Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Collingwood Makes News in the U.K.

A recent newspaper article in the U.K. edition of the Financial Times highlights some of the history and growth taking place in Collingwood and the surrounding area. I was contacted by their reporter some weeks back and was asked to provide some material for this story. A newspaper article about Collingwood and published in the U.K. further serves to strengthen the attraction this area has not only domestically but on the international front as well. Notwithstanding the fact that area real estate activity has slowed significantly in recent months, we are in fact in a time of year wherein listing and sales activity has typically been seasonally slow. Softer sales periods have historically served to create a pent-up demand and articles like the one published in the Financial Times highlights the unique nature of our area and how we are at least partially insulated from the longer-term downturn in activity that other real estate markets may ultimately experience in the months ahead.

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Rick relocated to Collingwood from Toronto in 1985 through a transfer with Goodyear Canada. In 1987 Rick was recruited by a major client of Goodyear’s, managing their Canadian business based in Barrie before moving to Chicago in 1992 as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Upon returning to Canada in 1996, Rick ran an industrial products manufacturing company in Stratford, Ontario. In 1998 Rick returned to Collingwood with his two children. Rick is a licensed real estate Broker with Royal LePAGE Locations North in Collingwood and holds his MVA designation (Market Value Appraiser-Residential). He is an active volunteer in the community serving several years on the Board of Directors with the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer, 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® of which he is the Past President (2008) and currently serves on a committee with the Ontario Real Estate Association. Rick is a diverse executive manager with extensive experience in strategic planning, manufacturing, finance, human resources and quality assurance management.