Developer RFP Tips: The Evaluators Speak

This no-holds-barred discussion with developers and developer Project Managers whose retail, commercial and residential projects continue to shape our cities is intended to:

1) Provide practical information / advice on their or their client's competition process
2) Deliver insights about trends and opportunities; and
3) Help improve the quality of proposals for the benefit of all parties

On the panel:

Ivanhoé Cambridge — Graeme Silvera
  Vice President of Development Western Region [BIO]

Ivanhoé Cambridge — Graeme Silvera
Vice President of Development Western Region

As Vice President, Development Western Region, Graeme is responsible for the development initiatives within the Company’s western retail portfolio, which currently includes 10 regional shopping centres. One of Graeme’s primary projects is the redevelopment of Oakridge Centre into a high density Transit Oriented Development.

Graeme has worked in the real estate industry for 23 years, in the fields of residential construction, sales and marketing for multi-family residential, residential single and multi-family development, commercial real estate brokerage, commercial shopping center development and institutional construction.


Townline Group of Companies — Steve Jedreicich
  Vice President of Development [BIO]

Townline Group of Companies — Steve Jedreicich
Vice President of Development

Steve came to Townline in 2011 to direct the company’s Development Group with over 20 years of diverse experience in development, architecture, and construction management. Steve oversees the design and approval process on all Townline and TL Housing Solution projects.

His experience ranges from hi-rise and wood frame residential to office and commercial projects in both Canada and the United States. Some of Townline’s current projects include 999 Seymour (134 suites and 15,000 sf commercial), The Grove (141 townhomes in East Surrey), Hudson Mews (120 unit rental tower in Victoria), Harmony (126 suite tower in Richmond) and The Gardens (600 suites including rental and 80,000sf commercial space in Richmond).


Pivotal Project Management — Steve Matheson
  Regional Manager [BIO]

Pivotal Project Management — Steve Matheson
Regional Manager

Steve is responsible for the successful delivery of the projects managed by Pivotal in BC including the Surrey City Hall and IKEA developments in Richmond BC and Winnipeg Manitoba. Currently the Vancouver office is managing approximately $350M in new and renovated projects including Manulife’s new Vancouver office building, New Westminster’s Anvil Centre, West Vancouver’s Public Safety Building, and the Wm. Griffin Community Recreation Centre in North Vancouver.

Before joining Pivotal, Steve was Senior Vice President, Venue Development with the Organizing Committee for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games where he organized the venue team and managed competitions for the venue construction program which included $580M in new and renovated construction. Prior to that Steve managed Dominion Construction’s Vancouver office for many years.

Pivotal Projects provides project management and real estate advisory services for a wide variety of institutional, municipal, pension fund and business clients across Canada including bcIMC, Manulife Financial, Morguard, CPPIB, PSP, and the Surrey Civic Development Corporation.


Westbank Projects Corporation — Dave Leung
  Development Manager and Lead Project Director [BIO]

Westbank Projects Corporation — Dave Leung
Development Manager and Lead Project Director

Dave Leung is Development Manager and Lead Project Director for Westbank Projects Corp. a real estate development company in Vancouver. On behalf of Westbank, Dave has managed a number of projects since 1998 of various building types and uses, particularly mixed-use developments such as Woodward’s, TELUS Garden and the upcoming Vancouver House. Dave is also a registered architect and a Member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Prior to joining Westbank, Dave was an Associate with a medium-size architectural firm.


Our evaluators will answer your questions about all stages of the proponent selection process in an open Q&A format
and will cover:

• What works, what doesn’t
• The biggest mistakes they see
• Things that few proponents think to do, but would be helpful to evaluators and provide an advantage to proponents
• Questions not asked that would make a difference

Date: Wednesday October 22, 2014
Location: Four Seasons Hotel
 791 W. Georgia St, Vancouver
Time: 7:30am Registration / Breakfast
 8:00am-9:30am Session
Fee: $70.00 Members
 $85.00 Non-Members


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Event Schedule

"Save the Date" CSMPS Event Dates for 2014 - 2015

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January 21, 2015 | 8:00-9:00am

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February 2015 | Details to follow

Leadership Roundtable
March 25, 2015 | 5:30-7:00pm

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April 15, 2015 | 8:00-9:00am

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