CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Select C01 or C02)
CASE STUDIES OF INTENSIFICATION, MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS AND NEW RENTAL PROJECT INNOVATION
While there is growing number of purpose-built apartment buildings, what are some of the creative other ways of creating new rental units? This session will open with some examples of interesting projects underway or recently completed in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. A range of innovation will be examined beginning with the inclusion of apartments within a mixed-use development, intensifying an existing property (eg, a retail centre), Transit Oriented Development, adding floors to an existing rental building, and offering amenities that are not found traditionally in apartment properties. Partnerships between developers and operators will also be discussed as a way of creating better client experience.
Randy Ferguson, President, Strategic Group
Tom Burr, Vice President, Multi-Family Development, ONE Properties
Rohit Gupta, President, Rohit Group of Companies
Nathan Raju, Originator, Beljan Developments
CONSTRUCTION AND DEBT FINANCING: CALGARY VS. EDMONTON VS. VANCOUVER
A cross-section of lenders will provide their views and examine their levels of activity in each of the three major markets specifically as it relates to multi-family properties and development. This will include the perspective of banks, institutional lenders, mortgage investment corporations and other alternatives. To what extent are their priorities, underwriting and strategies varying at this time? How are they assessing a transaction and pricing it in each market? Where are spreads heading at this time? Under what circumstances will they finance construction? Case studies of actual transactions for small to large assets will be examined during the session.
Chase Allen, Managing Director, Winnipeg, Canada ICI Capital Corporation
David Bujnowicz, Associate Director, Commercial Mortgages, Prairies & Territories, Sun Life Financial
Jessica Harland, Vice President, Real Estate Finance, CMLS Financial
Sean Lippitt, AVP, Real Estate Lending, Calgary Main, Canadian Western Bank
Justin Walton, Executive Director, Mortgage Investments, KingSett Capital