Board of Directors
iPro Realty Ltd.
Michael Collins, President of the Toronto Real Estate Board, is a Broker with iPro Realty Ltd. A REALTOR® for 32 years, Mr. Collins has served on TREB's Government Relations Committee for more than a decade. A Past President of the Brampton Real Estate Board, he has also served on OREA's Board of Directors, as Chair of OREA's Commercial Council and its Arbitration and Ethics Committee, and as one of RECO's Discipline Committee Panel Chairs. He is also a member of CREA's National Commercial Council. Mr. Collins brings considerable directorship experience to TREB's Board of Directors. Among other roles, he has served as a Director of the William Osler Hospital Corporation and as President of the Brampton Board of Trade. An experienced consensus builder, Mr. Collins is committed to listening to Member perspectives in his role as a TREB Director.
Mr. Collins has been the Chair of TREB's Member Services, Consumer Relations, and the Member Communications Committees, and Chair of the Governance By-Law Task Force. He is currently the Chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the REALTOR® QUEST & 100 Year Anniversary Celebration and Governance By-Law Task Forces.
Royal LePage Signature Realty
Lisa Patel, President-Elect, is a Salesperson with Royal LePage Signature Realty Inc. An entrepreneur and strong community leader, Ms. Patel has served on many organizations and groups, including as a Director of the Toronto Infinity 2 Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1928. She was also a previous Director at the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade.
In 2009, Ms. Patel was named as one of the "Top 30 Under 30" by Ryerson University, and in 2013, she was a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal. Ms. Patel was also featured in the Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship textbook with Ryerson University. She is also a public speaker on Women & Business.
As a TREB Director, Ms. Patel aims to enhance the image and value of REALTORS®, and safeguard the ownership, accuracy, and integrity of the MLS® System. She has served as a member of the REALTOR® QUEST and TREB FEST Task Forces, and as Chair of the Young Professionals Network Committee. Ms. Patel is currently the Chair of the Governance By-Law Task Force, Vice Chair of the Finance Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee.
Century 21 President Realty Inc.
Gurcharan (Garry) Bhaura
Gurcharan (Garry) Bhaura, Past President of the Toronto Real Estate Board, is the Broker of Record of Century 21 President Realty Inc. Mr. Bhaura began his real estate career in 2000, achieving Broker status in 2003 and ABR® and SRES designations in 2011.
Throughout his career, he has served in volunteer positions including as Vice President and Secretary at a number of non-profit organizations. Mr. Bhaura was previously a member of TREB's Leadership and Executive Committees; Chair of the Finance, Member Communications, and Condominium Committees; and Vice Chair of the MLS®, and Government Relations Committees. More recently, Mr. Bhaura served as Chair of the Arbitration & Professional Standards Steering Committee, Chair of the Executive Committee, and Chair of the 100 Year Celebration and REALTOR® QUEST Task Forces. Currently he is the Vice Chair of the Professional Development Committee, Vice Chair of the REALTOR® QUEST & 100 Year Anniversary Celebration Task Force, and a member of the Executive Committee.
Through his work on TREB's Board of Directors, Mr. Bhaura aims to heighten awareness of the value of REALTORS® and contribute to efforts to safeguard and enhance the Multiple Listing Service®.
Lorimer Realty Limited
North Brokerage Director
Ron Abraham, North Brokerage Director, is the Broker of Record at Lorimer Realty Limited. Mr. Abraham is a past President of both TREB and OREA and has served as a Director of CREA. Having chaired or served on all committees at both TREB and OREA, including both executive committees, he brings a wealth of knowledge of industry related issues to the board table. He has also completed all leadership courses developed and presented by OREA. During his career, Mr. Abraham earned the AACI, FRI and CRB designations from the Appraisal Institute of Canada, the Real Estate Institute of Canada, and the Council of Real Estate Broker Managers respectively. Additionally, Mr. Abraham has served as an instructor for OREA for over 40 years (he is an REI designee), and has developed and presented numerous seminars for Boards and Associations to update Brokerages and Brokers of Record.
Mr. Abraham has served as a member of the Government Relations Committee and the REALTOR® QUEST Task Force, and as Chair of the Professional Development Committee. More recently, he served as the Chair of the Arbitration Review Task Force, and Chair of the Government Relations and Member Services Committees. Currently, Mr. Abraham is the Vice Chair of the Government Relations Committee and a member of the Executive Committee.
Century 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc.
Central Brokerage Director
Paul Baron, Central Brokerage Director, is a career real estate executive with over 30 years of experience working with both residential and commercial real estate. He is the Broker of Record for Century 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc., which he founded in 1993, and has since grown to encompass nine offices serving the Greater Toronto Area. Paul has always taken an active interest in the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise as TREB's Central Brokerage Director. He supports many causes in the community including Easter Seals, Markham Stouffville Hospital and the Rouge Valley Health Network.
Paul has served as a member on TREB's Commercial Committee and on the REALTOR® QUEST Task Force. More recently, he served as Chair of the Finance Committee and Vice Chair of the MLS®, Technology & Related Services Committee. Paul is currently the Chair of the MLS®, Technology & Related Services Committee, a member of the Executive Committee, and a member of the REALTOR® QUEST & 100 Year Anniversary Celebration Task Force.
Royal LePage RCR Realty
West Non-Brokerage Director
Peter Burdon, West Non-Brokerage Director, is a Broker and Vice President of Commercial Properties with Royal LePage RCR Realty, specializing in commercial and industrial real estate. Before joining our industry with Royal LePage, he studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Calgary, was a Toronto retail automobile dealer and laterally CEO of a construction industry trade association. Peter is currently the Vice Chair of the Commercial Committee and the Chair of the Consumer Relations Committee.
Royal LePage/J&D Division
Kevin Crigger, Director-at-Large, has served as the Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Government Relations Committee. Currently he is the Chair of the Finance Committee, Vice Chair of the Arbitration and Professional Standards Steering Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee.
Royal LePage Signature Realty
Susan Gucci, Director-at-Large, comes to TREB from the corporate world, where she held sales and marketing positions in various blue chip organizations. Since joining TREB in 2006, she has consistently volunteered her personal time to give back, serving on several TREB Committees including By-Law, Education, Member Communications, Leadership, the Affordable Housing Subcommittee, and Government Relations, where she has advocated for TREB Members on Parliament Hill and Queen's Park. Most recently, Susan was the Chair of the Member Communications Committee. She is currently the Chair of the Arbitration and Professional Standards Steering Committee, and a member of the REALTOR® QUEST & 100 Year Anniversary Celebration Task Force.
Susan is the recipient of the prestigious TREB Community Service Award, recognized for her contribution in the community. Susan is committed to ensuring the interests and voices of TREB Members are heard and the image of Realtors is preserved.
Royal LePage Your Community Realty
Gareth R. Jones , Director-at-Large, is a Real Estate Broker with over 28 years of experience in both Residential and Commercial Real Estate and holds two REIC designations along with seven NAR designations. Gareth obtained his AMP through CAAMP and FSCO in both Residential and Commercial financing before becoming a Manager of Commercial Mortgages at CIBC.
Currently, Gareth is Vice-President, Corporate Development at the Real Estate Institute of Canada, and has worked for such major real estate firms as Royal LePage and RE/MAX. He was the brokerage manager for Canada's largest independent brokerage, where he managed over 1,300 REALTORS® and transacted an average of 1,500 deals per month.
Gareth passionately believes in the importance of continued education to raise skills, ethics, and professionalism within our industry, while placing the interest of clients above all else.
REIC, NAR and IREM have invited and trained Gareth as a faculty member to instruct the FRI, CRES, SRS, C-RETS, RENE, PSA, CRB, ABR and SRES programs.
Gareth has been a member of the Education Committee. He is currently the Chair of the Commercial Committee and a member of the Executive Committee.
Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited
Central Non-Brokerage Director
A committed Member of over six years, Josh Klein, Central Non-Brokerage Director, offers his time to TREB as a means of giving back to the profession that has offered him such a rewarding career. As a TREB Director, Mr. Klein is dedicated to helping the Members he serves in the real estate business and the community. Mr. Klein previously served on TREB's Government Relations Committee and Chaired the Affordable Housing Committee, the YPN Committee, and the REALTOR® QUEST Task Force. Mr. Klein was also a panellist on TREB's Arbitration Roster – Residential Division and the Chair of the Young Professionals Network Committee. Currently, he is the Chair of the Professional Development Committee, Vice Chair of the MLS®, Technology and Related Services Committee, and a member of the Government Relations Committee. Mr. Klein continues to immerse himself in the real estate community with devotion and humility.
Mr. Klein is proud to have played a vital role in supporting the City's Laneway Housing initiative that was recently passed at City Council. He was honoured to be bestowed the OREA YPN Leadership Award in 2018, which acknowledges his volunteer efforts and continuing investment in professional development.
Royal LePage Your Community Realty
North Non-Brokerage Director
Keith C. Kwan, North Non-Brokerage Director, is currently the Chair of the Member Communications Committee and the Member Services Committee, and a member of the Governance By-Law Task Force.
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Sutton Group-Heritage Realty Inc.
East Non-Brokerage Director
Lori Roberts, East Non-Brokerage Director, has been a TREB Member since 2010, working in the real estate industry for over 20 years. It is Lori's belief that we should always help one another and give back to our community. Giving back to TREB and the real estate profession has been professionally rewarding and gives her the opportunity to continually learn. As a TREB Director, Lori is committed to representing the entire membership when making any Board-related decisions. She will also continually promote the value of REALTORS®. Lori has previously served on TREB's Consumer Relations Committee, Arbitration – Residential Division Roster, as well the Education and the Consumer Relations Committees. Currently, Lori is the Chair of the REALTOR® QUEST & 100 Year Anniversary Celebration Task Force.
Royal LePage Connect Realty
Brian Torry, Director-at-Large, is a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry and has held various positions, including as a Salesperson, Broker, Manager, coach, mentor and General Manager. Most recently he spent four years running a mid-sized Toronto boutique brokerage where he was responsible for the operations of the business, oversight of the branches, and the implementation of the company’s strategic direction. Brian continues to work with a select clientele in real estate sales and development.
Born and raised in Toronto, Brian currently lives and works in Roncesvalles Village with his wife and three school-age children.
Outside of work, Brian is an active volunteer, both in his local community and professionally. Brian has served as the Chair of TREB’s Consumer Relations Committee and as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee. Most recently, he served as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee. Currently, Brian is the Chair of the Government Relations Committee, working towards improving the business of real estate.
Keller Williams Portfolio Realty
Kate Young, Director-at-Large, is currently the Chair of the Young Professionals Network Committee and a member of the Government Relations Committee and the REALTOR® QUEST & 100 Year Anniversary Celebration Task Force.
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