May 18th, 2021


First Nations Development Webinar


Post Webinar Mingler

Sponsored By


First Nations Developments,

an Overview and Discussion


Howie Charters, VP Consulting Services of Colliers, will be having a discussion with David Negrin, CEO of MST Development Corporation, about the developments they are undertaking for the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh along with other projects in the region being undertaking by other Nations.  They will share some of their insights and experiences with this growing segment of developers and how the lending community and associated service providers can partner/support/work with First Nations.


Howie Charters

Vice President

Colliers International Consulting

Howie Charters joined Colliers in 1996 and has over 35 years of experience in both the public and private sector. Prior to joining Colliers, Howie held senior executive positions with the Federal Government and was responsible for Public Works Canada’s real estate holdings in Western Canada and also acted as the Western Canadian real property advisor to the Treasury Board Secretariat.

Howie founded Colliers Consulting practice in 1997. His expertise includes the provision of strategic advisory services for the development of mixed-use commercial projects and the rationalization of complex portfolios, as well as in the development and implementation of real estate management reform and portfolio strategies. Over the past 15 years Howie has worked with 16 First Nations governments and members in B. C., Alberta, Ontario, and Arizona to assist them with economic development initiatives.

David Negrin


MST Development Corporation

David Negrin has over 30 years of extensive experience in the development of residential and commercial real estate, including master planned projects.  David is currently: the CEO of the MST Development Corporation (a joint venture between the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations); CEO of Attollo Management Inc providing development and construction management service consulting for various major projects in Greater Vancouver; Development Consultant (former President) for Aquilini Development and Construction; and Chief Negotiator for the Lax Kw’allaams Band of Prince Rupert.  Prior to his role as President of Aquilini Development and Construction, David had multiple successive roles at Concord Pacific culminating as Senior Vice President.  In addition, David has been a Director of UDI since 2004; serving as President in 2006-2008.

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May 27th, 2021

MIABC Presents a


In honour of Asian Heritage Month...

Sponsored By


Asian Canadians: United in Diversity


"Andy’s Story on the Vietnam Exodus"

From 1975 as the war in Vietnam was ending through the remainder of the 1970s, over a million people fled the country.  Some were fearful of reprisals and repression, some were mired in economic hardship, but all were in search of a better tomorrow.  Also referred to as “boat people”, many of them made the perilous journey across open seas only to languish in refugee camps throughout South East Asia.  Andy Pham and his family were some of the lucky ones who eventually made their way to Canada. The MIABC is proud to have Andy share his family’s story on the Exodus of Vietnam in honour of May being Asian Heritage Month, as part of a larger discussion on the role that diversity can play in our shared industry and society at large. 



Andy Pham

Vice president of Canadian Asset Management


Andy Pham is Vice President, Canadian Asset Management, BentallGreenOak.  He manages $2.0 billion in commercial mortgages in Western Canada. Previously, Andy worked in real estate valuation and consulting. Andy holds a BBA from SFU and is an accredited real estate appraisal of the Appraisal Institute of Canada.

Volunteerism is very important to Andy. He is currently the President of the Mortgage Investment Association of British Columbia. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House and the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of British Columbia, serving on the Project Management and Finance committees. With the Appraisal Institute of Canada, he is active on the B.C. Membership Engagement Committee and the President’s Council on Diversity. At BGO, his is an executive member of the Asian Network, an affiliation group to connect all employees of Asian heritage. From time to time, he is a guest host on the Lac Viet Public Education Society’s radio program on Fairchild FM96.1.


Jody Chan

Senior Account Manager

Vancity Savings Credit Union Community Real Estate

Jody is an experienced banker with solid banking experience specialized in commercial banking and real estate lending.  She has worked for several financial institutions and currently manages a diverse commercial real estate portfolio at Vancity. 

She has extensive experience in financing a wide range of real estate loans for term, land and construction financing including multi-family, mixed-use, industrial and multi-phases construction projects.

Jody graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a finance major from the University of British Columbia.  She recently joined the MIABC Board of Directors in January 2021.

Lea Billard


CMLS Financial

Lea assists in the execution of the corporate strategy for the CMHC Insured Multi Unit business lines including origination of term and construction loans, servicing and securitization. Lea has over 18 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.  Prior to joining CMLS in April 2021, Lea held various roles at one of Canada’s largest life companies, where she specialized in commercial mortgage lending in western Canada and the United States.  Most recently, she was responsible for implementing the corporate vision of the CMHC Insured business line with one of Canada’s largest credit unions.

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Golf Tournament Donation to the

Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

Photography by: Bridgehouse Law LLP

Back Row: Golden Ma, Crystal Lo, Lonnie Neufeld, Mark Wong, Sam Fogell, Sam Dayal, Andrew Howard, Mark Baron, Tim Lack, Graham Collings, Andy Pham, Jeff Puhl Jeremy Bramwell, Michelle Holst

Front Row: Lea Billard, Barry Fenton, Cynthia Boutler (CEO Food Bank), David Long (CEO Food Bank), Jim McGregor, Janice Funke, Fai Murray

During our December 10th, 2019 Winter Holiday Social, the Mortgage Investment Association of BC (MIABC) presented a cheque in the amount of $34,500 to Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

MIABC is pleased to announce that we have donated over $250,000 to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank over the last several years!



27 May 2021 12:00 PM • Virtual Platform



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