Mandate & Authority: The Real Estate Council of British Columbia (RECBC) 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: 20,876 (approx.)
Number of real estate brokerages (incl. branches): 1,477 (approx.)
Council composition: 16 members comprised of 13 elected licensee members and 3 government appointed public members
Number of Council staff: 45
Number of complaints (2011/12): 503
Number of hearings and consent orders (2011/12): 98
Chair: Marshall J. Cowe (County of Westminster North of the Fraser River)
Vice-Chair: Susan G. McGougan (County of Nanaimo )
Executive Officer: Robert O. Fawcett
Elected Council Members: William R. Binnie, J. Garth Cambrey, Subhadra Ghose, Marylou Leslie, Susan Lynch, Joseph Pearson, William B. Phillips, David Rishel, Richard Valouche, R.E. Michael Ziegler
Public Members: Barbara Barry, John Nagy, Bruce Turner
Further information about the role of the Real Estate Council is available here.