Mark McLean took over as president at the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) on July 1. An avid runner and sculptor in his free time, McLean brings the same energy and artistry to his work as a Realtor, says the board.
“I like creative personalities because they are able to envision a finished product and see the steps needed to get there, and in that way their work is very similar to that of Realtors,” he says.
A 26-year TREB member, McLean first ran for the Board of Directors in 2012 as director-at-large, pledging to foster relationships with consumers and within the profession.
“The most important thing is simply to participate in the conversation,” he says. “With respect to organized real estate, I believe firmly in the three-way agreement and I hope that we will continue to offer leadership and support to smaller boards throughout Ontario and across Canada.”
When it comes to TREB’s dialogue with consumers, McLean believes it is important to the city’s future to continue promoting the benefits of home ownership.