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UDI Editor-at-Large David Allison

April 1, 2016

APRIL 1st, 2016



Urban Development Institute Names David Allison as UDI Editor-at-Large


The Urban Development Institute Pacific Region has named Vancouver-based author and brand advisor David Allison as the UDI Editor-at-Large.


The Urban Development Institute is committed to educating our members and the general public about a wide variety of topics that are crucial to the building of better cities for everyone. Having David work with us as our Editor-at-Large means we will be able to provide more information to all the audiences we need to address,” said CEO Anne McMullin.


In January 2015, after ten years building a real estate branding firm, Allison sold the company to management and began working directly with senior executive teams in real estate and other industries “to help companies figure out how to tell their best possible story,” Allison explains.


“Stories are everything,” he continues. “Stories about the incredibly fascinating and undeniably important world of real estate development will help us all make better decisions about how we build our cities. I’m thrilled to be doing this work with Anne and the dedicated UDI team.”


Allison’s first interview on behalf of UDI is with April 22nd luncheon speaker, Craig Wright, the Chief Economist of the Royal Bank of Canada. You can read the interview here. And get tickets for the luncheon here.


“David knows the industry inside and out, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s a good storyteller who understands how brands need to share information in the digital marketplace. He’ll help our brand tell more people about the vital role our industry plays in economic development and building more homes for more people.” McMullin concluded.




Anne McMullin is the President and CEO of the Urban Development Institute, The Urban Development Institute is the premier industry body representing over 600 of British Columbia’s leading residential, commercial, industrial and institutional developers. The urban development industry in BC generates $30 billion worth of economic activity and over 250,000 jobs for the Province each year.

David Allison is the Principal Advisor at DAVID ALLISON INC, a boutique Brand Advisory firm located in Vancouver, with deep experience globally in residential, recreational and commercial real estate development. He served on the Board of Directors of the Urban Development Institute for four terms, has written three books about real estate development issues, and has won numerous industry awards.

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