Your Distinctive Homes Team

Our team represents the collaboration of Mary Lou Donohue and Cuyler Baker. Partners in life and in business, they complement one another, building upon their respective experience and skill sets. In 2023 Mary Lou and Cuyler were fortunate to have Alison Edwards join the team. Alison is a highly experienced Broker adding another valuable layer of expertise. This provides for a well rounded approach to support and guide our clients.


Mary Lou is passionate about the business of real estate. She is committed to providing our clients with the right information so that they may make informed decisions for what may be the biggest financial investment of their life. Her career path has prepared her well to effectively manage the real estate process on your behalf. A science degree and nursing career, followed by a Program Director role in the pharmaceutical industry has developed her analytical and negotiating skills to facilitate the best possible result for you. Her vision, passion and expertise are reflected in a professional style defined by sophistication and substance. Mary Lou’s deep commitment to her clients and to everything real estate makes her a natural choice to manage your real estate transactions.


Raised in Ottawa, Cuyler has spent the last 25 years in sales, marketing and entertainment. Cuyler has always been intrigued by and a lover of architecture, so put that together with years of sales experience and a joy of working with people and it’s his dream career. He is also very knowledgeable about construction and maintenance of homes, an invaluable asset to our clients. Cuyler is a full time sales representative who devotes himself to serving the needs of our clients before, during and after each transaction. Cuyler is respected for his honesty and integrity, exceptional people & communication skills, patience, and understanding. He is reachable and likes to keep things simple, with a bit of fun and flare.

Alison Edwards

Growing up in the east end, raising her own family in the west end, Alison is both very familiar and very comfortable with all areas of the city. Her work path first took her to college for business, followed by a successful career in client services for a high-tech company, where her roles were always client driven. Twenty years ago, she transitioned into real estate and hasn’t looked back, obtaining her broker’s licence by 2008. For someone who is motivated, determined and eager to provide clients with superior customer service while helping them reach their real estate dreams, it’s perhaps not surprising that she has become a multi-award-winning Realtor. She also has a personal understanding and empathy for family dynamics. Having been a single parent, part of a blended family and even living through divorce, Alison truly understands the different types of families and how they can evolve and change. Working with Alison means having someone on your side who takes the time to understand your personal family needs while also being a strong negotiator, personable, committed, honest and caring, to provide you with the most comprehensive real estate services available, led by customer satisfaction.