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SOLD OUT - FortisBC School of Development: The Numbers Behind Development - 2019

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Name: SOLD OUT - FortisBC School of Development: The Numbers Behind Development - 2019
Date: March 1, 2019 - March 2, 2019
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Join us for a two-day dynamic interactive experience and learn all about "The Numbers Behind Housing Development".

If you're determined to have 
future in real estate development, understanding the numbers is a must. Our instructors will draw from their own experiences and case studies to teach you the basics of proforma development, land and project valuation, sensitivity analysis and financing criteria.

Expertly facilitated by Michael von Hausen of MVH Urban Planning & Design, this course is limited to just 48 students and is for UDI members only.

At the end of this course, you'll possess a good understanding of proformas 
from various perspectives: valuation expert, developer, and lenders. This is also an opportunity to expand your professional network.
Come and learn from the best in the business!


RYAN WONG - Burgess Cawley Sullivan and Associates 
Ryan Wong joined the firm in 1998 after graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Commerce (Urban Land Economics) degree. He has undertaken a wide array of assignments relating to commercial and residential properties, including office buildings, shopping centres/retail complexes, development sites, and multi-family residential. More recently, he has expanded his scope of services and has been retained as an expert witness in various rental arbitrations involving retail, restaurant and office space.

HUGH CARTER - Pollyco Group of Companies
In May 2015, Hugh joined the Pollyco Group of Companies as General Manager. Pollyco is a privately owned real estate developer operating in Greater Vancouver, other communities in British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta. Pollyco is also the partner in the Willoughby Town Centre in Langley. In land development, the company is currently developing over 3,000 acres of land in British Columbia and Alberta. The senior management team is responsible for the development and management of more than $500 million in real estate assets: single family residential subdivisions, townhomes, condominiums, shopping centres, hotels, and industrial/office parks. In addition, Pollyco is operating a single family housing division in Calgary, Alberta.​

Alexander Ray is the Real Estate Manager for MOSAIC Homes.  Alex has broad responsibilities for all commercial and residential income properties, including assets under development, stabilized assets, leasing, and income property acquisitions. Alex joined MOSAIC in 2014 and has held various positions within the company. Before taking on income property responsibilities, Alex was involved in the capital raising efforts at MOSAIC managing investments such as Redbricks Mortgage Investment Corporation and Rise Properties Trust. Before joining MOSAIC, Alex worked for Serracan Properties in Vancouver and started his career in investment banking with CLSA in Hong Kong and Wingate Group in Melbourne. Alex holds a dual degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Denver, and is extensively involved with multiple non-profit organizations, the Urban Development Institute, the Urban Land Institute.

LESLIE WYNICK - Royal Bank of Canada
Leslie Wynick  is a Senior Commercial Account Manager specializing in real estate. She manages a portfolio of approximately 25 real estate clients throughout B.C., including many high-profile projects in the Lower Mainland and Victoria markets. Leslie  holds a BSN and an MBA from UBC. 

MICHAEL VON HAUSEN - MVH Urban Planning and Design
Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, Michael heads an international consulting firm that specializes in land development strategies, community partnerships, urban design, and training mid-career professionals. Michael's firm has won 10 awards for planning, design and development of communities across western Canada over the past five years. He brings over 30 years of experience in land development planning, finance, and urban design, teaching and working across North America. 

Event Sponsors:

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

Friday, March 1 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 2 - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

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

$1,000 + GST for UDI Members

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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