Alkarim Shivji

Broker & Managing Partner

Alkarim provides a highly personalized service to his discerning clients based on integrity, commitment, quality, and expertise. His trusted name, sterling reputation, and the respect he commands in the industry make him the consummate Toronto real estate professional. Alkarim provides exceptional service and has been making real estate dreams come true for his clients for over 25 years.

Christina McCown

Broker & Managing Partner - Office Manager

Christina has been with Forest Hill for over ten years. Her background in sales and marketing coupled with strong connections were integral in becoming a managing partner. Christina’s mission is to grow the business by continuing to add to the amazing team. Christina believes that people are the key to success in any business but especially in the world of real estate. As Office Manager, she knows that providing the right tools and positive environment ensures the Forest Hill team can offer the expertise in service to their clients and in turn, be successful.

Arif Nasser

Sales Representative

Working with Forest Hill Real Estate along with their strong and experienced mentors, Arif has gained experience in both the Residential and Commercial real estate sectors. Arif has sold new and resale condos, resale homes and have also helped and assisted clients in leasing their investment residential properties. Well-suited for the real estate business, Arif has helped many of his clients make their home ownership dreams come true.

Bobby Lovatsis


Bobby brings a successful sales background to Forest Hill Real Estate Prestige. Bobby’s business is built on the primary goal of taking care of his clients by providing exceptional service. Bobby’s extensive experience as a realtor and real estate investor, gives him a competitive edge as well as a wealth of knowledge that he passes onto his clients. Bobby studies Economics and Finance at Ryerson University and is a top producing Mortgage Broker for over 8 years. “​I know both ends of the industry, this gives my clients a level of experience and service that is both value-saving and profitable. I know my client’s situation, present and future – and they can always trust me to get the results they deserve.”

Daniel Kiriakou


Daniel Kiriakou is a licensed Broker with Forest Hill Real Estate. Having grown up with a family in the real estate business, Daniel has gained a thorough and in-depth education on various aspects of the industry including, residential, commercial, investment and new developments. The real estate industry is constantly evolving, and Daniel is continually exploring new approaches and techniques to produce the best results for his clients. Daniel believes there is no one-size-fits-all approach to real estate, however, with a mix of experience, knowledge and creativity, Daniel develops a plan to achieve the desired results for all his clients.

Daniela Melo-Gonzalez

Sales Representative

Integrity, innovation, and professionalism are the qualities that define Daniela’s approach to the real estate business. With a background in Architecture and investment experience, she has gained a reputation of having a particular ability to identify properties with unseen potential in a prime location. All aspects of design, plan approval and construction are overseen by Daniela personally; thereby, ensuring efficient use of time and money. She is actively involved in the real estate market as an investor, a designer, and a project manager. Contact Daniela to explore all the great opportunities the real estate market has to offer.

Desiree Mckenzie

Sales Representative

In every real estate deal Desiree epitomizes integrity, energy, and hard work with creative services to adapt to every client’s different needs. Her knowledge combined with her honest and straightforward approach gives her client’s the support and advice needed to make a great decision in every real estate transaction. Whether you are buying, selling or leasing, Desiree will be there every step of the way for all your real estate needs.

Despina Barnard

Sales Representative

Despina is a licensed real estate representative and member of TREB, RECO and OREA for over 20 years. She holds a BA from Concordia University, a BSW from U of T and studied at the International Academy of Design. Despina considers her client’s perspective and is determined to sell properties at the top of the market and find the right property and investments for her clients.

Dina Berkovsky

Sales Representative

Dina is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists (CLHMS) and sales representative. She has thirteen years of experience in investments and financial consulting, design, home staging, sales and strategic planning. Dina has vast experience in working with local and international developers, builders, investors, designers and architects in the luxury real estate market. Dina is a graduate of York University and University of Toronto, where she received a Bachelors and Masters of Science and Engineering, and a Bachelor of Education in Science and Mathematics. She is a multiple 100% Club Remax Award Winner, and earned the Million Dollar GuildTM (GUILD) recognition based on her knowledge, experience and expertise in the luxury market. Dina specializes in applying her skills to consistently exceed the investment goals of her clients.

Hasan Visram

Director Land Acquisition

After a successful career in sales, Hasan took his entrepreneurial spirit to new heights in real estate sales. A strategic thinker with a realistic approach to home buying allows him to treat your home as his own, always providing the highest customer service with a personal touch and unparalleled service to his clients.

Jurgen Mance

Sales Representative

At Forest Hill Prestige, Jurgen is at your service and eager to help clients find their custom home, meeting all expectations. Jurgen is determined to make your real estate experience easy and stress-free, and is dedicated to being a dependable advocate for his clients at all steps of the process. Jurgen will advocate on behalf of his clients for the best possible results.

Karen Biernaski

Broker / Managing Partner

Karen is an experienced and well-respected real estate professional. With a background in marketing and working with leading tech and e-commerce companies, Karen develops unique and effective marketing plans for her clients that result in reaching a broad range of potential buyers.

Kristen Ip-leung

Sales Representative

Kristen was born and raised in Toronto and educated at Havergal College, University of Toronto, and George Brown College. Her previous work experience in sales and hospitality provide her with the skill set to help her clients understand the process of buying and selling real estate. Kristen's down to earth personality translates into a strong passion and dedication towards her clients, always going above and beyond. Kristen is bilingual in both English and Cantonese. When Kristen is not buying or selling real estate, you can find her planning events, practicing CrossFit, and spending time with her husband, Sam, and three daughters, Taylen, Skylar, and Cameron.

Lena Voidonicolas

Sales Representative

Growing up in a family who worked in commercial real estate, Lena developed a passion for the business at a young age. Having personally bought, renovated, and sold several homes in the Rosedale area, she’s enthusiastic about sharing her intimate knowledge and love for the neighbourhood with clients looking to invest in the area. Lena’s priority is making sure her clients are happy, and that their home buying or selling process is as enjoyable, easy, and stress-free as possible.

Lukasz Dzierzega

Sales Representative

Buying or selling a home in Toronto is a complex, sophisticated and often deeply personal endeavour. Luckasz believes his clients deserve the full service and attention that only a team of experts can consistently provide. Working with Luckasz, clients will have the personal attention traditionally associated with the client-agent relationship improved by the professionalism and consistency of a thoughtful business model. Lukasz attributes his success to his passion for homes and his intuition regarding the psychology of buying and selling. Lukasz graduated from Sheridan College (Broadcast Journalism) and Seneca College. Committed to continuous professional development, Lukasz continually invests time, resources and thought into the latest sales, marketing and negotiation techniques. Lukasz has produced and hosted national television shows, been involved in sales and marketing and successfully completed various advertising campaigns on a local and national scale.

Maria Stojanoski

Sales Representative

Visionary and advisor. Delivering dream homes and inspired living is my passion. My goal is to first and foremost earn your trust, ease you through the process, guide you every step of the way and be a good friend all through the process and after. Whether you are selling or buying, you can be confident that you are dealing with a consummate professional demonstrating the highest level of service and integrity. I have a deep understanding of the intricacies of buying and selling real estate, my goal is to add value to everything I do. My passion is to match clients to the right buyer or bring the best offer to the seller. I thrive on being a resource for any client. As a real estate investor myself and with my dynamic combination of real estate and interior design expertise, I take an attentive, detail-oriented approach to serve your real estate needs. As a full-service one-stop-shop, I help by finding the right property, primary residence, or investment and guide you as to how to add value, generate value, and help create your dream home. My interior design and staging guidance are part of my service to you to improve a property’s appeal and increase its value. As your trusted Realtor, I aim to set the mark for service, innovation, and client satisfaction every day. It is my ultimate pleasure to help you achieve your real estate goals and dreams. Contact me for a consultation.

Mark Kizhnerman

Sales Representative

Dedicated to urban and luxury clienteles in the home and condo markets, Mark’s offerings are differentiated from the typical broker. Custom sales strategies are proven, through an extensive network of agents, investors, and developers; accumulating years of connections. With a strong network of contractors, interior designers, and home-stagers, Mark assists in facilitating a stress-free and efficient experience. With a business built on referrals, Mark’s clients entrust him to continually provide a comprehensive offering for a hassle-free experience. With over 30 years experience and having worked in several brokerages, Mark continues to provide clients with outstanding service.

Milana Nadoueva

Director of Marketing

Specializing in custom homes and design Milana can help you find your future home and design to meet her client’s expectations. Working at Forest Hill Prestige, Milana ensures the real estate experience is an easy and positive one. Extremely dedicated to finding her clients exactly what they want, Milana will work until they are happy with the results. Contact Milana to find the right home for you!

Olya Kash

Sales Representative

With a passion for luxury real estate, Olya joined Forest Hill Prestige as a licensed sales representative. Feel free to contact her for all of your real estate needs.

Rhonda Snaper

Sales Representative

Rhonda is a dedicated and experienced real estate professional who brings her market knowledge and in-depth experience to her clients. With a focus on service and customer care, contact Rhonda for all your real estate needs.

Rosanne Flower

Sales Representative

I will provide exceptional real estate service to you to ensure you feel confident with your decision to hire me. I always look out for my clients’ best interests. Prior to moving to the real estate industry, I had a career in marketing in the financial services and not-for-profit sectors. I have a MBA and BFA from Concordia University. If you would like to buy, sell or lease your home or investment property, let me help you.

Sanchit Sharma

Sales Representative

Sanchit Sharma is a licensed Sales Representative with Forest Hill Real Estate Services. Having a diverse sales and commerce background, he is continually bringing new innovative techniques to produce the best results for his clients. Feel free to contact him for all your real estate needs.

Shahnaz Chandhry

Sales Representative

With a passion for luxury real estate, Shahnaz joined Forest Hill Prestige as a licensed sales representative. Feel free to contact me for all of your real estate needs.

Timothy Huynh

Sales Representative

Timothy brings years of customer service experience from retail sales, health care, and hospitality. Combined with a passion for homes and properties, he aims to ensure that every client receives the best possible real estate transaction experience. Timothy’s commitment of excellence is exemplified at every step of navigating a real estate transaction, from finding the property, to the purchase, the disposition, the leasing of investment properties and everything in between. Rest assured, as an active investor in an ever-changing market, Timothy delivers the most current trends and data so that any client can make an informed decision that suits their unique needs.

Tut Ruach

Sales Representative

Tut’s passion for life extends into the real estate world, merging enthusiasm with professionalism. He understands the importance of providing a personalized experience to all of his clients, making sure to be diligent, organized, thorough and honest. Tut is now focusing his energy on servicing clients looking to find new homes or list their current ones. His experience as a property manager provides a great base for clients who have investment properties in the resale market or those who are looking to get into the pre-construction market. As a part of Forest Hill Prestige, Tut is also a member of the commercial division that specializes in finding development opportunities for prospective clients; providing insight and finding value where others may not see it.

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