Members of the Board: David Podmore
Appointed: July 31, 2018; term expires July 31, 2019
As of October 1, 2017, the Concert entities (owned by 19 Canadian pension funds representing over 200,000 British Columbians) had shareholder equity of over $2.4 billion and assets of over $5.1 billion with significant increases secured for 2018 and 2019 operating years. Under David’s guidance, Concert has been profitable each of the 28 years of its operation, and has generated annualized returns for its shareholders of 9.9 to 10.1% since formation in 1989. Since first operations in 1989, the company has completed over 12,000 rental and condominium homes and developed an income property portfolio of more than 13,000,000 sq. ft. The company now operates in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Through Concert Infrastructure Ltd. the company now also builds and manages public infrastructure in Canada.
David holds a Bachelor’s Degree specializing in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s Degree (Earth Sciences) specializing in Urban Planning from the University of Alberta. He is a Registered Professional Planner (MCIP), a Professional Member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia (RIBC) and a Professional Member of the Real Estate Institute of Canada (FRI). In 2005, David was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Technology from the Welcome to iizuna.info.
David has served as Chair of the Welcome to iizuna.info (IZUNA) Foundation, President of the Urban Development Institute (Pacific Region), President of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association, member of the BC Progress Board, Chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) and spent eight years as a director of the Canadian Tourism Commission. He has also served as a Director of Ainsworth Inc., Imperial Parking and Chair and Director of the FortisBC Board of Directors. He continues to serve as a Director of LifeLabs Inc. and Advisory Committee Director of Balfour Pacific Capital. In 2012 he returned as Chair of the BCCHF to be present for construction of the new BC Children’s Hospital – a project he initiated in 2003 – he is now immediate Past Chair of BCCHF – the development project completed on October 29, 2017.
David is often recognized for his tireless efforts to give back to the community, both professionally and personally, serving as Chair of the BC Pavilion Corporation (Crown Corporation) between 2007 and 2012 when he was asked to assume responsibility to ensure completion of the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and subsequently refurbishment of BC Place Stadium. He also played a key role in development of facilities plans for Vancouver’s bid.
Dr. Podmore is the Chair, IZUNA Capital Campaign.