Nov 13, 2012 – Michael Geller – “So where are we going to live next?”

Michael Geller B.Arch, MAIBC, FCIP

Michael Geller is an architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer with four decade’s experience in the public, private, and institutional sectors.

His company, The Geller Group is active in real estate consulting and property development.  Current activities include a variety of land use planning studies and a small infill housing development in West Vancouver catering to empty nesters and seniors wanting to downsize.

In February 2012, he was appointed by Mayor Gregor Robertson to Chair a Roundtable on Building Form and Design forming part of the Mayor’s Task Force on Affordable Housing. He also serves on the Adjunct Faculty of SFU’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development.

Michael is a past president of the Urban Development Institute BC and Canada; a former Trustee of the Vancouver Art Gallery and Louis Brier Home and Hospital, Past President of the Jewish Community Centre, and former member of Vancouver’s Urban Design Panel, Development Permit Board Advisory Panel and British Columbia Buildings Corporation Board of Directors.  Current board appointments include the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, the University of Calgary’s West Campus Development Corporation, and BCRE.

He has been honoured as a Life Member of the Architectural Institute of BC and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Michael is married with two relatively grown up daughters and lives on Deering Island.

His presentation will highlight some of the housing options that are available, and should be available for those of us who are thinking of moving, or may wish to move in the future. It will include ideas that he has put forth to the Mayor and Co-Chair of the City of Vancouver’s Task Force on Affordable Housing.

 


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