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40-year real estate franchisee receives Lifetime Achievement Award

CENTURY 21 Canada announces their 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

CENTURY 21 Canada is proud to announce that Bill Blackall, from CENTURY 21 Prudential Estates (RMD) Ltd. in Richmond, BC, has been recognized with the Charlwood Lifetime Achievement Award for his 40 years of service to the brand.  The prestigious award was presented by the Founder of CENTURY 21 Canada, U. Gary Charlwood, during the organization’s special 40th anniversary Canada Conference in Vancouver on October 28, 2016.

Blackall opened the doors to CENTURY 21 Prudential Estates (RMD) Ltd. in 1976, when Charlwood brought franchised real estate to Canada, and they’ve been part of the CENTURY 21 team ever since.

“I often get asked why I have stayed with CENTURY 21 for as long as I have, and the answer is really quite simple: world-class support,” said Blackall, owner, CENTURY 21 Prudential Estates (RMD) Ltd. “I’ve felt incredibly supported from the moment that I took a risk and signed the first franchise agreement back in 1975. That moment helped change the Canadian real estate industry forever, and I’m incredibly proud and grateful that I was a part of that.”

Today, Blackall runs the successful real estate and property management company alongside his youngest son Michael.

“Bill has been with us since the beginning, and that means a lot to me personally, and our organization; his loyalty is a testament to the relationships we have with our franchisees and the foundation upon which CENTURY 21 Canada was built,” said U. Gary Charlwood, founder and executive chairman, CENTURY 21 Canada. “Thank you to Bill for his continued trust in the vision I had more than 40 years ago.”

Drop by the CENTURY 21 Prudential Estates (RMD) Ltd. office in Richmond at 7320 Westminster Highway, or visit their website to discover the CENTURY 21 difference.

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Sandra Quek
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CENTURY 21 Canada™ 


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