Jim Stewart has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1993 and is currently with 460 Realty. He served as a BCREA Director for four 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.
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Licensed since 2002, James Palanio is a Managing Broker with Chamberlain Property Group 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 five years and at the South Okanagan Real Estate Board for six years, as well as serving on numerous committees.
Deanna Horn has been an active REALTOR® for 30 years and is an Associate Broker at RE/MAX Treeland Realty in Langley. In 2010, she was President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, and has served on many of its committees. Currently Chair of the Langley Hospital Foundation, Deanna is actively involved in community groups as a volunteer.
Robert Laing joined the BCREA team in March 2000 as the Director of Government Relations, where he focused the efforts of BCREA and its Government Relations Committee to develop and maintain an effective, proactive government relations program. He became the Association’s Chief Executive Officer in 2002.
For almost 30 years, Robert has served the real estate profession in the roles of lawyer, educator and liaison to all levels of government, crown corporations and regulatory bodies. Before joining BCREA, he was head of The University of British Columbia's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration's Real Estate Division.