2014 Spring Meeting

ULI British Columbia is excited that it has been selected to host one of ULI’s exclusive conferences – April 9 to 11, 2014.

2014 Spring Meeting

Download Presentations from the 2014 Spring Meeting

The 2014 Spring Meeting attracted 3,000 of the top leaders from every sector of the real estate industry to Vancouver, British Columbia, for three days of exclusive programming. Videos of select presentations are now available at ULI.org, as well as PDFs of the slideshow presentations from many of the Spring Meeting speakers.

Watch the videos and download the presentations at ULI.org.

Message from ULI BC Management Chair

As Chair of the ULI BC Management Committee and on behalf of all ULI BC members, I want to welcome our many friends from the United States and those from around the world who have travelled to Vancouver for the ULI 2014 Spring Meeting.  Welcome to beautiful British Columbia, Canada!  This is the first ULI Spring or Fall Meeting held outside of the United States and we are very excited to host over 3,000 ULI members who have registered to attend the Spring Meeting.  ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities.  We look forward to sharing with you what we consider to be some of our greatest accomplishments to create our Vancouver community, but to also be honest and receive your good counsel and the benefit of your experience with respect to some of our mistakes and ongoing challenges.

The ULI Spring Meeting is a phenomenal environment to share ideas and experiences.  I encourage you to take full advantage of that environment and meet some new friends.  The Spring Meeting is purposely designed to provide ULI members with current industry information and trends as well as expert insight on best industry practices delivered in a practical format.  The intent is there will be take-aways from the Spring Meeting that will assist you on your first day back in the office after the Spring Meeting.  Please let ULI know what your key take-aways were from the 2014 Spring Meeting.  Whether it is taking in the liveability of downtown Vancouver and the natural beauty of Stanley Park; the transformative development of Surrey, one of the fastest growing cities in North America; or experiencing the magic of Whistler, one of the premiere recreational resort destinations in the world, we hope you enjoy your time at the Spring Meeting.  Thank you for making the journey to Vancouver, Canada and we are honoured to be your hosts.

David Martin, ULI BC Management Chair
Partner, Fasken Martineau

Thank you!

Thank you to all the individuals who helped make the ULI 2014 Spring Meeting a huge success.  Locally, we would like to call out the following individuals:

Steering Committee
David Martin, Fasken Martineau
Alan Boniface, DIALOG
Marion LaRue, DIALOG
Dan Cupa, Ivanhoe Cambridge
Remco Dahl, Bentall Kennedy
Andrew Bibby, Grosvenor
Peter Wreglesworth, Stantec
Maury Dubuque, Colliers

Host Committee
Alan Boniface, DIALOG
David Martin, Fasken Martineau
Mica Wong, M1 Marketing
Jennifer Mitchell, JLL New York
Dan Cupa, Ivanhoe Cambridge
Dorothy Sitek, Generation Communications
Edward Stillinger, Edward Stillinger Associates
Mick Matheusik, TREC International
Marion LaRue, DIALOG
Ross Moore, CBRE
Brent Toderian, Toderian UrbanWORKS
Shannon Paterson, ULI BC
Kate Lambert, CitySpaces Consulting Ltd.

Katie Henderson, DIALOG
Cheryl Machan, DIALOG
Alicia Medina, DIALOG
Laura Slater, DIALOG
Peter Wreglesworth, Stantec
Carla Guerrera, Stantec
Josh Kitsul, Altus Group
April Mackoff, Value Industries Ltd.
Tony Pappajohn, Jameson Development Corp.
Lucy Fletcher, JLL Vancouver
Cameron Elder, Harper Grey LLP
Edmond Luke, Fasken Martineau
Norbert Jakubke, The Idea Partner
Gordon Price, Simon Fraser University
Brent Toderian, Toderian UrbanWORKS

General Information

The ULI Spring Meeting is an exclusive, ULI members-only event bringing together top decision makers and industry experts from every sector of real estate. This year, the Spring Meeting is coming to Vancouver – the first time the meeting will be held outside of the United States!

This prestigious event for ULI members will attract more than 3,000 of the top leaders from every sector of real estate.

Join us April 9 to 11, 2014 for a dynamic event where you will:

  • Connect with the right people. Through highly interactive sessions, mobile workshops, and special networking events, you will build relationships with prospective clients and business partners that will benefit you for years to come.
  • Share your challenges and learn from others during meetings and roundtable discussions. There is no substitute for the real-world experiences shared in this exclusive setting.
  • Get the latest information on real estate trends and economic situations from leading industry experts. Having the best information first is essential for success. You will get it at the Spring Meeting.

We look forward to seeing you!

Visit the 2014 Spring Meeting Website


Vancouver Convention Centre
West Building
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC


For a full list of 2014 Spring Meeting Sponsors, click here.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 ULI Spring Meeting, please contact Mica Wong or Ken Marshall.


Learn about the various sessions, keynote speakers, tours and receptions taking place during the Spring Meeting.  Search by category, by day or program focus.  We are confident there is something of interest and value to you!  Click here for more details.

Registration & Attendees

Register now!

ULI BC is pleased to offer ULI BC members (you must be a member in BC!) a one-day “pass” to attend the Spring Meeting on Thursday, April 10th.  The cost for this one-day pass is $425 CDN for members and $215 CDN for associates. Click here for the registration form.  This form also outlines and provide the ULI “Join and Go” option to sign up for both an annual membership and the Spring Meeting.

See who’s attending this year’s Spring Meeting.  Click here for a full attendee list.  We are already at 2,800+ attendees and growing!

For a great video showing member testimonials, watch here.


ULI has secured discounted room rates, however in order to secure such a discounted room rate, you must first register for the meeting.  Once you have registered, a link to book your hotel rooms will be provided in your meeting registration confirmation email.  This is the only way to receive the discounted ULI rate.

To see a full list of the hotels secured by ULI, please click here.

Additionally, ULI BC has secured discounted rates with additional hotels, specifically, Loden Hotel and Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

loden email large_green[1]The Loden Hotel is a downtown Vancouver boutique hotel located in Coal Harbour.  Discounted rates are available April 7 through 13, 2014 with rates starting at $219 CDN plus tax per evening.  Please click here to make your reservation.

LeSoleil_logo (2)Executive Hotel LeSoleil offers an intimate repose in the heart of Vancouver’s business and shopping districts, and is known for its all suite luxury boutique experience and exceptional service.  We are pleased to offer a special convention rates starting from $147.00 CDN single/double occupancy per night from April 7 to 10th.  Please contact Hotel LeSoleil directly requesting the “ULI rate” at 1.877.632.3030 or by email.

Sandman_logoSandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre is located directly across from Rogers Arena and BC Place.   The Sandman  Hotel is pleased to offer ULI guests a special rate starting at $89 CDN single/double occupancy per night plus tax.  Please contact the Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre directly through this link.

Fairmont LogoFor those looking to extend their stay pre/post the meeting and visit Whistler, BC, located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of BC (just two hours north of Vancouver), enjoy a stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

To book at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, contact their Inhouse Reservations Department at 1.800.606.8244 or click here.  If calling by phone, please identify yourself as being with the “Urban Land Institute – Spring 2014 Meeting Pre/Post Convention” or provide the group code “0414URBANLI”.  Please note that the discounted rates will be available to reserve up to 3 days pre/post of April 11, 2014.

Additional Information & Travel Documents

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Media Inquiries

For ULI BC and local Vancouver media inquiries, please contact Dorothy Sitek at dsitek@generationcommunications.ca or 604.992.4963.

To request a press pass, please complete a form available here.  Additional media contacts for ULI are available here.

Check out all the Spring Meeting news by visiting our ULI BC Press Releases page here.

Things to Do / Tourism Information

In support of the ULI`s Healthy City Initiative we invite you to join ULI BC Programming Chair Michael Brown for two of Vancouver’s great runs.

Run:  Stanley Park Seawall
Distance: 12.5km
Pace: 5:30/km or 8:50/mile
Date: Wednesday Apr 9th 2014
Meeting Spot:  Olympic Flame directly west of Convention Centre
Meeting time: 7am
RSVP: Mbrown604@gmail.com

Run:  English Bay & False Creek
Distance: 18 km
Pace: 5:30/km or 8:50/mile
Date: Thursday Apr 10th 2014
Meeting Spot:  Olympic Flame directly west of Convention Centre
Meeting time: 7am
RSVP: Mbrown604@gmail.com

Please respond via email to Mbrown604@gmail.com if you plan on attending either of the runs.

Visit Tourism Vancouver’s website here for information on Vancouver, the sites, the eateries and more!

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