I'm delighted to be participating at this year's Real Estate Forum, being held on Thursday April 7th at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. I hope our panel will address how best to realize more mixed-use, higher density development around new transit stations and in conjunction with other transit improvements.
Below is the program
Session A2: 10:30 am
LAND & DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY IN VANCOUVER: HOW MUCH IS BEING DRIVEN BY MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT vs. TRADITIONAL ACTIVITY?
The panel discussion will examine the market fundamentals and dynamics driving land acquisition and development in the region. Where are current land values heading for 2011 and beyond? The panel will also debate the pros and cons of TOD (Transit oriented development) as well as the Metro Vancouver land policy. What impact does transportation and the ALR have on land values? Who are the current buyers and sellers of land today? What are the future trends for mixed use development and what are the main complexities of developing mixed use space?
Sandra Cawley, Principal, Burgess Cawley Sullivan & Associates
Phil Christie, Vice President, Real Estate, TransLink
John Conicella, Vice President, Development Strategy and Business Development, Wesgroup Properties
Michael Geller, B. Arch, MAIBC, FCIP, The Geller Group
Stephen Knight, President, Sitings Realty Group Ltd.