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Michael launched Liveable City Planning Ltd in Vancouver BC in 2016 with 20+ years of experience delivering transformative mixed-use real estate projects.
A developer and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, Michael understands private and public interests. In Vancouver, he worked in public service for a decade, first with CMHC Assisted Housing, and subsequently with the City of Vancouver as a Senior Planner with the City’s Major Projects team. His private sector experience includes numerous projects at scale in Greater Vancouver, Toronto, and Los Angeles, and international experience leading mixed use development teams in Grosvenor’s London UK head office (2013-2016).
Michael has served on the City of Vancouver’s Development Permit Board and the City of Surrey’s Urban Design Panel. He is an Adjunct Professor with UBC’s Sauder School of Business, teaching an MBA course in Real Estate Economics, Pro Formas, and Urban Planning.
Matt is real estate obsessed and considers himself a lifelong student of the Vancouver real estate market. As a co-manager of the Scalena Real Estate team, Matt prides himself on expertly advising buyers and sellers on all aspects of the fast-paced, dynamic Vancouver real estate market. He is present at every stage of the process, from that first phone call or email right through to when keys are exchanged between sellers and buyers.