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Properly’s leadership team, from left: Lindsay Rutledge, VP of strategy; Anshul Ruparell, CEO and co-founder; Rhianna Brancato, director of finance; Craig Dunk, CTO and co-founder; Sheldon McCormick, COO and co-founder; and Jessica van Rooyen, VP of marketing.

Properly raises $44 million in financing

Properly, which calls itself “the Canadian tech-enabled real estate brokerage,” recently announced that it has secured $44 million in Series B financing to fuel a national expansion.

Russ Morrow named CEO of Real Estate Council of Alberta

Russ Morrow has been named CEO of the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA). Morrow will officially assume the role on August 9.
From left: Bernd Van’t Klooster, creative director, Cab-K Broadcasting; Clare Dickie, owner/manager, Royal LePage Wildrose Real Estate; Debbi Rempel from The Travel Agent Next Door; Joe Carignan, president, Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society; and Merrell Dickie, broker/owner, Royal LePage Wildrose Real Estate.

Radiothon for Shelter in Olds raises $38,000

Royal LePage Wildrose Real Estate in Olds, Alta. refused to let the COVID-19 pandemic get in the way of another year’s fundraising for its local women’s shelter and the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.
Melissa Dearden-Puklicz

Melissa Dearden-Puklicz joins Century 21 Heritage Group in Hamilton

Century 21 Heritage Group has named Melissa Dearden-Puklicz as the new sales manager of its Hamilton office. “I am incredibly excited to join the team at the Hamilton office,” says Dearden-Puklicz.
Jim McCaughan and Stacey Tyers

Jim McCaughan named chair of Real Estate Foundation of B.C. board

The Real Estate Foundation of B.C. has named Jim McCaughan as the chair of the Board of Governors for 2021-22. McCaughan is managing broker of a real estate office in Chilliwack and the former president of the B.C. Real Estate Association.

Mississauga Realtors donate over 16,000 pounds of food and baby goods

Members of the Mississauga Real Estate Board recently donated more than 16,000 pounds of food and baby goods to the Mississauga Food Bank.
Erin Emery

Vancouver’s SPG Realty joins Macdonald Realty

SPG Realty, a boutique brokerage and project sales company in Vancouver, has joined Macdonald Realty, one of Canada’s largest independent brokerages.
Natalka Falcomer

OJO Labs collaborates with RBC Ventures to launch OJO Home

OJO Labs has teamed up with RBC Ventures to launch a consumer real estate site, OJO Home. The initiative is led by Natalka Falcomer, a former real estate agent and industry leader with more than a decade of experience.

Alberta Real Estate Foundation announces $455,000 in grants

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation recently announced that it has invested $455,000 in grants to research and educational organizations.
The tornado damaged a barn and a farmhouse.

Sales rep seriously hurt as tornado destroys farmhouse

An Ontario real estate sales rep was seriously injured July 15 when a tornado destroyed the farmhouse where she and her son were sheltering.