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 property and strata management. The Council also enforces entry qualifications, investigates complaints against licensees and imposes disciplinary sanctions under the Act.
Number of licensees: 22,000 (approx.)
Number of real estate brokerages (incl. branches): 1,400 (approx.)
Council composition: Up to 17 members, including 13 elected licensee members, 3 government appointed public members, and one strata owner representative member appointed by Council.
Number of Council staff: 48
Number of complaints (2014/15): 536
Number of hearings and consent orders (2014/15): 91
Chair: Marylou Leslie
Vice-Chair: Susan Lynch
Executive Officer: Robert O. Fawcett
Elected Council Members: Chris Brown, J. Garth Cambrey, Harvey Exner, Dennis Fimrite, Subhadra Ghose, Marylou Leslie, Calvin Lindberg, Susan Lynch, Susan G. McGougan, Joseph Pearson, David Peerless, David Rishel
Public Members: Barbara Barry, Elana Mignosa, Colette Squires
Strata Owner Member: John J. Nagy
Learn more about the role of the Real Estate Council.