About Us

Our mission at UBC Properties Trust is to assist UBC, through optimization of land assets, to achieve the academic and community goals of its Place and Promise mandate.

Its mission is to acquire, develop and manage real estate assets for the benefit of the University. Under the direction of current President and CEO Al Poettcker, UBC Properties Trust has the mandate to:

  • Service and market lands for residential development
  • Develop, lease, and property manage two rental portfolios: Village Gates Homes (Staff and Faculty Rentals) and Wesbrook Properties
  • Develop, lease, and property manage an office and retail portfolio
  • Analyze projects as requested by UBC
  • Project manage the construction of institutional projects
  • Lead the community development and marketing for Wesbrook Place