Real estate board selects team of officers

Members of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board elected a new team of officers and directors at an annual general meeting held Feb. 16, at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre in Langley.

Members of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board elected a new team of officers and directors at an annual general meeting held Feb. 16, at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre in Langley.

Officers serving for the coming 2011/2012 term:

President: Sukh Sidhu, RE/MAX Little Oak Realty, Abbotsford

President-elect: Scott Olson, Macdonald Realty Olympic, Surrey

Vice-president: Ron Todson, RE/MAX Little Oak Realty, Abbotsford

Directors:

Stephen Gammer, Macdonald Commercial Real Estate Services, Surrey

Ishaq Ismail, Century 21 Coastal Realty, Surrey

Jorda Maisey, Homelife Benchmark Realty, Langley

Mohamed Mansour, Sutton Group – Medallion Realty, Surrey

Sharon Wayman, Sutton – Premier Realty, Surrey

Ray Werger, Royal LePage Coronation Park, Surrey

Also serving on the board of directors, elected prior to the AGM:

Ralph Visser, Century 21 Ace Agencies Ltd., Abbotsford (chair brokers council)

Charles Wiebe, Landmark Realty, Abbotsford (chair commercial executive council)

Past President Deanna Horn, RE/MAX Treeland Realty, Langley will serve as an ex-officio member of the directorate.

Fraser Valley’s new Board of Directors takes office on March 1.

Landmark Realty in Abbotsford and Louise McKnight of Bay Realty in White Rock received the FVREB highest recognition for community service, the 2010 Realtors Make Good Neighbours award.

Landmark Realty was the single corporate recipient in a possible field of over 100 real estate offices. The award was accepted by managing brokers Bob Johnston and Jim McCaughan.

The honours were presented by Deanna Horn, board president, at FVREB’s AGM.

“Louise McKnight and Landmark Realty stand as positive examples and role models not only for our profession, but for everyone. They illustrate the profound difference volunteerism and advocacy make in helping our communities become more vibrant, friendly and comfortable places to live.”

Landmark’s supportive presence in the community is visible on multiple levels – from amateur sport to food drives to providing transportation for community groups. The brokerage, which manages over 110 realtors and has served Abbotsford for 20 years, sponsors the Abbotsford Minor Baseball Association and the Abbotsford Police Challenge Run; as well as events such as Christmas in August, the November Challenge and a Christmas Light Tour all in support of the Abbotsford Food Bank; and offers its 25-seat passenger bus to non-profit groups, which last year included the Olympic Torch Relay.

The FVREB launched the Realtors Make Good Neighbours awards in 2002 to honour community volunteering by its members – 2,894 real estate professionals in North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, and Mission. Recipients are selected based on the amount of time they spend volunteering, level of responsibility undertaken as volunteers and overall impact of their efforts within their communities. The selection panel is composed of people outside the real estate profession who work in local charities and non-profit associations.