Marshall J. Cowe of Royal LePage Coronation West Realty, Coquitlam, has been elected as Chair of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia for the 2013/2014 term. Susan G. McGougan of Re/Max of Nanaimo was elected as Vice-Chair. They were elected to their positions at the July 23, 2013 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 Barbara Barry of West Vancouver, John Nagy of Delta, and Bruce Turner of Courtenay.
Newly elected to the Council for a two-year term is: Joseph Pearson, Re/Max Vernon, Vernon, and Richard Valouche, TRG The Residential Group Realty, Vancouver.
Re-elected Council members for a two-year term are: J. Garth Cambrey, Gateway Property Management Corp., Kamloops; Abdul R. Ghouri, Royal Pacific Realty (Kingsway) Ltd., Vancouver; Marylou Leslie, Macdonald Realty, Surrey; Susan Lynch, Re/Max Centre City Realty, Prince George; and Michael Ziegler, Newport Realty Ltd., Victoria.
Council members with one year remaining in their terms 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; William (Bill) Phillips, Whistler Real Estate Company Limited, Whistler; and David Rishel, Re/Max Little Oak Realty, Abbotsford.
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.