Events Calendar

Nov
23

City of Vancouver - Presentations by Gil Kelley and Gary Pooni

Join us for breakfast and learn from our expert presenters about where the future of the City of Vancouver is headed. You will be updated on such important topics as zoning changes, planning and development strategies, permits and the OCP.

Gil Kelley, General Manager, Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability - City of Vancouver
Internationally-recognized urban strategist and visionary, having served as chief planner for several West Coast cities and as an independent advisor to cities and governments across the globe.
In the past, he has served as the director of Citywide Planning for the City of San Francisco, CA, the director of Planning for the City of Portland, OR, and director of Planning and Development for the City of Berkeley, CA. He has also maintained an independent planning consultancy and continues to advise cities and governments on a range of urban development strategies, including economic development, neighborhood and downtown revitalization, waterfront development, urban design, and sustainability.

Gary Pooni, President, Brook Pooni Associates Inc.
President and senior planner of Brook Pooni Associates. With over fifteen years of planning-related experience, he has spearheaded projects throughout the Lower Mainland, the Sea to Sky corridor and throughout BC and Alberta. His expertise includes policy planning, public consultation and advanced negotiation and facilitation. After being appointed President in 2008, Gary was honoured as one of Business in Vancouver’s “Top Forty under 40” within a year.

Doors open at 8 AM for registration and breakfast

This is a Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Members only event.

Italian Culture Centre 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver

Dec
12

Real Estate E & O Insurance Commercial Legal Update 2017

Instructor: Jennifer Clee

Pre-requisites: Must hold a valid license for trading under the Real Estate Services Act.

PDP accredited: Cat. A - 6 credits

Now in its 7th year of production, Commercial Legal Update continues to deliver the latest critical updates in legal and regulatory compliance, as well as best practice reminders for all commercial licensees in the province. For 2017, the Independent Advisory Group recommendations to the Real Estate Council will guide discussions—additional new content that emerges from the recommendations will be introduced through 2017 as it becomes public. The remainder of the course will challenge commercial licensees with new and recurring topics, supported through court cases, consent orders and tips for risk mitigation. 

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver 2433 Spruce Street, Vancouver, BC

Mar
12

CCIM Foundations for Success in Commercial Real Estate

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Thompson Training Room

Mar
27

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver AGM

At the AGM, you’ll hear updates from Board CEO Brad Scott and President Jill Oudil on the latest issues and initiatives involving your Board and profession. We’re also hosting a panel discussion with Translink CEO Kevin Desmond, District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton and long-time housing demographer Andrew Ramlo. They’ll talk about how transportation and regional planning decisions made today will impact the long-term development of our region. “There are no special resolutions on this year’s agenda for members to vote on, so we thought this year’s AGM was a great opportunity to bring in some diverse perspectives and have a forward-looking conversation about the future of our region,” Board President Jill Oudil said. The event will conclude with a sponsored lunch from the Canadian Real Estate Association. Hear updates from your national association on REALTOR.ca, WEBForms, CREA’s advertising campaign, federal lobbying and more. To register - login to REBGV.ca. You can also find the AGM Package there too.

Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre by Marriott - Grand Villa Ballroom 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC

Apr
25

Vancouver Real Estate Forum

Vancouver’s Leading Real Estate Conference For 25 years the Vancouver Real Estate Forum has become the largest annual conference on real estate investment and management issues in the region. It has developed this reputation by offering high-quality speakers on very topical issues at relatively low registration fees. Once again, this year’s Forum will deliver a fast-paced, information-packed program focusing on key issues and challenges facing real estate investors, developers, asset managers, brokers and other professionals active in every facet of commercial, industrial, residential and investment real estate.

Vancouver Convention Centre West 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Jun
21

Introduction to the Principles of Commercial Leasing

Instructor: Michael Leroux Pre-requisites: Must hold a valid license for trading under the Real Estate Services Act. PDP accredited: Cat. B - 6 credits

This course offers an introduction to commercial leases. It is designed for the residential REALTOR® who may be interested in gaining understanding and knowledge of the basic components of an Offer to Lease, and the leasing process.

The Landlord/Tenant relationship is very different than a seller/buyer relationship. There are many important issues that can adversely affect this business relationship if the lease agreement is poorly understood or poorly constructed. Landlords and tenants look to REALTORS® for their expertise and guidance in completing a successful leasing process.

In this introductory course, participants will be introduced to how a commercial lease is created and its basic component parts, certain significant provisions, and the different types of commercial leases. Using a case study, participants will take part in a hands-on activity to prepare a simple and binding Offer to Lease.

The concepts which will be learned will have application to commercial retail units, office space and warehouse premises.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the basic terminology of commercial leases.
  • Describe the different types of tenancies.
  • Explain the essential elements of a commercial lease.
  • Identify the different types of commercial leases.
  • Recognize the common provisions of commercial leases.
  • Identify key differences between leases of strata lots and standard commercial premises.
  • Describe the differences between Guarantor, Indemnitor and Covenantor and when to apply them.
  • Successfully prepare a simple and binding Offer to Lease including avoiding key risks and errors.
  • Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver 2433 Spruce Street, Vancouver, BC

    Aug
    9

    Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Investment Analysis

    Instructor: Peter Morris

    Pre-requisites: Must hold a valid license for trading under the Real Estate Services Act.

    PDP accredited: Cat. B - 6 credits

    Many licensees expand their practice by helping existing clients buy and sell commercial investment properties such as apartment buildings, industrial buildings and small retail properties. This foundational course introduces residential real estate practitioners to the fundamental elements of commercial real estate investment for income producing properties. The course provides basic financial analysis skills to analyze commercial real estate investment opportunities. Learners will walk away from the class with hands-on experience in investment analysis using THEANALYST® PRO. The calculation exercises are designed to raise awareness and consolidate understanding of both the terminology and the analysis process.

    Learning Objectives: At the end of the class, learners should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding and the significance of:

  • The concept of Time Value of Money and Cash Flow Model.
  • The Rules of Thumb financial measures used to analyze investment performance.
  • Discounted Cash Flow Analysis used to compare investment opportunities.
  • Financial Leverage.
  • Future Course Dates:TBA

    Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Coquitlam #10 - 228 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam

    Aug
    10

    Introduction to Listing & Selling Commercial Investment Property

    Instructor: Peter Morris

    Pre-requisites: Must hold a valid license for trading under the Real Estate Services Act.

    PDP accredited: Cat. B - 6 credits

    This course introduces residential real estate practitioners to the fundamental knowledge and working mechanics of listing and selling commercial investment properties. It provides learners with a hands-on approach to the opportunities of listing and selling commercial investment properties.

    Learners will walk away from the class with real life experience in analyzing, listing and selling commercial investment properties.

    Learning Objectives: At the end of the class, learners should be able to:

  • Use the right agreement form for different scenarios of agency representation and listing/fee agreement in commercial real estate.
  • Identify major differences between working with sellers when listing commercial investment properties versus residential properties.
  • Identify major differences between working with buyers when selling commercial investment properties versus residential properties.
  • Use Annual Property Operating Data (APOD), Net Operating income (NOI) and Cap Rate to price commercial investment properties.
  • Using a case study, analyze opportunities for commercial investment properties as a listing or selling agent.
  • Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Coquitlam #10 - 228 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam