CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select AA1, AA2 or AA3)
HOW CAN YOU REINVENT A SAFE AND PRODUCTIVE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT IN A COVID
A critical question that all organizations have been examining in great detail is how to bring their people and teams back to the office in tandem with the goals of staying safe and productive. As lockdowns ease, what has returning to work in physical office space and buildings looked like? What has been a blueprint of essential changes look like that offices need to make? Are there various minimum standards that are part of the detailed strategic planning? A diverse panel of experts will offer their insights on how to reinvent the workplace to help you bring people back to the office safely while providing a productive environment. They will address a wide range of issues that will range from considering ease of employee travel into the office, rules on how to reopen the office, and biosafety measures to space management that enables physical distancing, working patterns, and staying flexible and adaptable in situations and conditions.
Kim Gravelle, Senior Director, JLL
Annie Daniel, Partner, Kiva Design + Architecture
Marie-Claude Duchesne, Director, Solutions & Real Estate Portfolio Strategic Planning, Desjardins
Christopher Thorne, Managing Director, Leasing, Eastern Canada, Allied Properties REIT
BE A BETTER BROKER, INSIGHTFUL TIPS FOR THE YOUNG BROKERS
Most real estate agents are cast into their world with only basic training. The real know-how required to succeed in the business is often picked up along the way through failures - if they manage to hold on long enough. This training offers techniques derived from years of transactional experience to assist brokers and accelerate their ability to conclude transactions.
Moderator - Trainer:
Gil Kastner, Senior Real Estate Executive
COMMUNICATION IN TIMES OF CRISIS, YOUR MOST IMPORTANT ASSET
The coronavirus pandemic has put the business of risk communication front and center. Every day, it seems, we are getting mixed messages from our leaders, messages that differ in their tone and content depending on who is talking. In a situation full of unknowns, as with the early days of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa five years ago, sometimes communication is all we have. Good communication lets people know what they should do, how they can protect themselves and others and helps them balance their fears with concrete information they can use. This session will examine the different communication strategies that where deployed during the pandemic.
Caroline Lacroix, Strategic Marketing Consultant, communications and public relations
Nicolas D’Aoust, Senior Leasing Director, Oxford Properties
Erica Deschênes, Associate Vice President, CBRE
Isabelle Héroux, Vice President, Leasing, Groupe Petra
Linda Rouleau, Senior Director, Property Management, Real Estate Investments, iA Financial Group