Queen's Real Estate Roundtable

Queen's Real Estate Roundtable

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The Queen's Real Estate Roundtable presents a

Commercial Real Estate Executive Seminar 


Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:30 am to 4:10 pm

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

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William (Bill) Jandrisits, President & Chief Executive Officer, MCAN Mortgage Corporation
Daniel Simunac, Managing Director & Principal Officer, Canada, Raymond James Bank


The Public Growth of Private Equity
Simon Crawford, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP (Moderator)
Greg Kalil, Managing Partner, Stormont Partners
Kevin Leon, Chief Executive Officer, Crestpoint
Dennis Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Starlight Capital
Kelly Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Strathallen

Keynote Panel: Technology & Trends in the Use of Commercial Real Estate Space
Daniel Simunac, Managing Director & Principal Officer, Canada, Raymond James Bank (Moderator)
Alex Dagg, Manager of Public Policy, Canada, Airbnb
​Patty Hargreaves, Head of Smart Communities, S2E Technologies
Ayesha Menon, Director of Real Estate Investments, Sidewalk Labs
Dan Stark, Enterprise Sales Leader, Amazon Web Services Canada

REITs & REOCs: What's Next?
John Currie, Partner & Practice Group Leader, Real Property & Planning, McCarthy Tétrault (Moderator)
Gordon Lawlor, Chief Financial Officer, PRO Real Estate Investment Trust
Daniel Marinovic, Chief Development Officer, DREAM
Chris Tambakis, President – Canada, Adgar Investments

Why are Foreign Lenders So Bullish on Canada? The Experts Speak
Alison Chave, Vice President & National Practice Lead, Debt Capital Markets – Canada, JLL Canada (Moderator)
Timo Drexler, Head of Origination Canada, DekaBank
Steve Gagro, Chief Representative Officer, Canada, LB≡BW Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
Karen Ramos, ‎‎Managing Director, Head of Americas Real Estate Loan Syndications, ‎Crédit Agricole CIB
John Wilgus, Senior Vice President, PNC Real Estate

Private Owners, Investors & Developers: How to Keep Climbing As We Approach the Peak
Daniel Shapira, Partner & Head of Commercial Real Estate Law Group, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP (Moderator)  
Marcus Bertagnolli, Chief Operating Officer, North American Development Group
Richard Diamond, Senior Vice President, Canderel
Michael Olin, Vice President, Development & Acquisitions, Minto Communities – Canada
Gary Samuel, Chief Executive Officer, Rodenbury Investments Group 

N.B. While it is highly 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 capital markets – both current and emerging. Four insightful panel discussions will focus on Private Equity; REITs and REOCs; Emerging Lenders; and Private Owners, Investors and Developers. 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 31, 2018.


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
  • Infrastructure Ontario
  • Raymond James
  • Torys


  • 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


Registration Fee

$475.00 plus 13% HST = $536.75 until May 31, 2018

$545.00 plus 13% HST = $615.85 after May 31, 2018

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

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 regsitrant rate is $425.00 plus HST = $480.25 on or before May 31, 2018, 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 31, 2018 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 15, 2018.

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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