Jeff King was named CEO of the Greater Vancouver REALTORS® (GVR) in October of 2021.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Jeff served as the Chief Operating Officer for The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada.
Between 2020 and 2021, he also served as interim CEO of Dataclef, a back-office service provider to music rights organizations, and as Chair of the Board of Directors at DDEX, a standards-setting organization focused on creating digital value chain standards for the music industry.
In his time in the music industry, he was named the COO of the Year by M&A Today in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
He holds a BA Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University and his expertise in strategy, innovation, licensing, distribution, and corporate planning has made him a sought-after speaker at conferences around the world.
Shari Wallace is Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is responsible for the leadership, planning, organization, communication, cybersecurity, and management of all aspects of information technology at GVR.
She is a senior information technology executive with over 30 years of experience in the private and public sectors in Canada and Europe.
Shari most recently served as the CIO at Triumf Canada’s particle accelerator centre, where her leadership helped modernize and streamline that organization’s IT infrastructure. Before joining Triumf, she served as CIO at the City of Burnaby and in senior IT roles at Telus and the City of Vancouver.
Kat has an extensive background in IT and business process consulting. She has worked with cloud-based software service organizations as well as IBM and ICBC in senior product development and executive roles.
Kat’s responsible for planning, direction, product development, and management of all activities related to the expansion and marketing of GVR's Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) and its related services, tools, and products for REALTORS®. She’s in charge of establishing the roadmap, strategy, and vision for MLS® as new technologies emerge and allow for innovative business opportunities.
Outside of work, Kat can be found supporting her boys' active lifestyle and spending time with her family and friends
Craig’s department is responsible for internal and external communication, media relations, social media, content strategy, issues management, and stakeholder engagement. His team delivers robust media relations, marketing and public outreach programs and corporate communication services within the organization.
The International Association of Business Communicators awarded our communication team with a national Silver Leaf Award in 2017 for member communication and change management activities to help our members move to a new MLS® technology platform.
Craig is the primary media contact for the real estate profession in the Lower Mainland, handling hundreds of media enquiries a year.
Prior to joining GVR, Craig was the Press and Public Affairs Officer at the British Consulate General in Vancouver and a reporter for a variety of community newspapers in the Lower Mainland.
He studied Political Science and Public Administration as an undergraduate at Simon Fraser University and holds a Diploma in Journalism from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. In 2014, he earned a Certificate in Executive General Management from UBC’s Sauder School of Business.
In 2021, he achieved the Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP®) designation from the International Association of Business Communicators, which is the highest designation recognized within the communication and public relations profession.
Anja is responsible for the financial management of GVR, which includes budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, strategic financial planning, and risk management.
Anja is a multi-lingual senior finance executive who has worked in the public and private sectors in North America and Europe. She holds a CPA designation, and a bachelor's and master’s degree in Business Administration.
Prior to joining GVR, Anja was the Vice-President of Finance at a large non-profit organization and held a Controller position at a federal crown corporation. Anja has also worked in the consumer goods, oil and gas industries, and commercial property management.
Andrew is an applied economist and data-scientist specializing in real estate and urban land economics. He has held senior-level economist positions spanning both the public and private sectors, positioning his experience uniquely within the real estate industry.
Andrew heads GVR's Economics department and is also the key media spokesperson for market-related information and statistics. He brings GVR's market data to the public and to life through insightful, timely, rigorous in-depth analyses.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys a variety of hobbies ranging from music composition to fixing up his classic Volkswagen camper van.
Harriet keeps GVR's members informed about what local, regional, provincial, and federal governments are up to so members can knowledgeably step up, become involved and let politicians know the concerns of property buyers, sellers and owners in their communities.
She also engages GVR's members’ expertise to help formulate grassroots solutions to making home ownership more affordable, which in turn, inform government policies, rules, regulations and legislation.
Through her leadership, and as a trusted GVR representative, Harriet’s fostered lasting partnerships with organizations representing home builders, developers and mortgage brokers, working successfully on initiatives benefitting first-time and trade-up home buyers.
Harriet is the recipient two Canadian Real Estate Association awards for her work on federal initiatives, and three BC Real Estate Association awards for outstanding work on provincial initiatives.
From 1995-2004, Harriet was senior policy analyst at the Union of BC Municipalities, where she helped develop the Community Charter, one of the province’s most innovative pieces of legislation.
Harriet has a BA, a Masters in Public Affairs, and is currently working toward a Certificate in Applied Leadership at the Justice Institute of BC.
Harriet’s motto is: Never let them see you sweat!
Megan's role is to develop policies, programs and practises that support the staff in achieving GVR's strategic goals. She’s responsible for recruiting top talent, retaining engaged staff, and supporting GVR's management in providing an exceptional work experience and workplace culture.
Her other responsibilities include health and wellness, compensation and benefits, and performance planning and coaching programs.
Megan has been a chartered professional in HR for more than 30 years. Before joining GVR, Megan was the General Manager for an import, manufacturing, and wholesale company for 12 years, and she was the HR Director for a major food distribution company for 13 years. She also taught organization development and training and development for the BCIT part-time business program for several years.
Megan has her Bachelor of Arts from UBC, certificate in HR Management from BCIT, and CPHR designation.
Outside of work, Megan can usually be found on a tennis court. She also enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Richard is an experienced adult education professional with an extensive background in delivering and developing education for diverse audiences. He and his team oversee professional development and educational compliance activities for our members, including ongoing gap analysis and the development of new Professional Development Program (PDP) courses.
Richard holds a B.A degree with first-class honours and a Master's degree in Adult Education (Business and Management), along with a teaching diploma. In 2003, he received a distinguished Winston Churchill Fellowship.
After a successful teaching and lecturing career in his native Scotland spanning nearly two decades, Richard and his family moved to Vancouver in 2011. He initially worked as an independent change management consultant, then as a program architect in Lululemon’s Learning and Development department.
Richard has been with GVR since 2013 and loves the constant challenge and variety in his role.
In 2016, he gained the Canadian REALTOR® Association Executive designation.
On weekends, Richard loves to explore the local mountains and trails with his family.
Kim oversees GVR's Professional Standards and Business Practices departments.
He began his career with Block Bros. Realty. Later, he was General Manager of Legend Real Estate Group. He’s also held positions as national sales manager of Top Producer Systems and Director of Member Service and Relations at the BC Real Estate Association.
Kim’s been a real estate educator for 35 years, teaching the real estate pre- and post-licensing courses and a number of professional development courses dealing with ethics, risk management and agency.
Known to GVR's members as ‘The Ethics Guy®’, Kim works with REALTORS® and managing brokers to promote professionalism and member cooperation in his bi-weekly column in the REALTOR® News. He also makes presentations at brokerages and member meetings.
When he’s not in the office, Kim enjoys spending time with his family and entertaining his varied interests from gardening to collecting classic cars.