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David Allison, Editor At Large

David Allison - Editor at Large

David Allison is a real estate development brand advisor, with a 20-year history in BC and global markets. He writes with a unique insider perspective on the industry. As UDI’s Editor-at-Large, David brings you exclusive one-on-one interviews with UDI keynote speakers, as well as his take on the latest hot topics in real estate news.

Demographically Speaking – Interview with Andrew Ramlo

March 22, 2017

By David Allison, UDI Editor-at-Large Mention the subject of demographics in most settings, and watch how fast eyes glaze over…

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UDI 2017 Forecast

January 25, 2017

What will the year 2017 hold for real estate and development in the Lower Mainland?   It’s a question that…

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Xenophobic NIMBYs

September 26, 2016

UDI’s Editor-At-Large David Allison calls for an end to the racist rhetoric that permeates the housing debate. Xenophobic NIMBYs Sept…

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Building Homes for Boomerennials: Better Common Area Amenities?

June 30, 2016

(This is part 3 of a 4 part series.)  When it comes to housing and communities, the Boomers and Millennials share…

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Maybe I’m Wrong? Maybe The Boomers Don’t Want Condos or Apartments at All?

June 30, 2016

In 2015, I wrote a book called The Stackable Boomer. This is an excerpt.  The Nay-Sayers are Noted: Maybe the Boomers Aren’t…

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WeWork Launches WeLive: Something New that’s Really Very Old.

June 30, 2016

The idea of shared living space is nothing new. But on the other hand it’s entirely new in the hands…

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Planning Neighbourhoods for Boomerennials: Ideas that Work for Everyone.

June 30, 2016

When it comes to housing and communities, the Boomers and Millennials share many of the same needs and wants. Maybe…

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The Superhero Secret Power of Women in Real Estate

June 14, 2016

UDI Editor at Large David Allison recaps his experience at the ‘Women Celebrating Women 2016’ event. DA – Women Celebrating…

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UDI Editor-at-Large David Allison

April 1, 2016

APRIL 1st, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Urban Development Institute Names David Allison as UDI Editor-at-Large   The Urban Development…

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Featured Events

UDI Luncheon: Samuel Assefa, Director of Seattle’s Executive Office of Planning & Community Development

May 16 @ 11:30 am

UDI is excited to welcome Samuel Assefa, Director of Seattle’s Executive Office of Planning and Community Development as our keynote...

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UDI Seminar: First Nations Partnership Opportunities

May 22 @ 7:15 am

With ever shrinking amounts of land available to create more homes and job spaces to alleviate housing challenges in Vancouver, First Nations...

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UDI Luncheon: Mayor Kennedy Stewart - City of Vancouver

June 13 @ 11:00 am

UDI is pleased to welcome Mayor Kennedy Stewart of the City of Vancouver as the keynote speaker at our June...

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