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Board of Directors 2018 - 2019

Please contact all officers and directors care of:

British Columbia Real Estate Association
1420 – 701 Georgia Street West
PO Box 10123, Pacific Centre
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1C6

Phone: 604.683.7702
Fax: 604.683.8601
Email: [email protected]



James Palanio

Licensed since 2002, James Palanio is an Associate Broker with Royal Lepage Locations West Realty in Penticton. He is very involved in organized real estate provincially, which allows him to be at the cutting edge of change within the real estate profession in the province. He has served as a Director at BCREA for six years and at the South Okanagan Real Estate Board for six years, as well as serving on numerous committees.

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Michael Trites

President Elect Michael Trites is the Managing Broker of Royal LePage Northstar Realty in South Surrey and White Rock. Licensed since 1978, he served four years as a Director of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board where he volunteered on numerous committees, and is presently a member of the Business Practices Committee.

Past President

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1993 and is currently with 460 Realty. He served as a BCREA Director for six years and a Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) Director for over six years, where he was also President in 2011. He has volunteered as a dedicated committee member at both VIREB and BCREA and was named REALTOR® of the year in 2006. Prior to entering the world of real estate, he held positions as both a homebuilder and finance manager.

Chief Executive Officer

Darlene Hyde

Darlene Hyde previously served as the Executive Director of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association of Metro Vancouver, the Executive Vice President for the New Car Dealers Association of BC, and is currently on the boards of the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority, the Insurance Council of BC, and chairs the Board of Westminster Savings Credit Union. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.

REALTOR® Directors

Anthony Bastiaanssen Anthony Bastiaanssen has worked as a full-time selling REALTOR® for the past 12 years, and a managing broker for six. He served on the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board as a director, where we was president in 2016. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Anthony work in the areas of technology, accounting, finance, and B2B sales.
Ray Harrisb Ray Harris has been licensed for over 33 years and is currently with RE/MAX Sabre Realty in Port Coquitlam. Ray served as a Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Director from 2008 to 2016, where he was President in 2014 and served on multiple committees. Ray has also served on BCREA’s Governance and Human Resources committees.

Kyle Hislop Kyle Hislop has been a licensed REALTOR® since 2005 and is currently the sales manager for Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty. He served as a Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board Director from 2008 to 2011 and President in 2010.
Dan Morrison Dan Morrison, ICD.D, is the Senior Managing Broker of Royal LePage Sussex and has been a full-time REALTOR® since 1991. He served as a Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Director from 2012 to 2018, where he was President in 2016. In 1999, Dan was acknowledged as the REALTORS® Care REALTOR® of the year for North and West Vancouver.

Cory Raven Cory Raven has been licensed since 1998 and is currently the Managing Broker for RE/MAX Select Realty and Broker Owner of RE/MAX Select Realty, RE/MAX Select Properties and RE/MAX Westcoast in Greater Vancouver. Cory sits on several committees with RE/MAX and in organized real estate and is passionate about the profession.
Katherine Rutherford Katherine Rutherford moved from Edmonton to BC in her late 20s to work as an executive assistant, and first became a REALTOR in 2002. In 2013, she moved to Kamloops, where she reestablished her career and currently resides. When she’s not working, she enjoys golf, travelling, skiing and cooking.

Public Directors

Kam Raman Kam Raman has more than 20 years of financial services industry experience and currently serves as Regional Vice President at First Canadian Title Insurance Company. She has chaired and co-chaired several boards, and holds an MBA from Queen’s University and a BBA specializing in entrepreneurial leadership.
Mark Sakai
Mark Sakai has been the Director of Government Relations for the Homebuilders Association Vancouver since 2013. He serves on the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s Government Relations Committee, and has worked as both a custom home builder and a real estate consultant.