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UDI Breakfast Seminar - Realizing Rental in the Suburbs

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Name: UDI Breakfast Seminar - Realizing Rental in the Suburbs
Date: November 9, 2016
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM PST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

David Sander Slides
Cynthia Jagger Slides
Mayor Mike Clay Slides

Lisa Spitale Slides


Following our highly-attended seminar about purpose-built rental in Vancouver, UDI has formed an expert panel on how rental can be realized in the suburbs.

What are the drivers and impediments on driving purpose-built rental? What are the opportunities? How do we get there?

Hear from our distinguished panel as they share their insights and experience in rental housing. 

You'll hear their views on:
  • Current rental market and environment
  • Economics behind rental
  • Rental policies and incentives
  • Future opportunities 
Moderated by David Hutniak, CEO of LandlordBC: ------------------------------------------------------------------------


Cynthia knows multi-family investments and land. As an appraiser, she’s consulted and analyzed tens of billion of dollars worth of commercial real estate in B.C. and hundreds of rental apartment buildings. She’s underwritten and provided guidance on some of the biggest land deals in Vancouver’s history. 

Real estate is in her blood. Like Mark, she grew up in a family where it was the dinnertime topic. She remembers driving around with her dad, a developer, looking at construction sites and hearing about everything involved in taking a building from an idea to something alive.


David Hutniak is CEO of LandlordBC, the largest rental housing professional association in BC with over 3300 members. As CEO, David is responsible for the external and internal leadership of LandlordBC. Prior to joining LandlordBC, David held a senior position with an international consulting firm specializing in managing human capital and, subsequently, mentored and led early-stage technology-driven ventures. David is recognized for his leadership in the professionalization of the rental housing industry in British Columbia through programming like the Certified Rental Building Program and Landlord Registry.  He is a strong advocate for the development of purpose-built rental housing both here in BC and nationally, and passionate about the need for renter supports in the form of portable housing benefits. 


At the senior management level, David contributes to the strategic direction of operations and long-term growth of Hollyburn Properties. David has overseen Hollyburn’s recent move into the construction of purpose-built rental buildings and has recently completed a 130 unit building, with another 461 units in various stages of the approval process in Metro Vancouver. Hollyburn has a further 630 rental units zoned for development in Toronto. 

Hollyburn Properties is a privately held real estate company that owns and manages a national portfolio of apartment units across four Canadian cities. Hollyburn has a staff of over 200 employees and last year celebrated its 40th year of operations.


Mike was first elected to Port Moody City Council in 2005 and was re-elected in 2008, before being elected as Mayor in 2011. Over two terms on Council, Mike chaired various city committees, including: Transportation, Environmental Protection, Heritage, Finance, and Land Use, in addition to representing Council on many regional committees and TransLink Mayors’ Council. 

As Mayor, he currently chairs Port Moody’s Police Board, Emergency Measures Planning and Policy Committee, and Sustainability Audit Committee. Mike is a Director on the Metro Vancouver Board, where he also Chairs the Housing Committee, and serves as a member of Intergovernment and Finance Committee, Mayors Committee, Utilities Committee and Federal Gas Tax Task Force. Mike also sits on the Translink Mayors Council, and the Municipal Finance Authority.


Lisa Spitale is the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of New Westminster. She holds a Masters degree in Planning from the UBC and is a Registered Professional Planner, with 30 years of experience.  Lisa has been employed with the City of New Westminster for the past 25 years, and has held several senior management positions at the City including: the Director of Development Services managing three departments – Planning, Building Permits, and Licensing and Integrated Services; and the Director of Strategic Services managing economic development, gaming, business and liquor licensing, and bylaw enforcement.

Under her leadership, New Westminster has realized unprecedented residential and commercial growth, and has helped spearhead many of the City’s most important projects and plans including the 12 time award winning Westminster Pier Park, the award winning iconic Anvil Centre and Office Tower, and the award winning Downtown Community Plan.

Crystal Pavilion
Pan Pacific Hotel
999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC
Date/Time Information:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

7:30 AM    Registration and hot breakfast buffet
8:00 AM    Presentations and Q+A
9:30 AM    Conclusion

Member Price: $75.00
Non-Member Price: $95.00

Corporate tables of 10 seats. 

72 hours' notice required for cancellations.
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