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July 2020

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

We would like to introduce new RI:

2020_events/Headshot_-_Wylen_Wong.pngWylen Wong, RI

I started my Real Estate career as a co-op student at the Department of Public Works and Government Services with the Federal Government back in 2003.  After various roles in the accommodation management and leasing departments at the Federal Government, I moved on to a senior manager role with Fraser Health Authority’s real estate division. In this role, my team looked after the real estate and leasing needs for the four major health authorities (Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal, Providence Health and Provincial Health Services Agency) in the lower mainland.

I’m currently a Manager in the Real Estate department for Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.  My team primarily is responsible for looks after our terminal portfolio that stretches between 16 jurisdictions in Metro Vancouver – everything from major import/export terminals to Canada Place to residential docks!

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is such an interesting place.  Until I started working here, I had no idea the impact and influence the Port of Vancouver – Canada’s largest port – had on facilitating Canada’s trade.  My role has a variety of responsibilities related to the real estate needs and land strategies associated with trade across all sectors.  Additionally, there is a strong focus on environmental sustainability and giving back to local communities.   The views from our office at Canada Place are pretty nice too!

I’m originally born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Vancouver with my family in 1989.  I enjoy lots of outdoor activities with my wife and two young kids, and travelling to experience different cultures and food.  In my spare time, I also stay active playing a variety of sports and am an avid volleyball coach. 

Member News

2020_events/John_Daniel-v2.jpgREIBC Past-President Daniel John has recently joined the BCIT School of Business and Media – Marketing Management team as their new Program Head of Professional Real Estate. 

“One of the greatest honours of my life is to be able to go back and teach at BCIT, the institution that taught me how to be successful in real estate and in business.

The Marketing Management team has been extremely welcoming to me.  The entire team has an unparalleled passion for teaching, are all experts in each of their industries, and strive to ensure that students are successful in their careers.”

Daniel has an open invite to any REIBC member that would graciously be willing to speak to BCIT real estate students about their real estate career path and any general advice for students wanting to enter the industry.  If you are interested in speaking at BCIT, please reach out to Daniel.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Diploma in Marketing Management – Commercial Real Estate both from BCIT.  Daniel has held his RI designation since 2012.

Industry News

REIBC would like to introduce you to the Executive of BCITREA (BCIT Real Estate Association). These people have stepped up to look after extra activities that can be done for the class. One of those events is the REIBC Meet The Pros. We are pleased to present the Executive Team:

Sean Gartland, President:

Equipped with a Bachelor of Commerce from Ryerson University, Sean is excited to be 2020_events/Sean_Gartland_Headshot.jpegpursuing a career in Commercial Real Estate in Vancouver. With a passion for Commercial Real Estate and the processes associated with it, Sean is eager to enter the industry when he graduates from the Professional Real Estate Program at BCIT in December. With previous experience as a procurement intern for KraftHeinz in Amsterdam, he enjoys meeting and developing relationships with a multitude of different people, all while delivering results. In his spare time he is an avid snowboarder in the winter, and golfer in the warmer months.


Rhys Cameron, VP of Marketing:

2020_events/Rhys_Cameron_Headshot_004_.jpgWith a passion for real estate and marketing, Rhys is currently enrolled in the Professional Real Estate program at BCIT. After completing one intensive year in the Marketing Management program at BCIT, Rhys decided to shift his focus to the world of real estate. Having an up close and personal view on what it takes to run a business, Rhys’ family runs a manufacturing company where he has learned effective business systems and sales. In addition, Rhys successfully completed his HVAC level one apprenticeship certification as he originally planned to pursue firefighting. Rhys has his goals set on working in commercial real estate in Vancouver, however, he still has a high interest in the real estate development field for home land assembly or mixed use buildings. In his spare time he enjoys living a healthy lifestyle by getting outside as much as possible and playing golf with friends.

Etienne Lemiuex, VP of Finance:

Etienne has always been passionate about Real estate, property characteristics and 2020_events/Etienne_Lemieux_Headshot_002_.jpgvaluation. His background in construction and property management is what made him decide to get fully involved in Real Estate. He is constantly looking to connect with people working in the Real Estate industry and learning from their experience. He mostly enjoys creating personal relationships and believes that his hard working aptitude will help him achieve his goals.

He loves the outdoors, fitness, sports and financial trading. Please don’t hesitate to contact to him, as he would love to connect with you.




Cameron Abram, VP of Events:

Cameron is passionate about real estate, finance and marketing; excelling where the three intersect. He delivers value by leveraging experience in property management, consulting and sales to support the development and marketing of real estate. The first ten years of his career was as a Property Manager, giving him the opportunity to purchase, develop and manage five residential properties and one commercial property. After completing a finance degree at UBC, he gained experience in Consulting for Accenture, implementing technology solutions for multinational Oil and Gas clients in Calgary. Next came three years of sales experience with SAP in Vancouver, and the completion of Level One of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Throughout his career he remained invested in and attracted to a career in real estate. Now he’s looking to connect with industry professionals to find the right fit for his skills, interests and experience in Real Estate. Outside of work Cameron is an avid rock climber and lover of the outdoors.

Dyllan Quon, VP of Events:

Dyllan is currently pursuing his lifelong passion for real estate through the Professional 2020_events/Dyllan_Quon_Headshot.pngReal Estate Advanced Diploma program at BCIT. Within the next year, he plans on breaking into Vancouver’s real estate development industry as a market analyst, development coordinator, or similar role.  Previously, Dyllan has experience as a sales associate in the logistics industry, in addition to earning his Communications degree from Simon Fraser University. In his spare time, Dyllan likes to enjoy outdoor activities, play on recreational sports teams, and spend time with friends and family.


The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel is pleased to partner with the Real Estate Institute of BC and offer a 10% discount off of their Best Available Price to our members!

Sun Peaks Grand is located in the core of the European-inspired Sun Peaks Resort village just 45 minutes from Kamloops. With chairlifts, trails and activities at the doorstep, as well as boutiques, eateries, and brand-new guest rooms, Sun Peaks Grand is proud to make your stay with us enjoyable and relaxing. We also offers on-site dining, a heated outdoor pool with mountain views, massage therapy services, and pet-friendly guest rooms.  

Click here for more information!

Click here to view their reopening policy!


2020_events/individual_mentoring.pngREIBC Mentoring:

We are making some changes to our mentor-ship program here at REIBC. We are looking for participation from our experienced and connected members, if you are interested in becoming a mentor for young professionals or students looking to enter the industry please email Stay tuned for more information to come!

Did you know you can log in to your REIBC account and you can update your profile. When people search in "Find an RI" they will find your complete information on your profile and know more about you!


Did you know as an REIBC member you can attend the REIBC webinars for FREE? 

Real Estate Regulation in BC – What’s New & What’s Ahead
Join David Avren, Acting CEO and Vice President, Legal Services and Compliance with the Real Estate Council of BC as he discusses some of the changes that have occurred in real estate regulation in recent years and takes a look at what we can expect in the future.
August 6, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Register Now!

COVID-19: Recessions and the BC Housing Market
BCREA Chief Economist, Brendon Ogmundson will be examining the impact of COVID-19 on the housing market and looking at projections for the timing & strength of a post-pandemic recovery.
August 26, 2020 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Register Now! 


Property Services Agent (12mth Temporary Full-Time) - District of North Vancouver

Property Services Agent - District of North Vancouver

Manager, Real Estate - City of North Vancouver

Property Agent - BC Housing

REIBC Updates

Mark your calendars for the AGM scheduled for December 11th! More information to come.

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