pacific region

Who We Are

The Urban Development Institute is a non-profit association of the development industry and its related professions that is non-partisan in its activities. With over 750 corporate members, UDI Pacific represents thousands of individuals involved in all facets of land development and planning, including: developers, property managers, financial lenders, lawyers, engineers, planners, architects, appraisers, real estate professionals, local governments and government agencies.


Since 1972, the Pacific Region has been dedicated to fostering effective communication between the industry, government, and the public; and aims to improve both housing and job opportunities for all British Columbians. UDI Pacific also serves as the public voice of the real estate development industry, communicating with local governments, the media, and community groups. UDI concentrates its activities in three primary areas: government and community relations, research, and professional development and education.

UDI Fraser Valley Group is operated through UDI Pacific’s Vancouver office

Partner in Community Building

As a “Partner in Community Building,” the Urban Development Institute is committed to working with communities and governments to create and achieve the vision of balanced, well-planned and sustainable communities. The Urban Development Institute promotes wise and efficient urban growth, good planning and good development practices, affordable housing and high quality commercial and industrial developments.

MNP Economic Impact Study of Industry

UDI, in partnership with GVHBA and BCREA, recently published an economic impact study report that looked at how much the real estate industry contributes to the local BC economy. You can read the report here.

Featured Events

UDI SPECIAL EVENT - All Star Jam Charity

April 5 @ 6:00 pm

UDI has put together an All Star Band to entertain you and support a good cause! Come and see “The...

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UDI Seminar: Vancouver's Future in Passive House

April 24 @ 7:30 am

For developers, companies and consultants involved in the planning, design and construction of buildings, Passive House will be leading the...

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RED Talks: Demography Collision

May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Vancouver welcomes the most successful global thought leaders, real estate and development influencers and industry innovators to share concepts that...

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