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Real Estate Council Elects New Chair, Vice-Chair for 2012/2013 Term

posted on 10:08 AM, July 25, 2012
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Michael Ziegler
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Marshall Cowe

VANCOUVER, July 25, 2012 – R.E. Michael Ziegler of Newport Realty Ltd., Victoria, has been elected as Chair of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia for the 2012/2013 term. Marshall J. Cowe of Royal LePage Coronation West Realty, Coquitlam, was elected as Vice- Chair. They were elected to their positions at the July 24th 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 Delta and Barbara Barry of West Vancouver.

Newly elected to the Council for a two-year term is: David Rishel, Re/Max Little Oak, Abbotsford.

Re-elected Council members for a two-year term are: William (Bill) Binnie, Royal LePage Northshore, West Vancouver; Marshall Cowe, Royal LePage Coronation West Realty, Coquitlam; Subhadra Ghose, Re/Max of Nanaimo, Nanaimo; Susan McGougan, Re/Max of Nanaimo, Nanaimo; and William (Bill) Phillips, Whistler Real Estate Company Limited, Whistler.

Council members with one year remaining in their terms are: Bryon R. Brandle, Re/Max Armstrong, Armstrong and Re/Max–Vernon, Silver Star; J. Garth Cambrey, Stratawest Management Ltd., North Vancouver; Abdul R. Ghouri, Royal Pacific Realty (Kingsway) Ltd., Vancouver; Marylou Leslie, Re/Max Performance Realty, Delta; Susan Lynch, Re/Max Centre City Realty, Prince George; Patrick J. O’Donnell, Prudential Sussex Realty, West Vancouver; and Michael Ziegler, Newport Realty Ltd., Victoria.

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.