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U40 Lunch: Real Estate in the Media - Crafting the Narrative

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Name: U40 Lunch: Real Estate in the Media - Crafting the Narrative
Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Real estate is consistently featured as a headline in our daily media - online, print, TV and social media. We see the need to facilitate a discussion on how the stories are crafted and what drives our headlines.

How can we facilitate a more balanced conversation about the housing pressures we face today?

Join Anne McMullin, President and CEO of the Urban Development Institute as she moderates a panel of distinguished professionals, key players in our local real estate media. 

This panel discussion will provide an industry opportunity to get behind the scenes, discuss how the local narrative is crafted and examine opportunities for more proactive collaboration with the media.  

Featured Panel:
  • Bob Ransford, Vice President, Acquisitions and Investments - Century Group

Bob Ransford has been a journalist most of his adult life, including writing a regular bi-weekly column in the Vancouver Sun daily newspaper on housing and urban development issues for over 14 years.
Bob is also an experienced developer, urban designer, consultant, and political advisor.


  • Frances Bula, Urban Issues Writer

Frances Bula is an award winning journalist specializing in urban issues and city politics in the Vancouver region, which she has covered the last two decades.
Frances is a frequent contributor to the Globe & Mail’s B.C. section and Report on Business.


Renu Bakshi has 21 years as a print and TV journalist, including 13 years as a senior reporter and anchor at CTV News. Renu is a recognized leader in strategic communications in Western Canada.
She executes high-level strategies, news events and crisis management plans for some of the most notable executives and real estate developers in Vancouver. 
Event Sponsors:
Park Ballroom - please note updated venue
Four Seasons Vancouver
CF Pacific Centre, 791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC 
Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
11:30 AM    Registration and networking
12:00 PM    Lunch
12:30 PM    Presentation
  1:30 PM    Conclusion

$75 + GST - UDI Members - all UDI members welcome
$100 + GST - Non Members

Seated lunch format - includes a plated meal 
Corporate tables available - 10 seats per table

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