GLOBE AND MAIL
Matthew Moore spoke to the Globe and Mail about Shaw Island and it’s influx of American tourists in the summer of 2017 as well as much about the peaceful and serene Shaw Island. Click HERE to read full article (insert link- https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/article-canadas-luxury-vacation-homes-drawing-the-attention-of-international/ )
January 1, 2016
by Martha Beach
An entrepreneur since the age of 17, Nova Scotia-based CPA Matthew Moore now is a partner in Oceanstone resort in Canada and two luxury villa rentals in.
Matthew Moore already has three degrees, his CPA and two management titles under his belt. The co-owner and director of Oceanstone Seaside Resort in Indian Harbour, NS, Moore also manages a luxury villa rentals in Barbados and is cofounder and director of Moore Executive Suites/Moore Student Living Canada. His entrepreneurial path started with a moving company — just him and a pickup truck — when he was 17. “I wanted to do my own thing and it was better money-wise to run a business,” he says. His career has only picked up speed. These days he wears many hats, “and they’re not all fun,” he admits. “But I enjoy the challenge.” He says his CPA still comes in handy for everything from strategy implementation and project management to decision-making and critical thinking. “It’s not just a normal nine-to-five. But by doing something I’m passionate about, it’s not as much like work.”
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
COLLEEN COSGROVE BUSINESS REPORTER
Published April 24, 2013
MOVING MAN MOTORS INTO REAL ESTATE
As a spirited entrepreneur who founded his first business at 17, Matthew Moore was quick to recognize the importance of building a business through innovation and good, old-fashioned customer service.
Today, the Moore Moving founder keeps those early sentiments close, doing what he can to offer homeowners and business travellers alike a full-service experience with the launch of Moore Realty and Moore Suites.
“There are a lot of synergies between moving and real estate and the extended-stay business,” Moore said Wednesday. “We’re looking to change up the traditional business a bit by being innovative, creating more customer value and benchmarking with similar firms in different countries.”
Moore, a business and finance graduate who is pursuing his professional accounting designation, returned to Halifax in 2011 after two years studying in Sweden. He put his original business, Moore Moving, on hiatus until his return, when he then diversified to launch Moore Realty and Moore Suites.
The time abroad, Moore said, shed light on unique ways to approach the traditional.
As a result, Moore Realty does homebuying and selling a little differently, offering architectural drawings of each listing and offering a free truck or cleaning service on move-in day. All transactions are completed through Royal LePage Atlantic.
Moore Suites complements the real estate business with 12 (and counting) fully furnished suites available to rent in Halifax and the surrounding area; two properties in Barbados and one in Canmore, Alta., are also available. The service is targeted at business travellers, long-term vacationers and those who want to rent their property while out of town.
“One advantage of using us is we provide a wide variety of locations around the city at different price ranges,” Moore said. “We want to make it easy on renters and for the people who have an apartment they’d like to rent out but don’t know where to begin.”
Moore said his interest in the moving and real estate industries was piqued thanks to his father, Tim Moore, founder of moving firm AMJ Campbell and Premiere Executive Suites in Halifax.