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Introduction of the Forum Chairman:
Tony Prsa, President, BOMA Edmonton
Andrew Megson, President, Springwood Land Corp.
Derek Burleton, Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group
Join two of Edmonton’s most passionate leader’s as they discuss the next steps for growth and prosperity in the capital city. What makes Edmonton globally competitive and what is the real story behind its success? How does the city preserve (and grow) its current position? How is its growth being managed over the next 5 to 15 years? Where do responsibilities fall in order to maintain the current (and future) interest and excitement in Edmonton? What are the opportunities? Is their a formula for success to attract more investment to Edmonton? What are the macro economic factors for Edmonton?
Brad Ferguson, President, Edmonton Economic Development
Indira Samarasekera, President, University of Alberta
Oil and gas continues to be a hot topic across Canada. What can we expect heading into the second half of 2013 and beyond? Where are oil and gas prices headed? What are the implications of these energy prices for capital investment in Edmonton and Alberta? As Alberta negotiates the issues and implications of new pipelines, what does it mean for real estate development and prices in Northern Alberta? What economic impact is there to Canada if the pipeline capacity runs out?
Josef Schachter, President, Schachter Asset Management Inc.
For the second year in a row, the office market in the Edmonton area has seen positive absorption rates allowing landlords to breathe easier. This trend suggests that it might finally be time for developers to invest in building new office towers. Who are the key players to jump on this pending and significant opportunity? What would new development mean for the city and what are the implications for suburban development? How significant is the impact of the Arena project to the downtown core? The panel will discuss how they see this story evolving and who they believe the major players will be.
With a sub-7% vacancy rate, in what way will the office market become a landlord’s market in 2013-14? What does this mean for tenants who are frustrated by the limited options of large contiguous space within the existing inventory? Will this spur on more suburban development because of the speed of construction and affordability?
Cory Wosnack, Principal, Avison Young Canada
John Day, John Day Developments
Randy Ferguson, COO, Strategic Group
Tim Hogan, Senior Vice President, Calgary Region, WAM Development Group
Murray Lange, Vice President, Real Estate, Aspen Properties Ltd.
John Ross, Managing Director, Avison Young
Michael Bacchus, CEO, Conroy Ross Partners Limited
Vivian Manasc, Principal, Manasc Isaac Architects Ltd.
Ron Mosher, Vice President, Camgill Enterprises Ltd.
Tom Redl, President & CEO, Chandos Construction Ltd.
Brandon Kot, Vice President, Origination, Canada ICI Capital Corp.
Jason Cottle, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group
Tim Gillespie, Vice President, Commercial Group, ATB Financial
Michael Halliwell, Senior Vice President & Regional General Manager, Northern Alberta, Canadian Western Bank
Riaz Mamdani, CEO, Strategic Group
Raymond Townsend, Senior Vice President, CBRE Limited
Bruce Bentley, President & CEO, Maclab Enterprises
Brent Blake, Senior Director, Research, Valuation & Advisory, Altus Group
Scott Butler, President, Mission Ventures Inc.
Greg Christenson, President, Christenson Developments Ltd.
Andy Horvath, Partner, Industrial Sales and Leasing, Cushman & Wakefield
Colin Clish, Leasing & Land Coordinator, Remington Development Corporation
Kelly Pawlik, Director, Industrial Leasing, Oxford Properties Group
Twyla Purschke, Senior Associate, Industrial, Colliers International Ltd.
Shaun Wuschke, Vice President, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP
Sandy McNair, President, Altus InSite
Peter Choy, Director, Industry Development, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
David Dale-Johnson, Stan Melton Chair in Real Estate, Alberta School of Business
Jim Hewitt, Partner, Portfolio Management, KingSett Capital
Dave Young, Senior Vice President, CBRE Limited
Simon Farbrother, City Manager, City of Edmonton
Alex Thomson, Senior Vice President, Retail, WAM Development Group
Daniel Jay, Senior Director, Real Estate – Western Canada, Loblaw Properties West Inc.
Scott Lee, Principal, Northwest Atlantic (Canada) Inc.
Jesse Rudge, Regional Manager-North, Property Development Division, Melcor Developments Ltd.
Eric Slatter, Senior Associate, Colliers International Ltd.
David Allison, Director, Braun/Allison Inc.
Jim Taylor, Executive Director, Downtown Business Association
Darrell Halliwell, Principal, Dialog
Taylor Inglis, Manager, Real Estate & Land Development, Edmonton International Airport
Simon O’Byrne, Vice President, Planning, Stantec Consulting
Andrew Megson, President, Springwood Land Corp.
Tony Astles, Executive Vice President, Real Estate Services, Western Canada, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Inc.
Cody Clayton, President, Remington Development Corporation
Scott Hutcheson, Chairman & CEO, Aspen Properties Ltd.
Phil Milroy, CEO, Westcorp Properties Inc.