New president for BCREA

Fraser Valley Realtor Michael Trites has been appointed president of the British Columbia Real Estate Association for 2019-2020.

As a licensed broker for more than 40 years, Mr Trites brings vast experience and knowledge to the role and is a previous president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

He is currently the managing broker of Royal LePage Northstar Realty in South Surrey and White Rock.

“Working in organized real estate has always been a rewarding experience,” said Trites. “In 2018, there was a lot of focus on helping Realtors adapt to change. In 2019, I look forward to helping shift that perspective and working with BCREA and the province’s 11 member boards to lead change.”

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Also on the Board of Directors are President-Elect Anthony Bastiaanssen of the Okanagan Mainland Real Estate Board, where he was president in 2016; Past President James Palanio of Royal LePage Penticton; and BCREA CEO Darlene Hyde.

New Realtor Directors Gian-Piero Furfaro (Victoria) and Janice Stromar (Vancouver Island) were also announced at the Board’s AGM Tuesday, while returning Realtor Directors include Ray Harris (Port Coquitlam), Dan Morrison (Vancouver), Cory Raven (Vancouver) and Katherine Rutherford (Kamloops). Public Directors Kam Raman and Mark Sakai are also returning.

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