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March 2020



Past President Andrea Fletcher, RI was named one of the Top Retail Leasing Brokers in Vancouver in 2019 from CoStar (see below). Andrea has been a member for 20+ years. She was President of the Institute in 2015- 2016 and over the years has been on a number of committees. Andrea has been with Lee & Associates in Vancouver for the past 4 years; a boutique commercial firm where she excels at retail leasing. The 2019 Annual Power Broker Awards was determined based on all 2019 deals submitted by and completed on or before January 15, 2020 at midnight EST.

REIBC would like to congratulate Andrea on this award.

Andrea Fletcher, RI

"CoStar proudly recognizes leaders in the industry for their unmatched performance throughout the year,” said Lisa Ruggles, CoStar Senior Vice President of Global Research. “In a constantly growing and competitive industry, each year’s award winners display strong dedication and passion for their markets.” CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information. Our suite of online services enables clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. STR provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for the global hospitality sector. LoopNet is the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with over 6 million monthly unique visitors.


Last month we told you about the research that we have partnered with Social Purpose Real Estate to do a Rent Lease Own study. We were well on our way to getting the survey out to all of the organizations when the pandemic reached us. We will be holding on to the survey at this time as the people we would like to complete it are on the front lines. We will be discussing our moves forward in our next meeting. Please stay safe everyone.

REIBC Office Temporarily Closed

As noted in an information bulleting to our members on March 18, 2020 the REIBC offices are closed. For any information you can contact Brenda at or call her on the cell phone at 604.754.3151.

Upcoming Webinars

On Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. REIBC is holding a webinar – “Employer Obligations & Best Practices During these Times of Uncertainty”. Boughton Law Corporation’s, Elizabeth Reid will present best practices and employer obligations. This webinar is free for REIBC Members although you are required to register here.

If you have a specific question you would like answered, please send it to by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st.

REIBC is also planning a webinar in the near future to demystify the federal governments aid packages. We will keep you posted.

April 30, 2020 Noon – 1:00 p.m. we will be hosting Andrew Pape-Salmon for a webinar on the BC Step Code and what that means for all of us. This will be an informative session and no matter what area of real estate you practice in, it will affect you. You can register for this event here.

As we move through these unprecedented times, we will strive to bring more webinars to keep you informed of changes as they take place.


In June of each year REIBC holds their Recognition events throughout the province to recognize our members and their membership. At this time, we have not planned any of these events and we will be speaking more about this at our April Board Meeting. We will keep you apprised of any decisions that are made regarding this.

Our AGM has been planned which is currently scheduled to be on June 11th. This event will be discussed further as well and we will keep you informed of any decisions.

Our social media is being update daily with the news from Dr. Bonnie Henry. It is being posted on our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages. Any updated news on COVID-19 you can check there.

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