KEN PEACOCK PRESENTATION
LORI MATHISON PRESENTATION
DR. ANDREY PAVLOV PRESENTATION
Join UDI for an energizing breakfast session where we dive into freshly brewed coffee alongside the freshly brewed budget for British Columbia.
Our expert panel will gather just three days after the budget is released
to discuss its effects on the economy, real estate industry
, its impact on housing strategy
, and what that means for you. You will leave equipped with both tools to move forward and an understanding how to prepare for the changes ahead.
The discussion will be moderated by Natalie Obiko Pearson
, an award-winning foreign correspondent, and the Vancouver Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News. She will be joined by local experts including:
LORI MATHISON- FCPA, FCGA, LLB
Lori Mathison was appointed the president and CEO for CPABC on August 1, 2017. She leads the organization's Executive Management Committee and represents the province on the national Council of Chief Executives for the Canadian CPA profession. Previously, she was the managing partner of the Vancouver office of Dentons Canada LLP, where she was a partner in Dentons' Tax Law group. Her background includes providing specialized tax advice on domestic and cross-border transactions, advising on dealings with the government, and providing strategic corporate counsel to clients.
Mathison has served as a Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and has written and presented on taxation matters for many organizations, including CPA Canada, CPABC, the Canadian Tax Foundation, Continuing Legal Education, and the University of British Columbia.
She was recognized by her peers with a CPA fellowship designation in 2016, and as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Tax Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada publication in 2017. Mathison is involved with the community and currently serves as the chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and has served on the board of the Vancouver Public Library Foundation and as a trustee of the Vancouver Public Library. She also sits on the Law Society of B.C.'s Task Force on Law Firm Regulation and on the Dean's Advisory Committee at the UBC Centre for Business Law.
DR. Andrey pavlov
Andrey D. Pavlov specializes in real estate finance at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, where he is professor of finance. His research is on mortgage-backed securities pricing and commercial and residential market risk management. He has also worked on the modeling of aggressive lending practices, risk management for publicly traded real estate companies, mortgage and equity securitization, and mortgage default risk. He earned his Ph.D. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles (1999) and was a visiting Associate Professor of Real Estate at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania during the 2006 - 2008 period. Since then he has continuously taught real estate finance for the Wharton Executive Education program. He is a fellow of the Ziman Real Estate Center at UCLA, a winner of the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute Best Dissertation Award (2000), and a post-doctoral honoree of the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute (2005). Professor Pavlov has a wide range of academic and industry- oriented publications. He is a member of the editorial boards of Real Estate Economics and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. He is a sought-after speaker, author, and consultant for both the public and private sectors. He has recently consulted for the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, major mortgage lenders, insurers, and hedge funds.
Ken Peacock is Chief Economist and Vice President at the Business Council of British Columbia, an association representing 260 large and mid-sized companies that together account for approximately one-quarter of all jobs in the province. In this capacity, Mr. Peacock contributes to the Council's work on economic and policy issues of interest to the business community. He is the author of a number of regular Business Council publications dealing with the provincial economy and related policy matters.
Mr. Peacock joined the Business Council in 2002. Prior to that, he was an Economist with Central1 Credit Union, an umbrella organization for the credit unions in the province. There he advised credit unions on the outlook for the provincial economy, housing markets, and interest and exchange rates.
Mr. Peacock was born and raised in BC. He attained his master's degree in economics from Simon Fraser University and is a past President of the Association of Professional Economists of BC and a member of the BC Economic Forecast Council.
NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON
Natalie Obiko Pearson is the Vancouver bureau chief for Bloomberg News, overseeing coverage of western Canada. An award-winning foreign correspondent, she has reported across four continents for the world's biggest news agencies with stories appearing in Bloomberg Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She spent seven years in India where her coverage won business journalism's highest honor, the Gerald Loeb award. She has reported on energy, economics, the financial markets, and politics from Venezuela, Japan, West Africa and the Middle East. A native of Kobe, Japan, she is tri-lingual in Japanese, Spanish and English. She was a 2008 Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. She holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a master's degree from Columbia School of Journalism.