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 

Office, Retail, Industrial & Multi-Unit Residential

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Point Grey Room
​1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver


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Brian McCauley, President & Chief Executive Officer, Concert Properties Ltd.

Retail: Why It Can't Be Just About Shopping Anymore
Michael Penalosa, Managing Principal, Thomas Consultants Inc. (Moderator)
Trevor Blakely, President, Forgestone Capital
Eric Carlson, Chief Executive Officer, Anthem Properties
Justin Genest, Manager, Investments (DR), R2
Chris Wood, Principal, Northwest Atlantic   

Smart Investment Dollars Flowing To New Metro Vancouver Multi-Unit Residential (sponsored by Concert Properties)
Cynthia Jagger, Principal, The Goodman Report (Moderator)
Andrew Grant, President, PCI Developments Corporation
Carla Guerrera, Founder & Principal, Purpose Driven Development & Planning
Shenoor Jadavji, President, Lotus Capital
David Wesik, Executive Vice President, Wesgroup Properties

Vancouver Office Market: Deja Vu All Over Again?
Tony Quattrin, Vice Chairman, Capital Markets, CBRE Limited (Moderator)
Remco Daal, President, Canadian Real Estate, QuadReal Property Group
Don Harrison, Executive Vice President, GWL Realty Advisors
Bryce Margetts, Vice President, Western Canada, Canderel  
Steve Smith, Managing Director, Western Canada, Manulife Real Estate  

Industrial Real Estate in Metro Vancouver: The Crisis of Rapidly Diminishing Land Supply
Roque Hsieh, Partner, Tax, KPMG (Moderator)
Chris MacCauley, Senior Vice President, CBRE Limited
Teresa Neto, Chief Financial Officer, Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
Brent Sawchyn, Principal, PC Urban Properties Corporation 

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 current and emerging trends in the Canadian commercial real estate capital markets, with an emphasis on the Vancouver region. Four insightful panel discussions will focus on specific property types: office, retail, industrial and multi-unit residential. 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 October 31, 2017.


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.


  • Alberta Investment Management Corporation 
  • Concert Properties
  • Ernst & Young
  • Infrastructure Ontario
  • KPMG
  • Raymond James
  • 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
$495.00 plus 13% HST = $559.35 after October 31, 2017.

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 regsitrant rate is $345 plus HST = $389.85 on or before October 31, 2017, and $445 plus HST = $502.85 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 October 31, 2017 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 November 10, 2017.

Seminar Location

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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.


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