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WATSON Advisors

Chief Executive Officer - British Columbia Real Estate Association

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver


Company Information

Our client, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), is a not-for-profit member-based organization that represents 11 real estate boards across BC and their more than 21,000 REALTORS, collectively known as Organized Real Estate (ORE) in BC. With its core purpose being to ensure the continued value of REALTORS in BC, the Association has as annual budget of $9m and employs 25 staff. Following a period of recent turbulence within the real estate sector and ORE in BC, BCREA is seeking a CEO who can re-engage with its member boards and facilitate discussions that will lead to a consensus on the future direction of BCREA.   

Job Description

BCREA’s next CEO will be an exceptional leader and a strategic thinker who will be able to navigate the Association through a period of significant change while maintaining a strict focus on the Association’s mandate. Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with it, one of the main responsibilities of the new CEO will be to develop and implement a long term strategic direction for BCREA.

Possessing deep experience working effectively within a political and multi-stakeholder environment, and with a strong understanding of governance and the ability to support and guide strategic Board discussions, the CEO will be an effective public speaker with highly developed communication skills who can build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across multiple levels of government.

In addition, they will use their highly-developed interpersonal skills to engage with and maintain professional and collaborative relationships with member boards, REALTORS, the Real Estate Council of BC, the Office of the Superintendent, the Canadian Real Estate Association, additional provincial real estate boards, and other related stakeholders so as to advocate for the profession in BC and ensure that the interests of BCREA are being heard.

Calm and level-headed, and with an ability to gain understanding and acceptance of contrary opinions and viewpoints, the successful candidate will oversee the development of a comprehensive and sustainable financial plan while determining an optimal organizational structure and the staffing requirements necessary to ensure cost effective operational management and service delivery to BCREA’s member boards.

Holding a relevant university degree or possessing an appropriate combination of education and experience, the ideal candidate will possess 10+ years of experience as the leader of an organization, preferably in an Association or not-for-profit context. Experience within the real estate sector is desirable but not essential.

To apply for this role or for further information, please email resume and cover letter to

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WATSON Advisors
Posting Date: 18-Sep-2017Executive Contract, Full-Time 24.00  Months Open 1 ASAP
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