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Jim Adair is the Managing Editor of REM Real Estate Magazine. If you have a story you'd like to submit for consideration, contact Jim by email or call 416-425-3504 x3.
Kevin Crigger

Kevin Crigger on why TRREB wants to be your partner board

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.

AREA sued former director (Updated)

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.
Jason Stephen (Photo: Mike Capson)

Politics pays off for Jason Stephen

CREA president Jason Stephen is using his experience at Parliament Hill and in provincial politics to lobby the government on housing policy.
Michael Bourque, left, and Evan Siddall

Bourque, Siddall spar over 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’s top stories of the last 30 years

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

In conversation with Toronto Real Estate Board CEO John DiMichele

John DiMichele talks about building a new MLS system, how TREB gets along with CREA and OREA and reflections on the Competition Tribunal order.
The new Bluebird Self Storage facility at 411 Cityview Blvd. in Vaughan.

Underserved self-storage market attracts investors

“Nobody knows what the potential is for self storage in Canada,” says Reade DeCurtins, managing principal at Bluebird Self Storage.
Michael Bourque

Michael Bourque’s 3 priorities for CREA

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.
Barb Sukkau (Photo by Union Eleven Photographers)

CREA president Barb Sukkau urges unity in “challenging” year

For her year as CREA president, Barb Sukkau adopted the theme of We R One. "It means we’re stronger together," she says. "As we move forward in these challenging times, it’s important for us to work together."

More than 600 TREB members now get disputed data feed

TREB CEO John DiMichele says that despite grumbling in the media that the board has been slow to get the data feed started, “we were up and running well before the 60 days” deadline.