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Tim Blais


Tim Blais is the founder and owner of Gateway Business Brokers. His services have brought value to a wide variety of business buyers and sellers, earning him the reputation as a leading business broker in Canada.

Tim’s background in business and marketing spans well over 15 years and includes banking, finance, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to becoming a licensed business broker, he was a Senior Relationship Manager for Royal Bank of Canada’s commercial market group. With over 40,000 hours experience, Tim’s knowledge and work has connections in nearly every industry, including real estate, construction, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, and professional market sectors.

Hard working, driven, enthusiastic and engaging, Tim loves a challenge, whether putting together a winning deal for his clients or skiing double blacks in the Rockies. His passion for living life to its fullest and doing quality work with significant impact is evident in all that he does, and why so many great clients choose to work with the team at Gateway Business Brokers.

Phone: (902) 441-9589

Email: [email protected]

Francis Lee


With extensive training and several decades of experience, Francis’ skills and service offerings far exceed that of the average real estate agent.   He specializes in the Hotel/Motel industry, Real Estate Development, and has a background in real estate law, appraisals, mortgage financing, and commercial real estate.

Francis lived and worked in Seoul, South Korea as an electrical engineer.  After coming to Canada, he found himself drawn to another field: commercial real estate investment properties.  Today, he is a full member of Industrial, Commercial and Investment (ICI) World Canada, a community of real estate buyers and sellers who promote properties in Canada to a network of connections around the globe.

For ten consecutive years, Francis has earned a position within the top 1% of MaxWell Group realtors and is its top commercial realtor.  In 2014 he was named to the company’s Elite Hall of Fame.  Commercial real estate investors have counted on him to provide the highest quality professional service year after year.

Phone: (403) 680-6130

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.canadacommercialrealty.ca/

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Jennifer Gaudo


Prior to following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker, Jennifer graduated from University of Montreal in Cinematography and Communications followed by Political Sciences and Journalism at Concordia University.  An entrepreneur at heart, she has been involved in many business projects and continues to pursue her passion for photography.  Her curiosity along with her independent, adventurous and hands-on personality has given Jennifer the knowledge and expertise to work with clients in nearly every industry, including real estate, construction, hospitality, tourism and other professional market sectors.

Montreal native and world traveller, Jennifer decided to experience more of what Canada had to offer and moved to Nova Scotia where the beaches are plentiful and traffic is almost non-existent.  Shortly after arriving in Halifax, she met Tim and quickly became part of the Gateway Business Brokers’ team.

Phone: (902) 499-4488

Email: [email protected]

Ryan Watson

Financial Analyst

With a decade of wide ranging experience in financial analysis and projections, business development, reporting, and budgeting, Ryan brings his passion and creativity to every project and every client. Self-educated and self-motivated, Ryan has been a business owner, accountant, politician, nonprofit leader, and project manager. He brings an eye for strategic opportunity together with an attention to detail and a desire to get things done!

Ryan moved from the mountains of British Columbia to Halifax in 2005, where he lives with his family.

Phone: (902) 482-6100

Email: [email protected]

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Jamie Adamchuk

Executive Business Results Coach

As a Tony Robbins Peak Performance Results Coach, Jamie empowers others to reach deep within and unleash their untapped potential.  He knows his ultimate life’s purpose is to be an unstoppable force for good – empowering both himself and others to live a life that is free from unnecessary suffering and full of passion.  Jamie works with his clients to help them identify and embrace the very best version of themselves, allowing them to go make a difference in the world.

He is an International Licensed Neuro-Linguistic Master Practitioner, Certified Breakthrough Parenting Instructor, Certified Professional Coach, Date With Destiny Graduate and Business Mastery Graduate.

Jamie lives in Calgary, Canada with his wife and soulmate, his son, stepson, stepdaughter and new puppy.

Phone: (403) 702-6916

Email: [email protected]

Offices Nationwide,
Headquarted in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Helping our clients achieve the greatest success possible requires completing a transaction beneficial to both buyer and seller. To achieve that success, we work exclusively with well-qualified individuals, delve into the unique needs of both parties and develop a strategic plan that will help generate excellent results.


Gateway Business Brokers places a priority on open, frequent and comprehensive communication with our clients. We promise to communicate and confirm expectations in a timely and courteous manner each and every time.

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