About Us

Meet Our Team

Chris Kapches

President & C.E.O.

Chris is a lawyer with an extensive career working within real estate organizations, having served as Executive VP for the Toronto Real Estate Board (TRREB), as well as his role in numerous TRREB committees. Chris has also been the Chairman of Ontario Real Estate Council of Ontario’s Discipline and Appeals Committee for more than fifteen years. Chris is invaluable to the leadership team, providing Chestnut Park Agents and their clients with immediate access to legal counsel and guidance. 

Our Management Team

Douglas Gubitz

VP of Strategic Business Development

Doug is a highly experienced real estate professional. During his 35-year career, he has earned wide-spread respect from his clients and fellow Agents alike for his knowledge, attention to detail and high standard of care. Doug has now joined the management team at Chestnut Park where he uses his extensive experience in providing advice and guidance to our Agents with their deal-related matters, their day-to-day business issues and the development and growth of their businesses. 

Anthony Cerasa

Director, Legal and Compliance

Anthony brings a great depth of experience in law, development, compliance, real estate, and entrepreneurship. He is licensed to practice law in the Province of Ontario and the State of New York and has practiced in both the private and public sectors. Anthony provides legal support to further advance Chestnut Park’s commitment to deliver the highest standards of service and excellence. 

Hellen Stathopoulos

Director, Accounting & Deal Processing

For over 30 years, Hellen has been leading our deal processing team in ensuring each transaction is professionally handled from start to finish. Driven by her commitment to our Agents and knowledge of accounting, she takes pride in providing exceptional service and support for the Agents and the leadership team at Chestnut Park. 

Tamsin Bednarski

Director, Agent Services, Marketing and Listings

With a B.Comm degree and several years as a real estate agent, Tamsin brings extensive experience working with a client-focused approach to deliver service excellence. Building from experience as an agent, she has developed strong organizational foundations in real estate business operations and administrative support, honing her extensive skillset working with the top 2 teams in Central Toronto. She has worn many hats in the real estate sector, including tenure in hotel valuations, commercial real estate, and even a salescentre rep for a condo builder. Whatever the task, she always brings an energetic, honest, and solution-based attitude to the table.  

Paolo Casciato

Director, Brokerage Operations

Paolo is a Ryerson graduate with a hospitality background that is rooted in two exceptional cultures: Disney & Four Seasons. Invigorated by his experience in Orlando, Paolo joined the Four Seasons management teams in Toronto, San Diego & Los Angeles. With that foundation, he honed his professional presence and business acumen in varying senior roles with a spirited approach and results-orientated mindset. At Four Seasons’ global headquarters, Paolo delivered an exceptional employee & visitor experience through consistent services and compelling projects. Chestnut Park has a pedigree that is familiar to Paolo with providing exceptional client relationships and innovating operations to exceed every day’s needs. 

Diana Berdini

Manager, Collingwood | Owen Sound | Barrie | Tobermory | Sauble Beach

Diana is a Real Estate Broker, who brings over 30 years of experience selling real estate in South Georgian Bay and Grey County. As Branch Manager for Collingwood, Owen Sound, Barrie, Tobermory and Sauble Beach, Di applies her real estate knowledge and management skills to her team of agents and offers ongoing training and coaching to further enhance and elevate the level of service that Chestnut Park agents provide. 

Melissa Hill

Manager, Muskoka

Melissa has grown up and lived in Muskoka for most of her life and believes there is no better place to be. Before coming to Chestnut Park, she worked as a personal support worker, a job that was both rewarding and challenging. It was a position that required patience, understanding, caring, and an ability to recognize an individual’s needs, even when those needs couldn’t be communicated and after several years working in an administrative role, Melissa joined the Chestnut Park team in Port Carling in 2016 as an Administrator. Her admirable attributes and skillset, as well as her friendly, outgoing personality, are what has allowed Melissa, to provide exceptional support and leadership to her team at Chestnut Park. With her organizational skills, keen eye for detail and an unwavering dedication to both the Brokerage and agents, she brings years of experience and knowledge to her role as Manager, providing outstanding support & guidance for her team of agents to be successful.  

Betty Burns

Manager, Prince Edward County

Betty is a Real Estate Salesperson, with an extensive 43-year career working within real estate organizations in Toronto, Sudbury and now Prince Edward County.  Betty also spent 2 years as a Board of Director with the Quinte Real Estate Board, offering fresh ideas and implementing strategic changes. Betty applies her real estate knowledge and management skills to her Branch Manger position for our Prince Edward County office and to her team of agents, offering advice and guidance to their day-to day-real estate operations.  Betty is also well known and liked in the Prince Edward community, raising 4 sons and being actively involved in their hockey, baseball, soccer, and school events for the last 28 years.  Her knowledge of the business and social events throughout Prince Edward County is, and continues, to be a great asset to our Chestnut Park.  

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