Advisory Group

Independent Advisory Group on Real Estate Regulation in BC

The independent Advisory Group, chaired by the Superintendent of Real Estate, brings together experts from across a range of public and private organizations to review the conduct requirements in place for real estate licensees in BC, and to examine whether those requirements are adequate and whether they are being effectively enforced.

About the Independent Advisory Group

On February 9, 2016, the Real Estate Council of BC initiated the creation of an independent advisory group to review the Council’s handling of licensee misconduct. BC’s Superintendent of Real Estate, Carolyn Rogers agreed to Chair the Advisory Group. On February 22, 2016, Ms. Rogers named her group members and outlined the Advisory Group’s key areas of focus.

The Advisory Group is examining the current real estate regulatory regime to determine whether it adequately protects the public interest from real estate licensee conduct that is inconsistent with the duties and standards required of licensees. The group has outlined its mandate and the scope and focus of its work in comprehensive Terms of Reference.


The Advisory Group will provide an interim report to the Real Estate Council by April 8, 2016, and a full report and recommendations by the end of May, 2016.

Learn more:

Terms of Reference
Independent Advisory Group named; work begins to examine real estate practices in BC
Independent Advisory Group Membership

The Superintendent of Real Estate, Carolyn Rogers, is the Chair of the independent Advisory Group.

The advisory group members are:

Howard Kushner, Barrister and Solicitor, Kushner Law Group
Don Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer, Central 1 Credit Union
Audrey T. Ho, Commissioner, British Columbia Securities Commission
Bruce D. Woolley Q.C., Stikeman Elliott
Carol Geurts, Associate Broker, Century 21 Veitch Realty, Creston BC
Tony Gioventu, Executive Director, Condominium Home Owners’ Association of B.C.
Ron Usher, General Counsel, Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia
Read more about the Independent Advisory Group members

Press Releases and Media Statements

March 15, 2016: Terms of Reference Released for Independent Advisory Group
Feb 22, 2016: Independent Advisory Group Named
Feb 9, 2016: Superintendent of Real Estate To Chair Independent Advisory Group
Feb 8, 2016: Media Statement
Links and Resources

Terms of Reference
Advisory Group Members
About the office of the Superintendent
About the Real Estate Council of BC
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