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Kevin Lee Elected as Chairman of the International Housing Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Kevin Lee, chief executive officer of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA), was installed as the 2016-2017 chairman of the International Housing Association (IHA) during the group’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The National Association of Home Builders serves as the Secretariat of IHA.

“During my tenure as chairman, I look forward to continuing to help IHA and its members take action on priority issues facing the housing and the home building industry across the world,” said Lee. “IHA provides members the opportunity to collaborate to address common issues and concerns impacting housing, home owners, home buyers and the home building industry on a global level and in each member country.”

Since taking the helm at CHBA three years ago, Lee has worked actively with the board and the provincial and local levels of the association to strengthen CHBA as the “voice of the residential construction industry.” Strengthening the government advocacy, communications and strategic alliances of the CHBA has resulted in greater impact for CHBA and its members.

Prior to his position at CHBA, Lee ran his own housing consulting business for 11 years. He also worked in the federal government for nine years overseeing such programs as the $1 billion ecoENERGY Retrofit Homes Program. In 2009, he became Natural Resources Canada’s first ever member of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes.

Lee is a professional engineer with a master’s in architecture and has worked in the housing industry for 25 years.

Jons Sjogren of the Norwegian Home Builders’ Association, who was the 2014-2015 chairman, will now serve as the group’s immediate past chairman. IHA benefitted greatly from Sjogren’s leadership, seeing a growth in participating organizations from around the world addressing an ever-growing array of global industry issues.

Stephanie Pagan