On Friday, October 9, 2020, Frank Carere senior counsel at the firm of Madorin Snyder, LLP was presented with Honorary Membership at the Annual General Membership Meeting of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR).
Mr. Carare has been KWAR’s solicitor for over 40 years and is the first non-REALTOR® to receive this designation.
“Honorary Membership has only been granted to 16 individuals in KWAR’s 83-year history,” says Colleen Koehler, President of KWAR. “An Honorary member is an individual who has, in the opinion of the Directors, rendered outstanding service to the Real Estate Industry or to the Board. Mr. Carare has provided many years of exceptional service to our association and counselled this association through many challenges over the years.”
“CEOs have come and gone over the years,” said Bill Duce, KWAR CEO “But through it all Frank has never wavered. But for me the truly amazing part is not simply the 40 years he has worked with us, or the clear commitment and support, but how he legitimately cares about the industry and REALTORS® in Waterloo Region.”
REALTORS® believe that healthy communities depend on a strong economy, safe neighbourhoods, a clean environment, access to housing and the protection of rights of property owners. KWAR recognizes the need to support and enhance the Quality of Life enjoyed by residents of the Waterloo Region.
Established in 1937, the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) operates the local Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) and provides ongoing professional education courses for over 1,450 REALTOR® members who serve the communities of Kitchener-Waterloo and outlying areas. The term REALTOR® is a trademark identifying members in good standing of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) who provide real estate brokerage services in compliance with CREA’s By-Laws and Rules, the REALTOR® Code, and all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations.
Since 1993 the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® has donated well in excess of a million dollars to support local charities on behalf of its REALTOR® members.