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Board of Directors 2019 - 2020

Please contact all officers and directors care of:

British Columbia Real Estate Association
Suite 1425, 1075 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3C9

Phone: 604.683.7702
Fax: 604.683.8601
Email: [email protected]



Michael Trites
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Michael Trites is the Managing Broker of Royal LePage Northstar Realty in South Surrey and White Rock. Licensed since 1978, he served four years as a Director of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board where he volunteered on numerous committees, and is presently a member of the Professional Conduct Committee and has been serving as a BCREA Director for two years.

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Anthony Bastiaanssen
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President Elect Anthony Bastiaanssen has worked as a full-time selling REALTOR® for the past 13 years, and a managing broker for seven. He served on the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board as a director, where he was president in 2016. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Anthony work in the areas of technology, accounting and finance.

Past President

James Palanio
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Licensed since 2002, James Palanio is an Associate Broker with Royal Lepage Locations West Realty 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 six years and at the South Okanagan Real Estate Board for six years, as well as serving on numerous committees.

Chief Executive Officer

Darlene Hyde

Darlene Hyde previously served as the Executive Director of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association of Metro Vancouver, the Executive Vice President for the New Car Dealers Association of BC, and is currently on the boards of the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority, the Insurance Council of BC, and chairs the Board of Westminster Savings Credit Union. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.

REALTOR® Directors

Gian-Piero Furfaro
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Gianpiero Furfaro FRI has been licensed since 1994 and has obtained extensive experience in sales and management in both Ontario and British Columbia. He actively participates in organised real estate through various Board Government Relations related committees and task forces pertaining to attainable housing solutions. He is a member of the Real Estate Institute of Canada and actively sells as an Associate Broker at RE/Max Vernon.
Ray Harrisb
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Ray Harris has been licensed for more than 33 years and is currently with RE/MAX Sabre Realty in Port Coquitlam. Ray served as a Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Director from 2008 to 2016, where he was President in 2014 and served on multiple committees. Ray has also served on BCREA’s Governance and Human Resources committees.

Dan Morrison
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Dan Morrison, ICD.D, is the former senior managing broker of Royal LePage Sussex has been a full-time REALTOR® since 1991. He served as a Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Director from 2012 to 2018, where he was President in 2016. In 1999, Dan was acknowledged as the REALTORS® Care REALTOR® of the year for North and West Vancouver.

Cory Raven
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Cory Raven has been licensed since 1998 and is currently the Managing Broker for RE/MAX Select Realty and Broker Owner of RE/MAX Select Realty, RE/MAX Select Properties and RE/MAX Westcoast in Greater Vancouver. Cory sits on several committees with RE/MAX and in organized real estate and is passionate about the profession.
Katherine Rutherford
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Katherine Rutherford has been a full-time REALTOR® SINCE 2002, an Associate Broker since 2014 and is currently serving her clients from RE/MAX Kelowna. With an obvious passion for organized real estate she has served as President of both the Kootenay Real Estate Board (2013) and the Kamloops Real Estate Board (2016) and is currently serving her first term as a BCREA Director. She sits on the Governance and Human Resource Committees.
Janice Stromar
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Janice Stromar has been licensed for 15 years and served on the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, as president and past president, retiring in 2018. Her commitment to organized real estate extends to her community where she sat on the City of Nanaimo Affordable Housing Steering Committee in 2017/2018. Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Janice as a paralegal for ten years.

Public Directors

Kam Raman
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Kam Raman has more than 20 years of financial services industry experience and currently serves as Regional Vice President at First Canadian Title Insurance Company. She has chaired and co-chaired several boards, and holds an MBA from Queen’s University and a BBA specializing in entrepreneurial leadership.
Mark Sakai
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Mark Sakai has been the Director of Government Relations for the Homebuilders Association Vancouver since 2013. He serves on the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver’s Government Relations Committee, and has worked as both a custom home builder and a real estate consultant.