ULI BC: Professional Development - City of Burnaby Rental Use Zoning Policy Review


2022-12-06T12:00:00 - 2022-12-06T13:00:00

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    After years of redevelopment in the City of Burnaby that saw many older, affordable rental units converted to strata housing, in early 2020, the City of Burnaby introduced significant rental protections in the form of its Rental Use Zoning Policy.  The Policy requires new multi-family residential rezoning to include affordable rental units, includes protectionary measures such as rental-only zoning, provides for an Affordable Housing Fund to support non-profit redevelopment, alongside a comprehensive new Tenant Assistance Policy.

    This event gives an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the execution of a regulatory framework such as this and how it impacts the development industry, the community and project delivery. A Representative from the City of Burnaby, a non-profit housing provider, and a market developer, will contribute their experiences of working with the new policy and what successes and opportunities for refinement have emerged over time. Come prepared to listen, learn and ask questions!



    Tsur Somerville

    Associate Professor, Sauder School of Business

    Dr. Tsur Somerville is an associate professor and holder of the Real Estate Foundation Professorship in Real Estate Finance at the Sauder School of Business at UBC, where he has been a professor since 1993. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate, where he previously served as Director from 2001-16. His research on real estate development, mortgage and real estate finance, and housing markets has been published in the leading academic journals in urban, housing and real estate market. Dr. Somerville sits on the editorial boards of the leading journals in real estate and has served as an officer of several academic organizations in the field. He is currently a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow.


    Wendy Tse

    Planner, City of Burnaby

    Wendy is a professional planner with over 10 years of experience in local government. Currently, she is the Senior Housing Planner at the City of Burnaby, leading the Housing Team on innovative policy-making and implementation to address housing needs throughout Burnaby’s housing system.


    Ahmed Omran

    Planner, S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

    Ahmed has been involved in the Affordable Housing Sector in BC for over 10 years. He worked with BC Housing and The Aboriginal Housing Management Association on the Government side, and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on the Non-Profit Side. Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Business Administration from Vancouver Island University and a Master of International Business from the University of Hertfordshire. In addition, he holds a Professional Project Management designation from the Project Management Institute


    Andrew Browne

    Director, Development, Starlight Investments

    Andrew Browne is a Director of Development for Starlight Developments, the development arm of Starlight Investments, and is working to deliver thousands of new rental units in Metro Vancouver and the Capital Region. Starlight Investments is a Canadian institutional investment company with more than 70,000 rental homes under management, with many active rental housing development applications throughout BC. Andrew’s previous planning practice includes his work in IBI Group’s Master Planning and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) unit and as a municipal planner in West Vancouver and Kelowna.