September 4th - 2012

New registrar announced by RECO

The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) announced the appointment of Joseph (Joe) Richer as its next registrar, effective Sept. 17.

Joseph RicherThe Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) announced the appointment of Joseph (Joe) Richer as its next registrar, effective Sept. 17. Richer assumes the role vacated by Allan Johnston, who retired at the end of July after 14 years with RECO.

Richer comes from the Board of Funeral Services (BOFS), where he served as registrar for 14 years. Similar to RECO, the board is an administrative authority and is an arms-length regulatory body under the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services charged with protecting the public interest. Prior to becoming registrar, Richer was an inspector at BOFS.

“Joe brings with him a long and distinguished track record of consumer protection through a balanced and contemporary approach to regulation,” says Tom Wright, president/CEO of RECO. “His addition represents an exciting new phase for RECO as we continue to build on our successes.”

Richer has also served on the executive of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and previously served as president. He is an active member of the Association of Executives of Funeral Services Boards. 

RECO is responsible for administering the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, and associated regulations on behalf of the provincial government. In order to trade in real estate in Ontario, brokers and salespersons must be registered under the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002. RECO’s mission is to regulate the activity of trading in real estate in the public interest. For more information about the council, visit www.reco.on.ca.

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