Ramping up for a busy fall

  Upcoming Area Meetings Across the province, area meetings are taking place and I will be in attendance. These meetings are an opportunity for the board leaders to get together and discuss current industry-related issues. The Northeastern area meeting was on September 13th. Others are scheduled for: Northern area – Sept 18 Southern area – … Continued

Ride on…

On July 4th 2012, I along with my fellow REALTORS® revved up our engines and ventured on our Motorcycle Ride for Charity for the REALTORS Care Foundation. This year’s ride was a 1 day event visiting real estate boards throughout the southern parts of Ontario to raise funds and awareness on how REALTORS® care and give back … Continued

Get on your Bike and RIDE!

Once again the REALTORS Care Foundation will host its annual Motorcycle Ride for Charity event. This year’s ride will take place on July 4th, 2012. REALTORS®, families and friends will join together to celebrate the exciting event.

OREA achieves national green status

The Ontario Real Estate Association has been awarded a prestigious national designation for outstanding environmental efforts.

The association has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification at its building in Don Mills. This marks the culmination of more than five years of efforts to enhance the physical space through various environment-friendly initiatives.
Efforts to “green” the building began during a multi-year renovation and expansion project that began in 2006, starting with a review of OREA’s aging facilities, the association added 929 square metres (10,000 square feet) to its existing Toronto headquarters. A major study explored solutions, including relocation, renovation or expansion. The travel patterns of staff and students to and from OREA were examined and a decision was made to retain the existing site but to expand and renovate.

OREA 2012 Strategic Planning Update

At OREA’s most recent strategic planning session in March 2012 – we challenged ourselves to be bold, aware and committed. Energized by the CREA Futures Planning exercise, we became aware of the enormous challenges of technology, consumer demands and member needs that REALTORS® face on a day-to-day basis.  Even more importantly, we knew that as your … Continued

Introducing OREA’s 2012 Board of Directors

As I begin my 2012 presidency term, along for the ride with me are the following dedicated individuals, who on Febuary 29th 2012 were inducted as the Ontario Real Estate Association’s new Board of Directors. Together we will help shape the future of OREA and the real estate industry.  BARBARA SUKKAU – Immediate Past President Active in … Continued

The Real Estate Business is a lot like a Motorcycle Ride

This year we celebrate OREA’s 90th anniversary. That’s 90 years of helping REALTORS® succeed. I am very proud to have been a REALTOR for exactly one half of those years.

Speaking of history, I was recently reminded that even back in high school, I enjoyed motorcycles.

Like the history of OREA, I know that motorcycle riding is sometimes a bumpy ride but the journey has certainly been most rewarding. That brings me to the theme I have chosen for this year– “ride into the future”. I am so happy that you will be riding with us.