Ottawa Real Estate Board Announces New President for 2018

December 14, 2017


OTTAWA – On December 7, 2017, Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB) elected a new Board of Directors for the upcoming year. The Ottawa Real Estate Board is the city’s largest trade association with over 3,100 sales representatives and brokers in the Ottawa area.

 The new Executive will be comprised of 2018 President Ralph Shaw, Past-President Rick Eisert, President-Elect Dwight Delahunt, and Vice-President Deborah Burgoyne.

New President, Ralph Shaw, has been a Member of the Ottawa Real Estate Board for over 27 years and has served on numerous task forces and committees since 2000, including the Finance Committee, the Governance Committee, the Government and Community Relations Committee and many others. Ralph was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2003 and has served as a Director for six years as well as Vice-President in 2006, 2014, and 2016.

“The advantage of taking over the presidency of the Ottawa Real Estate Board is that we have a structure based on a President-Elect, President, and Past-President which provides continuity of leadership to our membership,” states Ralph Shaw. “It’s an efficient and organized transition,” he adds.

Joining Ralph are continuing Directors David Armstrong, Dominique Milne, Andrew Ouellette, Anne Scharf, and Richard Smith (Chair of the Commercial Services Committee) for the second year of their two-year term, along with newly elected/appointed Directors, Paolo Farago, Tim Lee, Dennis Tarrant, and Penny Torontow.

“2018 is certainly going to start off with additional government interference in the financing of primary shelter for our residents,” Shaw asserts. “The Ottawa Real Estate Board believes that home ownership should be fundamental to Canadians and will continue to try and educate our elected officials in the difference between protection and interference.”

2018 Ottawa Real Estate Board President, Ralph Shaw

Andrew Ouellette, David Armstrong, Dennis Tarrant, Tim Lee, Paolo Farago
Penny Torontow, Deborah Burgoyne, Dominique Milne, Anne Scharf
Rick Eisert, Ralph Shaw, Dwight Delahunt
Not Present: Richard Smith