Studying Geography at university during the 1990s, Philip longed to see more of the world. So he decided to explore South and North-East Asia, eventually landing in Japan, where he stayed for 19 years. He worked six years as a trainer in a language school and taught grade 7 in city schools for six years. He then started his own successful business providing English language training to medical, business and technology professionals. A big part of his job was simplifying complex concepts and procedures and creating custom-made solutions to suit clients’ needs. These are equally important skills in the world of real estate and something Philip is particularly good at.
During his time in Japan, Philip further developed his strong, professional work ethic, consistently meeting or exceeding the high standards Japanese professionals expect. It is the same work ethic that he brings to Remax a/b Realty. Philip was also an active member of the local Japanese community. He was the first foreigner invited to be a serving member of his neighbourhood’s community association, as well as a member of the Parent/Teacher association at his daughter Amy’s public school. These days he continues to be active in his own community by volunteering with a number of organizations, including the Rotary Club of Stratford, Stratford General Hospital, the community meals program and others.
Philip was born and raised in Stratford by parents George and Louise, also long-time residents. This means he is deeply familiar with the city and area, its services and its unique culture.
After bringing his family home to Canada two years ago, Philip was involved in the sale of Japanese farm and construction equipment throughout Perth and Oxford counties. But since he’s never shied away from challenge or opportunity, he decided to make the move into real estate. Honesty, sincerity and respect for his clients, as well as for their time and resources are just a few of the traits that will serve Philip well in his new career. The Japanese place a great deal of importance on team work and mutually respectful and beneficial cooperation. It is these same values that Philip brings to his work with Remax a/b Realty.