Day 2 – Wednesday, September 16, 2020

9:30 AM
NETWORKING LOUNGE OPEN

10:00 AM
CO-CHAIR WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

Heather Kane

Michael Smith

Forum Co-Chairs:
Heather Kane, Vice President, Asset Management, Canadian Multi-Family, Starlight
Michael Smith, Senior Vice President, Multi-Family, Western Canada, ONE Properties 


10:05 AM
PUTTING THE 5th ANNUAL CANADIAN MULTI-FAMILY RENTER PREFERENCE SURVEY RESULTS INTO PRACTICE

Renters – like everyone – make decisions based on what they care about most. David Allison, a human behavior expert and Founder of the Valuegraphics Database, will explain the shared values you must activate to leverage the key findings from the Canadian Multifamily Preference Survey. His custom research specifically for the CAIC will reveal exactly what you need to do to engage and activate renters, no matter the issue at hand. Think of this as the instruction manual for the CAIC Multifamily survey!

Speaker: 
David Allison
, Founder, Valuegraphics Database


11:00 AM
HOW MUCH INVESTMENT ACTIVITY HAS RETURNED TO THE MULTI-RESIDENTAL MARKET FOLLOWING A BRIEF PAUSE EARLIER IN 2020? WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?

The beginning of the year featured some very strong transaction activity. Then overnight, investment virtually stopped as COVID-19 accelerated and valuations were somewhat affected. It now appears that transactions volumes are returning. Where are cap rates now in various markets? Our panel of brokers and deal experts will provide an overview of notable transactions across Canada. Questions regarding how deal flow is anticipated in the continuation of a low interest rate environment will also be examined.

Moderator: 
James Wilson
, Managing Director, Investment Management, Realstar Management

Panel:
Michael Betsalel, Executive Vice President, JLL
David Bloomstone, Director, Investment Banking Real Estate Group & Head of Multi-Residential Property Brokerage, TD Securities
Mark Goodman, Principal, Goodman Commercial Inc.
Marc Hetu, Vice President, Co-Leader, CBRE National Apartment Group, CBRE Limited
Alam Pirani, Executive Managing Director, Hotels, Colliers International


11:50 AM
NETWORKING LOUNGE 20 MINUTES HOSTED BY:
David Allison
, Founder, Valuegraphics Database
 

12:10 PM
INDUSTRY ICONS SERIES: IN CONVERSATION WITH SAM KOLIAS
 

Sam and his brother Van Kolias originally purchased properties in Alberta and Saskatchewan and has since grown the business to a value of over $4 billion in assets. We are excited to hear from Sam about his life, career, perspective over the past 12 months and where he is looking to go in the future. 

Speaker:
Sam Kolias
, Chairman & CEO, Boardwalk REIT

Interviewed By:
Nurit Altman
, Director, RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group


12:45 PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select C1, C2 or C3)
SESSION C1:
HOW ARE INTERNATIONAL OWNERS AND MANAGERS DEALING WITH COVID-19 IMPACTS?

Global multi-family property owners will share their views on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on their properties, portfolios and investment strategies for 2020 and 2021. The pandemic is moving through different regions at different times, we will explore what is happening in global real estate markets to learn and leverage lessons, market intelligence and best in class operating strategies.

Moderator:  
Brad Olsen
, President, Atlantic Partners, Ltd.

Panel:
Michiel de Bruine
, Director, Dutch Residential Investments, Bouwinvest
Lili Dunn, President, Bell Partners
Andrew Joyner, Managing Director, Tricon Capital Group
Joachim von Klitzing, Managing Director,  DeWAG Wohnen GmbH & Co. KG

SESSION C2:
TECHNOLOGY, PROPTECH, INNOVATION AND MORE

The growth continues of technological advancement and innovation affecting new building design and construction along with the operations and management of apartments.  What are some of the products, innovations and strategies that are propelling this trend forward and changing the way owners, developers and operators have traditionally done business? What are some leading technology companies that are here to stay and have a material impact on this property class? What are new ways of innovating and connecting with tenants? How can you operate your building more efficiently and reduce your costs? From the macro to the detail, this panel will address how innovation is impacting multi-residential assets.

Moderator:  
Todd Nishimura
, Senior Director, Marketing, Leasing and Communications, GWL Realty Advisors Residential

Panel:
Maria Aiello
, Global Head & AVP, Real Estate & Mortgages Technology, Manulife Investment Management
Peter Altobelli, Vice President & General Manager, Yardi Canada Ltd.
Courtney Cooper, Principal, Alate Partners
Andrea Diamond, Co-Founder, Andore Advisory

SESSION C3:
HOW TO RETAIN YOUR TENANTS AND MAINTAIN THE VALUE OF APARTMENTS THROUGH COVID-19?

The pandemic has affected owners of many various types of buildings. This session will focus specifically on how the multi-residential market has performed during COVID-19. Has it had counter-cyclical resilience? What impact of lower financing costs, lower utility costs, lower repair and maintenance costs and non-existent CAPEX had on the value of these assets? How have landlords used operations, communications and management strategies to retain as high an occupancy as possible for their buildings?

Moderator:  
Paul Smith
, Chief Administrative Officer, The DMS Group

Panel:
Neil Fischler
, Vice President, Asset Management, Starlight Investments
Dean Holmes, Senior Vice President, Residential Operations, QuadReal Property Group
Greg Speirs, Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management, Realstar Management
Oraska Tam, Senior Asset Manager, Fiera Real Estate


1:35 PM
NETWORKING LOUNGE 20 MINUTES HOSTED BY SPECIAL GUEST

1:55 PM
THIS IS NOT THEIR FIRST HURDLE SERIES: WHERE DO CANADA’S LEADING MULTI-FAMILY EXECUTIVES THINK THE INDUSTRY IS HEADED?

The pandemic has affected owners of many various types of buildings. This panel of industry executives will focus on their experience in recessionary environments to leverage lessons learned from past markets and what their outlook is over the next 12 months. What impact of lower financing costs, lower utility costs, lower repair and maintenance costs and non-existent CAPEX had on the value of these assets? How have landlords used operations, communications and management strategies to retain as high an occupancy as possible for their buildings?

Moderators:
Heather Kane, Vice President, Asset Management, Canadian Multi-Family, Starlight
Michael Smith, Senior Vice President, Multi-Family, Western Canada, ONE Properties 

Speakers:
Ugo Bizzarri
, Senior Managing Director, CIO & Global Head of Direct and Debt Investments, Timbercreek Asset Management
Colin Lynch, Head of Global Real Estate Investments, TD Asset Management
Daniel Drimmer, President & CEO, Starlight Investments
George Van Noten, Chief Operating Officer, Minto Properties
Jamie Ziegel, Managing Director and Head of Property Brokerage, TD Securities


2:45 PM
ADJOURNMENT & NETWORKING
NETWORKING LOUNGE – OPEN DISCUSSION ON THE DAY