Canadian Real Estate Association

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade Associations. They have over 100,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through 100 real estate Boards and Associations across Canada as members.

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Gary Simonsen

Gary Simonsen is the Chief Exectuive Officer of CREA. Gary has been involved with organized real estate since 1984. This includes 10 years as an Associate Executive Officer with CREA, and six years as the Executive Officer of the Winnipeg Real Estate Board (1991-1997). For nearly 10 years, he’s been facilitating strategic planning sessions, and consulting on association management. Since 2008, Gary has been the Chief Operating Officer at CREA. Gary holds Bachelor and Masters of Arts degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

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Bank of Canada holds rates steady at 1%

On December 6, 2017, the Bank of Canada announced it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate on hold at 1%. The rate rose by 0.25% in July and again in September. Since then, the Bank has continued to caution that future interest rate i...

Canadian home sales edge up again in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a modest monthly increase in October but remain below levels recorded one year ago. Highlights: Nati...

Canadian home sales edge up again in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a modest monthly increase in October but remain below levels recorded one year ago. Highlights: Nati...

The Canadian Real Estate Association names Michael Bourque as new Chief Executive Officer

Ottawa, ON (October 27, 2017) – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) today announced that Michael Bourque has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective later this year. “On behalf of CREA’s Board of Directors, we are...

The Canadian Real Estate Association names Michael Bourque as new Chief Executive Officer

Ottawa, ON (October 27, 2017) – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) today announced that Michael Bourque has accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective later this year. “On behalf of CREA’s Board of Directors, we are...