We let the Work do the Talking


MEET THE TEAM

We are Fox Marin Associates.

From the Junction to Riverdale, Little Italy to Yorkville, and all the neighbourhoods in between – the team at Fox Marin knows Toronto real estate.

We offer an exclusive and customized real estate experience to clientele in central and downtown Toronto. Led by veteran business and real estate professionals, Ralph Fox and Kori Marin, the talented team at Fox Marin Associates brings a wealth of experience. We are consultants as well as real estate professionals. And, above all, we’re in the business of exceeding expectations. Our diverse backgrounds extend well beyond real estate as we bring international business, marketing, branding, and design into the mix. Looking to buy, sell, invest or lease a property? Know that you have the right partner in your corner to maximize results.

 

A customer-first mindset.

When you partner with the team at Fox Marin, that comes with a customer-first mindset. We constantly strive to exceed even the highest of expectations. It really is, all about you. First and foremost, we are consultants who take the time to truly understand your goals, and above all, your real estate wants and needs.

More than this, the way we do business is constantly evolving. We’re always adapting our approach to provide the most competitive and progressive methods that allow us to service clients of all sizes and situations. We pride ourselves on working harder, and more effectively than everyone else regardless of the size of your transaction. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, seasoned investor or large-scale developer, our clients benefit from our high standards of integrity and customer experience.

 

Skill and passion are at the core of Fox Marin.

The team at Fox Marin brings an abundance of experience in sales, marketing, international business, account management and global travel. It’s our passion for going above and beyond that gives every client the true advantage of buying, selling and investing in real estate.

 

Ready to meet your team?

Scroll down and get to know us a little better. Then, drop us a line  so we can get to know you too.

Our Team

Ralph Fox

Broker Of Record, Managing Partner

Native Torontonian Ralph Fox recognized from an early age that the most successful people in life apply long-term thinking to their investments, relationships, and life ...

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Broker Of Record, Managing Partner

Native Torontonian Ralph Fox recognized from an early age that the most successful people in life apply long-term thinking to their investments, relationships, and life goals. It’s this philosophy, along with his lifelong entrepreneurial drive and exceptional business instincts that have helped to establish Ralph as a top agent in the real estate market in downtown Toronto.

From the age of twelve, Ralph set his sights on running his own business, and by fourteen, he’d already started two successful enterprises. After achieving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, Ralph launched an importing and manufacturing company from the trunk of his car. In his twenties, Ralph continued to hone his negotiating skills by brokering business deals with partners in such markets as China, Hong Kong, India, and Thailand, while at the same time, managing sales agencies in major city centres across the US and Canada. Within a few short years, he grew his company into a full-scale operation with sales distribution networks that reached more than 4,000 retail clients across North America. Over time, Ralph began to forge a reputation as a tough-minded entrepreneurial visionary, and he was able to parlay his business acumen into his other big passion—Toronto’s real estate market.

Clients depend on Ralph as their go-to for sophisticated and in-demand properties, and his decades of success as a real estate investor and broker in a very competitive marketplace are a testament to the hard work he puts into hammering out smart solutions that meet each client’s unique personal and financial objectives. And the industry agrees: Ralph’s been tapped to contribute his unique perspective on real estate trends to a wide range of media outlets, including Buzz BuzzHome, Canadian Real Estate Wealth magazine, Global TV News, The Huffington Post, Metro News, New Condo Guide magazine, Rogers TV, the Toronto Sun, and Sun TV.

A true Renaissance man, Ralph enjoys the thrill of fast-paced business negotiations just as much as consulting with clients on trends in architecture and design. His “work-hard–play-hard” mentality means that in his rare off-hours, you’re just as apt to catch him enjoying a fine Ripasso in a local Italian restaurant as wandering the streets of Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood with his loveable Rhodesian ridgeback, Draper.

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Kori Marin

Broker, Managing Partner

For high-energy real estate aficionado Kori Marin, a well-lived life is achieved by maintaining an “all-in”attitude that realizes every last ounce of one’s full potential.This ...

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Broker, Managing Partner

For high-energy real estate aficionado Kori Marin, a well-lived life is achieved by maintaining an “all-in”attitude that realizes every last ounce of one’s full potential.This mindset has driven successful results in every aspect of her life—from her corporate sales and account management experience, to her international travels, to her years of fitness training and leadership—and is the hallmark of the exceptional work that she does on behalf of her clients in the residential real estate sector in downtown Toronto.

Kori first exhibited this “all-in” approach when, at the age of eleven, she left home to train as a classical dancer. Later, while studying at Dalhousie University, she determined that the best application of her discipline and personal drive lay in business, where she could continue to test her abilities in new and exciting ways. This led to a seven-year stint in corporate sales, where she managed a $70+ million portfolio of accounts, including a who’s who of North American retail giants like Walgreens, Target, CVS, and Shoppers Drug Mart. Kori was praised for her analytical mindset and incomparable organizational skills—traits that had also served her well as she’s built her own real estate investment portfolio, and would allow her to transition effortlessly into real estate sales verticals.

Determined as ever, from the moment Kori focused attention on real estate sales, people took notice: In her first year, she won Rookie of the Year and President’s Sales awards from Royal LePage Real Estate Services, J&D Division—one of the largest and most established brokerages in Toronto.

Now, Kori continues to bring her own brand of charismatic energy, creative integrity, and expertise to her work: as a partner in the unstoppable force that is Fox Marin Associates, an enterprise that focuses on residential resale, development, and long-term real estate investments; as a top performer at Sage Real Estate; and as an integral member of the management team that’s leading sales for some of Toronto’s most unique and interesting development projects.

When she’s not staging and marketing properties for sale, consulting with clients, or studying Interior Design at Ryerson, Kori stays active and gives back to the communities that she loves: As a part-time fitness instructor since her university days, Kori leads high-energy classes for several of Toronto’s most elite athletic facilities. She also travels widely, and has logged many kilometres of exploration around the world. Her favourite journeys to date? Trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, going on safari in Kruger National Park in South Africa, and visiting the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Jessica Elizabeth Spillas

Business Development Manager & Sales Representative

From the moment that urban enthusiast and food/travel junkie Jessica Elizabeth learned about Fox Marin’s passionate approach to buying, selling and investing in Toronto Real ...

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Business Development Manager & Sales Representative

From the moment that urban enthusiast and food/travel junkie Jessica Elizabeth learned about Fox Marin’s passionate approach to buying, selling and investing in Toronto Real Estate, she was hooked.

As the firm’s multi-talented Business Development Manager, Jessica delivers unparalleled service with every client interaction, and she works hard to keep her colleagues organized and working at top-notch efficiency. But get to know Jessica better, and you’ll learn that her positive, “go-getter” attitude doesn’t apply just to her work. Indeed, it shines through everything she does: from her sixteen years of Classical Ballet training, to her studies in Journalism, Business Communications, and Economics at Ryerson University and other institutions; from her tenure with a leading Architectural and Development firm located in Toronto’s downtown core, down to the travel bug that’s led her to explore some of the most beautiful cities throughout Western Europe, Scandinavia, and across the United States. (Jessica’s “Top 3” sights to date: the busy streets of Berlin; the mix of historical and contemporary architecture in Oslo; and the cliffside haven for sun, sand, food and fashion in Positano, Italy.)

Jessica also volunteers for the Women in Leadership organization (WIL). Jessica joined WIL to apply her skills in strategic planning, organization, and public speaking to help foster personal development and imbue leadership skills and motivation into the women of her community.

When she’s not building budgets, developing marketing plans, or keeping clients updated on the latest industry trends, you can find Jessica exceeding expectations in the kitchen–creating her own recipes and mastering new Pinterest ones, revisitng her childhood passions in the ballet studio, or geeking out on the latest dynamic Architecture in and around the City.

Contact: 416-483-8000 |

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Ian Busher

Sales Representative

As a Torontonian, born and raised, sales professional and trained craftsman Ian Busher brings a broad understanding of the ins and outs of Toronto living, ...

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Sales Representative

As a Torontonian, born and raised, sales professional and trained craftsman Ian Busher brings a broad understanding of the ins and outs of Toronto living, along with a deep passion for art and design, to the work of buying and selling homes with Fox Marin Associates.

Ian excels in situations where he can put his multi-faceted background to the test: After studying painting, advertising, and audio engineering at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, he worked for three years to become a ministry-licensed Red Seal carpenter, which solidified his expertise in all types of home-building and carpentry (from structural framing, to installing doors, windows and trim, to the finer art of furniture- and cabinet-making). Later, he owned and operated his own contracting company for six years, and in that time, worked to renovate and update some truly remarkable older homes in Toronto’s Rosedale, Forest Hill, and Leaside neighbourhoods.

In 2014, Ian shifted focus from the applied work of home construction to dedicate his attention to the work of buying and selling properties. In this expanded role, Ian loves to educate home-buyers and sellers on the unique features of each property—those special touches that can turn a house into a home, and a home into a show-stopping retreat. He takes pride in his ability to assess a house’s quality and condition; this, in tandem with his talent for speaking to the feasibility and cost of potential renovations, and his eye for the aesthetic details of a property, make him a powerful partner for anyone looking to buy a home in the Toronto real estate market.

Ian lives in the Cedarvale neighbourhood with his wife, and can often be found walking his dog Finn through Cedarvale Park. In his spare time (of which there is little), he also continues to work on his visual arts practice and renovates old houses.

Contact: Mobile: 416-788-1344 |

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Kathy Mighton

Project Manager & Lead Designer

A city girl with country roots, designer Kathy Mighton finds beauty in everything – people, places, objects and experiences. She is excited to be working ...

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Project Manager & Lead Designer

A city girl with country roots, designer Kathy Mighton finds beauty in everything – people, places, objects and experiences. She is excited to be working with Fox Marin Associates to create well-crafted spaces that inspire and impress both sellers and buyers alike.

Design has always been part of Kathy’s personal and professional life. Growing up on a farm, Kathy found allure and inspiration in nature and her environment. She moved to the big city to study Fine Arts, Philosophy and Interior Design, winning recognition from ARIDO for her innovation in design. From the stunning textiles of India to the ancient architecture of Cambodia; all the way to modernist classics of Finland and rustic cave dwellings in Central Turkey; it is Kathy’s deep-seated passion for travel that has informed her love of global design.

As a designer, Kathy thrives on wearing many different hats – some of her past accolades include the production of a clothing collection in Indonesia, India and Nepal that sold nationwide; logo and branding designs that appear on shoes sold across North America; heading the visual merchandising and retail operations for a chain of 16 lifestyle stores across Ontario and Quebec; as well as the design and management of an online shoe store that became a cult favourite for many women across Canada.

Kathy has also created websites, branding and print material for writers, artists, art dealers and other professionals across the globe; with her posters and programmes used to promote bands, theatres, galleries and plays across Ontario.

Kathy’s perfect day in the city includes a walk at Cherry Beach with her rescue dog, Billie, a challenging yoga class, a healthy homemade meal with her husband and daughter and a refreshing glass of chardonnay.

Contact: 416.450.7028 |

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Anish Khithani

Digital Strategist

After being put on the executive track at Telus, Anish was hit by the entrepreneurial bug and shifted his focus to his family’s luxury furniture ...

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Digital Strategist

After being put on the executive track at Telus, Anish was hit by the entrepreneurial bug and shifted his focus to his family’s luxury furniture company. As sales and distribution grew across North America, he discovered a new passion for technology. He learned web development and became the first Product Manager at North America’s largest listing of pre-construction property, Buzz Buzz Home. Anish is now on the front lines of both real estate and technology. Anish knew the real estate industry was ready for change as much of its processes and infrastructure were antiquated. Ralph and Kori shared this vision and brought Anish into the fold to drive development for the Fox Marin team by providing digital insights and analytics unique to the industry. Anish loves to explore Toronto, stopping at every alley on every street with his pup and partner in crime. Anish is passionate about travel as experiencing different cultures and meeting new people with diverse perspectives are the source of much of his inspiration.

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Let’s meet for a cup of coffee.

We want to meet you! Let’s chat over a coffee. The first step is getting to know each other – this is the foundation of a long-lasting partnership. You’re not just some business deal to us and we don’t want to be just “sales people” to you. Instead, look to us as your partner – one that has your best interests from start to finish and long after. This means no sales tactics, no contracts to sign, no hidden agendas, and absolutely no pressure.

Drop us a line or give us a call – 416 322 5000. Let’s talk about your real estate needs.