Doug Gillis, Broker of Record

Prior to joining the real estate industry, Doug Gillis had a successful career in yacht building and repair in Toronto. He sold his first business to C&C Yachts and when they met their demise in 1987, Doug re-acquired the business from receivers, Cooper & Lybrand. After restructuring the company, he sold it once again to an English consortium in October of 1989.

Doug’s love for skiing and cycling initially drew him to the Georgian Triangle area, and after 25 successful years in the marine industry, he made the decision to relocate to Collingwood. With his knowledge of marine construction and contracting, real estate sales were a natural progression. After so many years in the yacht business, he began to think that one of the greatest things about being involved with houses and property was the fact that they didn’t sink, explode, or end up adrift.

Since joining the real estate industry in 1991, Doug has been actively involved in approximately 1,200 sales and purchases (as of December 31, 2015), both residential and commercial, in Collingwood, Town of the Blue Mountains and the surrounding area. Since 1991 he has achieved a sales volume in excess of $403,000,000 (as of December 31, 2015).

Some of his most notable projects include:

  • The acquisition of all the lands acquired for the Georgian Bay Club
  • The marketing and selling of the Alta Subdivision
  • The marketing and selling of Phase I and Phase II of Nipissing Ridge
  • Assembling the 63 acre acquisition for Terrasan in Craigleith, over a period of 2 years
  • Assisting in the acquisition of property for the Olde Towne project in the heart of Collingwood
  • Facilitating the acquisition of property and negotiating a construction contract for Chartwell Reit

For his impressive sales success, Doug has earned the honour of placing in the Top 100 RE/MAX Sales Associates in Canada for 1999, 2000, 2002, 2011, 2013, 2014* and 2015 – a coveted achievement as there are well over 19,000 RE/MAX sales associates across the country. Doug’s latest sales achievement has been entry into the elite RE/MAX Diamond Club, an honour reserved for sales associates with annual commissions in excess of $1,000,000.00. *Jan-Nov 2014

Maddy Gillis, REALTOR®

Growing up in The Town of The Blue Mountains, Maddy has plenty to offer when it comes to area expertise. After attending Business School in Northbay, followed by Project Management in Oshawa – Maddy moved back to the Georgian Triangle. Her affection for skiing, cycling and golfing have grown her love for the area even more. An extensive background in Customer Service and Retail have contributed to Maddy’s devotion to sales. Prior to a career in Real Estate, Maddy worked as a Winter Retail Sales Associate in the the ski and snowboard industry for seven years.

Debbie Cooper, Unlicensed Assistant

Debbie Cooper has been working with Doug Gillis for the past 11 years as a real estate assistant. After managing a local drug store for 18 years, it was time for a change, and real estate was where she decided to go next. After working as a licensed real estate salesperson from 1996 to 2001, Debbie accepted a position as administrator for a boutique real estate office and remained there until 2006, when Doug contacted her and offered her a job as his assistant. Debbie has seen many changes in the real estate world over the past decade, and has enjoyed contributing to and watching Doug’s business grow.

Tracy deWerth, Unlicensed Assistant

Tracy is the newest addition to the Doug Gillis & Associates Realty team. Tracy has worked in the financial industry, owned her own dog walking service, worked in the food & beverage industry, both as a server and in management, and found her ultimate passion as a stay at home Mom to her two children, Laura and Nathan. Tracy enjoys the fast paced world of real estate and finds that there is something new to learn every day.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Ken Vogel

We have been dealing with Doug, Maddy, and Debbie for many years and on numerous transactions. Doug and his team provide the most professional and best service in the Collingwood and area real estate market. They promptly provide all the necessary information that is beneficial to completing any... more

Ken Vogel

Mike Baric

I am a custom home builder and was looking for a new real estate agent. I couldn't help but notice Doug Gillis' name on many Collingwood and Blue Mountain homes on the market. I decided to pay a visit to his office to see if he would be interested in selling my homes. He was very pleasant and... more

Mike Baric

Thanks Doug

We really enjoyed having Doug as our buying agent because he quickly understood our family needs and wants in a Blue Mountain home. We always felt that he was honest with us about each home that he showed us. He wanted us to look, compare, think, wait, and find the perfect all season chalet…and... more

Nikki C. & Family

Knowledgeable and a hard worker

My experience with Doug Gillis as my real estate agent in the sale of my home could not have been better. What’s more, I met the purchasers, and they told me that they felt the same way. I found Doug to be forthright, knowledgeable and a hard worker. He always delivered what he promised. I... more

Muriel Kramer