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February 2020


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 provides employers and clients with instant confirmation of advanced levels of education and experience.

We would like to introduce new RI: 

2020_events/ASHLEY.jpgAshley Robinson, RI:

I started my Real Estate Career in May 2016 as an Appraiser with BC Assessment. I am currently working as a Residential Appraiser within BC Assessment at the Abbotsford Office. I am working in the Real Estate industry as I enjoy working directly with customers, following real estate market trends and applying valuation approaches to assess properties. I love being employed by BC Assessment as they provide a supportive and positive environment that encourages me to reach my educational and professional goals.


New Website Launched

REIBC's website has been updated! We have made changes to the layout and have modified the "Find an RI" section to make it easier for the public to find an educated, connected and experienced RI. The website also features photos from BC submitted by REIBC members. Check it out at

Joint Research Project on the Way!

Make Space for Community.  The 2020 Rent-Lease-Own Survey: Understanding the Real Estate Impacts on the Not-For-Profit and Social Enterprise Sector

Sponsored by the Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) and the Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative (SPRE) this comprehensive investigation, developed and disseminated by CapacityBuild Consulting explores issues of affordability, suitability, security of tenure and long term sustainability of space as well as barriers to space for community and opportunities to improve the situation going forward

Watch for the survey release mid March 2020 to over 5,000 not-for-profits and social enterprises across Metro Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo. More information will be available on the SPRE website at time of release.


REIBC Events 

2020_events/VI_Event.jpgVancouver Island Social & Market Housing: Where are We Now - Where are We Going?

On January 31st REIBC hosted a well attended event on Social and Market housing on Vancouver Island at the Tight-Na-Mara Resort and Spa in Parksville, BC. 

Sarah Petrescu, Kirsten Baillie, Melanie Hope and Brian Clifford gave presentations where they were able to give us a look into projects and plans for the future of social housing on the Island. We then had lunch and afterwards had Sandi-Jo Ayers, Kaye Broens and Kerriann Coady present on market housing. They went into the current market trends as well as their predictions for the future of the housing market for Vancouver Island.

2020_events/VI_Event_2.jpgWe were pleased to have the Mayor of Parksville and the Mayor of Qualicum Beach in attendance as well as 5 Councillors.

This seminar had valuable information and great questions were answered after both of the segments. 



2020_events/Nexxi_Event.jpgBuilding Solution to Reduce Global Impact

On February 19, 2020 REIBC hosted Laurenz Kosichek, Vice President of Architecture at Nexii Technology.  Laurenz spoke about the new technology for building called nexite and how that product is a whole building solution. It can come in any finish and is a panel design that is prefabricated without any concrete or cement and is assembled on site. There is no waste left on site and a 75% faster build time. As it is built in a plant, the multifamily is easier to build than a single family as it is more complex.

(Pictured: Laurenz Kosichek and REIBC Governor Edwin Yan, RI) 

2020_events/Nexxi_Event_2_.jpgThey can build, single family, multi family, midrise commercial, institutional, industrial, structural an cladding retrofits. The material is not harmful to humans, animals or plants and the weight is 20 – 40 lbs per square foot.

The information received was great and many questions were answered after the presentation.

Nevin Xu of Wistom Capitol was the lucky winner of the door prize, he received a 1 night stay in a deluxe room at the Executive Sea Side Hotel on the North Shore and a $50 gift certificate to use at the seafood restaurant.

We would like to thank Nexii for their time and REIBC made a donation to Future Oceans on their behalf. 

(Pictured Nevin Xu and REIBC Governor Edwin Yan, RI)

Upoming REIBC events

Webinar: Anti-Money Laundering – Are the Measures Too Much of a Good Thing?
March 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
More Info

REIBC Annual General Meeting & Recognition Event
June 11, 2020
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Save the date, more information to come!

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