Meet the team


Herbert RatschCertified real estate broker

Herbie began his journey as an integral part of the management team at Starters Sports Canada. He worked closely with the NFL, MLB, NHL and CFL. He then began to create his vast network of business contacts. For the past 20 years, Herbie has been immersed in the luxury real estate world. He began as Vice President of the Reservation Centre, Director of Resort Real Estate Sales and Director of Tourist Rentals at Mont-Tremblant Intrawest. He was one of the first brokers to join the Quebec division of Sotheby’s International Real Estate brokerage service and led the launch of the Sotheby’s office in Mont-Tremblant.

As a Sotheby’s International Realty Québec Certified real estate broker, Herbie has contributed to a series of record sales in Canada, including an estate of over 65,000 acres in the wild and the historic Château Montebello. In 2020, he joined forces with two long-standing partners to found the real estate development consulting firm REL Realty Advisors.

Herbie represents the most demanding investors and homeowners in the Laurentians and Montreal, but his network of clients extends across Canada. His motto is “work hard and live life to the fullest.”

Herbie spends his weeks in Montreal and weekends with his family in Mont-Tremblant. He enjoys skiing, golfing, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking and every year he drives his car at the Porsche Club of North America event at Circuit Mont-Tremblant.


Elliot DumasResidential Real Estate Broker

Elliot is distinguished by the entrepreneurial approach he applies to his role. With project management experience in fashion, tourism and real estate, Elliot is now involved in developing and analyzing Herbie’s projects.

He has studied Globalization at Oxford University and holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from John Molson School of Business.

Elliot grew up in Lac-Beauport where he learned to ski and eventually became an instructor. He spends his summer weekends by the lake enjoying water sports and magnificent sunsets.


Richard NafekhMarket Analyst

Richard is currently finishing his degree in Economics at Concordia University.

He was born and raised in Montreal and has loved real estate since his youth, contributing to his strong understanding of the Montreal market.

His background in the service industry expanded his naturally outgoing personality, and his compassionate nature helps him easily connect with the people around him. He hopes to grow in the real estate investment sector, and his personability helps him make the connections he needs to be successful in that market.

Being passionate about jazz music and racing, Richard likes to explore different extremes. Whether it’s on the racetrack or in the office, he is always ready to face the next hurdle.


Jing Yi KwokInternational Business Development Associate

Having always been eager about real estate investment and development, Jing Yi’s role is at the intersection of estates buy & sell and the ever-growing Chinese market.

Having obtained a degree in accounting from McGill University, Jing Yi currently leads Herbie’s international business development with a particular focus on the Asian markets, merging strategy, sales and marketing. Through her endeavours, she hopes to foster Canada-China bilateral trades and business relationships.

As an outdoor enthusiast, Jing Yi takes pleasure in running and hiking around the province. While she is always on the lookout for her next adventure, she equally enjoys the calm and serenity of her yoga practice.