The John King Team

292 Somerset Street West | Ottawa, ON K2P 0J6

John King | Broker

Having lived in Ottawa for more than 25 years, John is a true expert of his local market. Even before becoming owner and Broker of Record for Engel & Völkers Ottawa Central, John had already achieved status and recognition as one of Ottawa’s top Realtors; he had been licensed and selling real estate in the market since 1993, achieved Broker status in 2004 and consistently generated top-tier sales results.

After being in the real estate industry for several years, establishing his name amongst colleagues and clients and starting his own practice, John became a part of the Engel & Völkers brand–a globally recognized network of over 8,000 real estate Advisors in more than 700 brokerages spanning 36 countries across five continents. Pairing his local market knowledge with Engel & Völkers’ international reach, John was able to better serve his clients by being a part of a globally respected brand, renowned for their network’s consistent level of capable and passionate Advisors and world-class systems and tools.

John received a bachelor’s degree from Carleton University and prides himself in representing his clients’ properties with the utmost care and ability, and for unfailingly delivering a tailored and attentive level of service for his clients.

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Joseph Rogers | Sales Representative

Family and community are the two most important things to Joseph Rogers, expert real estate advisor for Engel & Völkers Ottawa Central. Joseph offers true insight and expertise as a life-long Ottawa resident, from local housing trends to the benefits of Ottawa’s easily accessible outdoor activities and vibrant arts communities.

As part of Engel & Völkers expansive international network of real estate professionals, he also offers unparalleled exposure to the market, providing home sellers and buyers with the greatest reach. His experience as an elite badminton player and coach demonstrates his passion, energy, commitment, and self-discipline, and has helped develop his leadership and communication skills. These qualities serve him well as an Engel & Völkers advisor.

When it comes to evaluating properties, Joseph possesses a keen eye for design and quality of workmanship, based on the high standards he developed as the son of a certified cabinetmaker. As a result of this expertise Joseph has developed and maintains a strong network of local professionals and contractors. With all of these traits combined, Joseph works to provide the greatest peace of mind for his clients throughout the sales transaction process.

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Saul Svirplys | Broker of Record

As Broker of Record, Saul oversees and assists in the listing process, from signing the paperwork through to the firm sale. He also helps shape the listing through evocative writeups and curated photography.

Saul has a strong work ethic and great organizational skills as well as a friendly approach to everything he does. For more than 15 years he has been dedicated to working in various facets of real estate with John King.

His interest in housing design is apparent with his collection of over 40,000 historic builder’s floor plans and brochures. He has shared his knowledge and this extensive resource on his blogs, and it has been the focus of his academic studies on the history and geography of housing in Canada. Previously, he also taught urban planning and worked for the municipal government.

Darren Sharp | Director of Marketing

Darren leverages advanced metrics and techniques to put a modern spin on real estate marketing, using these tools to connect the right buyer to the right home.

Darren is passionate about developing community and interacting with buyers and sellers to ensure their needs are met. He understands that every home is different and creates marketing strategies tailor-made for each property, using his skillset to compliment the talented members of John King’s team.

Darren graduated from the University of Ottawa with Joint Honours in Communications and Sociology. A writer by trade, he has previously worked in the newspaper and editing industries and loves using words to bring a property to life.

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Alexandra Caldeira | John King Executive Assistant

Alexandra rounds out the team by providing John and Joseph with daily clerical support. She makes sure all the "i"s are dotted and "t"s are crossed. Calm under pressure, her background in hospitality shines while she strives to help facilitate the smoothest possible transition for the team's clients. She goes above and beyond to make sure everyone feels heard, helped and appreciated.

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