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July 2023

Member News

Aleksey Nekhoroshev, RI

Newsletter_Images/Aleksey_Nekhoroshev.jpgIn May, Aleksey Nekhoroshev became a part of Devon Properties, taking on the position of Commercial Manager. Aleksey plays a crucial role in facilitating the company's expansion of its commercial property portfolio in both the Greater Victoria area and Vancouver agglomeration. His responsibilities include strategizing and overseeing the preventive maintenance and daily operations of various commercial properties, comprising around 500,000 square feet and housing approximately 250 tenants. In addition, he is responsible for managing maintenance personnel and coordinating with independent contractors. Aleksey also assists the senior leadership in budgeting and effectively managing assets to ensure the company's continued growth and success.

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REIBC Presidents' Luncheon: Innovations in First Nations Land Management

Newsletter_Images/Chief_Robert_Louie.pngDiscover the future of First Nations land management and its potential for development at the REIBC Presidents' Luncheon. Join us for a captivating panel discussion hosted by past president Gregory Steves, featuring Chief Robert Louie of the Westbank First Nation, along with industry experts:

  • Mindy Wight (CEO, Nch’ḵay̓ Development Corporation)
  • Jon Davey (Vice President Indigenous Financial Services, Scotiabank)
  • Al-Karim Kara (President and CEO, Land Title and Survey Authority)


Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM
Venue: Paradox Hotel Vancouver
1161 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Explore the groundbreaking innovations emerging from First Nations in Canada, as they effectively manage their lands to create development opportunities and economic prosperity in their communities. Gain insights into the recently announced First Nations National Land Registry and other initiatives supporting effective land management.

Event Schedule:

  • 11:00 AM: Optional Pre-Event - "Whet + Sip" (Networking with Small Bites and Drinks)
  • 11:50 AM: Opening Remarks & Introductions
  • 12:05 PM: Panel Discussion
  • 12:55 PM: Closing Remarks & Announcements
  • 1:00 PM: Networking
  • 1:30 PM: Optional Post-Event - Panel Conversation with Audience Engagement
  • 2:15 PM: Closing Remarks by Moderator

Book your tickets now for the REIBC Presidents' Luncheon and be part of this enriching experience that celebrates innovation, collaboration, and the future of sustainable growth.

Elevate Your Real Estate Career with REIBC ProSeries & ProSeries Sparks!

Join our immersive online learning experience designed exclusively for real estate professionals - the REIBC ProSeries. Each course is thoughtfully created and delivered by industry-leading RI-designated professionals, offering valuable insights on various topics. From branding secrets to hotel valuation, leadership strategies, and more, you'll find a treasure trove of knowledge to boost your expertise.

Short on time? Check out our ProSeries Sparks! In under 30 minutes, get concentrated doses of advice, tips, and ideas from experienced professionals. Perfect for a quick boost of wisdom!

Embark on a knowledge-rich journey with industry titans like Andrea Fletcher, Andrew Tong, Avtar Bains, Carrie Russell, Connie Fair, Daniel Jones, David Podmore, Graham Allen, Michael Heeney, and more, as they share their invaluable insights and experiences in REIBC ProSeries.

Discover REIBC ProSeries & ProSeries Sparks - Learn More!


An Economic Update with BCREA's Brendon Ogmundson – July 20, 2023

Newsletter_Images/brendon_ogmundson_headshot.jpgOn July 20th, Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist from BCREA, discussed several key topics related to the current state of the economy. One of the main points he emphasized was the importance of tracking GDP growth, by drawing valuable insights into the overall trends and forecasting future economic conditions. Brendon highlighted the impact of the pandemic on the real estate market, the current lack of labor force and the high demand for supply. As a result of the pandemic, many construction projects were delayed or put on hold, leading to a shortage of available properties. This scarcity, coupled with the increased demand from buyers, has contributed to rising housing prices in many areas. Brendon emphasized that maintaining low and stable inflation is crucial for sustainable economic growth and preventing detrimental effects, such as hyperinflation or deflation. Overall, the webinar provided valuable insights into the current economic landscape, the impact of the pandemic on the real estate market, and strategies for maintaining economic stability.

REIBC Events

2023 Presidents' Luncheon
Thursday, December 7, 2023 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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More events coming soon.

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