Every year Oakwyn sets an overarching theme for the year ahead. The theme is designed to be implemented across the brokerage, by our agents, and the wider Oakwyn community.
Just like the years before, we announced our 2022 Theme of the Year at our ceremonial Sales Kickoff Event. This year we again gathered virtually to celebrate our previous year and crystalize our goals for the company in 2022.
Read on for our round-up of the event, our Oakwyn award winners, and what we are looking forward to in 2022.
2022 Sales Kickoff Event
Last year we were forced to move our Sales Kickoff- which has previously been hosted at JW Marriot Parq- to a fully online event. Due to continued COVID restrictions this year, we were unable to gather in person for the second year running.
In true Oakwyn spirit, this did not hinder our ability to get together and celebrate our formidable past year. We are so proud of what we achieved in 2021, our Year of Innovation, and look forward to the year ahead.
Arlene's 2021 Company Recap
“2021 was a rollercoaster of a year and it’s a ride we have not gotten off. Through spring and summer, we experienced the fastest real estate market we’ve ever experienced in Vancouver.” —Arlene Chiang
Every year, Arlene Chiang recounts the previous year of sales and statistics and highlights major areas of growth and notable numbers from the last 12 months. This year Arlene walked the Oakwyn community through a year of exponential growth for the brokerage.
Find her highlights below:
6361 Trades Closed in 2021.
A 56% increase from 2020.
Sales volume grew by 72%.
$7,351,373,909 worth of real estate sold*
“Oakwyn was founded to create positive change. Positive change for the people we work with and to improve the real estate industry,” said Arlene Chiang. All of this growth has landed Oakwyn on The Globe and Mail’s Top Growing Companies List in Canada for the second year in a row.
Oakwyn’s Award Winners
The Sales Kickoff had awards presented by Managing Brokers Joe Lloyd for Sales Achievement, Michelle Adams for Sales Excellence, Eric Grant for Top Producer, and Arlene Chiang for The O Award.
This year we were proud to have multiple O Award winners including, Jenny Wun, Jessica Chen, Matt Pozer, Mike Stewart, Pete Shpak, Steve Saretsky, and Vivian Yu. We are so proud of the diversity in these winners and for the Work Hard Stay Humble philosophy which make these agents industry leaders.
Presented by former Rookie of the Year, Ranj Khakh, this award is given to the highest-earning agent in their first calendar year. Congratulations Niki Snow, Rookie of the Year 2021!
Presented by Steve Forlin, the Breakout Agent is awarded to the agent that generated the largest earnings increase from the previous year. Congratulations Erik Carlson, Breakout Agent 2021!
Presented by Sandy Gibson, the Oakwynite of the Year award is given to the Oakwynite who best embodies company culture and values. Congratulations Jacqueline Adler, Oakwynite of the Year 2021!
A huge congratulations to all the award winners this year!
Our Year of Evolution
The theme of the year for 2022 is Evolve, selected for its powers of elevation and growth. Evolving is about continuing to learn and improve as a brokerage, and to continue to level up the work we are doing collectively and as individuals.
“Oakwyn will evolve in 2022 to learn from our mistakes and make things better. We are going to evolve by putting our best efforts into our people, to serve you better. We are going to evolve to be the best brokerage that we can be and instill positive change in the real estate industry”
“As a company, as individuals, we need to evolve and get uncomfortable. Taking a hard look at ourselves, with an honest approach. It’s pushing to grow and to become a new form of yourself.”
“Oakwyn will evolve in 2022 by staying relevant, pushing boundaries, and really focusing on how we can be better as a company and fulfill what we are set out to do. Which is to create something new and drive and embrace that change that everyone here is looking for”
Evolve at Work
In order to continue to evolve, Morgan Browne and Arlene set our agents the following challenges:
“Oakwynites can evolve in their business in 2022 by really expanding themselves. Having the faith to really evolve in their business but also personally and professionally, but also creating something that is new. Evolving is all about being your better self but it’s also about taking some risks and being really honest with yourself on how you can do that.” —Morgan Browne
“I challenge you to be the best version of yourself. Oprah Winfrey said the whole purpose in life is to evolve into the person that you were meant to be and I can’t wait to see what that looks like.” —Arlene Chiang