A new provincial real estate association was formed in Quebec at the beginning of the year called The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB), bringing together more than 12,500 real estate brokers and agencies.
According to a press release sharing a common vision for the future and a desire to promote the real estate brokerage industry, the Greater Montreal(GMREB), Quebec City (CIQ) and Laurentides (CIL) real estate boards held general meetings last year where more than 96 per cent of real estate brokers voted in favour of a merger.
The three presidents of the former real estate boards – Nathalie Bégin, Christiane St-Jean and Anouk Vidal – are all acting co-presidents of QPAREB until the first annual general meeting of the new association, which will be held in April.
“Our goal is to bring real estate brokers together in a new provincial association model that will become the only organization in Quebec dedicated to promoting our profession and defending and protecting our interests with government authorities,” said Christiane St-Jean, co-president of the QPAREB. “We can now speak with a united, credible and consistent voice to better address the issues facing our profession.”
The QPAREB headquarters are located in Quebec City while its administrative offices are in Montreal. It has two subsidiaries: Centris Inc. and the Collège de l’immobilier du Québec. The first annual general meeting of this new association will be held in April.