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Jim Adair is the Managing Editor of REM Real Estate Magazine. If you have a story you'd like to submit for consideration, contact Jim by email or call 416-425-3504 x3.

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The Alberta Real Estate Association sued a former member of its Board of Directors, David Lowe, and obtained an order to search his home and office to seize computers, smartphones, computer storage devices and documents.

Jason Stephen (Photo: Mike Capson)

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CREA president Jason Stephen is using his experience at Parliament Hill and in provincial politics to lobby the government on housing policy.

Michael Bourque, left, and Evan Siddall

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In a column published by the National Post in December, CREA CEO Michael Bourque wrote that government bears much of the blame for the housing market imbalance of rising prices and lagging supply.

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REM has reported on major real estate industry stories during the last 30 years. But the entity that has had the most coverage in REM and touched on many of the big issues has been the federal Competition Bureau

John DiMichele

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John DiMichele talks about building a new MLS system, how TREB gets along with CREA and OREA and reflections on the Competition Tribunal order.

The new Bluebird Self Storage facility at 411 Cityview Blvd. in Vaughan.

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“Nobody knows what the potential is for self storage in Canada,” says Reade DeCurtins, managing principal at Bluebird Self Storage.

Michael Bourque

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Michael Bourque, CEO of the Canadian Real Estate Association, doesn’t like the term “organized real estate”. He says the staff at CREA’s Ottawa offices no longer use it, because they know he doesn’t like it.

Barb Sukkau (Photo by Union Eleven Photographers)

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For her year as CREA president, Barb Sukkau adopted the theme of We R One. "It means we’re stronger together," she says. "As we move forward in these challenging times, it’s important for us to work together."

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TREB CEO John DiMichele says that despite grumbling in the media that the board has been slow to get the data feed started, “we were up and running well before the 60 days” deadline.

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The Toronto Real Estate Board’s long-running battle with the Competition Bureau finally appears to be at an end, but there are still a lot of questions about how it will impact local boards and if more legal action is coming.