July 9, 2019 – Peeter Wesik and Andrew Ramlo, “Busting Generational Generalisms: A Facts-based Understanding of Canada’s Shifting Demographics”

Peeter Wesik
President, Wesgroup Properties

Mr. Peeter Wesik serves as the Managing Director of ParkLane Ventures, 3PLogix and Fraser Surrey Docks. In Wesgroup Income Properties, Mr. Wesik has built up a significant family real estate portfolio of income-producing and development properties in the Lower Mainland of B.C. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Wesgroup Properties LP. Mr. Wesik served as Chairman of the Board of North Point Capital Corp (also known as Tallinn Capital Corp). He has over 30 years of experience owning and running successful businesses including Wesgroup Properties, Parklane Ventures and 3PLogix Group. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate law, corporate acquisitions, real estate investing, mortgage lending, and structuring and negotiating complex transactions. He previously practiced law as a partner at Russell & DuMoulin (now Fasken Martineau DuMoulin) in Vancouver. He serves as Director of the Urban Development Institute in B.C., a trustee of St. George’s School Foundation, a member of the United Way 2008 Lower Mainland cabinet, and a Director of: Canadian Mortgage Loan Services Limited; Seon Design Ltd.; and Pronghorn Controls Ltd. He has a B.A. and a B. Law from UBC.

Andrew Ramlo
Executive Director, Urban Futures

As Director of Urban Futures Incorporated, Andrew works with many of Canada’s leading investors, retailers, and developers, as well as many of Canada’s most rapidly changing municipalities, public agencies, and crown corporations. He is regularly quoted in the media, with his insights being informative, animated, and lively. With a focus on dimensions of change – – be they demographic, economic, or societal — he shows how the data can be used to manage the challenges and opportunities organizations and individuals will face in the decades to come. He has written numerous research reports on a broad scope of topics, ranging from the future of our labour force,pension plans, and healthcare system, to urban planning and regional economics. Andrew is a member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC); he sits on PIBC council and currently serves as the PIBC Membership Committee Chair and Secretary Treasurer. Andrew has organized and taught courses for both UBC and Simon Fraser University (SFU), in addition to providing ongoing workshops and seminars for programs at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and SFU’s City Program.

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