New Chair For The Real Estate Council of BC
The Government of British Columbia has appointed Elain Duvall as the new chair of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, with a mandate to protect the public interest in the province’s real estate sector.
Throughout her career, Duvall has shown a strong commitment to building stronger communities, protecting the most vulnerable and ensuring fairness. Her experience includes 10 years as executive director of the Columbia Housing Advisory Association, several years working at the Housing Centre at the City of Vancouver, and six years as a development manager for Progressive Homes Ltd., which specialized in developing and building non-profit housing.
Duvall is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has extensive governance experience, including 12 years on the Vancity Credit Union Board (three as chair) and nine years as governor of the Real Estate Foundation. She continues her commitment to community by serving on several non-profit boards.
RECBC will be working under Ms. Duvall’s leadership to achieve a province where real estate consumers have confidence in competent and ethical real estate professionals. In co-operation with the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate and the Ministry of Finance, they work to ensure that BC's real estate sector is trusted and effective.
The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is the provincial regulator responsible for protecting consumers of real estate services. The council is responsible for licensing, investigating complaints about real estate professionals and brokers, and enforcing standards of conduct. More information about Elain Duvall and the other members of the Real Estate Council is available on RECBC's Council Members webpage.
Consumers who have questions or concerns about the conduct of a real estate licensee can call to discuss the matter with a Professional Standards Advisor, file a complaint with RECBC, or contact RECBC's Anonymous Tipline.