Ian Lindsay Named VIREB’s 2017 Realtor® of the Year

04 May 2018

Ian Lindsay Named VIREB’s 2017 Realtor® of the Year

NANAIMO, BC – The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) is pleased to announce that Ian Lindsay has been named VIREB’s 2017 REALTOR Media Release – VIREB REALTOR of the Year FINAL (1) of the Year.  Lindsay received the award on March 9 during VIREB’s annual general meeting at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

VIREB presents the REALTOR® of the Year Award, sponsored by Coast Capital Savings, to a member whose dedication to excellence has had a profound influence on the professional image of VIREB REALTORS® and who has made significant contributions to the real estate industry.

Now with RE/MAX First Realty in Qualicum Beach, Lindsay has had a long and successful career selling both residential and commercial real estate.  He has applied his professional expertise to a variety of roles for VIREB, including serving on arbitration and education committees. Lindsay has also been instrumental in the development of VIREB’s Commercial Division and Commercial Council.

Known for his mentorship of colleagues and community involvement, Lindsay believes that REALTORS® play an essential role within the business community, one that extends beyond merely selling real estate.  An ardent proponent of giving back, Lindsay received a REALTORS Care® Award in 2007 for his community involvement and charitable activities.

“I’m honoured to receive this award and consider it a privilege to be able to give back to my community and profession,” says Lindsay.  “Moreover, I recognize that positive results are only possible with the active support and belief of others.

Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support me, our industry, and our community in these endeavours.”
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Lindsay chaired a committee that raised over $2,000,000 to build the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. Following that achievement, he was part of the group behind the development of Ravensong Swimming Pool, and he successfully negotiated the 50-acre parkland acquisition that is now Heritage Forest. Over the years, Lindsay has been a hands-on volunteer for numerous organizations, including Arrowsmith Search and Rescue, Milner Gardens and Woodlands, Children’s Miracle Network, Kwalikum Secondary School, and the Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach.

“Ian is an exemplary professional and valued ambassador for the real estate profession,” says VIREB executive officer Bill Benoit.  “We are truly delighted to present him with our 2017 REALTOR® of the Year Award.”


VIREB represents over 1,000 REALTORS® in nearly 90 member offices on Vancouver Island, from the Malahat in the south to the northern tip.

For more information, please contact:
Nora Cserny
Communications Department
Vancouver Island Real Estate Board