Agency’s sterling reputation sets the stage for unparalleled success as we introduce the brand’s innovative tools and resources to our agents and clients throughout the region.”



James Goode serves as a real estate agent and Managing Director at The Agency Halifax. Born and raised in Halifax, James has become a prominent figure in the local real estate scene, known for his creativity, market knowledge, expansive network and deep love for the unique lifestyle Halifax has to offer. 

As an agent, James finds immense joy in helping clients realize their goals and guiding them through the emotional highs and lows of the real estate journey. A steadying force with a calm, understanding approach, James’s strengths lie in client education, networking and marketing. His commitment to preparing clients for the adventure of buying or selling a house, paired with his unique marketing approach, positions him as a well-rounded and powerful professional.



Megan Landry is a real estate professional and the Managing Director at The Agency Halifax. With an impressive track record in the industry, Megan offers a versatile range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of her clients. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Megan takes pride in treating every client with equal importance and building relationships based on trust and clear communication. Her strength lies in navigating off-market listings, leveraging her network to unveil hidden gems for her clients and providing valuable opportunities through insider insights. 

A devoted client advocate, Megan finds great purpose in helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Megan sees each day in real estate as a rewarding adventure, not just about transactions but creating lasting connections. Before venturing into real estate, Megan orchestrated and managed high-end, large-scale events, overseeing 100 employees and 75,000 square feet of event space. This experience honed her organizational, leadership, and problem-solving skills, setting the stage for her successful transition into the fast-paced world of real estate. 


The Agency’s office in Halifax will be located at 1741 Lower Water Street, Suite 200, Halifax, NS B3J 0J2. 

For more information and to see available listings, visit TheAgencyRE.com/region/Halifax.

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