May 24, 2023 – Climate Crisis Impacts on Real Estate

On Wednesday, May 24, we were joined by Jessica Shoubridge, Founder and Principal of Thrive Consulting, and Franziska Niegemann, Director of Risk Surveillance and Analytics at the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). Jessica and Franziska spoke about resilience and adaptation planning, some nuances of home resilience ratings, the impacts of climate risk on financial lending and insurance trends, and more.

This session was filled with extensive and invaluable information for managing brokers and the real estate profession. Considering the importance of this topic and the impact of climate change on the real estate sector, we strongly encourage those who were unable to attend to watch the recording.


November 1, 2023 – Managing Brokers Policies and Procedures Manual Template & Standard Forms Launch

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, we were joined by Jim McCaughan, Professional Services Support Advisor at BCREA, and Ryan DeLuca, Managing Director at 25th Hour Regulatory Consulting. Jim provided an informative overview of BCREA’s November 2023 Standard Forms Launch, including a summary of the forms change process, standard forms resources, a synopsis of the standard forms launch itself, and more. Ryan gave an invaluable presentation on topics such as why brokerages need a policies and procedures manual, things to consider when creating the manual, sections to include in the manual, best practices, and more.


The views expressed in these presentations are those of the speakers and do not reflect the views of BCREA or its member boards. Please note, the content of these presentations was current as of the date of each session and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided in past sessions.