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How much transaction activity has there been in the Montréal office, retail and industrial leasing market over the past twelve months? How would you describe deal flow and velocity in today’s market? What are the current occupancy rates, rental rates, etc. and where are they heading? What are the anticipated absorption rates for the remainder of 2014? What are the profiles of the tenants that are looking for space? What is the outlook for the performance of the leasing markets in Montréal in 2014 and beyond?
Andrew Cross, Publisher, Espace Montréal
Laurent Benarrous, Managing Director & Principal, Avison Young
Jean-François Grenier, Senior Director, Altus Group
Erik Charton, Senior Vice President, JLL Real Estate Services
Denis Paquin, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Chantal Desjardins, Founding Principal, Chantal Desjardins Law Office Inc.
Jack Klaiman, President, Oberfeld Snowcap
Danielle Lavoie, Vice President, Operations, Eastern Canada Portfolio,
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Judy Taylor, Vice President, Leasing, Eastern Canada Region, First Capital Realty
Louis-Martin Dubé, Partner, Lavery de Billy LLP
John Antonecchia, Vice President, Real Estate Practice, Montreal, Marsh Canada Limited
Nathalie Bédard, Partner, Donati Maisonneuve LLP
Philip Belliard, Senior Director, Leasing- Québec & Atlantic, GWL Realty Advisors
Elias Benhamou, Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Christian Charbonneau, Senior Vice President, CBRE Limited
Marie-France Desrochers, Senior Manager, Corporate Accounts, Newmark Knight Frank Devencore
How has the office market performed in downtown Montréal vs. the growing interest in midtown vs. outlying areas? How much unoccupied space is there currently on the market? What impact will the new developments have on the market? Will demand absorb most of the new space? How are older A space buildings responding? Where are NERs heading at this time? What are projected to be the long term trends? What is the profile of tenants who are attracted to the downtown core and the new space? What will likely happen in the remainder of 2014? How successful have landlords been as well as brokers on their behalf in rebranding or repositioning B and C class older office buildings vs. A space? How do landlords address the challenge of dealing with a tenant who is only in the market once every five or ten years? To what extent are tenants increasingly pushing the demand for greener building environments? What are the views of landlords in Montréal about greening their existing assets?
Marie-France Benoit, Senior Director, Altus InSite
Catherine Guertin, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Richard Burgos, Partner, Lavery de Billy LLP
Frédéric Gilbert, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Julie Salvail, Director, Legal Services, Magil Laurentian Realty Corporation
Sylvie Cadieux, Director, Business Development, JLL Real Estate Services
Yves Bouchard, Director of Leasing, Office, Eastern Canada Portfolio, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Gilbert Dumont, Director – Real Estate, Risk Management & Administration, Bell Média Inc.
Sandra Neill, Interior Designer, Associate, Lemay
MINI ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS – WITH THE EXPERTS AND YOUR PEERS!
Take advantage of this opportunity to participate in informal discussions on the dynamics of key legal issues, market trends, and transaction activity. Tap into the minds of experts, gain insight into proven strategies, and share experiences with your peers. You will have an opportunity to be part of one of the following small discussion groups that will be held as an extension of the luncheon. Choose from one of the following discussion topics:
If your preference is to sit at another table, that is fine. Several will be available for individuals to do their personal networking.
A fast-paced session that will cover an assortment of “odds and sods” that people often experience in the leasing process and do not always fully understand. Each issue will be addressed by a legal expert in approximately five minutes, and a debate is sure to ensue with the other experts – and the audience. The questions examined will include:
“The most efficient and productive cities and regions are ones in which people are thinking and working – not sitting in traffic. The shift toward the urban core is increasing in major cities across Canada. The coming decade will see greater concentrations of people, increasing densities, and further clustering of industry, work and innovation in cities. Alongside that will come ever more concentrated economic opportunity.” Richard Florida
Every strong community has a vibrant mixed-use core where people gather: where commerce, culture, recreation, entertainment, education and inspiration meet. This session will examine the unique and growing popularity of midtown Montréal. What type of innovative and successful projects are emerging in this inner city area? How is the concept of “work, live, play and learn” applying to the Montréal market? The panel will examine the new office developments, the significant evolution of the “brick and beam” market and the profile of tenants who are moving into the midtown office and retail market.
Pierre Lacroix, Senior Vice President, CBRE Limited
Anne Boutin, Attorney, Delegatus Legal Services Inc.
François Viau, Partner, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Gabrielle Saine, Commercial Real Estate Broker, NAI Commercial
Mike Jager, Business Development & Property Manager, The Montoni Group
Jason Silver, Director, Leasing, The Luger Group
Tom Godber, Principal, Avison Young Québec
Peter Picciola, Vice President, Office Leasing, Québec, Ivanhoé Cambridge
Dan Rejwan, Director, Finance, Redbourne Realty Management Inc
Michael Stones, Vice President, Eastern Region, Oxford Properties Group Inc.
Natalie Voland, President, Gestion immobilière Quo Vadis inc.