The Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) is pleased to announce that Christine Zwozdesky has joined our Board of Governors for a three-year term. She brings a wealth of experience in the real estate industry and community and is looking forward to bringing her considerable knowledge in governance, strategic planning, and financial management to the board.
Christine was a licensed real estate professional for 18 years. She enjoyed a lengthy career in property management with regional and national companies until she started her own commercial real estate consulting firm in 2007.
A former President of both the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Edmonton chapter and Edmonton’s Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) chapter, Christine also sat on the Real Estate Council of Alberta for two terms, including serving as Chair of Council, and she was a Director with the Capital Region Housing Corporation for 9 years.
She is currently a Director on the Capital Region Housing Foundation, is on the National Board of the Ukrainian Self-Reliance League of Canada, and is an active volunteer with a number of not-for-profit organizations.
Christine is a native Edmontonian and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta. Recently she achieved her ICD designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and her Certification in Tribunal Administrative Justice (CTAJ).
Christine is pleased to work with AREF in its efforts to support of the real estate industry and the community at large. “I believe the real estate industry was facing significant and material challenges even before the onset of our new pandemic realities,” she said. “As a result, investment by AREF in community projects is more important than ever. I am honoured to lend my education, experience, and enthusiasm to identifying the needs, analyzing the initiatives, and supporting progress to strengthen our industry and economy.”
Christine indulges her creative side with projects in millinery and fashion design and upcycling. She enjoys singing with the St. John’s Cathedral choir and with the John Cameron Changing Lives Foundation choir, but her greatest joy comes from spending time with her family and four grandchildren.
Christine is one of the three Public Appointments sitting on the Board of Governors.