RECA's Executive Director Appointed President of ARELLO

Calgary, Alberta – The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is pleased to announce that Executive Director Bob Myroniuk was appointed the president of the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) on 1 October 2005. ARELLO is comprised of the official governmental agencies and other organizations around the world that regulate real estate practice.

“Bob Myroniuk’s appointment as president of ARELLO indicates the high esteem in which both he and the quality of self-regulation in Alberta are held by other jurisdictions across Canada and throughout North America,” said RECA Chair Lynn Patrick. “In addition to the industry’s strong commitment to professionalism and consumer protection, we are fortunate in this province to have a leader as visionary, experienced, and dedicated as Mr. Myroniuk at the helm of self-regulation. Mr. Myroniuk has extensive knowledge of industry associations and organizations and has forged strong partnerships with them.”

Prior to joining the Real Estate Council, Mr. Myroniuk was a lawyer in private practice and an executive director with the Alberta Government in Housing and Consumer Affairs. In his position with the provincial government, he was responsible for the development of the new Real Estate Act of Alberta (1995) and implementing the transition from government regulation to self-regulation in the real estate and mortgage broker industry. In 1996, Mr. Myroniuk became RECA’s first Executive Director.

During his tenure as president of ARELLO, Mr. Myroniuk will meet with real estate organizations in the Ukraine, Australia, and across North America. On ARELLO’s behalf, Mr. Myroniuk will promote information sharing and increased cooperation among real estate regulators.

Both RECA and ARELLO place a high value on the protection of public interest. RECA encourages consumers to verify the licence status of anyone with whom they consider working on its website and to understand the risks involved in dealing with unlicensed individuals.

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