Recovery, Returns, Reality & Risk: Commercial Real Estate Investment & Operation in 2011

Venue: Toronto

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2011 End Date/Time: May 26, 2011
Registration Date: May 24, 2011
Early Registration Date: May 07, 2011
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Recovery, Returns, Reality & Risk:
Commercial Real Estate Investment & Operation in 2011

May 26, 2011 - Toronto


This stimulating full-day executive seminar will engage some of the real estate industry’s foremost leaders in informative, candid and interactive discussions. It will focus on strategies real estate professionals can immediately implement to capitalize on rapidly changing market conditions and recovery in the commercial real estate sector. Four panel sessions, each comprised of four highly accomplished speakers and a skilled moderator, will provide a practical focus on the hotel, industrial, retail and seniors’ housing sub-sectors. In his keynote address, Jim Leech, President & Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan will provide an insightful overview of the commercial real estate investment from the perspective of a large institutional fund.

To ensure the high quality of this unique and interactive seminar, registration will be limited to 100 people. Our seminars usually sell out quickly, so register early to avoid disappointment. A reduced fee will apply to registrations received by May 7, 2011.

• Which property types and local markets promise the best returns over the next few years?
• As investment in commercial real estate rises, where will product and capital come from?
• Who are the most active buyers and sellers of each property type, in each region?
• What impact will high land prices, stringent land use regulations and property taxes have?
• Where are the best development and acquisition opportunities?
• What are the best asset management strategies for each property type?
• What is the current state of debt and equity financing for various property types?
• What will be the impact of new major U.S. and European retailers arriving in Canada?
• What will Canadian retail space look like in 5-10 years?
• What do the next few years hold for investment and development in industrial facilities?
• How are changing business processes influencing the industrial real estate market?
• What are the latest trends and challenges in senior’s housing and care?
• What lies ahead for hotel development, financing, transactions and operations?

• Jim Leech, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

• C. Mario Paura, Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP (Moderator)
• Louis Forbes, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Primaris Retail REIT
• Eileen Halpin, Executive Vice President, Oberfeld Snowcap
• Daniel Robichaud, Vice President, Real Estate, Shoppers Drug Mart Ltd.
• Ken Silver, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Real Estate, Canadian Tire Corporation & President, Canadian Tire Real Estate Ltd.

• Bill Stone, Executive Vice President, CBRE Hotels (Moderator)
• Jean-Yves Germain, Co-President, Germain Group Inc.
• Steve Gupta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Easton's Group of Hotels Inc.
• Ian McAuley, President & Chief Operating Officer, Superior Lodging Corporation
• Alan Perlis, Principal, Livia Capital Management Inc.

• Mark H. Stainer, Senior Managing Director & National Industrial Leader, Cushman & Wakefield Ltd. (Moderator)
• Kevan Gorrie, Vice President, Industrial, Oxford Properties Group
• J. Michael Knowlton, President & Chief Operating Officer, Dundee REIT
• Steven Marino, Vice President, Investments, GWL Realty Advisors Inc.
• David Ward, Senior Asset Manager, Morguard Investments Ltd.

• David Bloomstone, Vice President & Director, Commercial Brokerage, Realty Group, TD Securities (Moderator)
• Sheri Annable, Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT
• David Cutler, President & Chief Executive Officer, Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation
• David Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Real Estate, Revera Retirement Inc.
• Douglas J. MacLatchy, President & Chief Executive Officer, BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc.

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


• 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



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