A Professional Real Estate Consultant, Mr. Tremaine has been continuously involved in real estate for almost 40 years.
With strong skills in conceptual design, and a clear and broad vision of real estate markets, his natural instinct for seeing renovation potential in existing architecture has helped countless owners and buyers in maximizing property value. “Sellers are better served by exploring potential for redesign of existing property to suit alternative markets”.
This also works to the advantage of many Buyers unable to find “the perfect fit”. He is able to help clients see the possibility in properties that they may not see.
Ric launched his career as a Sales Representative in 1977 with the former Terry Martel Real Estate. Now with Bosley Real Estate, housed in the same 169 Danforth Avenue location, Ric is thrilled to be “Home Again.” Initially Ric worked predominately in the Cabbagetown and Riverdale areas but as his career flourished his boundaries grew. In the first years of his real estate career, Ric achieved multiple sales awards and ultimately became the top producing salesperson within that firm, a position he maintained for multiple concurrent years.
Ric has frequently dealt in “adaptive re-use” involving condo - loft conversion units and commercial properties as well as many residential houses, where his skills worked magic.
By 2003, Ric had acquired the Heritage designated Charles Rundle and Edward Gallow mansions designed by E.J. Lennox on Jarvis Street and was immersed in restoration of these three magnificent properties. Ultimately, his vision came to life as he negotiated their conversion to a chic boutique hotel.
He had been bitten by the “Heritage Preservation” bug!
Ric refocused on the demanding restoration and alterations required for the adaptive re-use of these important Toronto Heritage properties, thus saving them from destruction.
Throughout Ric’s real estate career, his instinct for seeing the potential in properties has been a common theme and central to his success.
Ric soon discovered that in order to accomplish his goal, much more would be required. It became apparent that marketing the “area” was going to be central to the survival of the boutique hotel. A comprehensive “Destination Marketing” plan, which would require the cooperation of the local business community, was needed.
While Ric continued the task of restoring and developing the properties, he reached out and created a local business group to design an international marketing program. So successful was this plan, driven by Ric, that the group was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Province of Ontario for creative marketing programs. The experience utilized the full breadth of his real estate expertise and marketing experience as he interacted with Heritage Toronto, Heritage Ontario, Toronto City Planning, Tourism Toronto, Tourism Ontario and various levels of municipal and provincial authorities.
For his work Ric received accolades from Heritage Toronto, the Historical Board, Doors Open Toronto, the City of Toronto and a variety international Tourism professionals. He has been featured by Gaiety Magazine, The Toronto Star, and many more international publications.
“I am pleased to say that the restored properties remain where so few of our precious heritage properties do, preserved and protected for future generations. I now feel it’s time to return to the career I was passionate about, helping people with their life transitions and real estate,” said Ric.
With rejuvenated vigor and a fresh excitement Ric recommitted to his first love, real estate, at Bosley Real Estate.
“We are extremely pleased to have Ric with us. It’s no secret his clients are too…they appreciate his demonstrated degree of excellence and expertise”, Keith Tarswell, Bosley Manager reports. “Ric is the epitome of professionalism, care and service.”
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