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Vancouver Real Estate Forum
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Vancouver Convention Centre (West)

Vancouver & the GVRD prepares for an influx of new residents signaling opportunities

What are the key economic drivers for the region? What opportunities exist?

1,200+ senior-level attendees. 60+ speakers.14 sessions. Vancouver’s largest real estate event returns to the Lower Mainland. Now in its 30th year.

Brand new look, same great event!

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 Vancouver Real Estate Forum with a fresh new look!

Largest annual Forum in Vancouver for the real estate industry

Why attend?

As we enter into market conditions that include higher-than-expected inflation and increasing interest rates, the Vancouver Real Estate Forum will focus on what potentially lies ahead for this Western Canadian market and what opportunities are being created.

The current state of the real estate market and how the region has performed over the past year will be examined.

The Vancouver Real Estate Forum will focus on office, retail, industrial, and multi-residential market activity from the perspective of investment, development, financing, and leasing.

Learn from thought leaders and get an insight into their predictions on the outlook for Vancouver in 2023 and beyond.

What you'll learn.

The agenda put together with the help of our advisory council and will cover a wide range of topical issues including:

  • Economic outlook for Canada: navigating a recession, inflation and everything in-between
  • Bracing for 1.5m new permanent residents by 2025: what does the future hold for the region?
  • CEOs' predictions on what lies ahead for the GVRD market and their likely path forward
  • Preparing for an influx of new residents: Is the multi-residential market ready? What opportunities exist for investment? 

Who you'll meet.

Connect with 1200+ CEOs, CFOs, COOs, private and institutional investors, portfolio and investment managers, brokers, owners, developers, lenders, appraisers, lawyers, and other intermediaries. 

Join Vancouver's top senior executives including 250+ building owners, developers, and investors for thought-provoking discussions.

Our ConnectMe app and networking reception will help you build relationships and connect with investors and decision-makers from across Canada in addition to some U.S. executives.

Grow your network, collaborate, and connect with a full range of executives from across the region and plan a course of action for the future.

Make your trip to Vancouver count!

Save $150 by adding the Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference to your registration.

Learn about multi-residential activity in B.C. and Alberta's emerging markets and discover the opportunities that exist. Examine the key drivers of demand for Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver and understand how they have shifted in 2023.

Network, connect and learn from market experts on investment, financing, development, and management of all forms of multi-residential apartments. 

Thank You To Our 2022 Sponsors

To view the full list of sponsors, please click here.

Vancouver Real Estate Forum by numbers

1200+

senior attendees

60+

speakers

14

sessions

2022 attendee

The content and organization of information was relevant and well presented.

Want to Sponsor?

The Vancouver Real Estate Forum Sponsorship Program is designed to ensure that sponsors receive maximum corporate exposure to all attendees at the event. Each sponsorship level will offer a different package of value-added benefits. Tell us your business goals & we will help you achieve them.

Continuing education credits

By attending this Forum, you will be eligible to receive professional development and education credits from a number of associations.

Championing sustainability

Discover the steps being taken to run the Real Estate Forum as sustainably and socially responsible as possible including:

  • FasterForward to zero - Informa's commitment to net zero carbon
  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Dedicated content on ESG and sustainability in the real estate industry
  • Wellbeing and accessibility

Join the REF Club

As a REF club member you will become part of a community that powers you to stay informed and connected, benefits include:

  • Year-round networking

  • Savings of 20% on all Real Estate Forums and conference registration

  • Partner special offers and savings

  • Complimentary on-demand sessions from each Real Estate Forum & Conference

  • Weekly Ask The Expert & ThinkIns with member-only live Q&A

  • Industry Roundtables – informal conversations with some 20 industry colleagues

  • And more! 

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