A presentation suite for the Salt building on Hornby Street was the site of a charade where realtors posed as offspring of wealthy Chinese parents who were going to buy them a condo as part of Chinese New Year celebrations.
Nicolas Hans Jensen, who works for Onni Realty Inc., took part in a charade on February 9, 2013, when some MAC Marketing employees under his control pretended to be waiting for wealthy parents from China to come to help them buy a condominium as part of Chinese New Year celebrations.
Jensen is suspended for the two weeks between July 9 and July 22, must pay the costs related to successfully completing the Real Estate Trading Services Remedial Education Course and pay the RECBC $1,250 for expenses related to its investigation.
MAC’s CEO Cameron McNeill apologized to media immediately following the February 9, 2013 incident and said he would conduct his own investigation.
Jensen resigned from MAC 12 days later.
The day before that resignation, McNeill told BIV that a “senior manager” had left his company.
“Some poor judgments were made and those poor judgments led to unfortunate circumstances,” McNeill said at the time.
Then there was the MAC employee who quarterbacked the fake couple through the display suite as part of the phoney presentation. She obviously knew these fake buyers were really her co-workers:
So why have these other MAC Marketing Solutions employees not been dealt with by the RECBC?
Stay tuned, the answer is very disturbing.
And the more we think about it, the implications may just rock the industry to it's very core.
(Also see: CBC follows up with story on RECBC suspension for MAC Marketing Solutions' fake buyer fiasco)
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