A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
The WHITNEY & Company history goes back to George Whitney Limited in the early 1900s. Today, we continue our success in the real estate industry through our deep understanding of the local market and proven track record.
OVER 100 YEARS
of FAMILY REAL ESTATE
Our legacy goes back five generations which provides us with a deep understanding of the local market and commitment to providing exceptional services. As a residential realty team with over 40 years of experience specializing in luxury listings in Waterloo Region, we have a strong tradition of excellence and long-standing presence in the industry.
Our experience, expertise, and proven track record are valuable assets that help our clients navigate the complexities of buying or selling high-end properties.
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WHITNEY & Company’s residential division has been led by Colleen Whitney since 1982. Professional ethics, high standards, honesty and conducting herself with integrity is the foundation of her business model. As a member of a 5th generation business family, Colleen upholds an established tradition of excellence.
Ginger Whitney is a Real Estate Broker and Vice President at WHITNEY & Company. She is a 5th generation WHITNEY Realtor with over 13 years of experience. Her extensive involvement in the industry, combined with a deep understanding of the local market, make Ginger a valuable asset to her clients.
Charles Isaac Fenwich Whitney moves to Toronto from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and establishes his own real estate firm downtown.
He then moves to Kitchener and his son George Whitney enters the real estate business. George was the salesman on duty at an office located on King Street between College and Water Streets in Kitchener.
George Whitney chooses to go into real estate on his own and becomes a broker. He obtains his license as a general insurance agent. He opens a real estate and insurance brokerage in Kitchener where he sells residential, commercial and industrial properties. George became President of the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board, and was the first Canadian member to serve on the Governing Council of the U.S. institute known as the Society of Industrial Realtors (SIOR).
After being discharged from the navy, Charles Richard Whitney embarks on his real estate career at his father’s firm George Whitney Limited. He becomes a Broker and obtains his American & Canadian Appraisal Certification, his insurance license, and his status as a Registered Property Manager. Richard was President of the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board and the Ontario Real Estate Board. He was also President of the Society of Industrial Realtors (SIOR) for Canada.
George Whitney bridges the North American Real Estate Market when he masterminds the construction of the Parliament Building in St. John’s, Newfoundland, now known as the Confederation Building - a $13 million contract. The construction of the building was made possible through an innovative lease/buy back concept. George continues to organize real estate at local, provincial and national levels.
John Whitney joins his father Richard’s firm and becomes a Broker. John eventually renames the firm WHITNEY & Company Realty Limited. John was a Director of the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board.
John Whitney obtains his Society of Industrial and Office Realtors accreditation (SIOR)
Ginger Whitney graduates from Wilfrid Laurier University, obtains her real estate license and joins her father’s firm as the 5th generation WHITNEY Realtor.
Ginger Whitney receives her designation as Broker and she becomes Vice President of WHITNEY & Company. Ginger is also serving as a Director on the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Board.
Ginger receives her Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) designation in 2016. Ginger is also accredited as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
John Whitney celebrates 45 years as a member of the Waterloo Region Association of Realtors (WRAR).
Colleen Whitney celebrates 40 years as a residential realtor at WHITNEY & Company.
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