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The Agency Launches in Ottawa with Our 1st Office in Canada’s Capital City

by | Mar 1, 2022

Our Canadian expansion continues in Canada’s capital city. We are thrilled to announce our arrival in Ottawa with the launch of the 29th franchise office. Ottawa is the latest opening among our growing network of over 50 corporate and franchise offices across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. The Ottawa office is led by well-respected real estate professional and Managing Partner Max Damour, alongside Managing Directors Greg Campbell and Irina Popova. The Agency currently has several franchise offices throughout Canada, including Toronto, Montreal, Oakville, Waterloo Region, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria and Cowichan.

“We’re delighted to continue The Agency’s expansion throughout Canada and partner with leading industry professionals, Max Damour, Greg Campbell and Irina Popova on our new franchise office in Ottawa,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “Max, Greg, and Irina are all accomplished brokers with a shared vision of collaboration and providing the best-in-class service to clients. We know they will be incredible stewards for The Agency brand.”

In 2022 alone, The Agency has already showcased impressive franchise growth in Canada, opening offices in Downtown Toronto, Montreal, and now Ottawa.

“Our new franchise in Ottawa is a true testament to the supreme interest and demand we’re experiencing throughout Canada for a brand like The Agency,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “We’re excited to partner with Max, Greg and Irina Popova on this new endeavor as we continue to showcase the power of The Agency brand across the region.”

Managing Partner Max Damour brings over 13 years of real estate experience and a specialty in pre-construction sales and leasing to The Agency Ottawa. Originally from the Eastern Townships, Max moved to Ottawa in 2007 to attend the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. There, he studied business, quickly transitioning into his real estate career after graduating. Max has grown several real estate companies throughout his career, including Blue Panda Realty, into industry leaders in service, design and technology. He values a business culture rooted in progressive values and remains passionate about imagining new ways of moving real estate forward.

“I am honored to join The Agency family and be a part of such an influential, luxury brand,” said Damour. “The firm’s unparalleled marketing power, technology offerings, and global brand recognition are unlike any other brokerage in Canada. I look forward to continuing to service buyers and sellers in Ottawa with our new, elevated experience.”

Irina Popova joins The Agency Ottawa as Managing Director, bringing a passion for the area and eight years of nuanced local real estate knowledge to the brokerage. She provides specialized insight into the central Ottawa market with a focus on luxury homes and condominium properties. Irina grew up in Siberia, Russia and moved to Canada when she was 14 years old. Prior to real estate, she received a diploma in the field of robotics and while it was a fascinating topic to study, she discovered the real estate world shortly after graduating and is now recognized as a leading agent in the Ottawa market.

“As the housing market in Ottawa continues to boom, we are so looking forward to partnering with The Agency to build our business in our thriving capital of Canada,” said Irina. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with such an esteemed brokerage with a growing international presence.”

Greg Campbell, Realtor and Managing Director of The Agency Ottawa, brings specialized knowledge of the Orleans market and over 15 years of real estate experience to his clients. Originally from Ottawa, Greg lived in Vancouver for 11 years where he worked in the entertainment industry in many capacities, including promotion, performance, production and operating a small recording studio. Once he moved back to Ottawa, he started in real estate with his mother, a seasoned realtor with vast experience and has become one of the region’s most respected professionals.

“The reputation The Agency upholds is perfectly aligned with our caliber of work here in Ottawa,” said Greg. “We are excited to continue to bring our beautiful city into the forefront of the international real estate industry with the help of The Agency.”

The Agency Ottawa will be located at 85 Hinton Avenue, N. Ottawa, Canada K1Y 0Z7.

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