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February 2022

Member News

Andrew Tong, RI

Newsletter_Images/andrew_tong.jpgConcert is proud to announce that Andrew Tong has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Concert Real Estate Corporation and Concert Properties Ltd.

In addition to his responsibilities as the Managing Director of the CREC Commercial Fund LP, which he retains, Andrew will provide strategic leadership and oversight for a broad range of key operational activities including acquisitions, asset and portfolio management, long-term financing and value creation, and also property management and residential and commercial leasing for all of Concert’s income producing property activity.

The establishment of the CIO role at Concert is a milestone for both Andrew and the company as it reflects the continuing growth and comprehensive approach to investment management within Concert.

You can hear Andrew discuss his career at the REIBC ProSeries here.

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NEW! Preferred Rates for REIBC Members at Rosewood Hotel Georgia

REIBC is pleased to announce the new preferred rates offered for REIBC members at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

Ideally located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Rosewood Hotel Georgia provides discerning travelers with a level of stylish elegance equal to its landmark location. It is a fully restored Georgian Revival property which has been returned to its former grandeur with additional elegance afforded by extensive amenities and impeccable service of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

The REIBC-exclusive rates and other details can be found in the members’ section of the REIBC website.

Board of Governors Nominations

Are you interested in becoming part of the REIBC Board of Governors? Nominations for the Board are coming up! As a Governor, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded people, build your professional network and utilize your skills to make a difference within the Institute. Nomination forms and more details will be released in March 2022.

Nomination Forms for Awards

Keep an eye out for the nomination forms for our Awards: the RI Medal of Distinction, the RI Medal of Excellence for Leadership, the RI Medal of Excellence for Ingenuity and the RI Medal of Excellence for Emerging Leader. These awards will be presented later this year at our Awards Ceremony and 60th Anniversary Celebration. If you know or are an active RI who makes exceptional contributions to their organizations or industry, consider submitting a nomination.


Reconciliation Lunch & Learn – February 17, 2022

Newsletter_Images/shelley_joseph.JPGOn February 17, 2022 REIBC hosted a Reconciliation Lunch & Learn with Shelley Joseph.  Shelley shared her life and her story and she believes that awareness and action plans for change can sway the disparity in our societies.  It was an honest, informative session and from the feedback received from the registrants it was an extremely helpful session on how we can make change to move forward with Reconciliation.  Each of us can do something. 

If you want more information or have Shelley speak to your group you can find her at

Indigenous History: Becoming an Ally – February 24, 2022

On February 24, 2022 Teresa Edwards from Legacy of Hope in Ottawa joined us to discuss how each of us can become an ally.  Teresa talked about residential schools and it will be seven generations moving forward before we get where we need to be. Dispelling the myths is one of the steps each of us can take. We can start with just asking a question such as when something gets said that is racist or untrue, you can ask “are you sure about that?” Education is the key and we can continue to move forward.

REIBC has put a number of resource items on our webpage that were sent from Legacy of Hope and they can be found here

REIBC Events

Let's Talk Immigration! with Richard Kurland
Thursday, March 10, 2022 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
More information and registration details coming soon!

Save the dates:

2022 AGM
Thursday, June 9, 2022
More information coming soon!

Awards Ceremony and 60th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, October 27, 2022
More information coming soon!

2022 Presidents’ Luncheon
Thursday, December 8, 2022
More information coming soon!

Industry News

Business in Vancouver – Special report: Innovations, initiatives for an overheated housing market

Market forces alone are not going to rebalance housing availability and affordability in Metro Vancouver and other real estate hotspots around B.C. New ideas and innovation are needed to address those issues on a number of fronts. BIV has therefore compiled the following list of housing innovations and initiatives from other regions and other eras as an inventory of alternatives to the prevailing wisdom of how to address the ongoing housing crisis in this province.

Check out the full report at the Business in Vancouver website.

Career Postings

Capital Planner – Island Health

Property Representative 2 – BC Hydro
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