The REAL BC was formed in March 2018 to advance the interest & protection of consumers on issues that are of paramount importance relating to BC Real Estate.
In addition to being a chief spokesperson for the alliance, Ian Mackay provides strategic advice and direction while coordinating the initiatives of REAL BC. Ian is a well respected Managing Broker and Realtor®, with previous experience as the Director of Marketing for one Canada’s largest developers of recreational and residential properties. He provides a strong background in the contractual, technical and administrative issues associated with complex real estate transactions. Experienced in the governance issues in the not for profit sector, Ian has and continues to serve on several boards with an emphasis on health services (end of life care) and provincial gaming facilities. As a founding member of the alliance, he is committed ensuring the best interest of BC consumers and their rights of choice and protection are preserved. “Clearly, BC home buyers and sellers wish to engage their Realtor®, as an informed and empowered participant, consumer choice and protection are not mutually exclusive”
Ian provides valuable leadership to the REAL BC, he also believes in working as a team and has worked with dozens of organizations & community initiatives. In a leadership capacity Ian brings prior experience having chaired the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation and having served as past president of the Rotary Club. In a professional capacity Ian is a well known Managing Broker & REALTOR®, as a highly sought after speaker, and has extensive background in media. As co-chief spokesperson & founding member of the Alliance Ian Thompson, is focused on community engagement, relationship building and public policy discussion with local MLAS and provincial decision makers. As well as tools and resources to help REALTORS(r) and consumers become more active and engaged in their communities.