Queen's Real Estate Roundtable

Queen's Real Estate Roundtable

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The Queen's Real Estate Roundtable presents its next

Commercial Real Estate Executive Seminar 


Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 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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Ashley Lawrence, Managing Director & Head of Canada, Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management
Daniel Simunac, Country Head, Raymond James Bank, Canada


Keynote Address: “A Most Uncertain World: Economic Outlook”
Jean-Francois Perrault, Senior Vice-President & Chief Economist, Scotiabank

Institutional Investors: Public REITs/REOCs & Direct Investing Pension Funds  
Jenny Li, Managing Director, North American Real Estate, BMO Capital Markets (Moderator)
Philip Fraser, President & Chief Executive Officer, Killam Apartment REIT
Lora Gotcheva, Director, Real Estate Investments, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board 
Ashley Lawrence, Managing Director & Head of Canada, Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management (also Seminar Co-Chair)
Doug MacLatchy, Chief Executive Officer, Amica Senior Lifestyles

U.S. Private Equity In Canada (sponsored by McIntosh Perry)
Daniel Simunac, Country Head, Raymond James Bank, Canada (Moderator & Seminar Co-Chair)
Adam Ballew, Senior Vice President, Spear Street Capital, San Francisco
Lawrence Cummings, President, Oxford Living, LLC & Senior Managing Director & Principal, Oxford Capital Group, LLC, Chicago
Jake Herman, President, Woodbourne Canada Management Inc.
Steven Sonnenstein, Managing Director, Digital Colony Management, LLC, Boca Raton

Canadian Private Capital: Developers, Family Offices & Funds 
Greg Kalil, Managing Partner, Stormont Partners (Moderator)
Vincent Chiara, President, Groupe Mach, Montreal
Matthew Fishman, Executive Vice President, Roy-L Capital
Jaime McKenna, Managing Director & Group Head of Real Estate, Fengate Asset Management
Brett Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Canderel, Montreal

Emerging Lenders
Elizabeth Anton, Director, RBC Capital Markets (Moderator)
Holly Allen, President & Chief Executive Officer, Greypoint Capital
Jason Phillips, Market Manager, Real Estate Banking, PNC Bank, Cleveland    
Stefan Simonyi, Vice President, Debt Services. Forgestone Capital Management LP 
Sal Toor, Managing Director, Loan Syndications & Mezzanine Financing, Coast Capital Savings, Vancouver

N.B. Speakers' locations are Toronto unless noted. 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 capital markets – both current and emerging. Four insightful panel discussions will focus on Institutional Investors (REITs, REOCs and pension funds); Canadian Private Capital (developers, family offices and funds); U.S. Private Equity in Canada; and Emerging Lenders. 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 January 17, 2020.


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 
  • EY
  • McIntosh Perry
  • 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 January 17, 2020

$545.00 plus 13% HST = $615.85 after January 17, 2020

Fee includes tuition, seminar materials, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and hot buffet lunch.

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 January 17, 2020, 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 January 17, 2020 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 January 31, 2020.

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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