• UBC Real Estate Club

    Educating, In​spiring, and Connecting students

    to the real estate industry of Vancouver

  • About Us

    The UBC Real Estate Club is a non-profit, student-run organization that works with UBC's Sauder School of Business as well as various real estate companies to educate, inspire and connect our top students, nurturing the future of the Vancouver's real estate industry.


    Throughout the year, we host a series of events where students are exposed to reputable speakers, experienced professionals, faculty, and alumni. We also update our blog and newsletter regularly, providing helpful resources designed to maximize a students' success in pursuing a career in real estate.



    Consisting of acquisitions, portfolio & asset management, lending, and others, a career in real estate finance involves valuing, purchasing, and managing real estate as an investment vehicle for profit, whether as an owner or a fiduciary.

    Commercial Brokerage

    Commercial brokers act as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of commercial properties, and often work with many investment and development firms to facilitate transactions.


    Real estate developers seek out opportunities to purchase developed or undeveloped land, then either make improvements or construct real estate on the land, with the intention of then selling or leasing it for profit.


    Real estate consultants are trained to analyze the needs and objectives of their clients, who are often investment, lending, construction or development firms, and advising strategies for addressing these needs.


    Real estate marketing professionals establish promotional materials/activities on behalf of their clients, who are often development firms, investors, or brokerage firms, with the goal of maximizing the clients' brand and profile.

    Property Management 

    Property managers oversee the daily operations of a real estate asset, including rent collection, tenant requests/emergencies, property maintenance/repairs, and budget management.

  • Events

    The UBC Real Estate Club hosts various events throughout the academic year, ranging from networking events, info sessions, speaker series, firm visits, workshops, socials, and more.

    Annual Kickoff Event: Presented by our Gold Sponsors

    September 20, 2018 | Vancouver

    Our first - and one of the largest - events of the year!

    Guest speakers to be announced soon


    Tickets Available HERE!


    Last year's event recap to be posted soon. Check out 2016 EVENT RECAP HERE!

    Downtown Office Tours

    October & November 2018 | Downtown Vancouver

    This year will feature several visits to industry offices. These events take students to visit Vancouver's top quality (and sometimes award-winning) office buildings, giving them an opportunity to learn from and network with successful real estate companies and the professionals behind them.


    2018 tours:

    Nov. 1 - QuadReal! Tickets here.

    More to be announced soon!

    Real Estate Investing 101: Build Your Wealth

    November 8, 2018 | UBC Campus

    An incredible event where you can finally learn how to take care of YOUR financials. At this event seasoned Canadian real estate investors will tell you their secrets to investing safely and fruitfully in the dynamic North American market.

    Guest speaker(s) to be announced soon


    Tickets Available Soon!

    Real Estate Alumni Night

    Jan 17, 2019 | One Under Vancouver

    This hit event first introduced last year is a networking cocktail reception spotlighting the successful transition from the world of Sauder academia into promising positions in the real estate industry.


    Tickets Available Soon!

    Real Estate Speaker Series

    February 2019 | Henry Angus Building

    This year's events include:

    To Be Announced.

    Last year's events:

    - An exclusive brokerage workshop presented by Margaret Bowden of Colliers International on how to succeed in the competitive brokerage world, and in business in general.

    - An panel presentation on the incredible industry changes of today and where real estate is headed, presented by RICS members.


    Tickets Available Soon!

    Signature Annual Industry Night: Presented by Platinum Sponsors

    March 14, 2019 | Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

    Our LARGEST and most anticipated annual event features talks from two of the real estate industry's top performers, followed by a gala networking reception while you enjoy appetizers and drinks. Industry Night attracts many of UBC's top students and leading firms seeking new talent to join their companies.


    Tickets Available HERE

  • Membership

    Why Join?

    As a member of the UBC Real Estate Club, you enjoy various perks over non-members, including priority registration to all of our events, as well as free/discounted access to select events throughout the school year. As all of our events sold out last year, being a member significantly increases your chances of securing a spot at our most popular events like Annual Kick-Off and our Signature Industry Night.




    How does it work?

    Your $10.00 membership is valid for one academic school year, and will expire on March 31st, 2019. Once purchased, your information will be stored in our database so no membership card is required. Please, however, remember to bring your student ID to our events for registration.

  • Sponsors

    The UBC Real Estate Club is proud to partner with the following companies for the 2018-2019 school year:

    Platinum Sponsor

    CBRE Group, Inc.

    CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) is a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company that provides globally integrated commercial real estate and investment services. The company has approximately 44,000 employees and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices worldwide.

    Platinum Sponsor

    Bosa Properties

    Bosa Properties is a Vancouver based real estate developer that has been constructing homes for Canadians for nearly 50 years. With over 4000 homes designed and delivered to date, and having created some of the nation's finest communities and urban villages, Bosa Properties is one of Canada's most respected development and construction firms.

    Gold Sponsor

    Altus Group

    Altus Group is the leading provider of independent advisory services, software, and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. Altus Empowers clients to analyze, gain insight and recognize value on their real estate investments.

    Gold Sponsor

    Avison Young

    Founded in 1978, Avison Young comprises 2,200 real estate professionals in 77 offices, providing value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services to owners and occupiers of office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties.

    Gold Sponsor

    Colliers International

    Colliers International Group Inc. is an industry-leading global real estate services company with 15,000 skilled professionals operating in 68 countries. Services include brokerage, real estate management, valuation, consulting, project management, project marketing and research.

    Gold Sponsor

    Quadreal Property Group

    QuadReal Property Group is an independently privately held group based in Vancouver, BC. QuadReal will acquire and grow real estate investments in Canada and in new markets in the US, Asia and Europe while continuing to deliver strong, reliable long-term returns for BCIMC’s pension plan, public trust and insurance fund clients on behalf of the BCIMC.

    Silver Sponsor

    BC Assessment

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BC Assessment develops and maintains real property assessments throughout British Columbia in addition to providing real property information.​​ ​

    Silver Sponsor

    Bentall Kennedy

    Bentall Kennedy is one of North America's largest real estate investment advisors and property managers. As a leader in Responsible Property Investing, Bentall Kennedy is committed to best-in-class environmental, social and governance practices in developing, leasing and managing commercial real estate.

    Silver Sponsor


    Founded in 1954, Beedie Development Group is an owner and developer of industrial and residential real estate, including mixed-use projects. They are now the largest private industrial land owner, developer and landlord in Metro Vancouver, having completed 21 million square feet of new construction throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

    Silver Sponsor

    Concert Properties

    Founded in 1989, Concert specializes in developing rental apartments, condominium homes and retirement communities, acquiring and developing commercial, industrial and infrastructure properties and in property management.

    Silver Sponsor

    Grosvenor Americas

    Grosvenor is a privately owned property group with four regional investment and development businesses in Britain and Ireland, the Americas, Australia and Asia Pacific; an international fund management business, which operates across these markets and in continental Europe; and a portfolio of indirect investments.

    Silver Sponsor

    Ivanhoé Cambridge

    Ivanhoé Cambridge is a global leader in real estate specializing in investment, development, asset management, operations, and leasing. With over 1,700 employees worldwide, Ivanhoé Cambridge's real estate portfolio now consists primarily of shopping centres, office buildings, and multi-residential properties.

    Silver Sponsor

    Ledingham McAllister

    As British Columbia’s original Real Estate Developers, Ledingham McAllister has played a major role in the province’s construction and community industry with a solid and continuous history of commitment, integrity and performance dating back to 1905 when the company started operations in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver.

    Silver Sponsor

    Real Estate Foundation of BC

    The Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) is a philanthropic organization based in British Columbia. REFBC's work supports land use and real estate practices that contribute to resilient, healthy communities and natural environments.

    Silver Sponsor

    Peterson Group

    Peterson Group has an active portfolio including real estate investment, development, property management, capital lending and private equity. Peterson attributes its growth to its values-driven culture of fostering relationships, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and gratitude. This collaborative approach has brought life to iconic developments from Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, to the Shangri-La in Toronto.

    Silver Sponsor

    The Real Estate Institute of BC

    The Real Estate Institute of BC promotes excellence in the real estate sector by providing a professional RI designation, based on meeting standards of industry education and experience. The REIBC also hosts a wide variety of opportunities, including professional development seminars, workshops and other events to bring real estate professionals together.

    Silver Sponsor

    Macdonald Real Estate Group

    Macdonald Real Estate Group is western Canada’s largest integrated real estate firm with $8 billion in annual sales and 70 years of experience. Our services include residential sales, commercial sales and leasing, project marketing, property and strata management, luxury home marketing and real estate investment services in B.C. and China.

    Bronze Sponsor

    Mosaic Homes

    MOSAIC is driven by a simple purpose: the thoughtful and urbane densification of cities. They currently focus on building the best apartments and townhomes throughout Greater Vancouver, with over 15 years and 4,000 homes under their belt.

    Bronze Sponsor

    Polygon Homes

    Now with over three decades of homebuilding in British Columbia, the Polygon family of companies has built more than 27,000 homes throughout Metro Vancouver, from concrete high-rises and wood-frame condominiums to townhomes and single-family communities. During that time, Polygon has earned the trust of thousands of families by committing to quality design, sound construction and exceptional customer service.

    Bronze Sponsor

    PCI Group

    PCI Developments is a privately-owned Vancouver based real estate developer and investor guided by their core values of integrity, discipline, vision and innovation. Since its inception in 1982, PCI has invested in and/or developed over 6 million square feet of real estate, including some of Metro Vancouver’s most prominent urban landmarks.

    Bronze Sponsor

    CMLS Financial

    CMLS Financial is Canada’s Mortgage Company. Established in 1974, we are the leading provider in financing solutions for commercial property owners, developers and real estate investors.

    Bronze Sponsor

    Premise Properties

    Premise Properties is a boutique commercial real estate firm located in Vancouver,BC. Led by real estate veteran Avtar Bains, Premise leverages its extensive experience and relationships to seek strategic investment opportunities and provide comprehensive real estate services to both the public and private sectors.

    Bronze Sponsor

    Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

    RICS is a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide. RICS regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance.

  • Blog

    By Serena Huang Michael graduated from UBC Sauder in 2013 with a double specialization in Finance and Real Estate. He currently works as a Manager at QuadReal Property Group. What does QuadReal do in terms of investment management? QuadReal is a full-service real estate company that manages...
    November 27, 2017
    By Luigi Polisi What is it? Starting January of 2018, British Columbia's real estate regulator will prohibit the controversial practice of "dual agency," where realtors represent both the seller and buyer on a transaction. For regulators, the goal in removing dual agency is to create...
    Alyson Shave graduated from UBC Sauder in 2011 with a double specialization in Logistics and Real Estate. She currently works as a Project Manager at Qualico Developments Ltd. Q: Can you describe your position as a Project Manager? A: As a Project Manager, I am responsible for planning,...
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  • Team

    Our passionate executive team works hard to bring you the best quality events and educational resources to make the most of your undergraduate career.

    Bryan Bartle


    Bryan is an ambitious Commerce student entering his final year at UBC Sauder. With a specialization in Real Estate, Bryan is looking to work in real estate investment and development. He loves the realtionship-focus of the industry and is eager to source great investments for the future. As President of the UBC Real Estate Club, Bryan hopes to give back to the student body through rich networking and learning experiences. He also hopes to help the Vancouver real estate industry flourish with the incredible young talent that UBC possesses. In his spare time, Bryan can be found lifting weights, hiking, reading and travelling across BC with friends.

    Karryn Tapsas

    Vice President

    Karryn is a finance student completing her fourth and final year at UBC Sauder. She has a keen interest in both finance and real estate and hopes to combine the two fields in her future profession. She recently earned her real estate licensing certification and plans on working as a realtor while she completes her degree. Karryn looks forward to ensuring the Real Estate Club offers opportunities to their members to assist above and beyond their academic studies. In her spare time she enjoys kickboxing, undertaking new, thrill-seeking adventures and meeting new people.

    Kathy Gao

    VP Events

    Kathy is a 3rd year Commerce student working towards a specialization in Finance. She is incredibly interested in the real estate market in Vancouver and has gained valuable knowledge through hands-on experience working with realtors, brokers and banks. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys reading and exploring, and is incredible excited about all the opportunities that the real estate club provides. Kathy hopes that through her position as VP Events she can facilitate an environment for students to easily learn about real estate in Vancouver while also allowing room for socializing and networking.

    Dallas Barnes

    Events Director

    Dallas is a highly motivated individual in the faculty of Commerce at UBC. Specializing in entrepreneurship, Dallas is excited to grow her interest in real estate investing and development with a creative spin. As this year's Events Director Dallas is looking forward to building environments with UBC REC where students and professionals from all walks of life can come together to learn, discuss and be active participants in current real estate topics. Outside of school Dallas takes any opportunity to be outdoors. Whether it be reaching mountain summits on multi-day treks or biking to Kits Beach. She is eager for more adventures outdoors and with UBC REC!

    Tyler Edwards

    VP Marketing

    Tyler is a 4th year student specializing in Real Estate and Marketing. Influenced by industry professionals, he developed an interest in how real estate shapes communities and cities. Tyler sees an array of opportunities that the real estate industry offers and hopes to share his passion with others. In his spare time you can find him cycling, at crossfit, or searching for the trendiest restaurants in Vancouver.

    Siddharth Suri

    Marketing Executive

    Siddharth is a 3rd year Commerce student with intended specializations in Real Estate and Entrepreneurship. Born and brought up in India, Siddharth moved to Vancouver at the age of 12. He is now highly interested in and passionate about Vancouver's real estate market. Through the UBC Real Estate Club he wishes to expand his knowledge of the industry as well as educate his fellow students of the opportunities this beautiful region holds. In his free time, you can catch him at a boxing gym, coaching badminton, playing with his dog or watching The Office.

    Kameel Ladak

    VP External

    Kameel is a 2nd year Commerce student raised on the North Shore. His passion for the real estate industry grew through attending events put on by the UBC Real Estate Club in his first year. As VP External, Kameel is eager to connect students with industry professionals in order to expand their network, and further enhance their understanding of the real estate industry. Outside of school, Kameel can be found coaching tennis, reading up on current events, or enjoying the great outdoors.

    Tyson Pollack

    VP Finance & Internal

    Tyson is a 4th year Commerce student studying Finance and Real Estate. Growing up in Vancouver, he chose UBC Sauder and planned to study finance, but has since expanded his focus to include real estate. He is intrigued by real estate because of the dynamic nature of the industry which can take you down many different career paths. In his free time, Tyson can be found in the outdoors- skiing, camping, boating, or fishing.


    Keaton Spence

    Finance & Internal Director

    Keaton is a 4th year Commerce student studying Finance and Real Estate. Originally from the
    Vancouver area, he is interested in the prevalent and dynamic Real Estate market, as well as
    analyzing financial markets. Keaton has been involved in competitive sports all his life, including
    basketball, hockey, and golf. He is eager to learn more about the financial side of Commercial
    Real Estate and the exciting opportunities that arise in this field.

    Amy Liu

    Executive Assistant

    Amy Liu is a 2nd year student intending to pursue dual specializations in Real Estate and Finance. She grew up in Shanghai and joined Sauder last year to embark on her journey in the real estate market. Her past summer internship at a real estate development corporation has broadened her view of the field. She is intrigued by the unique real estate market in Vancouver. The outgoing and people-oriented personality she possesses will be a great fit for the industry. In her spare time, she will always be in gym, tennis court, and travelling.

    Jacob Welsh

    Executive Assistant

    Jacob is a second year Commerce student with a goal to specialize in Real Estate. He is passionate about development and the challenges associated with adding value in a highly competitive industry. Jacob hopes to help UBC REC grow in scope and capability. He wants to make sure that first year students can find a community at UBC where they feel welcomed. Outside of school Jacob enjoys time with family and friends, skiing, and is an avid hockey fan.

    Ali Cervienka

    Executive Assistant

    Ali is a 2nd year Commerce student with an interest in real estate. She admires the influence that current events have on the real estate market and is eager to expand her knowledge on the opportunities offered in the industry. With dreams of living in the big city, Ali sees Vancouver’s market as a diverse and exciting location to work. Ali spends her spare time singing alongside her guitar, staying active, and facetiming her mom. She is excited to be a part of this incredible team and to help connect students to the real estate industry.

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