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We are joined by Ted Davis, Managing Director at Avison Young. Ted lives in Guelph, but makes the commute to Downtown Toronto several days each week. Ted explains why investors are increasingly interested in markets like Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph as opposed to the GTA. Later, he tells us how much investment in Southwestern Ontario comes from outside, along with why he is so excited about the future of the region.
Released: October 31, 2023
Our guest today is Tim Kennedy, the Principal of Lowland Properties. Lowland is headquartered in Kitchener, and currently has three other employees (besides Tim). Tim takes us through his real estate background, including how his father, who was also in the real estate business, influenced his career. He’ll also tell us about the projects Lowland is currently working on and why he prefers living in Kitchener instead of Toronto.
Released: September 5, 2023
Jason Castellan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Skyline Group of Companies and joins us on today’s show. The company is located in Guelph, but also has additional offices spanning throughout Canada. Skyline’s beginnings trace back to the early 90s when Jason and his brother started purchasing single-family homes in Guelph. Jason explains how the company has grown to the size it has today, and also talks about how they decide where and what to invest in.
Released: August 28, 2023
Our guest today at the Toronto Real Estate Forum is Bill Bolender, Vice President, Country Manager at Prologis. Prologis is the largest global owner, developer, and operator of industrial properties. Bill has been in charge of their very large Canadian portfolio for 10 years. With his expertise in industrial, Bill tells us how unique Canada’s assets are in the portfolio of a global company like Prologis. He gives a run down of why industrial has taken off so much since the pandemic began, along with why he doesn’t see the demand ending any time soon.
Released: July 20, 2023
Recorded at the Toronto Real Estate Forum, we’re welcoming Jan Kestle. She is the President of Environics Analytics, which provides various industries with analytic data and allows them to understand how different demographic factors influence decisions. Jan tells us all about the kinds of data collected at Environics, and then talks about the types that real estate companies are interested in lately. She also speaks to what she is seeing in data from the retail and office sectors.
Released: July 14, 2023
Paul Morassutti, who recently became Chairman of CBRE, is our guest in this episode from the Toronto Real Estate Forum. When Paul started his career, he gravitated towards the appraisal and consulting field of real estate and is still in it 30 years later. After taking us through how he ended up in his current position, Paul gets into what he’s been seeing in the market lately. He reveals the most common questions he gets asked, along with his answers. We’ll also hear his take on how affordable housing is portrayed in the media along with solutions he would like to see.
Released: July 7, 2023
We’ve got Craig Beattie with us today at the Southwestern Ontario Real Estate Forum. His company, Perimeter Development Corporation, focuses on investing in the region. Of course, Craig also lives in Southwestern Ontario as well. Craig tells us the reasoning behind moving to Kitchener, and what it was like to work with Google in Perimeter’s first transaction. We’ll also hear about why Craig welcomes more competition to enter the region.
Released: July 5, 2023
Our guest on this episode at the Toronto Real Estate Forum is Rosemary Feenan. She is the Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research at QuadReal Property Group. Just before joining us, she held a panel at the conference about the vibrancy of downtowns. Rosemary continues the topics discussed at her panel, including how the pandemic has altered the vibrancy of cities around the world. We also hear her take on the most livable cities in Canada and the affordability crisis.
Released: June 16, 2023
Recorded at the Southwestern Ontario Real Estate Forum, we’re welcoming Mitchell Blaine on today’s episode. He is the Executive Vice President at JLL, and was born and raised in Kitchener. Blackberry’s emergence in the mid-2000s was a huge economic driver for this region, and Mitchell explains the positive effects still being experienced from it today. He also talks about how just 10 years ago he wouldn’t have believed a Real Estate Forum would be taking place in Kitchener, as well as the many benefits of investing in this region.
Released: June 12, 2023
Michael Cooper, President and Chief Responsible Officer of Dream Unlimited, sits down with us at the Toronto Real Estate Forum. Dream has a presence in Canada, the US, and Europe, investing both publicly and privately. Michael talks about how Dream has influenced affordable housing in Canada, and why 2020 was an inflection point for these kinds of initiatives. Later, he comments on the challenges that office is experiencing, plus the fundamentals that keep Canada positioned as a great place to buy real estate.
Released: June 8, 2023
Coming at you from the Toronto Real Estate Forum we’ve got Hugh Gorman joining Aaron and Adam in this episode. He is the CEO of Colonnade BridgePort. Hugh started the company in 2009 after managing several real estate portfolios throughout Canada. Colonnade BridgePort is headquartered in Ottawa, so we’ll hear all about the real estate market in the nation’s capital. Hugh takes us through how each sector is looking right now and gives his thoughts on the influx of capital that Ottawa continues to see.
Released: June 5, 2023
Adam and Aaron are at the Toronto Real Estate Forum and joined by Jon Love for his second podcast appearance. He is the Founder and CEO of KingSett Capital, which is a private equity real estate investment firm. Jon provides his opinion on why it’s best for employees to go back to the office, along with his thoughts on other industry changes that were fueled by the pandemic. He also talks about KingSett’s ongoing efforts to make their buildings greener and why he’s so passionate about doing so.
Released: May 29, 2023
Mike Czestochowski joins the podcast for his second appearance, recorded at the Toronto Real Estate Forum. He is the Vice Chairman at CBRE and has a particular expertise in land. We’ll hear about the state of the land market in South Ontario right now, including why deals have slowed down yet there is no panic. Mike also shares his opinion on the recent changes announced for the Greenbelt, which will result in construction on formerly off-limits land.
Released: May 25, 2023
At the Toronto Real Estate Forum, Adam and Aaron welcome Frank Magliocco back to the show. He is a partner in the Audit and Assurance Group of PwC Canada, and annually takes us through PwC’s Emerging Trends report. There were three large trends in the report this time around: price discovery, ESG, and housing affordability. Frank takes us through his thoughts on all of these, while also making predictions on how attitudes towards these areas will continue to evolve throughout the year.
Released: May 23, 2023
Joining the CRE Podcast is Aly Damji. He is Managing Partner, Real Estate at Forum Asset Management. He’s all about multifamily properties in Ontario, so that’ll be what the conversation revolves around. Aly tells us about strategic decisions that Forum has made in the way it conducts business that allows them to have several advantages when taking on new projects. We also get his opinion on how housing affordability in Canada can be improved and what opportunities he sees in the current market.
Released: April 14, 2023
Today we welcome back Shaun Hildebrand, President of Urbanation, for his fourth appearance on the podcast. His last time on the show was in June 2020, which was a starkly different time for real estate compared with where we are now in early 2023. After getting an update on Urbanation’s expansion, Shaun explains what the condo market looks like in the GTA and how we can expect to see it grow. He also talks about the number of assignments happening right now and the impact of condos being rented by a new demographic.
Released: March 8, 2023
Peter Altobelli is back to once again go through his top five key takeaways from the 2022 Toronto Real Estate Forum. Peter is the Vice President of Yardi Canada, which provides many different solutions to the real estate industry. Unsurprisingly, the most common talking point at the forum was the Canadian economy. We’ll hear Peter’s take on how that will continue to affect real estate investment activity. Later, he explains the changes companies have been making to better accommodate their employees, along with the significance of ESG.
Released: February 21, 2023
Dean Holmes joins us today at the Canadian Apartment Investment Conference. He is Senior Vice President, Residential Operations at QuadReal, and will be talking in-depth about apartments in this episode. We hear about the contrasts between the Canadian and US market from Dean, particularly regarding rent control and tenant turnover. He’ll also talk about the incorrect approach some developers take towards amenities, plus how rent control can be positioned as an amenity.
Released: February 14, 2023
Returning for his second guest appearance is Mike Bonneveld, President of Skyline Industrial REIT. Skyline’s portfolio is all industrial and spread throughout Canada, with particular attention being paid to Alberta as of late. Mike tells us about some of the deals Skyline has been involved in over the past few years, including a deal that they were completing on the day of recording. We hear about the demand and supply for industrial spaces, why it can be desirable to have a warehouse outside of the city, and what markets Mike is keeping his eye on.
Released: February 1, 2023
We’re welcoming Don White, President and CEO of Private Pension Partners and Apartment Plus REIT, to the show today. In addition to apartments, the company also holds some street-front commercial space. The company is based in Winnipeg and holds most of its assets within the city as well. Don talks extensively about the differences between private and public REITs, including the benefits he sees from Apartment Plus being private. Later, the guys discuss issues in Canada with housing supply and what Don thinks needs to be changed to improve affordability.
Released: January 18, 2023
Joining us at the RealREIT conference today is Kevan Gorrie, who is the President and CEO of Granite REIT. The company is industrial-focused and holds property across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Kevan shares what Granite’s portfolio looks like today, along with changes that have been made to it in the past few years. He tells us about the high amount of value that can currently be found in the US compared to Canada, and also discusses the ever-changing cap rates of today’s market.
Released: December 16, 2022
Nitin Jain is our guest on this episode recorded at the RealREIT conference. He is the President and CEO of Sienna Living, which offers housing for senior citizens. The senior living space has a great deal of intricacies compared to other segments of real estate, which Nitin discusses. Nitin explains why baby boomers have different expectations of what they expect when moving into long-term care, and we also hear about what Sienna residents have requested from the company.
Released: December 13, 2022
Today we’ve got Salima Rawji, the Senior Vice President of Development at CreateTO. The organization was established by the City of Toronto to manage its portfolio of real estate assets, such as ensuring that single-use assets are minimal. Because CreateTO is government-owned, their operations are quite different compared to other real estate organizations in Toronto. Salima explains why, including the goals the city is trying to accomplish along with how they measure success.
Released: December 11, 2022
Let’s welcome Phil Fraser for this episode. He is the President, CEO, and Founder of Killam Apartment REIT. Killam is based in Halifax and originally had operations only in Atlantic Canada, but now spans Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia as well. In addition to acquisitions, Killam has also constructed some of their own buildings, which Phil discusses. He also tells us about Atlantic Canada’s population growth hitting unprecedented levels and what Killam is implementing in its buildings to hit ESG targets.
Released: December 5, 2022
Our guest today is Paul Lessner, who is the Senior Vice President, National Shopping Centre Leasing at JLL. Starting his career in commercial banking, he later decided to follow his passion for real estate. He joined the JLL team this year. Paul shares everything he’s seeing in retail recently, leading up to the busiest shopping season of the year. He tells us some of the surprising effects that the pandemic continues to have on retail locations, along with the impact that e-commerce is having on retailers.
Released: November 24, 2022
This time we’re welcoming Tim Sanderson, the Executive Vice President & National Lead, Retail, at JLL. Throughout his career, Tim has always been involved with retail and real estate, making him the perfect person to gain insight from about the current state of retail in Canada. Tim takes us through different types of retail properties and explains how each of them are faring in this post-COVID world. He reveals why many shopping malls are back to pre-COVID sales levels, but also explains why some retail assets are having a difficult time recovering.
Released: November 24, 2022
Curtis Way is back for his second appearance today, his first of which was three years ago at this same Edmonton Real Estate Forum. He is the CEO of RMS Group, which is a fully integrated real estate development company in Alberta. With the Alberta market behaving quite differently compared to Ontario and BC due to oil boom cycles, Curtis tells us about issues and advantages he has seen in the province. We also get his thoughts on what high oil prices are doing to rental costs and how long he expects this inflationary environment to last.
Released: November 10, 2022
We’re welcoming Sherry Larjani to the podcast at the Land & Development Conference. She is the President of Spotlight Development, and just finished a panel at the conference regarding affordable housing and inclusionary zoning before recording. Sherry tells us about what it’s like to be a woman in real estate, and if her experience is different now versus when she first got into the industry. Later, we’ll hear all about Spotlight’s affordable housing project, which is extremely unique with many intricacies.
Released: October 26, 2022
Recorded at the Global Property Market Conference in Toronto, we are welcoming José Pellicer who is Head of Investment Strategy with M&G Real Estate. His company is the second largest real estate investor in the UK, and one of the twenty largest in Europe. Shifting gears in this episode, we’ll hear about the current real estate market from a global perspective. José gets into why Europe is seen as the leader of real estate ESG and why he believes that value-add is going to be ideal for investment this year.
Released: October 11, 2022
Chair of the Edmonton Real Estate Forum, Melanie Ducholke, is our guest in this episode. She is the CFO of Camgill Development Corporation, a real estate company which is based in Edmonton but also has a presence in Ireland. Melanie talks about how being chair on the forum has been going up until the point of recording this episode, and later reveals why she was hesitant to be a part of it at first. We’ll also get her insight on interest rates and what she thinks we’re in for during the rest of the year.
Released: October 4, 2022
Brandon Donnelly, the Managing Director of Development at Slate Asset Management, is joining us in this episode. Apart from Slate, Brandon also writes a daily blog for city builders, and has been doing so since 2013. Today’s discussion is going to revolve around making development work and managing its risk in the inflationary environment we currently find ourselves in. Brandon gets into the extra caution involved in development these days and why he is still bullish on Toronto real estate.
Released: October 2, 2022
Joining us right after her closing panel at the Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference is Shenoor Jadavji. She is the Founder and President of Lotus Capital Corp, and it’s her second appearance on the podcast. Lotus is a relatively small organization, and that’s how Shenoor likes it. She tells us the advantages that this provides before getting into how Lotus is thinking about ESG these days. We also hear about the supply side issues of housing in Vancouver.
Released: September 29, 2022
At the 2022 Land & Development Conference, Aaron and Adam are speaking with Tsering Yangki. She is Head of Real Estate Finance & Development, Dream Unlimited. After moving to Canada as a refugee whose parents are from Tibet, Tsering realized she wanted to be a part of the decision people make to buy their first home. Dream Unlimited is a true leader in ESG, so that’s what we’re focusing on during this conversation. Tsering talks about Dream’s strict commitment to get to net zero emissions, along with struggles that the real estate industry has in adopting ESG.
Released: August 31, 2022
We’ve got an expert in affordable apartments on the show today, Ron Lovett. Based in Halifax, he is the Founder and Chief Community Officer of VIDA. The company has rental unites in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Manitoba. VIDA’s goal is to revolutionize affordable communities, so Ron takes us through the many ways in which his company works towards that. We hear about how tenants are involved in the day-to-day operations of buildings, as well as what Ron has done to create a strong culture at VIDA.
Released: August 25, 2022
We’re alongside Rohit Gupta today, President of Rohit Group of Companies. The group has several different divisions that work mostly in Western Canada: Rohit Land, Rohit Communities, Rohit Commercial, and Build Base. With Alberta’s economy picking up, Rohit explains how his company has been utilizing this opportunity in the market. He tells us about a project that Rohit Group is working on with Covenant Health along with how the company is dealing with inflation.
Released: August 23, 2022
Jeremiah Shamess, joining us at the Land & Development Conference, is making his second appearance on the podcast. He is Senior Vice President, Private Capital Investment Group at Colliers. It’s been a long six years since Jeremiah was first on the podcast, and there’s been a huge amount of progression in real estate since then. He talks about the increased popularity of industrial land, what his prediction is for Toronto real estate, and why he thinks the way Canadians are living is changing.
Released: August 18, 2022
Arjun Rao, Senior Director of Commercial with Yardi, is our guest today. The theme of today’s conversation is going to be tech enhancing real estate, with examples of how Yardi is pushing the boundaries regarding how you can optimize your real estate through technology. After telling us about what it’s like to work with both American and Canadian clients, Arjun discusses the post-pandemic return to the office. We hear about the power struggle between employees and employers, along with automation that is happening in the multi-family space.
Released: July 21, 2022
Drago Farsang, Chief Innovative Officer at Wyse Meter Solutions, joins us for this episode. Today’s conversation is going to revolve around proptech meeting ESG. Drago’s work focuses on energy efficiency, and Wyse is in the process of rolling out a new software to help with this. We get an explanation on how Wyse meters provide meaningful data to property owners, and hear a few examples of the data can be used to improve efficiency. Drago also tells us why his philosophy motivates empowering end users and about how different asset classes can benefit from data.
Released: July 19, 2022
Aik Aliferis, the Senior Managing Director at Institutional Property Advisors Marcus and Millichap, is our guest on today’s show. His career started in Ottawa, but he now sees Canadian real estate holistically. We get an inside look at what Aik is hearing from the biggest companies in Canadian real estate regarding the rapidly changing environment. Despite interest rate increases and inflation, Aik explains why the fundamentals of Canada are still very strong and attracting plenty of investment.
Released: July 14, 2022
James Ha is with us today at the Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference in Edmonton. He is the President of Boardwalk REIT, which has 70% of its residential properties located in Alberta and Saskatchewan. With western provinces having gone through a very difficult time just a few years ago, James and his team have used that knowledge to navigate the current environment. We hear about what Boardwalk is working towards right now, such as improving renter experience and getting a stronger foothold in their most desirable markets.
Released: July 7, 2022
At the Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference in Edmonton, we’re joined by Cynthia Jagger. She is Principal at Goodman Commercial, making her a specialist on everything about apartments in Vancouver, where she is based. After giving a rundown of how Vancouver’s real estate market fluctuated throughout the pandemic, we hear from Cynthia about what is currently happening in the city. She talks about positives and negatives of building in Vancouver, as well as her predictions for cap rates.
Released: July 4, 2022
Recording at the Land & Development Conference, Aaron and Adam are welcoming Benjamin Tal in this episode. He is the is the Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Inc., and a staple at the forums. Fresh off of his market outlook session at the conference, Benjamin talks to us about all things inflation. We hear about if he thinks the Bank of Canada’s moves will be effective in controlling inflation, what’s impacting home valuations the most, probability of recession and why he is generally bullish towards the market.
Released: June 27, 2022
Paul Chaput is back for his second guest appearance from the Edmonton Real Estate Forum. He is the Senior Vice President at Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap. Paul is a leader in western Canada brokerage, which we’ll be focusing on today. We get taken through how BC, Alberta, and the rest of the real estate markets in the west have performed before the pandemic as well as during it. Paul also shares his thoughts on what the rest of the year should look like for these markets, including more growth in Alberta.
Released: June 12, 2022
We’ve got Mark Rothschild with us in this episode, back for his second appearance. He is Managing Director, Real Estate Analyst at Canaccord Genuity. He has been with the company for 17 years, and has been covering Canadian REITs for even longer. Mark guides us through Canaccord Genuity’s latest report on Canadian real estate while also providing his thoughts on the increasing interest rates. He tells us some sectors he is excited about and how his company arrives at their real estate valuations.
Released: May 5, 2022
Aaron and Adam are on their own today to talk about the rising interest rates currently being seen in Canada. It is the first time in many peoples’ careers that we’re seeing an interest rate environment like this. We’ll hear about the implications on the conventional market, on the CMHC-insured product, and on construction. The guys give advice towards different scenarios that higher interest rates are causing and also let us know what we can be happy about regarding the market.
Released: May 3, 2022
Joining Aaron and Adam at the Toronto Real Estate Forum is Rob Kumer. He is the President and Chief Investment Officer at KingSett Capital, having originally joined the company in 2004. Rob takes us through KingSett’s investment strategy, including why different funds can participate in the same deal at KingSett, while they sometimes can’t at other institutions. He also explains why getting back to the office has been so important for company culture.
Released: April 27, 2022
Back for his third appearance on the show is Michael Betsalel. He is Executive Vice President, Capital Markets, Multifamily with JLL. Formerly focusing on Ontario, Michael now has a large team spread across Canada. This makes himt he perfect guest share teh view of the apartment market at a national level. After giving an overview of Canadian apartments as a whole, Michael gets into specific markets. We hear about what has been driving investment in Southwestern Ontario, why the Prairies could begin seeing more institutional investment, and how markets will be affected by Ukrainian refugees settling in Canada.
Released: April 15, 2022
Frank Magliocco is back in this episode to break down all the findings of the heavily researched Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2022 report. He is a partner in the Audit and Assurance Group of PwC Canada, and has been on the podcast to discuss emerging trends for several years in a row. After giving a background on the methodology used in the report, Frank reveals the three main themes this year: the changing world of work, the prominence of ESG, and the impact of costs and competition.
Released: February 18, 2022
Today, Peter Altobelli is with us again to do a recap of the 2021 Toronto Real Estate Forum. Peter is the Vice President of Yardi’s Canadian operations, having been involved with the company for about 35 years. Yardi is the largest software provider of real estate technology worldwide. Some time has passed between the Forum taking place and getting together to discuss it, so we hear about the guys’ thoughts back then compared to now. Peter explains what he sees happening with return to work, and we hear about how quickly technology is advancing real estate.
Released: February 10, 2022
Andrew Joyner is our returning guest in this episode. He is the Managing Director at Tricon Residential and head of their Canadian apartment platform, tasked with trying to create thousands of brand-new apartment units in the Greater Toronto Area. We hear about what elements Andrew looks for when considering a new area to invest in and why there is little need to do new research on what amenities tenants want. He also gets into different types of financing and tells us why relationships are so important in this space.
Released: January 27, 2022
We’re welcoming a doctor onto the show for the first time in CRE Podcast history. Matthew Trowbridge is the Chief Medical Officer of the International WELL Building Institute and Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Melissa Jacobs, Senior Director of ESG at First Capital REIT, joins us as well. Matthew and Melissa explain their perspectives on health and wellness in buildings. We hear their thoughts on why more and more tenants will demand WELL certification in the near future, along with why they’re both so passionate about health and wellness in our built environment.
Released: January 19, 2022
We’ve got a full house of guests in this episode: Ray Wong (Vice President of Data Operations and Data Solutions at Altus), Wendy Waters (Vice President of Research Services and Strategy at GWL Realty Advisors), and Phil Stone (Principal and Head of Canadian Research at BentallGreenOak). These three have been invited onto the show today to discuss 2022 real estate trends. They’ll break down four different asset classes and predict how these will perform in 2022, along with how external factors will impact them.
Released: January 13, 2022
In this episode, we’ll be getting into the evolution and future of industrial. Joining the conversation is Allan Perez, CEO of CanFirst Capital Management. Furthermore, he is a Sessional Instructor at Schulich School of Business at York University. Industrial has become the hottest asset class over the last little while, so Allan takes us through different factors causing that to happen. He’ll also explain why the market might find some relief in the next little while and how automation will play into the space.
Released: January 6, 2022
Bringing us his data and insight once again today is Ray Wong. He is Vice President of Data Operations and Data Solutions with Altus Group. This time, we’ll be talking about the last few transactions of 2021 and what this year has looked like. Ray dives into the sustained drop in office deals, and explains why retail has been doing comparatively better. He takes us through some transactions from across the country and tells us if we can expect some COVID trends to undo themselves.
Released: December 16, 2021
Today we’ve got two fascinating guests who will give us a great look at the changes transpiring in commercial real estate: Paul Scialla and Brandon Crombeen. Paul is the Founder of both Delos and the International WELL Building Institute, while Brandon is the President of Delos Canada. Paul and Brandon explain the WELL building standard, which combines real estate with personal well-being. We hear about how the pandemic has increased the public’s concern with indoor well-being and what it has been like expanding the global standard into Canada.
Released: December 6, 2021
Last joining us in 2018, Chris Spoke is back on the show. He is the editor of Skyline, a newsletter focused on housing in Toronto. We’re going to do a deeper dive on a topic that Chris touched upon during his last appearance: inclusionary zoning. After examining what has changed regarding supply issues since Chris’ last appearance, he explains inclusionary zoning and why it isn’t necessarily the best option. He talks about how policies in Toronto could be adjusted to better serve affordability and what solutions he thinks will be proposed in the near future.
Released: December 1, 2021
As part of the Real Estate Forums series, Aaron and Adam are alongside Rosa Lupo. She is a Partner with Gowling WLG in the Corporate Commercial Group based in their Waterloo Region office, one of seven offices in Canada. Rosa talks about the Waterloo housing market before getting into the Tarion new home warranty program. She explains the provisions it offered at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, why the program exists, and how changing prices in commodities are affecting Tarion.
Released: November 30, 2021
Today we’re talking about the top 5 key takeaways from the recently held RealREIT Conference. To help Aaron and Adam as he often does, Peter Altobelli from Yardi is back on the show.
Of course, the main theme of the takeaways is the pandemic and how returning to some kind of normalcy will affect the real estate market. We’ll hear about what tenants are demanding more now than before COVID-19, and which type of real estate is the hottest
Released: November 30, 2021
Peter Altobelli from Yardi is back on the podcast in today’s episode. He’s been with us numerous times to do post-conference wrap-ups, and that continues today as the guys discuss the 2021 Canadian Apartment Investment Conference. We’ll be hearing several results from the Multi-Res Tenant Survey presented at the CAIC, along with analysis on where the results came from. Many trends have been accelerated because of the pandemic, leading Peter to explain the shifts that we are seeing happening in the apartment space.
Released: November 5, 2021
Ray Wong, Vice President of Data Operations for Altus Group, is our invitee once again in this episode. Today, he’ll be talking about office space in the Toronto and Vancouver markets with Aaron and Adam. We’ll start with Ray going through some current office statistics compared to those of a year ago, most of which are positive indicators. He talks about how office trends differ between downtown cores and the suburbs, and later discusses some big transactions that have happened in 2021. We also hear about how Altus is currently utilizing their office space.
Released: October 20, 2021
Our guest today is Courtney Renaldo, Manager of Presales for Yardi. The discussion in this episode will revolve around the business case for optimizing energy in buildings and managing government requirements. With over 20 years of experience in this industry, she has seen substantial changes. Courtney explains why real estate plays a pivotal role in making the world a greener place, along with why efficiency improvements result in many positives for building owners. She provides insight on easy changes that buildings are making along with what benchmarking metrics are becoming commonplace.
Released: September 23, 2021
Jonathan Gitlin, President and CEO of RioCan, is making his third appearance speaking with Adam and Aaron. Jonathan gained the CEO title since his last episode after being the President of the company since 2019. We get deep into RioCan’s operations, including how the company has performed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and dealt with the false “retail is dead” narrative. Jonathan also discusses why RioCan is excited about new condo builds and what is needed to aid Canada’s housing affordability crisis.
Released: September 15, 2021
Marlon Bray, Senior Director of Cost Consulting at Altus Group, is our guest in this episode. This role has Marlon as a jack-of-all-trades throughout the development life cycle, and he says he’s all about adding value and reducing risk. There has been a huge increase in hard costs as we’ve progressed through 2021, so Marlon explains why this has happened and where we can expect prices to go from here. He also touches upon affordable housing in Canada and why he thinks revenues will continue to rise.
Released: August 31, 2021
We are welcoming Matt Picken, Head of Capital Markets for Canada at JLL, as our guest in today’s episode. In addition to being involved in the execution of investment transactions in every asset class, mentoring is another area that Matt is passionate about. Matt goes over how the real estate market is performing today compared to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with how he believes the future will look. With so much expertise in land transactions, he explains what types of land are popular right now before talking about the networking he facilitates..
Released: August 12, 2021
First National’s Darryl Bellwood is this episode's guest. He is best known for working with some of the biggest borrowers in the country, as well as having a major presence in Ottawa. Darryl gives an overview of how multi-unit properties have performed throughout the pandemic along with different strategies used by private versus public companies. He explains why Ottawa is such a great market for real estate and the type of growth he expects to continue there as we exit the pandemic.
Released: July 28, 2021
Returning for his third podcast appearance today is Jim Costello, the Senior Vice President at Real Capital Analytics. As an economist, Jim looks at the commercial real estate world and helps people understand the intersection between the performance of the market and the capital that flows into it. With a far-reaching knowledge regarding global flows of capital, Jim gets into how that flow into real estate has changed since his pre-pandemic guest appearance. We hear about why Canadian real estate is so sought after and how its current market stacks up against the rest of the world.
Released: July 25, 2021
On the podcast today is Colin Johnston, President – Research, Valuation & Advisory, Canada at Altus Group. With such a large volume of data going through Altus Group, Colin discusses how his company uses data to increase performance and yield of real estate. Several important real estate metrics are compiled and released annually in Canada, but Colin explains why the instantaneous data collected at Altus Group is so much more valuable. Colin also analyzes the current market for retail properties, including the rebound in foot traffic around and the world and how tenants are minimizing risk.
Released: July 21, 2021
In this episode, Aaron and Adam are joined by another member of the First National family: Andrew Drexler. He is the Assistant Vice President and possesses a skillset gained from participating in large, complex deals. He has done some of First National’s biggest deals, including The Well in Toronto. Andrew starts off by discussing construction in the midst of the pandemic, along with why cap rates are not as important as some may think. He gives us a rundown on some of First National’s biggest projects and explains why student housing is an attractive area for investment.
Released: July 17, 2021
Today we’ve got Daniel Marinovic on the show. He is the CEO and Managing Partner of Forest Gate, a newly created private equity, private debt real estate investment firm. David left his very successful career in institutional real estate and traded it in for an investment thesis, raising some capital and launching his own shop. He’ll give us insight on what it’s like starting a new entity in the industry in 2021. Daniel talks about why he wanted to form Forest Gate and what he envisions for the young company. We hear his thoughts on the moves that have happened from big cities to smaller areas and what the future of working from home will look like.
Released: July 13, 2021
Our guest today is Colin Baryliuk, Executive Managing Director of Investments at KingSett Capital. He has been with the company since 2008 and he shares how tthe company has grown and evolved over that time. We learn about the different funds managed by KingSett, their investment strategies and yield targets. Colin explains the biggest drivers in the success of the funds he manages along with where he sees great opportunity for real estate investment.
Released: July 7, 2021
Darren Cash joins Adam Cameron and Adam Powadiuk on this episode of the Commercial Real Estate Podcast, to discuss what’s transpiring in the development market across Canada and the recent turbulence in construction costs. He explains impact of the higher costs of labour during the pandemic, the increase in the cost of lumber throughout 2021 thus far and what he anticipates will happen to construction in Q3 2021.
Released: June 21, 2021
Today’s episode is focused on leadership and how the brokerage industry has evolved, and Chuck Scott is here to share his wisdom. He is the Chief Executive Officer, Canada, at Cushman & Wakefield. Chuck talks about the impact COVID-19 has had on his company and the whole real estate industry, as well as how he sees the next few years unfolding. He explains why office space is still going to be needed and what Cushman & Wakefield are doing to keep employees safe.
Released: June 17, 2021
In a REF Club episode, today’s episode is with George Przybylowski, the Vice President of Real Estate at Informa Canada. Aaron and Adam believe that the impact George has had on this industry is paralleled by none, making for a particularly interesting episode. George first brings us through the deep history of how the Canadian Real Estate Forums began. He shares challenges he faced in building the forums, stressful moments at events, and a decision he feels some regret towards.
Released: June 11, 2021
Michael Williams is with us in this episode presented by REF Club. He is the Regional Vice President of Quebec and Atlantic Canada at First National. Michael is here to give insight on the state of the financing industry around the country and what is going on specifically in Quebec. He explains how COVID-19 has affected the rental market in Montreal, along with why he thinks it will be the first major city in Canada to fully recover. Michael, Adam and Aaron discuss how Quebec’s unique culture impacts their rental market, and we hear details about the market in some other cities in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
Released: June 3, 2021
Aaron and Adam host this episode by themselves as they give us insight on the world of lending. They focus on five main topics: debt as an investment product, security, underwriting, why commercial loans are not a commodity, and CMHC versus conventional loans. As the guys go through their five topics, we hear about different levels of risk tolerance that clients have and what First National thinks about when choosing where to deploy capital. We also hear Adam’s reasoning on why looking at just the interest rate a lender offers won’t provide the best experience for anyone.
Released: May 19, 2021
Today’s conversation was recored at a recent REF Club “ThinkIn” with featured guests Nick Gaganiaras, Vice President of Supply Chain & Logistics Consulting at Colliers International and Alistair Pickering, Vice President of Industrial at Oxford Properties Group. Our guests focus on real estate in Toronto and Vancouver, getting into the lack of supply and how assets in these cities are attracting a massive influx of tenants. We also hear about the increased growth of ecommerce in the past year and some unique challenges in Canada.
Released: May 14, 2021
As a part of the REF Club series, Ray Wong is back on the podcast today. He is the Vice President of Data Operations at Altus Group. In this episode, his focus will be on market trends and top deals thus far in 2021. Ray starts by sharing some data on the five biggest Canadian markets, comparing stats from this year to 2020 and 2019. He explains the reasons why he expects commercial real estate to recover in 2021 and talks about what can be learned from the large number of land transactions happening.
Released: April 27, 2021
Courtney Cooper is welcomed back to the podcast in this REF Club episode. She is the Principal at Alate Partners and Co-Founder of Proptech Collective. Courtney recently helped produce the Proptech Canada Report, which she’ll be discussing today.We begin by hearing about the cities with the most robust proptech innovation in Canada, and why there is one surprising absentee from the list. Courtney explains types of businesses that have benefitted and suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic and shares her outlook on the current proptech scene.
Released: April 13, 2021
Andrew Freitas, Head of Canada Markets for WiredScore, is our guest in this episode. WiredScore is the only global connectivity rating platform for real estate. They assess the infrastructure that enables a well-connected building.There are several different scoring systems offered by WiredScore, and Andrew will take us through them and explain which ones are used and why. He talks about the need for high quality internet in new and old buildings, and how COVID-19 has changed real estate.
Released: April 8, 2021
Fraser Roberts talks with Aaron and Adam in today’s episode. He is the CEO of INTECH Risk Management. Fraser has worked with the company for over 15 years, taking over the business from his father in 2014. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a large impact on the insurance industry, Fraser gets into his thoughts on the current state of the market. We hear about the turbulence that insurance companies continue to face, the challenges posed to property owners and what Fraser thinks needs to happen for rates to see a decrease.
Released: April 2, 2021
In this podcast we’re talking about environmental, social, and governance (ESG). To help out, we’ve got an expert in this topic: Catherine Marshall. She is a Principal at RealAlts, and has had her finger on the pulse of ESG for over ten years.Catherine tells us about R4 Advisors, a new ESG management consulting company that she has formed. She explains the impact that investors’ desire for ESG has had on real estate in recent years and provides examples of companies that are outperforming with ESG.
Released: March 22, 2021
Brian Kimmel is making his second appearance on the podcast. He is THE expert in finance on retirement homes and senior living, and has been part of the First National team for decades. We begin with Brian painting a picture of how long-term care and retirement homes looked before the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world. He explains why this asset class has been stable throughout the pandemic and discusses challenges that these homes will be facing in the coming years.
Released: March 8, 2021
Wendy Waters is back for her fourth appearance on the podcast. She is Vice President, Research Services & Strategy at GWL Realty Advisors, and will be bringing us through the 2020 Canadian Office Tenant Preference Survey. With survey answers being heavily influenced by the COVID-19, Wendy analyzes each category and theorizes why participants answered the way they did. Aaron and Adam have a slew of questions, as office tenancy is the big question heading into a post-pandemic world.
Released: February 27, 2021
This podcast is another interview that Aaron and Adam recently conducted as part of their partnership with the Real Estate Forum. This time the expert is Ray Wong of Altus Group. He previously appeared on the podcast in June 2020 to discuss the state of the industry during the pandemic. Though we’re still dealing with COVID-19, Ray is now able to analyze what the pandemic has brought thus far and share data about the largest real estate transactions of 2020. He outlines his expectations compared to what actually transpired, as well as what he expects to see happen in 2021.
Released: February 20, 2021
Two guests are with us in this episode: Brett Miller and Casey Witkowicz. Brett Miller is the CEO of Canderel while Casey Witkowicz is the Founder of RYCOM Corporation. Their discussion with Aaron and Adam is about how real estate and technology strategies are working together in the COVID-19 pandemic to lead into an economic recovery. We start off by hearing the effects that the pandemic has had in the businesses of both guests, along with what technologies have thrived during this period. They get into arguments for why people will want to return to work in an office and the need for integrated data across all real estate.
Released: February 11, 2021
Robin Kelley, Partner at Groupe Denux based in Victoria, is joining us in this episode. He is a second-generation investor in his family, and owns and manages apartments all across the country but with a focus on the Victoria, BC market. A regular listener of the podcast, Robin takes us through how his family-owned company came to be. He talks about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on different markets, including both positive and negative trends happening in Victoria.
Released: February 3, 2021
Today we are welcoming Tom Dicker to the show. He is the Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Equity Income Team at Dynamic Funds. A member of several Canadian Real Estate Forums panels in 2020, Tom shares his knowledge on Canadian real estate and its relation to the broader investment world. We hear about why Canada is one of the best countries for REIT investment, which then leads into a discussion around the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom explains his thoughts on the future of office and retail space, along with investment opportunities that the pandemic has presented.
Released: January 27, 2021
In a Canadian Real Estate Forum webinar, Aaron and Adam are joined by Patrick Armstrong. Although he is not directly involved in commercial real estate, his company, Snaile, provides automated smart parcel locker solutions which can be found in office buildings, apartment buildings, and more.ECommerce deliveries have exploded in 2020 with social distancing measures put in place since COVID-19, but even before the rapid adoption of on-line shopping, package delivery space and security was an issue. Combining physical property level space limitations with on-site staff workload compounded the challenges facing multi-residential and commercial owners and operators. Leveraging technology and the IoT, Snaile has seen huge adoption in the space. We also hear about challenges unique to the office space and the effects that the pandemic has had on adoption of smart lockers.
Released: January 21, 2021
For the second time, we’re joined by President and CEO of The Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO), Tony Irwin. His first appearance came early on in his role at FRPO, so he shares how the oranization has grown over the past few years. Tony gets into the effects of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on the apartment industry, speaking to the difficulties that both tenants and landlords are experiencing. He also talks about challenges in the supply of apartments and what he’d like to see to combat this issue.
Released: January 13, 2021
In conjunction with the Canadian Real Estate Forum, our guest today is Michael Turner. A speaker at the 2020 Toronto Real Estate Forum, he is the president of Oxford Properties Group. With 2020 being a challenging year for so many, Michael explains why people are integral in getting through the pandemic and why we will all become more savvy because of this experience.
Released: January 6, 2021
We have Amy Price joining us in this episode. She is the Managing Partner, Co-Head of US for BentallGreenOak. Given her position, Amy is able to provide us with a look at how real estate investing looks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and trends that might follow in Canada. BentallGreenOak is active in many countries, but Amy explains why the US is of particular importance. She gives details on some of the biggest transactions that BGO has completed during the pandemic and discusses shifts that she has seen in demand for various asset classes. We also hear comparisons between the US and Canadian markets.
Released: December 16, 2020
The largest event of the year just took place virtually, and Peter Altobelli is welcomed back to discuss the top five highlights from the Toronto Real Estate Forum. Peter is Vice President of Yardi Systems and a regular guest on the podcast. With so much good content, it’s hard to narrow it down to just 5 highlights. Aaron, Adam, and Peter focus heavily on thoughts expressed by the industry-leading guests in attendance and why 2021 is poised to be a great year for real estate.
Released: December 14, 2020
In a Canadian Real Estate Forum webinar, Aaron and Adam are interviewing Colin Lynch today. Colin is Head of Global Real Estate Investments at TD Asset Management. He is responsible for the execution of his company’s global real estate strategy across 120 cities. We hear about Colin’s unique background that provides him with a meaningful perspective in the real estate industry. After talking about the effects of the pandemic this year, Colin explains what it is like being in this space as a black person and the diversity he is advocating to see in the future.
Released: December 11, 2020
Mark Fieder is our guest in this episode. He is President, Canada at Avison Young and has been with the company for 31 years. With such a long tenure in real estate, Mark is no stranger to market crashes like the one experienced in 2020. After providing a history of his time with Avison Young, Mark explains how his company has performed throughout the coronavirus pandemic and initiatives they have implemented. We hear about why Mark is positive about the 2021 real estate market as well as his prediction for office space.
Released: December 2, 2020
The Founder and CEO of Allied Properties REIT, Michael Emory, is welcomed by Aaron and Adam in today’s show. The Allied portfolio is centred around “distinctive urban workspace” and Michael has brought his signature asset sub-type to markets across Canada. After discussing how he got into real estate and the formation of Allied, Michael explains the importance of ESG and his company’s inaugural ESG report. We also hear his thoughts on REIT during 2020 and why he believes they will recover to reflect their underlying value.
Released: November 30, 2020
Anthony Lanni, Executive Vice President, Residential with QuadReal, is with Adam and Aaron today for another Canadian Real Estate Forum webinar in the Thought Leadership series. Anthony represents a portfolio valued at over $4 billion plus more than 30,000 suites in development in 9 cities across Canada. QuadReal has assets in 17 countries, but Anthony explains why the Canadian market excites him the most. He also talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the multi-residential space and what amenities are becoming more relevant to tenants.
Released: November 25, 2020
Today, Frank Magliocco is back for his third appearance on the podcast. He is the National Real Estate Leader at PwC Canada. Frank is here to discuss key insights from the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021 report that was recently published by PwC and the Urban Land Institute. Unsurprisingly, this year’s trends have been impacted greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic and yet some of the core fundamentals remain unchanged. Frank touches on why investor sentiment was so divergent for 2021, along with the positives and negatives of investment in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.
Released: November 21, 2020
President and CEO of Tricon Residential, Gary Berman, is joining Aaron and Adam in this episode. The third representative from Tricon to appear on the podcast, today we get to hear about how Tricon was grown from a small business to a multi-billion-dollar operation. Gary discusses the large investment that has recently been made in his company, along with why Tricon’s stock has recovered so quickly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shares what Tricon is doing to nurture a more diverse workplace and real estate industry.
Released: November 16, 2020
Continuing their coverage of the Canadian Real Estate Forums, Aaron and Adam have Peter Altobelli on the podcast again today. In this episode, they will be discussing the top five takeaways from the Alberta Real Estate Forum. Alberta had begun remodeling itself before the COVID-19 pandemic began, which is integral in how the province will look for years to come. Peter explains why both primary and secondary cities are set up for success, along with trends that align with the rest of Canada.
Released: November 12, 2020
Our guest today is Brad Cutsey, President of InterRent REIT. After covering the oil and gas sector for TD Securities after university, a merger brought Brad into the real estate sector and he hasn’t looked back since. Brad now oversees all of InterRent’s capital markets activities and shares how he interacts with REIT Analysts and investors. Brad discusses the reasons why he joined InterRent, with their organizational culture being a key driver.
Released: November 11, 2020
Aaron and Adam are here alongside Mark Rothschild in today’s podcast. Mark is an Analyst at Canaccord Genuity with a focus on real estate and REITs, and has an impressive track record with the stocks he covers. Mark talks about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on REITs and what he believes the recovery from all the shutdowns will look like. He provides insight on how he assesses REITs and gives tips on what potential investors should look for when evaluating a REIT.
Released: November 4, 2020
Courtney Cooper is a Principal at Alate Partners. She is a leader in the rapdily growing proptech sector with a growing roster of investments through her company. With her company “empowering entrepreneurs who are rethinking real estate”, Courtney takes us behind the scenes of Alate’s investment decisions. She shares some exciting companies that Alate has invested in and makes predictions about the future of proptech in real estate.
Released: November 2, 2020
In their third time covering the Fall 2020 forums, Aaron and Adam welcome back Peter Altobelli today to discuss the top five takeaways from the Montreal Real Estate Forum. Peter is the Vice President and General Manager of Yardi, a property management software company. Many of the takeaways apply to most cities in Canada, but Peter explains why Montreal is unique in many respects. These include the low rental rate for industrial buildings and the city’s very vibrant downtown core.
Released: October 28, 2020
Joining us on today’s episode is Mark Goodman. Introduced to the podcast by the Canadian Real Estate Forums, he is the Principal of Goodman Commercial and publisher of the Goodman Report. He has been part of some of the biggest real estate transactions in Vancouver.
Released: October 22, 2020
The Vancouver Real Estate Forum recently took place in a digital format. Today, we’re going to hear about the top five highlights from that conference. We have the pleasure of once again welcoming Peter Altobelli, Vice President and General Manager of Yardi, to go through these five key takeaways.
Released: October 13, 2020
We are welcoming Brian Rosen in this episode of the podcast. He is the President and CEO of Colliers Canada, the company where Adam started his real estate career. Brian had just one year with Colliers before he was promoted to President and CEO in March of 2020, just as the world got hit with the COVID-19 pandemic, so he tells us how important the relationships he built in that time have proven to be.
Released: October 6, 2020
Peter Altobelli of Yardi is back for his second appearance on the podcast. He’s here with Adam and Aaron to do something that’s a little different: they’re going through the top five highlights from the 2020 Canadian Apartment Investment Conference.
Released: October 1, 2020
We are welcoming back Derek Lobo for his third appearance in today’s episode. He is the Broker of Record at SVN Rock Advisors, having expertise in managing apartments and apartment construction. Derek gets into the coronavirus pandemic and explains in detail why apartments have been such a resilient asset class.
Released: September 23, 2020
Our guest today is Greg Speirs. He is the Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management at Realstar, one of Canada’s largest private owner-operators of rental properties, with over 25,000 units coast-to-coast. Greg shares his experience working in real estate internationally prior to taking on the Canadian market.
Released: September 17, 2020
Founder of The Valuegraphics Database, David Allison, is welcomed in this episode. He is best described as “The Human Behaviour Expert,” and these skills have formed the foundation of his company and what they do. The data that David and his company has collected is of great interest to anyone involved in real estate.
Released: September 10, 2020
Kevin Green, President of Greenwin, is our guest in today’s episode. Greenwin started off as a construction company in 1948 founded by Kevin’s grandfather. Now, they own and manage thousands of properties in Ontario and Quebec. We are taken through the fascinating history of Greenwin and the many pivots the company has made. Kevin talks about the partnership his company has formed with First National as well as successful crime prevention efforts in their apartment buildings.
Released: September 2, 2020
Aaron and Adam welcome Andrew Joyner. He is the Managing Director of Tricon Residential, overseeing all Canadian apartment activities for around 4200 units. Andrew has a wealth of experience in both the North American and European real estate markets. The presence that Tricon has in the US allowed them to be relatively well prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew discusses this situation along with his company’s focus on providing housing options for people in the middle of the market.
Released: August 26, 2020
Adrian Rocca is the CEO of Fitzrovia Real Estate and joins us today for his second CRE Podcast appearance. The world has changed since Adrian was on the show in December, so he tells us how the pandemic has affected his business and projects. Though Adrian believes it will take years for the Canadian economy to get back to normal, he is optimistic and has been making the best of his time. He tells us about deals that he has closed, the types of properties his company has been looking to buy, and the positive culture that helps his team thrive.
Released: August 20, 2020
Our guest is Clifford Fraser, who is the Chief Business Development Officer at Equiton Inc. After working with several financial firms, he was brought on to Equiton when a close friend wanted his help in starting a real estate company.Equiton has unique ways of finding deals which allows them to avoid bidding wars with larger companies, so Clifford takes us through their process. He also compares the stock market crash we have seen in 2020 to the one he experienced as a new lender in 2008.
Released: August 15, 2020
Today’s episode brings us Brian Sutherland. He is the Industry Principal of Commercial at Yardi and started his own e-commerce company when he was sixteen years old. After getting tired of competing with Amazon, he sold his business and found a new career with Yardi. Based in Santa Barbara, California, Brian provides us with an American perspective on how the coronavirus is impacting the real estate market. He reveals what he thinks will permanently change in the industry because of the pandemic and later discusses how 5G will influence real estate transactions.
Released: August 6, 2020
Mike Czestochoski, Executive Vice President of CBRE, joins Aaron and Adam in this episode. He specializes in land, and has been buying and selling it for the last thirty-six years. Mike is here to discuss what to expect from land in the near-future and beyond. With such a long career, COVID-19 is certainly not the first market crash that Mike has witnessed. He points out reasons to be optimistic towards real estate and talks about the kinds of deals he is seeing happen right now.
Released: August 6, 2020
Our guest today is Charlie Deeks, Chief Investment Officer at PIRET (Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust). PIRET is a Blackstone and Ivanhoe Cambridge portfolio company headquartered in Toronto. Industrial assets have been the strongest through COVID-19, so Charlie discusses this trend and talks about some deals his company has transacted during the pandemic. He gets into how screening tenants will change because of everything that has happened in 2020 and more trends that he is seeing in the industrial space.
Released: July 27, 2020
Aaron and Adam are speaking with John Fox, Partner at Robins Appleby LLP, in this episode. He has a long-standing relationship working with both public and private housing sectors on developing affordability. Because of John’s expertise, today’s episode focuses on affordable housing in the Greater Toronto Area. The guys discuss the time John spent working with the TCHC, how COVID-19 has made an impact on affordable housing, and the challenge of finding appropriate land for development.
Released: July 27, 2020
Back with another Canadian Real Estate Forums webinar, Aaron and Adam welcome Blair Welch in this episode. He co-founded Slate Asset Management in 2005, which currently has $6.2 billion of assets under management in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Blair explains the three key areas that Slate looks at when considering the purchase of an asset. He gets into how his company’s culture was built, how it is being kept in place despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s distancing requirements, and the role of diversity.
Released: July 27, 2020
Paul Finkbeiner is the EVP & Global Head of Real Estate at Great-West LIFECO and joins the podcast in this episode. He oversees $27 billion in real estate assets and was previously the President of GWL Advisors for 18 years.We start off by hearing about Paul’s storied career in real estate after leaving his engineering job. Having been through several market downturns, Paul compares the COVID-19 pandemic to previous dark times. He explains why this one is unique and the importance of staying positive.
Released: July 10, 2020
Featured on today’s episode is John Duda. He is the President of Collier International’s Real Estate Management Services across Canada, which has a net asset value of $17 billion. He has held a variety of progressive roles throughout his career, developing a strong reputation for business growth. The discussion in this episode revolves around the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on real estate in Canada. John will also look to the future and share what he believes we will see in the real estate market, along with how the reopening of certain buildings has been going.
Released: July 8, 2020
Our guest today is Raymond Wong, Vice President of Data Operations and Data Solutions with Altus Group. He’s going to take us through current statistics that apply to the four main asset classes as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.Industrial, multi-res, retail, and office have all been impacted by the pandemic, but the degree of change has been different for each. Ray talks about these impacts, makes predictions for the recovery of real estate, and reveals what his data is showing will happen later in 2020.
Released: July 2, 2020
Alan MacKenzie returns for his second appearance on the podcast in this episode. He is the CEO of JLL Canada, and was the President of Triovest at the time of his last appearance. Alan starts off by taking us through his thought process when choosing to leave Triovest.The leadership approach of Alan was so well received in his previous episode that Aaron and Adam ask for more insights in this episode. We also hear about the cultural building that Alan has taken part in at JLL and his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on real estate.
Released: June 26, 2020
Aaron and Adam welcome Mandy Sutherland on today’s show. She is the Senior Consultant of Applied Research and Consulting at Steelcase. Additionally, she is part of a team which is responsible for helping clients discover what they should be doing next with their workplace. With such a debate on going in the real estate industry about the change in office space demand due to physical distancing rules, Mandy gives her opinion on this and many other return to work measures. She speaks to the importance of leadership and addresses challenges that she has been seeing.
Released: June 26, 2020
The Executive Vice President of the National Apartment / Investment Properties Group Team at CBRE, Lance Coulson, is featured in this episode. He operates in Vancouver and specializes in apartments; a perfect skillset to provide us with insight on how that asset class is performing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lance explains some unique aspects of CBRE and provides a look at how the Vancouver market was performing in 2019. He tells us what he has been seeing in the city during COVID-19 and what he thinks the market will look like in the coming months.
Released: June 17, 2020
Today’s topic is insurance, and joining the discussion is Jeffrey Charles. He is the Managing Director at Arthur J. Gallagher Canada. Jeffrey joined the insurance business because of its resilient nature after he experienced the 2008 crash while working in the travel industry. We take a deep dive into insurance, with Jeffrey providing helpful analogies to make the complicated world of insurance a little easier to understand. He reveals some of the stats examined to determine an insurance premium and tells us how COVID-19 is affecting the insurance industry.
Released: June 12, 2020
Vanessa Oliver, founder of Regent Street Capital Corp, is our guest in this episode. She is a retail brokerage expert and has closed a large number of lease deals with restaurants as the tenant. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted restaurant owners and their landlords in a deep and likely long lasting way. Vanessa shares her thoughts on how the market is responding and the future of restaurants.
Released: June 5, 2020
We are joined by Benjamin Shinewald, the President and CEO of BOMA Canada (Building Owners and Management Association of Canada). Benjamin will admit he doesn’t “technically work in real estate” but his job at BOMA Canada is to support real estate and make it thrive. Benjamin tells us about BOMA Canada’s role as a sustainability driver and the services they offer to real estate management. We hear about the pandemic guide that BOMA had begun developing during the SARS outbreak and how it has come into play during COVID-19.
Released: June 1, 2020
We are welcoming back Peter Cuthbert, President and Head of Global Real Estate with Fiera Real Estate. He joins us again to analyze many different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and his view on how the economy will recover. Peter informs us of how Fiera has been dealing the crisis and helping its employees, leading to a discussion about how the workplace might change after the pandemic. He compares the current economic crash to the one in 2008 and talks about the amazing learning opportunities that have presented themselves.
Released: May 29, 2020
Monika Jaroszonek, CEO and Co-Founder of RATIO.city, is alongside Adam and Aaron in this episode. Monika has had a fascination with cities since a young age which translated into an early career with several architecture companies. She then went on to found her own company to help bring development forward in a data rich world. RATIO.city aggregates city information onto one platform and allows users to model a variety of different outcomes in a fraction of the time. Monika talks us through how this is accomplished as well as how it can help in land acquisition decisions, her company’s growth plans, and the types of customers that RATIO.city is most useful for.
Released: May 22, 2020
President and CEO of Trinity Group, Fred Waks, is our guest featured in this episode. Not long after starting his real estate career in the 1980s, Fred started putting together very large deals and hasn’t stopped since. He begins the show by giving a background on those times and sharing advice for people who are new to real estate in 2020. Fred takes us through his storied career, revealing his thought process through complicated closes and career transitions. He also discusses how he and his company are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, including both the negative and the postive that he sees in it.
Released: May 20, 2020
Alam Pirani brings his 29 years of hotel experience to the podcast to talk about his favourite asset class. He is the Executive Managing Director of Colliers International Hotels. A new area of discussion for the podcast, Alam will talk about the history of the asset class and the effects it is feeling from COVID-19. Alam begins by discussing what makes hotels different from any other asset class and the types of investors they attract. He fields questions about why hotels have become a legitimized asset class in recent years and how the industry is dealing with low occupancy rates brought on by COVID-19.
Released: May 15, 2020
Recorded at the RealCapital Conference in February 2020, Lesley Gibson sits down with Aaron and Adam in this episode. She is the Co-Chair of the conference and Chief Financial Officer of CT REIT, which owns a Canada-wide portfolio of assets leased primarily to Canadian Tire. Lesley talks about the strong connection between CT REIT and Canadian Tire that allows both entities to reap many benefits. We hear about the triple-net approach of CT REIT, the company’s growth strategy, and smaller markets that Canadian Tire has found great success in.
Recorded at: RealCapital 2020
Joining the podcast today is Don Clow, President and CEO of Crombie REIT. Originally from Prince Edward Island, Don began his real estate career in the Maritimes and “retired” in 2004. He begins this episode by telling us the story of how he got back into the industry. With Crombie REIT having a strong relationship with Sobeys, Don shares valuable insights to grocery-anchored retail properties. He brings up how grocery stores have an upper hand on Amazon and explains why he likes secondary markets such as Victoria and Halifax.
Released: May 11, 2020
In today’s special episode, Aaron and Adam are hosting a physically distant AMA (ask me anything) with Jim Costello. Jim is the Senior Vice President of Real Capital Analytics. Additionally, several guests are here to participate in this AMA to ask a variety of questions related to COVID-19:
Released: May 7, 2020
Joining us today is Werner Dietl, President and CEO of CBRE Canada. After spending two years in the hotel business, Werner started his career at CBRE and never looked back. Twenty-five years later he has risen to the top of the brokerage world and he shares with us what that journey has been like. Aaron, Adam, and Werner also discuss the difficulties imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the inability of agents to build connections with people in-person. Werner offers his advice on dealing with the pandemic from a real estate perspective and what the industry should be doing to help.
Released: May 2, 2020
Peter Altobelli, Vice President and General Manager of Yardi Canada, is welcomed as our guest in this episode. Yardi is the largest provider of real estate software in Canada, and has grown from thirty employees to over seven thousand worldwide. Yardi has quickly pivoted their software capabilities to adapt to some of the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to the industry. Accounting for rent deferrals, work from home and protecting landlords/tenants are just some of the new issues that Yardi is tackling.
Released: April 24, 2020
In today’s quarantine episode, Aaron and Adam are joined remotely by Roelof van Dijk. He works with CoStar Canada as their Director of Market Analytics. In this role, Roelof and his team decipher the real estate information that get put into CoStar’s database to determine what is happening in the market and what will happen in the future. Roelof shares his thoughts on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting each real estate asset class, while predicting how they will look a few months from now. The three discuss how unemployment in Canada will affect vacancy rates and when the economy will rebound.
Released: April 20, 2020
Kathy Black is the Vice President of Development for Fiera Real Estate and is our guest on today’s show. She has seventeen years of experience in this field, fully overseeing thirty projects with a total value of over two billion dollars. We begin by hearing about how Kathy and Fiera are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic before we go through some projects that are still ongoing. Kathy talks about industrial condos and some of the intricacies around them as well as traits that make a municipality pleasurable to work with.
Released: April 17, 2020
As part of the Real Estate Forums series, today’s guest is Jane Helmstadter. She is a Partner at Bennett Jones as well as the firm’s National Co-Head of the Real Estate Practice Group. Jane is an expert in commercial real estate law, having worked at Bennett Jones since 2006 as well as two other law firms. There have been many effects on the legal landscape during the current pandemic, so Jane, Aaron, and Adam dive in to discuss these. Jane tells us her thoughts on what could change in contracts after this is all over and how she has been seeing landlords react.
Released: April 14, 2020
Michael Betsalel, Executive Vice President at JLL, returns in this episode. He was previously on the show to talk about the impressive volume of 2018 Ontario apartment sales, and today will get into the 2019 numbers. He, Adam, and Aaron will also discuss what the sale market looks like during this COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario’s apartment investment numbers grew even more in 2019, so Michael tells us about some of the major players before getting into how investment looks with COVID-19 affecting everyone’s lives. He talks about JLL’s strategy during the pandemic and what certain asset classes will look like when the world goes back to normal.
Released: April 9, 2020
Back on the podcast today is Jaime McKenna. She is Managing Director, Group Head of Real Estate at Fengate Asset Management. Jaime transitioned to Fengate seven months ago, just in time for the global COVID-19 pandemic. Hear how she is adapting to this radical shift. Last time Jaime was on the podcast she was working with Minto, so she talks about why she left the company and the great relationship she maintains with her former co-workers. She tells us how Fengate’s portfolios are holding up in the face of COVID-19 and what the company continues to work on.
Released: April 7, 2020
Derek Lobo, CEO of SVN Rock Advisors, makes his second appearance on the podcast in this episode. The focus of today’s discussion with Aaron and Adam is how apartment landlords can handle and manage rent collection in these unprecedented times, as COVID-19 continues to escalate. With many tenants potentially unable to pay rent, Derek shares his thoughts on how to deal with them compassionately. The three then get into how real estate investments can be affected by other industries. Later, Derek provides a positive message for anyone who is worrying about what COVID-19 will bring.
Released: April 2, 2020
This is Aaron and Adam’s first episode recorded in isolation due to the pandemic. They talk about how COVID-19 is affecting the commercial real estate industry and have invited Michael Brooks back on the show to weigh in. He is the CEO of REALPAC and has a vantage point on how the real estate community is responding to the pandemic. Michael shares his thoughts on which asset classes are impacted the most and why. We hear his positive thoughts on how government is handling COVID-19 and about the lasting effects that we may see when the pandemic is over.
Released: March 31, 2020
Aaron and Adam are at the Toronto Real Estate Forum in this episode and are joined by Mark Kenney who is the President and CEO of CAPREIT. He talks about his 22 years at CAPREIT and how they’ve evolved into one of Canada’s largest landlords.CAPREIT has also expanded into Ireland and the Netherlands, so Mark talks about how Canada compares to these markets. He shares his interesting thoughts on how amenities in apartment buildings influence the renter’s selection and talks about the culture at CAPREIT.
Recorded at: Toronto Real Estate Forum 2019
Karthik Sankaran is our guest today at the Global Property Market Forum. He is the Senior Strategist at Eurasia Group. Karthik’s focus isn’t on real estate, but rather on geopolitical forces that impact the world economy. Still, Aaron and Adam weave Karthik’s knowledge into the context of Canadian real estate. Karthik is asked about his approach when investors look to put money into emerging markets and explains what it means to follow capital flows.
Recorded at: Global Property Market 2019
Recorded at the Real Estate Forum, our guest today is Toni Rossi. She is the President of Real Estate at Infrastructure Ontario. With an educational background in science, her summer gig as a brokerage firm receptionist in between semesters turned into a long, successful career in real estate. Toni is the first guest on the show with a government perspective, so she provides unique insight on public real estate. She analyzes the biggest challenges going on in Ontario right now and talks about how public and private companies can work together to build a better province.
Recorded at: Toronto Real Estate Forum 2019
Alongside Aaron and Adam at the Global Property Market Forum in this episode is Peter Cuthbert. He is the President and Head of Global Real Estate at Fiera Real Estate. Before this role, Peter had several different job titles and brings us through his personal evolution. Fiera made a crucial move after the last financial crisis that furthered their reputation. He discusses how Canada’s funds are managed in relation to ones in the UK before talking about the outlook some young people have on the real estate market.
Recorded at: Global Property Market 2019
Coming at you from the Global Property Market Forum, Aaron and Adam welcome Jim Costello in this episode. He is the Senior Vice President of Real Capital Analytics, a company which has many offices throughout the world that track real estate trends globally. In addition to his expertise in the Canadian market, Jim spends a lot of time focused on the US and Latin America. He shares several of his insights on these markets, as well as what he learned on a recent trip to Asia.
Recorded at: Global Property Market 2019
This episode was recorded at the Canadian Real Estate Forum with Gary Whitelaw. When he’s not podcasting, Gary is the CEO of BentallGreenOak, the company formed from the merger of Bentall Kennedy and GreenOak Real Estate in 2018.
Gary goes in-depth on why the two companies decided to merge, also highlighting Sun Life’s current involvement with the company. He talks about the challenges of investing in opportunistic real estate and how he is building a great organizational culture at BentallGreenOak.
Recorded at: Toronto Real Estate Forum 2019
Aaron and Adam are at the Global Property Market Conference as part of their real estate forum series. They are joined by Brad Olsen, the President of Atlantic Partners. After starting his career as a real estate lawyer, he made the move to the business side with Richard Ellis in 1980 (now CBRE).
Atlantic Partners does extensive business in North America and in Europe with Canadian investors, so Brad provides his insight on what contrasts the real estate markets of these two continents. He discusses why Canadians like investing in the US and what makes Europe so attractive right now.
Recorded at: Global Property Market 2019
In this edition, Aaron and Adam are joined by Ryan Nelson at the RealTrends Conference in Toronto. He serves as the Director of Investments for The Pearl Group.
The Pearl Group has a special focus on retail space in downtown Toronto, prompting Ryan to share his thoughts on this asset class. He also presents the process that The Pearl Group went through to select US investments and knowledge he learned that is helpful in both countries.
Recorded at: RealTrends Conference 2019
From the Ottawa Real Estate Forum, the guys are joined today by Shawn Hamilton. He is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the CBRE Ottawa office. He first got into real estate when his mother’s broker hired him to be an errand runner and he has since risen through the ranks of the largest brokerage in the world. His knowledge of Ottawa is deep and his insights are sharp.
Recorded at: Ottawa Real Estate Forum 2019
At the Ottawa Real Estate Forum as part of the forum series, John Rider joins the podcast in this episode. He is the Senior Vice President of Retail and Commercial Title Insurance at Chicago Title. After seven years as a lawyer, John decided it was time for a change and jumped into real estate.
With title insurance being somewhat new to the Canadian market, John provides an easy-to-understand definition of what exactly it is. He talks about situations where title insurance has been particularly useful and how it can protect against various types of real estate fraud.
Recorded at: Ottawa Real Estate Forum 2019
Aaron and Adam continue their conference series today from the Ottawa Real Estate Forum. Joining them is James Beach, Director of Real Estate and Business Development for Broccolini. His company is a multi-asset class, multi-market builder and developer with a 70 year history in Eastern Canada.
A particularly impressive and high profile project of Broccolini’s is the Amazon fulfillment centre in Ottawa. James discusses the magnitude of this project and what it’s like to work side-by-side with Amazon. He also tells us about his experiences dealing with the municipal government in Ottawa.
Recorded at: Ottawa Real Estate Forum 2019
Aaron and Adam are at the Ottawa Real Estate Forum today as part of their forum podcast series. They are joined by Julie Taggart, VP of Leasing and Operations at Taggart Realty Management. She began there by working in an administrative role for her uncle, Paul Taggart, and has risen through the ranks of this multi-generational enterprise.
Taggart Realty Management operates solely in Ottawa and Kingston, so Julie is an expert when it comes to these two cities. She talks about the history of her company, their focus on retail space in Ottawa, and what makes real estate development different in the nation’s capital.
Recorded at: Ottawa Real Estate Forum 2019
From the RealTrends Conference in Toronto, this episode’s guest is Susan Rosen. She is a Partner with Gowling WLG and just before recording this podcast, she moderated the cannabis panel at the conference.
Susan takes us through her career in real estate law, which she was inspired to pursue because of her family’s involvement in the industry. She discusses the ins and outs of the cannabis industry and what makes this space unique when it comes to renting and buying property.
Recorded at: RealTrends 2019
At the Canadian Apartment Investment Conference for the forum series, Rob Geremia joins this episode. He is the President of Boardwalk REIT and has worked with the company for twenty-six years.
Boardwalk began entering Western Canada when the real estate market was cooling off decades ago, so Rob tells us how they are dealing with the current recession. He talks about how he sees rent control influence the rental market and his view of the revitalization of some Greater Toronto Area neighbourhoods.
Recorded at: Canadian Apartment Investment Conference
Coming to you from the Canadian Apartment Investment Conference, Henry Morton, President of Campus Suites. Henry Morton has previously (co) developed, or is developing over 14,500 student housing and conventional bedroom units and 200,000 sq. ft. of retail development in nine States and four Provinces with a value of over $1.25B. He was also named a Pioneer of the Industry, an award given out to 25 individuals who helped to establish the modern student housing industry in the U.S.
Recorded at: Canadian Apartment Investment Conference
Coming to you from the Canadian Apartment Investment Conference, James Wilson sits down with the guys today. He is co-chairing the entire conference and is also the Managing Director of Realstar.James talks about the Realstar strategy and pays special attention to the need for affordable housing across the country. He expresses why he loves working with apartments instead of other real estate asset classes and discusses what he is seeing in markets across the country.
Recorded at: Canadian Apartment Investment Conference
Coming to you from the Edmonton Real Estate Forum, today’s guest is Michael Smith. He is the Senior Vice President of Western Canada for ONE Properties. The company was founded in 1987 and focuses its efforts on real estate that makes a difference in peoples’ lives.Michael started his real estate career in Toronto but moved to Edmonton when the right opportunity arose. He talks in-depth about the projects that ONE is involved with in Edmonton while commenting on the real estate market in Alberta.
Recorded at: Edmonton Real Estate Forum 2019
Scott Ullrich joins us at Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference in Edmonton. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Property Management Corporation. Gateway is one of the largest property management firms in Canada, managing in excess of 30,000 units. Prior to joining Gateway Property Management as Controller in 1983, Scott Ullrich was a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, where he specialized in auditing, taxation and consulting for a variety of real estate management and development companies.
Scott is a Fellow of the Real Estate Institute of Canada and a Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management. Scott participates on several industry and non-industry association boards in the capacities of Director, Treasurer, Governor and President.
Recorded at: Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference 2019
Peter Senst joins us at the Land & Development Conference in Toronto. is the President of Canadian Capital Markets at CBRE, as well as a board member of CBRE Canada. He has transacted over $100 billion in real estate and joins today’s episode at the Land & Development Conference in Toronto. Peter Senst, with more than 30 years of experience, has become one of Canada’s foremost investment sales and advisory experts. He has completed some of Canada’s most significant sales and advisory assignments in all property sectors totaling over $100B. Peter heads the National Investment Team in Toronto with a focus on office, retail, industrial and urban land.
Having completed several very large deals, Peter shares these experiences including Scotia Plaza, which was valued at $1.3 billion. Peter also advocates for why the Canadian market is great to invest in for people in other countries.
Recorded at: Land & Development Conference 2019
Brian McCauley joins us at the Land & Development Conference in Toronto. He is the President and CEO of Concert Properties. He practiced architecture in Vancouver before joining Concert as a consultant and then realizing that he wanted to move into development. Since joining Concert in 1994, Brian has been involved with hands-on development management activities of Concert’s growing residential and income producing property portfolio.In 2001, Brian guided Concert’s expansion in Ontario leading the development of assured rental housing in Toronto in joint venture with OMERS.
Brian gives insight on projects that Concert has taken on, including his thoughts on affordable housing. We hear about why Concert focuses their efforts on Toronto and Vancouver, along with the culture of the company.
Recorded at: Land & Development Conference 2019
Curtis Way joins us at the Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference in Edmonton. He is the president of RMS Group, which is a fully integrated real estate development company based in Edmonton that specializes in large multi-family properties. Curtis talks about projects that RMS are currently involved in and provides insight on how they are able to keep construction costs lower than competitors. He discusses a truly innovative affordable and profitable housing project in Edmonton and his predictions for the future of real estate in the city.
Curtis talks about projects that RMS are currently involved in and provides insight on how they are able to keep construction costs lower than competitors. He discusses a truly innovative affordable and profitable housing project in Edmonton and his predictions for the future of real estate in the city.
Recorded at: Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference 2019
Jaime McKenna, Chief Investment Officer of the new Minto Apartment REIT, joins Aaron and Adam in this episode recorded at the Edmonton Real Estate Forum.
Jaime McKenna brings over 15 years of financial and investment experience to her role as Chief Investment Officer. Jaime oversees all acquisitions, dispositions, capital management for Minto’s $3B multi-residential and commercial real estate portfolio. She is a key member of the executive management team leading the division’s growth strategy and sits on many Minto Capital investment and advisory committees that oversee $1B in investor equity. Jaime discusses in-depth the REIT, including how it was formed, recent deals that have happened within it, and what Jamie and her team consider when adding to the portfolio.
Recorded at: Edmonton Real Estate Forum 2019
Aaron and Adam come are joined by Paul Chaput, Senior Vice President at Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) at the Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference in Edmonton.
Paul Chaput, having gained experience and notoriety at other commercial brokerages as a top producing multi-family investment sales specialist, joins Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) as a seasoned industry veteran. Well versed in all aspects of the multi-family market, Paul regularly assists his clients execute their various real estate strategies. Over the course of his 16 years in commercial real estate Paul has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of over $2.5B worth of real estate throughout Western Canada. He is also a member of the Commercial Real Estate Advisory Committee, which advises the Real Estate Council of Alberta on the commercial side of the industry.
Recorded at: Western Canada Apartment Investment Conference 2019
Recorded at the Vancouver Real Estate Forum, Gina Phillips joins Aaron and Adam in today’s episode. Gina Phillips currently leads the business for WeWork in the Northwest US and Canada as General Manager.
Since launching the Seattle market for WeWork in 2013, Gina has launched multiple new markets and grown a dynamic region undergoing hypergrowth. Known for scaling high-performance, building culturally-aligned teams and driving brand visibility, her focus is always on effectively leading organizations through change and growing powerful performance in others.Gina gives a thorough explanation of WeWork and why a company would choose to use its buildings instead of traditional office space. We hear about WeWork’s experience in Canadian cities and what the company plans to do in the future.
Recorded at: Vancouver Real Estate Forum 2019
Recorded at the Vancouver Real Estate Forum, Shenoor Jadavji joins Aaron and Adam in today’s episode. Shenoor Jadavji is Founder and President of Lotus Capital. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm including capital sourcing and structuring value aligned joint venture investments.
She brings 25 years of experience in real estate transactions totaling more than $2B across all real estate classes in major and secondary Canadian markets, as well as select U.S. markets.She discusses how she expanded outside of Vancouver and why she is now focusing on the city. Shenoor also discusses the involvement of women in the real estate industry.
Recorded at: Vancouver Real Estate Forum 2019
Remco Daal is the President of Canadian Real Estate at QuadReal Property Group, a global real estate investment group whose $27.4 billion portfolio spans 17 countries. QuadReal was established in 2016 to manage the real estate program of British Colombia Investment Management Corporation (BCI). Prior to his role at QuadReal, Remco was the President and COO at Bentall Capital, now Bentall Kennedy.
In our podcast he shares the reasons he got into real estate, and how QuadReal was conceived and named. He discusses QuadReal’s journey to becoming a global force in commercial real estate and how important maintaining a culture is when managing an expanding company.
Recorded at: Vancouver Real Estate Forum 2019
Matthew Spoke is the Founder of Aion, a world-leading blockchain protocol designed to solve the most prevalent challenges limiting blockchains mainstream adoption: Scalability, Interoperability and Governance. Prior to his current role, Matt founded Deloitte’s first blockchain team, Rubix, and is currently an active Founding Board Member of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and a Founding Director of Blockchain Technology Coalition of Canada.
In our podcast he shared a brief overview of blockchain technology, including his thoughts on its use cases and recent bad press. He discusses real estate transactions that have already happened using cryptocurrency and how this technology can bring more investors into the space.
Recorded at: RealCapital 2019