NOTE THAT BREAKFAST AND CORPORATE PASSES WILL BE APPLIED TOWARDS THIS EVENT.
This year's NAIOP Vancouver Icon Speaker is an individual whose life in our industry epitomizes the highest values of outstanding customer service, uncompromising quality in construction, loyalty to employees, and support of his community: Keith Beedie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Beedie Development Group. Come see Keith in conversation with his son Ryan Beedie, President of Beedie Development Group at our Annual Icon Speaker Event on Thursday December 12 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. Please make note that this event is a luncheon, rather than a breakfast. There will be a cash bar available.
Chairman and Chief Executive Office, Beedie Development Group
Keith Beedie was born in Vancouver, BC and spent his formative years in Regina and Winnipeg before moving back to Vancouver in 1937. Keith attended Magee Secondary but left school early to work at the Boeing plant, which was constructing PBY Canso aircraft for the allies during World War II. Keith went on to join the Royal Canadian Air Force on his 18th birthday, but was not sent overseas as the war was coming to a close.
Keith constructed his first building in 1945 at the age of 19 - a modest 1,200 square foot building to house his first business: cabinet-making. While that business did not prosper in the long run, it laid the foundation for Keith's entry into the construction business.
Keith incorporated Beedie Construction in 1954 and for over 50 years it resided at 5367 Kingsway, Burnaby before moving to its current location on Gilmore in 2007. The company constructed over 200 single family homes in the 1950's and 60's, including five PNE prize homes between 1960 and 1964. From the beginning, it established a reputation built on quality.
Beedie Construction moved into industrial construction in the 1960’s and was a local pioneer in "tilt panel construction". In the 1970’s the firm transitioned to a "build to suit" developer, handling all aspects of development projects. Rather than acting as a "merchant" developer, it focused on retaining ownership of its development projects. It was in this decade that its portfolio began to grow. The 1980’s saw the company complete its vertically integrated model by acquiring a large track of land for its first industrial park.
Keith’s son Ryan joined the company in 1993 (taking over as President in 2001). The company has grown rapidly in this time and is now the largest landlord of industrial space in BC. Beedie Construction has constructed over 18,000,000 square feet of space for tenants and owner-users.
Recently, the company has entered the Calgary industrial market and has expanded into multi-family residential development in BC under the name Beedie Living.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Registration & Cash Bar
12:00 pm -12:45 pm - Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm - Presentation
$85 - Regular Registration (prior to registration deadline)
$95 - Late Registration (after registration deadline)
Non-members - $115
Table of 10 - $850
GST included in prices
Registration Deadline: Monday, December 9, 2013