UDI News

UDI Official predicting a more balanced year for development in the Okanagan

Author: Alistair Waters – Kelowna Capital News

David Porte, who chairs the UDI Pacific regional board, and who runs a Development Company in the Lower Mainland, was in Kelowna Thursday to speak to members of the Okanagan UDI chapter.


Okanagan Heading in Right Direction

Author: Scott Henderson, UDI Board Member
It’s been quite a year for the Okanagan. America’s largest daily newspaper, USA Today, named the Okanagan the world’s second best wine region to visit.


Development drives economy

Author: Steve MacNaull, The Daily Courier
Okanagan developers want the public to know construction is a huge and important economic driver. The first Building Our Community Sign to go up in the Okanagan is at the Academy Hill condominium complex beside the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna.


Media Release – April 14, 2014

Author: Andrew Bruce, Melcor Lakeside Inc., President UDI-Okanagan Chapter

Building Our Community – Urban Development Institute Okanagan – Sign Program



Latest News: District of Peachland, Public Open House Meeting

Author:  The District of Peachland

Invitation to a Public Open House Meeting to be held Thursday April 3, 2014. Regarding proposed changes to the District of Peachland Development Permit Guidelines that form part of the Official Community Plan.  We hope to see you at the meeting!






Okanagan wine lifestyle: the not-so-secret weapon

Author: Scott Henderson, dHz Media Inc., Current Board Member, UDI-Okanagan Chapter

Over the last 10 years I’ve been blessed to work with many of B.C’s top developers on some of the finest resorts in the province




Creativity and good design can make a small space great

Author: Randy Shier, President, Mission Group Properties
Past President, Current Board Member, UDI-Okanagan Chapter

We’ve all heard the saying “Good things come in small packages”, but you probably never thoughts it applies to living spaces.

New breed of home buyers ready to get back in the market

Steve MacNaull, The Daily Courier

Home builders and consumers alike have been slapped around by this recession. “As a result, both are doing things differently now,” said real estate branding expert David Allison, who is the guest speaker at the Urban Development Institute lunch today at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna.


Inside a developer’s mind

Mark Holland, New Monaco Enterprises Corp.
Director, Board Member, UDI-Okanagan Chapter

Have you ever wondered what goes through a developer’s mind as she thinks about what she wants to build? What was going through the mind of the person who built the place you live in now? How about where you work? Have you ever considered doing a development project yourself? What would you build?



New hands at helm of UDI

Andrew Bruce, Melcor Lakeside Inc.
President, Board Member, UDI-Okanagan Chapter

September brings our usual list of “returns” – kids return to school, the work force returns to more or less its usual number, TV schedules return to new programming, and I can finally return to work around the house without the fear of heat stroke. It also means our UDI Okanagan board returns to a regular meeting schedule and we return to our monthly schedule of luncheons and speakers.