Candidate Profiles: 2024 Board of Directors

  • November 15, 2023
  • John Rich

Join us in welcoming fellow members who have put their name forward to drive innovation, strategy, and excellence at The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board!

As we gear up for the 2024 Board of Directors election, we're thrilled to introduce a lineup of exceptional candidates, each bringing a dynamic blend of experience, skills, dedication, and a commitment to steering OMDREB towards greater success while serving as Director-at-Large.

The 2024 Board of Directors election has four candidates vying for three available positions, and will be held electronically for 10 days, from Sunday, Nov 26 – Tuesday, Dec 5.

Meet your candidates below:

Kathie Anderson, Intercity Realty Inc.

"Enjoying unlimited opportunities the industry has provided me over the past 45 years, my career started as a night secretary at Thos. N. Shea Real Estate, in Thornhill. My experience diversified to include: residential resale; marketing & sales of pre-construction freehold, condominium, low-rise & high rise; planning & development; design & décor consultation/sales & commercial leasing throughout the GTA. It has been my honour to receive:

-"TD Professional Award of Excellence Condos" presented by TD Bank and PMA Realty Group.

-Under my leadership, my sales team was recognized by the National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) and presented with the prestigious “Silver Award” for Marketing, Innovation, Creativity and Endurance at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Convention in Florida.

-Recognition by PMA Brethour Real Estate Corp. Inc, Brokerage for my real estate sales transactions totalling more than $250,000,000.00

My current objectives are serving past clients, managing referrals, new agent mentorship, and occasionally returning to my New Home Sales office to sell pre-construction projects."

Adnan Mian, Century 21 Miller Real Estate, Ltd.

"Adnan's professional journey showcases a remarkable depth of experience and a diverse skill set. His educational background in chartered accountancy and an MBA in finance laid the foundation for his career, which began with prestigious roles at KPMG and Bank of America. Transitioning to entrepreneurship, he successfully established companies in IT/advertising, financial consultancy, and residential construction as a builder.

His entry into the real estate industry after a decade of varied professional experience demonstrates his adaptability and a proactive approach to new challenges. For the past three years, he has been an integral part of Century 21 Miller Real Estate Brokerage in Oakville, concurrently engaging with the OMDREB.

Adnan's commitment to the community is evident in his active participation in local events. He emphasizes the importance of keeping abreast of industry changes, advocating for OMDREB to focus on various crucial aspects including technology integration, personalized client services, community engagement, market trend reports, sustainability practices, professional development, and diversity initiatives.

Beyond his real estate endeavors, Adnan is dedicated to community service, contributing his time and effort to organizations such as the United Way of Milton and Hamilton, the Halton Women's Shelter, and various non-profits in education and healthcare. His involvement in multiple committees within OMDREB underscores his dedication to enhancing and advancing the real estate landscape in Oakville and Milton.

In conclusion, Adnan's multi-faceted background, community involvement, and active participation in professional real estate boards portray a commitment to excellence, community support, and a forward-thinking approach to real estate practices. His extensive experience and dedication to both his professional and community roles indicate a strong and well-rounded professional ethos."

Heidi Noel, The Real Broker Ontario, Ltd.

"Heidi Noël is a real estate professional with 20+ years of wide-ranging experience in the real estate industry. Currently she provides strategic and operating counsel to real estate brokerages, megateams and proptech companies. Past experience includes Chief Real Estate Officer and Broker of Record for one of Canada’s emerging Proptech companies, VP at one of Canada’s leading real estate brokerage franchisors and roles ranging from real estate sales to senior brokerage management.

She has firsthand understanding of the key factors that drive success in administration, operations, sales, management, and strategy. Heidi has served on committees with all levels in organized real estate and with other real estate associations. Heidi thrives on helping all who are also passionate in the continuous improvement and evolution of the real estate industry."

Yiin Shayegan, RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.

"Yiin has been a REALTOR® for the past 7 years and is currently with RE/MAX Escarpment. She has been a resident of Oakville for the past decade and just recently built her home in old Oakville. Her journey up to this point has given her the privilege to live in various places in Canada and the United States.

She brings those life experiences as well her experiences as an avid traveler and a physiotherapist in her first career to real estate, giving her a rounded and thoughtful approach to her work and commitment to her new profession. Her decision to become a Director was borne out of wishing to drive the profession forward with integrity and collegialism in an ever evolving marketplace. She looks forward to the years ahead!"