Trevor Koot to Join BCREA as Chief Executive Officer
April 1, 2022—Vancouver, BC. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Trevor Koot as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). An experienced business leader with a deep background in organized real estate, Koot will succeed Darlene K. Hyde and assume responsibilities on April 19, 2022. To ensure a smooth transition, Hyde’s last day with BCREA is April 30, 2022. We thank her for more than four years of tireless service and unwavering commitment to serving BC’s eight real estate boards and 24,000 REALTORS® and wish her all the best in her retirement.
Koot brings more than a decade of expertise in organized real estate to BCREA. He served as the CEO of Kamloops and District Real Estate Board (KADREA) for four years and as Executive Officer at the Kootenay Association of REALTORS® (KAR) for three years. Koot was crucial to the successful amalgamation of KADREA and KAR with the Association of Interior REALTORS®, making it the third-largest real estate board in BC. A former managing broker and Realtor himself, he also has a hands-on understanding of the profession’s needs.
“Trevor is known for his innovation, leadership and selfless commitment to serving the real estate sector in BC and beyond,” said Janice Stromar, Chair of BCREA’s Board of Directors. “We are very excited to welcome him to BCREA and are confident that under his leadership, BCREA will continue to evolve to meet the demands of a changing sector.”
Koot also brings an insider’s understanding of global real estate regulation and governance work. He was the Chair of the Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission for five years, where he played a key role in redrafting provincial real estate regulations. He also served as Chair of the Governance Committee at the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials for two years.
“Realtors continue to show resilience and adaptability in the face of constant sector change and I look forward to supporting them in meeting these challenges as BCREA’s CEO,” said Koot. “The sector is aligned like never before and I’m optimistic about the impact BCREA will have in the years to come, working in collaboration with real estate boards and sector partners.”
Koot is currently completing his Master of Business Administration through Royal Roads University and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Saskatchewan. He is also a certified Canadian Real Estate Association Leadership/Governance Instructor and holds the Canadian REALTOR® Association Executive designation. He previously served as Kamloops YMCA-YWCA’s Board of Directors Treasurer.
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