VREP #362 | Building Agency, Purpose & Community in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside with Jenny Konkin

Vancouver Real Estate Podcast

10-03-2023 • 46 mins

There are a few things you should know about Jenny Konkin. She is a 40 under 40 recipient. She comes from a long line of real estate investors. And she loves Vancouver. Jenny sits down with Adam & Matt this week to discuss her path from real estate investor/business person to community builder on the Downtown Eastside, where she works day in, day out with some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

What led Jenny to shift gears in 2013 to focus all her energy on the not-for-profit organization she co-founded, Whole Way House? How have the challenges facing the Downtown Eastside changed over the last decade & are we in a better place today? What are we as a city getting right and what are we getting wrong when it comes to supporting our city’s most vulnerable populations? And what does effective help actually look like? Listen up Vancouverites!