Bruce Firestone

Bruce Firestone

CENTURY 21 Explorer Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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Ottawa Real Estate: Commercial and Residential Transactions and Financing


Why Real Estate is a Unique Asset Class

Real estate has some attributes that are unique to this asset class. Here are ten of them:

1.You can rent real estate to third parties. (Try that with ...


Why Invest in Real Estate?

Introduction I tell most of my SMEE (Small and Medium Sized Enterprise) clients (and my students) that real estate investing is usually a good idea. ...


Prof Bruce’s Startup Checklist

“Those mundane and tedious little things that, when done exactly right, with the right kind of attention and intention, form in their aggregate a ...




Dr Bruce M Firestone is perhaps best known as Founder of the Ottawa Senators and Canadian Tire Centre. In May of 2006, Dr. Firestone joined the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management as its first Entrepreneur-in-Residence. In addition, Dr. Firestone is a licensed Real Estate Broker with Century 21 Explorer Realty Inc and a former Mortgage Broker. Dr Firestone focuses on interesting and complex commercial and residential real estate transactions and projects in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.

Dr Firestone is also known for his work as Executive Director of, a Canadian Registered Not-For-Profit Corporation focused on educating and mentoring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in Canada and around the world.

Dr Firestone advises clients on real estate, business modeling, self-financing, smart marketing, differentiated value, harnessing the Internet and other issues related to entrepreneurial companies and organizations. Dr Firestone advises organizations on how to own their own real estate and achieve the highest and best use for their properties, which coincidentally produces the highest returns as well as producing urban spaces that are more interesting, more diversified, more sustainable and also make best use of a scarce resource—land. Dr Firestone has experience in developing land projects both large and small such as the original plan for West Terrace and the Ottawa Palladium (now known as the Kanata West Concept Plan and Canadian Tire Centre), Briarbrook, Robertson Mews, Dunrobin Lake, Trails of Dunrobin and many others.

Dr Firestone received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from McGill University in Montréal; his Master of Engineering-Science (Traffic and Transportation) from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and his PhD in Urban Economics from the Australian National University in Canberra.

Dr Firestone is married with five children. He supports numerous charities including Christie Lake Kids, Help the Aged and CHEO Foundation; has served on a number of civic committees such as Ottawa Airport Privatization, Kanata Economic Development Task Force, Bring Back the Senators, the Ottawa Commonwealth Games 2014 Bid Committee and the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Engineering’s Advisory Committee for its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fund. He is one of the Founding Directors of the Ottawa Art Gallery and both a promoter of the arts in Canada and a contributor to the Firestone Gallery at Arts Court, an initiative begun by the late Professor O. J. Firestone and Mrs Isobel Firestone, his parents.

You can follow him on Twitter at: and read his blogs at:, and

"Making Each Day Count"



We focus on commercial real estate: land development, land sales, lot sales, residential and commercial sub-divisions, industrial and office condo sales, retail, industrial and office leasing, building sales, mini-storage and mini-offices, sale/leaseback opportunities and more. We also do complex projects involving institutional and recr5eational uses plus residential transactions for established clients including home purchases, condo purchases, and residential lot purchases thereby providing full service to our clients.


We belong to the Ottawa Real Estate Board: our listings are MLS-based and we expose all of our properties to the broadest possible marketplace to sell or lease them for the very best price in the shortest amount of time possible. We share commission with outside brokers and co-operate with all of them.




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