Paul Burns, a Realtor with Century 21 A&T Countryside Realty in Moncton, is the 2019 recipient of the Dave Hawkins Award. The award is given annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the real estate industry in New Brunswick.
Burns’ involvement in the real estate industry spans over 25 years. He has served as president of the New Brunswick Real Estate Association and on several association committees. He also served as president and director with the Greater Moncton Realtors du Grande Moncton Board.
Burns also volunteers for several community groups. He co-founded Habitat for Humanity of Greater Moncton, was a hockey coach for 15 years and has served on several committees at his church since 1991. He is also treasurer of the Senior Information Centre for the Moncton area.
The award is named in memory of Dave Hawkins, a 35-year veteran of the real estate industry in New Brunswick. Hawkins was president of NBREA and the Fredericton Real Estate Board and served as chairman of the Atlantic Provinces Real Estate Council. He was also the first president of CREA from Atlantic Canada.