CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select D1, D2 or D3)
HOW ARE CUSTOMERS' EXPECTATIONS CHANGING THE RETAIL MARKET?
No other real estate property class has attracted as much chatter in recent years as retail. Once a favourite of investors, it is now facing many challenges and questions. Montréal has witnessed Canadian, U.S. and European retailers opening stores, closing them or looking for fresh approaches to their formats. How is online shopping actually impacting this retail market? What are retailers and landlords doing in this competitive market to retain the vitality of personal shopping? Is consumer experience the answer to it all as malls are no longer just a place to shop - but a place to be? This session will examine these and other trends, and discuss the facts and fallacies pertaining to the retail market in Montréal from an investor, developer and retailer perspective.
Manon Larose, Senior Vice President, Retail, JLL
Meggie Daoust, Directrice Consommation, CDPQ
Maud Gaudreau, President & Founder, État de Choc
Nicholas Kassis, Senior Leasing Manager, Carbonleo
Jean Landry, Vice President, Retail, Leasing, Ivanhoé Cambridge
MIXED-USE AND INTENSIFICATION PROJECTS: WHAT IS IN THE MIX WITH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN THE BILLIONS?
Across the country, there is an unprecedented amount of intensification activity and urban revitalization on a scale that has not been seen for decades. Montréal is certainly no exception with a wide range of diversified developments occurring across the island and offshore. The scope and scale of the projects underway are in the billions of dollars. This session will examine several case studies of major projects in Montréal that have some unique characteristics. What type of innovative projects are emerging to create new forms of residential, office, retail, and hotel uses? What are some of the challenges that projects need to overcome within a very dense, highly regulated urban environment? What are the pros and cons of mixed-use developments? How feasible is it for projects to push the envelope on net zero, intelligent buildings, and higher performance metrics? What does the future hold for development activity in the Greater Montréal market?
Frédéric Labrie, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Consulting, JLL
Francis Charron, President, Batimo & Vice President, EMD Construction
Jean-Philippe Hébert, Vice President, Development & Project Management, COGIR Real Estate
Tuan Ng, Director, Leasing, Devimco
Laurence Vincent, Co-President, Prével - Invited
CASE STUDY – INTERACTIVE GROUP DISCUSSION: REPOSITIONING EXISTING ASSETS TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE
Every new development in today’s market is being designed with LEED certification or some high-performance metric in mind. However, new construction still only represents a small percentage of the total building stock. What are the options facing existing properties with respect to enhancing the quality of their buildings beginning their energy and environmental performance? What steps can owners of existing buildings take to improve the operational efficiencies, amenities and image of their properties to ensure that their space remains competitive in the market? How can tenant experience make a difference? What can you do with B or C buildings to maintain or improve its Net Asset Value? This session will examine specific asset management, marketing, and capital strategies that you can lead to reposition a property in order to extend its attraction for tenants and its value for owners.
Georges Renaud, Vice President, Coldwell Banker Commercial
Luc Fortin, Vice President, Development, Eastern Canada, First Capital Realty Inc.
Sébastien Hylands, Vice President, Development, Kevric Real Estate Corporation
Christopher Sweetnam Holmes, Vice President, Real Estate Development, Groupe Mach
Chloé Soucy, Director, Leasing, Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis