Keynote Speaker: Michael Geller,
Seminar Title: Alternative and Emerging Forms of Housing and Mixed-Use Developments
Michael Geller is a Vancouver-based architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer with four decades’ experience in the public, private and institutional sectors. He also serves on the Adjunct Faculty of Simon Fraser University. He is a regular contributor to the Vancouver Courier and Vancouver Sun and a frequent commentator on urban issues across Canada.
He is president of The Geller Group which specializes in planning and real estate consulting for a variety of large and small-scale residential and mixed-use projects. He also undertakes small property developments on his own, or in partnership with others.
Michael has been honoured as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Life Member of the Architectural Institute of BC.
Credits = 1 CPD Credit Hours
In a wide-ranging keynote address, Michael Geller will reflect on a career spent in the land development industry in Vancouver. By coincidence, Michael was involved with renovation of the Westin Bayshore and the development of adjacent residential development, and Michael will share some interesting stories about these projects.
Alternative and emerging forms of housing and mixed-use developments will be discussed, and other new innovations which directly impact the surveying industry. In addition to discussion surveying specific issues, the session will also touch on items of broader interest to surveyors who personally contemplate where they might live next and where their parents and children might live.