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Jim Adair

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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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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.

Heino Molls

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REM’s publisher and founder Heino Molls is retiring after leading the publication and website for the last 29 years. Back in the early 1980s, Heino and I worked in side-by-side offices at the Toronto Real Estate Board.

Andrew Peck

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Canadian Real Estate Association president Andrew Peck says he’s proud the lines of communication have seen much improvement in the seven years he’s been on CREA's Board of Directors.

Ettore Cardarelli and Tim Hudak during the livestream event.

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A recent livestreamed event was designed to show members and the public that OREA is taking the gloves off when it comes to dealing with government policies and with the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO).