February 6, 2020, for immediate release.
It is with great pleasure that the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) announces effective immediately, the Board of Directors has appointed Ron Rapp, from HAVAN’s Interim CEO to full-time CEO.
Bringing with him a wealth of industry experience, tremendous knowledge of the association, key relationships with industry and government influencers; and most importantly a passion for the Association, Ron naturally is the voice for the Association and industry.
Speaking on behalf of the Association, HAVAN Chair Mark Cooper said “The Board conducted a broad search, and we are confident Ron is the right person to help drive forward HAVAN’s mandate to deliver on its core values of increased advocacy, education and opportunities for our members. To find someone of Ron’s caliber and in-depth industry knowledge is a rare opportunity. Ron’s history with the Association as HAVAN Director (7 years 6 months,) including Board Chair (2015,) and Director and Chair of Government Relations Committee CHBA BC (5 years 6 months,) supported by his 35 plus years in the building industry will benefit all members, and help to drive industry initiatives. We are thrilled to have Ron leading the accomplished team at HAVAN.”
As V.P. Construction, Morningstar Homes for 15 years, Ron oversaw the planning, design, delivery, and customer service for over 2000 homes. His experience encompasses low and high rise multi residential, seniors housing and long-term care facilities, subsidized housing, and industrial and commercial projects, complimented with a with a broad range of exposure to, and or a direct hand in land acquisition, planning and development, product design and site planning, sales and marketing, construction, and after sales service.
Rapp noted “during the past ten months, while in the Interim CEO role, I have had the opportunity to work closely with the education, marketing, membership and government relations teams at HAVAN. A recent Housing Infograph prepared by the HAVAN Government Relations identifies only two municipalities are reaching Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy projections – I’d say we’ve got our work cut out for us.”
Dawn Sondergaard, Homebuilders Association Vancouver
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