Real Estate Council Appointments

Calgary, Alberta – The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bev Andre as chair and Eric Stewart as vice-chair. The appointments were made at a council meeting on November 16, 2005.

"My real estate roots run deep, and it is an honour to serve my colleagues as chair of the Real Estate Council of Alberta,” said Bev Andre. Bev has been active in real estate since 1972 and is the broker of Royal LePage Andre Kopp and Associates. She has served as director and president of the Alberta Real Estate Association and the West Central Alberta Real Estate Association and regional director for Alberta of the Canadian Real Estate Association. Bev was appointed to the Real Estate Council in 2001 to represent real estate boards outside of Edmonton and Calgary .

Eric Stewart has worked as a lender and mortgage broker with finance companies, trust companies, and chartered banks since 1966. Eric has served as a director for the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association since 1991 and is a board member of the Calgary Community Land Trust. Eric was appointed to the Real Estate Council in 2001 to represent the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association.

A total of twelve council members represent real estate industry members throughout the province, mortgage brokers, real estate appraisers, and the public interest. Council members are appointed for a three-year term and may serve two terms consecutively. In addition to Bev Andre and Eric Stewart, current council members are: Andrew Chopko ( real estate appraisers), Allan Dredge (Edmonton Real Estate Board), Norm Jensen (real estate boards outside of Edmonton and Calgary), Kevan Ladner (real estate brokers trading in commercial real estate), Richard Parker (public member appointed by the minister of Alberta Government Services), Lynn A. Patrick (Past Chair, public member appointed by members of Council), Jack A. Peat (Building Owners & Managers Association of both Edmonton and Calgary, Real Estate Institute of Canada and the Institute of Real Estate Management), Pat Rudiger (real estate brokers trading in residential real estate), Charlotte Sutherland (industry members who are not members of the Alberta Real Estate Association), and Ted Zaharko (Calgary Real Estate Board).

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is an independent, non-government agency, responsible for regulating 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.