Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry 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 Industry Councils

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

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

Second Annual Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council Engagement Session (May 17, 2022)

Missed the recent online engagement session? Watch it any time:


Other ways to engage with the Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council:

Industry Council Email

An email address has been created for stakeholders to contact the Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council. By sending emails to, stakeholders can reach out to the Industry Council directly, and outside of specific consultations or other formal engagement opportunities.

Industry Council Webpage

Bookmark the Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council webpage at Through this page stakeholders can access all Industry Council meeting agendas and minutes, a list of Industry Council Members, a list of Industry Council engagement opportunities, a list of past engagement activities, and any articles, consultations, or other communications from the Industry Council. The page will be updated regularly.

Consultations and Focus Groups

The Industry Council may direct RECA to consult on certain topics prior to making decisions. Stakeholders will be notified of all consultation opportunities through direct email, the Regulator newsletter, social media, and the RECA website.

The Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council will also host a Broker Forum and other informal groups to discuss the latest regulatory issues they are seeing day-to-day. If you are a broker or a broker delegate and have interest in attending these formal meetings with RECA, please email

Review the 2021 Online Engagement Session (June 2, 2021)

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

Cheri Long (Vice Chair)
Elected by commercial licensees

Brittanee Laverdure
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta from the public

Laura Sharen (Board Member)
Elected by commercial licensees

Ben Van Dyk
Elected by commercial licensees


Minutes of meetings are approved at the next regular meeting of the Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council. As outlined in the Real Estate Act, minutes are posted below within 7 days of being approved.


June 21, 2024 Agenda
March 12, 2024 Agenda
February 16, 2024 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes


December 6, 2023 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
November 21, 2023 Agenda Minutes
September 19, 2023 Agenda Minutes
June 20, 2023 Agenda Minutes
March 13, 2023 Agenda Minutes


December 13, 2022 Agenda Minutes
October 31, 2022 (special meeting) Agenda Minutes
September 22, 2022 Agenda Minutes
June 16, 2022 Agenda Minutes
March 10, 2022 Agenda Minutes


December 22, 2021 Agenda Minutes
December 10, 2021 Agenda Minutes
September 9, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 13, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 18, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 18, 2021 Agenda Minutes


December 10, 2020 Agenda Minutes

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