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June 2023

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.

Celia Yeung, RI
Newsletter_Images/celia_yeung.jpgCelia began her professional journey as a research associate at a local real estate appraisal company in 2017. There, she assisted in property research and analyzed sales data to determine accurate property values. Building upon her expertise, Celia seamlessly transitioned to her current position, where she continues to leverage the skills honed during her tenure as a research associate in a real estate appraisal firm. Outside of work, she enjoys cycling on clear days and recently fulfilled her travel dream by visiting Japan. Celia plans to travel to Europe in the near future.

Welcome Celia. 

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Let’s recap the extraordinary in-person event that was the 2023 RI Awards held at the prestigious Paradox Hotel in Vancouver. The evening was dedicated to celebrating the distinguished individuals who have exemplified exceptional leadership and innovation in the industry.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the four awards. Your 2023 award finalists and winners are: 

Damien Roussin, RI - Finalist
Daniel John, RI - Finalist
John McCarthy, RI - Finalist
Troy Abromaitis, RI - Recipient 

Michael Heeney, RI - Finalist
Tiffany Simmons, RI - Finalist
Doug Gilchrist, RI - Recipient 

Mandy Hansen, RI - Finalist
Susan Antoniali, RI - Recipient 

RI Medal of Distinction
Doug Gilchrist, RI - Finalist
Sandra Cawley, RI - Finalist
Troy Abromaitis, RI - Finalist
William McCarthy, RI - Recipient 

Our congratulations to each Award Finalist and Recipient. Your outstanding contributions and commitment to your practice and profession help shape the future of our industry.


In addition to the RI Awards, a special presentation recognized was presented Mr. Ian Macnaughton, who marked 60 years as an RI member of the Real Estate Institute of BC. Receiving his Diamond recognition, Mr. Macnaughton was joined on stage by Keith MacLean-Talbot, Cindy Nesselbeck and Geoff Radtke, representing Presidents past, present and future.

The event served as a platform for networking and fostering collaborations, as industry leaders from diverse backgrounds came together to celebrate excellence. Guests were treated to delicious interactive food stations, tantalizing sips, and the upbeat sounds of DJ Pri, leaving them inspired and motivated to push boundaries in their own endeavours.

Please check out our website on how you can apply to become an RI member or feel free to contact for more information.

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Indigenous Engagement: Lunch and Learn – June 8, 2023

On June 8, 2023, Maynard Harry, from Indigenous Insight led an Indigenous Engagement Webinar Training to deliver cultural awareness and education on indigenous ways. Maynard, discussed the colonial impacts on First Nations communities, the history of the Indian Act, the Indian Residential Schools and Reserve System.

Maynard, discussed the First Nations perspective on real estate, underscored by the notion that the land belongs to the communities. He emphasized that capitalism doesn’t exist on reserve land, the land is developed and cultivated for the greater good of its people. Going forward, indigenous communities would greatly benefit from resources channelled to the entrepreneurial ventures of indigenous small business owners.

Maynard, encourages each person to begin with the truth, followed by reconciliation. He believes it is the act of acknowledging the past and its impact, through listening and communicating as steps towards reconciliation.

REIBC Events

An Economic Update with BCREA's Brendon Ogmundson
Thursday, July 20, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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2023 Presidents' Luncheon
Thursday, December 7, 2023 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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More events coming soon.

Career Postings

President - Durwest Construction Management Inc.

Senior Director, Real Estate - British Columbia - Canada Lands Company

Senior Property Acquisition Coordinator - Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Property Representative 1 - Acquisitions & Sales - BC Hydro

Property Manager - Garibaldi Group

Senior Property Negotiator (2 Positions) - Metro Vancouver
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