Phil Gadd

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Phil first visited Fernie in 2004 when taking a break from his career in the film industry in London, UK, to enjoy a season of snowboarding. The lure of the mountains was so great that he returned permanently with his wife and young family in 2009. Phil and Claire put down roots in Fernie and created The Loaf, an artisan bakery and restaurant, which quickly became an established favourite with locals and visitors alike.

In 2011 Phil began to pursue another interest by purchasing and renovating one of Fernie’s prominent downtown historic buildings. 641-2nd Avenue combines historic features with a modern feel, and now houses The Loaf restaurant at ground level and a stunning, loft-style apartment above.

Phil has a passion for real estate; by buying and selling property in London he enabled his family to immigrate and settle in Canada. He is now excited to share that experience and help other families make their home throughout the Elk Valley.

Phil Gadd epitomizes integrity, attention to detail, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. Phil is dedicated to serving you with client-focused negotiations and state-of-the-art marketing strategies. By using stunning photography and film, drawing on his experience in the London film industry, he will ensure your property shines in the competitive local market.

Phil is an honest, hard-working family man who wants to ensure his clients’ satisfaction through great customer service, consistent communication and strong attention to detail. He provides a positive experience for all parties in a transaction; buyers, sellers and cooperating agents, with particular focus on his clients.

Claire Gadd

Licensed Customer Care Manager

Claire has over 25 years of experience in project management and business administration, which she is excited to apply to her new role as Customer Care Manager for the First Tracks Real Estate Group, which she established with her husband Phil in 2023.

Having worked for 12 years as a Project Manager for multi-million pound gallery refurbishment projects in London UK, Claire is highly skilled at working to deadlines, coordinating teams and supporting the needs of her clients. After moving to Fernie with Phil and their young family in 2009, Claire helped to establish The Loaf and manage the day-to-day running of a thriving local restaurant.

Working in the service industry has given Claire a thorough understanding of how to deliver a high level of client-led service. Now fully licensed as a Real Estate Agent, Claire will help to deliver a stress-free and responsive experience in every transaction.

With strong attention to detail, and excellent communication and administration skills, Claire’s role is to ensure that every client has a successful and positive experience with the First Tracks Real Estate Group.