CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select A1 or A2)
ASSESSING THE RISKS, CHALLENGES AND THE BEST POTENTIAL GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CANADIAN AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS
Real estate investment activity is wide ranging across tier one countries, growing markets and many emerging markets. In some cases, it is more buoyant than in others. This session will try to offer some clarity on strategic thinking, investment opportunities and key trends in this global environment. How are institutional investors and securitized real estate entities evaluating their allocation to real estate assets? Is a key factor safety vs. growth? In assessing risk/return, what markets do they favor and which ones are they avoiding? What is the prevailing view of the major global markets? Is Canada considered overpriced? Which market is safer and positioned to provide better returns? Investors are now more focused on major cities around the world rather than prioritizing countries. What are some of the ones on their list? Looking ahead, what risks and opportunities do they see increasing in 2018? Where is the greatest potential growth likely to come from? Is benchmarking your real estate performance a key priority? What have been some of their successes and failures over the past year?
Peter Senst, President, Canadian Capital Markets, CBRE Limited
Neil Cunningham, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Real Estate and Natural Resources, PSP Investments
Matt Khourie, Chief Executive Officer, Trammell Crow Company
Dennis Lopez, Chief Executive Officer, QuadReal Property Group
Eugene Reilly, Chief Executive Officer, The Americas, Prologis
EIGHT TECHNOLOGICAL DISRUPTERS: WHAT REAL ESTATE EXECUTIVES NEED TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND
Technological innovation is changing the world at an unprecedented speed. It can sometimes be a disruptive force to everything around us. Like it or not, you need to understand it and embrace it. While technology enables us to do so more today, fast forward five years and the transformation will be even more significantly accelerated.
The unique format of this session will offer you a series of 10 minute long executive briefings that will provide strategic insights on eight examples of technological innovation. What will be the implications of each for your firm, your clients, the real estate market and, in some instances, our society going forward? How can you adapt your investment strategy as a result of these emerging technologies? How can you prosper in an age of constant and impactful innovation? What is the most important takeaway in each instance?
Learn the very latest about the following:
- What is Artificial Intelligence? How Far Has It Evolved Over the Past
- Now Highly Sophisticated, AI is Creating Major Breakthroughs, Disruption
and Transformation on Many Levels
- Autonomous Automobiles: When Will They Become Mainstream? What
Impacts Will They Have on People’s Vehicular Needs and on the Parking Lots
and Garages of Tomorrow?
- Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities of Today’s Buildings and Organizations: What
You Need to Understand and Do to Deal With Such a Malicious Threat?
- How Much Strength is E-commerce Gaining in the Canadian Market? What
Product Categories Are Likely More Vulnerable Now and in the Future?
- Transformative Technologies, Products and Services That Make Real Estate
More Productive, Efficient and Sustainable
- Smarter Buildings and Cities: How Far Has Building Automation Advanced
Over the Past Fifteen Years? You Will Be Amazed to Know What a Building
Can Do Today
- How You Can Embrace Innovation to Propel Your Real Estate Business
Forward? What Most Significant Opportunities Do You Need to be Aware of?
- Understanding Virtual and Augmented Reality: How Are They a New Dimension
of Interaction Between Digital Devices and the Real World? Alone or Blended
Together, They are Opening Up Worlds – Both Real And Virtual Alike.
Amy Erixon, Principal, Managing Director, Investments, Avison Young (Moderator)
Maureen Atkinson, Senior Partner, Research Insights, J.C. Williams Group
Joseph Coltson, Partner, National Leader, Clients & Markets, Forensic Technology & Cyber Response, KPMG LLP
Rick Huijbregts, Thought Leader, Advisor, Strategist, and Innovator
Susan McArthur, Managing Partner, Greensoil Investments
Terry Stuart, Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte Canada
Kristina Verner, Vice President, Innovation, Sustainability & Prosperity, Waterfront Toronto
John Williams, Senior Partner, Strategy & New Concepts, J.C. Williams Group