"The event attracts people from all over the country so it's an opportunity for me to catch up with people from Toronto or Calgary" - Wendy Waters, Vice President, Research Services & Strategy, GWL Realty Advisors
"Felt like a group of friends coming together to discuss important topics" - Ashley Willard Bauman, Principal, Beyond the Buildings
"New opportunities, new perspectives" - Colin Lynch, Managing Director & Head of Global Real Estate Investments, TD Asset Management
Vancouver's largest annual real estate forum
With higher-than-expected inflation and increasing interest rates, what potentially lies ahead for the Western Canadian market and where are the opportunities?
Get a deeper understanding of the current real estate market and how Vancouver has performed with topics covering office, retail, industrial, and multi-residential market activity from the perspective of investment, development, financing, and leasing.
2024 agenda coming soon!
What you'll learn.
The agenda, put together with the help of our advisory council, covers a wide range of compelling 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 will you meet?
Join 1200+ senior decision-makers including 450+ building owners, developers and investors from Vancouver, Lower Mainland, the rest of Canada, and the U.S.A. including:
- Building owners, and developers
- Private and institutional investors
- Portfolio and investment managers
- Brokers, lenders, appraisers, lawyers
- and other senior real estate executives
Connect with the real estate community and determine a path forward for the future.
The Vancouver Real Estate Forum offers unparalleled networking opportunities throughout the day.
Engage in face-to-face conversations, build new relationships, and connect with key industry players at the end of day networking reception.
Paired with the smart matchmaking app that works for attendees, it's never been easier to strike up a conversation with the people that will take your business to new level.
Outstanding Young Leader Program
Do you have a colleague who is 35 years old or under and a rising star in the commercial real estate industry? Nominate them today for the Outstanding Young Leader 2023 award, presented by Informa Connect & Chicago Title Insurance Company Canada.
They could win registration to one of our major Forums, including the Vancouver Real Estate Forum, and have the chance to be named Outstanding Young Leader at the Real Estate Forum in November.
2023 forum speakers included:
2023 Vancouver Real Estate Forum by numbers
building owners, developers, and investors
C-level and V-level attendees
The content and organization of information was relevant and well presented.
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The 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.
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