UDI Webinar: Office Landscape in Metro Vancouver: Adapting to New Realities
Urban Development Institute
September 27th 2023
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PST
CPL Units: 1

It is clear that the economic and social disruptions caused by the COVID19 pandemic has led to major shifts in office development and employment patterns. Housing affordability, tenant demands, employee patterns, and community amenities are just a few aspects that have contributed to the changes we are seeing in the office market. 

We are pleased to have Dr. David Williams, Vice President, Policy, Business Council of B.C. and Eric Aderneck, RPP, MPL, BCOM, DULE, Senior Planner, Metro Vancouver, join us to present their findings on the evolving landscape of office usage and employment in Metro Vancouver and the impacts this will have on policy, development, and planning.

Our expert moderator, Wendy Waters, Vice President, Research & Strategy, GWL Realty Advisors, will guide us through key topics including:

- Findings from the B.C. Business Council Report: Canada and B.C Are Losing Head Office and Staff - Policy Perspectives
- Findings from the Metro Vancouver Report: Office Building Inventory Report 2022; Executive Summary
- Policies to encourage office development - what is working, what is not, and what policies governments need to consider
- Land use planning for mixed-use development and standalone office buildings
- Office demand in urban centres, suburban locations, and transit-oriented development areas
- Office tenants and employee trends, and work at home/return to work patterns  

Please join us for this session from the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples. 

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