Michael Trites
Michael Trites

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

“Working in organized real estate has always been a rewarding experience,” says Trites. “In 2018, there was a lot of focus on helping Realtors adapt to change. In 2019, I look forward to helping shift that perspective and working with BCREA and the province’s 11 member boards to lead change.”



Licensed for more than 40 years, Trites is the managing broker of Royal LePage Northstar Realty in South Surrey and White Rock. He previously served as a director for the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board for four years.

Joining Trites on the Board of Directors are president-elect Anthony Bastiaanssen of the Okanagan Mainland Real Estate Board, where he was president in 2016; past president James Palanio of Royal LePage Penticton; and BCREA CEO Darlene Hyde.

Also on the board are new directors Gian-Piero Furfaro representing Victoria and Janice Stromar from Vancouver Island. Returning directors include Ray Harris, Port Coquitlam; Dan Morrison, Vancouver; Cory Raven, Vancouver; and Katherine Rutherford, Kamloops. Public directors Kam Raman and Mark Sakai are also returning.

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