The Oakville based Invidiata Team is known for buying and selling luxury waterfront homes. With over 170 years of combined experience, The Invidiata Team is grateful to have served the Oakville and GTA communities since 1985. They pride themselves on exceptional service, lasting relationships, and providing the gold standard of care to each of their clients and partners.
The Invidiata Team represents homeowners who are primarily located in the Oakville Waterfront community, a picturesque area they have coined The Gold Coast of Canada. Invidiata has helped shaped the elite real estate market by also listing and promoting iconic Canadian properties in several prominent Canadian cities.
Having solidified their reputation for excellence when building, growing and promoting luxury real estate properties, Invidiata embraces new expansion opportunities and real estate projects that will provide the lifestyle, amenities and growth opportunities their clientele have grown accustomed to. As an award-winning real estate team, they believe every home, regardless of size, deserves equal care and attention.
A NOTE FROM CHRISTOPHER INVIDIATA
I would like to thank all of our readers for continuing to provide us with their loyalty, not just now but throughout the last decade. In moments of adversity, as we have faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, one of our greatest sources of hope lies in our faith that the challenges we face today, will lead to a better tomorrow. These times have also emphasized the power in the collective and the positive changes that come as a result of coming together.
Our special Private School edition of Invidiata Homes & Lifestyle is a reflection of these sentiments, as it promotes schools and youth – the institutions that nurture and shape the individuals responsible for building our future. We have also chosen to take this as an opportunity to highlight the agents at The Invidiata Team, whom have demonstrated a unique dedication, drive and passion to serve the community.
I hope the stories found in this issue provide our readers with inspiration and the reassurance that the best is yet to come. We look forward to continuing to bring you and your family many years of joy, whether it is by sharing our latest magazine or finding you the right home at the right price. We wish you and your family all the best and look forward to serving you in the future.
SHAE INVIDIATA, Sales Representative
With an Associate in Marketing from Hawaii Pacific University and Bachelor of Arts from The University of British Columbia, Shae Invidiata joined The Invidiata Team in 2009 and has had the privilege to work alongside her father, Christopher Invidiata, who has been servicing the Oakville, Burlington, and Mississauga community since 1985. As a resident of Oakville for 20 years and Toronto for 11 years, Shae knows these markets well along with the community of people that Oakville and Toronto pride itself on. Shae believes that the true value in working in real estate is the people she meets and the relationships that are built.
As a global citizen, Shae believes strongly in giving back and that “every day we have a chance to change the world.” In 2010, Shae founded Free-Them, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting Human Trafficking and Exploration in Canada. Since 2010, Shae has been recognized in the community and in Canada for her philanthropic work.
Awards and Accolades
- 2011 Nominee for Canadian Women’s Fashion Magazine Chatelaine as a Top 20 Finalist for “Canada’s Women of the Year 2011”
- 2011 YMCA Peace Medallion
- 2012 Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
- 2012 National Freedom Award
- 2016 “Woman of Honour” Honouring Heroes presented by The Joy Smith Foundation
- 2017 TedTalk Speaker on “The World’s 27 Million Darkest Secrets”
Media and Government
Free-Them is a Stakeholder to three federal bills that have amended the Criminal Code of Canada and also to the Federal Government’s National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.
Shae has appeared on many national and local media sources, including but not limited to, The Globe and Mail, CBC, CBC Radio, CTV, The Toronto Star, GlobalTV, CityNews and CP24 News.
Shae has been a proud member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate since 2013.
RIMSHA ALI, Sales Representative
Rimsha Ali is a conscientious Realtor who exudes credibility, commitment, and determination. Rimsha’s passion for real estate is apparent through her excellent communication skills and a warm and friendly approach. She earns the respect of her clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering them candid advice.
Rimsha brings eleven years of experience in the real estate industry. Apart from Sales, she also has an extensive professional background in Real Estate Administration and Management. She began her career in real estate in 2009 and since then it has transitioned into a lifelong passion.
As a client, you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of the local housing market and her “people-first” approach to business. Rimsha takes pride in servicing her clients by delivering exceptional service and establishing lifelong relationships.
DAVID BAKOWSKY, Sales Representative
David has been an integral member of The Invidiata Team since 2013. He was born and raised in Oakville and in 2011, he and his wife moved to Burlington where they currently reside. This has given David a wealth of experience in both marketplaces.
Constantly striving to help his clients make informed decisions and sound investments, David uses proven systems and unique strategies to show value. Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned real estate investor, David, along with The Invidiata Team, can help you obtain your goals and make the process simple, each step of the way.
HELENA BRATINA, Sales Representative
Helena has been in the real estate industry for over 7 years. She was born in Slovenia, where she went to school and then lived and studied in London, England for 4 years before moving to Canada. Helena currently resides in the Lorne Park neighborhood of Mississauga where she has lived for the past 15 years.
She is a wife and proud mother of 2 whose interests include travel, visiting art galleries, and a strong passion for cooking.
Helena has a friendly demeanor and is well liked by everyone around her. She is a powerful and effective negotiator and ready to help you with all of your real estate needs.
MARIOLA BRODER, Sales Representative
As a proud member of The Invidiata Team, Mariola contributes a unique blend of business and design experience that enables her to deliver the best in class service to her clients. Prior to her real estate career, she achieved corporate success for 16 years as a senior executive in the telecommunications industry. Motivated by her passion for interior design, she then went on to establish an outstanding small business providing commercial and residential interior decorating services in the GTA. Throughout her career, Mariola has consistently placed client satisfaction as her number one priority and has established an excellent reputation for her integrity, creativity, attention to detail and her goal-oriented mentality.
Mariola is a long-time resident of Oakville and Mississauga and currently resides in Mississauga’s Port Credit neighborhood. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, spending time outdoors and is an avid health and fitness enthusiast. She is active in her communities through her volunteer efforts with numerous charities including the Women’s Center in Oakville and Trillium Hospital in Mississauga.
Mariola is honored to be an integral part of The Invidiata Team with its renowned brand and reputation, and she looks forward to sharing her expertise with her clients to ensure a positive and successful real estate experience. Her commitment to hard work, honesty, and her strong negotiating skills guarantee her clients’ needs are not only met but are exceeded.
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JOSH BRYAN, Sales Representative
With over 10 years of experience in real estate and property management, Josh Bryan has a passion for building and maintaining rewarding relationships with his clients based on honesty and professionalism. Josh is focused on offering a combination of personable service and sound educated advice. His friendly approach, his solid understanding of market conditions, and his detailed knowledge of the city, ensure that his clients are always comfortable and fully informed.
Resourceful, connected, and respected by his peers, Josh has an extensive network of professionals to assist with his clients’ needs. As a real estate investor himself, Josh’s vision and experience offer his clients a unique insight into how to achieve their real estate goals.
CLAUDIA CHOPIK, Sales Representative
Born and raised in Oakville, with a background in nursing, news and television, Claudia began her real estate career in 2005 with RE/MAX Aboutowne Realty Corp., Brokerage. She joined The Invidiata Team in 2008 and has been a long-standing member of the team.
Over the years, she has gained extensive residential real estate knowledge in Oakville, Burlington and the surrounding GTA. Claudia brings a focused, personalized approach to her real estate business. She knows that every client and property are unique and creates an individualized plan keeping with real estate fundamentals and practice for all her clients.
Taking a step above and beyond while providing excellent service and negotiating skills is the key to her success. From buying your first home or income property, to selling a multi-million dollar residence, Claudia has the expertise, drive, and initiative to assist you with all your real estate transactions.
CHRISTINA CLAVERO, Sales Representative
Christina has combined her 18 years of sales, customer service and real estate experience with her worldwide perspective having lived and travelled all over the world including Europe, Africa, South East Asia, and North and South America. This has also allowed her firsthand knowledge of the complications and challenges faced by those dealing with the prospect of moving or relocating.
As an award-winning Realtor, Christina’s knowledge, hard work, compassion and dedication to her clients has allowed her to earn their trust and put them at ease during the often stressful time of buying or selling a home.
A true professional, Christina has earned her Bachelors’ Degree from the University of Guelph and a Post-Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management from Sheraton College and is always committed to upgrading her qualifications when it comes to the real estate market, hoping to earn her Broker’s license in the near future.
A long time resident of the GTA, Christina is not only passionate about real estate and providing her clients with the best experience possible, but also loves spending time with friends and family, including her husband and two children, practicing yoga and travelling the globe.
CARLOS CLAVERO, Sales Representative
A consistent top producer and award-winning realtor, Carlos has considerable knowledge of the GTA‘s residential real estate market and has developed proven strategies to command the very best results for his clients.
Carlos is focused on providing superior customer service and a positive experience to all of his clients whether they are investors, new to the GTA, downsizing, or first time buyers.
Passionate about the real estate market and enthusiastic about each opportunity, Carlos puts the needs of his clients before his own. Carlos always looks forward to the challenges of the ever-changing real estate industry and tackles them by using his 20+ years of sales and customer service experience to look for creative solutions.
A skilled negotiator, Carlos received his Business Degree from Seneca College as well as his Canadian Securities Designation, and is one of a select few in North America who has completed the Leaders Edge Training for top Real Estate Professionals which allows him to provide the best experience and outcome for his clients.
Carlos is originally from South America and is fluent in Spanish. He enjoys soccer, spending time with his family and friends, including his wife and two young children, as well as staying fit and travelling.
LINDA FORD, Broker
Linda’s passion for real estate began shortly after owning her first home at a young age. Several years and ten properties later, Linda’s entrepreneurial spirit continued to grow, and although she enjoyed a successful career in marketing with Microsoft, she opted to switch gears and use her skills to market a different type of product: real estate.
As a Real Estate Broker, Linda is known as a hardcore Evangelist for her clients’ needs. Linda’s success stems from the strong relationships she builds with her clients, while empowering and educating them in making knowledgeable real estate investments. Whether clients are buying their first home, or they are seasoned investors with large portfolios, Linda strives to deliver a seamless and bespoke experience and, most importantly, value to her clients by ensuring that she is delivering unparalleled results in every interaction.
DEBBIE GONIN-BRAUN, Sales Representative
Since leaving the corporate world in 1995, Debbie has been in the business of helping people buy and sell homes, initially with her mother Liliana Gonin, later as Team Leader, and now by joining the most successful RE/MAX real estate team in Canada. From the beginning, Debbie’s approach has been to build long-term relationships with clients by focusing on their needs and treating them like family. The results are unsurpassed; multi-generational loyalty as she is now dealing with the grandkids of clients her mom first helped.
What sets Debbie apart is her unique combination of ambitious, results-focused negotiation skills and a down-to-earth approach centered on trust, hard work, and dedication. Sound knowledge of the communities in which she concentrates, along with years of experience and a proven track record, has earned her many professional awards over the years, including the Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement awards. So whether you are a “first time” buyer or “out-growing” your home and looking to upsize or have recently become “empty-nesters,” Debbie is here to help.
She has received the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation so she is also able to assist you and your aging family members when the time comes to transition into an independent living facility or a retirement home. Through her real estate career, Debbie has also come to realize the growing needs of the community and makes giving back a priority by supporting a number of charities.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, Debbie will be there for you throughout every step of your real estate journey.
PAMELA GOTTSCHALK, Sales Representative
Knowing that owning real estate may be one of the largest and wisest investments one makes, it is important to have a dedicated professional like Pamela who delivers quality service.
Pamela’s love for the real estate profession and passion for people allows her to provide the highest level of personal attention, treating each client as a family member and each home as her own.
Her strong work ethic and drive, and simply going that extra mile, have allowed her to build long-lasting relationships with her clients. Pamela’s diverse work background and having been involved in many aspects of the real estate business for 25 years allows her to be devoted to understanding her clients’ needs and to providing them with exceptional real estate experiences.
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DONNA GRAY, Broker
Donna Gray is not only a proud South Mississauga resident, she is also one of the foremost experts in the South Mississauga real estate market. Donna’s successful career in sales has spanned thirty years and multiple locations, including Western Canada and The United States. The highlight, however, has been since 2007 with RE/MAX and The Invidiata Team, serving the Port Credit and South Mississauga market where her hard work and professionalism earned her a Chairman’s Club Designation and membership in the exclusive RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
Whether in the company of her husband of twenty-five years, her three grown kids, or her two Great Danes, this avid health enthusiast can often be spotted enjoying the community she loves. Donna is enthusiastic about helping others discover their dream property and has a long-standing track record of working successfully with both prospective home buyers and sellers, and with top-notch developers.
Donna is extremely excited about the continued marketshare growth with The Invidiata Team and continuing to expand THE INVIDIATA ADVANTAGE and its unique brand of excellence into her areas of expertise including Lorne Park, Port Credit, Lakeview, Clarkson, Cooksville, Sheridan, Mineola and the Waterfront Properties.
ISHRANI HENRY, Sales Representative
Ishrani has a passion for real estate and has been a Realtor at RE/MAX Aboutowne Realtor Corp. Brokerage since 2007. As a high-touch Realtor, Ishrani understands the local housing market and is known for her extensive knowledge, tenacity, and unmatched devotion to her clients.
Ishrani’s success is based almost exclusively on positive referrals. She earns the respect of her clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering them honest and candid advice. Ishrani strives every day to exceed her clients’ expectations, ensuring the home-buying or home-selling process is an easy and stress-free transaction. Ishrani is known as a self-motivated problem-solver with an engaging personality and attention to detail. Ishrani serves the Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga and Milton areas. Ishrani and her family have been calling Oakville home for the past 18 years.
Ishrani is passionate about her community and has built a network of connections in Oakville. Ishrani is a member of the Women’s Giving Collective at the Oakville Community Foundation. She has served as a Director at the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, past Director at Halton Multi-Cultural Council, Former Member of May Court of Oakville, Past Chair of 100 Women Who Care Oakville, and Co-Founder of 100 Teens Who Care Oakville. She is a supporter of the Oakville Hospital Foundation and a percentage of all her commission is donated there.
LORNE HOWELL, Sales Representative
Lorne is a multiple award-winning Realtor with over 30 years experience in many areas of real estate that include: custom home building, renovating, home automation, land and subdivision development, home staging, and collaborating with architects and designers. Whether representing buyers or sellers, Lorne’s knowledge, professionalism and passion for Real Estate provides his clients with a level of service few can match.
MARIJA KOLESAR, Sales Representative
With passion and vision, Marija has helped her clients realize their goals in real estate for over 20 years with The Invidiata Team, and through the process has created many meaningful and lasting relationships. Marija holds the designation of Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, and has achieved RE/MAX’s prestigious Chairman’s Club and Platinum Club awards as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards. The care that she brings to her clients assures complete satisfaction beyond their expectations.
Marija’s comprehensive knowledge of the changing real estate market and deep commitment to professional ethics characterizes her approach to helping people navigate the waters of buying and selling property. Her knowledge of residential, commercial and custom home sales has been nurtured through years of experience in the fields of interior design, building, and renovating – skills that provide her clients with exceptional service in every aspect of their real estate transaction.
GARY LIMA, Sales Representative
Gary was born and raised in Oakville where he currently resides with his wife and two children. Since 2007, Gary has been a leading Real Estate Agent providing the highest quality of service and commitment possible to all of his clients. He takes great pride in real estate as buying or selling a home can be complex, so making the process as smooth as possible is one of his main priorities.
Gary’s clientele work in diverse industries and his business has grown successfully and consistently over the years, thanks to the repeat business of his happy and loyal clients, along with their introductions to family, friends and neighbours. He is a proficient negotiator and providing and delivering his clients with an exceptional level of service, results and an enjoyable experience is what makes this possible. Gary looks forward to the opportunity in helping you and your family with all your real estate needs. Whether it’s getting you from listed to sold for top dollar, or from searching to buying your dream home, he will be there every step of the way!
LLOYD PISAPIO, Sales Representative
Oakville, Burlington, and the GTA are great places to live and work, which is why Lloyd chose to call it home. With roots in Oakville and Mississauga, as a passionate Fisherman, when LLoyd isn’t in the office or volunteering, you’ll often find him in remote locations, enjoying time with his friends and family.
Real estate is a passion for Lloyd, and with his background in Construction and Custom Home Building, it is easy to see why more clients depend on his sound advice for this particular area of expertise. Lloyd is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and has received top awards for excellence.
Lloyd came to The Invidiata Team over fifteen years ago and has been a Real Estate Agent for over twenty. Bringing proven techniques and strong abilities makes Lloyd a seasoned agent with vast experience. He isn’t just passionate about helping families find their dream home but in whatever is needed beyond real estate to help his clients is. Lloyd believes the extra mile makes a client a life-long friend.
PING SHU, Broker
Ping is originally from Beijing, China and has been living in the Greater Toronto Area for over 20 years. She possesses more than 18 years of real estate experience and has been licensed as a broker for 16 years. Prior to her real estate career, she spent over a decade working for top international IT companies, and has been honoured with numerous awards. Most of Ping’s clients are from mainland China. As an immigrant herself, she understands the needs and wants of this unique demographic, helping her provide a more tailored service to each of her clients.
Ping speaks both Mandarin and English fluently and her exemplary service has been highly recognized and recommended by her clients over her years of service. She serves the Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington and surrounding areas, and is experienced and knowledgeable in the sales of luxury homes, investment properties and new builds. Ping has been awarded the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) designation in addition to having earned membership within the Million Dollar Guild (GUILD) in recognition of her knowledge, experience and expertise in the luxury home arena. With her dedicated, loyal, and customer-focused work ethic along with her unique expertise in Asian culture, Ping greatly enhances The Invidiata Team. Ping looks forward to assisting you in achieving your real estate goals.
JANE WEATHERHEAD, Broker
Jane Weatherhead has specialized in luxury residential properties for 17 years. She has significant experience with South East Oakville properties, and in particular Lakefront and Estate homes. Jane has a variety of experience in real estate from relocation, property development and resale. She has extensive relationships with prominent builders and leading architects offering additional value to clients who are seeking to build their dream homes. Her market knowledge and specialized marketing strategies help clients achieve their real estate goals and serve her clients’ needs. Jane’s approach to real estate is practical and passionate. Her real estate designations include Broker, Master Certified Negotiation Expert (M.C.N.E), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) and Million Dollar Guild Designation.
She graduated from The University of Birmingham, UK and went onto work for high end international real estate agencies Savills and Hamptons International. Her international real estate experience gives her a unique perspective and global insight.
Jane moved to Canada in 2007. She offers a personal understanding of what it’s like to stand in her clients’ shoes from first-hand knowledge of her own personal experiences, affording her a sensitivity towards her clients’ journey. She has bought and sold many homes throughout her successful career, from renovations to new construction, and is seen by her clients as a trusty advisor. Jane’s ability to build rapport and relationships enables her to deliver outstanding customer service.