The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) honoured REALTOR® and real estate broker Calvin Lindberg with the Professional Excellence Award on April 6. The award is REBGV’s highest honour. 

Lindberg is the Managing Broker at Angell Hasman Realty in West Vancouver.

“Cal has dedicated his career to enhancing professional and educational standards within the real estate profession and finding new and innovative ways for the real estate community to support and give back to the public that we serve,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said.

The Professional Excellence Award is awarded to people in real estate who’ve strengthened their profession by leading, mentoring and giving back. The winner must meet strict requirements of professionalism, ethics, and community involvement over the course of his or her career.

Lindberg has been a fixture of leadership in the real estate profession at every level throughout his career. Locally, he served on REBGV’s Board of Directors beginning in 1992, then as president in 1998. He also served on the Vancouver Board of Trade between 1998 and 1999.

At the provincial level, Lindberg served as a Director for the BC Real Estate Association from 2000 to 2001, and as a Director for the Real Estate Council of BC between 2015 and 2016.

Nationally, Lindberg served as a Director for the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) from 2002 until 2009, becoming CREA’s president for the 2008/2009 term. 

His dedication to his profession extends beyond borders. Lindberg has served on the Board of Directors for International Housing Coalition (IHC) Global, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit dedicated to helping cities achieve more equitable urban development.

He’s also worked with the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) as a Director, president, and representative to the United Nations.

He currently serves on the Global Urban Development (Brazil) International Advisory Board. 

Outside of real estate, Lindberg is a long-time supporter of different charitable and community causes. In 2008, he competed in Ironman Canada, raising $18,000 for Juvenile Diabetes. He was also a founding Director and president of the Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation.