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UDI Seminar: Challenges of Creating Viable Rental Housing

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Name: UDI Seminar: Challenges of Creating Viable Rental Housing
Date: June 18, 2019
Time: 7:15 AM - 9:15 AM PDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Faced with chronically high land and construction costs, municipal red tape and delays, and ever increasing taxes and fees, many home builders have been driven away from building purpose-built rental buildings. So what are the answers to increasing rental housing in the region to ensure there are more home choices for all budgets? And how can home builders be part of the solution?
Come hear firsthand from an expert panel of rental-focused builders and industry experts, about potential solutions, policy levers, and incentives that exist to encourage more rental development. 

Featured panel:

ROBERT BROWN - President, Catalyst Community Developments Society 
Robert brings diverse experience to Catalyst. Including work in commercial real estate, market housing development, innovative green building projects, resort development, non-profit development work, and hands-on work with community-based organizations.

He trained in Scotland as a Chartered Surveyor.  After working in many aspects of UK real estate, he came to Vancouver in 1988. After eight years working in a commercial real estate brokerage, Robert created Chesterman Properties, with the goal of undertaking thoughtful, beautiful and inspiring market real estate. Between 2001 and 2008, Robert was also a partner in reSource Rethinking Building, a green building consulting firm that has assisted many large developments and developers to achieve significant improvements in building performance, with a reduced impact on our environment.

Since 2008, Robert has also brought his real estate expertise to work with a variety of not-for-profit organizations seeking to optimize their real estate assets to further their mission and create significant community benefit. It was this work that spawned the idea for Catalyst.

Robert is committed to the community in which he lives and is (and has been) involved in numerous volunteer projects, including: Compassionate Eye Foundation; Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR); and Tradeworks Training Society.

CYNTHIA JAGGER - Principal, Goodman Commercial
Cynthia Jagger is a commercial real estate broker and Principal at Goodman Commercial.  A former Director at Altus Group, Jagger has consulted on tens of billions of dollars' worth of commercial real estate in B.C. and provided guidance on some of the biggest and most complex land deals and rental developments in Vancouver's history over the last 15 years.
Since joining the Goodman Report in 2016, Jagger, together with Mark and David Goodman, have sold over $1 billion in property on behalf of their clients.

WARD MCALLISTER - President and CEO, Ledingham McAllister
Ward, a fifth generation Vancouverite, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ledingham McAllister, one of BC?s most established and respected Developers. Through his 40 years of experience he has been involved in all facets of the development and construction industry. Ward establishes and manages the vision and objectives of the company, and has overall responsibility for acquisition, finance, design, approvals, construction and marketing of all Ledingham McAllister Projects.
Ward is a Past President of U.D.I. Canada, Past President of U.D.I. (Pacific) for three terms and a Board member for over 20 years. He has received many awards and mentions for his contribution to the industry and the community. Ward is regarded as a chief spokesman for a wide variety of real estate matters as they pertain to the public and all levels of Government.

JAY  WOLLENBERG - Principal, Coriolis Consulting
Jay is one of the founders of Coriolis Consulting Corp., a planning and real estate consulting firm that provides services in real estate analysis, urban planning and development policy, development approvals and processes, strategic advice, RFP design and implementation, and other specialized services such as financial modeling, expert testimony, public and farmers markets, campus planning, and meeting and workshop facilitation.
With over 40 years of experience as a professional planner and real estate analyst, including extensive experience in demographic, economic, and land use analysis and forecasting, real estate analysis, and community planning, Jay has advised development companies, investors, businesses, property owners, and all levels of government. Highlights of Jay's experience, expertise, and skills include:
  • Community planning, land use planning, and urban development policy.
  • Growth management and local government fiscal policy.
  • Urban development project planning and development approvals including rezoning, permits, and subdivision.
  • Market and financial analysis for development projects.
  • Management of RFP processes for the disposition of property or the procurement of development partners.
  • Expert reports and testimony in legal proceedings.
  • Public involvement and consultation processes.
Jay is a graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of City Planning and a Bachelor of Science. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a member of the Planning Institute of BC.
Jay is an adjunct professor at UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning where he teaches a course specializing in urban development, market analysis, and financial analysis. Jay is also an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. For Simon Fraser University's City Program, Jay teaches a course on financing urban growth.

Event Sponsors:
Plaza Ballroom (2nd Floor)
Hyatt Regency

655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC 
Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

7:15 AM    Registration and hot breakfast buffet
7:50 AM    Presentations and Q+A
9:15 AM    Conclusion

Member Price: $85.00
Non-member Price: $115.00

Corporate tables of 8 seats. 

72 hours' notice required for cancellations.
Substitutions are allowed.

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