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.

Latest Articles

Federal government tax proposals for personal incorporation

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) would like to applaud the government for amending its tax proposals for personal incorporation and listening to the views and concerns of CREA’s 125,000 REALTOR® members. “We were pleased to take part...

Canadian home sales edge up again in September

Ottawa, ON, October 13, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales in September rose modestly from the previous month but remained down from levels recorded one year ago. Highl...

Canadian home sales edge up in August

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2017 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a small gain in August 2017. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.3% from July to August. Actual ...

CREA Lowers National Resale Housing Market Forecast

Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2017 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations in 2017 and 2018. Hous...

Bank of Canada raises rates again, now at 1%

The Bank of Canada announced on September 6, 2017, it was further raising its trend-setting overnight lending rate from 0.75% to 1%. The rate rose by 0.25% in July, meaning the latest September increase fully unwinds the half-percentage point by whi...