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Urban Development Institute (UDI) Announces New Fraser Valley Group

Mon, 01/28/2013

The premier real estate body that represents the interests of over 600 of British Columbia’s leading residential, commercial, industrial and institutional developers has announced that it is expanding its membership and has formed a Fraser Valley Group, in recognition of increasing growth and development in the Valley.

 

Diane Delves, President and CEO of Quantum Properties, has been named the UDI Fraser Valley Group Chair. Ms Delves said, “I am excited about the opportunity to help facilitate the expansion of UDI's presence in the Valley to better serve the membership. With the phenomenal growth potential in the Fraser Valley, it is important for the development industry to be represented in this region.”

 

UDI maintains strong relationships with several Fraser Valley municipalities, but will extend additional programming, professional development opportunities and relevant events to the area; increase its relationships with Fraser Valley municipalities; as well as provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, communications and assistance to developers and associate members outside of the Lower Mainland.

 

Vice-Chair, Tammy Rea, Area Manager at TD Canada Trust, also supports UDI’s expansion into the Fraser Valley, “Membership within the UDI Group allows Fraser Valley professionals to join a team of industry leaders who are active in promoting the interests of the development industry, and the opportunity to make sizeable contributions to local communities.”

 

The Urban Development Institute represents a diverse wealth of expertise in all aspects of development, including developers, financial lenders, lawyers, engineers, planners, environmental consultants, architects, appraisers, local governments and government agencies, and has been a “partner in community building” for over 40 years.

 

 

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The Urban Development Institute’s mandate is to promote wise and efficient land use, good planning and progressive development practices that support sustainable development. The urban development industry in BC generates $30 billion worth of economic activity and over 250,000 jobs for the Province each year. 

 

 

Contacts:

Anne McMullin

President & CEO

amcmullin@udi.org

604.669.9585