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The 2020 Conference was planned to be held on Tuesday, June 2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Kathy Black, Vice President, Development, Fiera Real Estate and Adrian Rocca, Chief Executive Officer, Fitzrovia Capital had agreed to Co-Chair the event. However, the unprecedented acceleration of COVID-19 into a pandemic with significant health and safety risks required us to be prudent and change plans. We have received a consistent amount of feedback and requests to move forward with programming that would offer the information and market intelligence that the Conference normally provided.
As a result, we are finalizing details of a two week long educational series beginning on Monday, July 13. Each day over this period of time, a one hour webinar will be provided at 11:30 EDT. The time of the day is to make it convenient for anyone living in one of the five and a half time zones across the country.
Benjamin Tal will open the series on July 13 with a presentation examining to what extent had COVID-19 affected development activity and what does the future hold for the pipeline of projects. Michael Cooper and Courtney Cooper will conduct one of the educational sessions addressing to what extent is technology impacting project design, delivery, high performance buildings and other aspects of real estate.
We are also very excited to share with you and the industry the launching of The Real Estate Forums Club, focused on delivering MARKET INTELLIGENCE, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT and COMMUNITY in real time. It has been built on three pillars: RESEARCH by way of powering decisions; EDUCATION in identifying and discussing market trends, opportunities and challenges; and industry NETWORKING to connect, expand and enhance relationships.
One of these great benefits will be complimentary access to the Land and Development Educational Series. As a REF Member, you will have access to all 10 sessions starting July 13, in addition to the other benefits that are offered to members including but not limited to a 20% discount on the tickets to any of our 10+ remaining conferences.
The 2020 Land & Development Educational Series will provide thought provoking views on national development, acquisition and disposition strategies, challenges, opportunities and risks. Join us as we examine where this sector is heading from the perspective of owners, developers, investors, and lenders.
This special series has been organized by Informa Connect, the producers of the Real Estate Forums, in conjunction with a steering committee of developers, owners, lenders, brokers, and their intermediaries.
Please find a schedule of the Educational Series through the button below and we look forward to welcoming you as a REF Member as we share the insightful keynote presentations, interviews and panel sessions on local, national and global development markets including both residential and commercial activity.