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FortisBC School of Development - Fundamentals of Real Estate Development

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Name: FortisBC School of Development - Fundamentals of Real Estate Development
Date: November 4, 2022 - November 5, 2022
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

You will leave with a solid understanding of the development process - starting with acquisitions, and ending with construction - and meet many new industry colleagues.
Limited spots available. Register early to secure your seat and learn from the best in the industry!
Please join us for this session from the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).


Featured Faculty Speakers:

Blaire Chisholm, Chief Operating Officer, Pooni Group
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.

Suzana Goncalves, EVP, Sales & Marketing; Partner, 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.

Mike Maierle, Principal, ETRO Construction
Mike Maierle is the Founder and Principal of ETRO Construction - one of the fastest growing construction companies in Canada. ETRO's goal is to deliver exceptional projects in an ever-changing construction market; where technology, a new generation of construction professionals, and a desire to do things differently forever innovate the way we build.

Adam Perry - Vice President, Land Acquisition, MOSAIC
Adam Perry is the Vice President of Land Acquisitions at MOSAIC. Joining MOSAIC originally as a financial analyst in 2011, Adam has experience in raising capital for MOSAIC's in house investment funds, as well as in-depth knowledge of debt, equity, and project finance. Prior to joining MOSAIC he worked for the Province of BC for four years planning and preparing for disposition of surplus properties. Adam grew up in Ontario where he received degrees in Economics and Urban Planning from Queen's University. Since 2007, Adam has lived in Vancouver. He is a proud dad to 3 kids under 5 and 1 loveable golden-doodle.

Matthew Walton - Senior Director, Real Estate Finance, Anthem Properties
Matthew works with cross-function team members to support Anthem's diverse real estate projects' capital financing requirements. His area of expertise include debt, equity, and project finance. Prior to joining Anthem in 2022, Matthew worked for over 15 years - on the other side of the table - as a lender in the Commercial Real Estate Group at two multinational financial services companies (Wells Fargo Bank and GE Capital), where he was responsible for growing their Western Canadian presence. Key responsibilities included sourcing, loan structuring and negotiation, as well as internal deal ownership through underwriting, closing and, if required, loan syndication. Matthew's work experience is diversified geographically across Canada / US Gateway Markets and by product type including term, value-add and construction loans across all real estate asset classes. Matthew grew up in Toronto, the city of birth for both of his daughters, completing an undergraduate Business degree at the University of Wilfrid Laurier. He later received an MBA from the Sauder School of Business at UBC, and has happily called Vancouver his home since 2012.

Michael von Hausen, MLAUD, MCIP, CSLA, LEED AP President - MVH Urban Planning & Design Inc.

Event Sponsors:

SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Strategy Room 320
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Date/Time Information:

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

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

$1,200.00 + 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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