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The list of people I’d like to thank is too long to include everyone who helped me shape the editorial content of REM for the last 33 years. But here are some who made a significant impact.
REM editor Jim Adair recently spoke to Calgary’s Cliff Stevenson, the chair of CREA, along with CEO Michael Bourque. This is an edited version of the conversation.
It’s not the most popular position to take, but Kevin Crigger, president of the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board, is unapologetic. TRREB wants the boards surrounding it and beyond to become partner boards as the country’s largest real estate board prepares to launch its new MLS system this fall.
The Alberta Real Estate Association sued a former member of its Board of Directors, David Lowe, and obtained an order to search his home and office to seize computers, smartphones, computer storage devices and documents.
CREA president Jason Stephen is using his experience at Parliament Hill and in provincial politics to lobby the government on housing policy.
In a column published by the National Post in December, CREA CEO Michael Bourque wrote that government bears much of the blame for the housing market imbalance of rising prices and lagging supply.
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 talks about building a new MLS system, how TREB gets along with CREA and OREA and reflections on the Competition Tribunal order.
“Nobody knows what the potential is for self storage in Canada,” says Reade DeCurtins, managing principal at Bluebird Self Storage.
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.
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