Real estate associations are an integral part of the commercial real estate world. They connect professionals to each other, provide advocacy and education, as well as acting as a hub between the different disciplines within the industry. Richard Joy joins us to discuss the role of the Urban Land Institute Toronto (ULI) but we couldn’t resist the opportunity to also dive deep into a variety of land development topics.
The first half of the episode we discuss the Urban Land Institute….
- The mandate of the Urban Land Institute.
- The education offering of the ULI.
- The size of the ULI at a chapter and global level.
- ULI compared to the other 40 real estate associations in the GTA.
- Why Toronto is a hotbed of real estate development and how that has fueled real estate associations.
- The upcoming conference “Electric Cities” on April 24-25 2017.
..and in the second half of the episode we explore Richard’s knowledge of…
- Inclusionary zoning and the affordability issue.
- The Ontario Municipal Board.
- Developers vs city planners.
- The underfunded city of Toronto.
- The 20 year history of unprecedented growth in the GTA.
- The impact of large scale condo developments.
In the news we discuss an article from the Real Estate News Exchange: Milborne Enjoys Record Year Amidst Toronto condo Boom
A bit about our guest…
Richard Joy joined ULI (Urban Land Institute) Toronto in June 2014 as the District Council’s first full time Executive Director.
Prior to joining ULI, Richard served as the Vice President Policy and Government Relations at the Toronto Board of Trade and he was the Director of Municipal Affairs and Ontario (Provincial Affairs) at Global Public Affairs, a leading Canadian Government Relations firm. His extensive public policy knowledge and experience comes from years of service at Queen’s Park and Toronto City Hall. Richard was the Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, responsible for the public policy development for the City of Toronto Act. He also served as executive assistant to MPPs George Smitherman and Michael Gravelle, as well as two City Councillors over a period that straddled the pre and post amalgamation of Metro Toronto. Richard received his BA from Carleton University, and was recently on the Board of Directors of Findhelp Information Services, a social services provider of 211 information services.
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