Agent Bios

Brian JacquesBrian Jacques “B. J.”

A Realtor since 1979, has always been a consistent top producer. BJ works the Midland Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay Township area of Huronia and has established an impressive repeat client base over the years. His low-keyed personality and attention to detail have created a loyal following of satisfied buyers and sellers.

A large part of his business is derived through his referral network of past and present clientele who are always happy to pass BJ’s name on to friends and family. BJ has three children, 2 daughters and a son. Mike, the eldest, is a graduate of the University of Toronto and now working as a high school teacher, while Leigh-Anne has become a competent aesthetician and Heather received her degree in International Development in 2011.

BJ is a life long resident of the area with extensive background knowledge, and is a great promoter of the Georgian Bay area. His clients always comment on his easy going manner and his no pressure salesmanship. His philosophy is that of win-win negotiating. He believes in building clients for life, and has had the pleasure of working for generations of the same family.

Joan TherrienJoan Therrien

In February, 2007, Joan Therrien successfully completed the real estate license course and joined Brian Jacques as his full time licensed real estate partner. Joan is BJ’s partner and wife, married in 2011. Her daughter Laura is now our Assistant. Joan has entered the real estate profession with over 25 years experience in three of the area’s highly respected law firms in Penetanguishene and Midland, as a real estate legal assistant. Her many years with the law firms will be invaluable to her new career in the listing and selling of real estate. Joan’s past experience include title conveyancing, document preparation and meeting with clients. Most recently, she worked on condominium projects locally, such as Tiffin by the Bay, as well as high rise projects in Toronto.   In 2005 she was instrumental in closing over 50 condominium transactions in one month.  Joan’s work ethic, varied experience and her friendly personality will be a great addition to BJ’s and Joan’s real estate business in the years to come.

You can reach Joan at (705) 526-9770

Laura LeaneyLaura Leaney

Laura joined the Brian Jacques and Joan Therrien team in April 2015. She is a local resident, born and raised in the beautiful Midland and Penetanguishene area of Georgian Bay.

Laura is joining us after a year and a half of flying the world as a flight attendant for Air Canada rouge. During her short time at rouge, Laura had earned the designation of the In Charge flight attendant.

Laura brings with her 2 additional years experience as an Administrative Assistant for a local national insurance company.

Laura is a graduate from Fanshawe College and has earned a diploma in Business Administration. Laura is also a Post Graduate of Fanshawe College in International Business Management where she graduated in 2011 with a post graduate certificate.

Laura’s worldly experiences, cheerful nature, and time sensitive characteristics will be a contributing asset to the team.


We just received a call from Hacker,Gignac. The sale has closed with no problem. That breeze you felt was our sigh of relief.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your very professional approach in helping us sell this property as well as finding us our new home. Please feel free to use our names for any reference you may be asked for in the future.

May the force continue to be with you.

Jack & Vera


Thank you Brian, you were great to work with and very good to keep us on track. I will be try to reach the land lord tomorrow. I will certainly keep you in mind for any other dealings in the Midland/Penetang area.

Doris Middleton


Thanks so much for your expertise in selling our mother’s house. It was just a little house and not worth tons of commission, but you did a fantastic job selling it.

We appreciate Joan’s business insight and personal touch and calm. i.e.: Taking action when one realtor had locked the next one out!

We appreciate Brian’s negotiating skills, insight to the market, and instinct to get the deal done. i.e. Getting a sign back signature on a Sunday evening!

And we appreciate Danielle’s constant communications and organization!