ULI BC: Young Leaders Mentorship Night


Monday, March 9th, 2020
5:00pm - 7:30pm PDT


Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Will open in a new window 1800-510 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3 CANADA


Standard Pricing Until March 8 Members Non-Members
Student CA$20.00 CA$40.00
Under Age 35 CA$20.00 CA$40.00
Student CA$20.00 CA$40.00
Under Age 35 CA$20.00 CA$40.00
All fees are in CDN funds and are subject to GST.
Registration includes light snacks and refreshments.
Refund requests must be submitted by March 6, 2020. 
Space is limited, be sure to register early! 
Mentorship - building a lasting and meaningful relationship.
Attention Young Leaders! Join ULI BC’s Young Leaders Group at our 3rd annual Mentorship Evening and discover the value of establishing meaningful connections in the industry.
At this exclusive event, you will meet a hand-selected group of acknowledged industry experts and hear first hand how young leaders can better understand and utilize mentorship opportunities to cultivate their careers. Join us to network, explore careers, and learn how accomplished professionals in their chosen field have navigated their own career paths.
With a foreword from recruitment expert Julie Taylorson, participants will hear from a handful of panelists before getting the exclusive opportunity to engage with each panelist in a ‘speed-mentoring’ format. The evening will conclude with an informal mix and mingle - light refreshments will be provided.
Special thanks to our Event Sponsor, Norton Rose Fulbright
We will gathering in Norton Rose Fulbright's Sky Garden. 

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP 1800-510 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3 CANADA

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Mario Rubio

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Mario Rubio assists clients with real estate transactions involving the acquisition, financing, leasing, development, subdivision and sale of commercial, industrial, office, retail and residential properties. Mr. Rubio represents a broad range of clients, including developers, retail companies, mining companies, forestry companies, societies, port authorities and other commercial, industrial and residential landowners.


Christopher Phillips

Founding Principal, PFS Studio

Chris Phillips is a founding principal of PFS Studio and a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. He is widely known and respected for his ability to create highly memorable design solutions on a wide variety of open space projects. Chris has designed many award-winning urban design and public spaces over the past thirty years. As one of the most accomplished landscape architects in Canada, Chris is consistently invited to give lectures, sit on design juries and speak in public forums. He is keenly interested in the integration of context, metaphor and meaning and their collective contribution to the design of urban open space. He is also committed to the integration of public art into his work whenever possible.


David Roche

Vice President, Development, Bentall Green Oak

David is Vice President, Development for BentallGreenOak and has been with the company for 6 years. David’s role includes leading planning, design, entitlements and construction for much of BentallGreenOak’s development activity in British Columbia. His major development projects for BentallGreenOak include; the 745 Thurlow office tower, Broadway Tech Centre Building 6, Kelowna Community Health and Services Centre, Viridian rental residential tower (current) and 1090 West Pender office tower (current). With over 17 years of real estate experience leading the development of residential, commercial and institutional projects in Western Canada, David has been responsible for over $1 billion worth of development activity. David is active at the Committee level with The Urban Development Institute of BC and also sits on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.


Jocelyne Legal

Managing Director, Office Leasing, Cushman & Wakefield

Jocelyne is a Managing Director, Office Leasing, for Cushman & Wakefield, based out of Vancouver. In this role, she oversees the leasing operations of the Vancouver and Victoria offices. Prior to joining the firm, Jocelyne was Vice President, Leasing, at a fully-integrated commercial real estate advisory and capital firm where she oversaw the marketing and leasing of a commercial real estate portfolio of approximately 4 million square feet throughout Metro Vancouver. Jocelyne is a well-respected professional with 30 years industry experience. She has worked with some of Canada’s most sophisticated institutional landlords, negotiating complex lease transactions for key downtown, suburban office, and industrial buildings. Jocelyne has consulted for the British Columbia Real Estate Association in the design and development of its Commercial Applied Practice Course and has taught components of the program. She holds both a Managing Broker License with the Real Estate Council of British Columbia in Trading Services and Property Management as well as a Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) designation.


Clement Pun

Associate Director (Architecture Practice Lead), IBI Group

Clement Pun’s professional experience runs the gamut from architectural design to project management for projects across North America. He is skilled in schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and liaising with consultants, construction groups, city authorities, and clients. Clement’s recent experience primarily features mixed-use, high-rise residential buildings. Notable projects include: The Ivy, The Spot, River Green, and The Modern.


Preet Heer

Manager, Community Planning, City of Surrey

Preet has worked with the City of Surrey for 17 years where she now is the Manager of Community Planning. She is responsible for overseeing the preparation of the City’s Official Community Plan, growth management and demographic forecasting, city-wide and neighbourhood plans, and policy development in housing, social planning, environment, heritage, and agriculture. In particular, she is interested in how cities can be retrofitted to become more inclusive, walkable, transit-oriented places. Preet holds a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning from University of British Columbia. She is a regular guest lecturer at the Simon Fraser University’s Continuing Studies Transportation Lecture Program. Preet is also a part time yoga teacher.


Julie Taylorson

Partner, Taylor Ryan

Julie is a Founding Partner with Taylor Ryan and leads the Real Estate Practice working with Real Estate Developers across the Pacific NorthWest. Julie is also responsible for leading a team of Principal’s providing recruitment services to various industry sectors for CFO and Accounting verticals, as well as providing Human Resource Management services to small/medium size clients. As a key figure within Taylor Ryan’s Real Estate Practice, Julie also sits on the Executive Committee at ULI BC. Julie holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management; a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology; Executive Management training through UBC’s Sauder School of Business, as well as professional designations with the CHRP (HRMA) in Canada and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK. With 15 years of professional experience Julie brings a breadth of knowledge across all areas of HR and Recruitment. Prior to founding Taylor Ryan, Julie worked with a variety of small and large businesses across a variety of industries in both Canada and the UK. These ranged from billion-dollar construction company Balfour Beatty to more recently Private Equity Real Estate businesses.


Jada Basi

Manager of Housing and Community Planning, CitySpaces Consulting Ltd.

As CitySpaces’ Manager of Housing and Community Planning, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Jada has 14 years experience in affordable housing, homelessness, feasibility studies, business plans, needs analysis, community consultation, research, and land use planning projects. Jada is known for her inclusive and collaborative approach to planning processes. As a confident and energetic leader, she is adept at assessing complex social and community issues; creating tailor-made solutions that balance context, culture, and place. Although Jada has considerable experience in urban and inner cities, having grown up in northern BC and worked in small resource towns, her roots lie in small towns and rural communities. Her diverse background and natural curiosity are assets to public, private, and non-profit clients.