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Founded in 1744 in London, England Sotheby’s is one of the world’s oldest operating auction houses.

In 1744, within the heart of London, Sotheby’s auction house was born. Over the centuries, Sotheby’s gained renown for uniting discerning purchasers with world-class works of art, and for marketing the world’s most cherished possessions. This legacy is our clients’ unique advantage. Every home we represent is elevated by our distinguished brand, and gains access to exclusive marketing opportunities with Sotheby’s auction house.

The Sotheby’s International Realty name has become renowned as a marketer for the world’s most valuable and treasured possessions.

Combining the world’s most prestigious real estate brand with local market knowledge and specialized marketing expertise, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada is the leading real estate sales and marketing company for the country’s most exceptional properties. With offices in over 30 residential and resort markets nationwide, our professional associates provide the highest calibre of real estate service, unrivalled local and international marketing solutions, and a global affiliate sales network of close to over 980+ offices in 70+ countries to manage the real estate portfolios of discerning clients from around the world, with more than 21,000+ associates worldwide. At Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, we welcome clients locally and from around the world. We have agents specialized in assisting international real estate clients, whether they are moving here or investing from abroad, and can offer their services in dozens of languages including English, French, Chinese, German and Spanish. Our commitment to our clients is simple: we do more to market your home and to service your real estate needs than any other company.

Sun Peaks Office

At our local Sun Peaks office you can meet our helpful Buyers and Sellers Agents, available 7 days a week, year round. We are always pleased to show you the latest Resort Development and Community Plans, discuss the local market place, give you a general tour, or show you some properties.

Our Sun Peaks office is located in the village stroll, between Morrisey’s Pub and Sundance Liquor Store and is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.

REALTORS® in our office specialize in the Sun Peaks area and are supported by our national and international office marketing departments.

We look forward to your visit and would be happy to assist with any of your questions.



Meet our REALTORS®

Our REALTORS® are here to help you understand the unique and important aspects of our developing Mountain Resort

Gianpiero Furfaro FRI

Managing Broker


Gianpiero Furfaro is a Managing Broker for Sotheby’s International Realty Canada (Sun Peaks). He is a proven real estate professional with extensive sales and operations experience in both Ontario and British Columbia. Gianpiero is proud to be associated with the prestige of a global brand whose commitment to client services, marketing, and professionalism is unmatched.

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He actively participates in organized real estate and is currently a REALTOR® Director for the British Columbia Real Estate Association. He is also a member of the Real Estate Institute of Canada and obtained the designation “Fellow of Real Estate Institute,” which sets a higher standard of education for licensed REALTORS®.

His primary focus is on attainable multi-government housing strategies. Throughout the years he has served on the government Liaison Committees for the Toronto Real Estate Board and The Victoria Real Estate Board. He also participated in various task forces dealing with affordable housing and has participated in charities such as Habitat For Humanity.

Gianpiero has acquired a unique and extensive level of real estate experience. Prior to joining Sotheby’s International Realty, he had built a successful career in sales and real estate operations for a wide variety of real estate models. He developed REALTOR® courses and workshops such as Agency and Contract Writing. He also has held many public engagement information sessions focusing on various topics of real estate catering to the general public.

On his downtime, you will find Gianpiero enjoying the outdoors such as snowboarding, hiking or on the water. If you have a passion for music, talk to him about DJing, audio synthesis and production.

Education: Sauder School of Business (UBC):Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA):Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada (FRI)

Quinn Rischmueller

Sales Representative


Quinn has experienced considerable success in a variety of sales and marketing roles. She has made the Kamloops and surrounding area her home since 1993. Employing an intimate knowledge of the areas around Sun Peaks and drawing on a genuine desire to help people, Quinn provides sincere assistance for her customers and clients. She is an excellent researcher who can provide customers with all the answers they need to make informed decisions. Quinn carefully attends to all the details and confidently provides exceptional service to clients.

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Whether you find Quinn teeing it up, reeling one in, trail riding or carving down the slopes, her zest for life can only be described as infectious. Quinn’s love of the outdoors may be traced back to her younger years in Penticton as a competitive equestrian. She has traveled and worked in Southeast Asia and other international destinations and is well prepared to meet international clients. Quinn enjoys spending quality time with family and friends – dirt biking, kayaking, camping, fishing and snowboarding in her backyard playground.

Education: Sauder School of Business (UBC): Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course

Damon Newport

Sales Representative


Damon has worked in Sun Peaks, BC since 2001, moving to real estate after the tourism and hospitality industry. As a result of his friendly nature, and by consistently providing a world class resort experience to customers and clients, he has forged many long lasting relationships with people from all over the world. Damon is very knowledgeable of the local area and has a strong understanding of the marketplace.

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With his diligent attention to detail, commitment to the highest professional standards, and strong work ethic, you can rely on Damon to carefully guide you through your real estate transactions. Damon understands his fiduciary duty as a professional REALTOR® is to put his client’s needs ahead of his own. Damon will assist you sincerely, honestly and carefully as your trusted adviser. Damon likes spending his spare time coaching youth soccer and enjoying the outdoors and mountain lifestyle with his family and friends.

Education: Sauder School of Business (UBC): Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course

Ken Mayes

Ken Mayes

Sales Representative


Ken comes to Sun Peaks from Victoria BC where he worked in the wellness industry designing and owning several fitness and yoga studios over the past 17 years. His focus on providing exemplary customer service and his strong attention to detail makes the move to real estate a natural transition for Ken.

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While maintaining a naturally friendly manner he demonstrates his strong negotiating and communication skills. For Ken, establishing strong and lasting relationships is one of the cornerstones of his business philosophy. Listening to your needs, being knowledgeable on all facets of any real estate transaction and serving as your advocate are just some of the customer based strengths clients can expect from Ken.

Ken is excited to explore the mountain with you. He enjoys spending his free time exercising, gathering with family and friends and discussing entrepreneurship. Ken is very approachable and always open to meeting for a coffee to answer any of your real estate questions.

Liz Forster

Associate Broker


Liz has chosen to live and work in beautiful Sun Peaks Resort since 2003 and has a thorough knowledge of the area and its real estate opportunities. With a background in education and travel, she is well prepared to connect with people from around the globe, assess their needs and quickly establish a solid, trusting relationship that results in returning customers and increasing referrals.

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Liz and her husband have been solid contributors to this developing Mountain Resort Municipality and enjoy the myriad recreational activities at their doorstep. Liz is strongly committed to providing clients the highest level of professional service in every detail of a purchase or sale and beyond.

Education: Sauder School of Business (UBC): Broker’s Licensing Course; Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course; Property Management Licensing Course; B. Ed. (UBC); M.A. (UBC)

Mike Forster

Sales Representative


Mike has lived in Sun Peaks Resort since 2003 and knows the surrounding area well. He served as an elected Trustee on Sun Peaks Resort Improvement District since 2008, and as an elected Municipal Councillor in 2010 to Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality’s first municipal council, until 2018 when he stepped down. Mike has a background in the construction industry and has held supervisory roles on major construction projects throughout British Columbia. This experience has honed his skills of managing tight timelines, paying careful attention to details and providing excellent customer service.

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Mike enjoys a variety of outdoor sports including downhill and cross country skiing, hiking, cross country mountain biking and dirt biking. He competed in the World Cup of speed skiing in Verbier, Switzerland in 2013. Mike has sailed offshore extensively and enjoys traveling. Mike can be depended upon to provide you with honest, trustworthy and careful assistance for all your real estate needs.

Education: Sauder School of Business (UBC): Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course

Helen Jones

Office Administrator


Prior to moving to Canada in 2007, Helen worked in both the travel and financial industry for over eight years in the UK. She worked her way up through a number of roles spending the majority of her time leading a training and project team for one of the largest mortgage companies.

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Dreaming of living and working in a ski resort Helen and her husband moved to Canada to start a new adventure. Helen continued in the financial sector and when a position became available in Kamloops she took the opportunity to live at Sun Peaks. She brings with her strong customer service skills, a detail orientated and organizational approach along with financial regulations. Helen brings skills in excel and has built many tracking sheets for the office. Helen enjoys the outdoors along with cooking and travel. She is always looking towards the next overseas adventure.

Education: Cardiff University – Bachelor of Music

Darla Miller

Sales Representative, Shuswap and Okanagan Specialist


After a rewarding legal career, Darla worked as a licensed property manager in the Shuswap Lake and Sun Peaks Resort areas, before joining Sotheby’s International Realty Canada as a sales representative. Immediately, Darla knew she had found the career she was meant to do. Returning to her childhood Shuswap soil, she has immersed herself into the profession in which she thrives personally and professionally.

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Energized by the fulfilment of helping people find their dream homes or sell a meaningful property, Darla seeks to devote herself to the process with enthusiasm and integrity. Confident, creative, and efficient, Darla combines her credentials, skills, and thorough local knowledge of the Shuswap area to meet her clients’ objectives.

Education: Sauder School of Business (UBC) Real Estate Property Management Licensing Course; Trading Services Licensing Course; Rental Property Management Licensing Course

Lynn Ewart

Sales Representative, Shuswap and Okanagan Specialist


Lynn is well experienced in Real Estate Trading Services and is positioned to assist clients and customers with her extensive knowledge of the area and its properties and with her careful attention to detail. She understands the bond between a buyer or seller and an exquisite property is deep and requires specialized expertise. Lynn believes that clients wishing to sell or acquire such a property deserve the highest level of service and commitment and she is keen to provide it.

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Lynn’s home has been the Shuswap Lake area since 1984. During this time she owned two retail décor stores that catered to discriminating clientele. She also assisted in the build-out and sale of luxury condo units on beautiful Shuswap Lake. Lynn interacts with people from all over the world with ease, and has perfected the ability to really listen and understand the requests of her clients. Contact Lynn for complete information.

Education: Sauder School of Business (UBC): Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Course

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