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Talks

Ian Gillespie in Conversation

Image of Ian Gillespie in front of a sculpture of cubes

Image courtesy of Ian Gillespie

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Talks

Ian Gillespie in Conversation

Friday May 17, 2019, 7 pm

Ian Gillespie is a Canadian real estate developer. He completed a Business degree at the University of British Columbia (1985) and an MBA at the University of Toronto, (1986) after which he began his development career with shopping centre developer Schroeder Properties in Vancouver. Gillespie founded Westbank, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1992. Today, the firm is active across Canada and in the United States, with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Chengdu and more than $25 billion in projects completed or under development.  Westbank's projects range from affordable housing, rental, rental, office, retail, district energy, hotels and public art. The firm is known for collaborations with the world’s best architects, designers and creatives including Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), James K.M. Cheng Architects, Henriquez Partners Architects, Kengo Kuma and Associates, Bing Thom Architects, Bocci and many others to develop projects that reflect their commitments to artistry, sustainability and design excellence. Westbank’s completed projects include the redevelopment of Woodward’s, Shangri-La Vancouver and Toronto, Fairmont Pacific Rim, TELUS Garden with major projects under development including TELUS Sky, Vancouver House and Alberni by Kengo Kuma.

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