News Releases 2021

RECA releases information to the media and the public when we have announcements, issue a consumer alert, suspend an industry professional, or when industry professionals take a lifetime withdrawal.

RECA’s consumer protection mandate means RECA must use every means at its disposal to communicate important information to consumers.

Media should contact communications@reca.ca for more information about any of the news releases below.

         


Calgary, Alberta—On May 7, 2021, the Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council of the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) suspended the real estate licence of Sameer Kalia. Mr. Kalia is not licensed to trade in real estate or provide property management services.

The Commercial Real Estate Broker and Commercial Property Manager Industry Council determined it is in the public interest to temporarily suspend Mr. Kalia.

Allegations against Mr. Kalia include:

  • there is a risk of harm to the public
  • participating in fraudulent and/or reckless behaviour with risk that fraudulent and/or reckless conduct will continue
  • Mr. Kalia was previously suspended for similar behaviour, yet continued to engage in similar conduct
  • the conduct was not an isolated incident
  • engaging in conduct that undermined public confidence in the industry, harmed the integrity of the industry, or brought the industry into disrepute

Mr. Kalia’s licence will remain suspended until the current proceedings under Part 3 of the Real Estate Act concerning his conduct are completed.

Mr. Kalia was most recently registered as a real estate associate with Lampas Holdings Ltd. o/a Re/Max River City.

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Calgary ,Alberta – On March 8, 2021, the Residential Property Manager Industry Council of the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) suspended the real estate licence of David Lawrence Bauer. Mr. Bauer is not licensed to trade in real estate.

RECA determined it is in the public interest to temporarily suspend Mr. Bauer.

Allegations against Mr. Bauer include:

  • failing to cooperate with a person conducting an investigation

Mr. Bauer’s licence will remain suspended until the Registrar is satisfied that he has cooperated with all requests relating to the investigation in question.

Mr. Bauer was most recently registered as a real estate broker with Maxwell Direct Realty. Maxwell Direct Realty remains open at this time.

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