Nathaniel Hartree-Hallifax sales representative 416-317-5141 |
A globetrotter and architecture connoisseur, Nathaniel Hartree-Halifax is a man with many talents and passions. If you ever have a conversation with Nathaniel, you’ll never struggle to find common ground, whether it’s in Italian renaissance art, Eastern European culture and geography, or delicious Caribbean cuisine.

Like in all aspects of his life, Nathaniel always goes above and beyond for his clients and his work. Before he joined Slate, he worked at CIBC as a fraud analyst for seven years. His uncanny ability to preempt obstacles means his clients can trust they’re in good hands.

Adding Nathaniel to our team has been a major plus. When we asked him why he left his career in finance to become a real estate broker, his answer was that he wanted to “do something that left a mark on downtown Toronto. A person’s home has a great impact on their quality of life.”

Nathaniel hopes to leave a mark by helping others with such a pivotal decision in their lives.

Jenn Costigan sales representative 416-817-0240 |
Jenn Costigan is the go-to-girl for those looking for an agent that is both approachable and an expert in real estate. Her upbeat personality and hard working commitment to her clients make the entire experience a pleasure.

Jenn comes from a professional background in the sales and service/event marketing industry which explains her undeniable commitment to excellence in customer service and her devotion to her clients in finding them the perfect home. She enjoys a challenge and her passion and commitment to her clients is always evident.

“I love helping people find a new home. The experience, the process and the satisfaction of the end result is so rewarding. Real estate is really one of the few jobs that make you feel like you’re contributing meaningfully in a person’s life.”

Jenn has travelled extensively but always returned to her hometown, Toronto where her passion and love for her city made the move to real estate a natural fit.

Jenn’s experience in advertising and negotiations; her natural charisma and dedicated work ethic, combined with her passion makes her an impressive broker. She epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and produces creative results in every step of your real estate transaction!

Louis Lemus sales representative 647-338-7429 |
Louis Lemus’ fascination with architecture started early. Born and raised in France, Louis was surrounded by beautiful marvels of engineering from his youth. Louis would accompany his father (a successful architect) to work and soak in the milieu of architecture.

Louis’s extensive background in communications (our esteemed colleague has a masters from Ryerson in the subject) and experience working as a freelance writer for multiple magazines, including the prominent pop culture publication Interview, gives him an edge unique from typical real estate brokers.

Louis not only knows real estate and marketing, he understands people. Many of his previous clients have come to us singing praise of his commitment, work ethic, character, patience and superior knowhow. And he takes all of this in stride.

We’ve asked Louis what he likes best about his job. His answer: “I love working with people.”

Jeff Zhong sales representative 647-855-6045 |
Jeff credits the birth of his passion for Real Estate to an event that took place when he was just 12 years old: his parents decided to purchase a new house! In the process of encountering different homes with his parents and their Realtor, Jeff made impactful memories as a child, that would one day manifest in a successful career in Real Estate.

Born in China, Jeff is fluent in Mandarin. He has moved around North America extensively, from San Diego to Vancouver, Ottawa, and finally settling in Toronto because of the wealth of culture and experiential activities the city offers.

In Toronto, Jeff attended Rotman Commerce at U of T where he specialized in Accounting and majored in Economics. After graduating, Jeff worked in E-Commerce for almost two years. Upon realizing his desk job was not feeding his desire to help people, he left to finally start his long-awaited career in Real Estate. Taking inspiration from his father, who, as a successful entrepreneur himself, motivated Jeff to practice business, Jeff maintains the number one lesson he has learned from his father's business values: hard work, hard work, hard work.

Jeff endeavours to inform clients on the importance of "keeping a balance between finding the perfect family home and considering the potential long-term investment values". He keeps this balance in his own personal life, with his career in Real Estate and passionately socializing with and exploring the city, to have a better grip on the pulse of the market. This balancing act goes a long way when interacting with clients and advising them on neighbourhoods and properties. When we asked Jeff about his business style, Jeff firmly maintained: "my style is more designed to support my clients in making an informed decision, rather than pushing a sale".

Robert Van Rhijn broker of record 416-912-6445 |
Since 2008, Robert has worked through both up and down markets, and with a variety of clients; from first-time-buyers to seasoned investors. After five years at a large-scale real estate firm that set quotas for their agents, he left and founded Slate Realty—a more intimate brokerage with a smaller group of like-minded agents, all working together in a completely non-competitive environment.

Robert believes in carefully selecting agents who show dedication, empathy, eagerness to learn and of course a knack for working with people. Our roster has now grown into a small team of agents—all of whom work hard to keep our clients informed and to ensure they make smart purchase and selling decisions. We want to build long-lasting relationships with our clients, and believe that is only possible if we earn your trust and respect through our actions.

As well as acting as broker-of-record and founder, Robert continues to serve his clients and considers himself fortunate to work with such a strong team of like-minded agents.

Lorena Beccari sales representative 416-399-2848 |
Lorena has assisted buyers and sellers in Toronto’s real estate market for over ten years. Her many returning clients are evidence of her skills as a top agent and successful real estate investor—her home was even featured in a prominent interior design magazine. For Lorena, real estate is not a job but a passion. She loves what she does and she does it well.

When we at Slate asked Lorena what sets her apart from other brokers, her answer was: “Most brokers forget that real estate is all about marketing. Staging and advertising are my top priorities when representing sellers. I’ve seen many beautiful properties that could have sold for so much more if they were just staged and presented better. For buyers, it’s the opposite. You need to see beyond the marketing, and determine if the home is right for you. I try to encourage my buyer clients to look at a purchase objectively so they can make the most informed decision.”

Lorena left her position as a director in print and web publications because she knew she could do so much more in real estate. Her skills acquired as a professional marketer for large companies—her connections within the marketing world; her innate artistic talent, and sharp eye—translate into a dedicated professional who knows how to get the best value for her clients.