Real Estate Council Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair for 2014-2015 Term

Published on 25 July, 2014

Vancouver, British Columbia, July 25, 2014- Susan G. McGougan of Re/Max of Nanaimo has been elected Chair of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia for the 2014/2015 term. Marylou Leslie of Macdonald Realty Ltd, Surrey, was elected as Vice-Chair. They were elected to their positions at the July 22, 2014 meeting of the Council in Vancouver, BC.

There are 16 members of the Real Estate Council, including three members appointed by the provincial government. Thirteen members are chosen through an election process open to all real estate licensees in the province. The elected members are comprised of nine brokers and three representatives from each of the various provincial counties. One individual is elected as the strata/rental property management member. Currently, the government appointed public members are Barbara Barry of West Vancouver and John Nagy of Delta. The Council is awaiting the announcement of a third government appointed member.

Newly elected/appointed to the Council for a two-year term are: Ralph Archibald, Polygon Realty Ltd., Vancouver; David Peerless, Dexter Associates Realty, Vancouver; and Harvey Exner, Macdonald Realty, Maple Ridge.

Re-elected Council members for a two-year term are: Susan G. McGougan, Re/Max of Nanaimo, Nanaimo; Subhadra Ghose, Re/Max of Nanaimo, Nanaimo; David Rishel, Re/Max Little Oak Realty, Abbotsford.

Council members with one year remaining in their terms are: J. Garth Cambrey, Cambrey Consulting Ltd., Port Coquitlam; Richard Valouche, TRG The Residential Group Realty, Vancouver; Abdul Ghouri, Green Team Realty Inc., Vancouver; R.E. Michael Zeigler, Newport Realty Ltd., Victoria; Marylou Leslie, Macdonald Realty Ltd., Surrey; Joseph Pearson, Re/Max Vernon, Vernon; Susan Lynch, Re/Max Centre City Realty, Prince George.

The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is a regulatory agency established by the provincial government. 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.

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