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October 2019

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 provides employers and clients with instant confirmation of advanced levels of education and experience.

In our newsletters we will be focusing on the new RI’s that are joining REIBC, sharing with you their experience, their communities, and their everyday lives. We welcome these new RI’s into our community.

Help us welcome two of our new RI's:

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Diana Dickey:

Diana is a REBGV Medallion Club award-winning REALTOR® with Sutton Group Seafair Realty. 

She is a graduate of the UBC Urban Lands Economics Program and contributes to the industry as a member of the REBGV Professional Conduct Committee, the City of Richmond’s Economic Advisory Committee and Board of Variance. Aside from Diana’s interest in real estate, she also enjoys travelling to warm destinations, dragon boating, snow boarding and exploring nature with local hikes. As a new member of REIBC, she is looking forward to building her network of diverse professionals to share learning and increase industry expertise amongst others. 

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 Jason Singbeil:

Jason started his career in 2013 in the appraisal field, doing part-time research for Donovan Collins Real Estate Appraisals and Consulting. He is currently working as an Acting Senior Appraiser with BC Assessment.

Jason has always had a passion for the real estate industry. The work he does with BC Assessment has allowed him to work in a profession he loves and for an organization that plays a key part in building communities across the province. Jason and his wife became proud first-time parents in May of 2018. They love to travel and explore new culinary adventures. 

 

Member news

Daniel Jones, RI, AACI, P.APP, receives the 2019 AIC-BC "Keith Goodwin Award" for 2019.

2019_Events/Dan_jones_award.JPGPresented each year at the fall provincial AIC-BC (Appraisal Institute of Canada-British Columbia) Annual General Meeting the coveted Keith Goodwin Award recognizes Outstanding Service, Leadership, Exemplary Professional conduct, Education, Achievement or Mentoring of a member in Good standing. This year the award was presented to Daniel Jones, RI, AACI, P.App by current AIC-BC President, Graham Held. 

Daniel is the President/CEO of Campbell & Pound Appraisals, and Campbell & Pound Commercial Appraisals and has been doing complete appraisals, valuation and land studies in Vancouver since 1939. Dan has overseen the day to day operations since 1986. Dan received his Degree and diploma in Urban Land Economics back in September of 1978 and built his Appraisal practice into one of the larger more respected firms in the Lower Mainland where that status remains today.   

As a leader and practicing appraiser for 46 years in Vancouver, Dan has also been an active Volunteer for the Appraisal Institute of Canada where he sat on numerous committees beginning in 1989 through to the present.  Receiving his AACI,P.App professional designation in 1986, he sat on the Vancouver Chapter executive 1998 to 2002 and the Provincial Board of Directors (representing Vancouver) 2003 to 2013 where he became the President of AIC-BC in 2006-07. From there he was elected to the National Board of Directors in Ottawa where he worked tirelessly for the next six years with his term ending in 2019.

Dan sits as a Board member on the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Assessment Appeal Board in North Vancouver and in the past with Sto:lo Nation in the Chilliwack area. He began his appraisal career in the Corporation of Delta 1973-74 and then began a 12 year run with B.C. Assessment in Richmond-Delta, and Vancouver offices before becoming Vice-President of ICI Assessment review in Surrey for a short period of time and then purchasing Campbell & Pound Appraisals in 1986 becoming President/CEO where he remains today.

2019_Events/Dan_Smile.JPGDan is a dedicated RI member who has held his accreditation since 1978 (41 Years) as his father was an RI since 1958 under certificate number 147 and encouraged him to join.  He is a former governor 2003-04, Vancouver Chapter Chairman and executive member from 1996 to 2003. Dan proudly embraces Campbell & Pound’s core values and has been a fixture and perennial sponsor at the REIBC Charity Golf Tournament held each year in June since 1993. Dan is also a past recipient - 2010 of the George Whyte Award presented annually at the REIBC Charity Golf Tournament to the member who demonstrates exemplary professional conduct, has recognized achievements in the Real Estate profession and supports the objectives of the Institute.

Congratulations Dan – well deserved recognition!

 

Terry Dowle, RI:

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Terry Dowle, RI, AACI, P.App of Burnaby, BC was elected President of the British Columbia Association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AICBC) for a one year term.

Terry has been involved in the Real Estate Consulting industry in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley regions since 1989. He is a senior partner in Niemi LaPorte & Dowle Appraisals Ltd and a founding partner in Niemi LaPorte & Dowle Whistler Appraisal Group Ltd., operating in the Sea to Sky Corridor. He is a founding partner in NLD Consulting, a firm completing Depreciation Reports and Reserve Fund Studies in British Columbia and Manitoba. Terry completes assignments for both IC&I and residential properties and consults on a variety of development and valuation projects. Terry has completed assignments for Expropriation and Partial Taking matters and has given Expert Testimony in Supreme Court hearings.

Congratulations Terry!

REIBC News

Tour of Skeena Sawmills in Terrace, BC:

2019_Newsletter/Skeena_Group_pic.jpgOn 18-Oct-2019 the REIBC was honoured to have a tour of Terrace’s newest industrial facility – the Skeena Sawmills Pellet Plant.

The Skeena Sawmills wood mill in Terrace has been in operation since 1960 under three owners since then. For many years, the sawdust from the mill was shipped to the West Fraser Eurocan Pulpmill in Kitimat – about 40 minutes south of Terrace, to be converted to Craft Paper. 

(Group photo, left to right: Acting Mayor Brian Downie, Greg Demille General Manager of Skeena Sawmills, Joe Barbosa, RI and Dan MacElheron, RI)

2019_Newsletter/Pellets.jpgThe closure of West Fraser Pulp Mill in Kitimat and selling of the Terrace Sawmill to current owner’s ROC Holdings caused a problem: what to do with the excess waste material such as tree bark from the De-Barker, wood shavings from the Planer Mill and sawdust from the Sawmill?The current market for the fine sawdust is a Pulp Mill on Vancouver Island – it is barged out of Prince Rupert – about 1.5 hours west of Terrace. The former West Fraser Veneer Plant – next to the sawmill has been recently converted to a Pellet Plant. The remaining waste material is now crushed, pulverized, heated then compressed into pellets approximately ¼’ X 1” (0.5 cm X 2 cm) that are used as a replacement for Coal Burning facilities in the plants top market… Japan! Considering this waste material was previously burnt in traditional “Beehive Burners” or placed in landfills, it’s great to see a local facility using all of one of BC’s most precious natural resources. The Plant is surprisingly clean and quiet and it was a great and informative tour! 

Submitted by Joe Barbosa, RI

 

Tour of the Wood Innovation Centre in Prince George:

2019_Events/Wood_Innovation.JPGOn October 18, 2019 REIBC members toured the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) and the adjacent Wood Innovation Research Lab (WIRL), in downtown Prince George, BC as guests of the University of Northern BC (UNBC). The 6 storey WIDC was designed and constructed in 2014 to showcase value-added BC wood products (for example: pre-fabricated cross-laminated timber panels) by the British Columbia government. At that time WIDC was the tallest wood building in North America. The WIRL was completed in 2018 as the first certified Passive House in Prince George and the most airtight building in North America to complement the WIDC engineering programme.

UNBC offers its Master of Engineering in Innovative Wood Design degree programme at these sites. Prince George was selected as the location due to the presence of the University and City’s pre-eminence in forestry industry expertise.

Up to 24 students study wood engineering theory as well as conduct research on wood design (at WIRL) seeking to test problems and apply concepts in a high-tech laboratory environment. The goal of the programme is to ensure graduates understand how to achieve a coordinated approach to integrating technology and building design. Integration means architects, engineers and developers are working together to produce the best-for-use design using wood as the primary building material.

Proper integration will deliver superior practical buildings which can compete with conventional structural components; for example, financially by reducing construction time as well as maximizing the aesthetic values of the structure, while sustaining eco-system health by diminishing or replacing the use of green house gas intense materials like steel and concrete with wood which naturally sequesters carbon.

Visit https://www.unbc.ca/engineering-graduate/construction-wood-innovation-design-centre to learn more about the actual building as well as the carbon story of wood.

Submitted by Steven Henderson, RI (Ret)

 

Upcoming REIBC events

Vancouver Market Update & Holiday Reception
November 21, 2019
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Blue Horizon Hotel, Vancouver
Register Now!

Prince George - Real Estate Board Market Update & Holiday Reception 
November 28, 2019
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Save the date, more information to come!

Kamloops - Real Estate Board Market Update & Holiday Reception
December 5, 2019
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Save the date, more information to come!

Terrace - Real Estate Board Market Update & Holiday Reception
December 5, 2019
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Save the date, more information to come!

Cranbrook - Real Estate Board Market Update & Holiday Reception 
December 10, 2019
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Save the date, more information to come!

Presidents' Luncheon: Translink of the Future: Moving in a Growing Region
Join us for a conversation with Kevin Desmond, CEO of Translink and David Podmore, RI.
December 12, 2019
11:30 AM– 2:00 PM
Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver
Register Now! 

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