Executive seminars on corporate
and investment real estate

Investing in Accommodation
Real Estate:

Condos, Hotels, Life Cycle
Housing & Human Capital

March 10, 2015 Toronto
Click Here To Register OnlineQueen's University

Investing in Accommodation Real Estate:
Condos, Hotels, Life Cycle Housing & Human Capital

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - Toronto

Shelter and accommodation are basic human needs, and their provision accounts for significant portions of both general economic activity and the functions and value of the commercial real estate sector. Housing in Canada has been experiencing consistent year-over-year price appreciations for close to two decades. Increases in both business and leisure travel, as well as the expanding convention business are driving growth in hotel investment. Although traditionally fairly volatile, the hospitality segment has performed well since 2008 and the limited new supply and search for yield has kept investor demand strong. Condominium development is experiencing explosive growth in many cities, driven by changing housing preferences and household composition, steady immigration, the high cost of land and a shortage of single-family houses. Yet in cities such as Toronto, currently experiencing one of the world’s largest condo development booms, the threat of a significant correction seems to grow daily. As these populations age, the need for a variety of seniors housing and care grows. New forms of student housing are being built on and near many university and college campuses, with a significant influx of both development concepts and investment from the U.S. Student housing has evolved into a mature, and increasingly institutionalized asset class, and will soon have its first dedicated REIT listed on the TSX. All of these accommodation-related property types have experienced dramatic growth recently. While they provide compelling investment opportunities, their complexity and uniqueness present significant challenges.

This stimulating, full-day conference will engage many of the industry's foremost leaders in an informative, candid and interactive forum. Four insightful panel discussions will focus on a variety of accommodation-related property types: condominiums, hotels, seniors housing and student housing; and explore important human capital issues in the real estate sector such as recruiting, retention, career development and succession planning. 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 sector.

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 February 20, 2015.

Keynote Address
Douglas Porter
Chief Economist & Managing Director, Economic Research
BMO Financial Group


Bill Stone (Moderator)
Executive Vice President
CBRE Hotels

Ray Gupta
Sunray Group

Michael Rapps
Chairman of the Board
Holloway Lodging Corporation

Anto Vrdoljak
Regional Sales Director- Major Markets Eastern Canada
Intercontinental Hotels Group

Eric Watson
Chief Operating Officer
MasterBuilt Hotels


Hunter Milborne (Moderator)
Milborne Real Estate Inc.

Joe Cordiano
Cityzen Development Group

Mark DeSouza
Vice President, Land Development
Vandyk Development Group

James Ritchie
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Tridel Corporation

Final panelist to be confirmed


(Students & SENIORS)

Stefan Simonyi (Moderator)
Director, Originations
GE Capital Real Estate

Melinda S. Farmer
Regional Vice President
Canadian Campus Communities

Daryl Kish, Senior Vice President, Real Estate & Asset Management, Revera Retirement Inc.

Henry Morton
Campus Suites Inc.

Chris Sharp
Vice President, Business Development
CMLS Financial


Veronica Pastor (Moderator)
W.P. Osborne Executive Search

Ann Clavelle
Senior Vice President, Human Capital Management
Oxford Properties Group

Glen Hynes
Chief Financial Officer
Crombie REIT

Mark Renzoni
President & Chief Executive Officer
CBRE Limited

Norm Sabapathy
Executive Vice President

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation  

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

Empire Communities

Ernst & Young

Fengate Capital Management
Ontario Infrastrucure

LaSalle Investment Management / Jones Lang Lasalle


LaSalle Investment Management / Jones Lang Lasalle


Morguard Investments Ltd.

Raymond James

Starlight Investment

Toronto Port Lands Company


Wells Fargo


  • Investors, owners, developers and operators of condo, hotel, seniors housing and student housing real estate
  • Real estate professionals concerned with human resources issues such as recruiting, retention, career development and succession planning
  • Executives on the investment side of pension funds, private equity firms, REITs, REOCs, insurance companies, and opportunity funds
  • Investment bankers, fund managers, and finance professionals engaged in real estate.
  • Providers of privately-held and publicly-traded equity and/or debt capital
  • Institutional lenders such as banks, life insurance companies and pension 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


Executive Seminars on Corporate and Investment Real Estate

Investing in Accommodation Real Estate:
Condos, Hotels, Life Cycle Housing & Human Capital

Tuesday, March 10, 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 and lunch.

Early Registration Discount
Register and pay on or before February 20, 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 on or before February 20, 2015, and $80 after. Prior to registering online, please contact us at real.estate@queensu.ca to receive the proper registration discount code.

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellation of registration on or before February 20, 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 March 6, 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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