Meet the Commission's staff

Need to reach us? Contact the Commission at 902-468-3511, toll-free at 1-800-390-1015 or view the staff member's profile below to send an e-mail. You may also direct your message to one of the following mailboxes:

 

Licensing

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For licensing inquiries

Compliance

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For questions on the conduct of a real estate licensee, investigation & complaint inquiries.

General Information

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For general inquiries.

Brad Chisholm, Registrar

The Registrar is responsible for the overall supervision of the Commission through the administration of the Real Estate Trading Act, its Regulations and the Commission Bylaw. The role also ensures efficient and cost-effective licensure and contributes to improvements in policy, legislation and operations.

The Registrar’s key responsibilities are:

  • overseeing the daily operation of the Commission office;
  • establishing responsible entry standards and processes for the licensure of real estate licensees, brokerages and approved sales corporations; including the issuance, suspension and cancellation of licenses;
  • managing public information services;
  • authorizing investigations and, when necessary, referring cases to disciplinary hearings;
  • administering the trust and brokerage inspection program;
  • administering enforcement proceedings, including issuing orders to cease carrying on business; and
  • administering the Real Estate Recovery Fund.

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Carolin MacDonald, Compliance Manager

The Compliance Manager oversees licensee compliance with the rules of the Real Estate Trading Act, its Regulations and the Commission Bylaw. The Compliance Manager is responsible for supervising the Commission’s investigation processes as well as the Commission’s trust account and brokerage inspection program. The Compliance Manager assists both the Complaints Review Committee and the NSREC Mandatory Forms Committee in their operation. Finally, the Compliance Manager takes compliance-related inquiries from consumers and licensees. 

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Cathy Campbell, Accountant

The Accountant is responsible for managing the Commission's accounting processes including, but not limited to, recording and monitoring of financial information, financial reporting and cost analysis. The Accountant also assists the Executive Committee in the annual budgetary process and is involved with purchasing and general operational administration.

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Courtney LeBlanc and Mallory LeBlanc, Compliance Inspectors

The Compliance Inspectors conduct annual brokerage trust account inspections (formerly “audits”) and perform full inspections of all brokerage record keeping and trade practices every three years and as required, based on inspection results. Inspectors meet with brokers or managing associate brokers to discuss the results of their inspection, any required follow-up and ultimately report results to the Compliance Manager. Compliance Inspectors focus on proactively educating licensees when corrective action is required.

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Danielle Driscoll, Communications Officer

The Communications Officer is responsible for the creation and execution of the Commission’s Strategic Communications Plan and creates a wide variety of publications for consumers and licensees, maintains the Commission's website and social media content. The Communications Officer updates the Commission’s mandatory forms as required and supports the Registrar and Board of Directors in the implementation of the Commission’s strategic plan.

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Michelle McLeod, Compliance Investigator

The Compliance Investigator acts as the main contact for complaints from both the public and licensees, providing support to the Compliance Manager and to the Registrar. The Compliance Investigator researches and mediates consumer complaints, writes reports for the Registrar, ensuring compliance with the Real Estate Trading Act and Bylaws. The investigator also participates in writing and reviewing Commission policies as required.

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Pam Crane, Licensing Officer

The Licensing Officer is responsible for the Commission’s licensing department and for all licensing administration, including processing applications for new, returning and transferring licensees, managing the annual licence renewals and administering the licensing examinations. The Licensing Officer also assists the Licensing Committee in their operation and the Registrar in the general administration of the day-to-day operation of the Commission.

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Peggy Kell, Communications and Technology Officer

The Communications and Technology Officer contributes to a wide variety of publications for consumers and licensees, responds to media requests, acts as project manager on the Commission’s online licensing database, and supports the Registrar and Board of Directors in the implementation of the Commission’s strategic plan. The Communications and Technology Officer updates the governing legislation and also provides direct IT support to the Commission office.

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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Committees

Committees

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Staff

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Annual Reports

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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

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Commission & Industry Facts

Commission & Industry Facts

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The Nova Scotia Real Estate
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is the regulator of the
Nova Scotia real estate industry.

Contact Us

Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission

601-1595 Bedford Highway
Bedford, NS
B4A 3Y4

p: 1.902.468.3511 or
1.800.390.1015

f:  1.902.468.1016 or
1.800.390.1016

e: For licensing information
licensing@nsrec.ns.ca
For complaints
compliance@nsrec.ns.ca