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FortisBC School of Development 2017: Fundamentals of Real Estate

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Name: FortisBC School of Development 2017: Fundamentals of Real Estate
Date: October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Join facilitator Michael von Hausen of MVH Urban Planning and Design and UDI's experienced faculty members for an intense two-day course with small-group classroom exercises based on real life scenarios.

You will leave with a solid understanding of the development process -- starting with acquisitions, and ending with construction -- and meet many new industry colleagues.

This course is limited to just 48 coveted spots.  Register early to secure your seat and learn from the best in the industry!

Featured Faculty Speakers:

ACQUISITION: Steve Forrest - Vice President, Development -  Anthem Properties

A key member of Anthem's development team, Steve is responsible for new site acquisitions, project feasibility analysis and process management. He loves the high energy environment of Anthem and the fact that he gets to work with very smart, very dedicated people. His two young children have sparked a sports renaissance in his life.  He’s started playing ice hockey, tennis, baseball, soccer and rugby again.

APPROVALSBlaire Chisholm - Vice President - Brook Pooni Associates

Blaire manages many of the firm's most complex projects, specializing in sustainability and project management. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, her experience included working with environmental non-governmental organizations, research and policy consultancies, and architectural and planning firms across Canada. Blaire holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation and Resource Management from the University of Alberta. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. 

FINANCEAlex Henderson - Vice President, Co-Investment - Grosvenor Americas

Alex Henderson is Vice President, Co-Investment for Grosvenor Americas and is responsible for the Company's Structured Development Finance activities in Vancouver and Seattle. Alex joined Grosvenor in 2007 in London and spent four and a half years in Hong Kong as Senior Investment Manager before moving to Vancouver in 2014. He holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Investment Management from Oxford Brookes University and a Master of Arts degree from Edinburgh University. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.​

SALES & MARKETING: Suzana Goncalves - Partner & Chief Advisory Officer - MLA Canada

Suzana Goncalves is a Partner and Chief Advisory Officer at MLA Canada (McNeill Lalonde and Associates), the newly formed company from the merger of MAC Marketing Solutions and BLVD Marketing Group. MLA Canada specializes in multi-family residential new construction and provides advisory, market intelligence, sales, marketing, customer care and lease-up services to some of Western Canada's top developers. Her 16-year career includes a focus in marketing working on projects in every product type from single-family up to master-planned communities in Alberta and BC. Prior to the merger Suzana was VP of Marketing for MAC Marketing Solutions winning several awards for marketing excellence for various projects and playing an instrumental role in the company's growth and reputation for client focused results. Suzana is also a committee member of Women of UDI.  

CONSTRUCTIONRobert Horvath - Vice President, Construction - Edgar Development

Robert Horvath is Vice President, Construction for Edgar Development Corp. he is responsible for all construction activities which currently includes work in British Columbia and Alberta. He is a graduate of the BCIT Building Technology Program and holds a Diploma in Business Finance and Investment Management.  Robert brings 24 years of construction management expertise to Edgar and is responsible for design, budgeting, scheduling and overall project success. His past projects include residential, hotel, commercial and institutional work with a total value of over $400 million. 

Event Sponsors:

SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue
​Strategy Room 420
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Date/Time Information:

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Please note any dietary restrictions in the 'Comments' box when registering.

$775 + GST - UDI Members
Includes all meals and class materials.

We are accepting only two (2) people from the same company.

Cancellation Policy: 7 days' notice required for refunds.
Substitutions allowed.
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