MANAGEMENT

Our management team at Forest Hill Legacy is comprised of highly experienced professionals who have a deep understanding of the real estate industry. They are incredibly attentive to the needs of our realtors and are always willing to provide support and guidance. Their extensive experience allows them to anticipate and address any challenges that may arise, ensuring that our realtors have the resources and support they need to succeed. Whether it’s providing training on the latest industry trends or helping to close a complex deal, our management team is dedicated to helping our realtors achieve success. With their expert guidance and support, our realtors are able to provide their clients with the highest level of service and expertise in the industry.

Lahav Reznik

Broker
Managing Partner

Known for his high level of service and keen negotiating skills, Lahav Reznik is one of the most successful real estate agents in the York Region housing market. From first time buyers to luxury property owners, Lahav works with a wide array of clientele. A progressive and creative approach to an ever changing market is what makes Lahav a solid choice when it comes to your real estate needs. He has consistently sold over thirty million dollars a year in real estate while still being dedicated to making each individual client a priority. But most impressive is the personable and professional approach he and his team have when finding you that perfect property. “Earning the trust of my clients the most important aspect of my work,” says Lahav. “The clearest sign that I’m doing a good job is the loyalty and referrals I receive from my clients.”

As his personal passion, Lahav has always been heavily involved in all aspects of real estate. Having successfully flipped numerous properties, he is well versed in the essentials of home renovation and construction. Despite his busy schedule, Lahav still finds time to give back to his community. Just back from a school building trip to rural Kenya, Lahav raises funds for sustainability projects worldwide and is a passionate supporter of both Artbound and Free the Children initiatives. Lahav grew up in North York and studied business at York University. He now lives in Vaughan with his wife and three children.


Michael Switzer

Broker
Managing Partner

Michael Switzer is a full service Real Estate Broker specializing in residential resale homes, investment acquisitions and luxury home sales across the GTA. Michael Switzer and his team have become renowned as the merchants of choice for many of the Greater Toronto Area's most valuable and luxurious properties. In keeping with his extraordinary reputation, Michael has become a recognized leader in the distinctive real estate market north of Toronto specializing in Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, and of course Toronto.

Michael proudly holds the position of Broker, Owner and Managing Partner of Forest Hill Real Estate Vaughan. Michael Switzer and his team of highly trained negotiators service the real estate needs of our prestigious clientele, by artfully uniting extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives. To properly market a home requires expertise, knowledge, and extensive resources. At Forest Hill Real Estate Vaughan, sellers and buyers will find representatives experienced in the complex world of selling exceptional homes. Our sales associates understand that a home, regardless of its price range, reflects the value of the people living within.


Steven Switzer

Broker
Managing Partner

Steven Switzer is a Broker and Managing Partner with Forest Hill Real Estate, specializing in residential real estate in Toronto and surrounding areas. From downtown condos to suburban luxury properties, Steven services a wide clientele throughout the GTA. Steven focuses his business on quality of service, not quantity. He attacks every transaction with passion and energy, with the end goal of meeting the needs of his clients. His "people first" approach has lead to a long list of satisfied clients, who have rewarded Steven with repeat business and a high rate of referals amongst their friends and family. Client satisfaction is what drives Steven in his day to day business, and his strong sales results stem from his primary goal: to take excellent care of his clients and help them meet their real estate needs.

Steven is a proud resident of the Valleys of Thornhill, and serves as a proud supporter for his neighbourhood and community.


Cathy Himelfarb

Sales Representative
Managing Partner

In 2013, following a nearly 20-year career as a Luxury Realtor®, Catherine Himelfarb-Borden, together with her children Rebecca and Rich, opened the Yorkville Branch of the company her mother, Ronni Feingold founded in 1985. Now in their eighth year of operation, they have been able to cultivate, nurture and grow their office beyond their wildest dreams.

As the Managing Partner of Forest Hill Real Estate Yorkville, Catherine has strived to establish new standards of success while building a real estate business based on a foundation of communication, technology, and teamwork. Forest Hill Real Estate Yorkville’s success has resulted in them holding a substantial share of the luxury market in Forest Hill and Yorkville and throughout Toronto. It has also established this boutique office as a significant force in both the resale and luxury new construction spheres.


Rebecca Himelfarb

Broker
Director of Operations

Rebecca Himelfarb leads the third-generation legacy of luxury real estate in Toronto at Forest Hill Real Estate Inc. Founded by her grandmother in 1985, the Forest Hill Real Estate brand has become synonymous with prestigious property listings and exceptional service for buyers and sellers. Rebecca immersed herself in the world of real estate at the age of 15, working reception and assisting with the daily business of operating a brokerage. Fast forward to today, she now brings over 13 years of real estate experience to her partnerships in nine of Forest Hill Real Estate’s Branch Offices. Known as the “secret weapon” that makes Forest Hill Real Estate run so smoothly, Rebecca’s strong work ethic is fueled by her passion for the industry. In addition to her responsibilities as an active partner, Rebecca acts as Corporate Recruiter and Branch Office Consultant for all of Forest Hill Real Estate’s 45 branch offices. She participated in opening many of Forest Hill Real Estate’s locations and has recruited over 200 Realtors®.

Dependable, respectful, enthusiastic, and dedicated; Rebecca has become known for her innate ability to grow strong teams in office environments that nurture collaboration and success. Her approach to office management and employee relations is built on the principles of positivity, authenticity, and trust. Rebecca is a graduate of McGill University with a degree in psychology and behavioral neuroscience. She is attuned to the complexities and challenges that can arise with personnel and is equipped with the knowledge to problem-solving effectively. This area of expertise has allowed her to foster the friendly culture that Forest Hill Real Estate has become known for industry-wide. Personally, Rebecca applies her energetic and warm nature to every aspect of her life. She is an avid volunteer and lends her time to various charitable organizations. These include Scouts Canada, Out of the Cold, and the Canadian Cancer Society’s Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. Her contributions include mentoring young children with special needs, serving warm meals at shelters, and donating 26 inches of her own hair to create wigs for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.


Fred Kleiman

Sales Representative
Manager

Frederik is an award-winning, top producer in the world of real estate. With nearly a decade of experience in real estate and a track record of excellence in sales that spans well over a decade, Frederik’s passion and dedication to his industry and clients have become his hallmark.

Frederik leads Forest Hill’s Legacy brokerage in Midtown Toronto as brokerage manager, a natural fit for the established realtor who believes strongly in honesty, transparency, integrity, education and giving back to the community. Building long-lasting relationships and treating everyone like family have distinguished him as a champion in his field.

Prior to real estate, Frederik’s career focused primarily on the aviation industry. He held various positions from purchasing manager to sales representative and sales manager for companies such as Quantum Aviation, Q1 Aviation and Boeing Canada. After spending several years in aviation management Frederik transferred his skills to real estate where the sky was the only limit for his ambitions and drive.


Barak Elihis

Broker
Managing Partner

Barak Elihis is well known for the integrity, diplomacy and sincerity he brings to all of his ventures. In his tenure, he has made it his mission to be someone in whom his clients and colleagues can trust. Barak’s success has been the result of his dedication, strong work ethic and patient demeanor. As a true listener, he is always there to offer sound knowledge and advice. Barak places the utmost importance in understanding the needs of his clients and building long-lasting relationships. When arranging deals for his buyers and sellers, Barak is a confident, effective negotiator, and advocate for his clients. While serious about results, Barak is also a compassionate, friendly, and humorous colleague, who is able to transform what can be a stressful process into a pleasurable and stress-free experience. A lifelong Torontonian, Barak specializes in offering clients a seasoned knowledge of the Greater Toronto Area.


Paul Bendavid

Sales Representative
Managing Partner

Paul Joseph Bendavid strives not just to exceed your expectations, he promises to. Having served various clients across the GTA since 2002, Paul has offered his time and services with a clear sense of integrity and dedicated commitment to you: Forming strong relationships over the years, Paul brings a positively fresh attitude which demonstrates the sense of fulfillment he feels when you finally open that door, and step inside. With countless accolades, and many awards won through his tenure as a Sales Representative

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