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August 2017 Newsletter

REIBC Updates

Expression of Interest

An expression of interest was sent out to all members of the Institute to create chapter committees. We thank the following members who have expressed interest in participating on their chapters. We look forward to working with you. 

Chris Dittmar
Jarret Krantz
Heidi Mummery

Northwest Prince Rupert 
Dan McElheron

Kim Johansen
Maurice Primeau
Nancy Skeels

Thompson Okanagan
Cathy Colborne
Tim Down
Ryan Malcolm
Patricia Rantucci
Larry Serko
Alex Warrender
Amanda Wilms

Rhiannon Carpentier
Jennifer Dennis
Valeria Lifanova
Richard Sirola
Edwin Yan

Justin Howard 
Darlene McCoy

Careers in Real Estate - Langara

Langara_Night.jpgOn August 15 four REIBC members joined John Neuls, Coordinator - Real Estate Programs at Langara, for their bi-annual Careers in Real Estate night.  This event helps those interested in a career in real estate discover the potential of careers like real estate appraisal, property management, residential sales, and commercial sales and leasing. 

Those attending had the opportunity to learn about daily work life, starting out, career pathways, earning potential and educational programs. 

Clayton Olson, REIBC Governor and Senior Appraiser at BC Assessment spoke on Appraisals; Susan Antoniali,  REIBC Secretary/Treasurer and Manager, Real Estate, Facilities and Real Estate Office of the CAO for the City of North Vancouver spoke on Property Management; Daniel John, REIBC President-Elect and Realtor at Sutton-Seafair Realty represented Residential Sales and John McCarthy, Property Manager and Leasing Agent at W.P.J. McCarthy and Company Ltd. spoke on commercial sales & leasing

Thank you to the RI professionals who attended and shared their expertise! 

Industry Update

Small Business BC has announced that a resource list for small business owners affected by the Wildfires is now available. Together with various agencies and organizations around the Province this resource addresses things like, what organizations are offering financial assistance to businesses directly affected by the fires? What organizations are offering advice and counselling for businesses directly affected by the fires? Will my insurance cover any damage caused by fire?, etc.

Follow this link to access this resource. It will be updated when more programs become available. 

BC Business has asked that if your organization or something you know has an applicable program reach out to them here.

Upcoming Events!

Victoria Chapter - RI Inner Harbour Dinner Cruise
September 20, 2017 6:00pm-9:00pm
Registration closes at 12 noon, Wednesday September 6
FantaSea Chartered Vessels
1006 Wharf Street, Victoria BC
Register here

2017 Presidents Luncheon
Masters of Real Estate : Where are we? Where are we going?
December 14, 2017 11:30am-2:00pm
Special Guest Panel: Avtar Bains, Neil Chrystal & David Podmore, RI
Four Seasons Hotel
Grand Ballroom
791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver 
Register here

Career Opportunities

Senior Real Estate Manager - OPE01636-17 - TELUS Communications Inc.

Property Agent - BC Housing

Real Estate Services Manager - Metro Vancouver

Manager, Leasing Services - BC Hydro

Members Seeking Employment

We recently launched a new page on the REIBC website for members looking for employment. If you are an Associate, Professional or Nominee member looking for a career - tell us a little about yourself here.

Meet A Member

Would you like to be profiled in next months' newsletter? Let us know!

Meet Fahad Abrahani, RI

Fahad_Abrahani.jpgFahad is a Planning Technician at H.Y. Engineering and joined the Real Estate Institute of BC in 2012 when he was a student in the Marketing Management: Professional Real Estate program at BCIT. Passionate about real estate and development, Fahad has taken on several roles in real estate sales and development.

Fahad recently became a Professional Member of the Real Estate Institute of BC and has been a long-time supporter and believer of the Institute's vision and purpose. Fahad strives to combine real estate sales and development, and understands the impact of both on the surrounding urban context.

Meet Ryan P. Malcom, RI

RyanPMalcolm.jpgRyan P. Malcolm has been successfully working in the Real Estate Industry for over 15 years for both the public and private sectors. He most recently enjoyed an amazing nine years at the District of North Vancouver (DNV) managing the Real Estate and Properties Department. Ryan was deeply involved in many phenomenal initiatives and projects at the municipality from the new Official Community Plan implementation process, high profile commercial and residential acquisitions, large municipal land and road dispositions and significant retail, industrial and land lease negotiations.

Before entering into civil service with the DNV Ryan was Leasing Manager with Wesgroup, a licensed realtor with with LandQuest Realty, Marketing Manager with Landcor Data Corp. and Sales and Marketing Manager for the distinguished Rudy Nielsen,RI at NIHO Land and Cattle Company. Ryan and Rudy went on many adventures and were always successful with challenging and unique and real estate deals such as the successful marketing and sale of the mining town of Kitsault, BC which made the front page of both the Globe and Mail and National Post on the same day.

For 10 seasons Ryan was an Off Ice Official for the National Hockey League working at Rogers Arena for the Canucks home games. You may have seen him in the penalty box or behind the net as a Goal Judge (back when Officials were actually behind the net).

Ryan resigned from the DNV back in March to move his family from West Vancouver to Kelowna. Since moving to the Okanagan Ryan has been enjoying spending everyday with his two young children and his wife exploring the beautiful Okanagan Valley. He has also been busy initiating the groundwork for his new company Duntrune Real Estate and Development Consultation and is very excited to launch the business in the fall. Ryan has also been recently accepted as a new Committee Member for the REIBC Thompson/Okanagan Chapter and is very excited to assist the Chapter thrive and grow.


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