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May 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.

Meet Shelby Harvey, RI – Quadreal

Shelby Harvey

Shelby attended BCIT for Marketing Management – Professional Real Estate in 2014 – 2016. She began working in 2017 in a commercial property management firm as a Property Administrative Assistant and continued her career as a Property Administrator. She advanced her career to an Assistant Property Manager role before her current role which is a Property Manager for QuadReal Property Group’s downtown Vancouver office portfolio which is 650,000 sq.ft. Shelby loves the versatility of her career; no two days are identical, and often, she has to deviate from the days’ plan. Things rapidly change in her industry, and its essential to adapt.

She is thankful for the connections that she has built in the industry and she works with a fantastic team of colleagues and has excellent relationships with many of their tenants. She had the privilege to meet and learn from a lot of experienced contractors. Shelby continues to learn from an experienced group of people and she can honestly say that she learns something every day. Continuing to learn and grow is important to her and this career offers her that.

After Shelby completed her BCIT program she took a year off to travel and went to Europe alone for a month. It was tough to be in a place by herself, especially where she didn’t speak the languages. However, she is grateful that she took the time to enjoy it before jumping into a career. She continues to travel although she doesn’t feel as free as when she didn’t have a job and responsibilities back home. Shelby grew up horseback riding, and during COVID, she decided to start again. She never realized how much she missed it, and she’s glad she took the time to start again.

REIBC welcomes you Shelby.

REIBC would also like to introduce to you Dylan Wells.

Dylan Wells

Dylan works at BC assessment and started in 2012 an appraiser. He has worked with the Cost and ICI teams in the Prince George office and valued a variety of property types including commercial, industrial, multifamily, airports, purpose-built facilities such as sawmills and batch plants, marinas, water lots, auto dealerships, golf courses and others. A friend working for BCA encouraged Dylan to apply and he has been happy there as it is a good place to work with flexible schedules, great work-life balance, benefits, job security and fantastic co-workers. There is a variety of day-to-day work that keeps things fresh and interesting. BC Assessment paid for his diploma in Urban Land Economics and offers career advancement opportunities. Dylan grew up in Tuxford, Saskatchewan on a wheat farm before moving to BC. He has lived in Prince George since 2004. Dylan is married with three kids and enjoys playing hockey and he manages an adult recreational hockey team.

Welcome Dylan.

Member News

Naz Khedri

Naz Khedri

After five wonderful years with BC Assessment, Naz is excited to announce that he has accepted a new position as a Property Valuator-Negotiator with the City of Burnaby. Naz's new position involves real property appraisal, negotiation and advisory work for City acquisitions, dispositions, exchanges, leases and rentals. Naz is looking forward to getting started in this new and exciting position!

If you have changed careers and would like to have it included in the enews we would be pleased to add it. It’s always great to know where and what our members are doing. Contact to have it included. We’d be happy to hear from you.

Grapes REIBC Grapevine


Introduction to Indigenous Relations in British Columbia
April 21, 2021 to May 12, 2021.

REIBC embarked on a training session of 4 weeks for Indigenous Relations in BC. It’s an introductory course that was led by retired RI Peter Walters. The course was attended by over 85 people and the feedback has been very positive.

Data Science in Real Estate
May 27, 2021

Nolan Derby and Keith Stewart were our expert presenters for this presentation on what Data Science looks like and what we may need to know moving forward. It was very informative and attended by over 80 people. Nolan and Keith talked about the amount of data that is accessible these days and the importance of knowing what data you need and to keep yourself educated so you know what it is you require. Donations were made to the United Way of the Lower Mainland and the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. We thank the Real Estate Foundation of BC for their support of this session.

REIBC continues to add to their ProSeries and this month we added Andrew Tong. Andrew is Senior Vice President, Investments at Concert Properties. He talks about his fascinating career beyond the text books. Dive into real estate from the fund perspective to see the attitudes, philosophies and ideas that Andrew has engaged throughout his career that have made him elite in his field. There are 7 videos in Andrew’s series and you won’t want to miss it.

REIBC Events

June 3, 2021
Foreclosure 101: A Practical Overview and What Real Estate Professionals Should Watch for
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Jun 10, 2021
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Jun 17, 2021
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples & BC Declaration Act
Register here

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

Save the dates:

July 29, 2021
Market Analysis – Paul Richter, RI CoStar
Registration coming soon

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

Career Opportunities

Property Negotiator II - City of Vancouver

Chief Executive Officer - Montrose Property Holdings Ltd.

Chief Real Estate Investment Officer - Sacha Investments Ltd.

Director, Real Estate Development - TransLink

Senior Manager, Acquisitions - TransLink

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