Behind the Headlines

Words by
REW Editor

REW partners with Marcon for an exclusive event in Port Moody

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Behind the Headlines

Last week, we hosted an invitation-only event at the exceptional Outpost venue in Port Moody, where around 50 guests gathered to not only hear from some of the titans of the real estate industry in Greater Vancouver, but to ask them some pointed questions too.


Together with our event partners, Marcon, we were delighted that Victoria Levy, Director of Client Services at Talk Shop, accepted our invitation to host the panel discussion. In her expert hands, the panel and guests explored the unique challenges - and opportunities - facing buyers, sellers, lenders and developers.


We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to a panel that included:

  • Simon Bray, President, REW
  • Ernest Lang, CEO, Promerita
  • Jenny Wun, Principal & Managing Broker, Oakwyn Realty Northwest
  • Nic Paolella, Executive Vice President, Marcon

The pandemic, inflation, and growing media uncertainty have created an unprecedented environment for doom-and-gloom headlines in the real estate industry. To test the truth behind the hype, our panelists each chose a recent headline and gave their take on how accurate they truly felt it to be.


This “Behind the Headlines” saw the panel demystify media headlines and lift the veil on the true impact on the market thus far. Despite the negativity and fear, the facts are that developers are still building, and transaction volumes are still active. Most importantly, we are simply not building enough housing supply to meet demand.

The panel discussion was followed by a robust question and answer session, then wrapped with a mixer full of delicious local food and drink, courtesy of the wonderful people at North Point Brewing. Special thanks also goes to V & G Entertainment for the fantastic live music.


The success of the event has confirmed that this will be the first in a series of Behind the Headlines, where we hope to continue to feature fresh expert opinions on the headlines of the day. Join the discussion and be part of our next event by contacting [email protected]. We sincerely hope to see you there.

Photography from the event can be viewed here.


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