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Colliers Vancouver Hosts SFU Beedie Urban Development Program Students

SFU Beedie Urban Development Program

Last month, Colliers hosted an office tour of our downtown Vancouver location for SFU Beedie Urban Development Program undergraduate students. The visit featured an opportunity to learn about the brokerage business from both our local leadership and top advisor.

The students spoke with Executive Managing Director, Doug Pulver on his career in CRE and time spent with Colliers. They also got to hear from Jennica Palecek on transitioning into CRE and Colliers’ initiatives on gender diversity in the industry. After their fireside chats with brokerage, the student closed out the evening listening to Jaraad Marani from our Strategy Consulting team, learning about the key client case students from Colliers’ current and past projects.

Colliers is a Gold 2022-2023 sponsor of the SFU Beedie Urban Development Program. The SFU Beedie Urban Development Program (BUDP) offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to explore the urban development and commercial real estate industry. As part of our sponsorship, Colliers participates in a speaker series event, actively mentors the students in the program, and offers opportunities for office site tours.

This program provides a select group of SFU Beedie Undergraduates the chance to explore the urban development and commercial real estate industry through in-depth, structured, and engaging curriculum delivered by experienced industry professionals. 

Thank you to all our Colliers team members who are actively participating in shaping the future leaders of our industry.

Following the event, the Beedie Urban Development Students put together a recap video of the tour. Click here to watch.

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Douglas Pulver

Executive Managing Director, Vancouver


Douglas Pulver is Executive Managing Director of Colliers’ Vancouver office. As part of the leadership team, he is integral in implementing Colliers’ growth strategy in the market and solidifying Colliers’ top industry position.

Doug leads the Colliers Vancouver management team, and together, they are responsible for growing and engaging a team of market-leading brokerage advisors, strengthening and expanding Colliers’ position with its client base, and elevating Colliers’ standing in the Greater Vancouver community.

Doug has more than 29 years of experience operating and investing in businesses and real estate, having acquired, financed and guided real estate assets for Trizec Properties, Cadillac Fairview, and most recently, Gibralt Capital. As well, Doug has helped acquire and lead several private operating companies, focused on building a foundation for long-term success. His track record includes generating significant returns from both real estate and private equity transactions.

Outside of work, Doug is an active member of the community, dedicating his time as a board member for charitable and business organizations, including Young Presidents Organization, Vancouver Police Foundation and Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver. 

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