Global Real Estate Investment - Queens Universitys Executive Seminars on Corporate & Investment Real (Global Real Estate I)

Venue: downtown Toronto

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jun 14, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 14, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 13, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jun 05, 2010
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Queen's University's next
Executive Seminar on Corporate and Investment Real Estate

Opportunities and Risks Amid Economic Uncertainty

Monday, June 14, 2010 - Toronto
Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre, 20 Toronto Street

The program will run approximately 8:30 am to 4:15 pm
(preceded by a continental breakfast and followed by a cocktail reception at Mercatto (sponsored by Stikeman Elliott LLP)

The early registration discount deadline has been extended to Friday, June 4, 11:59 pm.
Brokers will receive 6 RECO credits for attending this seminar.
Register online at:

This seminar will fill up quickly, so register early to avoid disappointment.
To ensure the high quality of this unique and interactive seminar, registration will be limited to 100 people.

Keynote Speakers:
• Bill Jandrisits, Director of Investor Relations & Strategic Initiatives for Canada, Starwood Capital Group Global, LLC, Greenwich, CT
• Janice Stanton, Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group America, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd., New York

Panel Speakers:
• Zelick Altman, Managing Director, Canada, LaSalle Investment Management, Toronto
• David Arthur, Managing Partner & President, Brookfield Real Estate Opportunity Fund; and Managing Partner, North American Real Estate Investments, Brookfield Asset Management, Toronto
• John D. Bottomley, Senior Vice President, Rockefeller Group Investment Management, New York
• Betsy Clark, Regional Director, Real Estate Investments , MetLife, Chicago
• Michael Cooper, Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Dundee REIT, Toronto
• Carmin Di Fiore, Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Banking, Bank of America, Toronto
• Paul Finkbeiner, President, GWL Realty Advisors Inc., Toronto
• Lou Maroun, Executive Chairman, Sigma Real Estate Advisors, Bermuda
• Catherine Ann Marshall, Research and Investment Strategy Consultant, Income and Growth Realty Investments, Toronto
• Richard Mueller, Group Vice President, Commercial Real Estate-WNY and Rochester Regions, M&T Bank, Rochester
• Doug Podd, Partner, Brookfield Financial, Toronto
• Andrea Stephen, Executive Vice President, Investments, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Toronto
• Andrew Trickett, Senior Vice President, Global Principal Investments, Oxford Properties Group, New York
• Martin Zieff, Founding Partner, Alcion Ventures, Boston

Panel Moderators:
• Sheila S. Botting, Executive Managing Director Canada, Valuation, Advisory and Property Tax Services, Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd., Toronto
• John O’Bryan, Vice Chairman, CB Richard Ellis Ltd., Toronto
• Melissa Schyven, Senior Associate, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Toronto
• Peter Senst, Executive Vice President & Director, CB Richard Ellis Limited, Toronto

N.B. Sessions, speakers and moderators are subject to change without notice.

This stimulating, full-day executive seminar will engage some of the global real estate industry’s foremost leaders – foreign investors in Canadian properties, domestic buyers of assets abroad, and the lending community - in informative, candid and interactive discussions. The panel sessions will have a practical focus, looking at strategies executives can immediately implement to better capitalize on global investment opportunities. Panels will focus on the following themes: Canadian pension fund investment in foreign real estate; foreign investors in Canadian real estate; foreign lending to Canadian real estate; and the opportunities and risks that current global economic and market conditions are creating for commercial real estate. This latter topic will also be explored in great detail by our two U.S.-based keynote speakers: William Jandrisits, Director of Investor Relations & Strategic Initiatives for Canada, Starwood Capital Group; and Janice Stanton, Senior Managing Director, Capital Markets Group America, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd. There will be many informal networking opportunities to build business relationships with top executives in corporate and investment real estate.

• How are global real estate markets recovering from the credit crisis?
• What are the greatest challenges facing global investment today, and how can they be overcome?
• Is debt capital flowing again internationally? From which countries is lending occurring?
• Which countries will offer the best property acquisition opportunities for Canadian investors over the next year?
• What unique investment risks do foreign real estate markets present and how can they be managed effectively?
• What emerging forms of real estate ownership and partnership offer the greatest value and security for investing abroad?
• How attractive is the Canadian real estate market to foreign investors?
• Who are the major players looking to invest in Canadian real estate?
• Which strategies have the most successful foreign investors used effectively?
• How can domestic vendors attract and negotiate with foreign investors effectively?

• Canadian investors interested in foreign real estate, and international investors seeking to acquire Canadian properties
• Investment executives with pension funds, private equity firms, REITs, insurance companies, and opportunity funds
• Professionals engaged in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, leasing and marketing
• Providers of privately-held and publicly-traded equity and/or debt capital
• Institutional lenders such as banks, life insurance companies and pension funds
• Investment bankers, fund managers, and finance professionals engaged in real estate
• Commercial real estate and financing brokers and advisors
• Lawyers, accountants and other consultants advising the real estate industry
• End-users/tenants of corporate real estate
• Public and private sector property and facility managers
• Developers, planners, land and construction professionals

• To ensure the high quality of this unique and interactive seminar, attendance will be limited to the first 100 paid registrants.
• This seminar will fill up quickly, so register early to avoid disappointment.

• $525.00 plus 5% GST = $551.25 (GST No. R107868 705)
• Fee includes tuition, seminar materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch and closing reception at Mercatto (sponsored by Stikeman Elliott).

• Register and pay on or before June 4, 2010, and enjoy a reduced fee of $465.00 plus GST = $488.25
• Register online at:

• Companies registering three or more employees at the same time, and paying for all using the same credit card or cheque, receive an additional discount of $75 per person. Prior to registering online, please contact us at to receive the proper registration discount code.

• Written cancellation of registration on or before May 28, 2010 will be subject to a $150.00 cancellation fee. No fees will be refunded after this date.
• Registrants may be replaced by an employee of the same organization, if written notification is given on or before June 10, 2010.

• Platinum: Stikeman Elliott LLP
• Gold: Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.
• Silver: CB Richard Ellis Ltd.
• Silver: GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
• Silver: The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited