Developers Panel Luncheon
Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
Vice President, Research & Strategy
GWL Realty Advisors
Wendy Waters is Vice President, Research Services & Strategy at GWL Realty Advisors (GWLRA), an institutional real estate manager and developer with over $17 Billion in assets under management across office, industrial, retail and rental apartments.
She has over 20 years of experience in real estate research, 16 of them with GWLRA. Wendy and her research team focus on the economic, demographic and social drivers of real estate performance as well as capital flow, financial inputs and market trends that shape returns. Their work also includes analyzing how urban spaces evolve long term, as well as monitor shifting demand patterns.
Some of their research can be found at www.gwlra.com/research and Wendy also regularly shares insights on panels and podcasts, and posts to twitter and LinkedIn. She is also on the management committee of the BC Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
Wendy has a Ph.D. in economic history from the University of Arizona, and lives in East Vancouver with her husband and two teenaged children.
President & CEO
Jon Stovell has been in the real estate investment and development industry for over 30 years. He works in all areas including acquisitions, finance, civic approvals, construction and marketing, policy development, and industry advocacy. At Reliance, he has developed a broad base of expertise in portfolio management with an emphasis on urban renewal through restoration and renovation of heritage buildings, affordable housing, together with new strata and rental residential and specialty office and retail projects. The firm has earned awards for its work. Recent or current projects include the Burns Block Micro-Lofts, the 564 Beatty Office, the Janion in Victoria, West Pender Place in Coal Harbour, the 54-storey Burrard Place with Jim Pattison Developments, and the recent purchase of the Arthur Erickson MacMillan-Bloedel building in downtown Vancouver. In 2013 Reliance was named the most innovative company in BC by “BC Business Magazine” for its Burns Block Micro-Lofts. And in 2014 Jon was named one of Vancouver Magazine’s “Power 50” people. Jon also serves as the Chair for UDI.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Kristen Devaney is the Group Chief Financial Officer of PCI Developments, an award-winning Vancouver-based real estate developer and owner, and Warrington PCI Management, an integrated property manager with over 17 million square feet under management. Kristen is responsible for providing leadership and overall financial direction for the finance functions for both entities and provides strategic direction and oversees all financing and capital activities. Kristen obtained her Chartered Accountant designation at Deloitte and has held various senior finance roles in the real estate, finance and infrastructure industries.
Senior Vice-President, Development
Jeff Skinner is SVP of Development at Bosa Properties – a fully integrated real estate development and asset management company driven by progress and committed to help move communities forward. In this role, Jeff is involved in corporate operational and strategic initiatives, and leads a talented team of development professionals in the delivery of projects across a diverse range of asset classes. From Greater Vancouver to emerging markets in Seattle and Nashville, the development pipeline at Bosa Properties and its US affiliate consists of over 12,000 units of residential condo and multi-family rental, as well as approximately 1.5 million sq.ft. of commercial space in high-rise and mixed-use master-planned communities.
With over 25 years of experience in design, construction, and real estate development and a background in architecture and management, Jeff is recognized as a technically competent problem solver, collaborative team builder, innovator, and relationship-driven leader.
Jeff is a member of the UDI Board of Directors in Vancouver and he has served on various industry and charity committees over the past 15 years.
11:45 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Guest Speaker
$75 (incld GST) MIABC Members
$85 (incld GST) Non Members
No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 3 business days prior to the event date, substitutions are allowed.
No receipts will be issued. Please print a copy of your registration page or notice. If you are paying by cheque (group of 5+ only), please make it payable to The Mortgage Investment Association of B.C. and present it to the event registration desk, when checking-in for the event. No cash payments at the door.