April 21, 2021 – Land Owner Transparency Registry

On Wednesday, April 21, Shannon Brown-John, Deputy Administrator of the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR), provided a detailed look into the registry and its public search function.

LOTR becomes publicly searchable on April 30 and guidance from the Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) on how to use LOTR in real estate practice is coming soon. BCREA will support brokerages and REALTORS® in adapting their practice in accordance to the RECBC guidance once it’s available.

  • Session slide deck (LOTR)
  • LOTR website
  • BCREA FINTRAC and LOTR Resources
  • LOTR contact info: [email protected]
  • Follow-up question:
    • Question: Is a civic bylaw enforcement department considered a law enforcement agency for purposes of LOTR?
    • Answer: No, a civic bylaw enforcement officer would not have access to the full set of data, they would only have access to the information available in Public Search.  Only those within the meaning of the Police Act or are a member of the RCMP may inspect transparency records etc. The reference is s.33 of LOTA.
May 24, 2023 – Climate Crisis Impacts on Real Estate

On Wednesday, May 24, we were joined by Jessica Shoubridge, Founder and Principal of Thrive Consulting, and Franziska Niegemann, Director of Risk Surveillance and Analytics at the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA). Jessica and Franziska spoke about resilience and adaptation planning, some nuances of home resilience ratings, the impacts of climate risk on financial lending and insurance trends, and more.

This session was filled with extensive and invaluable information for managing brokers and the real estate profession. Considering the importance of this topic and the impact of climate change on the real estate sector, we strongly encourage those who were unable to attend to watch the recording.


The views expressed in these presentations are those of the speakers and do not reflect the views of BCREA or its member boards. Please note, the content of these presentations was current as of the date of each session and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided in past sessions.