Greetings from CREA’s New CEO, Janice Myers

I’m thrilled to join the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) during this pivotal time for both the association and the real estate industry. The overwhelming support I’ve been receiving from across the country has been humbling. Working in the evolving real estate landscape since 2001, including in executive roles at the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) and as CEO of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB), I’ve gained a great appreciation for the role that boards and associations have in helping REALTORS® succeed in their real estate careers.

As CREA’s new CEO, my vision will be shaped in collaboration with CREA’s Board of Directors. While there’s still much to flush out, we remain dedicated in our continued support for you, our valued REALTOR® members.

Some areas I see continuing to be critical to our collective success include:

  • a unique value proposition centered on robust government advocacy for critical housing issues;
  • a steadfast approach and commitment to protecting REALTORS®’ reputation and integrity; and
  • an ongoing commitment to championing the cooperative fundamentals of the MLS® trademark.

I’m also working closely with the national task force of members and association executives as we develop a robust business case for the future of as a separate, taxable, wholly owned subsidiary of CREA. We know engaging stakeholders and membership in this landmark journey will be crucial to our success – and we know we have to get this right.

My experience has prepared me to help CREA enhance its role as a Canadian leader, promoting a resilient and transparent real estate ecosystem, fostering stakeholder trust, and contributing to sustainable growth through improved housing stock and robust commercial real estate markets.

We’re always keen to listen and engage and look forward to meeting/seeing you at one of the many upcoming events happening across the country. Together, let’s work towards a future where housing is a fundamental human right, member interests are safeguarded, and the Canadian real estate industry continues to thrive.