B.A., MRTPI, ULI
Chris joined Colliers International Consulting in 2019 after a career in professional baseball in Europe and Asia.
- Portfolio strategy and analysis
- Strategic analysis, highest and best use
- Development approvals and feasibility
- Policy research and writing
- Urban design and site modelling
- MD - Social Committee
Master of Urban Planning - McGill University
Bachelor of Urban Geography - University of Calgary
Memberships & Involvements
Canadian Institute of Planners (RPP, MCIP Candidate)
American Planning Association
Urban Land Institute Young Leader Group
Urban Development Institute
Simon Fraser University Beedie Urban Development Program - Guest Speaker
- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver
- BC United Church of Canada, BC Ferries
- McLeod Lake Indian Band
- Salvation Army
- City of Surrey
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- City of Nanaimo
- Non-Profit Housing Co-Operative in Lower Mainland
- A number of private real estate holdings
Amin Wu is experienced in investment analysis, feasibility study, due diligence, financial forecasting and data modelling. Before joining Colliers, Amin was with another major commercial real estate firm for five years, offering market research, development positioning, pricing strategy, operation modelling and financial feasibility for residential, hotel, retail and office projects. She has successfully participated in more than 60 projects in over 15 countries and has strong industrial connections in East and South Asia, North America and Africa.
Amin has professional knowledge specific to the hospitality field and can leverage her extensive networks with international hotel management groups such as Jumeirah, Marriott, Accor, and Shangri-La. Amin has been involved in a variety of tourism real estate development projects, tourism destination developments and hotel investment projects.
VP & Director
James Smerdon is a retail consultant and strategic planner with Colliers Consulting in Vancouver. James joined Colliers in 2007 and has been a consultant since 1997. James has worked on projects throughout North America, for a wide variety of public and private sector clients.
Russell Whitehead is an urban planner and development consultant with Colliers Consulting in Vancouver. Russell has served as project manager on a wide variety of complex development advisory assignments locally, as well as throughout North America, China, the Middle East, and South America. Russell provides expertise in strategic planning, market analyses, demand modelling, site location strategies, demographic forecasting, and development feasibility studies for both public and private sector clients.