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September 2020

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.

We would like to introduce you to new RI:

Dino Usison, RI

Dino Usison

Dino started his career in real estate in 2006 when he was hired to work as an appraisal assistant in BC Assessment. The BCA office in Vancouver back then was located on Cornwall Avenue. In 2010, he was promoted to an appraisal position and transferred to the Fraser Valley Region office in Abbotsford. His first experience in appraisal was the valuation of ICI properties in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Chilliwack and areas east of Chilliwack which included Kent and Hope. A few years later, he transferred to the South Fraser Region office in Surrey as an appraiser for residential and ICI properties in Delta and Surrey.

Dino is still working at BC Assessment and it is now almost 14 years with the “great organization”. Currently he looks after residential properties within First Nation jurisdiction which includes Tsawwassen First Nation. He is also responsible for the valuation of Manufactured Homes in Surrey and Langley. Aside from those, his portfolio also includes supportive housing, churches and schools in Surrey, Richmond and Delta.

Dino enjoys the analysis involved in the valuation of properties and also likes that he gets the opportunity to be outside the office to do field work/inspections.

REIBC extends a warm welcome to Dino.

Member News

Kate Junkin

Kate Junkin

In July 2020, after just over four rewarding years with BC Assessment as an Appraiser, I took the plunge mid-pandemic to begin a new career with the Federal Government. My new role is Operations Manager with the Real Property and Asset Management division of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in the Western-Territories Region - a bit of a mouthful!

My team oversees all projects, financial forecasting, and leasing activity related to Federal Government-occupied real estate. Ultimately, I need to make sure that the right actions are happening at the right time by the right people for the right cost, and that my team is supported along the way. A big part of my role right now involves ensuring each site has all necessary precautions in place to safely serve the public and protect my colleagues against Covid-19, all the way from Prince Rupert, BC to Iqaluit, NU.

Staying plugged in to the news, trends and community provided by the Real Estate Institute of BC will continue to be valuable in my position moving forward, and I look forward to connecting with more members in the near future.

David Jones

David Jones

Having worked for a number of years in operations management, I am excited to apply my skills and experience to the world of real estate. The Professional Real Estate Advanced Diploma program at BCIT really compliments my Bachelor's Degree in business and gives me confidence as I move forward in this new chapter of my career. As President of the BCIT Real Estate Association, I have been fortunate to meet and work with some incredibly talented and inspiring people. As I explore opportunities in real estate development, land acquisition, and commercial real estate, I am excited to begin working with a terrific company which can help me realize my full potential. I look forward to making a positive impact in the community, throughout British Columbia, and I really believe that the best is yet to come!

David Jones
President, BCIT REA

Industry News

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) has revealed that the Ntityix Development LP is the recipient of the 2020 Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation award. REIBC congratulates Ntityix Development LP and their CEO Ryan Malcolm, RI. In his acceptance speech Ryan noted “this is a huge honor for all of us here at Ntityix and for the Westbank First Nation (WFN) Membership to be recognized at a national level by the CCAB. This award truly honours and validates the tremendous work done not just over the last fiscal year, but most importantly recognizing each and every WFN Member of the past several decades that have been involved with WFN corporate economic development in some capacity”.

Read the entire press release here.

REIBC congratulates Ryan and his team on this great honor.

Ntityix Development

Ryan Malcolm

Ryan Malcolm, RI

Grapes REIBC Grapevine


REIBC had a very interesting month. We started our three week marathon of webinars on the 17th with a look at the North and what it will take for them to move out of the pandemic. Susan Mowbray of MNP was our great speaker and it was a very interesting webinar. We will look at doing a follow up as we move this pandemic. REIBC made a donation to the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation on behalf of Susan.

Then on the 24th we had our “Property Tax: What’s ahead of us” with Paul Sullivan and Ryan Tung of BSC Real Estate. A great conversation and very interesting items shared with us. A huge take away from this webinar is “Expect an increase in your property taxes in 2021 which will be upwards of 30% higher than 2020 levels.” REIBC made donations to BC Children’s Hospital and Ronald MacDonald House on behalf of Paul and Ryan.

On September 30, 2020 we had Line Robert from Island Coastal Trust talk about what is happening on the North island. A very interesting topic and even more interesting information was received. There a number of people in Canada migrating to the north island in all age groups and they have had a 1.4% increase in population over the last few years. The presentation was interesting, informative and educational. REIBC thanks Line for her time and we have made a donation to the Campbell River Food Bank on her behalf.

REIBC continues to work with the survey results from earlier this year to find speakers to deal with the topics you told us you wanted to know about. If you have anything that you want to have a webinar about, please feel free to send them to I look forward to hearing from you.

Upcoming REIBC events

“These one hour webinars are great. I couldn’t get to Vancouver for them for time and cost. This makes everything very relevant.”
— Ian Lindsay, RI, LINDSAY & Associates, Remax Anchor Realty, Qualicum Beach, BC

Webinar: October 21, 2020 Social Purpose Real Estate – Space for Community: Understanding the Real Estate Challenges Affecting the Not-for-profit / Social Purpose Sectors

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Jacquie Gijssen

Jacquie Gijssen

Jennifer Johnstone

Jennifer Johnstone

Networking Meeting: October 22, 2020 – “Where are we now: IC&I Market update from 3 Brokers and an Assessor” – Four great speakers – Retail Specialist – Andrea Fletcher, RI; Office Specialist – Perry Gorgounis; Industrial Specialist – Eugen Klein, RI; Assessor, Keith MacLean-Talbot, RI

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Andrea Fletcher

Andrea Fletcher, RI

Keith MacLean

Keith MacLean-Talbot, RI

Perry Gorgounis

Perry Gorgounis

Eugen Klein

Eugen Klein, RI

We will have the presentations from the speakers and then an opportunity to network.

Webinar: October 29, 2020 – Carla Wood from All Strategy - The Leadership Pivot: How to lead through change

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Carla Wood

Carla Wood

We say so long. . .

We say good-bye to Morgan Kolic, our Development Coordinator. Morgan has moved on to a different position much closer to her home. We wish her all the best in her new position!

Morgan Kolic

Morgan Kolic


Property Negotiator - Metro Vancouver

Property Development Officer II - City of Vancouver

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