Boards & Associations

Boards & Associations

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Levelling the playing field with builders and developers, eliminating unlicensed real estate “consultants” are among top the list of reforms that the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) is recommending to the provincial government.

Ashley Smith

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“I look forward to representing my real estate colleagues and serving my professional association,” says Ashley Smith, the 2019/2020 president of The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).

Michael Trites

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Michael Trites was recently elected president of the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) for the 2019-2020 term.

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The Mortgage Broker Regulators’ Council of Canada (MBRCC) is promoting consumer protection through increased awareness of mortgage fraud risks and the adoption of anti-fraud strategies by mortgage brokers.

From left: Larry Anderson, FVREB vice president; Darin Germyn, president; and Chris Shields, president elect.

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Darin Germyn is the 2019/2020 president of the The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB), following outgoing president John Barbisan. Germyn is a representative of Macdonald Realty in Surrey.

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The decision brings together members of the Association of Saskatchewan Realtors (ASR), Association of Regina Realtors (ARR) and Saskatoon Region Association of Realtors (SRAR). The new entity will be called Saskatchewan Realtors Association.

Trevor Koot

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Two B.C. real estate boards have agreed to share an executive officer. Trevor Koot has been named EO for both the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association (KADREA) and the Kootenay Real Estate Board (KREB).

From left: Nicole Pohl, 2nd VP, KWAR; Tony Schmidt, past president, KWAR; Kim Henry, director of development, Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice; Brian Santos, president, KWAR; and Colleen Koehler, VP, KWAR.

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Recently members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of Realtors (KWAR) presented donations totalling $19,146 to three shelter-based charities serving the community of Waterloo Region. 

Earl Taylor

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St. Thomas, Ont. Realtor Earl Taylor will serve as president of the London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) this year. Taylor is the broker/manager of Coldwell Banker at Success Realty in St. Thomas.

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman and BDAR president Tania Artenosi cut the ribbon along with members of the BDAR Board of Directors.

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Recently the Barrie & District Association of Realtors (BDAR) officially cut the ribbon on new, purpose-built offices. DAR is one of the area’s largest organizations with more than 1,000 members.