Meet our TEAM

  • Gerry Weir

    Broker of Record

    In 1991 Gerry had a vision of opening a brokerage where in each member of his sales team can have their own unique identity while taking advantage of trusted nationally recognized branding.  November 1 1991 Gerry opened the very first Sutton Franchise in London Ontario.  In 2013 Gerry had another vision of creating Mini-Franchises, which allow Brokers to capitalize on owning their own Brokerage, which gives them all the perks of owning, and creating an investment and an asset while having our management and administrative team look after the day-to- day operation.  Serving as President of LSTAR in 1999, President of OREA in 2008, Director of CREA from 2010-2014 and owning his own Accounting practice for 12 years prior to opening his own Brokerage is a testament to the leadership skills, experience and knowledge that he has to offer and it has proven to be invaluable in building and operating his real estate brokerage office for the past 27 years.  Gerry IS Sutton Group Preferred!

  • Lori Payne

    Lori Payne

    Administrative Office Manager

    Lori has been with Sutton Group Preferred since opening day, November 1991. Lori works closely with the Management Team; looks after all RECO matters, processes payroll and looks after all of the day-to- day operations on behalf of the brokerage.  Lori also manages the full day-to-day operations of the 5 Mini Franchise Brokerages that are under our management.  With her 27 years of experience in the real estate industry and having worked in each and every department within the Brokerage makes her our go-to- person for just about everything.

  • Ken Payne

    Certified Brian Buffini Mentor

    Ken has been with Sutton Group Preferred since 2009 and assists Gerry with management.  Being a certified Brian Buffini Mentor and completing the Leader’s Edge Training, Ken also facilitates all of our training to our sales team.

  • Hayden Payne

    Sales Administrator

    Hayden has been with Sutton Group Preferred since 2015.  Hayden works in our Administrative office and handles all real estate sale transactions for our brokerage and the 5 mini franchise brokerages that are under our management. Hayden is an asset assisting our Management Team as he has a business background and was trained for 3 years by Cathy Combs whom we consider the best Sales Administrator in the Industry.

  • Linda Flannery

    Linda Flannery

    Front Support Staff
    Graphics Department
    Listing Department

    Linda has been with Sutton Group Preferred for 22 years.  Linda handles all Listing and Graphic requests and oversees the daily operations of our front reception area.  With her 28 years experience in the real estate industry makes our reception very welcoming and her smile can be heard through the phone.

  • Hope Harms

    Administrative Sales Assistant

    Hope has been with Sutton Group Preferred for 8 years.  Prior to joining Sutton Group Preferred Hope worked for a real estate law firm over a 10 year period.  Hope is a huge part of our Sales Administration Team as she processes all sales transactions to the lawyers.

  • Joan Stoner

    Front Support Staff
    Graphics Department
    Listing Department

    After a short absence due to moving from the area we are extremely happy to welcome Joan back to our team.  Joan has accumulated over 11 years with Sutton Group Preferred and will be working our front reception on a part time basis.

  • Jolin Payne

    Administrative Assistant

    Jolin is currently finishing grade 12 and has applied to King’s Western University for Honours Specialization Program in Psychology . Jolin started with Sutton Group Preferred in January 2018 as a part time Front Support Staff member and is now assisting the management team with the back office operations of the 5 mini franchise brokerages that are under our brokerage management.

  • Norm Chesterfield

    Norm Chesterfield


    Norm has been with Sutton Group Preferred for 18 years.  Our real estate team often draws on his over 40 years experience.

  • Cathy Combs

    June 25 2001 - October 11 2018

    After a 10 month battle with cancer, our Sutton Group Team lost a family member.  Not only was Cathy the best Sales Administrator in the Industry for 34 years, she was a very dear friend and truly indispensable.  She was simply the best and will be missed beyond words.

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