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Larry Sims

Sharen Warde

Victoria BC. REALTORS ®

Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty


Food Bank Turkeys

The Times Colonist reported that they are still in need of Turkey donations.  Our fellow Royal LePager's have donated towards the needed Turkeys.  You can call the Food Bank directly and they will gladly take your Visa Numbers and donated towards the needed supply.  It's good for the Sprit!



December Holidays

Just back from a couple of great days at Yellowpoint Lodge.   Larry & I always go there to start up our Holiday Spirit.  Shayla, our administrator, is busy wrapping for our Holiday Families and WOW what generosity.  Feels good to see.  We hope your Spriti is rising.  All the best.  

Royal LePage Grows!!

Acquisition creates global residential real estate and employee relocation services leader

(Toronto, ON) December 6, 2011 – Today Brookfield Residential Property Services (“Brookfield”), a Brookfield Asset Management Inc. affiliate, announced that it has purchased Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services (“PRERS”), a recognized leader in employee relocation and real estate franchising from Prudential Financial, Inc.  Prudential Relocation Services operates as Pricoa Relocation in Asia and Europe.

The addition of PRERS to Brookfield’s existing residential real estate franchising and employee relocation services businesses establishes Brookfield as the world’s second largest employee relocation services provider and the third largest residential real estate franchising business.

Under a licensing agreement, Prudential Real Estate brokerage affiliates will be able to continue to use the Prudential brand based on the terms of their franchise agreements. 

“This transaction creates a global employee relocation services and real estate franchising leader,” explained Graham Badun, CEO, Brookfield Residential Property Services. “We have now increased the breadth and depth of our service offering, keeping pace with the evolving needs of our clients around the world.”

A North American & Global Leader

Through its various brands, Brookfield’s residential real estate franchisees are now present in all 50 U.S. states, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and Portugal, with a network of approximately 80,000 real estate agents, 2,800 real estate brokerage locations and more than $150 billion in annual residential real estate transactions.

U.S.-based Brookfield Global Relocation Services moves nearly 85,000 families in and out of over 125 countries around the world each year. With the acquisition, more than one-third of Fortune 100 companies are its clients.  In addition, Brookfield is now the largest provider of relocation services to government, with long term relationships with the U.S. and Canadian governments. 

The acquisition greatly strengthens Brookfield’s existing U.S. business and results in the expansion of its operations in nine countries, with a rapidly growing presence in China, Brazil and India.

“Today, Prudential’s real estate and relocation services businesses join a global company with a track record of over 100 years of success,” said Earl Lee, President of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services. “We’re excited to become part of a company that is focused on and deeply immersed in the real estate sector and is in the business for the long-term.”

Earl Lee will continue to lead the U.S. real estate business, and Rick Schwartz, President, Brookfield Global Relocation Services, will assume responsibility for the combined global relocation services business.

Brookfield’s parent company, Brookfield Asset Management, is a global asset manager with approximately $150 billion in assets under management.  Brookfield is co-listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BAM and on NYSE Euronext under the symbol BAMA.

About Brookfield Residential Property Services 
Brookfield Residential Property Services is a leading global provider of real estate and relocation services, analytics and knowledge.  The company’s portfolio consists of leading brands, including Brookfield Global Relocation Services, the second largest provider of global relocation services, Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, Brookfield Real Estate Services, Royal LePage, Real Living, Via Capitale and Centract.  Through its real estate brands, it has nearly 80,000 real estate professionals in more than 2,800 locations, who transact over $150 billion annually.  Its global footprint spans North America, the United Kingdom, France, China, Singapore, India, Brazil and Australia, and includes more than 2,500 employees worldwide.  It is a division of Brookfield Asset Management, a global asset manager with approximately $150 billion of assets under management.


"Kids Learn to Fish Day"


On behalf of the Cowichan Fly Fishers and the Freshwater Fisheries Society, we would like to thank you for your generous donation  towards our 5th Annual “Kids Learn to Fish Day” which took place May 7th at Chemainus Lake.
In spite of unsettled weather, this year we had over 209 kids and their families who turn out to “Learn to Fish”. It was an awesome day! Many fish were caught, cleaned and taken home. If not taken home, the fish were released back into the lake for someone else to catch. Even the kids who were unsuccessful at catching a fish still had a great time learning about fish ID, rods and reels, how to cast, tie knots and the catch and release process. Everyone enjoyed checking of the Conservation Officers’ All-Terrain Vehicle!
Every child there, thanks to all the sponsors and donations, took home a prize! Your contribution definitely helped make this event a wonderful experience for all the families.
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We look forward to your continued support as we hope next year’s event taking place on May 5th, 2012, will be even bigger and better!
Jim Block and Maggie Davenport
Even Co-Ordinators

For The Love of Africa, Water Garden Tourn

This is a great event.  Saturday July 9th, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.  Larry and I sponsor the Closing Reception at Cannor Nursery on Elk Lake Drive from 4:00 to 6:00.  It will be fun.

Royal LePage Charity Golf Tournament today

I am off to set up.  It is a fabulous day for a Golf Tournament.  Lots of fun to be had.  Hoping to make a lot of money at the Auction for the 4 Shelters we help fund.  A couple of great Live Auction items but one in particular:   Rich Harden sent us an authentic jersey to Auction off.  It is his new No. 18 and signed.  Thanks Rich.



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