News Releases 2012


Calgary, Alberta – The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is pleased to announce the selection of Bill Buterman as Chair of Council and Kevin Clark as Chair-Elect.

Mr. Buterman is a founding partner of Axcess Capital Advisors and mortgage broker with Axcess Capital Partners in Calgary. He has been a member of Council since November 2009, and was appointed by Council members (excluding the member appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta). He represents industry professionals who are not members of the Alberta Real Estate Association. Mr. Buterman has been directly involved in Alberta’s real estate industry since 1980, and is a past lecturer and course developer in finance, real estate finance and credit at the several universities. More recently, he was a member of RECA’s special Subcommittee on Syndicated Mortgages and chair of the Audit committee.

Mr. Clark is a real estate associate with RE/MAX House of Real Estate in Calgary. He has been a member of Council since November 2009, and serves as an appointee of the Alberta Real Estate Association, representing industry professionals trading in residential real estate. Mr. Clark started his real estate career in 1976, and since that time has owned, managed and extensively instructed within the industry. He has been involved in numerous committees with the Alberta Real Estate Association.

Mr. Buterman and Mr. Clark will serve in these positions for a one-year term, ending on October 31, 2013.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta – On October 17, 2012, Darlene Ann Rae, previously a real estate associate and currently unregistered, applied to withdraw from industry membership in accordance with s.54 of the Real Estate Act.

At the time of the withdrawal application approval, there had been no disciplinary hearing, admissions or findings of fact.

By virtue of operation of Part Three of the Real Estate Act, conduct proceedings are discontinued. Mrs. Rae’s application to withdraw was approved by the Real Estate Council of Alberta and results in a voluntary lifetime prohibition from industry membership.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta – On October 17, 2012, Fimke Veenendaal, previously a real estate associate and currently unregistered, applied to withdraw from industry membership in accordance with s.54 of the Real Estate Act.

At the time of the withdrawal application approval, there had been no disciplinary hearing, admissions or findings of fact.

By virtue of operation of Part Three of the Real Estate Act, conduct proceedings are discontinued. Ms. Veenendaal’s application to withdraw was approved by the Real Estate Council of Alberta and results in a voluntary lifetime prohibition from industry membership.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta – On October 17, 2012, Matthew Andrew Roberts, previously a real estate associate and currently unregistered, applied to withdraw from industry membership in accordance with s.54 of the Real Estate Act.

At the time of the withdrawal application approval, there had been no disciplinary hearing, admissions or findings of fact.

By virtue of operation of Part Three of the Real Estate Act, conduct proceedings are discontinued. Mr. Robert’s application to withdraw was approved by the Real Estate Council of Alberta and results in a voluntary lifetime prohibition from industry membership.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta – On August 20, 2012, the Real Estate Council of Alberta suspended the authorization of Gerard Brand, mortgage broker. The suspension is in accordance with s.38(4.2) of the Real Estate Act and occurred as a result of Gerard Brand’s refusal to cooperate with a person conducting an investigation.

As a result of this suspension, Gerard Brand may not deal in mortgages as a mortgage broker in Alberta at this time.

On August 20, 2012, pursuant to s.35(2)(b) of the Real Estate Act Rules, the Executive Director of the Real Estate Council of Alberta also suspended the licence of Sovereign Mortgage Services Ltd., mortgage brokerage, operating in Calgary. The suspension of the mortgage brokerage resulted when its broker, Gerard Brand, was suspended.

As a result of this licence suspension, Sovereign Mortgage Services Ltd. may not deal in mortgages as a mortgage brokerage in Alberta at this time.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta – The Real Estate Council of Alberta is this year’s recipient of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR) Regulatory Excellence Award. CLEAR has singled out RECA’s Education Code of Conduct for Learners as an example of outstanding contribution to the enhancement of occupational or professional regulation.

RECA’s Education Services Team developed the Education Code of Conduct to better foster a professional mindset within learners. It is a principles-based document outlining how professionals taking pre-licensing and re-licensing education with RECA are expected to conduct themselves

“Council believes this Code is a significant step towards developing an even stronger complement of competent, ethical and experienced industry professionals and demonstrating to consumers the tremendous value provided by Alberta’s real estate industry professionals,” says Joseph Fernandez, RECA Registrar, who led the development of the new Code.

CLEAR is an international resource for stakeholders in professional regulation, and it serves and supports the international regulatory community and its vital contribution to public protection. This particular award celebrates exceptional leadership, vision, creativity, results and outcomes that are above and beyond the regular functions of the job or expectations, and beyond what is normally achieved.

To review RECA’s Education Code of Conduct for Learners, click here.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta – On August 8, 2012, the Real Estate Council of Alberta suspended the authorization of Paul McAllister, mortgage broker. The suspension is in accordance with s.38(4.2) of the Real Estate Act and occurred due to Mr. McAllister’s refusal to cooperate with a person conducting an investigation. As a result of this suspension, Paul McAllister cannot deal in mortgages in Alberta at this time.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta – On August 3, 2012, pursuant to s.38.1(1)(c) of the Real Estate Act Rules made pursuant to the Real Estate Act, the Executive Director of the Real Estate Council of Alberta suspended the licence of Guy (Leroy) Henderson, a real estate associate registered with Discover Real Estate Ltd.  The suspension resulted from Guy Henderson’s failure to pay or make satisfactory arrangements to pay outstanding fines and hearings costs.

As a result of this suspension, Guy Henderson may not trade in real estate as a real estate associate or engage in any activity that requires authorization in Alberta at this time.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta – On July 23, 2012, pursuant to section 53(1)(a) of the Real Estate Act, the Chair of the Real Estate Council of Alberta temporarily suspended the authorization of Katerina Evdokimova, pending the outcome of conduct proceedings under Part 3 of the Real Estate Act.

As a result of this suspension, Ms. Evdokimova may not trade in real estate or deal in mortgages in Alberta at this time.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta – On July 3, 2012, Vicky Mander, previously a mortgage associate and currently unregistered, applied to withdraw from industry membership in accordance with s.54 of the Real Estate Act.

At the time of the withdrawal application approval, there had been no disciplinary hearing, admissions or findings of fact.

By virtue of operation of Part Three of the Real Estate Act, conduct proceedings are discontinued. Mr. Mander’s application to withdraw was approved by the Real Estate Council of Alberta and results in a voluntary lifetime prohibition from industry membership.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta – On June 21, 2012, the Real Estate Council of Alberta suspended the authorization of Par Minhas. At the time of the suspension, Ms. Minhas was not registered with a brokerage. The suspension is in accordance with s.38(4.2) of the Real Estate Act and occurred as a result of Par Minhas’ refusal to cooperate with a person conducting an investigation. As a result of this suspension, Par Minhas cannot trade in real estate in Alberta at this time.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


Calgary, Alberta –  On April 4, 2012 Patrick Grier, real estate associate registered with Ewing Developments Ltd. o/a Ewing Properties at all material times and currently unregistered,  applied to withdraw from industry membership in accordance with s.54 of the Real Estate Act.

At the time of the withdrawal application approval, there had been no disciplinary hearing, admissions or findings of fact.

By virtue of operation of Part Three of the Real Estate Act, conduct proceedings are discontinued.  Mr. Grier’s application to withdraw was approved by the Real Estate Council of Alberta and results in a voluntary lifetime prohibition from industry membership.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry members.


Calgary, Alberta –  On April 4, 2012 Richard William Hoffman, broker formerly registered with Safe Self Storage Inc. o/a 1st & 2nd Mortgages and currently unregistered, applied to withdraw from industry membership in accordance with s.54 of the Real Estate Act.

At the time of the withdrawal application approval, there had been no disciplinary hearing, admissions or findings of fact.

By virtue of operation of Part Three of the Real Estate Act, conduct proceedings are discontinued.  Mr. Hoffman’s application to withdraw was approved by the Real Estate Council of Alberta and results in a voluntary lifetime prohibition from industry membership.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry members.


Calgary, Alberta – On January 19, 2012, Crystal Lucuik, mortgage associate registered with Concord Mortgage Group at all material times and currently unregistered, applied to withdraw from industry membership in accordance with s.54 of the Real Estate Act.

At the time of her application, Ms. Lucuik was the subject of conduct proceedings to determine whether

  • she provided false and/or misleading information to her brokerage so that she could collect commissions in relation to mortgage deals; and.
  • she accessed the brokerage’s Filogix system and copied numerous credit applications of clients of the brokerage without the knowledge and consent of the clients and without the knowledge and consent of the brokerage.

At the time of the withdrawal application approval, there had been no disciplinary hearing, admissions or findings of fact.

By virtue of operation of Part Three of the Real Estate Act, conduct proceedings are discontinued.  Ms. Lucuik’s application to withdraw was approved by the Real Estate Council of Alberta and results in a voluntary lifetime prohibition from industry membership.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry members.


Calgary, Alberta – On January 19, 2012, Reshma Bai Murti, real estate associate licensed and registered with Pinnacle Realty & Management Inc., applied to withdraw from industry membership in accordance with s.54 of the Real Estate Act.

At the time of her application, Mrs. Murti was the subject of conduct proceedings to determine whether she arranged a mortgage for a person based on an inflated value of a property to the benefit of Mrs. Murti’s son and to the detriment of the other person.

At the time of the withdrawal application approval, there had been no disciplinary hearing, admissions or findings of fact.

By virtue of operation of Part Three of the Real Estate Act, conduct proceedings are discontinued.  Mrs. Murti’s application to withdraw was approved by the Real Estate Council of Alberta and results in a voluntary lifetime prohibition from industry membership.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for governing real estate, mortgage broker, and real estate appraisal industry professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA is mandated to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry members.



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