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August 2022

Meet a Member

Whether you have years of experience or are new to the industry, REIBC is your key to career advancement and connection with the real estate industry.  Professional members have achieved the RI designation, which provide employers and clients with instant confirmation of advanced levels of education and experience.

Brent Sieb, RI

Newsletter_Images/brent-sieb-photo.jpgBrent began his real estate career in 2014, working for BC Assessment as a Property Information Collector. He now works as a Residential Fee Appraiser for Intercity Appraisals in Port Coquitlam. He has gained a great amount of experience since beginning there in 2017 – particularly appraising single family, attached and apartment properties in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, New Westminster and Port Coquitlam. Brent is nearly finished his Bachelor of Real Estate Management degree at Thompson Rivers, which will allow him to apply for the Canadian Residential Appraiser designation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada. Brent was interested in real estate from a young age and strongly believes in the future of our city. Real estate, he believes, will continue to be an important and thriving industry in the Greater Vancouver area for many years to come.

Welcome Brent.

Julieta Grillo – Nominee Member

Newsletter_Images/Julieta_Grillo.jpgJulieta is currently enrolled in the Real Estate Diploma program at Langara College, having already received a degree in Real Estate from her country of origin, Argentina. Her goals are to learn about the market and to be able to provide the best customer service as a real estate professional. She joined REIBC as Nominee member this month and is looking for new opportunities and is eager to grow and learn about the industry in BC.

Welcome Julieta.

Member News

Amrinder Chahal, RI

Newsletter_Images/amrinder-chahal.JPGAmrinder has left his post at BC Assessment and, in early August, began a new career at Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD) as a Property Negotiator. This position falls under real estate services and Amrinder will mainly be responsible for land acquisitions, outstanding right of ways, land management, and real estate support.

Congratulations Amrinder!

Stanley Hamilton, RI

Newsletter_Images/dr-stanley-hamilton.jpgDr. Stanley Hamilton, Honorary member of the Institute for 50 years this year, has been reappointed as the Chair of the BC Financial Services Authority. Stan was the first chair of BCFSA beginning in 2019 and has now been reappointed for another three-year term.

Congratulations Stan!

David Podmore, RI

Newsletter_Images/David_Podmore_Headshot_-_smaller.jpgDavid has been named as one of Business in Vancouver’s 500 most influential business leaders in BC under the category of Residential Development and Investment. He was recognized for his many accomplishments throughout his career and as chair, president, CEO and Co-Founder of Concert Properties Ltd. Under his leadership, Concert Properties Ltd. has grown into one of Canada’s most reputable developers. Podmore serves as chair of Inspire, the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s largest fundraising campaign, and is a BC Ferries board member. He received the Real Estate Institute of BC’s first Award of Excellence and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Congratulations David!

Dan Wilson, RI

Newsletter_Images/dan_wilson.jpgDan Wilson, RI, AACI, P.App has received the W.C. McCutcheon award from the Appraisal Institute of Canada.  The W.C. McCutcheon Awards, was created to mark AIC’s 80th Anniversary, is an esteemed award named after AIC’s first president who presided in 1938.   The award is granted to outstanding volunteers of the AIC who have been long-standing committee volunteers and have demonstrated leadership and commitment to he Institute.  These volunteers continually go above and beyond in sharing their time, expertise and experience to advance the appraisal profession.  Dan received his award at the 2022 conference in Edmonton.  Dan’s volunteer contributions have been substantial.  He has been a Director for the BC Association of the AIC (2004 – 2016) including two terms as Provincial President (2007 – 2009).  In 2010 he was elected to the AIC’s Board of Directors and served as National President in 2013/2014.  He has also served as a Governor and Vice President on the Board of Governors for the Real Estate Institute of BC.  Dan Currently chairs the Board of AIC’s insurance claims management company, Verity Claims Management and sits on the Standards Subcommittee and the Peer Review Committee. 

Congratulations Dan!

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2022 REIBC Awards Gala and Diamond Anniversary

Registration is now open for the 2022 REIBC Awards Gala and Diamond Anniversary event! Come celebrate with us as the Institute commemorates its 60th anniversary and recognizes the outstanding achievements of its members.

Tickets are now available at the early-bird rate of $129 for REIBC members and $159 for non-members. Tables of 8 are also available for purchase. For more information visit


REIBC’s New Piece of Research

With help of professional member Bruce Turner MBA RI, HCA, REIBC recently released a new piece of research titled Whither BC’s Shifting Nexus of Climate and Fossil Fuels. This research explores Canada’s ongoing energy transition and how it may shift in response to global conflicts. While the climate crisis has put the future of the oil and gas industry into question, energy remains a critical part of Canada's economy. With global conflicts such as the war in Ukraine arising, how effectively are Canada's short and long-term objectives being adjusted to reflect ruptures in the global order? How might these impact BC’s economy and related property markets? Is it possible for Canada to steward its resource development and still meet its ambitious climate objectives? How realistic are these goals when other nations are focused on monetizing natural resources as rapidly as possible?

Tell us what other topics you would like to see researched by responding to our survey.

REIBC Events

Housing Update with BCREA’s Brendon Ogmudson
Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Current State of the Hotel Industry in BC
Thursday, September 22, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Awards Gala and Diamond Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, October 27, 2022
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Save the date:
2022 Presidents’ Luncheon
Thursday, December 8, 2022
More information coming soon!

Industry News

BCIT names new trades and technology building after Vancouver developer Concert Properties – The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) announced that a new Trades and Technology Centre to be developed at its Burnaby campus will bear the name of Vancouver-based real-estate developer Concert Properties in recognition of the company’s long-standing commitment to supporting trades training at the post-secondary institution.

Once completed, the Concert Properties Centre for Trades & Technology will provide a space for innovation in skilled trades and engineering, applied learning, research and industry collaboration, and build capacity for 700 additional students which will alleviate trades training waitlists and help to build up a healthy talent pool in BC. The Centre will also anchor the new and renewed nine-building Trades and Technology Complex (TTC), under development at BCIT, featuring a covered works yard, simulation-based learning areas, maker spaces, and power, welding and construction areas.

Concert donated $7.5 million as the Lead Donor for the Centre, which represents a key phase of BCIT’s INSPIRE Campaign that brought together government, industry partners, donors and alumni to usher in a new era of applied education at BCIT. It will also serve to bolster BCIT’s reputation as a future-forward learning community positioned at the intersection of innovation, technology and industry partnership. Read more.

Career Postings

Vice President, Asset Management - BentallGreenOak

Property Negotiator - Metro Vancouver

Senior Real Estate Project Manager - BC Public Service

Quality Assurance / Program Manager - City of Vancouver

Director, Leasing Services - Ministry of Citizens’ Services

Lands Representative - FortisBC

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