RAHB wins CCN Merit Award

RCC2RAHB’s Regional Commercial Council brought home the Canadian Commercial Network (CNN) Merit Award for 2015. This award is given out annually to recognize a commercial division, committee, council or network that demonstrates outstanding service and commitment to meeting the needs of commercial members while supporting the objectives of the CCN.  RAHB received the award at the recent CREA AGM and Leadership Summit in Ottawa.

This year’s scoring for the Merit Award was particularly tight and RAHB and the Ottawa Real Estate Board shared the honour of receiving the Merit Award.  This is the second time RAHB has received the award; the first was in 2004.


RAHB’s 2014 – 2015 Regional Commercial Council (l-r) Ruth Lewis,
Chris Allen, Chair-elect Hank Balfoort, Chair Heidi Van Der Marel,
Past Chair Paul Martindale, Harry Mancini, Wesley DeGroot
and Craig Knapman.

2015 Commercial Summit








The Greater Golden Horseshoe is one of the fastest growing regions of North America. It is a leading global nexus for employment, trade, culture and research, and attracts people and jobs because of its range of economic opportunities and high quality of life. With such an increase comes a greater demand for supporting

infrastructure such as transit, roads, sewers, energy and a full range of community amenities.

Is the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe on track? Come and hear industry leaders provide commentary on the successes, challenges and opportunities.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon
Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Rd. W.,
Burlington, ON
7:45 a.m. – registration
8 a.m. – buffet breakfast

Keynote Speaker:

Glenn MIller






Glenn Miller, FCIP, RPP
– Director, Canadian Urban Institute


Canadian Commercial Network Update:
Ron Abraham, CREA Regional Director (Ontario)
and member of the Canadian Commercial Committee

Economic Development Panel:
Neil Everson, – Director, Economic Development Division, Planning and Economic Development Department, City of Hamilton

Frank McKeown – Executive Director, Burlington Economic Development Corporation

John Regan – Manager, Economic Development and Tourism, Haldimand County


Event Sponsors:

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Register online by April 30, 2015

New research on Cross Border Demand and Investment; Shifting Office Space Demand

Did you know that among practitioners in Canada that responded to a recent survey, 45 percent note an increase in international investors?  Or that 55 percent of Canadian respondents noted a decrease in per worker office space in 2014?

See the latest research report on commercial real estate from the National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) REALTOR University, in collaboration with CREA, the Certified Commercial Investment Member(CCIM) Institute and the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Find out more by downloading the full report from REALTORlink.ca.

2015 Commercial Summit

“Places to Grow” –  the first 10 years and beyond  

Date:                   Thursday, May 7, 2015
Time:                  8:30 am – 12 noon
Registration:    7:45 a.m.
Breakfast:          8:00 a.m.
Location:           Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Rd. W., Burlington, ON
Cost:                    $30.00 + HST

Mark your calendars and join us for a full morning of networking and updates.  A speakers’ panel will provide the latest economic development updates on the region’s successes, opportunities, and challenges.  Speakers and more details to be announced soon!

HDAA Annual Tradeshow

View new products and services for the apartment rental industry at the Hamilton & District Apartment Association (HDAA) 2015 Trade Show – March 11, 2015 at Michelangelo Event and Conference Centre (1555 Upper Ottawa, Hamilton).   Registration is free; refreshments provided.  For more information, contact the HDAA.


RCC Annual Commercial Summit

Mark Your Calendars

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Commercial Summit

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington

Registration – 7:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast – 8 a.m.
Opening Remarks – 8:30 a.m.
Conclusion – 12 noon

Keynote Speaker
Sheila Botting, Partner & National Leader, Real Estate, Deloitte LLP

Watch for further details and registration information.