B.C. Realtors elect new president

by Olivia D'Orazio15 Apr 2015
Realtors across British Columbia have elected a new president to head their provincial association.
Scott Russell, a broker and owner of Sutton Group Seafair Realty in Richmond, B.C., has been named the president of the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA).
“This is an exciting and important time for real estate in our province,” Russell said. “I’m honoured to be president and help shape our industry and develop new tools for Realtors to provide exceptional service and value to consumers. I look forward to working collaboratively to advance our shared goals and serve the needs of B.C. Realtors and their clients.”
Russell has more than 35 years’ experience in real estate, and previously served as president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, during the 2009-2010 season. He also previously served as director for the BCREA, and sat on many of the association’s committees, including as chair of the nominating committee.
The association, which represents 19,000 agents and 11 boards, also welcomed directors David Kearney from Port Coquitlam, Gary McInnis from Victoria, and Dick Pemberton from Kamloops, who is returning for another two-year term. Other returning directors include James Palanio from Penticton, Rosario Setticasi from North Vancouver, and Jim Stewart from Nanaimo.

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