Phelpsgroup and the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Tim Hudak as Chief Executive Officer, effective later this year.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of OREA, I am pleased to announce that Tim Hudak will join us as our new Chief Executive Officer,” said Ray Ferris, president of OREA. “Tim brings over 20 years of public service and executive management experience to OREA. Throughout his time at Queen’s Park he has been a strong advocate for Ontario home owners and issues that our association supports. Tim’s leadership will be a great asset to Ontario Realtors and home owners.”
Hudak joins OREA from Queen’s Park where he has represented the people of Niagara for twenty-one years. He served in three Cabinet portfolios: Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, and Ministry of Consumer and Business Services (where he worked closely with OREA to write the Real Estate Business Brokers Act, 2002 and create the Real Estate Council of Ontario). As Leader of the Official Opposition until 2014, he led 80 staff and managed a multi-million-dollar budget.
“OREA has had a very long, positive working relationship with Tim collaborating on a number of issues of importance to Ontario Realtors, such as electronic signatures on real estate transactions, the creation of a grow-op registry, and stopping the spread of the municipal land transfer tax,” said Ferris.
“I am tremendously excited about this new opportunity and the important mission it supports: Ontario Realtors work hard every day to help Ontarians achieve their dreams of home ownership,” Hudak said. “In my travels I have seen first-hand the leadership roles Realtors take on in every community and how much charitable work OREA members do for local causes. I am honoured to lead a talented, dedicated team charged with delivering products and services to Ontario Realtors.”
Tim has a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington, and a B.A., Economics, from the University of Western Ontario. He is married and has two daughters, Miller and Maitland.
The Ontario Real Estate Association represents more than 64,000 real estate brokers and salespeople who are members of Ontario’s 40 real estate boards. Founded in 1922 to organize real estate activities across the province, OREA’s goals include promoting higher industry standards and protecting private property rights. The association provides all real estate licensing courses in Ontario.