Andrew Patrick Blair
Broker of Record
Drew has been licensed to trade in real estate under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act since May 1988. Drew formed Blair Blanchard Stapleton Limited in 1995 with partners Gary Stapleton and David Blanchard, specializing in the sales and leasing of industrial user properties, industrial land sales (design builds) and commercial user properties. Drew is the Broker of Record for the Hamilton offices.
David H. Blanchard
Broker, President, Branch Manager, B.A., FRI., CPM., ACCI., CCIM, SIOR,
David is responsible for the overall operation of the largest producing industrial, commercial, investment real estate company in the Greater Bay Area, personally specializing in the leasing of commercial and office space as well as sales for corporate clients.
Gary D. Stapleton
Broker, , AACI, P.App.
Gary has been licensed to trade in real estate under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act since April 1980. Gary formed Blair Blanchard Stapleton Limited in July 1995 with partners Drew Blair and David Blanchard, specializing in the sales and leasing of industrial and commercial properties, design build/leaseback of industrial/commercial properties, sale of industrial/commercial development land.
Evan Joseph Apostol
Broker, B. Comm.
Evan has a diverse skill set that he puts to work in every one of his real estate transactions. With a solid business sense gained through years of experience in customer service fields; a theoretical backing from the Degroote School of Business; and holding a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Evan has the necessary tools to approach each deal in a rational, no nonsense way. Bringing creativity and innovation to the table, Evan thrives on finding tangible solutions to today’s unconventional real estate challenges.
John joined our team of commercial real estate professionals in 2007. He obtained his real estate license in 1984 and has been very active in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry, building an extensive national and regional client base throughout his career. Areas of expertise include commercial property sales and leasing. John has a well rounded knowledge of the industry and has participated in committees at the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington, Chamber of Commerce and numerous community organizations.
Kevin J. McAleese
Broker of Record, SIOR
Kevin has worked in the commercial real estate market since 1990 exclusively in investment sales and office leasing, representing numerous institutional and private owners. Kevin joined Blair Blanchard Stapleton Limited in early 1999 with Rod Wright to open the Burlington office. In addition to leasing management, Kevin is also involved with asset management for a number of private investment clients. Kevin is currently Broker of Record for the new Burlington brokerage office, Blair Blanchard Stapleton Halton Ltd., Brokerage.
Robert William Miles
Robert has been licensed to trade in real estate under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act since 1994, specializing in the leasing and acquisition of commercial properties. Robert has an extensive background in building operations as a full time Senior Property Manager. Robert also has extensive experience in office and retail leasing in the City of Hamilton and St. Catharines.
Chuck F. Vitanza
Sales Representative/Appraiser, CRA, P.APP.
Chuck joined Blair Blanchard Stapleton in December of 1996, specializing in residential, vacant land and condominium sales and appraisals. Active in the real estate business since 1985 and joining the Appraisal Institute of Canada in 1987, Chuck has completed in excess of 7,000 appraisals to date. Chuck’s extensive background in both the evaluation and selling of real estate provides his clients the utmost in experience and knowledge of the marketplace.
Vice President, Sales Representative
Rod joined Blair Blanchard Stapleton Limited, Brokerage in April 1999 after spending several years in commercial real estate with a national firm. Rod has been licensed to trade in real estate under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act since 1995 and specializes in Commercial Real Estate in Burlington. Over the past 15 years Rod has been involved in more than 1,100 transactions for over 6,500,000 square feet of space. Prior to Rod’s involvement in real estate he worked as a property manager which gives him extensive experience and knowledge in construction, HVAC and operations of a building. Rod graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours degree in Bachelor of Applied Science. Rod is currently a Sales Representative and Vice President at our office in Burlington, Blair Blanchard Stapleton Halton Ltd., Brokerage.
John David Blanchard
Broker , B.COMM, CPM.
John earned his real estate license in March 2014 and is involved with office, industrial and retail leasing in Hamilton, St. Catharines and Cambridge. Being surrounded by the industry from a young age, John quickly developed an interest in real estate and a keen business sense as a result. John has excellent interpersonal skills developed from his years of experience instructing snowboarding and sailing. John earned his Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University, graduating with honours in June 2012. Throughout his tenure at McMaster, John refined his innate skill set and has developed excellent managerial skills. John’s thorough nature is reflected in his disciplined and detail oriented property management practice.
Shawn joined Blair Blanchard Stapleton Realty Limited with over 25 years of corporate sales experience. For the past 20 years, Shawn has represented some of the construction industry’s most reputable world class manufacturers. The majority of Shawn’s time was spent marketing to and educating the Architects of Canada’s high profile firms, providing roofing, wall and ceiling and flooring system solutions for major commercial projects locally and across Canada. With his educational background in architecture and extensive knowledge of the construction industry, Shawn is now involved with and committed to the sales and leasing of industrial, commercial and retail properties throughout the Golden Horseshoe.
Senior Vice President, Sales Representative
Paul Mariutti has over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate sales representative, a member of the Realtors Association of Hamilton/Burlington, a member of the Commercial Council since 1994 and past Board member. Paul has spent 22 of these years with a national firm. He has served on the Brownfield Committee and is a former co-chair of Business Development at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. His areas of expertise include industrial, investment and land sales and leases as well as office sales and leasing from Burlington to Niagara.
John Edward MacNamara
Senior Vice President, Sales Representative, B.COMM
John MacNamara has been involved in the Hamilton/Burlington industrial real estate market since 2009. With a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Western University and a strong background in research, John brought the Hamilton market industrial statistics online in 2010. Through this market knowledge, quick work ethic and straight forward approach to the business, John has quickly become a trusted resource to several large corporations in the Golden Horseshoe. Areas of expertise include industrial properties, industrial land and high rise development land.
What began as a layover over a decade ago became a permanent stay when Krysta Boyer arrived in Hamilton. She immediately fell in love with the city and became acutely aware of the great potential the city holds. Upon deciding to stay, Krysta committed to becoming involved in the city’s growth and development. This initiated over a decade of volunteer work with institutions such as the Hamilton Police, The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Keep Hamilton Clean & Green Committee, YEP (Young Entrepreneurs & Professionals), the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Future Fund, Indwell and finally Try!Hamilton. Her efforts throughout the city have aided her in becoming insightful, connected and aware. Krysta knows Hamilton. Her areas of expertise include retail and office leasing, multi-residential sales and mixed use sales, with an effort to broaden her horizons into land development, and industrial sales.
Joe has been an agent since 2009 and has extensive experience in residential, condos, commercial and industrial purchasing, sales, and leasing. In addition, his 14 years of experience as a Property Manager, combined with his knowledge of construction, enables Joe to assist clients with purchasing, renovations and leasing to offer a complete package of property management services.
April Rose Harbottle
Sales Representative / Transition Specialist
April is an experienced transition specialist, advising and assisting business owners, buyers, and investors in the selling, purchasing, partnering and/or succession planning of their companies. April has years of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as commercial banking, project management and technology and she blends these skills to provide critical advisory services to her clients. She helps to guide companies through the complexities of determining the right approach, to maximize the after-tax value they can receive and to increase a company’s attractiveness to prospective buyers. As a transition specialist, April helps business owners develop creative solutions allowing them to transition and “Unlock the Value of their Businesses” through combinations of sale, partnerships, deferred buyouts or other strategies. When companies are ready to “Go to Market” April will work with Blair Blanchard Stapleton’s team to attract the right buyer for the business and negotiate the best sale price and structure available. We encourage you to contact April if you need assistance in any of the above services.
Sales Representative, BAH, MMIE
Alexandra recently completed her Master of Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship
with the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University
, following the completion of her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics at Queen’s
. Throughout her time in formal education, she remained focused on the improvement of her hometown, Hamilton, and the advancement of the commercial real estate industry, completing a thesis and multiple research projects on the subjects. Alexandra’s educational background provides the opportunity for her and the Blair Blanchard Stapleton team to bring forth creative and dynamic solutions, keeping the team at the forefront of their markets. She has also been –and continues to be- actively involved in Hamilton and her alumni community. Alexandra works with youth aquatics, the development of a local art facility, and the MMIE alumni mentorship program for fellow entrepreneurs. The cumulation of these community experiences and her education have allowed Alexandra to understand others’ needs and highlight her ability to be detail-oriented, adaptable, and innovation focused. After being surrounded by the commercial real estate industry her whole life, Alexandra is excited to be a part of shaping the future business landscape within the Greater Golden Horseshoe with the Blair Blanchard Stapleton Limited
Office Manager/FINTRAC Compliance Officer
Diane joined Blair Blanchard Stapleton Limited, in January 2011 as the Office Manager. Diane has worked in commercial real estate in Hamilton and Burlington for over 20 years as an Office and Administration Manager, Deal Administrator and Researcher. Prior to being in the commercial real estate industry, Diane spent many fulfilling years crisscrossing the country as a General Manager and Human Resources Specialist with several high profile big-box retail organizations including Chapters/Indigo and Eddie Bauer. Diane opened and renovated stores in Hamilton, Mississauga, Halifax, Vancouver and Victoria and won several prestigious awards for sales and customer service excellence. Diane is a graduate of Sheridan College in Business Administration with a Marketing Specialty.
Devon started in Commercial Real Estate at a Mississauga brokerage in 2016, supporting office, industrial, and retail brokers administratively with listings, transactions, and marketing. A graduate of the Print Journalism program of Conestoga College, Devon brings writing, communication, photography, and design skills that she has tailored to the real estate industry. Devon is a lifelong resident of Hamilton, and is excited to be working in the market she calls home.
Though new to commercial real estate in 2022, Mike Beaudoin is not new to Hamilton or high-level sales. Members of his family have called Hamilton home for multiple generations and its history has always been of great interest, as well as a spot of pride. After obtaining a diploma in marketing, Mike continued his education at Laurentian University where he obtained an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree before getting into automotive sales. After decades of success that saw him reach the highest levels with both the Chrysler brand and the store, he felt he wanted to use his customer focused sales background for selling something he strongly believed in - Hamilton and its surrounding communities. Mike works with the team of Paul Mariutti and John MacNamara and can be reached by calling the Ancaster office at 905-529-5900 Ext. 211.