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.