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Vancouver Real Estate Forum
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Vancouver Convention Centre (West)
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Vancouver Convention Centre (West)

Optimizing CRE fundamentals to
leverage market opportunities

How is Vancouver positioned to navigate strong migration flows, transit infrastructure projects, and stabilized interest rates?

Join 1400+ senior leaders, including 600+ building owners, developers, and investors and dive deeper into the shifting fundamentals and their impact on the future of Vancouver’s CRE industry.

Showcase your brand in front of 1400+ CRE leaders

Be seen. Be heard. Receive maximum brand exposure in Vancouver & GVRD's commercial real estate community.

Vancouver’s leading commercial real estate event.

Get a 360-degree view of Vancouver's office, retail, industrial, and multi-residential market activity from the perspective of investment, development, financing, and leasing.

Why attend?

From being one of the hottest markets in North America to experiencing an abrupt shift, Vancouver's commercial real estate market has been facing new challenges.

Given the shift in the market, what potentially lies ahead for the GVRD? How is the industry navigating the 'new norm'?

Gain expert insights into current market fundamentals and prepare for the new challenges and emerging opportunities in 2024.

What you'll learn.

Our advisory council helped curate a comprehensive agenda with compelling topics, such as:

  • National & provincial economic outlook: what is in store for Canada & B.C. for 2024 and beyond?
  • Fundamentals matter: understanding the fundamentals in Metro Vancouver and the opportunities on the horizon
  • Approaching a deal: how national and regional investors are assessing assets in Vancouver

Who you'll meet.

Join 1400+ senior decision-makers from the GVRD, Lower Mainland, and the rest of Canada and the U.S. 

Forum attendees include:

  • 600+ building owners, and developers
  • Private and institutional investors
  • Portfolio and investment managers
  • Brokers, lenders, appraisers, lawyers
  • and other senior executives

Who's speaking?

Hear directly from 60+ industry experts, including presidents, CEOs, and managing partners from the largest real estate organizations in Canada and the U.S.

Influential speakers already on the roster include: 

  • Alison Miles Cork, Grosvenor
  • Norm Taylor, Newmark Canada
  • Benjamin Tal, CIBC Capital Markets
  • and more.

High-impact networking

We've structured the forum to help you build strategic partnerships and meet with key decision-makers.

Connect with fellow attendees during lunch, refreshment breaks, and the networking reception. Take advantage of the RealConnection Zones, Market Intelligence Zone, and industry-led social events to expand your network.

That's not all. You can get a head start by connecting with attendees before, during, and after the forum through our smart event app.

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 2024 Outstanding Young Leader award, presented by Informa Connect & Chicago Title Insurance Company Canada. 

They could win registration to one of our forums, including the Vancouver Real Estate Forum, and have the chance to be named Outstanding Young Leader at the Real Estate Forum in December.

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors!

Full list of 2024 sponsors will be posted soon.

Vancouver Real Estate Forum by numbers


senior-level attendees


building owners, developers, and investors


C-level and V-level attendees


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from other provincial markets

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Chief Investment Officer

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"Great insights. Best bang for my time."

Want to sponsor?

We've designed the sponsorship program to maximize your brand exposure at the event. Each sponsorship level offers a different package of value-added benefits. Tell us your business goals and we'll help you achieve them.

2023 forum highlights

"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

Continuing education credits

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

Join the REF Club

Be a part of the community that helps you stay informed and connected. REF Club membership benefits include:

  • On-demand access to all recorded sessions from key Canadian Real Estate Forums events through the Streamly platform.
  • A 20% discount on forum and conference registrations. Bundle your registration and membership to start saving immediately!
  • Priority for access to waitlisted forums and conferences.
  • An automatic $55 discount on continuing education credits when registering for our events.

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