2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for REIBC and its members. Our excellent REIBC staff have been busy planning relevant events in municipalities around the province. Additionally, we are once again proud members of the BC Land Summit taking place May 8-10, 2019 at the Westin Bayshore Vancouver.
On December 6th after the President's luncheon, the Board of Governors met in person with our new Mission and Vision in hand from our September 2018 meeting. Discussion was focused on how REIBC can best engage and promote RI members throughout the province. Here are the highlights from that meeting:
* We finalized some details regarding our 2018-2019 strategic plan to ensure clear measures of success are in place.
* We are working on updating our Social Media strategy to ensure that we optimize the platforms that best suit our needs.
* The Board approved a new "Non-Dues Revenue Task Force" that reports to the Board on revenue generating ideas for REIBC. The expression of interest for this task force has come out and will be open throughout January.
* Discussion took place over the research that REIBC has undertaken, the extremely positive feedback received and future pieces in progress including one on the implication of changes aimed specifically at curbing speculation, volatility and rent increase in the commercial sector.
* We discussed succession planning of the Board in an effort to ensure that we have a strong Board for years to come.
* We reviewed the holiday events that had taken place around the province with members attending in Surrey, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Terrace, Nanaimo, Victoria, Courtenay, Burnaby and Vancouver.
It was great to see so many RI members out at the President's Luncheon and to hear such relevant conversations on how not-for-profit real estate development benefits all members of our society. The experience and knowledge of the speakers helped draw a sharp focus on how acceptance of social developments can have a profound positive impact on our sense of community.
On behalf of the Board, we wish you all a great 2019.
Keith MacLean, RI
Governor, Vancouver District