Professional Awards

Platinum Club Award

Taras has consistently earned this RE/MAX award which recognizes Associates who rank among the very highest of real estate producers.

Best Husband and Dad Award

Taras has earned the prestigious award from Zara, Lilya and Luka every year since 2013.

Taras Kinash REALTOR®

Taras Kinash REALTOR®

I believe my family and I live in the most beautiful part of the world, the South Okanagan, BC, Canada. Everyday we wake up feeling blessed to live in a community of people who genuinely love where they live as much as we do. With incredible weather in the fall, spring and summer, and the serene landscapes of the Okanagan Valley year round, there is no better place to call home. Did I forget to mention we live in Wine Country… delicious!

I moved to the South Okanagan from Vancouver at the beginning of 2013. I had enjoyed what the South Okanagan had to offer part-time in 2012 and I made the decision to move permanently with the intent of pursuing love and happiness. My dreams were soon realized after finding my soulmate and wife, Zara and shortly after having our daughter Lilya Karma. 4 years later the family is complete with the arrival of baby Luka Cayo.

It feels so rewarding to know that my family and I grow and make our memories in the beautiful South Okanagan. We have so far made the most treasured friends and we look forward to making many more.

For existing Penticton residents, I can not wait to meet you! For those of you interested in moving to the South Okanagan region, please do not hesitate... I promise it will be worth it. Don’t hesitate to contact me anytime and please be sure to review our Client Success Stories.

A few random facts about TK:

  • Born and raised in England. Moved to Canada at the age of 21 and has not looked back since.
  • Graduated from Nottingham Trent University, England, achieving a Bachelor Degree in City Planning & Property Development.
  • Attended the University of British Columbia and studied the Master of Architecture program.
  • Currently studying to achieve the Broker’s Real Estate License Designation at Sauder School of Business between the hours of 4:00 am - 6:00 am before the wife and kids are up.
  • Taras’ passion project is developing and growing his Design & Build company KIN Homes.
  • In 1 month, ran 10 certified marathons and 5 certified ½ marathons in the USA, and raised money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • My favourite pastime is to drink wine and create music with my very talented wife #ZaraTaylor.
  • Every week I look forward to Sunday mornings, lying in bed with wife and kids in each arm watching tv shows.
  • A shared goal with my wife is to pass the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Courses.
Manpreet Sidhu

Manpreet Sidhu

Client Services Manager (Unlicensed Assistant)

Manpreet is a lifelong resident of the Okanagan. Her parents emigrated from India and chose Penticton as the perfect destination to raise a family. Manpreet grew up in Penticton and graduated from Princess Margaret Secondary School. She has returned to Penticton after attending university in the Lower Mainland. Manpreet has strong connection to the Indian community and has maintained a strong relationship with the diaspora throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Manpreet has operated as an executive assistant for the last four years. Her success with this line of work was complemented by the years she spent in the customer service industry. Manpreet understands the importance of effective communication and is always looking for opportunities to strengthen professional relationships for the betterment of her team and the clients we service. Check out our Client Success Stories, our clients speak so highly of Manpreet and comment on her contribution to the KIN experience.

Real estate has been an interest of Manpreet’s from a young age. She has excelled in the role of Client Services Manager at the Kinash Real Estate Group and we are very lucky to have her as an integral part of our team. Manpreet believes that her future career will be as a REALTOR® at the Kinash Real Estate Group. Manpreet is currently studying to achieve the academic requirements to be a licensed Real Estate Representative.

In her own words:

While working with the Kinash Real Estate Group, I purchased my very first home. This is a brand new condo that is currently under construction and will be completed in mid 2018. I am so happy that I took advantage of the opportunity to buy and I feel it is a huge accomplishment at such as young age. With Taras’ help, I not only have a place to call home but I also have benefited from the increased value of the condo by securing an underpriced pre-construction condo price. During the process of buying my brand new condo, I have realized that new construction is a specialty and homeowners require a lot of guidance from an expert like Taras and our team. This experience has been an eye opener, knowing first hand what it is like to buy new and understanding all the questions and concerns through each stage of construction. Most importantly with this experience, I am able to provide better service to our clients and nurture them with Taras through the process to make a home purchase less stressful and enjoyable. Seeing our clients happy and building that relationship with them is one of the greatest feelings I get from working at the Kin team.

Zara Kinash

Zara Kinash

VIP Coordinator (Unlicensed Assistant)

Mrs. Zara Kinash is the other half of Mr. Kinash and Mama to the little Kinash’s. Before starting their family she spent a decade traveling the world as a professional recording artist and film actress. Zara is most passionate about people. With her extensive expertise in the performing arts industry, coupled with her love of food and wine, Zara marries her passions to bring the clients of the KIN Team, VIP events to remember. When she is not busy planning the next big celebration, Zara is making sure our clients feel nurtured and a happy part of our growing KIN family.

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