Keystone was formed in 2006 by Gina and Rob Ironmonger who built a respected professional practice that combined service with community engagement. They developed a mixed commercial and residential practice that has served thousands of property owners across the region.

The growth of the firm reflects the Kootenay’s expanding economic model with greater diversity and sophistication across the real estate sector. The increasing market complexity requires a more comprehensive and diverse approach that is capable of understanding the unique opportunities and challenges that the region’s real estate sector faces. Whether you are a seller or buyer, lender or borrower, each assignment creates a unique set of challenges that often need to be considered by more than one professional.

Our current multi-partner model focuses our team’s range of experience and professional skill set into the various geographical and economic sectors. This specialization and focus provide a higher level of engagement and knowledge which is delivered along an efficient, multi-office channel with benefits that are passed back to our clientele. We have office locations in Nelson, Trail and Cranbrook.

Keystone remains committed to community service and our partners are actively engaged in a variety of community organizations and initiatives including two directors of the Chamber of Commerce. We are proud sponsors of the West Kootenay Farmers, incrEDIBLE trail, Nelson Boxing Club, Greater Trail Minor Hockey Association, Kootenay Healthy Lifestyles Expo & Trail Maple Leaf Band.


Rob Norton

Senior Appraiser, AACI, P.App.

Rob is an AACI designated real estate appraiser with extensive experience in both the private and public sector. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s Bachelor of Commerce program and also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Valuation from the University of British Columbia. He is our Senior Appraiser responsible for valuation assignments across the East, West, and Boundary regions of the Kootenays.

Oliver Berkeley

Consulting Partner, BSc (Hons)

Oliver trained in the City of London commercial banking sector and has been a senior level executive in the commercial real estate sector since the 1990’s. He has comprehensive development and project management experience and heads the real estate consulting services department, serving a range of public, private and non-profit clients. ( , Cell: 250 509 3377)

Gina Ironmonger

Senior Appraiser, AACI, P.App.

Gina is a founding partner of the firm and provides professional oversight and review services to our work. She has a long history of real estate orientated practice starting in the Okanagan in the 1970’s. She has over 25 years experience as a Commercial and Residential Specialist.

Rob Ironmonger

Senior Appraiser

Rob has over thirty years of combined real estate experience in the Kootenays and brings a deep understanding of the regional market and its trends. That experience combined with a natural willingness of wanting to help, provides the important mentorship needed in the growing practice.

Shannon McIlmoyle

Shannon is our company administrator and coordinates the assignment work and office resources. She is a key member of the team that ensures our work is delivered to you on time. With experience in office management and customer service, she is the friendly voice you can expect to hear when you contact Keystone Appraisals.

If you would like more information on appraisals and the services we offer, please email Shannon and she would be happy to answer any questions you may have.