I'm running for president-elect of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).
I’m a Director-at-Large on the CREA Board of Directors (third term), a past president of the BC Real Estate Association (2007), and a past president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (2004).
To me, leadership means reaching out to members, listening to them, and encouraging and supporting their ideas and solutions to the significant and pressing issues facing our profession.
I've been privileged to do this as part of CREA's executive and I want to continue to work with our exceptional volunteers and staff on issues such as ways to increase the supply of affordable market and rental housing and ensure a healthy, vibrant housing market.
My ongoing goal is to ensure REALTORS® remain the go-to source of information and are at the centre of every real estate transaction in Canada.
I think we need to continue to foster new strategic partnerships to further develop our international strategy so that members are the key source of business. This will require innovating and expanding services while maintaining our bottom line.
I have chaired the CREA audit committee and finance committees, and I've actively participated on all other CREA committees. The result: I have a breadth of experience and in-depth working knowledge of the organization. I want to lead it into the future with a dynamic, engaged and productive membership.
I have spent my entire career as a REALTOR® and I have grown my own brokerage into one of the largest and most successful real estate companies in Canada. I have a good understanding of the industry and what it takes to succeed in our profession.
Now I am asking members to re-elect me so I may continue the work cooperatively on your behalf. I want to lead us toward a better future. I look forward to the year to come.Thank you.