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Industry Partners

Jeff King

CEO of Greater Vancouver Realtors (GVR)


As CEO of Greater Vancouver Realtors (GVR), Jeff provides leadership structure and service to help GVR members excel and foster confidence in the real estate profession. He carries a breadth of experience and business acumen acquired through a diverse career in various sectors, ranging from specialty insurance and music rights to RightsTech and organized real estate.

Throughout his career, Jeff has operated as an award-winning executive with SOCAN, Canada’s music rights organization, serving as COO and Chief Corporate Development Officer for over a decade while engaging in CEO duties for SOCAN subsidiaries. He has been Chair of DDEX (Digital Data Exchange), a global standards organization focused on creating digital value chain standards for the music industry, and the CEO of Atop TV, a television streaming service.

Further to his notable professional achievements, Jeff is an active member in a number of business incubators including MusicTech, The Sandbox, Innovators Alliance and MaRS. His extensive experience in strategy, innovation, licensing, distribution and corporate planning has made him a sought-after public speaker, featured at a number of industry events and conferences around the globe, such as SXSW, Arab League, CMW, MusicBiz and several regional events focused on digital disruption.

Certifications & Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Real Estate Governance Program from University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management Executive Programs

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