Keller Williams Ottawa Realty (KW Ottawa) opened in May 2001 with only 13 REALTORS® and staff under the leadership of Jeff and Margie Hooper. Their vision was to build an innovative real estate company that would provide professional services to clients and customers. High value was also placed on maintaining strong connections with cooperating brokerages and the Ottawa business community.
Today KW Ottawa has over 350 REALTORS® and staff, proud of their contribution to the Ottawa community. Over the years, KW Ottawa has been recognized for both the productivity of its REALTORS® and for its workplace environment. In 2011 the Great Places to Work Institute of Canada ranked KW Ottawa Number 1 in the category of Credibility and Number 2 in the category of Best Workplaces for Women.
New initiatives and new ways of approaching the great real estate tradition are continuous and necessary. In addition to residential services, KW Ottawa has developed a Commercial Division that focuses primarily on leasing, land sales and multifamily building sales.
KW Ottawa values include a belief in the responsibility to give back to the less fortunate. For this reason KW Ottawa created the Foundation for Giving (F4G). The Foundation for Giving is funded by voluntary payroll deductions of KW Ottawa REALTORS® and staff as well as funds raised at events such as the annual KW Ottawa Golf Tournament. The F4G donates to registered local and international charities.
In addition to funding initiatives, KW Ottawa REALTORS® and staff donate time to the community through volunteer activities. The Ottawa Mission, The Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, The Rotary Club and The Parkdale Food Bank are some of the organizations that have received “hands on” support from KW Ottawa.
KW Ottawa is proud to provide a “home” for Help Lesotho, a non-profit organization that operates within its office space. By providing office support KW Ottawa is helping reduce the overhead expenses of Help Lesotho so more of its funding goes directly to the people of Lesotho.
Our shared values of Professionalism, Leadership, Accountability, Communication and Excellence make KW Ottawa The PLACE to Be for real estate services in the Ottawa community!