Global Real Estate Investment 2007
International Acquisition Opportunities and Foreign Investment in Canadian Assets
May 24, 2007 - TORONTO
- Carmin Di Fiore, Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Lending, Bank of America
- Maurice Douven, Vice President, Real Estate Structured Finance - Canada
- Udi Erez, Chief Executive Officer, EREZ Capital Fund Inc., El-Ad Group (Canada) Inc.
- Philip Gillin, Vice President, Real Estate, SunLife Financial Services of Canada
- Tim Hyde, Director, Business Development, First Canadian Title
- John F. Hayes, Managing Director, Blackwood Partners Inc., Toronto
- Tim Hyde, Director, Business Development, First Canadian Title.
- Mark. G. Johnson, Managing Director, Investment Banking, CIBC World Markets Inc.
- Chris Langstaf, Vice President, Research and Strategy, LaSalle Investment Management
- Sri Sambamurthy, Managing Director, Starwood Capital Group
- Andrea Stephen, Executive Vice President, Investments, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd.
- Christian G.P. Strauch, Managing Director, ALINA Fund Management, Inc., KGAL Group
- Jean-Guy Talbot, President, Presima
- Andrew Trickett, Vice President, Corporate Development & Investment, Oxford Properties Group Inc.
- Jim Ward, Regional Manager - Large Loans, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
- Gary Whitelaw, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bentall Capital LP
- Sheila S. Botting, Senior Managing Director – Canada, Capital Markets Group, Cushman & Wakefield LePage Inc.
- E. M. Blake Hutcheson, President, CB Richard Ellis Limited
- William (Bill) J. Jandrisits, Director of Finance, Starwood Capital Group Global, LLC
- Thomas von Hahn, Partner, Co-ordinator National Real Estate Practice, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Corporate and investment real estate has experienced dramatic globalization over the past several years, with record amounts of capital flowing into this sector. So far in 2007, this trend shows no signs of abating. Global real estate investment reached an all-time high total of $900 billion in 2006, 40% more than the previous year. This represents 42% of all real estate investment worldwide. Global demand for this asset class continues to exceed supply by an approximately 4:1 ratio, with cross-border investment further pushing up prices and driving investors into new emerging markets (source: Jones Lang LaSalle). Foreign investment in Canadian real estate amounted to $4.0 billion in 2006, making Canada the destination for 12% of all global investment in this asset class (source: CBRE). Conversely, Canadian investors bought an unprecedented $5.0 billion worth of foreign real estate in 2006 (source: Jones Lang LaSalle). In either investment direction, the roles of various countries are shifting quickly, and many of the dominant players today were unimaginable a few years ago. Professionals engaging in international transactions in office, industrial, retail, hotel and multi-unit residential real estate require specialized expertise to succeed in this rapidly changing environment. These deals often involve new and unfamiliar investment vehicles, product types, financing, risks and tax implications.
This stimulating, full-day executive seminar will engage some of the global real estate industry’s foremost leaders - both foreign investors in Canadian properties and domestic buyers of assets abroad - 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. There will be many informal networking opportunities to build business relationships with top executives in corporate and investment real estate.
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 4, 2007.
MAJOR THEMES OF THIS SEMINAR
- Identifying and evaluating international real estate investment opportunities
- Maximizing value from novel and creative forms of ownership
- Forecasting countries to emerge as attractive investment targets
- Assessing and managing unique international risks
- Understanding tax, legal and other implications of global investments
- Capitalizing on productive local partnerships
- Understanding trends in global economics and government real estate policy
- Competing effectively with foreign investors on Canadian soil
- Strategic decision-making for domestic vendors to attract foreign investment
- Realizing the greatest value from transactions with international buyers
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Professionals engaged in office, multi-unit residential, retail, industrial, hotel properties
- Executives of pension funds, private equity, REITs, institutional investors and opportunity funds
- End-users/tenants of corporate real estate
- Investment bankers, lenders, financial analysts, bond raters and business consultants
- Commercial real estate brokers and advisors
- Lawyers, accountants and other specialists providing expertise to the real estate industry
- Public and private sector managers of real property
- Anyone engaged in acquisitions, dispositions, management, financing, leasing, marketing or development of corporate or investment real estate
- $525.00 plus GST = $556.50
(GST No. R107868 705)
- Fee includes tuition, seminar materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch and closing reception (sponsored by Stikeman Elliott).
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT
- Register and pay on or before May 4, 2007, and enjoy a reduced fee of $465.00 plus GST = $492.90
MULTIPLE REGISTRANT DISCOUNT
- If three or more persons from the same organization wish to enrol and pay at the same time, each person will receive a 15% discount on their registration fee.
- Written cancellation of registration on or before May 4, 2007 will be subject to a $150.00 cancellation fee. No fees will be refunded after this date.
- To ensure the high quality of this unique seminar, attendance will be limited to the first 100 paid registrants.
Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre
20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor
(Two blocks east of Yonge Street, between Adelaide Street East and King Street East.)