A series of events and conditions over the last few years have sparked a review of the real estate industry in B.C. and its system of self regulation. With escalating property prices making headlines both locally and globally, allegations of questionable practices in the industry, and public scrutiny over the entire real estate industry in B.C., the Real Estate Council of British Columbia commissioned an independent review to examine the current state of the industry. The Special Advisory Group has come back to the Real Estate Council and B.C. Government with 28 recommendations to clean up the industry and protect public interest.