Nicolas Pantieras, 37 By Ottawa Business Journal Staff
Principal, CFO and Investment Broker, Primecorp Commercial Realty Inc.
Education: Executive MBA, Queen’s University (2002); Certified Management Accountant designation (pending August 2003)
Career path: Pantieras began his real estate career as a sales representative for CA Fitzsimmons and Co. in 1988. Two years later, he became an associate broker with District Realty Corp. He co-founded Primecorp in 1998.
Biggest success: Primecorp has grown to 17 people with office in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal and has achieved significant growth in sales to a transaction level exceeding $100 million dollars per year.
Mentor: “Being the youngest partner, I would say that I have been able to draw upon the experience and strengths of my partners, Steve Lerner, Sam Firestone and Aik Aliferis.”
Pastimes: Spending time with my family. Playing in a popular Greek musical group. Playing hockey.
Dream Job: CEO of Sony Music
Source of Motivation: “I do not want my destiny and lifestyle to be controlled by others. My vision of success is a balance of work, family, social and spiritual life. I have a desire to keep learning and seeking new challenges. My wife Catherine and my three daughters provide a deep source of inspiration.”
Your Theme Song: We Will Rock You by Queen