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September 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.

Ann Lee, RI

Ann Lee, RI

Ann began her real estate career in 2018 when she was commissioned as a BC Notary Public by the BC Supreme Court. She currently works as an associate notary at Juris Notary, located in the Burquitlam area. A large portion of her work involves purchase and sale transactions of residential and commercial properties, bare land strata, manufactured homes, park models, properties on the reserve lands, and business assets. She also reviews and drafts various contracts, lease agreements/assignments and partnership agreements. She enjoys her work, as there is always something new to learn. She particularly likes working on complicated files that require her to do research and put extra hours in, as she wants to experience and become familiar with all aspects of notary work. For the same reason, she enjoys speaking with other professionals involved in mutual transactions so she can hear about the same case from different angles and perspectives. She wanted to join REIBC in order to meet and speak with all the professionals she may encounter in a transaction and hear about their experiences and about their work. Ann is passionate about collecting traditional Korean art and antiques, including calligraphy, paintings, embroidery, furniture and her great-grandmother’s brassware.

Welcome Ann.

Member News

Dave Moore, RI

Dave Moore, RI

Dave Moore retired from the Sauder School of Business Real Estate Division at the end of August, after 29 years with UBC (not counting his undergraduate or law school years). Dave retires as Executive Director of the Licensing Education programs and will miss his daily contact with colleagues both at the university and also in the wider real estate community. In addition to his various roles with the Real Estate Division, Dave has made many friends in the real estate industry through service on local, national and international real estate education committees and initiatives. Dave also enjoyed his 7 years as a Governor of the Notary Foundation of BC, to which he was appointed as a lay person by the Attorney General.

Dave looks forward to dedicating more time to his gardening and painting, and to getting active again with yoga, hockey and skiing. An avid fisherman, Dave also hopes to spend more time on the water, both fresh and saltwater, and expects to spend more time with the family on the Sunshine Coast and at Saturna in the Southern Gulf Islands.

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Member Survey

During this transitional time, it is essential that we adapt to our members’ needs. For this reason, we have launched a survey asking you what your expectations are from the Institute, particularly when it comes to Institute communications and events. Are you happy with our social media presence? Do you expect events to continue being virtual-only or are you ready to meet in-person again? Have your say by filling out our Member Survey. It will help us serve you better.

Statements on Diversity & Inclusion and Principles for Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

In June of 2021 REIBC put together an EO working group to discuss statements of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as an Indigenous Principles statement.

The members that participated on the committee were Sean McGinnis from Nelson, Jon Burbee from Victoria, Steven Henderson from Prince George and Peter Walters from Victoria. Two or three meetings were held via Zoom and the following statements were created and approved by the Board of Governors at the board meeting on September 16, 2021.

Thank you to the members who participated and gave invaluable feedback to the process. These are statements that we are proud to share with you:

Diversity and Inclusion
Valuing and respecting individuality advances our effort to cultivate diversity.
Cultivating an environment in which equality and equity are implicit, all people are respected and treated fairly, where their individual rights, responsibilities and opportunities are not dependent upon identity, and where differences are embraced.

Statement of Principles for Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples
REIBC acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Indigenous peoples of what we now call British Columbia.
REIBC is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, building mutually beneficial relationships, and respecting the unique history, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.


Leading Complex Development with a Purpose Driven Approach – September 9

Carla Guerrera

Carla Guerrera, founder and CEO of Purpose Driven Development, discussed how real estate development, when done well, is one of the most powerful tools to transform the way we live by creating communities where we all can thrive. She discussed Purpose Driven’s approach to real estate development, how it’s different, how it works, and how bringing a triple bottom line perspective creates win-wins and better projects for investors, communities and cities. Carla shared some leading-edge innovation in projects that her company is leading related to First Nations development, climate positive revitalization and development, and affordable housing that demonstrates how Purpose Driven’s approach unlocks complexity and creates value to deliver successful projects. One thing that Carla wanted us to take away from this webinar: When done well, real estate development is one of the most powerful tools to transform the way we live by creating communities where we can thrive for generations. That is our opportunity and responsibility as a sector. Bringing a triple bottom line approach – people, planet, and profit - is the way we do this and it has been proven.

REIBC Events

Strata Depreciation Reports: Prudent Financial Planning OR Unintended Consequences
Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Register here

Announcing a Major New Study--“Space for Community” Understanding Social Purpose Real Estate
Rescheduled! Now on Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Register here

Hot Topics for Title Insurance in 2021 Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. More information coming soon – mark your calendars!

Canadian Home Builder’s Association Update Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. More information coming soon – mark your calendars!

2021 President’s Luncheon Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel (restrictions permitting) More information coming soon – mark your calendars!

Industry Information

2022 Land Awards: Call for Nominations

Know of a project or person that exemplifies big ideas and bold leadership in sustainable land use and real estate in BC? Nominations are now open for the 2022 Land Awards.

The Land Awards were created by the Real Estate Foundation of BC in 2010 to highlight and celebrate excellence in sustainable land use. The awards recognize outstanding projects and standout leaders that work to protect the lands and waters we love, and create welcoming, inclusive, and socially just communities across BC.

There are five Land Awards categories for projects:

  • Land Use and Conservation
  • Built Environment
  • Fresh Water
  • Food Lands
  • Real Estate

There are also two awards for individuals:

  • Land Champion Award
  • Emerging Leader Award

The deadline for nominations is November 5, 2021.

Submit a nomination:

Career Postings

Property Coordinator 1 (Junior Paralegal)

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