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March 2022

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.

Peter Figures, RI
Newsletter_Images/RI_Photo_Peter_Figures.JPGPeter began his career as a fee-appraiser in Kelowna in 2012. He currently works as a fee-appraiser at Collingwood Appraisals in Metro Vancouver and enjoys helping people make business decisions regarding real estate. In his spare time, you can usually find him running on the seawall. Peter is looking forward to further developing his career and networking with fellow RIs.

Welcome Peter.

Member News

Daniel John, RI

Newsletter_Images/Daniel-John.jpgPast President Daniel John, RI becomes Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver 2022/2023 Chair

Daniel John has been a realtor since 2005. He was first elected to REBGV's Board of Directors in 2018. Daniel is the Program Head of the Professional Real Estate diploma program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and a real estate instructor at Langara College. Since 2012 he has held his professional RI Designation from the Real Estate Institute of BC and was on the Board of Governors for 8 years.  Daniel was President of the Institute 2018 – 2019.  He also carries the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. He's volunteered with organizations such as the Richmond School District, Steveston Community Centre, and the REBGV Blanket Drive.

Clayton Olson, RI

Newsletter_Images/Clayton_Olson.jpegClayton is excited to announce that he has accepted a position with Altus Group in the role of Associate Director, Property Tax.

With over 11 years in a variety of roles with BC Assessment, Clayton has gained an in-depth knowledge of the BC Property Tax system and a sound understanding of the assessment process.  He looks forward to leveraging his vast experience in negotiations and property valuation to assist clients through the tax appeal process in order to ensure the best possible chance of reasonable assessments and successful appeal procedures.  Clayton has been accepted as an expert witness and advocate at the Property Assessment Appeal Board, along with various Assessment Review Boards throughout the province.  He is currently a Governor with the Real Estate Institute of BC’s Board of Governors and has been a professional RI designated member since 2013.

Troy Macbeth Abromaitis, RI

Newsletter_Images/Troy-Abromaitis.jpgTroy was awarded a Business Excellence Award in the category of Professional Under 40 by the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented March 5th at the 18th annual Business Excellence Awards at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows. Congratulations Troy!


Diana Dickey, RI

Newsletter_Images/Diana_Dickey_Profile.jpgDiana Dickey, RI has been elected Vice-Chair of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). She is an award-winning REALTOR® with over 10 years experience focused on the residential market. Diana has been a professional Real Estate Institute of BC for three years. She gives back to the real estate community through volunteering with the REBGV in several capacities: regional coordinator for the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive, Committees, Divisional Director, and most recently Board Director.  With REIBC Diana has participated in Meet the Pros which is an event designed to assist real estate students with career options, she has attended numerous events on line and in person.  She is excited for this new opportunity to create positive changes in helping the REBGV step into the future as the real estate industry encounters ongoing change. Diana welcomes connecting with her many colleagues and other industry professionals. Feel free to reach out and say hello anytime!

Grapes REIBC Grapevine


2022 Award Nominations

REIBC members are held to the highest standards of integrity and expertise. As part of the elite, you are connected to individuals who continually elevate the profession of real estate. This is your chance to make a mark and get noticed.

Submit a nomination for the 2022 REIBC Award Nominations now.

At REIBC, we are proud to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions made by RIs each year. The RI, after all, is your assurance of excellence. This year, we are awarding individuals for their excellence in the following categories: 

  • RI Medal of Excellence for Leadership
  • RI Medal of Excellence for Ingenuity
  • RI Medal of Excellence for an Emerging Leader
  • RI Medal of Distinction

For more information about the nominations process, visit our Award Nominations page.


March 31st is the last day before your membership goes into expired status if you have not yet paid your dues for 2022. On April 1st, you will receive an email advising you that your membership is expired. You can regain active status by paying your dues as soon as you are able. To ensure you’re up to date with your dues or to complete payment, login to the members’ portion of our website.

If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to reach out at

Returned Mail

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Canada Post has been automatically returning mail addressed to REIBC. If you have had your mail returned in the last week or two, please resend as we believe we have the issue sorted out with Canada Post.

Thank you for your understanding.

2022 Nominations for the Board of Governors

Are you interested in becoming part of the REIBC Board of Governors? Nominations for the Board are happening now! As a Governor, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded people, build your professional network and utilize your skills to make a difference within the Institute. You will have received details about the nomination process on March 22, 2022.

UBC George Oikawa Scholarship Awarded

REIBC’s scholarship in honor of George Oikawa has been awarded to Daryl Larsen, currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy program in Business Administration in Urban Land Economics. This $1000 award lessens the financial burden for students and recognizes them for their dedication and accomplishments. Congratulations Daryl!

BCIT Bob Mikitka Memorial Endowment Awarded

The Bob Mikitka Memorial Endowment at BCIT has been awarded to Anne Tan, a graduating student in the Professional Real Estate Program. Anne has been awarded $992 in recognition of her efforts in her studies and to aid her in the pursuit of her educational goals. Congratulations Anne!


Residential Real Estate Prices Will Be Headed Upward: Immigration, Geopolitics, and Demographics – March 10

Newsletter_Images/richard_kurland_photo.jpgOn March 10th, Richard Kurland led a fascinating webinar about immigration to British Columbia amidst demographic changes, post-pandemic recovery, geopolitics events in Europe and the raise in Canada's immigration targets. He outlined how the processes for attaining permanent residency have changed and how these changes tie into real estate. Residential housing supply is also impacted by these kinds of changes as well as by the mass transfer of wealth taking place between generations. Richard left us with an abundance of insights into what can expected in immigration to BC and the residential real estate market going forward. We thank him for his time and his excellent presentation.

A Better Way Home: Strengthening Consumer Protection in BC Real Estate – March 30

Newsletter_Images/DarleneHyde.jpgThe BCREA: A Betty Way Home webinar was delivered by CEO Darlene Hyde and Vice President Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement of BCREA. Darlene & Trevor discussed their white paper (which you can see here) and what BCREA feels is best moving forward. We also were given a first peak at research that was done by the Council of Public Affairs that denoted blind bidding was not something people were in favour of, the majority of people felt that the Provincial Government needed to take some drastic steps around the housing issues and 76% of the people were happy with their Realtors. 

Newsletter_Images/trevor_headshot_002_.JPGOne take away from this webinar: This is a complex issue not only in BC but in Canada and solutions need to be well calibrated, well thought out and well vetted. 

Second take away – the education for realtors is not sufficient at this time, so more discussion about what that looks like moving forward needs to happen at all levels. 

REIBC made a donation to Big Sisters of the Lower Mainland on their behalf.

Thank you to the Real Estate Foundation of BC for their support.

REIBC Events

Housing Affordability: Canada’s National Housing Strategy and CMHC Initiatives
Thursday, April 14, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Register Now

Overview of First Nation Lands & Interests On-Reserve
Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Register Now

Save the dates:

Working With Reconciliation: A Four-Part Series
Thursday, May 5, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 12, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
More information coming soon!

2022 AGM
Date to be determined; more information coming soon!

Awards Ceremony and 60th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, October 27, 2022
More information coming soon!

2022 Presidents’ Luncheon
Thursday, December 8, 2022
More information coming soon!

Career Postings

Property Services Agent - District of North Vancouver

Educational Consultant – UBC Sauder Real Estate Division

Property Representative 2 - ILS - BC Hydro

Manager, Leasing - Western Canada with A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

General Manager, Real Estate & Facility Management - City of Vancouver

Property Agent - BC Housing

Appraiser - BC Assessment

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