Why Choose District Realty?

Leaders in Residential and Commercial Real Estate in Ottawa

Since 1987, the commercial sales team at District Realty’s real estate brokerage, currently led by Jason Shinder and Charles Mirsky, continues to be one of the most successful seller of buildings in the Ottawa area. We’re known for our deep local and industry knowledge, outstanding service and dedication to our clients and tenants. Our passionate commitment to our core values sets us apart from others in our industry.

Reliable Support

We never stop working for you. Whether you’re a residential or commercial tenant, we have 24/7 on-call staff to ensure that our tenants are safe and comfortable in their space. With on-site superintendents, security cameras and a dedicated team of industry professionals, we’re committed to providing the highest standards in customer service and to over-delivering on client expectations.

Service Excellence

Our clients’ interests always come first. We strive to meet and exceed their expectations through our knowledge of all areas of the Ottawa real estate market and by anticipating and adapting quickly to their changing needs.


We believe in working together and fostering a corporate culture that encourages a team approach in conducting all of our company’s business affairs.


All of our employees embrace honesty, clarity, consistency, and completeness to ensure open and effective communication throughout our organization. We also actively seek and consider input and suggestions from all of our key stakeholders.

Integrity and dedication

We adhere to the highest ethical standards in managing our company and in all of our dealings with employees and clients.

We believe in going the extra mile to help our clients. We relish challenges and have a long history of quickly transforming poorly maintained buildings into profitable income-generating assets.

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Giving Back to the Community

District Realty strongly believes in giving back to our community and making it a better place. Our executive team, lead by Steve Ramphos and Jason Shinder, and many of our employees have volunteered their time and energy to help raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for numerous local charities and worthy causes, including the following:


Steve is a former President of the Hellenic Community, as well as former Member of both the Diocesan Council of Canada and the Metropolis Council of Canada. In 2003, he was elevated to the position of ARCON of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the highest position given to a layperson worldwide by the Greek Orthodox Church.

As the Chair of the Hellenic Community’s Annual Gold Plate Dinner between 1985 and 2015, Steve has helped raised well over $2,000,000 for the Hellenic Community. In addition, he is a major donor and fundraiser for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, McGill University and many other charities.

Steve has sat on the Board of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation since 2005 and has been a member of its Executive Committee since 2007.


A Board Member of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, Jason is heavily involved with many of the Jewish community’s fundraising activities, including serving as Chair of the JFO’s annual golf tournament in 2005 and 2006 (an event that raised $450,000). From 2008 to 2010, Jason served as Chair of the JFO Annual Campaign, which currently raises more than $5,000,000 annually.