ULI BC: SOLD OUT - Development Partnerships - Heart of Burquitlam


2022-10-13T16:00:00 - 2022-10-13T18:00:00

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    Rooftop Conference Room 565 Great Northern Way Vancouver, BC V5T 0H8 CANADA

    SOLD OUT! Please email ULI BC to be added to waitlist. 

    The third event in this exciting series will focus on introducing the Heart of Burquitlam developed by Concert Properties, City of Coquitlam, SHARE Society / 43 Housing Society, and YMCA.
    Heart of Burquitlam is a master-planned community developed by Concert in Coquitlam, BC. The City of Coquitlam approved the redevelopment plans in 2019 as part of a multi-decade effort to renew the Burquitlam community. The development includes the new 55,000 square foot Bettie Allard YMCA centre of community, a 52-storey condominium tower (468 suites), a 33-storey rental tower (308 suites), and a 1.5-acre City park enhancement. In addition to the YMCA’s Health, Fitness, and Aquatics services and critical Child, Youth and Family programs, amenities will include a Community Police Station, a public ‘park and ride’ facility and a café.
    Heart of Burquitlam is being developed in a unique partnership with Concert, the City and the YMCA of Greater Vancouver (“YMCA”). The rental housing is being provided in partnership with Concert and 43 Housing Society, and has received funding and / or financing from BC Housing, CMHC, the City of Coquitlam, and Metro Vancouver.

    The community is conveniently located a five-minute walk from the Burquitlam Skytrain Station on the Evergreen Line Extension with schools, parks, shops, and services nearby.

    Participants will hear from Erika Ulinder Bell from Concert Properties, Jody Addah from City of Coquitlam, Claire MacLean from SHARE Society / 43 Housing Society, and Tracy Price from YMCA, where they will discuss a variety of topics including how the various partnerships were formed, and the complexities and challenges that arose and how they were navigated.

    The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. 

    Special thanks to our WLI BC Annual Sponsor:
    *Attendees whom participated in all 3 of our Certificate Events will receive a certificate of completion following this 3rd and final event of our 2022 Series. 



    Erika Ulinder Bell

    Senior Development Manager, Concert Properties Ltd.

    Erika has extensive experience in property acquisitions, pre-development, design and all phases of development through construction, and is passionate about the creation of affordable housing. Erika’s current work focuses on planning and developing large master-planned communities, and working on innovative ways to increase affordability, livability, and community connection in those communities. Erika has worked across BC and the Lower Mainland with both commercial and residential developers - most recently with the Surrey City Development Corporation and BC Housing Management Commission before joining the Concert team. Erika has built and managed project teams and collaborated successfully with local and regional partners at all levels. She received her Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and attended UBC for her real estate education.


    Jody Addah

    Project Manager, Strategic Projects, Parks, Recreation, Culture & Facilities, City of Coquitlam

    Jody (he/him) is a PMP certified Project Manager in the Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities Department at the City of Coquitlam. In his current role Jody manages a combined capital budget of over $80 million in strategic priorities and is driven by a passion for bringing multi-disciplinary teams together to deliver successful projects. The City of Coquitlam is an active and vibrant community that continues to attract new residents and new businesses that appreciate the quality of life and central location within Metro Vancouver. It is the sixth largest and one of the fastest growing cities in B.C. Being home to more than 150,000 residents, it is expected to grow by over 100,000 people over the next 25 years. To meet the growing needs of its residents, the City is actively creating new park and recreational facilities which are often delivered through innovative partnerships. Jody began his career managing environmental and sustainability initiatives for a number of public and private organizations before transitioning into capital delivery. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from UBC and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.


    Claire MacLean

    Chief Executive Officer, 43 Housing | SHARE Family & Community Services

    SHARE Society/43 Housing Society provides a range of services to community members during times of vulnerability. This– includes services to address financial vulnerability (the local Food Bank, employment services, affordable housing), mental wellness (counselling, addiction services), disability (supports for children & youth with special needs), newcomers (services for refugee families, English practice groups), aging (transportation for seniors, social connection services) and early-middle childhood vulnerability (parenting programs, drop-in play groups). SHARE serves over 20,000 people each year across Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Anmore and Belcarra and provides 288 below-market rental homes to TriCities residents. Originally from Calgary, Claire completed her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from UBC. She worked with children with special needs and their families in a range of settings including hospitals and schools in Calgary and Toronto. Claire spent over a decade working for the Ontario government managing programs for children with special needs, and working closely with local organizations to foster community development and optimal child outcomes. Claire returned to BC and joined SHARE in 2016. Claire lives in Port Coquitlam, is a joyful wife, mother, sister, and daughter, and is grateful to be serving her home community.


    Tracy Price

    Campaign Chair for Coquitlam, YMCA of Greater Vancouver

    Tracy has spent her entire life living in the Tri-Cities area, which is comprised of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. She is a second-generation resident and is very active in charitable work including successful capital raising projects. Tracy is a firm believer in supporting important causes in her community. She was awarded the RBC Global Citizen Award in 2020 for helping her clients thrive and communities prosper. Tracy has been connected to the YMCA for six years now and serves as the Campaign Chair of the Coquitlam What Really Matters Capital Campaign. The new YMCA will be opening this Winter. Bringing a YMCA to a community that’s never had one before is a huge undertaking. However, what keeps Tracy going is the love of her community and her desire to create a safe place where anyone from the Tri-Cities or Burnaby areas—regardless of age, race, gender, religion or financial ability—can come to enjoy programs that promote health and happiness. After all, what really matters to Tracy Price is what matters to the Y, too. In her words, this is “family, health, and happiness.”