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THE 2021

Positioning for the Next Global Event

December 9, 2021 @ Marriott Pinnacle (Vancouver)

Doors Open @ 11:15am

Lunch Service @ 12pm

Program @ 1pm - 2pm

How are organizations in the real estate sector managing through global events such as trade wars, pandemics, financial crisis, political shifts and climate change?

Register for the in-person experience or the live-stream.

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An in-person event

A gathering of industry peers

Engage and reconnect

Ever wonder how organizations in the real estate sector manage through global events such as trade wars, pandemics, financial crisis, political shifts and climate change?  What policies and programs do they have in place to deal with these catastrophic events?  What does leadership do to ensure they keep moving forward?

Join us on December 9, 2021 as David Franklin, RI – President of CMLS Financial and Bob Ransford, RI - V.P. Development of Century Group, discuss their organizations' forward thinking and what role leadership played in the sustainability of the business.

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Designed for real estate industry leaders, teams and professionals

Whether you’re just getting started, or a pioneer in the industry, REIBC will introduce you to new ideas, equip you for the future, deliver powerful insights and perspectives, and connect you to life-long peers. 

Join us at our annual Presidents' Luncheon and meet some of the industry's most prominent leaders and professionals.

Purchase tickets to our in-person event and enjoy a three-course lunch, creative activations and powerful networking.

You can also purchase the live-stream access and watch the event from the comfort of your home or office.

Who should attend?


Norm Taylor

VP & Managing Director

Real Estate Finance

CMLS Financial

Norm Taylor, is the Vice President and Managing Director, Real Estate Finance, BC Region at CMLS Financial.  Norm focuses on growing CMLS’s commercial lending and brokerage business in Western Canada and is based here in Vancouver.  


A top performer, Norm has over 25 years of sales, leasing and executive experience within the commercial real estate industry, including most recently in his role as an Executive Vice President and Manager Director responsible for the BC region at CBRE.  

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Bob Ransford, RI

VP, Development

Century Group

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Bob Ransford is an urban designer who has worked in the urban development business for 33 years, both as a senior executive in real estate development companies and as a consulting professional. 


He joined Century Group in 2016 and is Vice President, Development, after having worked closely with the company over more than 15 years as a consultant.  Prior to joining Century Group, Bob operated his own consulting practice, assisting a multitude of clients in the urban development business with project conception and navigating the complex public and regulatory approval processes. 


In addition to his keen interest in urban design, Bob has an extensive understanding of public policy development, public issues management and the political process, having worked in senior levels of government in both Ottawa and Victoria and in municipal politics as an advisor to political leaders for more than 40 years. He has also worked as a journalist throughout much of his adult life and for more than 14 years wrote a regular bi-weekly column in the Vancouver Sun newspaper on urban development and housing issues. 


He is a former Planning Commissioner in the City of Vancouver and sat on the City’s Urban Design Panel. He is also the past-President of Smart Growth BC, a co-founder of Small Housing BC, the past Chair of Catalyst Community Developments Society—a non-profit developer, and he has been involved with more than 20 non-profit and community service organizations as a volunteer director over the last 44 years.

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André Gravelle, RI

Executive Director

Real Estate Education

UBC Sauder School of Business

André Gravelle is the Executive Director, Real Estate Education at the UBC Sauder School of Business.  He has been active as a volunteer in in the real estate community serving as board member and Past-President of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia, a member of the UBC Development Permit Board, and most recently as a board member of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia. 


André holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Urban Land Economics and a Masters Degree in Adult Education.  André has been active as an instructor and real estate educator for many years with expertise in developing and delivering both university-based credit programs, as well as practice specific courses for the real estate industry.

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Introducing ProSeries

The REIBC ProSeries is an immersive online learning experience for real estate professionals.  Each course is designed and delivered by an RI-designated professional, pre-recorded in a studio and available on-demand. 

The 2020 Presidents' Luncheon

The 2020 Presidents' Luncheon took place virtually.  We had a tremendous turnout to our first online event with over 200 attendees joining in.  Attendees enjoyed chocolates and a small gift delivered to their home or office.

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