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UDI Seminar: What could the BC Budget mean to you?

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Name: UDI Seminar: What could the BC Budget mean to you?
Date: February 22, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM PST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:



What goes together better than budgets over breakfast?  Join us 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 two 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:

Featured Panel: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Jock Finlayson is Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the Business Council of British Columbia, an organization representing 260 large and mid-size BC companies and affiliated industry associations that together account for approximately one-quarter of all jobs in the province. He directs the Business Council?s work on economic, fiscal, tax, environmental, regulatory and human capital issues of interest to the province?s business community. He manages the Council?s policy and research staff and oversees the organization?s publications, presentations and other outputs.  Mr. Finlayson previously served as Vice President of Research at Canadian Council of Chief Executives, a leading business association in Ottawa.  Prior to that, he worked in the market research field and gained experience at two Canadian consulting firms. 

Pehlaj Malhotra is Head of Commercial Real Estate for HSBC Bank Canada.  He leads a national team managing commercial banking relationships with Canadian real estate developers and investors.  Prior to settling in Vancouver in 2010, he has worked in the UK, Dubai, Hong Kong and India.  His community service interests include a Board Directorship at SUCCESS, the leading BC charity supporting immigrant settlement, affordable housing and seniors? care, and also mentoring students at the Vancouver Board of Trade?s Leaders of Tomorrow program, alongside other not-for-profit endeavours promoting youth leadership development and financial literacy.

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. 

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.

Event Sponsors:

Saturna Island Room   
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC
Date/Time Information:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

7:00 AM    Registration and hot breakfast buffet
7:45 AM    Presentations and Q+A
9:00 AM    Conclusion

Member Price: $75.00    
Non-Member Price: $135.00    
Corporate tables of 10 seats.     
72 hours' notice required for cancellations.    
Substitutions are allowed.

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