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November 2019


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:


2019_Newsletter/Arran_Mofrad.jpgArran Mofrad

I was fortunate enough to start my professional career with RBC in 2014. This has enabled me to gain a vast amount of experience in business banking with a focus and passion for real estate.

I currently work as a Business Account Manager on the North Shore where I manage a diverse portfolio of commercial clients in the local market - all of whom have unique needs and objectives. I have the trusted responsibility of structuring intricate credit facilities towards the acquisition of real property, tenant improvements, and equipment financing. While delivering a client orientated experience, I am able to provide value-added advice and solutions to help new entrepreneurs bring their passionate business plans to life, as well as working with existing businesses to successfully reach their financial goals.

Being empowered to provide quality financial advice to help new entrepreneurs and existing business clients reach their goals is tremendously gratifying. Witnessing the direct result our team has on a business, and seeing this positive impact it has on our local economy makes it all worthwhile.  

I couldn’t have made it where I am now without the support and encouragement from my family. We immigrated to this country in 1996 and I will be forever indebted to what opportunities this beautiful city and country has provided us all.

The RI demonstrates experience and capability and will allow me to excel in my real estate career to continue supporting my clients and local business community. A huge thank you to my mentors, colleagues, and clients who continue to believe and trust in me each and every day. I am excited to embark on my professional journey equipped with the RI.

I have a tremendous passion for sport especially soccer. I play competitively on the North Shore with one of the longest serving teams in the league. Many lessons are taught early on the field that transfer over to life and business. Keep things simple, work hard and with class, and you and your team shall be rewarded.

When not exploring our beautiful province, I make it a goal to try and visit at least one new city each year. Hopefully the Euro Cup 2020 with my Dad and brother next year!


2019_Newsletter/rob.jpgRobert Delves

I began working in real estate in 2006 as a member of the sales staff at Quantum Properties, which is a multifaceted real estate development firm based in the Fraser Valley. We operated out of sales centres for each of Quantum’s developments and strictly sold Quantum’s product.

I am still with Quantum Properties but my work duties have changed significantly. I am now VP of Development and I spend most of my time working on acquisitions, development approvals, marketing strategy and project design.

What I enjoy most about my work is the feeling of accomplishment after the completion of a development. The entire process starts from the acquisition of land followed by project design, sales launch, construction commencement and the eventual completion of construction and project sell out. The process is a lengthy one but it feels great to witness an idea become reality through sheer determination and planning.

I wanted to join the REIBC in order to expand my professional network. I’m looking forward to attending events and getting to know other real estate professionals. The REIBC has a vast wealth of knowledge within its members and I’d very much like to learn all I can from them.

Member news

2019_Newsletter/LTSA_Connie_Fair_Photo_2018_002_.jpgPresident Susan Antoniali, RI and REIBC’s Executive Officer, Brenda Southam attended the 2019 BC CEO awards. There they saw Connie Fair, RI receive her 2019 BC CEO Award in the Public Service Category. She shared a couple of thoughts of things she has learned from being a CEO and one of them was “There is really no decision that can’t wait until tomorrow.” This is something all CEO’s and managers can learn from, congratulations again Connie.



On November 21, 2019 REIBC held an event at the Blue Horizon Hotel.  This event was a Market Update for the Vancouver Market with the following speakers:

2019_Newsletter/Nov_21_Speakers.jpgAndrea Fletcher, RI – Retail Specialist 
Perry Gorgounis – Office Specialist
Eugen Klein, RI – Office Specialist
Keith MacLean-Talbot, RI – IC&I Specialist

 The event was attended by over 70 people and was a packed house for the presentations.  Great information was shared by all and everyone in attendance felt that the event was fantastic.  We look forward to doing it again in the future.


(Past President Daniel John, RI, President Susan Antoniali, RI, Keith Maclean-Talbot, RI, Andrea Fletcher, RI, Eugen Klein, RI, Perry Gorgounis.)

2019_Newsletter/Nov_21_Audience_2.jpgAfter the formal presentations we held our Holiday Reception with a fabulous view from the hotel.  Great networking opportunities as well as a great food – all the right mixings for a holiday reception. 

We say thank you to our presenters as without them, we have no event!  They are true leaders in their field.

Also a huge thank you to our sponsors, BC Assessment and Altus Group. We appreciate your support.

There were three door prizes at the event, here are the recipients:

1. Free registration for a webinar in 2020 - Joan Dlin, RI, from BC Asssessment
2. Purdy's Chocolates - Harry Xu from Altus Group
3. A night's stay at the lovely Blue Horizon Hotel - Amir Kaboodani, RI, from BC Assessment

Check out our Events page on our website as there are events happening all the time.  Our Weekly Bulletin also gives you an overview of what is happening in the industry. Check it out each Friday!

Upcoming REIBC events

Kamloops - Real Estate Board Market Update & Holiday Reception
December 5, 2019
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Sandman Signature Hotel
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Terrace - Real Estate Board Market Update & Holiday Reception
December 5, 2019
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Northern Motor Inn
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Cranbrook - Real Estate Board Market Update & Holiday Reception 
December 10, 2019
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
The Heid Out Restaurant and Brewhouse
Register Now!

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! 

Check out our list of attendees for the 2019 Presidents' Luncheon.

Building Solution to Reduce Global Impact
REIBC's RealTalk: Stephan Sidwell, CEO of Nexii Building Solutions, Will Give a Presentation on a Construction Technology Set to Advance the Industry.
January 22, 202
11:30 AM - 2:00 P
Blue Horizon Hotel, Vancouver
Register Now!

Vancouver Island Social & Market Housing Event 
Where are we now? And where are we going? 
January 31, 2020 
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 
Parksville, BC 
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Industry News

BCSLA 2020 Annual Conference: Back to the Garden
Vancouver: June 11-13, 2020
Open Call for Papers and Presentations

Fifty years ago, Joni Mitchell released Woodstock (1970), in which she describes a journey to Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, New York for the Woodstock Music & Art Fair (which she did not attend). Woodstock was originally titled 'An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music'. The song, since covered by many, touches on the utopian ideal of getting back to the original garden in an intensely dystopian time of unwanted war, wacky American politics, and generational differences about life, destiny, and the universe.

We are stardust
We are golden
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden
—  Joni Mitchell (Woodstock, 1970)

Joni Mitchell was interviewed for the documentary Woman of Heart and Mind (Eagle Rock Entertainment, 2003) and said of those times:

I began to dislike more and more being a public person, so I isolated myself and made my attempt to get back to the garden. I moved up into the Canadian back bush to a small sanctuary where I could be alone. Lived with kerosene, stayed away from electricity for about a year. ... I took my own advice and I got myself back to the garden. Well, I am too urban, as it turns out, and in a year or so I was back in the cities again.


This Call for proposals is open to all BCSLA Members and allies. University students in studies related to the conference topic are especially invited. We invite abstract submissions from any area or discipline of landscape architecture, from wide points of view (and especially from interdisciplinary or collaborative perspectives and practices), in response to one or more of the conference framing, and thought-provoking questions.   Visit here for details:

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