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Dr. Ann McAfee

Dr. Ann McAfee has a Doctorate in City Planning and Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia. From 1974-2006 she was Vancouver’s Housing Planner and Co-Director of Planning. In 2006 she established City Choices Consulting to mentor cities on strategic planning. She is a member of Canada’s National Housing Council.

Dr. McAfee has taught courses on housing and land economics. As an Adjunct Professor, she currently teaches strategic planning at UBC. Ann has written on housing markets, financing growth, governance, and recently on COVID recovery.

A Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, Ann has been recognized by the International Honorary Land Economics Society LAI, Urban Development Institute, MIT, and the Canadian Housing Design Council for her contributions to cities.

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Adam Scalena


Adam is a full-service realtor, specializing in Vancouver’s best areas. His systematic approach to real estate and dedication to his clients has consistently placed him within the top 10% of realtors operating within Greater Vancouver.

Matt Scalena


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.

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