VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The Real Estate Council of British
Columbia is pleased to announce that Marylou Leslie of Macdonald Realty
Ltd., Surrey, has been elected as Chair for the 2015/2016 term.
"We have a very interesting period ahead of us in BC. With real estate
markets in many areas of the province rising rapidly, it is more
crucial than ever to maintain a strong regulatory presence and ensure
that consumers are protected. I'm honoured to be leading the Council
during a very significant time for BC real estate." said Ms. Leslie.
"Real estate consumers in BC benefit from one of the strongest
regulatory frameworks in North America, and I look forward to working
to ensure the Council continues to provide effective public
Ms. Leslie has been a licensed real estate professional for twenty-five
years. She has been a member of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
since 1989, and a member of the Real Estate Council of BC since 2011.
Joining Ms. Leslie as an Officer of the Council is Susan Lynch, of
RE/MAX Centre City Realty, Prince George, the newly elected Vice-Chair
of the Council.
New Council Members
The Council also welcomes several new members. Newly elected are members
Christopher Brown of Magnum Projects Ltd., Vancouver; Calvin Lindberg
of Angell, Hasman & Associates Realty Ltd., West Vancouver; and Dennis
Fimrite of Firm Management Corporation, Saanichton.
Colette Squires of Abbotsford has been appointed to the Council by the
provincial government, joining Barbara Barry of North Vancouver as a
As a result of amendments to the Real Estate Services Act in March 2015
which authorized the Council to appoint one member representing strata
property owners, the Council is pleased to welcome former public member
John Nagy of Delta as the first Strata Owner member.
Re-elected Council members for a two-year term are: Garth Cambrey,
Cambrey Consulting Ltd., Port Coquitlam; Marylou Leslie, Macdonald
Realty Ltd., Surrey; Joseph Pearson, RE/MAX Vernon, Vernon; Susan
Lynch, RE/MAX City Centre Realty, Prince George.
Council members with one year remaining in their terms are: David
Peerless, Dexter Associates Realty, Vancouver; Ralph Archibald, Polygon
Realty Limited, Vancouver; Susan McGougan, RE/MAX of Nanaimo, Nanaimo;
Harvey Exner, Macdonald Realty Ltd., Maple Ridge; David Rishel, RE/MAX
Little Oak Realty, Abbotsford; Subhadra Ghose, RE/MAX of Nanaimo,
About the Council
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.
The Council is comprised of up to seventeen members. Thirteen members
are chosen through an election process open to all real estate
licensees in the province. The elected members include three
representatives and nine brokers representing the provincial counties.
One individual is elected as the strata/rental property management
Three members are appointed by the provincial government.
In addition the Council, pursuant to section 74.1 of the Real Estate
Services Act, may appoint one individual as a Strata Owner
SOURCE Real Estate Council of BC
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