Unlocking Opportunities: A Dual Perspective on Community Investment and Land Development

September 19, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 PM


REIBC is one of the presenting partners of the BC Land Summit on May 8-10, 2024, in Nanaimo. As part of promoting this event, each of the conference organizing partners are presenting a topical webinar leading up to the conference. REIBC are excited to host the upcoming panel webinar titled - Unlocking Opportunities: A Dual Perspective on Community Investment and Land Development. Our guest speakers from Vertex Developments and U-Lock Self-Storage will be discussing land use and supply for development, including a special case study on New Zealand.

Webinars/Graham_Carter.jpgGraham Carter

Graham Carter is an entrepreneurial executive specializing in construction, engineering, technology, and clean energy, distinguished as one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40. He currently works as a principal at Vertex Developments and Maven Consulting, two companies he co-founded. At Vertex, Graham’s project structuring skills and investment savvy enable the company to create imaginative multi-family homes for the red-hot Vancouver real estate market. At Maven, his utility engineering and construction consultancy serving utility partners on large-scale infrastructural projects made #70 on Maclean’s 2019 list (and others) due to its 5-year growth of 1,339%. Graham is a big-picture visionary and proven engineering consultant. His winning entrepreneurial record also includes Acclaro Management Corporation and Axia Software Corporation, where he provided strategic leadership in the mid to late 2000s, leading to private equity buyouts in both cases. At carboNZero Holdings, where he was the CEO in 2011/12, he successfully corporatized a government-owned scientific organization, imbuing it with a sales and customer-focused culture.


Webinars/Robert_Madsen.pngRobert Madsen

Robert Madsen grew up in self-storage, having been introduced to it at the age of 5 when his parents bought their first conversion facility in downtown Vancouver. Almost forty years later self-storage continues to be his passion and livelihood as he operates his ‘small family business’ under the U-Lock Mini Storage brand, in British Columbia. Operating, in communities big and small he loves the industry and all things storage. He remains active in advocating for the industry and helping it evolve in productive and positive ways. He’s currently President of the Vancouver Island Self-Storage Association and a Director on the Canadian Self-Storage Association. He enjoys writing articles, presenting at conferences, sharing storage know-how and contributing as a moderator on the industries largest online self-storage forum for owners, staff and vendors. He values the importance of giving back as a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Steveston. He also looks fondly at his experiences during an 8 year career as an Airport Manager for the Vancouver International Airport Authority. In his spare time, he loves spending time with family and friends while participating in new adventures and travel.



Keith MacLean-Talbot

Keith, Director of Property Tax for Grover, Elliott & Co Ltd., is a property tax specialist and commercial appraiser with over a decade of experience. Keith leverages the team’s extensive commercial appraisal experience to provide comprehensive property tax strategies that ensure the best outcomes for our clients. Keith is an RI, P.App, AACI, a part-time teacher at BCIT, a Past President of the Real Estate Institute of BC, and a member of the Canadian Property Tax Association. Having previously held senior positions for BC Assessment, he has an in-depth knowledge of assessment appeals, valuation, classification, and exemptions. Keith also completes commercial appraisals and expert witness litigation assignments for a wide range of IC&I properties. He has been accepted as an expert witness and advocate at the Property Assessment Appeal Board, Property Assessment Review Panel and Squamish Nation Assessment Review Board. When not working, Keith can be found enjoying family time with his wife and children or chasing an adrenaline rush biking, surfing, or skiing.


Registration closes September 18th at 5:00 p.m.