Real Estate Regulation in BC – What’s New & What’s Ahead
August 6, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Join David Avren, Acting CEO and Vice President, Legal Services and Compliance with the Real Estate Council of BC as he discusses some of the changes that have occurred in real estate regulation in recent years and takes a look at what we can expect in the future. From significant increases in disciplinary penalties, to new courses focusing on anti-money laundering and professional ethics, RECBC is staying responsive to the public’s expectations for high standards of professionalism in real estate, and updating its processes and policies to deliver efficient, effective, modern regulatory services. Looking ahead, RECBC is collaborating with the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate to review the role of the managing broker, and working towards the integration in 2021 with the BC Financial Services Authority as a single regulator of the financial services sector, including real estate.
Currently Acting CEO for RECBC, as Vice President of Legal Services and Compliance David oversees RECBC’s investigation and discipline processes, provides general legal advice to RECBC, and supports various committees. He has a B.Com. and LL.B. from UBC, and a Master’s in Law from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he also taught law. David practiced criminal law and commercial litigation in Vancouver before joining BC Hydro, where he led BC’s largest in-house legal group. He was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union before he joined RECBC in 2018. He is a member of the provincial executive committee of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.
Real Estate Institute of BC (REIBC) acknowledges the support of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia