Executive seminars on corporate
and investment real estate

Real Estate
Capital Markets 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015 Toronto
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Real Estate Capital Markets 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - Toronto

The commercial real estate sector in general continues to outperform virtually every other asset class, and flows of both equity and debt capital are reflecting this. Capital appreciation has exceeded cash flow yields, continuing a nearly two-decade long “bullish” run, helped along by low interest rates, a strong Canadian purchasing power, managed supply of new product, strong employment, increased housing demand and healthy financial institutions. Yet there are some concerning signals, including retailers reeling from the exodus of several major chains and significant e-commerce market share growth. Cities such as Toronto and Calgary are seeing record levels of office development, with the looming risk of oversupply and falling rents. Canada’s loss of manufacturing is a growing challenge for industrial real estate. Despite the continuation of the two-decade long condo boom, rental apartments are making a resurgence and attracting institutional investors. The lending side has seen the withdrawal from Canada of a few major foreign institutions. In the capital markets it remains to be seen whether some of the larger Canadian REITs/REOCs will be taken private by private equity firms or pension funds; or whether large public entities will continue to grow by acquiring the smaller firms and expanding outside of Canada. Will we see a perpetuation of the pattern in recent years of increased Canadian capital being invested in foreign commercial real estate, as domestic investors ride the tide of recovering values in other jurisdictions.

This stimulating, full-day conference will engage many of the industry's foremost leaders in an informative, candid and interactive forum. It will investigate the causes and effects of these significant trends in Canadian real estate capital markets - both current and emerging. Four insightful panel discussions will focus on private equity, public equity, international lenders, and public and private debt. The panel sessions will have a practical focus: analyzing current trends, forecasting future changes, and examining strategies executives can immediately implement to capitalize on opportunities and manage risks presented by emerging market conditions. The event will also provide many informal networking opportunities to build business relationships with senior executives across a broad spectrum within the commercial real estate and capital markets sectors.

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 22, 2015.

Keynote Address

David Bouton
Managing Director
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.


Zelick Altman (Moderator)
Managing Director, Canada
LaSalle Investment Management

Jason L.S. Birnboim
Beaux Properties International Inc.

Tim Blair
Vice President, Investments
Balboa Investments Inc.

Frank Camenzuli
Chief Executive Officer
Agellan Commercial REIT

Colin MacKellar
Executive Vice President & Partner
Crestpoint Real Estate Investments Ltd.


Onorio Lucchese (Moderator)
Managing Director, Investment & Corporate Banking, Real Estate
BMO Capital Markets

Stéphane Amine
Chairman & Trustee
Inovalis REIT

Brad Cutsey
Interrent REIT

Michael Lazier
Vice President, Investments
Pure Industrial REIT

Kelly Marshall
Managing Partner
Brookfield Asset Management


Amar Nijjar (Moderator)
Senior Vice President, Debt Capital Markets
Jones Lang LaSalle

Joseph Iadarola
Vice President, Commercial Mortgage
Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC

Katie Keenan
Principal, Real Estate Debt Strategies
The Blackstone Group

Steve Kwok
Managing Director, Northwest & Canada, Real Estate Investment
Pacific Life

Michael McAuliffe
Head of Real Estate Lending, North America & Managing Director


Tzen-Yi Goh (Moderator)
Partner, Real Property & Planning
McCarthy Tetrault

David Daum
Senior Vice President, Real Estate Banking, Commercial Banking

David M. Dulberg
Managing Director
RBC Capital Markets Real Estate Group

Ken McKinnon
Managing Director & Head of Real Estate Corporate Banking
TD Securities

Jim Ward
Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

N.B. While it is highly unlikely, sessions, speakers and moderators
are subject to change without notice.




More than ever before, succeeding in this highly competitive industry requires not just traditional knowledge and skills, but also creativity, a deep understanding of the dynamics of the business, and the ability to foresee emerging trends in the marketplace before your competitors. The goal of Queen’s University’s Executive Seminars on Corporate and Investment Real Estate is to allow professionals to step back from their frenetic work lives for one day, to get a clearer, more analytic view of current trends and emerging patterns in the industry, and how to capitalize on them.

Experience has shown that this small and interactive forum is the most effective way for business leaders to develop the vision, creativity, and strategic thinking that they need to maximize their own performance, and create greater value for their organizations.


Aberdeen Asset Management

Alberta Investment Management Corporation

Bennett Jones

Bridgeport Realty Management

Ernst & Young

Fengate Capital Management

Ontario Infrastrucure

LaSalle Investment Management / Jones Lang Lasalle


LaSalle Investment Management / Jones Lang Lasalle

Morguard Investments Ltd.

Otéra Capital

Raymond James

Starlight Investment

Toronto Port Lands Company


Wells Fargo


  • 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, REOCs, insurance companies, and opportunity funds
  • Commercial real estate and financing brokers and advisors
  • Commercial real estate investors, owners and operators 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


Executive Seminars on Corporate and Investment Real Estate

Real Estate Capital Markets 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 8:30 am to 4:10 pm - Toronto


Professional Development Credits
Commercial brokers receive 6.0 RECO credits for each seminar attended.

Registration Fee
$522.12 plus 13% HST = $590.00 
Fee includes tuition, seminar materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch and closing cocktail reception.

Early Registration Discount
Register and pay on or before May 22, 2015 and enjoy a reduced fee of $460.18 plus HST = $520.00.

Multiple Registrant Discount
Companies registering (and paying for) three or more employees at the same time receive an additional discount per registrant: $60 (off the lower early registration rate) on or before May 22, 2015, and $80 (off the regular rate) after. Prior to registering online, please contact us at real.estate@queensu.ca to receive the applicable registration Promo Code.

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellation of registration on or before May 22, 2015 will be subject to a $200.00 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 5, 2015.

Seminar Venue
St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre
150 King Street West, Toronto

Limited Enrolment
To ensure the high quality of this unique and interactive seminar, attendance will be limited to the first 100 paid registrants.

Click Here To Register Online

For more information
please contact:

John Andrew, Ph.D
Executive Seminars on Corporate
and Investment Real Estate
Tel: 613-533-2958
Email: real.estate@queensu.ca

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