Real Estate Council Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair for 2010/11 Term

VANCOUVER, July 21 /CNW/ - Gerry Martin of B.C. Farm & Ranch Realty Corp., Abbotsford, has been elected as Chair of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia for the 2010/11 term. Bryon R. Brandle of Re/Max-Vernon, Silver Star, was elected as Vice-Chair. They were elected to their positions at the July 20th meeting of the Council in Vancouver.

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 and one individual is elected as the strata/rental property management member. The three government appointed public members are Bruce Turner of Courtenay, John Nagy of Richmond and newly appointed member Barbara Barry of West Vancouver.

Newly elected to the Council for a two-year term are: Subhadra Ghose and Susan McGougan, both of Re/Max of Nanaimo, Nanaimo.

Re-elected Council members for a two-year term are: William (Bill) Binnie, Royal LePage Northshore, West Vancouver; William (Bill) Phillips, Whistler Real Estate Company Limited, Whistler; Marshall Cowe, Royal LePage Coronation West Realty, Coquitlam; and Gerry Martin, B.C. Farm & Ranch Realty Corp., Abbotsford.

Council members with one year remaining in their terms are: William R. Brown, Brown Bros. Agencies Limited, Victoria; Patrick J. O'Donnell, Prudential Sussex Realty, West Vancouver; Abdul R. Ghouri, Royal Pacific Realty (Kingsway) Ltd., Vancouver; Michael Ziegler, Newport Realty Ltd., Victoria; Liz C. Tutt, Re/Max Nyda Realty Inc., Chilliwack; Bryon R. Brandle, Re/Max-Vernon, Silver Star; and Jim McNeal, Royal LePage Prince George, 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.

SOURCE Real Estate Council of BC

For further information: For further information: Real Estate Council of British Columbia, T: 604-683-9664, Toll-Free 1-877-683-9664, Email:

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