• 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.

    Investments

    Finance

    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.

    Development

    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.

    Consulting

    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.

    Marketing

    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

    Due to the nature of this academic school year, the UBC Real Estate Club will be hosting various webinar events, ranging from investments, brokerage, development, and asset management.

    Investments Webinar

    October 2020

    News coming soon!

    Brokerage Webinar

    November 2020

    News coming soon!

    Development Webinar

    February 2021

    News coming soon!

    Asset Management Webinar

    March 2021

    News coming soon!

  • Membership

    Why Join?

    As a member of the UBC Real Estate Club, you enjoy various perks, which include securing a spot for events, receiving newsletters with industry updates, and access to exclusive job opportunities. With a unique school year approaching, the team has created meaningful online events, giving students the opportunity to remain connected to industry professionals in a time when networking events are online. 

     

    How does it work?

    Your $5.00 membership is valid for one academic school year, and will expire on March 31st, 2021. Once purchased, your information will be stored in our database so no membership card is required.

  • Sponsors

    The UBC Real Estate Club is proud to partner with the following companies for the 2020-2021 school year:

    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

    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 Green Oak

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

    Silver 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.

    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

    Appraisal Institute of Canada- BC

    Founded in 1938, the AIC is Canada's leading real property valuation association with over 5,400 members across the country and internationally.

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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

    Bold Properties

    Bolds Properties is a Vancouver-based residential property development company, which focusses on their core values of integrity, innovation, passion, and collaboration. Their goals within building residential properties is quality of life and smart technology.

  • 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...
    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.

    Jason Hunter

    President

    Jason is a fourth-year commerce student specializing in real estate. This past year Jason worked at QuadReal on both the domestic and international platforms. Prior to that, he worked at RBC in their commercial banking division. In his free time, Jason enjoys playing golf and hockey with friends, working out, and watching the Raptors.

    Will Thompson

    VP Marketing

    Will is a fourth-year commerce student specializing in Real Estate and minoring in Economics. He has a strong passion for commercial real estate development. He hopes to blend his passion of real estate and love for skiing by developing ski resorts at new upcoming mountains. In his free time, you can catch him golfing with his friends, skiing, and enjoying a cold beer on the patio.

    Daniella Moreitti

    VP Marketing

    Daniella is an ambitious 4th year Commerce student, specialized in Accounting. Having lived in Vancouver for her entire life, she has grown a passion for the real estate industry and has had valuable experience within development, property management, accounting and law. Daniella is eager to create connections with industry professionals and students within the club, and learn more about opportunities within the real estate world. During her free time, Daniella enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking, golfing, swimming, skiing, and training for a marathon!

    Samuel Kemp

    VP External

    Samuel is a fourth-year finance and real estate student at UBC. He has a strong passion for real estate that stems from watching the Vancouver industry grow over the last decade. He is extremely interested in real estate investing and development. Samuel is an avid cyclist, hockey player and golfer. In his free time, he can be found watching hockey or exploring new breweries. This is his first year with the UBC Real Estate Club, and couldn’t be more excited!

    Zane Mcleod

    VP External

    Zane is a third-year Economics Major and has been working with the club since December, 2018. He has a passion for real estate development, investment, and sustainability. Zane is hoping to help the UBC Real Estate Club grow and connect more students to the incredible industry! Away from school, Zane is an avid traveler and curler. He looks forward to another great year with the UBC Real Estate Club team!

    Claire Macdonald

    VP External

    Claire is a driven 4th year Commerce student specializing in Finance. With a keen interest in the real estate industry, she has gained significant exposure to the Vancouver market while working for two of Vancouver's most prominent developers over the past 3 years. Claire is eager to further her relationships and expand her network within the industry as one of the UBC Real Estate VP External members for the 2020/2021 academic year. During her spare time, Claire can be found doing one of the many outdoor activities she loves - whether it be skiing in Whistler, hiking any of the local mountains or running a half/full marathon!

    Rohet Bains

    VP Finance

    Rohet is a 3rd year Commerce student specializing in Real Estate who was born and raised here in Vancouver. His passion for real estate began at young age, while being immersed in the ever-changing Vancouver real estate scene. This is his second year on the UBC Real Estate Club team and looks forward to putting on engaging online events for students looking to expand their knowledge in the different facets of real estate. When he’s not involved in the market, you can find him playing soccer or trying to hack together a decent score on the golf course!

    Jake Bradbeer

    VP Market Research

    Jake is currently a 4th year Economics student at UBC who realized his passion for real estate at a very early age when visiting his father’s commercial real estate developments. Blending his passion for real estate and finance, Jake completed an internship as an Investment Analyst in the real estate department at PSP Investments this past winter. As VP, Market Research & Analysis, he is in charge of UBC Real Estate Club’s team of Market Research Analysts, looking to bring UBC’s understanding of the real estate markets to a new level. Outside of real estate, he enjoys training Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and travelling.

    Marga Chan

    VP Events

    Marga is a 4th year Commerce student specializing in Real Estate. Born and raised in the Philippines, she was exposed to the real estate industry ever since she was a kid through her parents’ business, particularly in the industrial and commercial sectors. However, she has grown interest in research and appraisals and hopes to help others and herself grow their network and knowledge by executing insightful events for the club. Asides from this, Marga is an avid tennis fan, and enjoys volleyball and puzzle-making.

     

    Jason Suyama

    Project Coordinator

    Jason is a 3rd year Commerce student specializing in Finance and Real Estate. Having grown up seeing the many ways in which real estate has influenced his hometown of Vancouver, Jason has developed a passion for real estate and property development at an early age. Through the UBC Real Estate Club, Jason hopes to share this passion with like-minded students at UBC and hopes to help connect them with the network and resources they need to succeed in a career in real estate. In his spare time, Jason enjoys playing hockey, travelling, and discovering new music.

    Vasko Bjelijac

    Project Coordinator

    Vasko is a 4th year Commerce student, specializing in Accounting and Real Estate. After living in downtown Vancouver for most of his life, he became fascinated with the development process of commercial and residential buildings that were constantly being built around him. He hopes to create relationships with industry professionals and students, and learn more about the opportunities in commercial real estate. Outside of school, Vasko enjoys playing basketball, music production, and beating his friends in fantasy sports.

    Tamara Lim

    Advisor

    Tamara is a 5th year Commerce student specializing in Real Estate. Through several internships in commercial development, investments, and valuations, she has grown a passion for the industry and is excited to be joining the team! As the Advisor to the Executive Team, Tamara hopes to help bridge the gap between students and industry professionals, by leveraging her diverse insights gained from invaluable case competitions and work experiences at both institutional and local firms. Specifically, she is looking forward to strengthening the Club’s platform, as a community to inspire and educate students about the dynamic industry and career opportunities! Outside of school, Tamara enjoys exploring BC’s great outdoors, travelling abroad, and watching Canucks games.

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