Meet The Team
Our mission is to elevate all aspects of the sale of real estate, delivering top results, providing genuine service and care for our clients and offering ongoing knowledge and value long after the deal has closed. We integrate the latest technology and advanced marketing strategies into everything we do—part of our commitment to becoming the leaders in luxury real estate in beautiful Southern Georgian Bay.
Rob McAleer | Team Lead | Georgian Bay Group
Born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, Rob is a former techpreneur who spent 16 years in the Phoenix Arizona area where he co-founded, grew and eventually sold an online marketing company that specialized in Internet based lead generation for blue chip financial companies.
Returning to Ontario in 2012, Rob obtained his Realtor’s license and partnered with Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage to pursue a vision of evolving the luxury home marketing & sales process for the digital age. After mentoring for two years with a top agent team, Rob quickly rose to the top production levels in the company receiving Chestnut Park’s most elite distinction, The Chairman Award in 2016 – 2021.
Rob is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. He currently lives in beautiful Collingwood Ontario with his wife Kris and three children Nate, Ella and Owen.
Cheryl MacLaurin specializes in recreational real estate in the Creemore, Clearview and Mulmur areas. She purchased land and built a house in the hills of Creemore in 1993 and is an enthusiastic promoter of the area where she lives and works.
Cheryl comes to real estate from a long background working with people in a variety of settings: community worker in inner-city Toronto, infant therapist, and kindergarten teacher for many years at the esteemed Mabin School. She holds a Masters Degree from the University of Toronto.
Cheryl is involved in local community activities and is currently an active member of the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society. Her real estate career began in 2002.
In 2016, 2019 and 2021 Cheryl was awarded the prestigious, Chestnut Park Chairman’s Award for production and the Vice-Chairman’s Award in 2017, 2018
Cheryl is a member of the Southern Georgian Triangle Real Estate Board as well as the Toronto Real Estate Board.
Jeff is excited for the opportunity to join Chestnut Park and the Georgian Bay Group. He spent over two decades building a successful health and fitness consulting business in Toronto, that thrived on Jeff’s success at forming and sustaining strong interpersonal relationships. He designed and ran a boutique training facility, while providing consulting services to multiple start-ups. He spent his final years in Toronto as a Clinical Lead in the Executive Health Program at the Cleveland Clinic Canada.
Jeff’s decades in service-oriented businesses have provided him with a solid foundation for assisting clients. He has a strong capacity for seeing and working with his clienteles’ points of view. He possesses a keen attention to detail and is motivated to achieve optimal results through dedicated, process-driven focus.
Having recently relocated, Jeff is particularly interested in assisting others seeking permanent relocation from other markets and those in search of seasonal and recreational opportunities in Southern Georgian Bay.
During his time here, Jeff volunteers as a coach with the Collingwood Trailblazers basketball organization.
A graduate of Dalhousie University, Jeff is a grateful partner (Jillian), and a proud father of three.
Keith has been active in both the property/rental management and real estate industry since 1999 and specifically as a licensed REALTOR® since 2004. Since joining the Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® as an active member he has served two terms as a Director and has been a Chair or member of several professional committees and Task Forces.
Keith’s experience as a REALTOR® ranges from selling single-family residential, recreational (with an emphasis on new builds and condominiums) to waterfront and agricultural real estate.
In addition to working with individual buyers and sellers Keith has had the pleasure of working with and representing a number of leading developers as part of their sales teams including Intrawest ULC, Skyline Investments, Hanson Development Group and Bremont Homes, with an emphasis on four-season recreational real estate.
Originally from Waterloo, Ontario, Keith has made Collingwood his home since 1996. Keith is both a former Municipal Councillor and now the current Deputy Mayor with the Town of Collingwood and has served on numerous Boards, Committees and Associations in both a professional and personal capacity.
Keith is passionate about skiing and mountain biking and is the proud father of two active boys who take full advantage of everything the Southern Georgian Bay area has to offer. Over the years Keith has actively participated as a coach, manager and sponsor through involvement in minor hockey, baseball and soccer.
Born and raised in Florida, Michelle Exner is excited to join Chestnut Park. Michelle brings her energetic southern hospitality and extensive experience in real estate, interior design, project planning, development project launch, and sales to the Georgian Bay Group.
After serving in Management of the Kitchen and Bath division for Hughes Supply, a Fortune 500 company based in Florida, Michelle transitioned her career to real estate sales where she quickly developed a reputation as a tenacious & dedicated advocate for her clients while becoming one of the top-selling agents in Orlando. Michelle has successfully handled transactions ranging from multi-unit apartment complexes to first-time home buyer purchases, building enduring relationships along the way.
Michelle resides in Collingwood, Ontario, with her husband Tim and her two young sons, Max and Brock, where she enjoys the abundant social and recreational opportunities that life in southern Georgian Bay offers.
Kris McAleer comes to the Real Estate Profession and Chestnut Park after a rewarding 24-year career as a licensed healthcare professional. After graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1996, Kris pursued career opportunities in Arizona, eventually specializing in Orthopedic Surgery and Clinical Research at the Mayo Clinic Hospital. Upon returning to Ontario in 2011, Kris joined the Collingwood Hospital to build the Telemedicine Program, which utilizes the latest in communication technology to facilitate remote care. This was followed by 3 + years working in Outpatient Mental Health as a Registered Psychotherapist.
Kris embodies the importance of establishing a trusting relationship with clients while providing the highest standards in service. She will be a welcome addition to the Georgian Bay Group, providing team operational leadership to ensure agent and client needs are being consistently met, if not exceeded.
Kris lives in Collingwood with her husband Rob, and their children Nate, Ella, and Owen. Fully embracing the four-season, Southern Georgian Bay Lifestyle.
Kris enjoys both alpine and nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and is in the process of completing her Certified Yoga Teacher Training.