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Provincial Planning Outlook: Strategic Statistics "to Get the Job Done!"

January 30, 2019, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Join us for a lunch-hour webinar with Ryan Berlin, Rennie Group; Taylor Pardy, CMHC; and Raymond Wong, Altus Group.

This webinar jointly presented with the Planning Institute of BC offers a succinct overview of the vital information that real estate and planning professionals need "to get the job done". Start the year off right with the economic, demographic, housing and industrial/commercial market information that will help you formulate a strategic planning perspective for 2019 and beyond. How is the Province's demographic makeup expected to change over the short and long term and what are the implications on household formation and housing demand? What are the key economic forces impacting growth? What trends can we expect in the residential, commercial and industrial markets? Join PIBC and REIBC members as we navigate towards a Provincial planning outlook to help you "get the job done".

Ryan Berlin, Senior economist, Demographics & Residential Demand Real Estate Market, Rennie Group.

Ryan_Berlin_Rennie.jpgFor the past 15 years Ryan Berlin has worked closely with many of British Columbia's most successful organizations in real estate, retail and finance, as well as many of Canada's more forward-thinking municipalities, regional governments, and crown corporations. As Director of Urban Futures, Ryan has provided research, insights, and advice on a wide range of topics related to industry succession planning, investment and market positioning, and service provision and allocation. Now the Senior Economist in Rennie's Market Intelligence Division, Ryan provides insightful market research and analysis to Rennie's corporate leadership, its advisors, and its clients.

Ryan Berlin holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from Queen's University, and an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia. While studying at UBC, he instructed undergraduate students on the principles of micro-and macro-economics. He currently sits on the board of the Association of Professional Economists of BC, an organization that he has been a member of since 2011. As a public speaker, Berlin is in-demand across Canada, presenting regularly to large audiences on topics ranging from demographic and economic change to labour force trends and the real estate market.

Taylor Pardy, Acting Regional Economist, Housing Markets, Residential Insights, CMHC

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As Canada Mortgage Corporation's Senior Market Analyst, Taylor Pardy is responsible for providing economic and housing market analysis, forecasts and commentary on markets within the Thompson/Okanagan, Kootenay, Cariboo, North Coast & Nechako and Northeast regions of British Columbia.

Raymond Wong, Vice President, Data Operations, Data Solutions, Altus Group

Raymond_Wong_Altus_Group.jpgRay is the Vice President of Data Operations for Altus Group's Data Solutions team. Overseeing 60+ researchers across Canada, Ray's primary responsibility is to ensure data collection is all encompassing, reliable and accurate and that it adheres to the Altus Group data governance guidelines. Ray works closely with both internal and external clients to ensure the information meets their needs and that it is both accurate and timely.  He also regularly presents on key market trends to clients at industry events.

Prior to joining Altus Group, Ray was the National Director of Research for Canada at CBRE and became the Managing Director of Americas Research Operations in 2007, where he was responsible for the strategic development of the company's local market research across the Americas.