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Russell Whitehead

Senior Vice President, Planning & Placemaking

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Professional Summary

Russell leads the Colliers Planning and Placemaking team based out of Vancouver. Over the years, he has managed development and planning advisory assignments locally, as well as throughout North America, China, and the Middle East. He provides expertise in strategic planning, land capacity analyses, demand modelling, demographic forecasting, and economic placemaking, ultimately with the goal of creating unique and successful destinations within existing urban fabrics.


Master of Planning, Land Use and Real Estate Planning  - Queen's University

Bachelor of Arts, Economics - University of British Columbia



Consultancy Services, Demographic Mapping, Destination Consulting, Development Consulting, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), High Street Retail, Mixed-Use Properties, Planning & Placemaking, Shopping Centres, Town Planning, Transit Oriented Development

Service Lines

Consulting, Strategic Advisory

Property Type

Healthcare-Medical, Hotel, Industrial, Land, Multifamily, Office, Residential, Retail

Featured Research

Aug 30, 2019

Millennials - Then & Now

Millennials are set to become Canada's largest population cohort, surpassing baby boomers over the next five years. Learn more.
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May 31, 2019

National Retail Report Spring 2018

Despite growth throughout 2017, 2018 has started off at a relatively slower pace. When compared to Q1 2017, retail sales growth slowed across the nation.
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May 31, 2019

National Retail Report Fall 2017

Retail sales growth across the country continues to build on the positive performance of 2016, with national retail sales predicted to grow by 7% to reach approximately $590 billion by the end of 2017.
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Featured News

Jul 22, 2022

City of Vancouver Chinatown Plaza Remerchandising

Vancouver’s Chinatown is a neighbourhood in transition. Recent and upcoming mixed-use residential developments continue to signal a socio-economic shift towards a younger and more affluent demographic.
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Jul 21, 2022

UBC Stadium Neighbourhood Rental Housing Market Demand Study

In expanding the University of British Columbia’s campus to better accommodate students in a highly constrained housing market, Colliers undertook a Rental Housing Market Study for the Stadium Road Neighbourhood.
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