Led by the dynamic husband and wife team Cecil and Cheryl. Halifax Life Real Estate Consultants provide quality real estate solutions that fit the needs of clients’ evolving lifestyles.
Cecil Freeman B.E.S., M.Sc. ECON, MCIP (ret)
Cecil has 40 years of experience in all aspects of land and property development. His work experience has included being a professional planner, developer, builder, property manager and professor of economics. Cecil’s diverse experience has included small to large multipurpose projects involving government and private interests. His land experience includes the use of private and crown land including the development of mineral rights. His international experience includes Hawaii, where he is the property manager and owner of an Executive Level vacation rental in Maui.
Cecil obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Masters of Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, both in Planning Studies. His education combined with his experience and negotiation skills have resulted in a long record of success throughout his careers.
As Assistant Deputy Minister in several departments, Cecil is very experienced in the workings of governments at all levels. During this time he was sought after as a problem solver.
Cecil’s involvement as Chairman of the Trans Canada Trail Foundation, President of Kiwanis, Campaign Chair of the United Way, among others, shows his strong commitment to giving back to the community. His strength is bringing people together to achieve mutual goals.
Cecil is a photographer who enjoys being outdoors with his family, whether hiking or snorkeling. As a REALTOR®, Cecil is the right choice to help you find or sell the property you need. He is part of a team with his wife, who is also a full-time REALTOR®.
Cheryl Jenkins, FRI
As a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada, Cheryl’s FRI credential is a mark of her professionalism, ethical decision making, competence, leadership, and commitment to lifelong learning.
With over 25 years of business experience, 15 as an entrepreneur, Cheryl’s background is very diverse. She has been an owner of a private college, owner/manager of restaurant, founder and executive director of an aerospace and defence association, as well as an independent consultant/trainer who facilitated new business.
Her skills and experiences enabled her to be accredited and internationally recognized as a Project Management Professional (PMP). These knowledge areas include extensive planning, communications, time management, risk management and closing a project—all essential skills that she brings to her role as a real estate agent.
Cheryl has extensive experience in bringing different walks of life together to obtain a successful closing. She has worked with senior management top 500 corporations to small business owners to students, but her excitement is working with EACH individual of the overall project.
Her education began at Mount Saint Vincent University, where she studied public relations, and has constantly continued to study and upgrade her skills, from business law, real estate, and other interests such as a pilot license. She has become very strong in marketing, is technology savvy, and has developed strong negotiation skills.
Cheryl has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTOR® (NAR). She was required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.
Cheryl also has experience in real estate investment in the United States, as a property manager and owner of a vacation rental in Maui, she is the perfect contact for your vacation or investment needs in Hawaii.
Her strongest attribute is her loyalty to her clients. This dedication and her high expectations of herself make her the right choice as a real estate agent for you.
Cheryl has two lovely daughters and her hobbies include running and snorkelling. Her husband works full-time with her, as a REALTOR®.
Laura Qi, BSc
Laura Qi is a motivated and successful entrepreneur who loves to empower women to succeed. An accomplished UNB graduate with strong work experience in multiple entrepreneurial endeavours, Laura is passionate about real estate and helping new clients. One of her greatest goals is to give Chinese children a brighter future and to help new residents to become familiar and settled in our community. Laura is fluent in Mandarin and English allowing her to serve a diversity of clients. Her motivation and enthusiasm for real estate will help her clients to make smart real estate investments, while her devotion as a Mom of two young children and community member will help them to achieve their ideal lifestyle.