Bytes and Mortar – The evolution of property technology in the real estate sector

March 2, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 PM


Information technology has transformed much of our everyday lives. Many of us use applications and devices to perform many essential daily functions. Technology has changed how we connect with friends and families, how we work, how we shop, travel, eat, learn, et cetera. Some say that the world of real estate, often referred to as “bricks and mortar”, has been relatively slower to adopt the use of information technology specifically created to enable the various aspects of real estate activity. This category is commonly known as “PropTech”. This webinar will feature three panelists who will represent perspectives relating to building, managing, and supporting real estate with the use of PropTech.

Webinars/jon_burbee.jpgJon Burbee, RI, Director, Business Development, Canada, Gordian. Jon was recently appointed as the Director of Business Development, Canada for Gordian Group.  Gordian ( is the leader in facility and construction cost data, software and services for all phases of the building lifecycle. From planning to design, procurement, construction and operations, Gordian’s solutions help clients maximize efficiency, optimize cost savings and increase building quality.

His experience as a public sector executive and leader has primarily focused on real property management and construction as a construction engineering officer in Canada’s Armed Forces and as a public servant in the federal and provincial governments. Most recently, he worked in a strategic role supporting the provincial government’s response to the pandemic and natural disasters through digitally enabled multi-channel public-facing service delivery.

Jon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science in Physics & Oceanography, a Masters in Policy & Strategy, as well as a Diploma in Urban Land Economics. He has been an RI since 2019 and a member of the Board of Governors since 2020.

Webinars/namrata_sheth.jpgNamrata Sheth, EIC – Senior Manager of Corporate Sustainability, Government of British Columbia. Namrata will bring her experience and lessons learned in the use of technology in existing and new buildings to achieve broader objectives for government and in public spaces.

Webinars/ben_cooper.jpgBen Cooper, Manager of Property Technology, Bentall Green Oak. Ben supports the adoption and management of operating technology (OT) and information technology (IT) into new projects such as Bentall 6 in Vancouver and other properties in the portfolio. Ben will share some of the benefits and pitfalls of technology to investors, operators, and tenants.


Registration closes March 1st at 4:00 p.m.

REIBC acknowledges the support of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia