Congratulations to the 2018 Macdonald Realty Award Winners!

Congratulations to the 2018 Macdonald Realty Award Winners!

At Macdonald Realty, our people are our business, and our goal is to foster a culture of success where everyone wins.

We’d like to congratulate all of our Macdonald Realty agents who received either a Sales Achievement Award, an Award of Excellence or a Rookie award at this year’s award ceremonies.

We’d like to thank you for your continued dedication, your tenacity and hard work and most importantly, for being a part of the Macdonald Realty family.

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Macdonald Real Estate Group appoints new President

Macdonald Real Estate Group appoints new President

 VANCOUVER, B.C. – (February 6, 2019) –Macdonald Real Estate Group, parent company of Macdonald Realty, Macdonald Commercial, Macdonald Property Management, and Platinum Project Marketing has appointed Dan Scarrow as President, replacing Lynn Hsu, who will remain as Chairwoman and CEO.

“Dan has demonstrated strong leadership and business acumen, both in our operations in Canada and our successful office in Shanghai, China,” said Lynn Hsu, CEO. “Many of Dan’s strategic decisions over the past 10 years have been instrumental in getting us to where we are today.”

“I’m excited to continue working with our talented group of managers, staff, and agents in what is our 75th anniversary,” said Scarrow. “I will be working hard to help us maintain our status as British Columbia’s premier real estate brokerage and consultancy firm.”

Since joining the company in 2006, Dan has held several roles, first as a successful residential agent, selling over $50 million in his first year in sales, and then moving to commercial and earning an Award of Excellence or Sales Achievement Award in each of the following 4 years. In 2010, Dan moved to the management side as VP Operations, helping the company expand during that period. Most recently, from 2014 – 2018, he moved to Shanghai, China, opening and running Macdonald’s office there (branded the Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre).

Dan has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University and is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin).

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Congratulations to Sheila Aujla for her election yesterday as a new Director at VREB!

Sheila joins David Langlois from our Victoria office to fill two positions on a nine member board – the maximum number of Directors an Office is permitted to have on the Board of Directors.

We are very proud to have such high representation at this level of governance. This illustrates that our Office members have the skills and the confidence of their colleagues to guide the Board through these challenging times.

Congratulations again Sheila!

300 Macdonald Realty agents gather for annual conference

300 Macdonald Realty agents gather for annual conference

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada – (October 2, 2016) – Macdonald Realty hosted 300 of their top real estate agents from around BC at their annual Agent Conference at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby. The keynote speakers were Lindsey Smith and Kirsten Faverin of CIR Realty in Calgary who presented 6 Ways to Transcend the Transaction and build life-long client relationships. CIR Realty, alongside Macdonald Realty, are members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global network of more than 500 high quality independent real estate firms. Bryan Yu of Central 1 Credit Union provided an economic forecast with special attention paid to the Greater Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna markets. Our CEO and President, Lynn Hsu opened the morning session with highlights of the future of the brokerage and the upcoming changes and new offering for our real estate advisors in the upcoming year and a memorable speech on the quality of advisors we currently have in our roster.

The day also included break out sessions on commercial real estate trends, how property management changes impact investor clients, an explanation of the proposed changes to dual agency by our managing broker panel, and actionable social media tips for the busy Realtor.

The conference was attended by both residential agents and commercial brokers from Macdonald Realty’s 20 offices across BC including Kelowna, Victoria, Parksville, Squamish and from around the lower mainland.  To join our real estate team and take part future Macdonald Realty learning events, visit www.careersinvancouverrealestate.com

 

About Macdonald Real Estate Group
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Macdonald Real Estate Group (MREG) has an annual sales volume of $8.9 billion and over $2 billion in assets under management.  With 20 offices and nearly 1,000 staff and REALTORS®, MREG offers a full range of real estate services, including residential and commercial brokerage, property and strata management, project marketing, and the MREG Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre in Shanghai, China.  Macdonald Realty is the residential division of Macdonald Real Estate Group. For more information, visit www.macrealty.com.
Darin Germyn of Macdonald Realty becomes the Vice President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

Darin Germyn of Macdonald Realty becomes the Vice President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

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(left to right) Darin Germyn, Vice-President; Gopal Sahota, President; John Barbisan, President-Elect

SURREY, B.C., Canada (February 22, 2017) – At the annual Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) Annual General Meeting, Darin Germyn from Macdonald Realty South Surrey/White Rock office was elected to be the Vice President of the Board.

The FVREB is a professional association of more than 3,280 Realtors in the Fraser Valley providing its members with a variety of membership services including the Multiple Listing Service®, professional development and technological innovation. Fraser Valley’s new Board of Directors takes office on March 1, 2017.

For more details about FVREB Annual General Meeting in 2017, please click HERE.