PIBC 2020 Webinar #1 - Planning Outlook: Strategic Statistics "to Get the Job Done!"
February 5th 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST
CPL Units: 1.5




This Annual event is presented in partnership with the Urban Development Institute (UDI).

This webinar offers a succinct overview of the vital information that real estate and planning professionals need “to get the job done”.  Start the year off right with the economic, demographic, housing, and industrial/commercial market information that will help you formulate a strategic planning perspective for 2020 and beyond. How is the Province’s demographic makeup expected to change over the short and long term and what are the implications on household formation and housing demand?  What are the key economic forces impacting growth?  What trends can we expect in the residential, commercial and industrial markets?  Join PIBC members as we navigate towards a Provincial planning outlook to help you “get the job done”.



Ryan Berlin, Senior Economist, Intelligence

For the past 16 years Ryan Berlin has worked closely with many of British Columbia’s most successful organizations in real estate, retail, and finance, as well as many of Canada’s more forward-thinking municipalities, regional governments, and crown corporations. As Director of Urban Futures, Ryan has provided research, insights, and advice on a wide range of topics related to industry succession planning, investment and market positioning, and service provision and allocation. Now the Senior Economist in Rennie’s Market Intelligence Division, Ryan provides insightful market research and analysis to Rennie’s corporate leadership, its advisors, and its clients.

Ryan Berlin holds a BA (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University, and an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia. While studying at UBC, he instructed undergraduate students on the principles of micro- and macro-economics. He currently sits on the board of the Association of Professional Economists of BC, an organization that he has been a member of since 2011. As a public speaker, Berlin is in-demand across Canada, presenting regularly to large audiences on topics ranging from demographic and economic change to labour force trends and the real estate market.


Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist
British Columbia Real Estate Association

Brendon has been with BCREA for nine years, most recently serving as Deputy Chief Economist. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Crystal Ball Award by the Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia for the quality of his economic forecasting. Brendon specializes in macroeconomic forecasting, housing market analysis, and econometric modelling. He is responsible for producing forecasts for the BC, Canadian and US economies, as well as authoring a quarterly analysis of mortgage rates and the BC commercial real estate market. He is also a contributor to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's Survey of Professional Forecasters.

Brendon is an experienced communicator, frequently contributing to major news outlets. He holds an MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University and is a CFA Charterholder.


Blaire Chisholm, RPP, MCIP, Chief Operating Officer
Brook Pooni Associates Inc.

Blaire leads the planning team as a mentor Registered Profession Planner (RPP) and manages the firm as Chief Operating Officer. She specializes in planning policy, public engagement strategies and project management, and managing a number of the firm’s largest land redevelopment projects. She is an appointed member of the Real Estate Council of BC, is active with many UDI liaison committees and serves on the City of Vancouver’s Employment Lands and Economy Review External Advisory Group. 



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