Real Estate Conference celebrates 20th Anniversary

The Vancouver Real Estate Forum is kicking off its 20th year as one of Canada’s premier conferences on real estate development, management, and investment issues with a fast-paced, information-packed program led by some of the industry’s most well-respected senior executives and thought leaders, beginning at 7:00 am at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.Investors, developers, brokers and professionals in every facet of commercial, industrial, and investment real estate are invited to attend the Vancouver Real Estate Forum and participate in a dynamic discussion exploring trends, key issues, and opportunities facing real estate professionals today in this ever-changing market.The seminar series begins with a review of recent economic developments, honing in on employment, GDP growth, interest rates, inflation, and real estate conditions, presented by Sonya Gulati, TD Economics’ Senior Economist. After a full day of thought-provoking seminars, the Forum will conclude with 20/20 Vision: An Executive’s Perspective – a panel discussion featuring six of western Canada’s most highly regarded senior real estate executives and industry thought leaders for a stimulating discussion on the past, present, and future trends affecting Vancouver’s real estate market.

Other seminar and panel topics include:

  • Is BC open for business? How does BC’s resource sector affect the real estate market?
  • A global perspective on Vancouver real estate
  • The Vancouver hangover? The changing office market
  • Heading to the ‘burbs? Which markets are poised to attract and accommodate our region’s future growth?
  • Report card time: How is the market responding to mixed-use communities?
  • An industrial discussion: Where will the next wave of value growth come from?
  • Bye-bye boomers: Succession & retention of employees in the real estate sector (and outside the sector)
  • New rental construction: Finally breaking ground
  • The residential market: Who really knows the next cycle?
  • U.S. retailers in a very different Canadian market: What have they learned and what will they do going forward?
  • REIT’s, pension funds, private equity funds and syndicators: Who is finding their place in the market today?
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Vancouver Real Estate Forum will be co-located with BUILDEX Vancouver – celebrating its 25th anniversary this year – in the industry’s most all-encompassing and largest professional gathering Western Canada has ever hosted.

EVENT: Vancouver Real Estate Forum
DATES: February 20, 2014
TIME: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place

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