UBC Student Team Presentation
NAIOP Pacific Northwest Real Estate Challenge
Hosted by UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate

Friday, February 17, 2017
Room C150 / C180
UBC @ Robson Square
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC


3:35- 4:00 p.m. Guests Check-in
4:00 - 4:50 p.m. Student Team Presentation
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Evaluation and Feedback
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception

The UBC Student Team's proposal will be presented at the regional event on March 8, 2017 at Robson Square Downtown Vancouver. 

RFP for the site - Coquitlam's City Centre area south of David Avenue and north of the Canadian Pacific Railway 

RSVP HERE by February 16th 2017 

If you have any questions please contact Jessie Lam at or (604)-822-8399


Tsur Somerville
Real Estate Foundation of BC Professor in Real Estate Finance 
UBC Sauder School of Business


 Student Team
Julia Kelly, TD Commercial Banking 
Cam Macgregor, Concert

Hugo Vásquez, Mondevo Projects Inc. 
Curtis Neeser, Beedie Development Group

Andre Burlacu 
Winston Liang
Guang Yow Low
Scott Marshall
Briana Mussatto
Winnie Ng
Ryan Weafer
Stephanie Yeargin


John Conicella, ExecVP Serracan

Mark Holland, President Holland Planning Innovations

Michael Mortensen, Director Liveable City Planning

Jennifer Podmore-Russell, Director BC Real Estate Group at Deloitte

Ben Taddei, COO Conwest

Sponsored by: 

Henderson Development (Canada)

NAIOP Real Estate Competition Winners!

Real Estate Economics Paper Award

Congratulations to Sauder students Kimberley Chung, Alex Micu, Kim Nguyen, and Kathy Yu for writing the top undergraduate real estate economics paper in 2013.

As part of the Commerce 407: Real Estate Economics class, students conduct original research on a real estate or urban economics topic of their choosing and write up the results in an academic-style term paper. The winning group this year looked at the effect of bike lanes on nearby real estate. To measure housing price appreciation the students used repeat sales data--sales of the same property over time--from before and after the lanes were installed along the Cypress and Burrard street routes. While their findings differ by route and distance to the lane, overall they do not find a statistically significant effect on housing prices. For more information on their findings and approach, please see their paper below.

View Paper

The UBC Student Team’s proposal will be presented at the regional event on March 8, 2017 at Robson Square Vancouver downtown.

Andre Burlacu 

WInston Liang

Guang Yow Low

Scott Marshall

Briana Mussatto

Winnie Ng

Ryan Weafer

Stephanie Yeargin