Board of Directors
Royal LePage Signature Realty
Phone Number: (416) 443-0300
Lisa Patel, President, is a Salesperson with Royal LePage Signature Realty Inc. An entrepreneur and strong community leader, she has served with many organizations and groups, and is presently a mentor for the University Information Technology, guiding students on their career paths. Lisa has also been a mentor for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (now known as Futurpreneur Canada) for approximately 15 years, working with young entrepreneurs. She has served several other organizations, including as a Director of the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade and a past Director of a condo corporation.
Lisa's brand has been included by McGraw-Hill in a textbook and studied by business professionals and entrepreneurs. Her brand was also recognized by Andris Pone, author of Attract: Power Up Your One-of-a-Kind Personal Brand for brand strength and consistency. In 2009, Ryerson University recognized Lisa as a Top 30 Under 30. Lisa was also a former host for a television show with Rogers TV: A Greener Durham. She is a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal, along with Ontario Service Awards, for her dedication to community work. Lisa speaks on topics of entrepreneurship, women in business, metaphysical teachings, and breaking through barriers and mindsets.
As TRREB President, Lisa aims to enhance the image and value of REALTORS® and safeguard the ownership, accuracy and integrity of TRREB's MLS® System.
The Board of Directors and Lisa established a Women in Real Estate Task Force with the mandate to "Identify ways to support, encourage and empower women to excel in real estate..."
Lisa is currently the Chair of this new task force as well as a member of another new task force: Diversity and Inclusion. Lisa is also the Chair of both the Executive Committee and the REALTOR® QUEST and 100 Year Anniversary Task Force.
Royal LePage/J&D Division
Phone Number: (416) 489-2121
Kevin Crigger, President-Elect, is currently the Chair of the Finance Committee.
Bio to follow.
iPro Realty Ltd.
Phone Number: (905) 454-1100
Michael Collins, Past President, is a Broker with iPro Realty Ltd. A Realtor for over 30 years, Michael is a Past President of the Brampton Real Estate Board and has also served on OREA's Board of Directors, as Chair of OREA's Commercial Council and its Arbitration and Ethics Committee, and as one of RECO's Discipline Committee Panel Chairs. Michael is also a member of CREA's National Commercial Council. He brings considerable directorship experience to TRREB's Board of Directors. Among other roles, Michael has served as a Director of the William Osler Hospital Corporation and as President of the Brampton Board of Trade.
An experienced consensus builder, Michael is committed to listening to Member perspectives in his role as TRREB Past President.
Michael is the Vice-Chair of the Governance By-Law Task Force as well as the Innovations Task Force.
Century 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc.
Phone Number: (416) 471-2121
Paul Baron, Director-at-Large, is a career real estate executive with over 30 years of experience working with both residential and commercial real estate. He is the Broker of Record for Century 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc., which he founded in 1993, and has since grown to encompass nine offices serving the Greater Toronto Area.
Paul has always taken an active interest in the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and expertise as TRREB's Director-at-Large. He supports many causes in the community including Easter Seals, Markham Stouffville Hospital and the Rouge Valley Health Network.
Paul is currently the Chair of both the MLS®, Technology & Related Services Committee and the Innovations Task Force.
Royal LePage RCR Realty
West Regional Director
Phone Number: 905-836-1212
Peter Burdon, West Regional Director, specializes in commercial and industrial real estate. Before joining our industry with Royal LePage, he studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Calgary, was a Toronto retail automobile dealer and the CEO of a construction industry trade association.
Currently the Chair of the Commercial Committee, Peter is also the Vice-Chair of the new GRC Ambassador Task Force.
Royal LePage Signature Realty
Phone Number: (416) 443-0300
Susan Gucci, Director-at-Large, comes to TRREB from the corporate world, where she held sales and marketing positions in various blue-chip organizations.
Susan is the recipient of the prestigious TRREB Community Service Award, recognized for her contribution in the community. Susan is committed to ensuring the interests and voices of TRREB Members are heard and the image of REALTORS® is preserved.
Since joining TRREB in 2006, she has consistently volunteered her personal time to give back, serving on many TRREB Committees, some of which included advocating for TRREB Members at City Hall, on Parliament Hill, and at Queen's Park.
Susan is currently the Vice-Chair of both the Government Relations Committee and the Finance Committee as well as the Chair of the new GRC Ambassador Task Force.
Keller Williams Realty Centres
Phone Number: 905-726-8558
Wasim Jarrah, Director-at-Large, has been a registered Realtor since 2007. He has also served on OREA'S Government Relations Committee and the Fellow of the Real Estate Institute (FRI) Task Force with the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC).
In recognition of his generosity of spirit, Wasim was the recipient of the 2016 and 2017 Toronto Real Estate Board Community Service Award. He was also awarded the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year from the Campbells Society and the 2018 Professional Service Business of the year with the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce.
Currently the Chair of the Consumer Relations Committee, Wasim is also the Vice-Chair of the MLS®, Technology & Related Services Committee.
Royal LePage Your Community Realty
North Regional Director
Phone Number: (905) 940-4180
Keith C. Kwan, North Regional Director, is a sales representative and manager with Royal LePage Your Community Realty with over 37 years of experience in both residential and commercial restate. For over 33 years, he has served on many TRREB committees and task forces, offering his knowledge and experience for the betterment of the industry.
Keith is currently the Chair of the Arbitration & Professional Standards Steering Committee and the Vice-Chair of the Young Professionals Network Committee
Right at Home Realty Inc.
Phone Number: 416-391-3232
Nito Morcos-Brown, Director-at-Large, is a veteran Realtor having been licenced and serving since 1980. She is a second-generation Realtor as her father was a Broker and one of her sons is also a Real Estate Broker and successful Builder.
Nito has also had great success in the corporate world in the areas of property management, sales and sales management. She achieved the first Employee of the Year award at Amex as well as other significant awards.
She has earned consistent and significant accolades and awards with various Franchise and Boutique Brokerages. One of her most coveted is being the first recipient of the "Arthur Bartram Award" for consistently helping and serving her fellow Realtors within the largest Brokerage in Canada. She considers this a great honour as that is what she naturally loves to do. At Right at Home Realty, Brokerage, Nito has successfully served over 1,600 Realtors as Manager of the Don Mills office right next door to TRREB.
Throughout her career, Nito has been an avid volunteer both professionally and personally, including on many TRREB committees and task forces.
As an energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated leader with a solid work ethic, Nito is delighted to serve as a Director-at-Large.
Nito is currently the Chair of the Communications and Member Engagement Committee.
RE/MAX Rouge River Realty Ltd.
East Regional Director
Phone Number: 416-286-3993
Jennifer Pearce, East Regional Director, is a Broker and Owner with RE/MAX Rouge River Realty Ltd., a family owned and operated brokerage established in 1987. Jennifer is a second-generation Realtor and has been licensed since 2000, starting as a full-time salesperson before moving into brokerage management.
Jennifer is passionate about real estate and giving back to the industry through volunteering at TRREB and as well as the Metro East District Representative for the RE/MAX Integra Executive Council.
Jennifer lives in Durham Region with her 18-year-old son Salvatore who plans to continue the family legacy as a third-generation Realtor.
Jennifer is currently the Vice-Chair of the Commercial Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and the new Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.
Phone Number: 416-360-0688
Brian Torry, Director-at-Large, is a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry and has held various positions, including as a Salesperson, Broker, Manager, Coach, Mentor and General Manager. Most recently, he spent four years running a mid-sized Toronto boutique brokerage where he was responsible for the operations of the business, oversight of the branches and the implementation of the company's strategic direction. Brian continues to work with a select clientele in real estate sales and development.
Born and raised in Toronto, Brian currently lives and works in Roncesvalles Village with his wife and three school-age children.
Outside of work, Brian is an active volunteer, both in his local community and professionally.
Currently the Chair of the Government Relations Committee, Brian is also the Chair of the Governance By-Law Task Force.
Keller Williams Portfolio Realty
Phone Number: (416) 864-3888
Kate Young, Director-at-Large, is currently the Chair of the Young Professionals Network Committee as well as the Chair of the new Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.
Bio to follow.