New Owners for CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc

Date: OCT 14th, 2007

Topic: Franchise News


October 14, 2007 - CENTURY 21 Canada is pleased to announce the change of ownership of CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. New co-owners Joanne Evans and husband, Martin Minda, have over 31 years of combined experience in the real estate industry and are prominent and involved members of the Brampton and Wasaga Beach communities.

Having opened the office in 1997 with Peter McDermott, it was a natural transition for Evans to take over full ownership of the office after McDermott’s recent retirement. The office has had a strong 10 years of growth and Evans and Minda look forward to the future of CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc.

“We pride ourselves on our enthusiasm and it’s contagious around our office. Real estate is a great career that rewards the effort that is put in. We are very involved in inspiring our sales representatives to have enthusiasm about their goals both professionally and in their personal lives with their families,” says Evans.

Evans, who has served various Brampton Real Estate Board committees for 17 years and was board president in 2004, says, “Working with the BREB gave me a sense of community and made me more aware of the issues in this area that affect housing, the neighborhood and ultimately the families who live here.”

“The philosophy of giving is one which is embraced by everyone on our team. We have a program called ‘Caring for Kids’ that provide Christmas necessities for up to 25 kids and their families. We also provide "Coats for Kids" over the winter to any school that requests help and bus passes or food certificates for families that experience difficult times. Each year we provide scholarships for three students who have been accepted by College or University but are financially challenged and need that extra help to get started.”

“Earlier in September, CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. participated in "The TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup" in Wasaga Beach as an event sponsor. We organized 180 local residents to help clean the longest freshwater beach in the world and achieved a Blue Flag for Wasaga Beach.”

The Blue Flag is a recognized designation awarded for meeting the environmental criteria established by Environmental Defense.

“It was very rewarding for our team to contribute to a cause held so dearly by the community,” says Evans.

CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. was also recently presented with the Readers Choice Award by local newspaper, The Guardian, which named it the Best Real Estate office as voted by the community for the 7th year in a row.

“We believe we are the GOLD standard for serving the families in our community. The CENTURY 21 System is also one that provides all the tools necessary for its members to be professionally successful by giving access to knowledge, tools and products that lead to high quality service and satisfaction for consumers. One industry exclusive that we can offer to consumers is AIR MILES reward miles, which is the best loyalty incentive in Canadian business today,” Evans adds.

“We're delighted to have Joanne Evans and Martin Minda as the new owners of CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. The 10 years of experience Joanne has from being involved at a management level will ensure a smooth transition for the office,” says Brian Rushton, Senior Vice President, Franchise Sales & Development. “We look forward to continuing to provide Joanne and Martin with the many CENTURY 21 tools, systems and services that have assisted in bringing their company to this level of success and further, to enhance that support as we move forward into the next phase of their business endeavors."

CENTURY 21 Millennium Inc. has ranked in the top 21 in production since 1999 and has been a GRAND CENTURION office for the past 5 years. The Brampton office has been open for 10 years and 2 years ago they opened a branch office in Wasaga Beach in response to a high percentage of the population moving north. Brampton and Wasaga Beach office have close to 90 sales representatives and serve the communities of Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, Georgetown, Bolton, the GTA, Wasaga Beach and the Georgian Triangle area.

Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership is a real estate franchisor with exclusive rights to the CENTURY 21 brand in Canada and is part of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization. CENTURY 21 provides comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for the CENTURY 21 System, which is comprised of more than 8,300 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 56 countries and territories, with more than 143,000 sales associates worldwide.