Thought Leadership

Speaking & Media

Tegan Smith, Principal is available to speak on the following topics:

  • Land development
  • BC’s housing crisis
  • Development Review & Approvals Process
  • Canadian real estate
  • Women in leadership

After 25 years as a professional planner, Tegan is passionate about mentoring support for project leaders in Canada.

In 2023, Tegan is ever more visible at industry events across the country, in the national media, and with Channel’s webinar series.

Following Tegan’s blog  is a great way to keep abreast of what’s next.

Channel’s Workshops & Downloadable Resources

Understanding What’s Really Possible For Your Land—And How to Secure the Capital You Need to Make It Happen | June 2023

Replay available here
Learn about how we support landholders to unlock land supply here

For Landholders Starting to Envision Developing Their Lands | April 2023

Development Feasibility Workbook – This is one of the most trusted resources used by BC’s land development industry.
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How to Optimize the Value of Your Properties—Without Sacrificing Your Vision or Values | February 2023

Replay available here
Learn more about our Development Consulting services

Navigating British Columbia’s Land Use Approvals Process: How to Get Your Project Approved with Ease & Confidence | November 2022

Replay available here
Learn more about the Approvals Accelerator mentoring program

Five Tips to Engage Government as Partners on your Project | September 2022

Government Relations workbook
Replay available here

How to do an F-ing Great Land Use Study | June 2022

Development Feasibility Workbook (revised version: June 2023)
Replay available here

Municipal Election 2022 Advocacy | May 2022

Advocacy Workbook
Replay available here

Recent Engagements

Urban Land Institute of British Columbia
AI & The Housing Crisis Panel –  November 2, 2023 | Register Here

University of Calgary
Human Centred Design, Social Innovation, & Entrepreneurship Panel –  July 13, 2023

Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference
Managing construction costs and development costs in turbulent market conditions Panel | Blog – April 4, 2023

Urban Land Institute of British Columbia
Winner of the 2022 Outstanding Leader Award | Interview & Article – November 24, 2022

Surrey Board of Trade
Surrey Development Industry Forum: Challenges and Solutions to BC’s Housing Crisis | Recording at 1:25:32 – October 28, 2022

Canadian Housing & Renewal Association
Leadership and Housing Panel – November 22, 2021

Urban Land Institute BC
A Conversation with Tegan Smith – November 4, 2021

The Globe & Mail
Land Use Approvals & Government Relations – October 29, 2021

Metro Vancouver Board
Land Use Approvals  – October 29, 2021

University of the Fraser Valley
Indigenous Engagement – October 8, 2021

Metro Vancouver Planning Committee
Land Use Approvals – October 8, 2021

City of Burnaby Planning & Development Committee
Land Use Approvals – March 30, 2021

3 Uniques Podcast
Tegan Smith On Leadership – January 31, 2021

Urban Land Institute BC
Government Engagement and Land Use Approvals – July 2020

Vancouver Real Estate Forum
Industrial Panel – Land Use Approvals – April 2019

Channel & Its Projects in the News

The Globe and Mail – Vancouver, BC
Xchange Business Park – Abbotsford, BC
Starlight Lougheed Village – Burnaby, BC
1166 West Pender – Vancouver, BC
Hazelwood – Surrey, BC
Polestar – Vancouver, BC

3 Uniques Podcast – Vancouver, BC
Highway infrastructure – North Vancouver, BC
Transit infrastructure – North Vancouver, BC
Transit-oriented community planning – North Vancouver, BC


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