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National Trust for Canada (Virtual): Heritage Conservation and Real Estate Economics: Unpacking Factors Affecting Heritage Property Investment
April 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The decision by property owners to retain and reuse, or to demolish heritage buildings, doesn’t happen in a vacuum. This webinar will build your understanding of the economics of heritage conservation, unpacking how built heritage interacts with forces of supply and demand and the real estate marketplace.
Presenter: Neil R. Lovitt – B.CD., DULE, LPP, MCIP, CPT (Vice President, Planning & Economic Intelligence, Turner Drake & Partners Ltd., Halifax, NS)
Neil Lovitt is Vice President of Turner Drake’s Planning Division and Economic Intelligence Unit. In this role, Neil leads a team of professionals that marry expertise in real estate economics and market intelligence with community planning and real estate development projects. Through various assignments he has experience gathering and analyzing socio-economic, housing need, and real estate market data, reviewing and drafting planning policy and regulation, and evaluating the financial feasibility of development proposals – including those which incorporate affordability, heritage conservation, and other policy goals.
Neil holds a Bachelor of Community Design degree from Dalhousie University, a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from the University of British Columbia, and a Diploma in GIS & Urban Planning from Fanshawe College. He is a Professional Planner and a Certified Planning Technician, with membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians. Neil is also an adjunct faculty member of the Dalhousie School of Planning where he teaches Land Development Economics to planning students in both the Bachelor and Master level programs.