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Real Estate Industry Charity Cycling Event

Join our Platinum Sponsor, Taylor Ryan, as they host the first Charity Cycling Event for the Real Estate Industry in Vancouver on September 14th! For more information, please contact Richard Costello (778.775.1047).

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VAHA seeks partners to build nearly 900 new rental homes throughout Vancouver

The Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA) has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to develop nearly 900 units of new affordable rental housing on seven City-owned sites, worth approximately $79 million. VAHA will lease the land to partners to build, fund and operate these new rental developments. More information can be found on the City’s website. How VAHA is providing affordable housing Since VAHA’s creation in June 2014, several innovative steps have been taken to address the housing affordability crisis, to add permanent affordable rental housing to the market, and to … Read More

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Soul and the City

Presented by City in Focus, Soul and the City is taking place on June 22nd. ULI BC members are invited to explore ways in which our urban landscape shapes and defines our spirit and relationships with one another. Vancouver has a reputation for being a lonely and a sometimes isolating city. Charles Montgomery will address these issues through the lens of urban design, architecture and behavioral economics. Our hope is that attendees will be challenged and inspired to reflect on ways in which they can create community and connectedness in their … Read More

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ULI is its Members

You deliver on our mission. You enhance our communities. You shape the future of our industry. We wanted to know how we could make an even greater impact and provide an even better experience for members. You told us how important ULI is to you and what could be improved. We have listened and we have made substantial changes. Fundamentally, this means more opportunities for more members. Watch the full video to see how we are improving the ULI experience. Our work is not finished. We are just getting started. … Read More

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Relive the 2017 ULI Spring Meeting

View presentations, videos, and photos from the 2017 Spring Meeting.   Featured Videos: ULI is its Members Emerging Technologies Transforming the Real Estate Industry in 2017 Real Estate Experts Share Their Forecasts for 2017 and Beyond Real Estate and Philanthropy Watch all Spring Meeting videos at Speaker Presentations View slideshows from your favorite Spring Meeting sessions in Seattle. Urban Land Coverage Read articles highlighting the Pacific Northwest and Urban Land’s exclusive meeting coverage.

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ULI Global Awards for Excellence – Ledcor Finalist Nomination

ULI has its annual Global Awards for Excellence that began in 1979 where ULI recognizes the full development process of a project, not just its architecture or design—although these elements play an important role in the overall project. Each award is presented to the development project. Juries of ULI full members, chaired by trustees, choose finalists and winners. The broad geographic diversity of jury members represent many fields of real estate development expertise, including finance, land planning, development, public affairs, design, and other professional services. ULI BC is delighted to share … Read More

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Schulich MREI in Vancouver | Sustainability & The Survival of Cities

ULI BC members are invited to network and enjoy Professor Mckellar’s lecture on May 11th! The Schulich School of Business’ Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure is pleased to invite you to our mini-lecture in Vancouver: Sustainability & The Survival of Cities. Description: Challenges we face in adapting in the developing world are quite different from those in the developed world.  Rather than build from scratch, we must make better use of what we have; consume far less; reduce our environmental footprint; question why we have to own everything we need to … Read More

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ULI Health Leaders Program

ULI Health Leaders Program – Applications Open Until June 2 The ULI Health Leaders Network will facilitate creative collaborations within the fields of public health, planning and design, and development, and empower participants with actionable knowledge on development and design strategies that improve health. Participants in the first cohort will be expected to participate in two in-person forums, one of which will be held in conjunction with ULI’s Fall Meeting in Los Angeles (October 24-27, 2017) and one to be held in May 2018. These forums will focus on leadership development … Read More

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Basketball for Real Estate Professionals

Dust off your Jordans!  A group of real estate professionals are playing basketball at a downtown Vancouver elementary school gym on Thursdays at 6pm throughout the spring.  They already have a core group that has been playing for the past year, and they hope to gather enough new players to warrant renting a high school or recreation centre gym in the future. If you are interested in playing, please email Freeman Yee at

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Leading Voices with ULI: MaryAnne Gilmartin

Leading Voices with ULI: MaryAnne Gilmartin MaryAnne Gilmartin | President & CEO | Forest City Ratner Companies MaryAnne Gilmartin defies many conventions in the real estate world. She wears high heels to construction sites of major New York City projects and has achieved the top leadership position in a family business where she has no relation. Click here to learn more about Forest City Ratner Companies. Click here to learn more about MaryAnne Gilmartin. Learn more about the Leading Voices with ULI podcast. Subscribe Today: iTunes SoundCloud Google Play Stitcher Overcast

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