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Coldwell Banker Maritime celebrates big deal that brings Halifax real estate veteran on board 

Collaboration between pillars of Coldwell Banker’s Nova Scotia brokerage scene builds for future success of agents and clients 

Halifax, NS – January 9, 2024 – It is official, and it is big news: After 27 years at the helm of Coldwell Banker Supercity Realty, Broker-Owner Mariana Cowan has joined forces with Coldwell Banker Maritime Realty.  

“To start the New Year, this is wonderful news for our company, for our agents and for the home buyers and sellers in this market,” said Chris Perkins, Broker-Owner of Coldwell Banker Maritime Realty. “Mariana Cowan has decades of experience that is relevant to the people in the market right now,” he said. “Simply put, she’s a powerhouse.”  

The move, which was finalized on Dec 28, 2023, means 11 agents and a number of new recruits now join Coldwell Banker Maritime Realty, which opened its doors in June 2023.  

Cowan, who will continue to work as a realtor, called the new arrangement “a perfect coming together of two ways of looking at the important work that a full-service brokerage does.” 

Said Cowan: “This is so exciting because it’s so complementary. They have systems and a support structure that can easily be utilized with what we do. Chris is so savvy and is such a good listener. He really respects the experience and the knowledge of people I have built up over the years.” 

Cowan said the move now frees up time to do even more to help aspiring agents attracted to Coldwell Banker for its commitment to learning, training and support.  “I’ll now have the time to coach and mentor and that’s important because I truly believe that we have to get back to basics and really show the importance of relationship building,” she said. “Technology is wonderful, but there is a lot to be learned and re-learned about doing things in person.” 

Perkins said the coming-together is perfectly timed for an expected rebound in the local real estate market in 2024. “The goal here is to bring our talented agents together and equip them with what they need to know about the marketplace in the months ahead,” said Perkins. “That’s the equation of Coldwell Banker Maritime Realty: deliver the tools and training and information to our agents so they can help deliver dreams for our  clients.”


About Mariana Cowan and Chris Perkins:  

On the strength of almost 40 years in the business, multiple professional accreditations, a deep commitment to community and an abiding interest in furthering the cause of women leaders in real estate, Mariana Cowan has been described as The First Lady of Halifax Real Estate. She is an award-winning realtor, educator and public speaker. What do agents need now to get them to their true potential? That’s what motivates me.” 


Chris Perkins is pictured here with wife and business partner Joelle along with their dachshund, Dwayne. The couple have lived in the Nova Scotia capital since 2018, two years after getting married on a trip to Halifax. Chris has been working in the real estate industry since 2007 and ranked internationally in the top 1% of agents for Coldwell Banker. He was recognized by Coldwell Banker International as a recipient of the Top 30 Under 30 award – a result of his commitment to service and to the best interests of his clients. Chris serves his clients with an informative, easy-to-read and provocative blog. Here’s his take on the performance the Halifax-area real estate market in 2023 and what’s ahead in 2024. 


To contact or set up interviews on the current Halifax real estate market:  

Mariana Cowan, Coldwell Banker Maritime Realty, 902-452-1639 

Chris Perkins, Coldwell Banker Maritime Realty, 902-210-1223 

Each office is independently owned and operated.