The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) awarded REALTOR® and broker/owner of Sutton Group-Seafair Realty, K. Scott Russell, the Professional Excellence Award on May 31.

The Professional Excellence Award is the highest honour given in the real estate profession. The award honours those in real estate whose careers, year in and out, have epitomized integrity, knowledge, ethics, leadership, community service, and mentorship.

Russell operates Sutton Group-Seafair Realty offices in Richmond, Delta, and Tsawwassen. Throughout his over 40-year career, Scott has supported and mentored hundreds of brokers and Realtors.

“Scott has been a constant advocate for high standards, professionalism, and mentorship throughout his career,” said Daniel John, Chair, REBGV. “His legacy of service coupled with his caring personality has left a positive mark within the profession and community that he has served for decades.”

Russell served as president of REBGV in 2009 after several years of volunteering as a Director.  Before that, he served on REBGV’s Professional Conduct and Arbitration committees. In 2015, he led the BC Real Estate Association as president after serving four years on its Directorate.

Within his local community, Russell’s office has raised more than $370,000 over 20 years for the Steveston Community Centre. He’s a strong supporter of the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive, offering his office as a drop-off location for more than 15 years.

Scott has also volunteered in youth sports as a hockey and baseball coach in Ladner and Richmond, serving on the executive of the Ladner Minor Baseball Association for many years.

“Integrity defines Scott Russell. His ongoing drive to keep up with current trends and the many changing rules and regulations in real estate has long made him a ‘go-to Broker’ to mentor, support, and lead others in our profession,” said Jake Moldowan, REBGV past-Chair (2011).  

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The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver is an association representing 14,000 REALTORS® and their companies. The Board provides a variety of member services, including the Multiple Listing Service®. For more information on real estate, statistics, and buying or selling a home, contact a local REALTOR®.


Craig Munn
Director, Communication
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver