Queen's Real Estate Roundtable

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The Queen's Real Estate Roundtable presents its next

Commercial Real Estate Executive Seminar 



Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Vantage Venues Conference Centre (formerly St. Andrew's Club)
​150 King Street West, Toronto

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The Future of Industrial Real Estate: A “Jack and the Beanstalk” Analogy?
Steve Pocrnic, President & Chief Executive Officer, Pocrnic Realty Advisors Inc. (Moderator)
Charlie Deeks, Vice President, Investments, Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
Heather Kirk, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Cominar REIT
David Ogden, Managing Partner, Secure Capital
Allan Perez, Managing Director, CanFirst Capital Management

Keynote Address - Crossfire Hurricane: Canada in a Time of Trade War
Douglas Porter, Chief Economist & Managing Director, Economic Research, BMO Financial Group

The Tortoise or Hare of Real Estate?: The Evolving Multi-Family Residential Market in Canada
Aik Aliferis, Senior Managing Director, Investments Canada, Institutional Property Advisors, Marcus & Millichap (Moderator)
Daniel Byrne, Vice President, Development, Main and Main Developments
Brad Cutsey, President, Interrent REIT
Andrew Joyner, Director, Tricon Capital Group Inc.  

Retail: Is It Where We Shop? 
Kristyn Doran, Director, Real Estate Corporate Banking, CIBC (Moderator)
Hillel Abergel, Executive Vice President, CBRE
Vincent Chiara, President, Groupe Mach 
Donald Clow, President & Chief Executive Officer, Crombie REIT
Qi Tang, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, RioCan REIT

From Landlord to Workstation: What's Driving the Transformation in the Office Sector?
Bernard Ockrant, Director, Investment Banking, Realty Group, TD Securities (Moderator)
Jamie Ayers, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Sun Life Financial
Annie Bergeron, Design Director & Principal, Gensler
Vince Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Triovest 
David Ward, Director, Acquisitions & Portfolio Management, Morguard Corporation

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

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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 – both current and emerging. Four insightful panel discussions will focus on Office, Industrial, Retail and Multi-Family Residential property types. 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. There will also be thought-provoking and insightful keynote address by a high-profile speaker (TBA). 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 May 24, 2019.


These are intelligent, interactive and insightful seminars for thought leaders in the commercial real estate sector. 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 Commercial Real Estate Executive Seminars 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.


  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation 
  • Ernst & Young
  • Raymond James
  • SmartStop Asset Management
  • Torys


  • Investors, owners and operators of retail, industrial, office and multi-unit residential real estate.
  • 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.


Registration Fee

$475.00 plus 13% HST = $536.75 until May 24, 2019

$545.00 plus 13% HST = $615.85 after May 24, 2019

Fee includes tuition, seminar materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, hot buffet lunch (sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management) and closing cocktail reception (sponsored by Torys LLP).

Advance online registration is required. Registration at the event is not available and our seminars usually sell out well in advance.

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Multiple Registrant Discount

Companies registering (and paying for) three or more employees at the same time receive an additional discount per registrant. The multiple registrant rate is $425.00 plus HST = $480.25 on or before May 24, 2019, and $495.00 plus HST = $559.35 after. Prior to registering online, please contact us at real.estate@queensu.ca to receive the applicable registration weblink.

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation of registration on or before May 24, 2019 will be subject to a $200.00 cancelation 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 10, 2019.

Seminar Location

Vantage Venues Conference Centre (formerly St. Andrew's Club)
​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. All of our seminars sell out, so register early.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A range of excellent sponsorship opportunities are still available for this and future seminars that offer high-value, prestigious promotion of your organization to the senior executive decision-makers who attend our events, as well as to our very large e-mail distribution list and LinkedIn platform. For more information please contact us at real.estate@queensu.ca or 613-533-2958.


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