Mike (Ken’s son) is a second-generation, bilingual Real Estate Sales Representative licensed by the Real Estate Council of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB). He has over 10 years of real estate experience with the MacGowan Team at RE/MAX Affiliates Realty. While attending Carleton University and playing music, Mike provided Administrative and Marketing support to the practice prior to obtaining his real estate licence.
His achievements have been recognized by company awards including the Executive Club, 100% Club, Platinum Club and Chairman's Club (MacGowan Team) from RE/MAX International.
Mike is a lifelong resident of Ottawa with deep family roots in the community and Ottawa’s surrounding areas. For many years, Mike had several Bands that toured throughout North America. He managed the Bands (booking shows, financing & merchandise sales etc.) as well as performing and writing music. He continues to play guitar and write & record music.
Mike is married to Robyne (a Federal Public Servant), the wedding festivities were in Prince Edward Island celebrating with Robyne’s large extended family. Mike and Robyne are the Proud Parents of 2 Daughters (one 2-year-old and one 6-month-old) and homeowners that enjoy improving their home – you may see them wandering the aisles at Home Depot and Lowes!
They are the proud owners of Bons, their excitable Jack Russell/Chihuahua rescue dog and Marley, their Chocolate Labrador Retriever. Mike and Robyne enjoy family time with their Daughters, golf, driving their 1974 Chevy Nova SS and time by the beach at the MacGowan Family Cottage in Prince Edward Island.
After a successful career in the world of Accounting/Finance (at Computing Devices Company – now General Dynamics, an international accounting firm and Accenture/Synerlogic Inc.) with his B.Comm. from Carleton University and his accounting designation (CPA, CMA), Ken obtained his Real Estate Sales Representative license (later his Real Estate Brokers license) in 1990. After working with an independent Brokerage for a short time he joined the RE/MAX network in 1992.
Ken is celebrating 29 years in real estate this year. His achievements have been recognized by company awards – Top Agent & Top Team at RE/MAX Affiliates, President’s Club, 100% Club, Platinum Club, Chairman's Club (MacGowan Team), RE/MAX International Hall of Fame and the RE/MAX International Lifetime Achievement Award – fewer than 1% of RE/MAX Associates worldwide have achieved this award!
As a lifelong resident of Ottawa, Ken loves his hometown and believes in strong communities and in giving back to his community. He and his family support The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, Ottawa Humane Society, United Way, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Miracle Home Program which benefits the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). He also serves on the Finance Committee at the Ottawa Real Estate Board.
Ken’s Real Estate education includes Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Registered Relocation Specialist (RRS) as well as Real Estate Broker’s license from the Real Estate Council of Ontario, Ontario Real Estate Association and membership in the Ottawa Real Estate Board.
Outside of real estate Ken enjoys family time with his wife Sue (a recently retired Sr. Public Servant), son Mike, daughter-in-law Robyne, 2 young Grandaughters, and son Brian as well as walking Labrador Retriever Mix (rescue dog) Gordon on the many neighbourhood pathways. A favourite summer vacation destination is the family Cottage in Prince Edward Island, Algonquin Park or traveling to Europe. Ken also spends time cheering on the Ottawa Senator’s in the winter (along with some golf time in Florida) and the Ottawa Redblack’s in the summer/fall. Ken’s favourite activity in summer is driving his roadster to play an occasional game of golf at the Mississippi Golf Club in Appleton.
Ken invited his brother Daren to join the MacGowan Team in 2007 immediately upon obtaining his real estate licence. Daren is a Real Estate Sales Representative licenced by the Real Estate Council of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB).
Daren has a vast knowledge of Marketing and Advertising. Prior to entering real estate Daren was self-employed as the Owner/Operator of a boutique graphic design firm dedicated to producing high quality marketing strategies and materials for many local and international Clients. He spent a few years living in Oakville/Hamilton while attending Sheridan College’s Graphic Design program and working for a Professional Magazine.
Daren is a life-long (except for his College years) resident of Ottawa. He is married to Andrea (Graphic Designer) with three teenage children (son Ethan and daughters Halden and Quinn) and a feisty miniature Schnauzer (Heidi). The winter months are spent playing hockey, working as a volunteer coaching boys and girls hockey and watching kids basketball. Daren has developed a passion for golf and learning to play the guitar.