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Established: 1958

Mandate & Authority:  The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is a regulatory agency established by the provincial government in 1958. 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.

Number of licensees: 21,146 (approx.)

Number of real estate brokerages (incl. branches): 1,470 (approx.)

Council composition: 16 members comprised of 13 elected licensee members and 3 government appointed public members

Number of Council staff: 48

Number of complaints (2013/14): 413

Number of hearings and consent orders (2013/14):  101

Chair:  Susan G. McGougan

Vice-Chair: Marylou Leslie 

Executive Officer: Robert O. Fawcett

Elected Council Members: Ralph Archibald, J. Garth Cambrey, Harvey Exner, Subhadra Ghose, Abdul Ghouri, Marylou Leslie, Susan Lynch, Susan G. McGougan, Joseph Pearson, David Peerless, David Rishel, R.E. Michael Ziegler

Public Members: Barbara Barry, John Nagy


Learn more about the role of the Real Estate Council.