THE WATERFRONT COMPANY™
Since 1987, Lake District Realty has served the needs of Sellers and Buyers of Real Estate in the Frontenacs, with a focused interest in Waterfront properties.
“Although we deal with the many aspects of real estate administration on a daily basis, we realize that for most of our Buyers and Sellers this is an infrequent exercise. Our goal is to make this process pleasant and smooth for everyone we have the pleasure of working with.”
Meet The Team
Joel Gray, Broker of Record
Joel Gray has a lifelong passion for The Frontenacs’. Born and raised in Mountain Grove and now raising his own family in the area, he has a special connection to the Lake District. After attending Carleton University, Joel returned with a greater appreciation for the beauty that this area offers. Joel began his Real Estate career in 1999 and offers experience and knowledge buying and selling rural and lakefront properties. His passion for Real Estate continues beyond sales as he has been involved in building renovation projects, new cottage and home construction, and has been a landlord with rental properties since 2004.
Chris Pimienta-Johnson, Sales Representative
Chris Pimienta-Johnson was born and raised in Old Ottawa South and spent his summers in The Frontenacs’. Drawn to the natural beauty and scenery of cottage life he found his way back to Sharbot Lake and into a career in Real Estate. With a passion for architecture, Chris is always excited to talk with prospective clients about their homes and building ideas. Chris along with his family have been proud members of the community for many years and are happy to call Sharbot Lake and the Frontenac’s their home.
“From building retirement homes on the pacific ocean beaches, to helping families as they plan out there cottage life getaway in the land of lakes, life will take you many places and present you to many people. My joy in this job is seeing the happiness on my clients faces as they picture the future and the new adventures that await for them and their loved ones.”
Annette Gray-Jackson, Sales Representative
Annette is a lifelong resident of Central Frontenac currently living in Sharbot Lake. She is fortunate to be situated beside the K&P trail and Sharbot Lake.
Before entering Real Estate, Annette graduated from Trent University with a degree in Psychology. Once her children were in school, she completed her education to become a Registered Massage Therapist and opened a multi-disciplinary clinic in the village of Sharbot Lake. “After practicing for almost ten years as an RMT, my hands were telling me it was time to make a change.” Annette grew up surrounded by real estate with both her dad and brother having many successful years in the business, so it was a seamless transition. Annette joined the LDR team three years ago.
Annette’s philosophy for Real Estate is to provide both Sellers and Buyers with the most educated, informed, and seamless experience possible. Selling a cherished family cottage can be an emotional experience, Annette recognizes and understands the emotions involved and helps guide individuals through the process by listening and responding to their unique needs.
Work-life balance can be a challenge in Real Estate, she has been seen writing deals on Softball Fields throughout Ontario while cheering on her daughters in Competitive level softball (most recently with the Queen’s University Women’s Fast-Pitch team), and while enjoying life at the lake.
She also enjoys supporting her community through volunteerism and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the North Frontenac Non-Profit Housing Corporation and has spent numerous years in various volunteer committees and associations.
Annette’s favorite part of the Real Estate transaction is knowing that she can assist people by helping to navigate through the process, negotiate their best deal, and ensure their best interests are being taken care of at all times.
Susan Kiss-Laufman, Sales Representative
Susan Kiss-Laufman has been vacationing in the Central Frontenac area for many years before deciding, 5 years ago, to make this area her full -time residence. Susan was born and raised in Southern Ontario and brings 20 years’ experience in Real Estate to our Brokerage. Susan works strictly with our buyers and brings with her an excitement and passion for waterfront properties in the Frontenacs. She works hard for her buyers to find them their dream waterfront property. She looks forward to sharing with her buyers the beautiful lakes and communities that are the Frontenacs.
Connie Deveau, Office Administrator and Sales Support
Connie’s current role with Lake District Realty is in Office Administration and Sales Support. Prior to joining LDR, Connie most recently worked as a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal for Ontario; her administrative and management career has also comprised such industries as commercial leasing/real estate, accounting and consulting, and the quick-service food industry.
Connie grew up in Central Frontenac (St. George’s Lake) then moved to the GTA for post secondary education, where she met her husband and raised her family. Connie maintained her connection to the community, always coming back “home” to visit family and to vacation on Bob’s Lake. Connie has always known that she would return to her “roots” and is excited to be living in the area and engaging with the community – especially in supporting Lake District Realty Corp. Brokerage.
Angela Clow, Reception & Administrative Support
Angela was born and raised in the Frontenacs, and lives in Godfrey in the home she grew up in. Angela has many years of experience in administration and customer service but is new to the Real Estate industry. She enjoys crocheting and gardening in her spare time.