Property.ca CEO Carl Langschmidt has resigned after publishing offensive comments from his personal Facebook account.
The Toronto-based brokerage announced Langschmidt’s resignation in a company-wide email last night.
“The past weeks have been filled with real turmoil, as many of us have had our eyes opened to the realities faced by Black people every day. Please rest assured that we stand by our vision of being a place where everybody can feel like they belong,” the email reads.
The email offers an apology and goes on to say that the company’s response to “hurtful and inappropriate comments shared on social media is overdue.” While the comments were not from an official Property.ca account, the company acknowledged Langschmidt could be seen as speaking for the company due to his high profile leadership role in the organization.
Langschmidt has resigned from his role as CEO and is no longer employed by Property.ca, according to the email.
While the email does not explicitly note what social media posts led to the resignation, Langschmidt had posted multiple times in a long comment thread responding to a Facebook post from a Toronto realtor that encouraged support for Black-owned businesses.
Below are a number of Langschmidt’s comments that were provided to the Livabl team.
Along with announcing Langschmidt’s resignation, the Property.ca email stated that a task force will be created to review company practices and policies to ensure they align with values of inclusivity, diversity and respect.
The resignation comes only a day after a well known Toronto broker, “Condo Chris” Borkowski was fired from Right At Home Realty after a Twitter post in which he called NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh a “terrorist.”