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Sadhu Johnston appointed by Vancouver City Council as new City Manager

March 3, 2016

The Urban Development Institute congratulates Sadhu Johnston on being appointed Vancouver City Manager following a four month international search. Sadhu…

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Help At Last For The Metro Vancouver Rental Market

February 22, 2016

Rental vacancy rates in Metro Vancouver dropped 0.8 last year while average rent prices spiked. This is a concern. The…

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B.C. Property Tax Calculator

February 18, 2016

The Province has updated their website with changes to the PTT, including a calculator to show exactly how much is paid…

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BC Budget 2016: Changes to Property Transfer Tax and more

February 16, 2016

This afternoon Finance Minister Mike De Jong announced the provincial budget. Key changes related to the housing sector include (effective Feb. 17, 2016): New…

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BC Budget 2016

February 16, 2016

British Columbia’s continued fiscal discipline and steady economic growth are providing the means for new and increased funding for services,…

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UDI/Vancity Housing Affordability Index Q4 2015

February 15, 2016

Despite the lowest interest rates in memory, Vancouver houses continue to become less and less affordable, the UDI/Vancity Housing Affordability…

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White Rock – Proposed DCC Bylaw

February 5, 2016

The City of White Rock is updating its DCC program. Attached are the proposed DCC Bylaw (and Staff Report), which…

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Media Coverage: Forecast 2016

February 5, 2016

Media coverage from the 2016 January Forecast Luncheon. See articles attached below, referencing this annual event. Business in Vancouver News1130…

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VBOT Event: Construction – The cornerstone of the Canadian economy

February 3, 2016

The construction sector has been integral to Canada’s development from inception. Expansion of Canada’s fledgling railway networks made Confederation possible…

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AIC-BC and REIBC Conference – Valuing Diversity

February 2, 2016

Valuing Diversity Conference May 5 – 7, 2016   REGISTER NOW Leading Real Estate Knowledge Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and Conference Centre…

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VIDEO: UDI Forecast 2016

February 2, 2016

Missed the forecast lunch? Need a reminder of the statistics and market predictions presented by the panel of experts? We’ve…

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Featured Events

UDI Luncheon: The Buzz on BC Politics, Election & Budget

February 15 @ 11:30 am

Everyone’s buzzing about what changes the upcoming Provincial Budget will bring.  With so much expectation on the table, there’s no...

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UDI Seminar: What does the BC Budget mean to you?

February 22 @ 7:00 am

Join us for a post-budget analysis from thought leaders and experts who will share their insights on Feb. 20 budget...

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UDI Seminar: Making Sense of the Rise in Commercial Strata

March 1 @ 7:30 am

As commercial strata gains popularity, questions surrounding profitability, affordability, and sustainability continue to rise. This breakfast panel will dig into...

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