What can we learn from past economic downturns and how can we guide our present and future career and personal path?
Hosted by the Women of UDI and Moderated by Sarah Bingham of Adera, industry experts Sheryl Peters of BC Housing and Diane Delves of Quantum Properties will explore the topic of economic downturn, and specifically how we can set ourselves up to thrive both personally and professionally during challenging markets.
Whether your curiosity is around the current state of the real estate industry, your career outlook, or your personal wellness during this "Season of Change," we invite you to be a part of this conversation as we listen and learn from those who have been here before.
Through discussion about previous lessons learned, we can look to the experiences and advice of these industry experts to guide us onwards as we explore the positive and productive actions we can initiate today, to maintain the bright future we have planned for our tomorrow.
Join us for this event from the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
About our Panelists:
Sheryl Peters - Provincial Director - Redevelopment, Development Strategies, BC Housing
After starting her career in private sector construction & development, Sheryl joined BC Housing in 2009. Her portfolio that includes partnerships with other government agencies, municipalities and non-profit housing providers in the delivery of community housing solutions in the province. Sheryl is a certified Project Management Professional with academics in urban geography (UBC) and architectural and building technologies (BCIT). She has over 23 years of experience in design, marketing, development and construction management, in both the private and public real estate sectors. Her career portfolio is a diverse range of projects that includes multi-residential developments; master planned / mixed use communities; hotels; neighbourhood shopping centres; and regional retail centres.
As Provincial Director ? Redevelopment, Sheryl manages the revitalization of aging BC Housing assets with the intention of modernizing sites to meet current housing needs and bringing forward best practices in sustainable urban design, engineering & construction.
In her spare time, Sheryl has volunteered with the Women of Urban Development Institute (UDI Pacific) Committee; the Urban Land Institute (ULI-BC) Innovation Product Council & Technical Advisory Panel; and co-leads the ULI-BC Partnerships for Health Equity Team. Sheryl is passionate about facilitating affordable housing options and creating vibrant, complete & inclusive communities in BC.
Diane Delves, AACI, P.APP ? President & CEO - Quantum Properties
Diane is passionate about real estate and providing homes for people. She founded Quantum Properties in 2000 and is proud of the company?s continued growth and success. Diane oversees all aspects of the development and construction activities of the group. In addition to her responsibilities at Quantum, she is a director of the Urban Development Institute ? Pacific Region, currently serving on the Board of Executives. Diane?s first career was in real estate appraisal where she earned her designation as an Accredited Appraiser of the Canadian Institute, Professional Appraiser (AACI, P.App.), Appraisal Institute of Canada. Diane loves the excavation phase of construction as it signals the transition from concept to reality and the realization of more homes to be lived in and loved. She admits to owning pink steel-toed boots ? quite possibly the only pink item in her wardrobe!
Sarah Bingham, RPP, MCIP - Director of Development and Sustainability - Adera (Moderator)
Sarah Bingham is the Director of Development and Sustainability at Adera Development Corporation, one of BC?s most prominent wood frame development companies, and one of the most active developers of mass timber homes in North America. Locally owned, Adera has delivered over 11,500 multi-family units and 4 million square feet of commercial space across Metro Vancouver.
In addition to facilitating multi-family projects from inception to completion throughout the Lower Mainland, Sarah spearheads the company?s sustainability targets, both at the corporate and project level, building on the success of nearly 20 years of innovative development projects. Sarah holds a Master?s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen?s University and is a Registered Professional Planner, is a member of the UDI ? Pacific Region, and active member of its U40 Executive Committee.