About Us

Edmonton real estate and property management specialists. Our mission is to continuously expand our knowledge and expertise so that we can provide education and stewardship to our clients in order to help them solve problems cost effectively and in a timely manner.

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Our vision is to build a team that is united in the pursuit to lead our industry and provide our customers with the best service possible; where trust is created through a commitment to responsibility and valued on par with making the work environment a fun place to be; and where everyone contributes to the growth of the company, is recognized for their efforts, and is supported in both personal and professional development.

David Brown, President

1. Meeting the Minimum Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have Work Permit with no study restrictions;
  • Hold a Canadian High School diploma or foreign assessment equivalent; and
  • Be proficient in English.

Other requirements:

  • To proceed with the education eligibility process, you will need to create a myRECA account through www.myRECA.ca.
  • You must complete the “Introduction to a Career in Real Estate Information Session,” accessible HERE, before being eligible to enrol in the “Real Estate Associates Program.”
Why Join Core?

2. Complete the Licensing Education Program


You have a maximum of 18 months to complete the education requirements from the date you enroll in the first course, Fundamentals of Real Estate. Furthermore, you have only 1 year from the time of completing the Real Estate Associates Program (REAP) to become licensed.

Step 1: Complete the “Fundamentals of Real Estate” course.

This course can be accessed through your myRECA.ca account, and the cost is $1400

Step 2: Choose an area of real estate practice to determine the course(s) you need to complete.

You must complete at least one of the following courses before becoming licensed. All courses can be accessed through your myRECA.ca account and cost $850.

  • Practice of Residential Real Estate (required for authorization in residential real estate)
  • Practice of Commercial Real Estate
  • Practice of Rural Real Estate
  • Practice of Property Management

3. Provide a Certified Criminal Record Check (CCRC)


A Certified Criminal Record Check (CCRC) is a certified fingerprint-based criminal record search for non-criminal purposes conducted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Ottawa, in which digital fingerprints are compared against the central repository of Canadian criminal records. You are required by RECA to submit a CCRC if you are:

  • applying for a licence for the first-time in Alberta; or
  • an industry professional who has not been authorized with RECA in the past 12 months

Important notes about the CCRC:

  • CCRCs are only valid for 6 months
  • Your CCRC must be sent directly to RECA from the RCMP
  • Your CCRC must contain your full legal name and date of birth

Click HERE for a list of companies/providers qualified to take your fingerprints for the CCRC. For additional information about the CCRC, visit the Real Estate Council of Alberta.


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4. Joining the Brokerage


Under the Real Estate Act, you are required to be licensed under a brokerage. Contact our office at (780) 651-1577 or email our Broker, Nikita, at nikita@CoreEdmonton.ca to get started on becoming a REALTOR®!

5. Licensing and Registration Application


Provide us with your myRECA username. Once your education is complete and RECA has received your CCRC, our broker can initiate your licensing and education application.

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Effective March 19, 2020

We continue to be accessible by phone and email during our regular business hours of:
8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Our after-hours emergency line also remains open

David F. Brown

President and founder of Core Real Estate Group. He grew up in Edmonton with a thirst for entrepreneurism from an early age; starting a clothing line and organizing entertainment events early in his life while attending the U of A. After graduating and spending 5-years on the leadership team of a large hospitality company, he set his sights on achieving a long-standing personal goal (as well as the sunny beaches of California) and left for a new adventure.


Spending the next 5-years in Southern California and Hong Kong, he earned an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship and then worked for a business valuation/MandA firm. Studying strategic thinking and financial modeling provided a great base of knowledge for future opportunities, and he was eager to return to Edmonton to put these new skills to use. The next 2-years were spent working through the intricacies of commercial insurance before he felt the entrepreneurial draw calling him again, and started Core Real Estate Group – a local real estate services firm. Core has grown significantly since inception and continues to support staff in personal and professional growth while providing clients with the knowledge and guidance necessary to ensure operational and financial efficiency. As President of Core, David’s responsibilities include oversight of corporate direction and strategy with a focus on leadership, personnel development, and customer satisfaction.


In addition to teaching classes with Junior Achievement, David is a member of the Human Resources and Governance sub-committee with JA; he also participates as an active member of the Finance and Taxation Committee for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.


The perfect day for Dave starts with something active (his favourite sports are mountain biking, snowboarding, and rock climbing), finding some sort of adventure around Edmonton, and then enjoying great food and drinks with friends and family. He’s a country music enthusiast and is currently learning to play the piano.