Queens Universitys Building Back Up commercial real estate seminar (Queen's ESCIRE)

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 13, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 13, 2010
Registration Date: Oct 12, 2010
Early Registration Date: Sep 24, 2010
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Queen's University is hosting its next Executive Seminar on Corporate and Investment Real Estate

BUILDING BACK UP: Capitalizing on Recovery
in Office, Retail & Multi-Residential Real Estate

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - Toronto

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)

Register online at: http://www.queensu.ca/escire/upcoming-seminars.htm

Brokers will receive 6 RECO credits for attending this seminar.

We pay the HST tax increase! The registration fee has been lowered so that the after-tax total fee remains the same as before the HST came into effect. In fact, our fees have not increased since 2005.

Our seminars usually sell out quickly, so register today to avoid disappointment.
To ensure the high quality of this unique and interactive seminar, registration will be limited to 100 people.

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

FOUR PANEL SESSIONS featuring 21 experienced and knowledgeable speakers

Retail Real Estate
• Pierre Setlakwe, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP (Moderator)
• John G. Crombie, Broker & Senior Managing Director, National Retail Services, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.
• Jonathan Gitlin, Vice President, Investments, RioCan REIT
• Mauro Pambianchi, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, SmartCentres
• Michael Zakuta, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director, Plazacorp Retail Properties Ltd.

Office Real Estate
• Chris Huband, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Moderator)
• Peter Ballon, Vice President Real Estate Investments – Americas, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
• Rob Renaud, Broker, Principal & Vice President, Advisory and Corporate Services, Newmark Knight Frank Devencore
• Jan Sucharda, President & Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Commercial Operations, Brookfield Properties Corporation
• Bruce Traversy, Principal, Dundee Real Estate Asset Management

Multi-Unit Residential Real Estate
• Derek Lobo, Chief Executive Officer, Rock Advisors Inc. (Moderator)
• Kelly Hanczyk, Chief Executive Officer, TransGlobe Apartment REIT
• Alf Hendry, Chief Executive Officer, Homestead Land Holdings Limited
• Jeff Hutchison, Chief Operating Officer & Vice President, Asset Management, Timbercreek Asset Management Inc.
• Bill Zigomanis, Vice President, Investments, Boardwalk REIT

Real Estate Development
• Jamie Ziegel, Senior Managing Director & National Practice Director, Investment Sales, Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd. (Moderator)
• Wayne L. Barwise, Senior Vice President, Office Development, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
• James Midwinter, Executive Vice President, Development, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
• Andre Mihelic, Vice President, Development, Minto Commercial Properties Inc.
• Anne Morash, Vice President, Development, Primaris REIT
• Michael A. Smith, Vice-President, Acquisition & Development, Tridel

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

• Which property types and regions offer the best investment opportunities today?
• Who are the major buyers and sellers likely to be as markets recover?
• How have multi-unit residential, office and retail properties fared through the recent downturn, and what does the near future hold for them?
• What’s happening in the development pipeline and who is building what?
• What lies ahead in the general economy and what are the implications for commercial real estate?
• What has happened to asset values and how are they likely to change in the coming months?
• How will rent, vacancy and absorption rates likely change for each property type?
• Where will private equity investment be coming from and where will it be directed?
• What sorts of returns can investors expect? Will we ever see a return to past levels of leverage?
• What asset management and leasing strategies are most adapted to the recovering markets?
• What advantages do REITs enjoy? Will they continue to outperform other forms of ownership?

• Professionals engaged in office, multi-unit residential, retail, industrial, and hotel properties
• 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
• Executives on the investment side of pension funds, private equity firms, REITs, insurance companies, and opportunity funds.
• 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
• Professionals engaged in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, leasing and marketing
• 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.

• $487.83 plus 13% HST = $551.25 (same total as before, despite the HST tax increase)
• Fee includes tuition, seminar materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch and closing reception (sponsored by Stikeman Elliott LLP).
• Register online at: http://www.queensu.ca/escire/upcoming-seminars.htm

• 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 real.estate@queensu.ca to receive the proper registration discount code.

• Written cancellation of registration on or before September 24, 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 October 8, 2010.

• Gold: Stikeman Elliott LLP
• Gold: Miller Thomson LLP
• Silver: GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
• Excellent sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact me for more information.

I hope to see you in Toronto on October 13!


John S. Andrew, Ph.D.
Executive Seminars on Corporate & Investment Real Estate
Queen's University
Policy Studies Building, Room 539
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6
Tel: 613-533-2958
Fax: 613-533-6905