2011-05-03 President News Release
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For immediate release

New BC Real Estate Association President and Board of Directors 
Rick Valouche to lead provincial real estate organization

Vancouver, BC – May 3, 2011. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is pleased to announce that Rick Valouche, a Vancouver REALTOR® and former President of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), has been elected as its 2011-2012 President.

“In today’s world of change, BC REALTORS® continue to have an important connection to the communities they live and work in. During my term as BCREA President, I look forward to helping advance the real estate profession and maintain the continued relevance of REALTORS®,” said Valouche. “It is an honour to have the opportunity to dedicate my time and support the profession’s commitment to quality of life through the Association’s many initiatives."

Rick Valouche is a managing broker and co-owner of the TRG – The Residential Group Realty. He was a Director at Large with the REBGV for nine years and has been a BCREA Director since 2008. With 25 years of experience as a licensee, Valouche brings his firsthand understanding of the REALTOR® commitment to their clients and the profession to his role as President.   

Joining Valouche as Officers of the Association are Vice President Jim McCaughan of Landmark Realty in Abbotsford, Past President Moss Moloney of Re/Max Performance Realty in Delta and Chief Executive Officer Robert Laing.

New Directors are Jake Moldowan (Richmond), Kelvin Neufeld (Surrey), Dick Pemberton (Kamloops), Paul Penner (Abbotsford) and Scott Russell (Vancouver). Returning as Directors are Barbara Gallie (Victoria), Jennifer Lynch (Gabriola Island), Joe Pearson (Vernon), Delores St. Amand (Prince George), and W. Dave Watt (West Vancouver).

BCREA represents 11 member real estate boards and their approximately 18,000 REALTORS® on all provincial issues, providing an extensive communications network, standard forms, economic research and analysis, government relations, applied practice courses and continuing professional education (cpe).

To demonstrate the profession’s commitment to improving Quality of Life in BC communities, BCREA supports policies that encourage economic vitality, provide housing opportunities, respect the environment and build communities with good schools and safe neighbourhoods.

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For more information, and a high-resolution photo of Rick Valouche, visit: www.bcrea.bc.ca/about/board-of-directors.

For more information, please contact:

Lindsay Cook
Communications Coordinator
Direct: 604.742.2784

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