New Partner Announced for Canada’s 37th National Business Book Award

Peerage Realty Partners joins in support of the $30,000 prize

TORONTO, July 21, 2022 – Freedman & Associates is excited to announce that Peerage Realty Partners has become a supporting partner for the 2022 National Business Book Award. A North American leader in premium residential real estate services, Peerage Realty Partners has committed to championing the next three years of excellence in business writing.

Peerage Realty Partners joins a roster of distinguished business leaders and partners including Presenting Sponsor Miles S. Nadal; The Targeted Strategies Group; Stephen J.R. Smith; Manscorp Media Services; The Globe and Mail; The Walrus; and Canadian Heritage-Patrimoine

The National Business Book Award promotes, commemorates, and facilitates excellence in business writing across Canada. The award’s esteemed jury is chaired by Peter Mansbridge and includes Wes Hall, chairman, The BlackNorth Initiative, executive chairman and founder, Kingsdale Advisors; Deirdre McMurdy, Adjudicator; David Denison, corporate director; author and publisher Anna Porter, and Senator Pamela Wallin. Nominations are judged based on five key criteria including originality, relevance, excellence of writing, thoroughness of research and depth of analysis.

“We are pleased to partner with the National Business Book Award as it enters its 37th year,” said Gavin Swartzman, CEO Peerage Realty Partners. “At Peerage, we believe in the importance of perspective and analysis. For 37 years, NBBA authors have used business stories to help us all better understand the often-complex issues we face as a country.”

“It is more important than ever before to encourage the exchange of creative and innovative ideas. The NBBA has remained dedicated to recognizing the business books which inspire and shape Canadian dialogues,” said Mary Ann Freedman, who has managed the Award for over 35 years. “The Award honours business authors who share new thinking and a better understanding of how we can shape the future.”

In a historic first, two books won the 2021 award for Canada’s most outstanding business book – Stephen R. Bown’s The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson’s Bay Empire published by Doubleday Canada (Penguin Random House Canada) and Mark Carney’s Value(s): Building A Better World for All published by McClelland & Stewart.

The National Business Book Award is internationally recognized as a leader in spotting current and future Canadian and global business issues. Thought leadership and strategy, history and politics, and Canadian business are examples of the important topics and stories told over the history of the award. For the full list of past winners, visit:

The winner of the $30,000 prize will be revealed in November 2022.


Peerage Realty Partners is a leading residential real estate services firm, serving luxury markets across North America.

Peerage Realty brokerage partners include leading Sotheby’s International Realty franchisees, and renowned independent firms in both re-sale residential real estate brokerage, and new construction marketing.

Peerage Realty core service activities include real estate financing, transaction services, asset management, and home improvement for purpose-built rental properties. Peerage Realty has the unique benefit of being a privately-owned enterprise that is positioned to commit to long-term partnerships and investments.

Peerage Realty is currently one of the top 10 largest residential real estate service firms in North America with over 7,000 best-in-class sales representatives and employees with 276 offices across Canada and the United States.

To support growth and expansion among partners, Peerage Realty consistently provides strategic input, capital, technology, operational expertise, marketing, communications, and value-added products and services that differentiate and strengthen its partner firms in competitive markets. Its goal is to expand the suite of services that its partner firms can offer to enhance the client experience through all phases of a real estate transaction and beyond.

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For further information or to arrange an interview please contact:
Mary Ann Freedman, Freedman & Associates Inc.
Tel: 416-523 8681 Email: