Student Housing & University Real Estate Initiative
The mission of The SHURE Initiative is to improve student lives and enhance the built environment in university neighbourhoods.
SHURE: VANCOUVER & WESTERN CANADA
March 18-19, 2024
University of British Columbia
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role as an architect, whether in energy efficiency or using technology in building design.
About: SHURE is a unique platform that brings all types of real estate impacted by the university environment into focus, including the myriad of on-campus buildings (academic, athletic, retail, self-storage, cold storage, housing, mixed-use, office) and off-campus buildings (conventional multifamily for-rent, residential, private student housing, purpose-built student accommodation, faculty housing and mixed-used).
Indeed, Canada’s population is rapidly growing, driven by general immigration and a surge in international student enrollment. Canada has become a popular destination for students in global regions due to its high quality of life, stable government, and world-renowned post-secondary institutions. Many students seek to live on-campus or near the university for these reasons. In addition, due to the above-average quality of life in many university neighbourhoods, members of the public and commercial entities are seeking out properties in the proximity of the academic institutions. For these reasons, there is a significant lack of available real estate in university environments. SHURE is the premier platform that brings together all the stakeholders in the university environment in this engaging and productive business development exchange.
With the mission to improve student lives and enhance the built environment in university neighbourhoods, SHURE Vancouver & Western Canada will convene on March 18-19, 2024, at the University of British Columbia. Attendees and participants will represent the most active university real estate executives (including property trusts and boards of trustees), commercial real estate developers, institutional investors, capital sources, and other owners in the market.
In addition, SHURE will bring together the most innovative firms working in property technology and campus technology.
“SHURE is a not-to-be-missed event for professionals and executives who work in or support university real estate and student accommodation,” Andrew Parr, Associate Vice-President – Student Housing and Community Services, The University of British Columbia.
“I wanted to personally thank you for this amazing event.”
– Jonas Emre, Founder & CEO, Harrington Housing
“Thanks for putting together a great conference.”
– Neil Murray, Development & Asset Manager, Podium Developments
“My thanks for such a wonderful event.”
– Valerie Bruce, Interim Director – Student Housing and Community Care, Toronto Metropolitan University
The following is a list of topics that will be covered in each of three separate tracks. For an in-depth look at topic breakdowns, speakers and additional learning opportunities, please request our full agendas here. Agendas are subject to change.
MARCH 18: UNIVERSITY REAL ESTATE MASTER PLANNING
Thesis: Universities are often the most impactful municipal landlords, boasting a robust portfolio of academic, athletic facilities, retail and housing assets. Learn from property trust executives, university leadership and other stakeholders about master plans and campus visions.
MARCH 19 TRACK 1: Accommodation for Student Housing
Thesis: Multifamily developers and purpose-built student housing executives are approaching the housing crisis and lack of supply as unique opportunities in today’s investment environment. Learn from institutional investors, pension funds, and private developers about their plans to support new housing supply in university environments.
MARCH 19 TRACK 2: SHURE Property & CAMPUS Technology Xchange
Thesis: Technology that touches or improves the operating environment of buildings for landlords and tenants or enhances day-to-day life at the university. Learn from smart building innovators, including heating/cooling, internet connectivity, marketing/leasing executives, transportation stakeholders, and more.
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