Mercedes cares about improving the quality of life and the well-being of those in and beyond her community. She also donates her time generously to non-profit organizations that will enhance professional practices and ethics. Her volunteer work also extends to mentoring upcoming certified commercial investment members (CCIM Institute), providing guidance on professional standards and practical training with researching, listing, and marketing commercial properties.
She has served as President of the BC Chapter of the Real Estate Institute of Canada and Region 12, Canada Vice President CCIM Institute, Director of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver and President of its Commercial Division, and Director on G&F Financial Group’s Board of Directors. She was previously President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview, which brings together business leaders to provide humanitarian services to the community and the Director of Aboriginal Mother Centre Society, dedicated to moving mothers and children at risk off the streets.