January 25, 2014

PART 1 – UDI ANNUAL INDUSTRY FORECAST LUNCHEON At this year’s Annual Industry Forecast Luncheon of the Urban Development Institute – Pacific Region moderator Diana McMeekin of Artemis Marketing introduced the presentation by referring to this year’s theme of Innovate or Stagnate. Ms. McMeekin challenged the 1,100 attendees by asking whether they should enter 2014 standing […]

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2013 Vancouver Real Estate Forum

April 10, 2013

Keynote Address – Economic Overview – What is the outlook for Canada and the U.S? Speaker: Sonya Gulati, Senior Economist, TD Economics Sonya Gulati’s presentation on the economic overview painted a modest outlook going forward. Ms. Gulati started by reviewing the Eurozone debt crisis and noted the environment of high unemployment, […]

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RealREIT 2012

September 12, 2012

As lead counsel to two publicly-traded REITS and several other private real estate investment trusts, mortgage trusts and limited partnerships, I try to attend the RealREIT conference held each September in Toronto. The conference presentations on the state of Canadian capital markets for real estate are relevant to our clients […]

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2012 Vancouver Real Estate Forum

April 13, 2012

Keynote Address – Economic Overview: What is the Outlook for the U.S. and Canada? Speaker: Warren Jestin, Chief Economist, Scotiabank In his presentation entitled “Not So Fast Forward”, Warren Jestin provided the Forum with a global economic overview, in order to underpin the discussions which would follow. He noted two […]

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UDI Vancouver 2012 Annual Industry Forecast Luncheon

January 20, 2012

UDI kicked off its 40th year with yet another sold-out Annual Industry Forecast Luncheon. Don Forsgren, UDI President and President of Intracorp Projects Ltd., launched UDI’s “More Homes for More People” initiative, explaining that lack of “affordable” housing, particularly in the lower mainland, is damaging to individuals, families, and business. The initiative […]

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NAIOP Panel Discusses Trends in Retail Sector

December 13, 2011

A full house at the Four Seasons Hotel attended NAIOP Vancouver’s December breakfast to hear an expert panel discuss development trends in the retail sector. Eric Carlson, CEO, Anthem Properties, moderated the discussion, posing questions to Brian Kozak, Senior Vice President, Western Canada for First Capital Realty Inc., John Horton, President, Shape Properties Corp. and Scott […]

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The Outlook for Development and Investment in 2012

November 4, 2011

An overflow crowd showed up at Urban Land Institute British Columbia’s annual networking breakfast in November to hear about North American real estate prospects for 2012 and where the Vancouver market fits. The Keynote Speaker was Jonathan David Miller, author of Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2012. Following Jonathan Miller’s excellent presentation, […]

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2011 Vancouver Real Estate Forum

April 8, 2011

Keynote Address – Economic Overview: The Outlook for the U.S. and Canada Speaker: Derek Burleton, Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist (Canada), TD Bank Financial Group Derek Burleton set the table for the more specific real estate focus of the Forum by providing an overview of global economic conditions and […]

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UDI Vancouver – Annual Industry Forecast Luncheon 2011

January 21, 2011

More than 1100 audience members at UDI’s Annual Industry Forecast Luncheon were treated to a big helping of confidence from a panel of industry leaders. While there is still no shortage of risk following the world-wide financial crisis, and change is a constant for developers, Ryan Beedie of the The Beedie Group, Anthem‘s Eric Carlson and Neil […]

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Avtar, Jim & Kevin: Leading brokers provide 2011 Outlook for...

October 20, 2010

A packed house attended NAIOP’s October breakfast to hear the A-list of local brokers provide their thoughts on the current investment market and where it is headed. Jeff Fleming, Vice President, Investments, GWL Realty Advisors, moderated the discussion, posing questions to the three-man panel of Avtar Bains (Colliers International), Jim Szabo (CB Richard Ellis) andKevin […]

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