Paul BlaisManaging Partner
Paul became part owner of RE/MAX Elite in 2007 after being part pf the RE/MAX franchise for years with his long standing real estate career. Making the move to ownership seemed like a natural progression for Paul after having experienced most other aspects of real estate – development, investments, infill projects and 20+ years as a REALTOR®. In 2015 Paul took over the role of managing partner of RE/MAX Elite. At that time, RE/MAX Elite was undergoing many changes, including the purchase of the Sherwood Park RE/MAX franchise and the addition of a new franchise, the Windermere RE/MAX location. Today, Paul oversees the daily operations of all 4 RE/MAX Elite offices and is responsible for all aspects of recruiting. If you are lucky enough to spend any time with Paul, it would be easy to see how he is the driving force behind the company’s core values which hinge on characteristics of generosity, mentoring and collaboration. In the few spare moments that Paul is not living and breathing real estate or giving back to his community, he likes to be on the ice playing hockey, working out and spending time doing various activities with his family.
Marcel was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, attending St. Joseph High School and The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. He wrote his real estate license in 1980, however pursued a career in sales where he acquired a passion for business and eventually real estate once again. In 1997, Marcel joined RE/MAX as an agent and worked tireless to build his clientele and reputation. After more than decade in the business, Marcel became a proud partner of RE/MAX Elite in 2007, with the vision to build a trustworthy, reputable brand with his associates. Marcel has continued to prosper after joining the group as an individual, receiving the prestigious Diamond award from RE/MAX in 2015. While continuing a rewarding career in real estate, he credits his ability to communicate with clients and satisfy their needs as a key to his success. Today, Marcel services residential properties in all price ranges, and specializes in exclusive luxury, lakefront and oversea properties. When he is not hard at work, Marcel loves tinkering with classic cars, enjoying his cabin as well as spending time with his daughter and two sons.
John Mattiello has built his career around sales management, support and service. His sales experience includes consumer package goods, transportation and real estate and in each of these, John distinguished himself as a knowledgeable and supportive manager and leader. He served as national sales manager for a multi-national consumer goods company for a decade before turning his attention to Edmonton’s real estate business in 2000. In 2007, he became a partner in RE/MAX Elite with the desire to apply his skills to building a trustworthy, reputable brokerage where agents could prosper and grow. John’s real estate knowledge and training includes residential, commercial and investment properties in Edmonton and surrounding areas. He is also highly knowledgeable about current by-laws and construction best practices for both single and multi-family projects, and commercial builds. John was born and raised in Edmonton. He is fluent in both Italian and English. John loves to travel, cook and experience new cultures and people.
Derrick JonesOperations Manager
Derrick joined RE/MAX Elite in 2017 assuming the role of Operations Manager. He studied Finance and Business at the University of Calgary and proceeded to work for a leading wealth management firm helping clients achieve their financial goals. Taking his relationship building and client focused strategy in a new direction, Derrick took on multiple Human Resources roles for large multi-national energy companies becoming a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Certified Compensation Professional. Passionate about positive people development, Real Estate and business strategy, the move to RE/MAX Elite was a natural fit. Derrick oversees the daily operations and administration of RE/MAX Elite and its’ 4 Edmonton and Sherwood Park offices leading and promoting the RE/MAX Elite culture as the “place to be” amongst all other real estate brokerages in Edmonton. In his free time, Derrick is busy taking on new fitness and sports challenges, spending time with his family and his two dogs. An avid explorer of the city, he loves to try new restaurants and check out local music and neighborhood festivals.
Neda FarheenAdministration Manager
Neda joined RE/MAX Elite in April 2017 as the Administrative Manager. Originally from the small town of Kanpur in India, she moved to Canada in 2008, looking forward to new and exciting opportunities it brought along. Calling Edmonton home, she graduated from Grant MacEwan University with a Bachelors in Accounting. Her previous experience as the Office Manager at Company’s Coming Publishing gave her a strong hold in Accounting, HR and Payroll practices. Always looking for new avenues to explore and grow, she became a part of the Elite Team to learn more about the world of Real Estate. She currently looks over Accounting and Billing department, seeking to provide exceptional service to the Staff and Agents. In her free time, apart from spending time with her family, Neda enjoys reading, a good hike, learning new sports, exploring new countries and trying out different cuisines.
Brian KlingsponBroker & Director of Agent Support
Brian brings vast experience to Elite with being licensed since 1989 and was a former RE/MAX Broker and Owner for 20 years. Brian’s previous roles also included franchise sales and development for 10 years with an international real estate company. Brian has served at many committees at the board and RECA and is the current Chair of the Real Estate Council of Alberta.