Four RIs at BC Assessment promoted to positions of leadership
David Keough, RI
David Keough, RI is excited to announce that he will be moving to a new position at BC Assessment in the role of Assessor, Northern Interior Residential and Provincial Farms.
With over 13 years of experience in a variety of roles with BC Assessment, David looks forward to starting his new role in the fall of 2022.
David also serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Prince George Spruce Kings Hockey Club which operates as a not-for-profit society.
David has been a professional RI designated member since 2012.
Bryan Murao, RI
Bryan was recently promoted to the permanent role of Assessor – Lower Mainland Residential with BC Assessment. Their department currently has just over 100 employees and is responsible for producing and supporting market valuations for all residential properties for the Sunshine Coast, Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley regions. Starting in September, they will also be including the residential strata properties for the rest of the province in our portfolio.
Bryan has been with BCA for over 15 years now, having originally started as an Appraiser in our Surrey office right after completing his BBA from Simon Fraser University. Over that time, he progressed through Senior Appraiser and Deputy Assessor roles, prior to recently moving into his current Assessor position in Vancouver. Aside from his portfolio responsibilities, Bryan also serves as corporate media spokesperson, provincial Additional School Tax coordinator, and he is a proud member of BCA’s Women’s Network as well.
Bryan joined the REIBC in 2011 as soon as he was eligible to, and he says it’s been a great experience since then. BCA has had great representation in the REIBC since he has been with the company, and he really enjoyed the industry networking opportunities that the REIBC affords its members.
To Bryan, the best part of what he does is trying to make a positive difference towards whether people have a good day or not when they come to work. Getting involved in complex legal cases is probably a close second!
Geoff Radtke, RI
Geoff is excited to announce that he has will be moving to a new position at BC Assessment in the role of Assessor, Island and Interior ICI.
With over 15 years of experience in a variety of roles with BC Assessment, Geoff looks forward to starting this new role in the fall of 2022. In the meantime, Geoff will be continuing in his current role of Director, Quality Standards and Practices at BC Assessment. Geoff is currently the Secretary Treasurer with the Real Estate Institute of BC’s Board of Governors and has been a professional RI designated member since 2010.
Edward Shum, RI
Ed is pleased to announce that he has accepted a position with BC Assessment in the role of Assessor, Lower Mainland ICI starting December 2022.
Ed joined BC Assessment in 1996 and has held progressively senior roles in the Lower Mainland. Most recently, Ed is part of BC Assessment’s Specialized ICI team management group accountable for high profile property types throughout the province including Hotel and Major Retail properties. In his current role as Deputy Assessor, he will be working closely with Kash Kang preparing for his transition to the new role in the upcoming months.
Besides working proactively with municipal clients and various stakeholders, Ed embraces the role of mentor and coach to staff on the assessment process, appeal work and leadership with the various teams at BC Assessment.
Ed has been a REIBC member since March 2000 and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. He also holds Executive certificates in Executive General Management and Management Excellence with the Sauder School of Business.
REIBC AGM & Member Meeting
REIBC’s 2022 AGM & Member Meeting took place on June 15th and saw attendance of many familiar faces. Following the AGM, there was a Member Meeting in which President Keith Maclean-Talbot spoke about the Institute’s strategic plans and Board’s focus going forward. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples were among the focuses discussed. Many of REIBC’s initiatives were highlighted, such as our webinars, ProSeries and other programs. The Board shared the new working mission statement and received feedback from the members in attendance. All in all, it was a productive and informative meeting.
REIBC UBC Real Estate Division Awards
Every year, REIBC awards $1000 to two REIBC members completing the DULE program. To be eligible, the member must have held REIBC membership for at least a year. The student with the highest mark is awarded $1000 and the second highest mark is awarded $500. This year, nominee member Tracy Price and Chad Dalpre, RI were the recipients of this scholarship. Congratulations Chad and Tracy!
Webinar Speaker Solomon Reece-Brass Elected Councillor of The Key First Nation
Solomon Reece-Brass, the speaker of last month’s “Working with Reconciliation” webinar series, has been elected Councillor of The Key First Nation. He is grateful for the people who elected him and is looking forward to his new role developing a future for the Nation.
Combatting Money Laundering in BC Real Estate – June 2
On Thursday, June 2, 2022 REIBC held a webinar to discuss Money Laundering in BC and what steps should be taken. Our guest speaker Tsur Somerville was engaging as always and left us with a few things to ponder. There seems to be a lot of talk and no action and that creates cynicism. If a higher standard of proof is created (which this may merit), there needs to be meaningful checks on that higher standard. With transparency and openness, privacy is sacrificed and as a society are we ready for that. Doesn’t seem to be a solution that will satisfy all and discussions continue to take place.
We thank the Real Estate Foundation of BC for their support.
Steve Saretsky Talks Real Estate
Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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