ULI British Columbia Blog

Building Smart with Airtightness Testing: Part One – the Essentials

Register now for BC Housing’s new Airtightness Testing Seminar or Webinar on June 26th! A building enclosure with good airtightness can provide major energy savings. Potential heat loss due to air leakage through an enclosure with poor airtightness has a significant and measurable impact on the required heating energy for a building. Building codes require that building enclosures include continuous air barriers. The integrity of those air barriers can only be measured with an airtightness test. Airtightness testing is typically carried out using blower fans to pressurize and depressurize the building … Read More

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ULI BC: 40 Years in 60 Minutes: A Talk with Bob Rennie June 5 2018 @ Vancouver International Film Centre Theatre

On Tuesday, June 5th, guests of ULI BC enjoyed coffee and breakfast with Bob Rennie of Rennie. Patti Glass of Grosvenor moderated a discussion with Bob to a sold out crowd that covered Bob’s experience over 40 years, the catalytic moments in his career and for our city, and his thoughts on what the future has in store. Below is a recap of the discussion for all to enjoy. Presenting Sponsors: Grosvenor and Rennie Venue Sponsor: McCarthy Tetreault Coffee Sponsor: BMO A Warm, Well-Brewed Welcome Bob Rennie was warmly received to … Read More

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MLA Canada June Pre-Sale Report

June 2018 Report Highlights: APRIL // Sales for new units being released and sold within in the month was 43 per cent, likely a result of no recent new high-rises launched, and a relatively low number of homes released. MAY // As predicted, it was a strong month in pre-sales with 1,560 homes released, achieving a 70 per cent absorption rate of new inventory in May. JUNE // The forecast for this month is a launch of 17 pre-sale projects, totaling 1,335 homes, with nearly 90 per cent of total inventory coming to … Read More

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2018 ULI Spring Meeting: General Observations on Detroit from the Bedrock Tour and additional exploring and conversations.

Detroit had millions of square feet of empty office that is now largely filled, and a downtown that literally scared people away. This was only 7 years ago. What a transformation. “Surprise and Delight” – How Detroit’s Rock Ventures (Bedrock) filled up vacant office buildings Some major private investors including Dan Gilbert (of Bedrock, Quicken Loans), bought many of the historic buildings, including whole blocks and have gradually restored their Art Deco grandeur, while converting some to residential and others to office. They added street-level retail, and generally animated the … Read More

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2018 ULI Spring Meeting: Capital Flow, Cap Rate and Economic Trends.

An 11 expert general session on capital markets and global capital flows moderated by Cia Buckley Marakovits and Ron Isana. Panelists: Peter Ballon (CPPIB), Darly Carter (Avanath Capital Management), Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld (Cabot Properties), Mark Gibson (HFF), Greta Guggenheim (TPG), Cathy Marcus (PGIM Real Estate), Amy Price (Bentall Kennedy), Hilary Provinse (Berkadia Commercial Mortgage), Owen Thomas (Boston Properties), Thomas Toomey (UDR), Francois Trausch (Allianz Real Estate). General Trends the group agreed upon: US investment real estate is fairly valued (not over- or under-priced), based on current economic conditions. US real estate … Read More

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Real Estate Industry Charity Cycling Event

Join our Platinum Sponsor, Taylor Ryan, as they host their annual Cycling Event – WEB Charity Cycling Event for the Real Estate Industry in Vancouver on September 13th! For more information, please contact Richard Costello (778.775.1047).  

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Technical Bulletin 18-02 – Miscellaneous Revisions to the 2012 BC Building Code

This Bulletin describes miscellaneous changes to the BCBC that came into effect on January 31, 2018 that were not described in Bulletin B18-01. Key changes include: Removal of a relaxation for guards in Part 9 dwelling units that are not above another suite. Permitting passive ventilation for secondary suites in buildings designed to comply with the BC Energy Step Code. More consistency between definitions for mechanical energy use intensity, total energy use intensity, A new appendix note on Floor Area, Clarification on area for assumed air leakage for Part 3 … Read More

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Two ULI BC Members Accepted to Product Council Exchange

ULI BC is delighted to share its congratulations to Katie Maslechko of Beedie Development Group and Duncan Wlodarczak of Onni Group for being accepted to the ULI District Council/Product Council Exchange program! This program is by invitation only, and offers a one-time opportunity for emerging leader members whom have sufficient professional experience and are engaged and sit in a leadership position (Katie as YLG Co-Chair and Duncan as Vice-Chair, ULI BC) in our local District Council to attend a Product Council reception/dinner and meeting at the 2018 ULI Spring Meeting in Detroit, MI.  Katie will be … Read More

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ACEC-BC YPG and PIBC Networking Mixer

ULI BC is invited to join the ACEC-BC Young Professionals Group and the Planning Insititute of BC (PIBC) for speed networking and social! When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30pm Where: Elephant & Castle (385 Burrard St) For full event details and to register, click here.

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MLA Canada April 2018 Pre-Sale Report

MLA Canada has released its April 2018 Pre-Sale Report showing strong sales activity for first quarter. See the full report here.

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