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Coffee & Conversations

March 8, 2017
7:30 am - 8:30 am
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Bentall 5, 550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
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Join us Wednesday, March 8th along with ULI BC members Virginia Bird and Chris Vollan!

Coffee and Conversations is ULI BC’s monthly early morning coffee networking event, where all real estate professionals can drop in to meet other like-minded colleagues, further their contact base, and share thoughts and ideas about industry issues that we are all so passionate about. Developers, builders, architects, urban planners, engineers, acquisition officers, brokers, mortgage professionals, appraisers, students – all real estate focused professionals…this networking event is for you! Open to ULI members and non-members. This event is free to attend, however registration is required. Attendees will be responsible for their own refreshments.

This month we are delighted to have Chris Vollan, Rize Alliance and Virginia Bird, Pottinger Bird Community Relations join us for coffee and the conversation!

Chris and Virginia are prepared to answer questions and inspire discussion surrounding contentious public consultations. Please feel free to bring any questions you may have for Chris & Virginia with this topic in mind.

Virgina Bird

Virgina Bird


A community relations professional with over 10 years of hands-on experience, Virginia Bird has contributed to a variety of successful development approvals since joining the firm in 2006. Virginia became a Principal of Pottinger Bird in 2013 and is responsible for management and effective execution of all client programs and projects. She is an active member of the development community and serves on a number of committees with the Urban Development Institute, including Chair of the Women of UDI.  Virginia also serves as a Board Director of the Vancouver Resource Society, and the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.


Chris Vollan

Chris Vollan


Chris Vollan is the President of Projects for Vancouver based Rize Alliance Properties, a company with a twenty-six year history of developing urban infill projects throughout Metro Vancouver.   An Okanagan native and engineering graduate from Montreal’s McGill University, Chris specialized in structural engineering and the seismic restoration of heritage buildings in Victoria before evolving into real estate development in the western United States, Alberta and British Columbia.   Chris’ recent experience has involved significant rezoning projects in Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver and Surrey City Centre, each of which has involved distinct market, economic and sustainability demands as well as very unique, and always engaging, community stakeholder and municipal processes.



Registration Details:

Members / Non-members: Complimentary
*Although this event is complimentary, registration is required.

Download a registration form here that you can fax or email in. Alternatively, you can register online via the link below or call ULI Customer Service at 1.800.321.5011.

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