The discussion includes:
- What are the opportunities and challenges facing a Transit Oriented Development
- What advice they have for A/E/C and other professional services firms to win Transit Oriented Development work
- The City of Vancouver's vision, draft plans and progress as part of Phase 3 of the Cambie Corridor planning
Who should attend:
- Firm principals responsible for business growth
- Business development leads
- Marketing professionals
- Proposal coordinators – including Administrative Assistants involved in proposal assembly
Guy AkesterDirector, Real Estate Programmes & Partnerships at TransLink
Guy is responsible for the real estate portfolio at TransLink which includes retail, parking, telecom, commercial partnerships, acquisitions, development, and surplus land sales. In addition to this, he is responsible for the development approvals for some 60 million square feet of mixed use projects with close proximity to SkyTrain and transportation assets. Guy has lived and worked based out of Vancouver, Toronto, London UK, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Shanghai. A seasoned real estate professional, he has over 18 years of experience in Real Estate Portfolio Management across the Americas, EMEA and AsiaPacific.
Darren KwiatkowskiExecutive Vice President, Acquisitions + Development and Founding Partner for Shape Properties
Darren has 25 years of real estate experience focused on the acquisition, design and development of large scale retail and mixed use projects
In 2005, Darren and three partners founded Shape Properties, a real estate investment, development and management company which takes a collaborative approach to working with local communities and governmental approving agencies to deliver high quality projects that integrate with and enhance the surrounding community.
Under Darren’s leadership, Shape has become an industry leader in the transformation and densification of suburban shopping malls into vibrant, mixed-use city centres that are seamlessly integrated with major transit facilities. These projects include The Amazing Brentwood, The City of Lougheed and Destination Deerfoot City which are among the largest real estate projects underway in North America.
Susan HaidAssistant Director of Planning – Vancouver South Division
Susan Haid is the Assistant Director of Planning for Vancouver South at the City of Vancouver, where she leads a team in developing long-range community plans, policy and rezonings. She has 25 years of experience in community, regional, sustainability and environmental planning including with District of North Vancouver, Metro Vancouver and the City of Burnaby. Susan has a Masters degree in Community and Regional Planning and honours undergraduate degrees in Landscape Architecture and Biology. She is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, Planning Institute of BC and the BC Society of Landscape Architects. She is passionate about integrating long-range planning, sustainability, place-making, and effective engagement in building great cities.Register Now!