Building Opportunities: The Social Purpose Real Estate Conference

Vancouver will host the 2015 Building Opportunities Conference June 1 - 3. Photo: Flickr

The Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative is hosting Building Opportunities Conference, June 1 - 3 in Vancouver.

This conference is designed for anyone interested in sustainable community development, cutting edge financing of real estate projects, efficient operations, quality workspace, and innovative shared services for the nonprofit sector.

Who will be there:

Planners from Vancouver, Langley, Surrey, Richmond, North Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Tofino and Portland, Alberta Real Estate Foundation, REIBC, REFBC, Development Companies from US and Canada, Land Conservancy groups, BC Housing, CMHC and more.

Economic Impact of Social Purpose Real Estate

  • The nonprofit sector employs 1.2 million people in Canada
  • In 2010 Canadians donated over $10.6 Billion to the nonprofit sector
  • In 2013 Vancouver City Council awarded over 2.6 million square feet of additional density in exchange for $133 million in public benefits including non-market housing, cultural amenities, parks, public art and childcare facilities.

To learn more, download the program or register online.