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Brokerage Division


Broker - Michael Turner, M.Sc., MBA, FRICS, MAI, CRE

Mike has over 50 years experience as a real estate counsellor, broker and valuer and has practiced his profession in the United Kingdom, Ontario and the four Atlantic Provinces.

A firm advocate of life long learning, he was awarded a Master of Science degree in real estate from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom in 1972, and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1992.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the international body of the property profession. In 1989 he was invited by his peers to join the ranks of the prestigious American Society of Real Estate Counselors becoming part of a select group of less than fifty Canadians to hold that honour. Mike is a Real Estate Broker (Provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island), a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (of America), and a former accredited member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Mike is a past Chairman of the Canadian Chapter of the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, is a former Director of the Canadian Real Estate Association's Commercial Council, and is a past Chairman of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He is the author of numerous articles and technical papers on real estate counselling and valuation. He has also taught real estate and real estate finance to students in the B.Comm. and MBA programs at Saint Mary's University.

Mike was appointed as Chairman of the Board in September 2017.

e-mail mturner@turnerdrake.com

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Chairman - Michael S. Turner


Consultant - Emily McClelland, BBA


Emily joined Turner Drake in 2018 following two years of business experience after graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. She is currently enrolled in the Diploma in Urban Land Economics (DULE) at the University of British Columbia, and has completed Negotiation and Conflict Resolution training at Saint Mary’s University.

Since joining Turner Drake, Emily has undertaken the day-to-day Business Development operations of the company. Emily was appointed Manager of our Lasercad® Division in 2022.  As a lead consultant in that division she conducted the measurement of office, industrial, and retail space to the appropriate BOMA and BOMA/SIOR Standards in buildings located throughout Atlantic Canada.

In 2021, Emily became a licensed real estate salesperson in the Province of Nova Scotia, and is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Realtors. She gained experience with our Economic Intelligence Unit gathering in-depth information on office and industrial space throughout the Atlantic Region. Emily has a firm grasp on the Nova Scotia market, particularly in the Halifax Regional Municipality. She is able to utilise her experience in commercial real estate consulting and business development to assist clients in reaching their goals through an efficient and personalised transaction process.

e-mail emcclelland@turnerdrake.com

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Consultant, Brokerage Division - Emily McClelland