For Immediate Release
VANCOUVER, July 20, 2011 – Bryon Brandle of Re/Max Vernon, Silver Star, has been elected as Chair of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia for the 2011/12 term. R.E. Michael Ziegler of Newport Realty Ltd., Victoria, was elected as Vice-Chair. They were elected to their positions at the July 19th meeting of the Council in Vancouver.
There are 16 members of the Real Estate Council including three members appointed by the provincial government. Thirteen members are chosen through an election process open to all real estate licensees in the province. The elected members are comprised of nine brokers and three representatives from each of the various provincial counties and one individual is elected as the strata/rental property management member. The three government appointed public members are Bruce Turner of Courtenay, John Nagy of Richmond and Barbara Barry of West Vancouver.
Newly elected to the Council for a two-year term are: J. Garth Cambrey, Stratawest Management Ltd., North Vancouver; Marylou Leslie, Re/Max Performance Realty, Delta and Susan Lynch, Re/Max Centre City Realty, Prince George.
Re-elected Council members for a two-year term are: Bryon R. Brandle, Re/Max Vernon, Silver Star; Abdul R. Ghouri, Royal Pacific Realty (Kingsway) Ltd., Vancouver; Patrick J. O’Donnell, Prudential Sussex Realty, West Vancouver and R.E. Michael Ziegler, Newport Realty Ltd., Victoria.
Council members with one year remaining in their terms are: William (Bill) Binnie, Royal LePage Northshore, West Vancouver; Marshall Cowe, Royal LePage Coronation West Realty, Coquitlam; Subhadra Ghose, Re/Max of Nanaimo, Nanaimo; Gerry Martin, B.C. Farm & Ranch Realty Corp., Abbotsford; Susan McGougan, Re/Max of Nanaimo, Nanaimo and William (Bill)Phillips, Whistler Real Estate Company Limited, Whistler.
The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is a regulatory agency established by the provincial government. Its mandate is to protect the public interest by enforcing the licensing and licensee conduct requirements of the Real Estate Services Act. The Council is responsible for licensing individuals and brokerages engaged in real estate sales, rental and strata property management. The Council also enforces entry qualifications, investigates complaints against licensees and imposes disciplinary sanctions under the Act.
For more information:
Real Estate Council of British Columbia
T: 604-683-9664, Toll-Free 1-877-683-9664