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HAVAN appoints Ron Rapp as CEO

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) has announced the appointment of Ron Rapp from interim CEO to full-time CEO.

Bringing with him a wealth of industry experience, tremendous knowledge of the association, key relationships with industry and government influencers; and most importantly a passion for the Association, Rapp naturally is the voice for the association and industry.

HAVAN chair Mark Cooper said, “The board conducted a broad search, and we are confident Ron is the right person to help drive forward HAVAN’s mandate to deliver on its core values of increased advocacy, education and opportunities for our members. To find someone of Ron’s caliber and in-depth industry knowledge is a rare opportunity. We are thrilled to have Ron leading the accomplished team at HAVAN.”

Rapp served as HAVAN director for seven years including board chair in 2015, and sat as director and chair of Government Relations Committee CHBA BC. he has more than 35 years in the building industry which will benefit all members, and help to drive industry initiatives.

As V.P. construction, Morningstar Homes for 15 years, Rapp oversaw the planning, design, delivery, and customer service for more than 2000 homes. His experience encompasses low and high rise multi residential, seniors housing and long-term care facilities, subsidized housing, and industrial and commercial projects, complimented with a with a broad range of exposure to, and or a direct hand in land acquisition, planning and development, product design and site planning, sales and marketing, construction, and after sales service.

“During the past 10 months, while in the interim CEO role, I have had the opportunity to work closely with the education, marketing, membership and government relations teams at HAVAN,” said Rapp. “A recent Housing Infograph prepared by the HAVAN government relations identifies only two municipalities are reaching Metro Vancouver’s regional growth strategy projections  – I’d say we’ve got our work cut out for us.”

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