Wednesday, December 4, 2019

7:00 AM
REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 AM
INTRODUCTION OF FORUM CHAIRS

Moray Tawse

Gary Whitelaw

Moray Tawse, Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, Mortgage Investments, First National Financial LP
Gary Whitelaw, Chief Executive Officer, BentallGreenOak LP 


OPENING REMARKS

Avtar Bains

Kevan Gorrie

Avtar Bains, President, Premise Properties
Kevan Gorrie, President & CEO, Granite REIT


8:10 AM
VIDEO PRESENTATION & ATTENDEE SURVEY

8:20 AM
WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR CANADA, THE U.S. AND GLOBAL ECONOMIES FOR 2020?

Facilitator:
Chuck Scott
, Chief Executive Officer, Canada & Latin America, Cushman & Wakefield

OUTLOOK FOR THE UNITED STATES AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR CANADA

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


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

Benjamin Tal, Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets Inc.


9:30 AM
FIRESIDE CHAT: CAPITAL FLOWS AND ALLOCATIONS IN 2020: WHERE IS IT LIKELY TO BE HEADING?

Leaders from banking, insurance, and investment management will discuss their strategies for optimizing returns in 2020 and beyond in what many consider to be an unpredictable economic and geopolitical environment. What is different today than a year ago? Where do they expect to allocate resources in 2020 – both capital and human – and why? Where does the Canadian real estate market fall into their plans?

Jon Love

Jennifer McClelland

Dean Connor

Darryl White

Mark Wiseman

Moderators:
Jon Love
, Chief Executive Officer, KingSett Capital
Jennifer McClelland, Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equities, RBC Asset Management

Panel:
Dean Connor
, President & CEO, Sun Life Financial
Darryl White, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group
Mark Wiseman, Global Head of Active Equities & Chairman, BlackRock Alternative Investors


10:15 AM
MORNING REFRESHMENTS

10:45 AM
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
LEADERSHIP IN AN AGE OF DISRUPTION: DON’T LET WHAT YOU KNOW LIMIT WHAT YOU CAN IMAGINE

In a world transforming before our eyes, leaders who make a difference are the ones who can reimagine what’s possible at their organization and in their field, and who can turn bold strategies into relentless execution. And they are not just CEOs. They’re executives running business units, managers in charge of key departments, the heads of project teams, and entrepreneurs building a company from scratch. Regardless of your formal role or title in an organization, high-impact leaders exude both originality and utility – provocative thinking that energizes their colleagues, and a roll-up-the-sleeves approach to work and culture that shapes how everyone shares ideas, solves problems, and manages change.

Bill Taylor is an entrepreneur and writer who chronicles the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed. As Co-Founder and Editor of Fast Company, Bill launched a magazine that won numerous awards, earned a passionate global following among executives and entrepreneurs, and became a legendary business success. Over two decades since its launch, Fast Company continues to shape the global conversation about business. Bill has also written three award winning bestsellers on leadership and change, the lastest being Simply Brilliant.


11:35 AM
TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION CONTINUES TO ACCELERATE: HOW WILL IT IMPACT THE REAL ESTATE MARKET AND ORGANIZATIONS?

As the proliferation of exponential technologies continues at a high speed, what significant impact is this having on the business environment of today and tomorrow? How is it driving strategic change in all aspects of the overall market? To what degree can innovative technology make elements of real estate more efficient through AI and machine learning, blockchain, smart building automation, and augmented reality? This discussion will examine the transformation around us from the perspective of the world’s largest technology investor, a Canadian who is global leader in innovation, and the head of one of Canada’s largest real estate organizations. What do you need to understand about this ongoing evolution? How can it be applied as a competitive advantage for your organization?

Ajay Agrawal

Michael Turner

Jim Young

Robert Courteau

A Conversation with:
Ajay Agrawal
, Founder, Creative Destruction Lab and a world-renowned researcher, entrepreneur, author, and a global leading expert in machine intelligence
Michael Turner, President, Oxford Properties Group
Jim Young, Co-Founder & CEO, Realcomm and noted expert in technology, intelligent buildings, and next generation real estate

Moderator:
Robert Courteau
, Chief Executive Officer, Altus Group


12:40 PM
LUNCHEON
LUNCHEON REFRESHMENTS

1:40 PM
AFTER LUNCH REFRESHMENTS

1:45 PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (SELECT A1 or A2)

SESSION A1:
INVESTMENT DECISION-MAKING IN TODAY’S ENVIRONMENT: FOCUS ON BOTH CANADIAN AND GLOBAL REAL ESTATE MARKETS

What matters in real estate investing today? This session will address this key question in the context of both Canadian and global markets. 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 today? Is it through value-added strategies, creating a unique platform, redeveloping an asset or some other actions? Where does Canada fit into the global real estate investment landscape today? What are the top investment opportunities in this country? How do they compare with global markets? Why are some international entities acquiring Canadian assets when others are selling? How are geopolitical events affecting investment decisions? 

Peter Senst

Sylvain Fortier

Ashley Lawrence

Jacob Werner

Kristopher Wojtecki

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

Panel:
Sylvain Fortier
, Chief Investment & Innovation Officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge
Ashley Lawrence, Managing Director, Real Estate, Regional Head, Canada, Brookfield Property Group
Jacob Werner, Senior Managing Director, Real Estate, The Blackstone Group
Kristopher Wojtecki, Managing Director, Real Estate, PSP Investments


SESSION A2:
HOW IS INNOVATION SHAPING DEVELOPMENT ACROSS CANADA? WHAT LESSONS HAVE WE LEARNED ABOUT DESIGN AND MANAGING CONSTRUCTION? ARE SMART BUILDINGS THE NEW NORMAL?  

Across the country, there is an unprecedented amount of urban revitalization and development on a scale that has not been seen for over 30 years: from mixed-use projects and TOD to intensification and large-scale community-building. 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. A panel of developers, an architect and Canada’s largest general contractor will provide their insights on what are some key and important lessons that they are learning from designing and managing development today. What type of innovative and unique ideas are emerging to create new forms of residential, office, retail, and hotel uses? How do you manage development in an environment of consistently rising land and construction costs? How feasible is it for projects to push the envelope on smart buildings? What does the future hold for development activity across Canada?

Roelof van Dijk

John Boktor

Lisa Chandler

Ian Duke

Patrick Fejér

Niall Haggart

Moderator:
Roelof van Dijk
, Director of Market Analytics, Canada, CoStar Group

Panel:
John Boktor
, Manager, Digital Construction, PCL Construction
Lisa Chandler, Vice President, Development, Oxford Properties Group
Ian Duke, Project Director, Westbank Corp.
Patrick Fejér, Principal, B+H Architects 
Niall Haggart, Executive Vice President, The Daniels Corporation


3:00 PM
NETWORKING RECEPTION

4:00 PM
DEMO DAY: LEADING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

A showcase of the 2019 class of technology startups as they take to the stage and present their industry-changing technologies that tackle a wide range of solutions including quant valuation and investing, crowdfunding, asset fractionalization, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented and virtual reality. In the three months leading up to Demo Day, this group of 10, chosen from hundreds of global applicants, will undergo an intensive three-month accelerator program hosted in Toronto. It is designed to help them refine business plans, gain global real estate perspective through the eyes of over 120 mentors, and explore pilots and partnerships to accelerate growth prospects. As the first truly global initiative of its kind, this groundbreaking program highlights Colliers and Techstars’ commitment to targeted innovation and the belief that strategic investments in the right technologies and founders can transform the industry.

Attendance to Demo Day is by invitation only – for more information or if you’re interested in attending – please contact techstars@colliers.com.