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June 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.

Kenny Leung, RI

Kenny Leung

Kenny graduated from the UBC Sauder School of Business with a Bachelor of commerce degree in Real Estate and Operations Logistics. After graduating from UBC, he started his real estate career within the property assessment field. He currently works at BC Assessment as an Appraiser specializing in the valuation of strata residential properties within the Lower Mainland. Throughout his career at BC Assessment, he had experience working with the properties across many different neighborhoods including rural areas out on the Sunshine coast. He finds the most exciting part of his work is being out on the field and inspecting new construction that eventually becomes a part of the city’s skyline. The real estate industry is constantly evolving, and working within the valuation field provides him with several opportunities for learning and growth. He has always had an interest in studying the development of real estate markets and working as an appraiser naturally allows him to stay on top of the latest events that are happening within the industry. Kenny completed his Post Graduate Certificate in Real Property Valuation (PGCV) in 2020 and looks forward to connecting with other RIs within the Institute. Outside of work, he enjoys staying active and travelling. His last vacation was a trip to Japan and it was a great experience and he hopes to visit again in the future!

Aleksey Nekhoroshev, Nominee Member

Aleksey Nekhoroshev

After his 2006 graduation from the Moscow State Industrial University, Aleksey started his career as a commercial real estate broker at a local agency in Moscow. His last project was tender for the redesign of the office premises in the head office for Vi Holding, a Moscow-based international investment and development company. You can learn about Vi Holding here. Currently, most of his time is taken up by his studies at the BCIT Professional Real Estate program. Aleksey is taking the courses at BCIT because he is passionate about development and is glad to see that greenfield is becoming a valuable asset. As Aleksey continues his studies at BCIT, he is learning and getting a thorough understanding of the local real estate environment. He will graduate in December 2021 from the BCIT program, and hopes to find the best ways to apply his experience, skills and competences achieved in the Russian market in British Columbia. Aleksey believes that the RI will provide him with great opportunities to exercise his greatest values in life – to learn, get new skills and competencies, and share his own experiences with others. As Aleksey continues his schooling, his goals include part time work in order to practice his professional skills, and to graduate and establish new contacts with fellow market professionals.

Aleksey is a motorsport fan and is involved in motorsports cars development for rally teams in Russia. One of his customers was the FIA Cross Country 2014 & 2020 Champion. When asked if there was anything else he would like to share, Aleksey responded by quoting Mark Twain: “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”

Welcome Aleksey.

Member News

Michael Drouillard, RI

Michael Drouillard

Michael Drouillard, RI(BC) is pleased to announce the formation of the law practice of Drouillard Lawyers effective July 1, 2021.  Michael’s practice will focus on commercial real estate transactions and disputes.  Michael joined the Real Estate Institute of B.C. after graduating from the Diploma in Urban Land Economics program at the Sauder School of Business, with both a property management and real property specialization.  Reach out to Michael and wish him well at

In Memoriam

REIBC has been notified of the passing of two members over the last year.

34-year member Zeone Andrijaszyn and 25-year member Art Swenson.

REIBC sends condolences to their families and friends.


On June 10, 2021 REIBC held it’s AGM virtually for the second time in its history. There was a quorum present and the business of the Institute was carried out. We thank all of you for participating and look forward to seeing you in person (hopefully) next year! You can see the Annual Report here.

REIBC Recognition

Each year REIBC recognizes members that have been with the Institute for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and, yes, even 55 years. The last couple of years we have been unable to hold our luncheons with members although we are still recognizing them by sending them their certificates. We will invite you next year to the luncheon so we will have larger groups in 2022 (of course, if we can). Here are the members we recognize in 2021 for their membership in the Institute. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon!

REIBC Recognition

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Real Estate Institute of BC Awards at Sauder School of Business

REIBC is pleased to announce that Choo-Ming Yeak, RI has received the award for the top marks in his class of the Diploma in Urban Land Economics and will receive a $1000 award. Also receiving an award for the runner up in the class is Herman Sandhu, a nominee member and he will receive $500. We congratulate both of these members for their hard work and dedication.

Choo-Ming Yeak

Choo-Ming Yeak, RI

Herman Sandhu

Herman Sandhu

Want to know more about REIBC awards? Check them out here.

June 3, 2021

Foreclosure 101 – A practical overview and what real estate professionals should watch for

REIBC was pleased to host Erin Hatch, lawyer with Harper Grey LLP and Daniel Jones, RI, President of both Campbell & Pound Residential (1939) Ltd., and Campbell & Pound Commercial Ltd. to talk about foreclosure and what the parties need to know. There was a lot of interest in the topic and the questions came fast and furious and before we knew it the hour was over. Thank you so much to everyone who participated and to Erin and Daniel for the expert knowledge and information they shared with the registrants. A donation was made on behalf of Erin to the Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society and on behalf of Dan to the Alzheimer Society of BC.

Choo-Ming Yeak

Erin Hatch

Herman Sandhu

Daniel Jones, RI

une 17, 2021

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the BC Declaration Act

Roshan Danesh

REIBC welcomed Mr. Roshan Danesh to talk to us about UNDRIP and how the BC Declaration Act will work. It was a very interesting hour and there was a lot of a questions and answers at this webinar. Roshan was very interesting and was able to put information into an easy-to-understand way that everyone that attended was able to learn from. A donation was made on behalf of Roshan to the Darwyn Danesh Memorial Fund at the Victoria Foundation. Thank you to all of our speakers in June.

Events Update

With the vaccination program well under way in BC and restrictions starting to be lifted REIBC has been asked when we will continue with in-person events. It has been decided that the first in person event REIBC will hold in 2021 will be the Presidents’ Luncheon scheduled for December 9, 2021. We will send more information when we have it.

Further discussions will be held as we work on in-person events for 2022 and beyond.

REIBC Events

July 15, 2021
Building Housing Knowledge – What You Need to Know About the Factors Impacting Housing Demand in Non-Metropolitan BC
Register here

August 5, 2021
Market Overview – Paul Richter, RI CoStar
Register here

Save the dates:

August 26, 2021
BC Transit – Model & Development Planning
Registration coming soon

Career Opportunities

Director, Properties - Metro Vancouver

Investments, Manager (Portfolio Management) - Concert Properties Ltd.

Land Project Manager - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Land Agent - FortisBC Energy Inc.

Chief Executive Officer - Montrose Property Holdings Ltd.

Director, Real Estate Development - TransLink

Senior Manager, Acquisitions - TransLink

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