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2014/04/11Real Estate Council Suspends Licence of Dacheng (Damon) Wan
2013/12/11Real Estate Council Suspends Licence of Tariq Altaf Kassam
2013/07/24Real Estate Council Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair for 2013/2014 Term
2013/07/18Real Estate Council Suspends Licence of Johnson Salanga (Second Release)
2013/06/13Real Estate Council Suspends Licence of Johnson Salanga
2012/07/25Real Estate Council Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair for 2012/2013 Term
2012/05/10Real Estate Council Suspends Licence of Sam Sharma
2011/11/23Real Estate Council Suspends Licence of Century 21 City View Realty
2011/07/20Real Estate Council Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair for 2011/12 Term
2010/07/21Real Estate Council Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair for 2010/11 Term
2010/05/03Real Estate Council Suspends Licence of Bobby Baldeep Nagra
2009/07/22Real Estate Council Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair for 2009/10 Term
2008/07/16Real Estate Council Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair for 2008/09 Term
2007/02/16Real Estate Council of BC Suspends Licence of Swiftsure Strata Services Inc.
   

RECBC Facts

Established: 1958 

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.