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2015 Building Opportunities

Come connect to the possibilities of real estate at 2015 Building Opportunities!

Rising rents and taxes, neighbourhood revitalization and densification, shifting government funding priorities, or transportation corridors and access to land makes real estate the most talked about topic in communities across Canada and the US. Leading this conversation in many communities are non-profit and social purpose organizations.

Come join us in Vancouver June 1-3, 2015 where you can explore the creative solutions and leading developments in social purpose real estate at 2015 Building Opportunities.

CANADIAN DELEGATES – select “Mail My Check” in the registration process, be invoiced and make payment in CAD dollars. The online registration is in US dollars only.

Co-presented by the Nonprofit Centers Network and the Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative, Building Opportunities 2015 will explore the full complement of real estate activities led by the social sector in our communities across Canada and the US.

From community hubs and mission-minded co-working spaces to art centres, health clinics, social housing and family service centres, you will have the opportunity to learn about leading creative community real estate solutions, as well as practical tools for all stages of project development and operations.

Building Opportunities 2015 will take place over three days packed with two pre-conference Boot Camps, engaging site visits, a Networking Party at the gorgeous Museum of Vancouver and two days of inspiring plenaries, interactive sessions and technical workshops.

Come share your input, build new relationships, meet colleagues and exchange ideas.

​Session Highlights

Sessions will be offered in six tracks: Funding & Finance, ChangeLab, How-To for Shared Spaces, How-To for Social Purpose Real Estate, Land Use, and a Showcase of Model Projects. Select sessions include:

  • Building it Right – Redeveloping Community Land
  • Building Communities Through the Arts
  • Seeding and Cultivating a Collaboration
  • Building the Voice of the Community into Your Shared Space
  • Indigenous Approaches to Social Purpose Real Estate and Services
  • Mistakes to Avoid in Shared Spaces
  • Working With Your City Government: How Cross-Sector Partnerships Can Make Your Job Easier
  • The Four Rs in Building Your Shared Services Client Base
  • Putting Metrics to Work for our Organizations

Thank You to our generous Sponsors!

Save the Date: Building Opportunities 2015

Building Opportunities 2015: The Social Purpose Real Estate ConferenceDate: June 1-3, 2015

Location: Vancouver, BC Canada

Join us in beautiful Vancouver for an innovative Building Opportunities conference co-presented by The Social Purpose Real Estate Collaborative and The Nonprofit Centres Network! Learn best practices in the development and management of nonprofit shared space and social purpose real estate. Stay tuned for more details and registration information!