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December 2022

Happy Holidays from our office to yours!

Grapes REIBC Grapevine


2022 Presidents’ Luncheon

On December 8, 2022 Chief Louie was our keynote speaker. He talked to us about a number of stories from the “Rez” and how to build business. He is a firm believer of reading and “borrows” books from friends libraries that he wants to add to his collection. He shared a number of quotes with us and one of the ones that really stuck with me was “if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.” It was a very interesting talk and Chief Louie was pleased to join us.

2022 Presidents’ Luncheon Door Prize Winners

On Thursday, December 8th, REIBC held the 2022 Presidents Luncheon with keynote speaker, Chief Clarence Louie.  After a great presentation with a number of quotes and stories to learn from, three door prizes were given away.  All received baskets of Lindt chocolate with 2 signed books from Chief Louie, called Rez Rules.  A great read if you haven’t read it yet. Congratulations to the door prize recipients Kevin Arndt, Damien Stathonikos and Diana Dickey.

2023 Special General Meeting

On February 15, 2023 at 12:00 noon join us via Zoom for a Special General Meeting (SGM) to update the Institute’s bylaws. We will be presenting 3 changes to the members:

  1. Removal of the proxy vote as we will be doing electronic general meetings in the future.
  2. Changing the number of governors in the Vancouver District and adding one Member at Large.
  3. Defining the Past President

You must register for this SGM so that we can send you the link prior to the meeting.

Following the SGM, President Cindy Nesselbeck will update you on the happenings of the Institute.

Mark your calendars and registration will be open in the new year.

Look forward to seeing you then.

2023 REIBC Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 2023 RI Medal of Excellence Awards have begun rolling in! Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase an RI who has made significant contributions to the industry and who is committed to continually elevating the profession of real estate.

Nominations are due February 28th, 2023. Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions made by RI’s.

The awards being presented are the RI Medal of Excellence for Leadership, the RI Medal of Excellence for Ingenuity, the RI Medal of Excellence for an Emerging Leader and the RI Medal of Distinction.

Please note: Only REIBC Professional members are eligible. Both REIBC members and non-members may submit nominations. REIBC Professional members may nominate themselves.

Learn more about eligibility criteria and how to nominate someone.

Opinion Piece by John D’Eathe, RI (Retired)

Retired REIBC member John D’Eathe has written an opinion piece on money laundering, a subject of fascination and the topic of his novel “Laundering the Dragon”. In his opinion piece, John muses on his experience working abroad, past encounters with corruption, the BC Cullen Inquiry and the current state of money laundering in this country. Though reflective only of the author’s opinion and not the Institute’s, it’s an interesting read.

John D’Eathe

beginning a lifelong real estate adventure, Hong Kong 1958

REIBC Events

Economic Forecast 2023: A Look at the Past, Present and Future
Thursday, January 12, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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“When Doves Cry” – An Economic and Commercial Real Estate Update
Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Growing Surrey: An Update on Land Use & Employment Planning
Thursday, February 16, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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A Housing Outlook
Thursday, February 23, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Reconciliation Training – 4 Session Training Program
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 20, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 27, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Career Postings

Property Acquisition Coordinator - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Property Coordinator 1 - BC Hydro

Property Representative 1 - Acquisitions & Sales - BC Hydro

Parkland Administrator - Regional District of Nanaimo

Chief Operating Officer - Stober Group

Managing Broker - Coldwell Banker Kamloops Realty

Senior Course Specialist - UBC Sauder Real Estate Division

REIBC wishes you all a very Happy Holiday Season and all the best in the New Year!

Please note that the REIBC office will be closed from December 23rd to January 3rd.

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