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.
In our newsletters we will be focusing on the new RI’s that are joining REIBC, sharing with you their experience, their communities, and their everyday lives. We welcome these new RI’s into our community.
Help us welcome these two new RIs.
I started my career in real estate as a summer student with MPAC in Ontario in 2012. After two summers in Ontario and completing my degree at Simon Fraser University, I started working as a Property Information Collector with BC Assessment in 2014. I continue to work for BCA as an Appraiser on the residential team.
I completed my DULE in the spring of 2019 and am happy to join the members of the Real Estate Institute of BC.
After growing up in Ontario, I moved to BC in 2009 and have stayed ever since. I pursued a designation with the REIBC because of its high reputation across the province and the very diverse membership in the real estate profession. I really look forward to getting to know other real estate professionals within the Institute.
Weirdly enough I started my career in the Health Care industry and eventually went back to school in the early 2000’s to change careers. The hope was that it would open more doors with better career options, along with an increased chance of advancement. Looking back, I feel it was one of the best choices I could have ever made. I have since then met some of the most professional people possible from many different areas and sectors of the Real Estate Industry throughout western Canada.
I grew up in Calgary, Alberta and my return to school sent me to Olds College, just an hour up the highway to the north to take my Land 745 course. This enabled me to get my Land Agent License which allowed me to legally acquire land in the Province of Alberta under their legislation. This led to working as a consultant for differing Oil & Gas and Utility companies. My main task during this time was to negotiate partial takings on private land for their lease sites and right of ways. With more experience I started working in stakeholder relations with other levels of government, First Nations, Industry and the public at large. As my responsibilities grew the Land Broker I worked for promoted me to Branch Manager of their southern Alberta office where I managed and ran the day to day tasks and duties of the office while leading and supervising my team to complete projects for our clients.
When requested to change locations to the Oil & Gas hotbed that is the Peace River Valley in north eastern BC, I moved on to manage their office in Fort St. John. Thus, starting my challenge of learning a new land system. There was also a strong requirement to build our client base in this area which already had many active Land Brokerages in place. It was an interesting couple of years that demanded a lot of effort to keep the office profitable. In time (2016) the Oil & Gas Industry slumped so severely that many people lost their jobs and houses. I was lucky enough to land on my feet and start my new role as a public servant doing similar work for FLNRO. I have since moved up to be the lead in the Forest Land Acquisitions Group within the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Our primary job is to gain legal access for the ministry in the form of SRW’s, dedicated crown corridors and leases on private land.
The experience and education I have attained matches well in many facets of the Real Estate Industry. Further, I have found that the networking and learning resources available with the Real Estate Institute of BC assist greatly by way of knowledge sharing, potential opportunities, etc. In my opinion, the RI designation recognizes someone who has gained the appropriate knowledge and experience to be considered an asset to their chosen area of work in Real Estate and I have directly benefitted from having it, during my time in BC.
The first two weeks of June saw members from throughout the province gather in their area to celebrate and recognize their colleagues receiving their membership recognition. We recognized members that have 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, & 50 years of service. We noted that 2 members received 50 year recognition this year, Michael Naish from Courtenay and Andrew Pearson from Victoria. Thank you to everyone that participated and we look forward to doing this each year. In the Vancouver District the event was held in conjunction with the AGM so a little different than the rest. Photos will be up in the very near future, and below are some that we have already. Take a look. . . anyone you know!!
Please note, these are not all the photos and we will do a collage in the coming weeks. Also, follow us on social media as we are posting there.
26th Annual Charity Golf Event
The 26th Annual Charity Golf Event was held on June 26, 2019 and it was a bright, sunshiny day; and a wonderful day it was. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams of this years event follow here and watch the July newsletter for photos and more information.
- 1st Place – Team 14A – Todd Mikl, Colby Johannson, Dan Hunt & Colin Murray
- 2nd Place – Team 17A – Michael Ferreira, Garry Wong, Darren Trester, Kerry Nagy
- 3rd Place – Team 10A – Paul Murcutt, Daren Selo, Gareth McDonnell, Jim Allison
We will announce more prize winners and the Most Honest Team in our next newsletter!
Make A Wish information (PDF)
Translink Tour – Sold Out
CLERK TYPIST - CONVEYANCING - City of North Vancouver
Manager, Investments - Concert Properties Ltd.
TL Property Management Agent - FTT (approx. 1 year) - Translink
Property Valuator - Negotiator - City of Coquitlam
Leasing Assistant - Ministry of Citizens’ Services
Legal Counsel, Properties - Metro Vancouver
Faculty, Real Estate - BCIT
TL Property Management Agent (20170850) - Translink
Property Acquisition Coordinator - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Land & Property Administrator - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Candidate Appraiser and Research Analyst - Kent-Macpherson Appraisals