Monthly Archives: March 2016

Global Real Estate Investment: The Vancouver-China Nexus

ULI BC is happy to share information regarding a forum event co-hosted by the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate (CUERE) and the Centre for Chinese Research (CCR) of the University of British Columbia “Global Real Estate Investment: The Vancouver-China Nexus” Date: April 14, 2016 Time:5:00 – 6:00 pm Reception6:00 – 7:30 pm Presentations, Q&A(*Light food and drinks will be served at the reception.) Venue:   The Park Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Panelists: Richard Koss Director, Global Housing Watch Initiative International Monetary Fund (IMF)Shao Long (Patrick) LiPresident of Modern International Holding … Read More

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Vancouver as a Green Building Leader

Written by Chris Karu, MA Planning Candidate (2016), ULI BC YLG On Monday March 21st, 2016 40 participants convened at Stantec’s offices in downtown Vancouver for an evening of discussion on Vancouver’s Sustainable Building Practices. The first part of the evening began a World Cafe group discussion – breaking the group into smaller roundtables for more intimate discussions on a particular question and then coming together to ‘harvest’ key thoughts. This portion of the event spurred lively discussions as the room was abuzz with 6 tables all discussing two rounds of questions: “What … Read More

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False Creek Flats Bicycle Tour – March 4, 2016

Tour of the False Creek Flats: ULI BC Members Get An Inside Look at a Rapidly Changing Industrial Area in Vancouver (written by Pietra Basilij, Sustainable Community Development, Vancouver Economic Commission) Last Friday, ULI BC hosted a tour of a different flavor. Whereas our tours typically showcase innovative new developments and urban planning initiatives, including sustainable practices and projects, the False Creek Flats tour was a showcase of a work-in-progress—an area that is poised for big change in the coming decade but isn’t there yet. So, why take a tour … Read More

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City of Vancouver releases comprehensive study on empty homes

March 8, 2016 The City of Vancouver (CoV) released a report analyzing housing occupancy using electricity meter data analytics which addresses concerns over empty homes impacting housing affordability. Between 2002 and 2014, analysis of electricity consumption data within the City of Vancouver reveals some of the following: The Non-Occupancy rate across all CoV housing units has been flat Apartments, Single Family Dwellings and Duplex Housing Units make up over 95% of the CoV’s housing stock The CoV’s aggregate Non-Occupancy rate is driven by Apartments The CoV has a higher proportion … Read More

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Metro Vancouver: Providing Regional Leadership

Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. BCIT downtown campus, 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver *Presentations start at 7:30 a.m.  |  Continental breakfast available at 7:00 a.m. In a rapidly urbanizing world, the challenges facing cities around the globe are extending well beyond local municipal boundaries. Join us to hear Metro Vancouver Board Chair Greg Moore as he outlines his priorities as Chair and how Metro Vancouver is playing a critical leadership role in convening key players throughout the Greater Vancouver region to tackle issues related to growth management, regional … Read More

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