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

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Vancouver Convention Centre (West)

The influx of new residents
brings new opportunities

What does the growing demand mean for the future of
the commercial real estate industry?

Meet 1200+ senior attendees, including 450+ building owners, developers, and investors. Learn from 55+ expert speakers at Vancouver’s largest real estate event, returning for its 30th year.

2024 registeration is now open!

Register now and save big with our lowest possible fees.

Largest annual Forum in Vancouver for the real estate industry

Why attend?

As we enter market conditions that include higher-than-expected inflation and increasing interest rates, find out what potentially lies ahead for the Western Canadian market and the opportunities that are being created.

Get a deeper understanding of the current state of the real estate market and how Vancouver has performed over the past year.

The 2023 Forum will cover 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 will cover 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 you'll meet.

The Forum brings together 1200+ senior decision-makers from Vancouver, Lower Mainland, the rest of Canada, and the U.S.A. 

Attendees include: 

  • 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.

High-impact networking

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.

Make your trip to Vancouver count!

Save $125 by adding the Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference to your registration.

Learn about multi-residential activity in B.C. and examine the key drivers of demand for Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver 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 2023 Sponsors

To view the list of sponsors, please click here.

2023 Vancouver Real Estate Forum by numbers


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2022 attendee

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

Want to Sponsor?

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.

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 Vancouver 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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