Annual Real Estate Forum

June 20, 2019, 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Sponsored by:


Navigating Current Trends & Disruption In The Real Estate Market

Join us Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia for a lively discussion of:

  • The Vancouver real estate market within the global context
  • How the business community is dealing with shortage of industrial land
  • Regulatory impacts on the real estate market
  • Impact of shared work spaces and e-commerce on market demand
  • Current trends in vacancy rates
  • Labour market implications for the Greater Vancouver real estate market
  • Impacts of financial markets on real estate lending

Sponsored by Deloitte and moderated by Michael Penalosa, Director with Deloitte’s Real Estate team. 


  • 11:45am - Open for Registration and Networking
  • 11:45am – 2:00pm – Luncheon and Panel discussion


Hotel Georgia
Spanish Ballroom, 2nd Floor
801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC


  • Hosted Tables of 10 with signage @ $800 + GST
  • Individual Tickets @ $85 + GST


CostelloCaroline Costello has been a member of Deloitte’s Financial Advisory group since 2012, with a focus on forensic and financial crime advisory services. Throughout her career, she has been involved in engagements throughout Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.Caroline has worked with clients in various sectors, with a focus in the financial services and other regulated industries. She has extensive experience in Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing, including supporting multinational financial institutions with complex compliance transformation initiatives, leading large-scale remediation projects, and implementation and enhancement of controls for compliance with international regulatory standards relating to AML/ATF, ABAC, and Sanctions. She has also developed and executed financial crime risk and controls assessments to identify weaknesses and gaps in compliance frameworks.

Her experience extends to financial crime and international integrity due diligence investigations in the private and public sector, digital intelligence, and crisis management.Prior to joining Deloitte, Caroline spent more than 2 years in the Forensic group of KPMG Inc, South Africa.

JPMJennifer Podmore Russell is the Senior Vice President responsible for Operations and Strategy at rennie group. Jennifer joined the rennie group in 2017 to bolster rennie's advisory services for its institutional land owners, First Nations and legacy family portfolios. Having built a career and reputation on her ability to develop real estate strategies tailored to both the client, circumstance and desired outcome, Jennifer is a sought after advisor to blue chip Canadian institutions, recognized private families and public entities for nearly two decades. Jennifer oversees Operations for rennie to ensure the smooth delivery of services by its 150+ advisors and 90+ team members that comprise the head office support.

She is passionately involved in her community having previously served in board roles for NAIOP, ULI and the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund Capital Campaign. She is an incoming board member of the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation and recently served on the Atira Housing Society and Development Boards.

DK HeadshotDarren Kwiatkowski has 25 years of experience in the real estate industry and has held senior development roles overseeing the acquisition, land use approvals and development for numerous large scale shopping centres and mixed used developments. Darren is a founding partner of SHAPE.  Under his leadership SHAPE’s development division has used the power of great place making and urban design to create world-class mixed-use, transit oriented communities. Through their experience SHAPE has become an industry leader in urban mixed-use densification and in particular the transformation of suburban malls into vibrant, mixed-use, transit oriented city centres.