ULI BC: Cascadia Disrupted - Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021


2020-11-09 - 2020-11-13

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    Private CA$70.00 CA$95.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit CA$60.00 CA$80.00
    Retired CA$60.00 N/A
    Student CA$40.00 CA$55.00
    Under Age 35 CA$50.00 CA$70.00
    Registration includes access to 19 virtual events including Richard Florida! During check out process, please select the sessions throughout the week that you wish to attend (for tracking purposes). All sessions will be recorded and shared with registrants of Cascadia Disrupted post the virtual conference.
    Full program for our Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021 event: Cascadia Disrupted!
    Fully interactive, with links for speaker bios and more! Access it here.
    ULI BC and ULI Northwest are pleased to announce Emerging Trends 2021: Cascadia Disrupted, an international webinar conference coming to the Pacific Northwest November 9 through 13, 2020. Cascadia Disrupted includes 19 virtual offerings!
    Cascadia Disrupted elevates ULI’s annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate event to a regional level. This week-long, virtual conference will feature thought leaders in the real estate and built environment industries from Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, BC. As we near the end of a chaotic 2020, this event aims to move the region forward towards a revived, resilient, and equitable future.
    The keynote address will feature a presentation of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Report, the most highly regarded and widely read forecast publication for the North American real estate market. The report, co-written by ULI and PricewaterhouseCoopers, provides an outlook on investment and development trends, real estate finance, capital markets, property sectors, shifting demographics, and other real estate and land use issues. ULI Northwest and ULI British Columbia have assembled a panel of esteemed real estate leaders to respond to the report and discuss the latest issues in real estate and land use across the Cascadia Region. Be sure to join us throughout the rest of the week as we explore topics ranging from the industry’s COVID response to diversity and equity issues, and from leadership in turbulent times and economic resilience, to innovations in transit-oriented development, retail and more!
    *All sessions will be recorded and shared with registrants post Cascadia Disrupted.
    Monday, November 9th
    4:30pm - 5:30pm | Sponsor + VIP Reception
    A special welcome to our Emerging Trends supports and top leadership. 
    *by invitation only 
    5:30pm - 7:00pm | Attendee Reception + Cascadia Networking
    A social launch event for all registrants.
    Tuesday, November 10th
    Research on best TOD practices from transit agencies in the US & Canada. 
    Panel on equity in transportation systems & how improving it can make cities more livable for all.
    This best-selling author discusses opportunities & challenges for creative-class cities, post-pandemic. Presented by Unico.
    A critical look at our divisive urban history & how we can transform, develop & design inclusive cities.
    Portland / Broadway Corridor Showcase: inclusive and equitable development in downtown Portland.
    With data off-the-charts, where does the economy & housing market stand? 
    --No sessions Wednesday, November 11th-- 
    Thursday, November 12th
    Where does the PNW & BC stand relative to the US/Canadian market in 2020 + what 2021 has in store.
    Top local & national experts weigh in on the RE forecast for 2021 &  Cascadian impacts.
    A connected future mega-region envisioned by transit authorities & Cascadia's Innovation Corridor.
    Constructively looking at problems to reinvigorate our inner-cities again.
    Tour & discussion. Balancing today's uncertainty with recovery & TOD growth strategies for tomorrow.
    Disruptions have impacted work & life; mid-career leaders discuss paths to sanity & even success. 
    Friday, November 13th
    Update of the progress being made along the waterfront. Focus on public spaces, cultural/historic, retail/hospitality, tourism, local and regional transportation systems, public/private developments, and the COVID economy.
    Making it pencil: tech, housing, community & market leaders show the way.
    Showcasing the new mid- to large-scale affordable housing projects & their design in Seattle.
    Tour a mixed-use, affordable development bringing opportunity to under-served communities. 

    ULI Cascadia Disrupted Sponsors:
    Tahoma Sponsors
    Wy'east Sponsor
    Kulshan Sponsors
    Cascadian Sponsors
    IBI Group 



    Andy Warren

    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

    Andrew Warren, Andy, currently serves as the PwC’s Director of Real Estate Research. As the Director of Real Estate Research, and is responsible for monitoring all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, including space market fundamentals, capital market trends, regulatory changes and operational developments. For the past seven years, Andy has led PwC’s participation in the development and production of the Emerging Trends in Real Estate publication. Andy is a frequent speaker on issues affecting the real estate market and has also authored numerous articles for internal clients and national real estate publications. Andy also forecasts market performance for PwC’s “Real Estate Investor Survey”. Andy has over 30 years of experience in all aspect of commercial and residential real estate research. Andy has performed and managed real estate fundamental analysis and forecasting, portfolio construction, and buy/sell decisions for both debt and equity clients. Prior to assuming his current role, Andy served as the Managing Director of Real Estate Research for Principal Global Investors, a top 10 institutional real estate manager in the U.S. At Principal, Andy held a progressive level of analyst and management positions over his 25 year career and served as a voting and advisory member on a multiple real estate debt and equity investment funds. Andy has earned the CFA designation and is a Counselor of Real Estate. He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute Research Forum as well as a participating member of ICSC, NCREIF, NAIOP, the Appraisal Institute and the CCIM institute. PwC’s real estate practice has a broad perspective and keen insight into your audit, tax and advisory needs, we’ll show you how much further your business can go. We support corporate owners/users, developers, hospitality organizations, investors and REITs across all industries. With local and global insights, combined with industry relationships, we provide clients with access to the information that matters most.


    Eric Carlson

    President, Anthem Properties

    Eric Carlson is the core founder and CEO of Anthem Properties Group, a real estate development, investment and management company that strives, solves and evolves to create better spaces and stronger communities. Founded in 1991, Anthem is a team of 400 people driven by creativity, passion and direct communication. Anthem purchased United Communities in 2014, and together, Anthem and Anthem United have invested in, developed or managed – alone or in partnership – more than 270 residential, commercial and retail projects with an aggregate value of more than $6 billion across western North America. Anthem and Anthem United, with their respective financial partners, have a portfolio that includes more than 15,000 homes built, in design or under construction, more than 8 million square feet of retail, industrial, residential rental and office space, and 6,100 acres of land across Alberta, British Columbia and California.


    Andrew Merrill

    Manager, Community Planning, City of Coquitlam

    Andrew Merrill, RPP MCIP is the Director Development Services for the City of Coquitlam. Originally from the East Coast, he has a Masters in Planning with a concentration in Urban Design from UBC. Andrew has over 15 years of experience in community planning, public engagement, facilitating housing affordability, and urban design. His current work involves guiding transit-oriented development and infill housing for one of the fastest growing cities in BC.


    Ada Healey

    Chief Real Estate Officer, Vulcan Inc.

    October 2020. Ada M. Healey directs all real estate strategies for Vulcan Inc., a Paul G. Allen company, and oversees its diverse and active development portfolio. As Chief Real Estate Officer at Vulcan, Healey oversees $2 billion in real estate assets. She has been instrumental in the redevelopment of nearly 60 acres in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood, where Vulcan is working with the city and community to create a new model for sustainable, mixed-use urban development. In addition, Healey has led Vulcan’s expansion into other Seattle area neighborhoods including Yesler, the Central Area, the University District, and Bellevue. To date, Vulcan has developed, or has under construction, 9.1 million square feet in 42 new office, biotech, residential, and mixed-use projects, earning extensive national recognition and honors for its innovative development approaches and commitment to sustainability. Healey holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.


    Clyde Holland

    CEO/Chairman, Holland Partner Group

    Clyde Holland is responsible for the Holland Partner Group’s (HPG) strategic direction. HPG actively develops, redevelops, constructs, acquires and manages multi-family communities with institutional partners in the Western United States’ most sought after investment markets. In the aggregate, HPG’s experience totals over 50,000 units of housing and $10 billion (USD) in transaction value. Prior to establishing HPG, Mr. Holland served as the West Coast Group Managing Partner of Trammell Crow Residential (TCR).Within the multi-family industry, Mr. Holland has taken a significant lead in policy research and the development of new multi-family product concepts focused on high-density, urban infill and mixed-use opportunities. He has been recognized by the industry for excellence in urban planning and design, and his work has received numerous awards from the Urban Land Institute, the National Multi-Family Housing Council, and Multi-Family Executive.


    Richard Florida

    Urbanist, Professor University of Toronto, Author Rise of the Creative Class, University of Toronto-St. George Campus

    Richard Florida is the author of The New Urban Crisis (2017), and several best-sellers, including the award-winning The Rise of the Creative Class. He is a researcher and professor, serving as university professor and director of cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto. He is also founder of the Creative Class Group which works closely with companies and governments worldwide.


    Andrew Ramlo

    Vice President, Advisory Services, rennie

    As Vice President of Consulting Services for rennie, Andrew leads the consulting team as it provides analytical and strategic support to real estate developers, investors, retailers, local governments, crown corporations, and public agencies. Andrew has written and presented extensively on topics ranging from shifting demographics and consumer behaviour, to regional development and local community planning. Andrew is past president of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). In his role as Executive Director of the non-profit Urban Futures Institute, he produces publicly-available research on topics ranging from labour force change and human resource management to aging populations and community change. Andrew holds a BA in urban and economic geography, and an MA from UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning.


    Ryan Berlin

    Director, Intelligence, rennie

    As Director of rennie’s intelligence division and our Senior Economist, Ryan produces evidence-based market insights for rennie’s clients, its realtors, and corporate leadership. For the past 15 years he has worked closely with, and provided strategic advice to, leading organizations in real estate, retail, and finance in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario, as well as local and regional governments and crown corporations. As a Director of the non-profit Urban Futures Institute, Ryan has produced research and presented on a wide range of topics related to industry succession planning, investment and market positioning, and service provision. Ryan is a committee chair for the Vancouver chapter of NAIOP and is a member of the Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia (APEBC). Ryan holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University and an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia.


    Curtis Scott

    Manager, Land Development and Acting Manager, Economic Development, City of Coquitlam

    Curtis Scott is the Manager, Land Development and Acting Manager, Economic Development with the City Coquitlam. Curtis has been with the City for over three years, and focuses mostly on advancing the City’s developable land portfolio on Burke Mountain, and, more recently, managing the City’s economic development division. Prior to working with the City of Coquitlam, Curtis spent several years at Colliers International as the Manager, Market Intelligence for Western Canada. On his days off, Curtis is spending most of his (limited) free time with his 18-month old daughter, introducing her to all the wonderful and adventurous parks that Coquitlam has to offer.


    Patti Glass


    Patti is the recipient of ULI BC Women’s Leadership Initiative 2020 Outstanding Leader Award. She is responsible for developing marketing and communications strategies that substantiate the positive impact of Grosvenor’s North American business. Her efforts support the company in earning a reputation for creating value and contributing to communities through the active management and development of high-quality properties. Prior to joining the Company in 2014, Patti spent ten years working in branding and marketing in the real estate and engineering sectors within Canada. She earned an undergraduate degree in geography and economics at the University of Victoria and her MBA at the University of Toronto. Her 2-year old son, Robert, see to it that she gets fresh air and a good laugh in every day.


    Wendy Waters

    Vice President, Research Services & Strategy, GWL Realty Advisors Inc

    Wendy Waters is the Vice President Research Services & Strategy at GWL Realty Advisors (GWLRA), an institutional real estate manager with over $12 Billion in assets under management in Canada and another $4 Billion in the US under the brand EverWest. The company specializes in office, multi-residential rental, industrial and retail asset types and both develops and manages properties in a vertically integrated business model. Based in Vancouver, Wendy leads the company's research function which is part of the Portfolio Management and Client Services division. During Covid-19 times, a key focus has been on the future of office space as the pandemic has illuminated and accelerated trends underway that were already impacting the business. GWLRA is using this research to evolve the portfolio strategy around office. Other 2020 initiatives have included incorporating a climate resilience lens into portfolio strategy as well as applying research to rental apartment development designs. Wendy has been a full member of ULI since 2014 and serves as the Chair of Mission Advancement for the ULI British Columbia chapter. She frequently speaks on panels and in the media on topics related to real estate performance and strategy. She posts regular industry commentary at www.gwlranews.com (select research notes), and on twitter @wendy_waters and LinkedIn.