CONCURRENT SESSIONS (SELECT C1, C2 or C3)
CONSTRUCTION AND DEBT FINANCING: WHAT’S IN STORE FOR DEBT & CONSTRUCTION FINANCING FOR 2019? WILL RISING INTEREST RATES HAVE AN IMPACT?
Where are the construction and debt financing markets heading in 2019 to serve the needs of owners of multi-family, seniors, and student housing? Are any major differences emerging regarding underwriting and assessing deal risk in today’s market? From CMHC and tier one lenders to alternative and secondary sources, what do you need to know about pricing and availability of capital? How will Bank of Canada interest rate hikes affect pricing? The session will also use case studies to examine how lenders have addressed challenging situations faced by some owners.
Pierre Leroux, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Mortgages, First National Financial LP
Tommy Archambault, Broker, Lawyer & Co-Founder, Levier Immobilier
Julie Charlebois, Regional Manager, Multiple Underwriting Quebec, CMHC
Nadine Lehoux, Vice President, Real Estate Financing, Fiera Capital Inc.
Charles Trudel, Managing Director, Real Estate Financing, BMO Financial Group
INVESTMENT STRATEGIES FOR PRIVATELY OWNED RENTAL APARTMENTS: WHAT ARE THE KEY STEPS THAT YOU NEED TO TAKE?
With apartment buildings selling for record prices, do you know the current value of your assets? What are the ideal options for owners of small and medium-sized portfolios at this time, e.g. sell, refinance, grow through acquisition, renew older properties? What are the key steps needed to prepare your property (or portfolio) for a sale? What are the tax implications of a sale? Where should the profit be reinvested? What are the challenges in buying or renewing older buildings? How can owners effectively gauge the marketplace, and what are viable growth strategies at this time?
Jean-Charles Angers, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group
Eric Aberman, Vice President, Operations, Zaveco Ltd.
Laurence Friedman, Chief Operations Officer, Lameer Property Management
Jocelyn Grégoire, President & Founder, CEDMA Finance
Katherine Issenman, Director, Business Development, Côte St-Luc Building Corporation
TECHNOLOGY & THE MUST-HAVE AMENITIES FOR THE MODERN RENTER
Building amenities have come a long way, and like price and location, they can have a significant impact on the type of tenant a rental property will attract. Gone are the days that advertising the words “swimming pool” was enough to woo high-calibre tenants away from the competition. Today’s discerning renters want the types of services and features once reserved for upscale hotels. Technology offers many possibilities to both the renter and landlords.
Sanaa Benzakour, Co-owner & Real Estate Broker, PMML
Dany Di Vincenzo, Founder, Zipplex
Francis Lessard, President, Graph Synergies
Jonathan Margel, Co-Founder & CEO, Domum Link
Keaven Martin, Founder & President, Evey Innovation