In honour of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary, commericial real estate firm Shindico selected Harry DeLeeuw as one of the recipients of Manitoba 150’s Honour 150 Program.
Honour 150 presented by Canada Life recognizes 150 people from across the province who give back to the community and enrich the places in which we live, work, play, and come together in unity.
2020 marked 150 years since Manitoba became Canada’s fifth province and the only province to enter confederation under Indigenous leadership. Manitoba 150 was created to celebrate the spirit of Manitoba, share stories and build connections in the community.
Harry entered the real estate industry in 1970 and was co-founder and managing partner of the largest independent real estate company in Winnipeg, DELBRO Real Estate, which was involved in residential, commercial, property management and development.
Harry received the Winnipeg REALTORS Community Service Award in 2014 and founded the Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) Aboriginal Home Ownership program, where he still serves as co-chair. Harry is also the founder of the Citizen’s Hall of Fame at Assiniboine Park, which recognizes Manitobans for their contributions to the province.
Harry has served as President of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) and the Winnipeg Real Estate Board (WRA). Harry is also founding member of the international consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA), a consortium of 26 countries, and sat on the Presidential Advisory Group on International Operations for the National Association of Realtors in the US.