2014 Award of Excellence Recipient

Ms. Judi Whyte

JudiWhyte.jpgThe Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (REIBC) has presented its 2014 Award of Excellence to Judi Whyte. The award recognizes REIBC members who demonstrate excellence in their contributions to REIBC, the profession, and the community. Ms. Whyte was nominated for the award by her peers and received the award at REIBC’s Recognition Dinner in June 2014, where REIBC honoured its members for their service.

Whyte earned her RI designation in 1979, received her diploma in Urban Land Economics from Sauder School of Business in 1983, and then served from 1983 to 1996 as a director of the Vancouver Chapter of REIBC. While a director, she served as Education Chair, Vice - Chair and as a member of the Research Task Force. From 1996 to 2002 she represented the County of Vancouver as a governor of REIBC, and from 2003 to 2005 served as REIBC President.

Outside of REIBC, Whyte was appointed in 1983 as Director of the Kootenay Real Estate Board. During this period she acted as Chair and also Vice-Chair of the Education Committee, and co-chaired both the Incentive Committee and the Conference Committee. She also served on the Executive and Long Range Planning Committees. In 1986, Whyte was elected President of the Kootenay Real Estate Board. During her tenure she chaired the Executive Committee, served as a British Columbia Real Estate Association director, and as a delegate of the Canadian Real Estate Association. In 1989, as Past President of the Kootenay Real Estate Board, Whyte chaired the Constitution and By-Laws Committee and served as a member of the Executive Committee.

Whyte was elected to the Real Estate Council of British Columbia in 1989 as an agent member for the County of Kootenay. From 2003 to 2009 Whyte served the Council as an agent member for the County of Vancouver, and from 2008 to 2009 she served as Chair of the Council. In 2010 the Council appointed Whyte as a director of the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation; she currently serves as Chair.

In 2008, Whyte received very special recognition as the first recipient of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s Professional Excellence Award.

Whyte has contributed greatly to the communities she has lived in. During her residence in the Kootenay region, Whyte was a Gold Level Judge for the Canadian Figure Skating Association, and was a director and President of Nelson Minor Hockey Association. From 2004 to 2010 Whyte served on the board of directors for North Shore Community Resources and the Community Housing Action Committee. In 2006, Whyte helped to found A Place to Call Home, a registered charity on the North Shore that uses donations to increase the stock of affordable housing in the City and District of North Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver. Whyte is currently Vice-President and has served multiple terms as the president of the organization. In 2011, Whyte became involved in the North Shore Widows Network and currently serves as President.

Whyte is an avid golfer and tenacious competitor. She has played in all 21 of REIBC’s Annual Charity Golf Tournaments, where proceeds go to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of BC and Yukon. Whyte has been a proud sponsor of the event for 15 years.

Judi Whyte’s contributions to REIBC, the profession, and her community are greatly valued by those who have had the privilege to work with her and share in her passion.