2019-03 New-President-News-Release
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British Columbia Real Estate Association Board of Directors 2019-2020
Michael Trites Leads Provincial Real Estate Organization




Vancouver, BC – March 26, 2019. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is pleased to announce that Fraser Valley REALTOR® Michael Trites was elected as its 2019-2020 President at its annual general meeting on March 26, 2019.

“Working in organized real estate has always been a rewarding experience,” says Michael 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.”

Licensed for more than 40 years, Trites brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to BCREA. He is currently the managing broker of Royal LePage Northstar Realty in South Surrey and White Rock and previously served as a director for the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board for four years.  

Joining Mr. Trites 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.

BCREA also welcomes new REALTOR® Directors Gian-Piero Furfaro (Victoria) and Janice Stromar (Vancouver Island). 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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For more information, and a high-resolution photo of Michael Trites, click here.
To read BCREA’s full annual report, click here.
Click here for the PDF.

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