Board of Directors and Industry Councils

On, October 30, 2019, the Real Estate Amendment Act 2019 went into effect, dismissing Council and giving the Minister of Service Alberta the ability to appoint an Administrator to manage the affairs of RECA.

Duane Monea was appointed as RECA Administrator—effective November 8, 2019—and manages the affairs of RECA in place of a Council.

On December 1, 2020, the Real Estate Amendment Act 2020 came into force, creating a new governance model for RECA, including a Board of Directors and four industry-specific Industry Councils.

RECA continues to perform its core regulatory functions, including licensing, education, investigations, and practice reviews.

RECA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of three members of the public appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta, and four licensees, one appointed from each of the four Industry Councils from among their members. The purposes of the Board are to set the strategic direction and ensure the effective operation of Council, to protect against, investigate, detect and suppress fraud as it relates to the business of licensees and to protect consumers, to provide, or support the provision of, services and other things that facilitate the business of licensees, as provided for in the Real Estate Act Regulations, and to administer the Real Estate Act, the Regulations, the Bylaws, and the Rules. An administrative staff, led by the executive director, assists council in fulfilling its duties.

Board members are appointed for 3-year terms, and can serve 2 terms consecutively. Section 6 of the Real Estate Act outlines the composition of the Board.

 

RECA Industry Councils

There are four Industry Councils, one for each of the specific sectors within the industry. These are:

  • Residential Real Estate Broker Industry Council
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council (includes rural/agri-business)
  • Residential Property Manager Industry Council (includes condominium management)
  • Mortgage Broker Industry Council

Each Industry Council is comprised of two members of the public appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta, and three licensees from that particular sector, elected by other licensees from that sector. The purpose of each Industry Council is to set and enforce standards of conduct for licensees and the business of licensees in order to protect consumers and promote the integrity of the industry, and to administer the Real Estate Act, the Regulations, the Bylaws, and the Rules. Each Industry Council may establish rules setting out the conditions for a person to become and remain a licensee of their particular industry sector, including the minimum standards for conduct and education requirements.

Industry Council members are appointed for 3-year terms, and can serve 2 terms consecutively. Section 7.1 of the Real Estate Act outlines the composition of the Industry Councils.


Members of RECA’s Board of Directors

Patricia McLeod, QC (board chair)
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Jai Parihar, MBA, CFA, ICD.D
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Shirish Chotalia, QC
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Bill Briggs
Appointed by the Residential Real Estate Broker Industry Council

Laura Sharen
Appointed by the Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council

Carrie Plett
Appointed by the Residential Property Manager Industry Council

Paul Bojakli
Appointed by the Mortgage Broker Industry Council


Residential Real Estate Broker Industry Council

Brad Hamdon
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Erika Ringseis
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Bill Briggs
Elected by residential real estate licensees

Brad Kopp (Vice Chair)
Elected by residential real estate licensees

Sano Stante (Chair)
Elected by residential real estate licensees

 

Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council

Terry Engen (Chair)
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Brittanee Laverdure (Vice Chair)
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Laura Sharen
Elected by commercial licensees

Ben Van Dyk
Elected by commercial licensees

VACANT
Elected by commercial licensees

 

Residential Property Manager Industry Council

Cyril Pratt
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Don Newell (Chair)
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Carrie Plett
Elected by property management and condominium management licensees

Don Brown (Vice Chair)
Elected by property management and condominium management licensees

Keith McMullen
Elected by property management and condominium management licensees

 

Mortgage Broker Industry Council

Nkem Onyegbula
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Guy Ouellette
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Gord Appel (Chair)
Elected by mortgage broker licensees

Paul Bojakli (Vice Chair)
Elected by mortgage broker licensees

Clarence Lee
Elected by mortgage broker licensees


Board of Directors Meetings

Agendas Minutes
Jan 20, 2021
Dec 21, 2020

 

Residential Real Estate Broker Industry Council Meetings

Agendas Minutes
Dec 11, 2020

 

Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council Meetings

Agendas Minutes
Dec 10, 2020

 

Residential Property Manager Industry Council Meetings

Agendas Minutes
Dec 14, 2020

 

Mortgage Broker Industry Council Meetings

Agendas Minutes
Dec 11, 2020

Regular Council meeting agendas and minutes from before December 1, 2020 are posted on this page in the interest of openness and transparency with stakeholders, and in accordance with Council policy at the time.

Council as a whole was responsible for reviewing and approving Council meeting minutes. Upon Council’s approval of meeting minutes, the Executive Director provided the approved minutes to RECA Communications staff for posting to the RECA website. Council meeting minutes were redacted in accordance with RECA’s Redaction Policy.

July 17, 2019 Agenda Minutes
April 17, 2019 Agenda Minutes
January 23, 2019 Agenda Minutes
October 17, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 11, 2018 Agenda Minutes
January 24, 2018 Agenda Minutes

 

Special Council Meetings

May 25, 2018 Minutes
June 5, 2018 Minutes
June 6, 2018 Minutes
December 13, 2018 Minutes
January 4, 2019 Minutes
January 29, 2019 Minutes

Council approved numerous policies regulating their meetings, conduct, and how they interact with stakeholders.

Diversity Policy

Consultation Policy

In-Camera Policy

Privacy Policy

Role of RECA Spokesperson

Stakeholder Engagement Policy

Stewardship Reporting Policy



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