2018 Program

Platinum

Chairs' Reception

National Industry

National Green

Gold

8:00 AM
GLOBAL PROPERTY MARKET

International Opportunities and Challenges Explored: Elevated Knowledge for an Unpredictable Global Real Estate Market

International speakers will join Canadian executives to discuss investment, development, and joint venture trends, risks and opportunities in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Mexico, Latin America and other growing and emerging markets. Global investor interest in Canada will also be examined.

 

Please note that a separate registration fee is required to attend Global Property Market. Select Global Property Market when registering to ensure fees are applied.


1:30 PM
SVN: NEW APARTMENT CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
1:30 – 4:30 pm

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
222 Bremner Boulevard
Room TBC

Attend an informative development workshop to learn more about Canada’s most significant real estate opportunity: new apartment development. The workshop will answer questions related to:
  • Opportunity analysis – Which areas of Canada are ripe for apartment development? Considerations for product and site selection?
  • Market study – Who are the key rental market competitors? What’s the gap in the market?
  • Feasibility Study – What should you build? What rents should you charge? What is the depth of market? How much money will you make?
  • A step-by-step Financial Analysis of the purpose-built rental apartment component including capital stack structure, and financing or partnership agreements.
  • Sensitivity Analysis by manipulating variables such as rent level, unit mix and size, project timing and lease-up schedule.

Tickets must be purchased for this event. Please click here to register for this session


6:00 PM
CHAIRS’ RECEPTION

A two-hour opportunity for informal networking and meeting other delegates prior to the conference.

Canadian Room, Fairmont Royal York

Please note that the Chairs’ Reception is included in your conference registration (excluding purchase of Real Estate Forum – Day 2 only ticket and of the New Apartment Workshop)

7:00 AM
REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST

8:00 AM
INTRODUCTION OF FORUM CHAIRS

Moray Tawse, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Mortgage Investments, First National Financial LP
Gary Whitelaw, Chief Executive Officer, Bentall Kennedy Group

OPENING REMARKS

Dennis Lopez

Anne Morash

Dennis Lopez, Chief Executive Officer, QuadReal Property Group
Anne Morash, Senior Vice President, Multi-Residential, GWL Realty Advisors Inc. 


8:10 AM
VIDEO PRESENTATION & ATTENDEE SURVEY

8:20 AM
WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR CANADA, THE U.S. AND GLOBAL ECONOMIES FOR 2019?

 

Moderator:
Gary Whitelaw, Chief Executive Officer, Bentall Kennedy Group 


OUTLOOK FOR THE UNITED STATES AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR CANADA

Speaker:
David Rosenberg, Chief Economist & Strategist, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.


THE KEY FUNDAMENTALS OF THE CANADIAN ECONOMY: WHERE ARE WE HEADING?

Speaker:
Benjamin Tal
, Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC Capital Markets


9:30 AM
MAKING SENSE OF THE NORTH AMERICAN GEO-POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT: FROM MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICIES TO NAFTA AND TARIFFS
 

A “fireside chat” that will provide greater insights to implications for 2019 for Canadian commercial real estate organizations given the apparent direction of the North American economy, and the geopolitical implications of U.S. and Canadian elections, outstanding trade issues, other bilateral tensions between the two countries in addition to key global situations as well.

Gary Whitelaw

John Manley

David Rosenberg

Benjamin Tal

Moderator:
Gary Whitelaw,
Chief Executive Officer, Bentall Kennedy Group 

Panel:
The Honourable John Manley
, Former President & CEO, Business Council of Canada, former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Industry and Minister of Foreign Affairs
David Rosenberg, Chief Economist & Strategist, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.
Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC Capital Markets


10:10 AM
MORNING REFRESHMENTS

10:40 AM
IF YOU ARE NOT DISRUPTING YOUR BUSINESS OR INDUSTRY, SOMEONE ELSE IS

"A presentation of leading-edge thinking and significant insights on how companies can leverage technology and strategy to grow ten times faster than their peers.  “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu.” 

Keynote Speaker:

Salim Ismail, best-selling author of "Exponential Organizations" - required reading in the world's top organizations. A strategist and renowned technology entrepreneur, he built and sold his company to Google.  Salim was the Founding Executive Director of Singularity University and has been their Global Ambassador for the last seven years.

 


11:25 AM
PROPTECH:  HOW IS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMING REAL ESTATE?  WHY HAS OVER $7B BEEN RAISED SINCE 2012 FOR THIS PURPOSE? 

The introduction and proliferation of exponential technologies are having a significant impact on the business environment of today and tomorrow. This transformation within the real estate sector is most commonly referred to as PropTech – a movement that is driving strategic change in all aspects of the overall market. PropTech involves the use of technology to make all elements of real estate more efficient through AI and machine learning, solutions and innovations for the built environment, blockchain and capital markets, building automation and energy efficiency, space utilization, workplace-as-a-service, data and analytics, modular buildings, drone technology, robotics, and augmented reality. This session will focus on the advances that are being made in PropTech primarily in Canada and the U.S. and what you need to understand and apply to your role and your organization.

George Carras

Vik Chawla

Salim Ismail

A Conversation with:
George Carras
, Founder & CEO, R-LABS Canada Inc. 
Vik Chawla, Principal, Fifth Wall Ventures
Salim Ismail, Founder, ExO Foundation & Author, Exponential Organizations


12:00 PM
STRATEGIC THINKING FROM THE C-SUITE: WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN FOR YOU?

A panel of leading real estate CEOs will provide their perspectives and insights on the geo-economic, geo-political and technology related presentations and discussions that preceded this session. What are the most significant takeaways from their point of view? How will this shape their strategic planning and priorities over the next twelve months?

John O’Bryan

Michael Cooper

Michael Emory

Jon Love

Blair Welch

Moderator:
John O’Bryan
, Trustee, CT REIT and Chairman of the Board, Slate Office REIT

Panel:
Michael Cooper
, President & Chief Responsible Officer, Dream Unlimited Corp.
Michael Emory, President & CEO, Allied Properties REIT
Jon Love, Chief Executive Officer, KingSett Capital
Blair Welch, Partner & Co-Founder, Slate Asset Management L.P.


12:50 PM
LUNCHEON
LUNCHEON REFRESHMENTS

1:45 PM
AFTER LUNCH REFRESHMENTS

1:50 PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS   (Select A1 or A2)
SESSION A1:
WHAT ARE THE KEY ELEMENTS IN INVESTMENT DECISION-MAKING TODAY: FOCUS ON BOTH CANADIAN AND GLOBAL REAL ESTATE MARKETS

What matters in real estate investing today?  This session will address this key question in both Canadian and global estate themes. Real estate still is attractive notwithstanding that every asset class is rather expensive in most markets. As a result, how does an investor make an appropriate return real estate today? Is it through M&A, value-added global investment strategies, creating a unique platform, or some other actions? Where does Canada fit into the global real estate investment landscape today? Why are some savvy international entities acquiring Canadian assets when others are selling? Global political events can also be important.  Discussion will focus on what issues are topical at the time of the Forum.

Peter Senst

Peter Ballon

Micheal Dal Bello

Nadeem Meghji

Ted Welter

Moderator:
Peter Senst
, President, Canadian Capital Markets, CBRE Limited

Panel:

Peter Ballon, Managing Director & Global Head of Real Estate Investments, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Micheal Dal Bello, Senior Vice President, Real Estate, Alberta Investment Management Corp.
Nadeem Meghji, Senior Managing Director, Real Estate and Head of Real Estate Americas, Blackstone
Ted Welter, Managing Director, CIO, Alternative Investments, TD Greystone Asset Management


SESSION A2:
INNOVATION IS RESHAPING DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENT AND CREATING SMARTER BUILDINGS: PRACTICAL AND STRATEGIC INSIGHTS THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO YOUR PROJECTS AND YOUR ASSETS

In today’s market, owners and investors are focusing strong attention on development, repurposing existing assets, and renewing the built environment. As a result, there is significant interest in any strategies, products, technologies and services that can make new and existing real estate properties more productive, efficient and sustainable. The market is responding with innovative solutions that can bring projects not just “on time, on budget” but can actually surpass these goals by 20% or more. This session will examine practical and feasible ways to reduce design, construction, retrofit and operating costs for buildings.

Giselle Gagnon

Nick Cameron

Riggs Kubiak

Thano Lambrinos

Casey Witkowicz

Moderator:
Giselle Gagnon
, Senior Vice President, Strategic Resources Group, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP

Panel:
Nick Cameron
, Director, Digital Practice and Associate Principal, Perkins+Will
Riggs Kubiak, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Honest Buildings
Thano Lambrinos, Vice President, Smart Building Technology, QuadReal Property Group
Casey Witkowicz, Founder, President & CEO, RYCOM Corporation


3:00 PM
NETWORKING RECEPTION

7:15 AM
REGISTRATION & LIGHT BREAKFAST

8:00 AM
SUMMARY OF DAY ONE AND THE FOCUS OF DAY TWO

Dennis Lopez

Anne Morash

Dennis Lopez, Chief Executive Officer, QuadReal Property Group
Anne Morash, ‎Senior Vice President, Multi-Residential, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.


8:10 AM
INSIGHTS FROM THE HEAD OF ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST REAL ESTATE PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS

Jay Hennick

Barry Sternlicht

Interviewer:
Jay Hennick,
Global Chairman & CEO, Colliers International Group Inc. 

Keynote Guest:
Barry Sternlicht, Chairman & CEO, Starwood Capital


8:50 AM
NEXT GENERATION: THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON SOCIETY, BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE

Denniz Lopez

Emma Da Silva

Jonathan Lister

Interviewer:
Denniz Lopez,
Chief Executive Officer, Quadreal Property Group

Speakers: 
Emma Da Silva, Vice President, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Canada
Jonathan Lister, Vice President, Sales Solution and Country Manager, Canada, LinkedIn


9:50 AM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select B1, B2, B3, B4 or B5)
SESSION B1:
THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORK AND THE NEEDS OF OCCUPIERS: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE OFFICE MARKET ACROSS CANADA 

Canada’s office market of more than 500 million sq. ft. was somewhat erratic this past year. While vacancy rates rose in some markets, they also reversed course in some others. What were the reasons for this trend when you consider that our major cities are witnessing the largest surge in new development in over 25 years? A significantly concurrent theme is the strong growth and shift towards coworking office environments. A major surge is occurring and accelerating whereby the office is becoming more than a conventional work space. The result is a range of business models and solutions provided by a number of players (Regus to WeWork to others) and the evolution of the concept of WorkPlace-as-a-Service (WaaS). This session will focus on the landlord and tenant decision drivers and response to the demand for this space, its amenitization, the implications for leasing, and how to engage the appraisal and capital markets to properly assign value to flexible leases. Can you “pick the lock on WaaS” including its demand, business, and balance with traditional leasing models and practices in today’s office market?

Stefan Teague

Sheila Botting

Tom Burns

Dave McLaughlin

Jonathan Pearce

Chris Tambakis

Moderator:
Stefan Teague
, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Panel:
Sheila Botting, Senior Partner & Canadian Real Estate Leader, Deloitte
Tom Burns, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Allied Properties REIT
Dave McLaughlin, General Manager, Northeast & Mid-Atlantic, WeWork
Jonathan Pearce, Executive Vice President, Leasing, Office & Industrial, North America, Ivanhoé Cambridge
Chris Tambakis, Chief Executive Officer, North America, Adgar Investments & Development Inc. 

 


SESSION B2:
THE APARTMENT MARKET CONTINUES TO BE BUOYANT: SOLID RETURNS, SUSTAINABLE DEMAND, AND PURPOSE-BUILT RENTAL

For many investors, the staple of a well-diversified real estate portfolio today includes multi-family assets. Predictable yields and strong cash flows make apartments one of the most reliable property classes. Investor demand far outweighs supply in many markets creating some cap rate compression. What direction is the multi-residential market likely to take in 2019 in gateway cities across Canada? How are occupancy rates across the country? How much purpose built rental construction is expected in 2019? In which cities? How are some owners integrating multi-residential development within their current assets and properties? How are niche rental markets performing, e.g. student housing, seniors housing? What challenges does the apartment market face over the next few years? 

Aik Aliferis

Daniel Drimmer

Brian McCauley

Jaime McKenna

Greg Romundt

Wendy Waters

Moderator:
Aik Aliferis
, Senior Managing Director & Senior Director of Institutional Property Advisors, Marcus & Millichap

Panel:
Daniel Drimmer
, Founder & CEO, Starlight Investments
Brian McCauley, President & CEO, Concert Properties Ltd. 
Jaime McKenna, Chief Investment Officer, Minto Apartment REIT
Greg Romundt, President & CEO, Centurion Asset Management Inc.
Wendy Waters, Senior Director, Research Services & Strategy, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.


SESSION B3:
INVESTMENT OVERVIEW OF GATEWAY CITIES AND MID-MARKETS ACROSS CANADA

A panel of investors will provide an extensive discussion on prospective buying and selling trends for 2019. The story for the past year has been a familiar one: a market imbalance where the amount of capital trying to buy assets continues to exceed quality investment opportunities. The result? Record investment sales. What are the major reasons for this continued trend across Canada? How much liquidity is in the market? Who are likely to be buyers in 2019? Will value added and opportunistic buyers be more active? Who will be the sellers? Which asset classes will likely be most favoured by investors? Which cities will be “top of mind”? How do investor attitudes vary from institutional vs. private and domestic vs. offshore? What opportunities are there for investors to tap into or partner with the public sector? What do you need to understand about these types of relationships? How are mid-markets likely to fair vs. major cities?

Adam Kosoy

Carole Guérin

Rob Kumer

Allan Perez

Toni Rossi

Brady Welch

Moderator:
Adam Kosoy
, Vice President & Senior Director, Equities, North American Development Group

Panel:
Carole Guérin
, Managing Director, Real Estate Investments, PSP Investments
Rob Kumer, Chief Investment Officer, KingSett Capital
Allan Perez, Managing Director, CanFirst Capital Management
Toni Rossi, President, Real Estate, Infrastructure Ontario
Brady Welch, Founding Partner, Slate Asset Management L.P.


SESSION B4:
TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER FORMS OF CITY BUILDING: WHAT IS DRIVING URBANIZATION ACROSS CANADA? HOW LONG WILL THE CURRENT PACE CONTINUE?

Across the country, there is an unprecedented amount of intensification activity and urban revitalization on a scale that has not been seen for decades. A panel of developers and a planner active in various Canadian – and in some cases global – markets will provide their insights on what key economic, demographic and social forces are responsible for the renewal trends in our cities. What type of innovative and unique projects are emerging to create new forms of residential, office, retail, and hotel uses? What are some of the various challenges that projects need to overcome within a very dense, highly regulated urban environment? What are the pros and cons of transit oriented developments? How feasible is it for projects to push the envelope on net zero, intelligent buildings, higher performance and other challenging metrics? What does the future hold for development activity across Canada?

Casey Gallagher

Lisa Chandler

Ian Duke

Heather
Grey-Wolf

Stefan Savelli

Eric Turcotte

Moderator:
Casey Gallagher,
Executive Vice President, National Investment Team, CBRE Limited

Panel:
Lisa Chandler
, Vice President, Development, Oxford Properties Group
Ian Duke, Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Westbank
Heather Grey-Wolf, Vice President, Development, Capital Developments
Stefan Savelli, Senior Vice President, Retail, ONE Properties
Eric Turcotte, Partner, Urban Strategies Inc. 


SESSION B5:
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND ABOUT TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION? HOW CAN REAL ESTATE COMPANIES DEVELOP INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES TO APPLY PROPTECH TO IMPROVE THEIR BOTTOM LINE?

Technological innovation is changing the world at an unprecedented speed and the real estate market and industry is not exempt from this transition. The intersection of real estate and technology is referred to as PropTech. Whether it is considered disruptive force or transformational, you need to understand it and embrace it. While technology enables us to do so more today, fast forward ten years and the pace of change and evolution will be more significantly accelerated. What is the range of strategies that you could be considering in order to take advantage of technological innovations for your real estate assets, for your overall portfolio, for your firm, for your clients, and for your best practices? What are some examples of PropTech initiatives that have entered the market?

Amy Erixon

Lachlan MacQuarrie

Susan McArthur

Zak Schwarzman

Jameson Weber

Moderator:
Amy Erixon
, Principal, Managing Director, Avison Young Global Investment Management

Panel:
Lachlan MacQuarrie
, Vice President, Real Estate Management, National Programs, Oxford Properties Group
Susan McArthur, Managing Partner, GreenSoil Investments
Zak Schwarzman, Partner, MetaProp Ventures
Jameson Weber, Global Head of Special Situations, QuadReal Property Group


11:00 AM
MORNING REFRESHMENTS

11:30 AM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select C1, C2, C3, C4 or C5)
SESSION C1:
THE PRESSURES AND CONTINUED EVOLUTION OF THE RETAIL MARKET: WHERE IS IT HEADING?

No other real estate property class has attracted as much chatter in recent years as retail. Once a favourite of investors, this asset class is now facing many increased challenges. We have all watched Canadian, U.S. and European retailers opening stores, closing them or looking for fresh approaches to their formats. While there is a range of views on how online shopping is impacting the Canadian retail market, it is clear that the landscape is shifting. How are regional malls performing vs. power centres vs. strip centres vs. grocery anchored centres vs. urban retail? What are national retailers and landlords doing in this highly competitive market to retain the vitality of personal shopping experiences? Some analysts are offering dire forecasts for the future of older malls as changing demographics and buying habits negatively affect poorer quality properties. This session will examine these and other trends, and discuss the facts and fallacies pertaining to the evolution of the Canadian retail real estate market from an investor, developer and retailer perspective.

Nurit Altman

Marco Ding

Sal Iacono

Patrick Sullivan

Theresa Warnaar

Sam Winberg

Moderator:
Nurit Altman,
Director, RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group

Panel:
Marco Ding
, Director, Real Estate Investments, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board 
Sal Iacono, Executive Vice President, Operations, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Patrick Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, Primaris Management Inc. 
Theresa Warnaar, Senior Vice President, Retail, KingSett Capital
Sam Winberg, Senior Retail Adviser, JLL Canada & Principal, Retail Ventures CND


SESSION C2:
IS CANADA RUNNING OUT OF INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE? HOW IS THIS PROPERTY CLASS PERFORMING ACROSS THE COUNTRY? WHAT LIES AHEAD?  

A strong case be made that industrial real estate has been on an accelerated and significant comeback trail for the past four years. Availability of industrial space across the country has fallen to a historically low level of 3.9% in 2018, while supply tightened in eight of the ten major commercial real estate markets. This session will examine key investment, leasing and development trends in this asset class across Canada today. What are the factors responsible for this exceptionally strong demand? How much can be attributed to the logistical needs of online shopping and the legalization of cannabis? To what extent can it still be categorized as a tale of two submarkets comprised of new modern warehousing buildings vs. older vintage properties with marginal applications for many users? Do rent levels now support new development in most markets? Where are NERs heading in Toronto and Montreal? How are Western markets performing (Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton)? How strong is investor interest overall in industrial assets? 

Andy Horvath

Paul Dykeman

Chris Holtved

David Levine

Glenn Way

Moderator:
Andy Horvath
, Partner, Edmonton, Cushman & Wakefield

Panel:
Paul Dykeman
, Chief Executive Officer & Trustee, Summit Industrial Income REIT
Chris Holtved, Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate, HOOPP
David Levine, Managing Director, Blackstone
Glenn Way, Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Canada, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.


SESSION C3:
CAPITAL AND DEBT MARKETS IN 2019: WHERE ARE SPREADS, AVAILABILITY AND SOURCES HEADING? HOW PREVALENT IS BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY IN CANADA AT THIS TIME?

A wide ranging discussion will examine the availability of public and private debt and equity for Canadian real estate from the perspective of the capital markets, borrowers, banks and mortgage originators. The participants will offer their views from different points on the compass as they comment on today’s capital and credit market environment; what they foresee in 2019 and beyond; what risks are emerging at this time; and how they would favour deploying their capital. What can you expect next year with respect to the cost, availability and most accessible sources of capital? Will lenders be more or less aggressive next year? How challenging is asset valuation today? Where interest rate monetary policy heading in 2019? To what extent are blockchain and cryptocurrency becoming common elements within financial markets in Canada?

Lorne Burns

Jeff Appleby

Paul Chin

Louis Forbes

  Kesem Frank

Colin Johnston

Moderator:
Lorne Burns
, National Industry Leader, Building Construction & Real Estate, KPMG LLP

Panel:
Jeff Appleby
, Managing Director, Real Estate Investment Banking, CIBC Capital Markets
Paul Chin, Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, Otéra Capital Inc.
Louis Forbes, Chief Financial Officer, CT REIT
Kesem Frank, President, Mavennet
Colin Johnston, President, Research, Valuation, & Advisory, Altus Group


SESSION C4:
SECONDARY AND MID-MARKETS THAT ARE INCREASING IN POPULARITY AND ARE OUTPERFORMING SOME GATEWAY CITIES

It may come as no surprise to many that some of the lowest commercial vacancy and unemployment rates coupled with highest GDP growth can be found in a number of Canadian mid-market cities. The six largest urban centres in Canada generally attract the strongest attention because of their higher levels of liquidity among other reasons. Why are mid-markets increasing in popularity, especially during the past five years? A growing number of investors and developers are now attracted to the mid-sized communities in their search for value and growth. They have quietly and patiently found many successful opportunities notwithstanding the challenges of limited liquidity in some instances. This session will examine some of their experiences from British Columbia to Atlantic Canada.

Cory Wosnack

Sylvain Cossette

Maria Duckett

Cheryl Fraser

 William Martens

Kevin Salsberg

Moderator:
Cory Wosnack
, Principal & Managing Director, Edmonton, Avison Young 


Panel:
Sylvain Cossette
, President & CEO, Cominar REIT
Maria Duckett, Vice President, Skyline Commercial Management Inc. 
Cheryl Fraser, Chief Talent Officer & Vice President, Communications, Crombie REIT
William Martens, Principal, Marwest Group of Companies
Kevin Salsberg, Senior Vice President, Real Estate, CT REIT


SESSION C5:
STRATEGIC & ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING FROM LEADERS UNDER FORTY-FIVE

This session will feature five senior executives under the age of 40 who have assumed leadership roles in their organizations. Given the strong investor sentiment in the Canadian market, many opportunities have emerged for entrepreneurialism in the real estate industry.  They can be within small privately owned firms or larger institutional organizations. Entrepreneurs can be innovative and think “outside the box”. While they do not dismiss risk, they often have the ability to see value and reward where many others do not. What are some examples of the development projects, investment transactions and repositioning assets that they have executed? What niches do they strategically focus on to find the highest potential value opportunities that will provide quality returns? What have been the most significant challenges that they have had to endure? How focused are they on technological disruptors and transformation like PropTech and its impact on their organization, real estate activities, the market, and their clients? 

Matt Picken

Bryce Alston

Jennifer Balcerak

Michael Hungerford

Laurence Vincent

Daniel Winberg

Moderator:
Matt Picken
, Managing Director & National Lead, Capital Markets, JLL

Panel:
Bryce Alston
, Director, Alston Properties
Jennifer Balcerak, Vice President, Leasing, QuadReal Property Group 
Michael Hungerford, Partner, Hungerford Properties
Laurence Vincent, Co-President, Groupe Prével (Groupe Immobilier Alliance)
Daniel Winberg, Principal, The Rockport Group


12:40 PM
LUNCHEON
LUNCHEON REFRESHMENTS

1:40 PM
CLOSING ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: TODAY’S MARKETS AND TOMORROW’S RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Given the broad range of issues that were raised during the Real Estate Forum over the previous two days, a leadership panel will offer the last word. Some have assumed their roles in the past year. Representing a divergence of interests and viewpoints, the panel will offer their insights on what risks and opportunities lie ahead, and what courses of action would they suggest accordingly. Are they chasing yield or momentum? How high will interest rates continue to rise in 2019 in the U.S. and in Canada? What impact will they have on the market? What could cause investors to head for the sidelines? Of all the opportunities in today’s market, what is the most significant one? Are Canadian investors going to continue to increase their global presence? Is 2019 a year to be more bold or more conservative? Are there still good quality development opportunities?  In which property classes and markets? How focused are you on technological disruptors and transformation like PropTech on your organization, your real estate activities, the market and your clients? 

Dennis Lopez

Anne Morash

Jonathan Gitlin

Brian Kingston

Nathalie Palladitcheff

Adam Paul

Michael Turner

Moderators:
Dennis Lopez
, Chief Executive Officer, QuadReal Property Group
Anne Morash, Senior Vice President, Multi-Residential, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.

Panel:
Jonathan Gitlin, Chief Operating Officer, RioCan REIT
Brian Kingston, Senior Managing Partner & CEO, Brookfield Property Group, Brookfield Property Partners & Brookfield Asset Management
Nathalie Palladitcheff, President, Ivanhoé Cambridge
Adam Paul, President & CEO, First Capital Realty Inc. 
Michael Turner, Executive Vice President & Global Head of Real Estate, OMERS, and President, Oxford Properties Group


2:40 PM
ADJOURNMENT