Meet Stéphane Bisson

Stéphane Bisson is a seasoned Senior Executive and Board Member with a track record of over three decades in the fields of commercial and residential real estate, marketing, public relations, and the nonprofit sector. With substantial experience in real estate investments and sales management, he serves as a valuable consultant for organizations in need of guidance regarding office location selection or those grappling with sales growth challenges.

Stéphane’s wide-ranging expertise encompasses areas such as policy development, strategic objectives, market analysis, productivity enhancement, real estate marketing, negotiation, and effective problem-solving. Over the course of his executive career, he has held leadership positions at prominent organizations including Olivex Real Estate Agency, Chambre de Commerce de Gatineau, and Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Q&A With Stéphane Bisson

What has been your biggest career win? What did you learn from it?

Obtaining my MBA from the University of Ottawa in 2009 significantly enriched my knowledge and broadened my perspective on the intricacies of commercial real estate.

What was a pivotal moment in your career? Why was it important for you?

Joining the Keller Williams network marked a significant turning point for me. One of the most transformative elements was the invaluable networking opportunities and the shared mindset cultivated during conferences.

How has the industry changed since you started?

I embarked on my real estate career in 1988, and over the years, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing and adapting to the numerous changes that have occurred in the industry.

Is there anything you know now that you wish you knew when you started?

When beginning your real estate career, the initial instinct is often to cater to a broad spectrum of clients. After several years and countless transactions, you can discover your niche and offer a higher quality of service.

Are there any tough technological challenges in the industry you are seeing? If so, what are they?

The emergence of new AI technologies and the widespread availability of web-based services have undeniably influenced the quality of support. Moreover, the increased interest rates and the shift towards remote work have also made a significant impact on the market.

What are some tactics you’ve used to establish yourself as a trusted CRE professional?

Being both engaged and well-informed about industry trends, while also actively participating in the community, greatly contributes to a comprehensive understanding of what is transpiring.

What’s your favourite book (leisure or business)?

The Daily Stoic

What’s your super power?

Exercising patience and persevering without giving up.

What words of wisdom do you live by?

Walking in other people’s shoes can help you understand what they are going through.

What’s something you wish you had done years earlier?

Age brings wisdom and improved self-control.

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