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Why UDI?

The Urban Development Institute Pacific Region is a non-profit association (with international affiliations) that serves as the voice of the real estate development industry within British Columbia, fostering the effective exchange of information pertinent to the industry. UDI Pacific represents a diverse wealth of expertise in all aspects of development, including developers, property managers, financial lenders, lawyers, engineers, planners, environmental consultants, architects, appraisers, real estate professionals, local governments and government agencies, utility companies, educators, environmental, and technology firms.  

UDI Pacific provides professional development opportunities and is committed to the highest standards of professionalism.


UDI Member Benefits:

An Industry Voice

Join the UDI team of industry leaders and professional staff who are active in promoting the interests of the development industry. Express your ideas and business interests that affect the bottom line. UDI has been instrumental in influencing key public policy decisions at all levels of government.

An Information Pipeline

UDI research proactively analyzes the policy issues which affect the development industry, particularly at the provicial and municipal level. Members are kept informed of changes as they happen.

A Chance to Make a Differerence

UDI remains actively involved in challenges that affect the community and its people. Our dedication to social housing, labour issues, environmentally responsible development and other programs gives us an opportunity to make a sizeable contribution to our communities.

Professional Development Opportunities

UDI's Professional Development programs keep members current on the policies, trends and future directions of the development industry. Members attend at a special member rate.

Partnerships and Networking Opportunities

Work directly with professionals from other organizations and universities to assist with solutions to current challenges facing the industry, cirriculum development and the delivery of real estate programs.

A Social Calendar

Annual golf tournaments, Members only receptions, development tours, and special socials.


UDI Membership Testimonials

"Our company has been actively involved with UDI for decades.  The benefits of membership in UDI are too numerous to list.  Some of the highlights are that UDI provides a great source of timely information and education.   Additionally, it has opened our employees to a networking opportunity that is unparalleled in this industry.  I would not hesitate to recommend UDI membership to any development company, large or small."

- David Porte, Porte Development Corp.


"With a 40-year track record, UDI has become the most respected voice for the development industry. I have seen firsthand the tremendous benefit that comes from being at the table with both provincial and municipal leaders when policy is being formed or amended. The development industry is in a much stronger position being represented by a highly professional and unified industry association such as UDI.  

UDI provides my team of dynamic, young professionals an unparalleled opportunity to build a network of business relationships and become engaged in critical industry issues.   The educational opportunities and training aspects that UDI offers in the development of my people are highly valued."

- Don Forsgren, Intracorp Projects Ltd.


"It is a rewarding experience that provides me an opportunity to share the latest insights on the challenges, issues and future opportunities in the real estate development sector. It has been a pleasure to be part of it!"

- Kevin Layden, Wesbild Holdings Ltd. 


Please contact Leslie Whittaker at lwhittaker@udi.org for further information or click 'Join UDI' below.