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May 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.

Jordan Boers, RI
Newsletter_Images/Jordan_Boers_s_photo.jpegJordan Boers began his real estate career in 2018 as a real estate appraiser specializing in insurance appraisals. Currently, he works as an Insurance Appraiser at Normac Appraisals in Vancouver. Jordan genuinely enjoys his work at Normac, where he has been employed for over 4.5 years. He appreciates the challenging and interesting nature of his role as an insurance appraisal expert, and values the opportunity to continue learning in his field. On a personal note, Jordan and his wife recently celebrated the arrival of their first child.

Welcome Jordan.

Kevin Poon, RI
Newsletter_Images/Kevin_Poon-Photo.jpgKevin Poon embarked on his real estate career in 2016 when he joined BC Assessment as a Property Information Collector. However, he transitioned to the role of an appraiser within the same company in 2018, focusing on assessment valuations for residential properties in the Greater Vancouver Region, particularly in the City of Vancouver. The ever-evolving nature of the real estate industry and his desire to learn and exchange experiences with peers within the REIBC community motivated Kevin to pursue his current path. He sees it as an opportunity for continuous growth in his career development. Outside of work, Kevin and his wife share a passion for exploring various cuisines and have been actively honing their culinary skills by cooking meals from diverse recipes and even attending cooking classes.

Welcome Kevin.

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Register now for the REIBC 2023 Annual General Meeting!

This year, REIBC will be holding its AGM virtually. Members can attend no matter where in the province or country they are. It is taking place on Wednesday, June 14th at noon. To attend, please register.

Register now for the 2023 RI Awards!

With only 2 weeks till the RI Awards, make sure you don’t miss out. Register yourself and your colleagues!

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The Real Estate Institute of BC recognizes the leaders and innovators in the real estate industry at the 2023 RI Awards.

Join this powerful event featuring delicious food, tantalizing sips, and explore the creative activations throughout the evening.  Connect with peers and celebrate the RI's who have demonstrated distinguished qualities and contributions to our industry.

We will be announcing the 2023 recipients of the RI Medal of Excellence in the categories of Emerging Leader, Ingenuity, Leadership, and the coveted Medal of Distinction. REIBC members are held to the highest standards of integrity and expertise. It is time to celebrate your outstanding achievements and contributions. 

Register Now

WHERE: Paradox Hotel, 1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C6

WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Doors open 5pm


Metro Vancouver Industrial Lands Program – May 11, 2023

On May 11, 2023, Eric Aderneck, Senior Planner from Metro Vancouver Regional Government and Steve Forrest, Chief Operating Officer from PC Urban Properties, presented on the Metro Vancouver Industrial Lands Program. The webinar covered housing plans, solid waste services, including sewer and drainage, and regional water services by providing infrastructure and planning to protect the resources we have. This was underscored by the changing e-commerce impact on industrial usage with an increase in buying and selling of goods and services online in recent times due to the pandemic. As the increase in warehousing, fulfilment and distribution spaces are changing. The vision is to ensure sufficient industrial lands to meet the needs of a growing and evolving economy, as stated in the Metro 2050 Regional Growth Strategy plan.

REIBC Events

Indigenous Engagement: Lunch and Learn
Thursday, June 8, 2023 – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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2023 Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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2023 RI Awards
Thursday, June 15, 2023 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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An Economic Update with BCREA's Brendon Ogmundson
Thursday, July 20, 2023 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Career Postings

President - Durwest Construction Management Inc.

Property Coordinator 1 - ILS - BC Hydro

Property Coordinator 1 - ILS - BC Hydro

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