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February 2021

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.

This month we are pleased to introduce you to Ian and Amrinder.

Ian Ban, RI

Ian Ban

Ian started his real estate career in 2017 when he joined BC Assessment. Previously he had worked in the automotive industry for 17 years. He currently assesses rural single-family properties on the Sunshine Coast. When Ian decided it was time to make a change in careers and put his economics degree to use, he chose the real estate sector. He really enjoys the analytical side of appraisal and assessments. Ian became an RI for the connections that can be established and to be able to tap all the experience of the members.

Outside of work, Ian enjoys sports and the outdoors. He plays soccer, ultimate Frisbee, softball and touch football (pre-pandemic). He also enjoys hiking and camping.

REIBC welcome you Ian.

Amrinder Chahal, RI

Amrinder Chahal

I started my real estate career with BC Assessment in 2014 as a Property Information Collector. At the time I was still completing my Bachelor of Science degree at SFU. I graduated from SFU in 2016 and shortly after I was given the opportunity to become an appraiser on the IC&I team. I am currently working for BC Assessment as an appraiser for the Lower Mainland IC&I team and predominantly work on property types such as commercial and development land. I have always been passionate about following the real estate market and working for BC Assessment has allowed me to further explore the industry. While working with BCA I have been fortunate to meet and work with some very talented and inspiring people.

I completed my DULE in the winter of 2021 and I am happy to become an RI and join the members of the Real Estate Institute of BC.

Welcome Amrinder.

Member News

Perry Staniscia, RI

Perry Staniscia

As of 2020 Perry Staniscia has moved into full retirement. He was semi-retired for a few years and has now said good bye to the work life. Perry had worked in real estate for over 40 years and has been a member of the Institute for 33 years. He always stepped up to assist when he could and led a team of professionals to talk about the development process at the 2019 Land Summit.

Perry is now proudly serving on the BC Housing Board of Directors and is also the Chair of the Capital Review Committee.

He looks forward to doing more hiking & biking in the Whistler area and also looks forward to songwriting and playing music again.

Congratulations Perry! Enjoy your time.

Grapes REIBC Grapevine


REIBC Adds to ProSeries

REIBC ProSeries - Sparks

These shorter ProSeries segments we call Sparks (total class time under 30-minutes). They offer a concentrated dose of advice, insights and ideas. Jason Grant, RI talks about the real estate market, leadership and workplace challenges in this fast paced Sparks segment; Daniel John, RI highlights the importance and weight of being in the real estate profession, offering sage advice and practical wisdom; and Judi Whyte, RI gives a history of the various real estate organization in the Province, along with context to help us understand the very foundation that gives support to this profession. Check out these great professionals now. Its free for you our members.

Jason Grant

Jason Grant, RI

Judi Whyte

Judi Whyte, RI

Daniel John

Daniel John, RI

In March we will be releasing Daniel Jones, RI and David Podmore ProSeries. You won’t want to miss them.


As you know on February 17, 2021, we sent out a quick poll to see what was happening with our membership regarding work at home. The poll will close on March 3, 2021 so if you haven’t had the opportunity to answer it as of yet, please do so by then. It takes less than 2 minutes to complete. We will be sharing the information in upcoming Weekly Bulletins.

Referral Program

We have had our first person receive a night stay in a hotel. Ken Woodward, RI from the City of Surrey proposed Keith McKinnon, RI. Keith received his RI on February 19, 2021 and Ken was advised he was receiving a night stay from our approved list of hotels. Here is his response:

“This is a very nice surprise and a very welcomed one. I have been unable to go to my trailer in Washington State for a year now and a weekend away from the house sounds terrific. Definitely made my day/week.”

Check out the program here.


Webinar - March 4, 2020 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Downtown Surrey: A Work in Progress
Michael Heeney, RI – Principal, C+O Advisory Inc.
Bob Ransford – Vice-President Development, Century Group
Patrick Klassen, Community Planning Manager – City of Surrey
Bryan Yu, Chief Economist, Central 1 Credit Union
Register here.
REIBC thanks the Real Estate Foundation and the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association for their support.

We are working on a number of webinars moving forward. We have great topics from the surveys that you completed in early 2020 and we look for speakers for the topics. If you have any feedback for us, or speakers that you would like to hear, please let us know at

Career Opportunities

Senior Real Estate Project Manager - Ministry of Citizens’ Services

Manager, Non-Market Housing Facilities - City of Vancouver

Property Services Agent - District of North Vancouver

Senior Real Estate Specialist - Infrastructure (2 year term) - Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Vice President, Development & Asset Strategies - BC Housing

Property Valuator - Negotiator 2 - City of Burnaby

Supervisor - Realty and Lands - City of Burnaby

Manager/Managing Broker RE Office - Top Producing RE office on Vancouver Island

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