Michael Bourque will become the new chief executive officer of the Canadian Real Estate Association later this year.

He is currently CEO of the Railway Association of Canada and has 30 years of experience in public policy and government relations roles and will succeed Gary Simonsen who will retire after 20 years with the CREA.

“On behalf of CREA’s Board of Directors, we are delighted Michael accepted the role of CEO,” said Andrew Peck, CREA President. “The real estate profession is experiencing an era of change as technology, consumer expectations and the regulatory environment evolve. Michael’s unparalleled experience in association management and public policy position him to hit the ground running and face these challenges head on.”

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