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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - Thursday, October 15, 2015
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON Canada
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noon - 3 p.m.
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Open only to members of the Executive Committee.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Open only to members of the Research Committee for the NAIOP Research Foundation.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Open only to members of the Fundraising Committee for the NAIOP Research Foundation.
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Open only to Trustees for the NAIOP Research Foundation.
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Open only to members and guests of the NAIOP Corporate Board of Directors.
Transportation not provided. Invitees are encouraged to walk (approximately 5 minutes).
54th Floor, T.D. Bank Tower
66 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Special thanks to our Board of Directors Reception sponsor: Marcus & Millichap
Special thanks to our Board of Directors Dinner sponsors: Avison Young, Bentall Kennedy, Cushman & Wakefield, NAI Global, Prologis and USAA Real Estate Company
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Open only to members of Corporate committees and Subcommittees.
Continental breakfast buffet will be provided.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Development Finance Fundamentals is designed for introductory- to intermediate-level real estate development professionals. This eight hour course provides participants with the analytical theory and practical tools needed to appropriately evaluate the financial feasibility of complex value added and opportunistic real estate investments. This includes speculative land, land development, and commercial and residential rehabilitation and development for all major property types: office, industrial, retail, multifamily and mixed-use. Accounting, risk management, taxation, capital markets and organizational issues influencing the financial viability of these real estate projects will also be considered and discussed.
See the full course description and schedule.
This course is sold out. To join a waiting list, email Allison Bell or visit the conference registration desk on-site.
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m. - noon
All conference attendees and NAIOP members are invited to join us as we thank 2015 Chairman Steve Martin, Managing Principal, SDM Partners, for his exceptional service and welcome the 2016 Executive Committee led by Chairman Ashley Powell, Senior Vice President, Head of Transactions, Bentall Kennedy.
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
New to NAIOP or the fall conference? Join us to hear the highlights and how you can connect at the conference and deepen your NAIOP involvement.
This session is also offered at 4:00 p.m.
1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Seven project tours are offered on Tuesday; selected tours are repeated on Thursday, October 15. See project tour descriptions and specific times. Tours are an additional fee and are filled on a first come, first served basis. Select your tour as you complete your conference registration.
GTA Industrial/Union Pearson Express SOLD OUT
Bus, Union Pearson Express Tour | Limited to 50 participants
This tour is sold out. To join a waiting list, email Allison Bell or visit the conference registration desk on-site.
King Street West SOLD OUT
Bus, Walking Tour | Limited to 50 participants
This tour is sold out. To join a waiting list, email Allison Bell or visit the conference registration desk on-site.
Walking Tour | Limited to 30 participants
Walking Tour | Limited to 15 participants
Walking Tour | Limited to 30 participants
Bus, Walking Tour | Limited to 80 participants
Yorkville/Bloor Street Tour
Walking, Subway Tour | Limited to 30 participants
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This session is also offered at 1 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Connect with colleagues and meet new contacts at our opening reception.
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Open only to members and guests of the National Forums.
7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Open only to members of NAIOP's Distinguished Fellows.
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Join us to honor Vulcan Real Estate with the 2015 Sustainable Development Award, an annual NAIOP honor recognizing a commercial real estate development company for an outstanding project that incorporates sustainable solutions, resulting in an environmentally-efficient and economically-successful property. Scott Matthews, Senior Director of Acquisitions and Residential Development, Vulcan Inc., will share highlights of the Stack House Apartments and Supply Laundry Building.
Afterwards, get a glimpse of the future of design, sustainability and building technology with the presentation of the Niche Development of the Future Competition. Discover how these NAIOP architectural firms and in-house architect and design teams are changing the face of niche development, and which trends real estate professionals must embrace to create communities for the future.
The 2015 competition recognizes three companies at the vanguard of niche development for senior living and medical office/medical:
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Increasing revenue and profits is a laudable business goal, but why stop there? Listen to a panel of CEOs explain how aligning conscious culture, leadership and stakeholder orientation can benefit the greater good as well as the bottom line. Hear their insights on leadership, diversity and the dynamic and evolving industry in which we work.
Foreign pension and sovereign investors continue to pour capital into the United States for a reason; Canadian investors continue to put money abroad. Experts who move real estate capital from in and out of the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia will examine characteristics of the different sources and locations for big capital, identify opportunities and risks encountered by foreign investors and explain how foreign investment is affecting our market — beyond the initial infusion of capital.
The large bulk warehouse product has dominated the industrial development market over the past couple of years, but as the markets and economy have recovered, much of the tenant demand has come from the occupiers of smaller “light” industrial facilities. What is driving the demand for the smaller spaces? Is the speculative market meeting the occupier demand today? What is the construction cost difference versus the bulk product? How is the asset classed viewed by the investment community today?
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
How do you underwrite transactions of $20 million and below in today’s aggressive commercial real estate environment? What does the middle market risk profile look like today and how does that compare to 12-24 months ago? How aggressive can you be with your capital stack given the amount of capital in the market today? How do you determine the best investment strategy today: build and hold versus build and sell?
There are a number of ways to source, create and complete a real estate development – and a number of players, developers, brokers, contractors, financial partners and site selectors, not to mention the customer. What is the composition of a successful real estate team? Who are the key team members to best execute? Why do I need a developer vs a project manager? How does the developer protect itself? What are the conflicting objectives that the developer faces? How does a developer add value to the development process? What values do service providers bring to the development process? In this session we will take a look at various project team compositions and discuss which roles are key in certain transactions.
Just weeks ago, Sun Life acquired Bentall Kennedy who becomes Sun Life's Global Real Estate Investment Platform. Learn from two of Bentall Kennedy's most senior Executives how they are investing in North America, where they see opportunities, how they evaluate current market conditions and what advice they are giving their clients.
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Benefit from the experience of Frank McKenna, former Canadian ambassador to the U.S. and premier of New Brunswick, as he shares his unique insight into current and future Canadian and U.S. relations. He will also discuss the capital markets in both Canada and the United States and their significant impact on one another.
Before lunch, NAIOP is proud to honor our Developing Leaders for their valued contribution and commitment to the industry. The Developing Leaders Award is presented annually to those who have shown exemplary achievements and demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments in the commercial real estate industry.
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Dive into the genesis and evolution of crowdfunding and alternative forms of raising capital. Explore its grown from small investments to large, how the process is managed, the risk and reward factors, and what the future holds.
A strong case can be made that industrial real estate has been making a comeback in North America over the past year. This session will trace the movement of goods from port of entry to the end customer and how that affects decisions regarding industrial leasing, development, and investment decision-making. How do recent trends in supply chain management, logistics, and online retailing influence decisions with respect to building design and location? Is the industrial sector heading to consolidation or de-consolidation? How close to the end customer do you need to be? The session will draw from experts with varying perspectives from the intermodal, retail, third party logistics, and real estate sectors.
Traditional CRE investors are facing demographic trends that are not in their favor. By the end of this decade, working age population growth will come to a halt, making office the most at-risk sector. Meanwhile, the millennial generation is breaking from convention, willing to live in smaller spaces and make do without cars. The other side of the same coin is the aging population, making medical office and senior living places more attractive. This is not the time for old fashioned thinking. This session will examine these trends and help CRE investors think about the next 10 years.
3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
The National Forums’ favorite economist, Dr. Mark Dotzour with Texas A&M University, returns to lead a provocative conversation with industry thought leaders and CEOs. Yes, commercial real estate is thriving today, but an inevitable downturn will come. When? How to prepare? Who will be best positioned to thrive? Dotzour will challenge our slate of experts and invite Forum members into dialogue that creates an insider’s view of what it takes to prepare for and prosper in the next cycle.
3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The Internet of Things (IoT) opens up endless possibilities of connecting any device with an on/off switch to the Internet in a giant network of linked people and objects. This session will explore the ramifications of the IoT for commercial real estate, including how the IoT can be integrated into site selection, facility planning and operations; what infrastructure changes lie ahead; and cybersecurity considerations of the IoT.
Office workspace will be the competitive edge of the future. Real estate can be a catalyst to drive productivity and to attract and retain talented employees. The way we work has evolved, and typical office space is significantly underutilized. How is office space being creatively designed to realize efficient yet better collaboration and employee satisfaction? What are the new trends in communal office space/lifestyle concept? Investors and owners can create great value by understanding what works and what doesn’t as the market continues to evolve. Our panel of experts will provide important insights, including from both the investor/owner and occupier perspectives.
From the Arts District in Los Angeles to Long Island City in New York or SoMa in San Francisco, these markets are now some of the fasting growing areas for development. Growth is taking place in our urban areas with the continued recycling of properties, densification and urbanization. How are we infilling our cities by building out neighborhoods in areas previously not deemed desirable? Markets which were not accepted to institutional investors and capital providers are now becoming a primary focus. Hear from our panel of developers and experts as they share their vision and experience of the current development cycle across these product types; why they are investing in these markets; the hurdles of changing the market’s perspective towards an area; and what markets are next in line to be redeveloped.
4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Oil price fluctuation has a strong impact on key energy cities and their commercial real estate needs. What are the pros and cons of lower energy prices, and how will this affect the real estate markets?
Signs of urbanization and new developments abound in Toronto. Join us for a panel exploring the demands driving the condo developments in Toronto and in other North American cities. What are the fundamentals driving these mixed use markets? Is Toronto a foreshadowing of the future for U.S. markets? Is it sustainable? A panel of institutional and private investors will enlighten the audience on this active development market.
5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
By invitation only.
5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
NAIOP Greater Toronto is hosting a remarkable evening of fun, food and networking at hockey’s greatest museum. Get up-close-and-personal with the Stanley Cup, go one-on-one against life-size, animated versions of today’s greatest goalies and shooters and explore the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world, all while making new connections and enjoying our host chapter. An event not to be missed at a museum and entertainment destination like no other.
7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Open only to members and guests of the National Forums. Dinner locations provided onsite.
Learn why the inextricable link between security and prosperity in a progressively
interdependent world has generated enormous political and economic benefits but also consequent challenges with keynote Tom Ridge, First Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Former Governor of Pennsylvania, President/CEO, Ridge Global and Partner, Ridge Schmidt Cyber. Secretary Ridge will share his views of today’s risk-centric environment and how to minimize those risks in favor of greater resiliency and security across the globe.
During this General Session, join us in recognizing the Developer of the Year, NAIOP’s highest honor bestowed annually on one development company that best exemplifies leadership and innovation in the commercial real estate market.
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.
The real estate industry has reached a pivotal intersection between real estate and tech. From early stage startups and co-working spaces to real estate tech and crowdfunding, technology has impacted nearly every aspect of the real estate industry, from leasing to brokerage and beyond. Ashkán Zandieh, founder of RE:Tech, will lead a panel of top tech companies as they share insights on how you can leverage innovations and technology to achieve a competitive advantage. Get access to the experts as you explore the future of real estate tech with small group conversations following the panel.
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Three project tours are offered on Thursday. See project tour descriptions and specific times. Tours are an additional fee and are filled on a first come, first served basis. Select your tour as you complete your conference registration.
South Core SOLD OUT
Walking Tour | Limited to 30 participants
This tour is sold out. To join a waiting list, email Allison Bell or visit the conference registration desk on-site.
Walking Tour | Limited to 30 participants
Walking Tour | Limited to 15 participants
**Departure time: 1:30 pm
Syl Apps is a Managing Director at Hines in Toronto and leads the firm’s investment business in Canada. Over the course of his career, he has led the acquisition and strategic asset management of over $2.1 billion of investments and developments. Prior to his real estate career, he played professional hockey in Canada and the U.S. and was named the Professional Hockey Players Association Man of the Year in 2003.
Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Investments – Americas
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Peter Ballon has more than 20 years of commercial real estate experience. In his current role, he is responsible for CPPIB’s real estate in the Americas which currently encompasses investments in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Brazil. He is a member of CPPIB’s Real Estate Investment Committee, which has oversight for CPPIB’s global real estate investments, and is also a member of the Investment Committee for CPPIB’s real estate debt program.
CEO and Co-Founder
Arie Barendrecht is the Co-Founder of WiredScore and Director of the Wired Certification program, the first certification platform for internet connectivity in office buildings. Wired Certification launched in September 2013 as “WiredNYC,” in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The objective of the WiredScore platform is to promote transparency around the connectivity of office buildings, which involves helping tenants & brokers locate tech-friendly office space and landlords to better understand, benchmark, and market the telecommunications capabilities of their buildings. Prior to founding WiredScore, he spent the last few years as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in New York City focused on tech and media and as a student pursuing an MBA at the Wharton School, from which he graduated in 2010.
Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield
Mike Beall has over 29 years of brokerage experience. In his previous role with Cushman & Wakefield, he was a consistent top producer for 23 years and represented commercial office tenants, landlords, developers, sellers and buyers in the Metropolitan Phoenix Area. Over his career, he has advised his developer clients on more than 6.0 million square feet of new office and back office flex projects. Over the last five years, he has completed more than 350 lease and sale transactions.
President & CEO
ASB Capital Management
Robert Bellinger, CFA is responsible for all functions of ASB’s Real Estate Division. He has 29 years of real estate investment experience, and has completed over $10 billion in real estate capital transactions during his career. He is the founder, former president, and a current board member of Rebuilding Together Philadelphia.
Seven Hills Properties
Luis Belmonte has been in the development business since 1967. During his career, he has built in excess of $2 billion of industrial, multi-family, retail and office buildings. He was one of the founding partners of AMB Property Corporation, now Prologis.
Thomas J. Bisacquino
President and CEO
Thomas J. Bisacquino has served as the association's chief executive officer since 1991. He is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of the association. He directs NAIOP’s legislative activities on behalf of its membership in the federal, state and local arenas. Under his guidance and leadership, the headquarters staff is responsible for serving more than 17,000 members who are involved with the development, ownership, and investment of industrial, office, retail and mixed-use properties throughout North America.
Lawrence (Larry) Botel
JOSS Realty Partners
Larry Botel founded JOSS Realty Partners in 2005. He oversees all company investment and management activities. Since inception, JOSS has acquired 18 office assets totaling over 2.5 million square feet with a value in excess of $750 million in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Miami. Prior to JOSS, he spent three years as the Chief Operating Officer at Broadway Partners, where he oversaw all operations, staffing, asset management and underwriting activities. Mr. Botel directed Broadway from a sole proprietorship with limited operating capability to a full service real estate investment company owning 3.6 million square feet of commercial office space valued at over $850 million.
National Leader, Real Estate
Sheila Botting is the National Real Estate Leader in Canada and a Partner in the Financial Advisory Practice. Over the past 25 years, she has been involved in significant real estate advisory services, providing expertise to corporations, government, real estate companies, investors, pension funds and others.
International Director, Head of Americas Custom Accounts
LaSalle Investment Management
Karen Brennan oversees LaSalle’s separate account business and is responsible for establishing customized investment programs, including separate accounts, clubs and one-off joint venture transactions, on behalf of the firm’s global clients. Her responsibilities include working with the Acquisitions teams and global Client Capital Group to connect international capital sources with investment opportunities across the Americas.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Allied Properties REIT
Thomas Burns joined Allied in January 2011 and oversees all leasing transactions, operations and key supplier relationships for Allied’s growing portfolio of properties in Canada. Prior to joining Allied, Tom was Senior Vice President, Retail for DTZ Barnicke, where he specialized in the leasing and merchandising of shopping centers and mixed used projects.
RealNet Canada Inc
George Carras is a Professional Engineer and Canada’s leading entrepreneur in the advancement of information and better decisions in the Canadian property markets. He founded RealNet Canada Inc. in 1995. Today, RealNet is an Altus Group company providing coverage in both the commercial and residential real estate sectors providing information tools and services that power the decisions of approximately 45,000 industry professionals across North America. ReallNet is an official source of information for Industry and Government including BILD, TREB and RealPac. He is a past president of Toronto NAIOP, a co-founder of the REX awards program and serves on the Advisory Board for the Schulich School of Business Program in Real Estate and Infrastructure.
Paul J. Choquette, III
Senior Vice President, Mid-Atlantic
Gilbane Building Company
Paul Choquette, III, oversees all business and sales strategies for the region serving Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia; the Mid-Atlantic region is a $500 million, 200-person operation. He has been with Gilbane since 2001 and has worked in all facets of the company. He joined the company as a management trainee and gained experience working as a purchasing agent, scheduling engineer, project engineer and superintendent.
Director of Research – Industrial
CoStar Portfolio Strategy
Rene Circ is responsible for enhancing CoStar Portfolio Strategy's research capabilities in the industrial sector, as well as contributing to forecasts and the development of analytical tools for the company. He specializes in real estate market forecasting, investment structuring, and market selection. With nearly 20 years of experience as a market strategist and real estate economist, he works with a broad range of investors ranging from large plans sponsors to on-the-ground active investors.
Senior Managing Director, Practice Leader, eCommerce & Electronic Fulfillment
Benjamin Conwell is Senior Managing Director and Practice Leader for Cushman & Wakefield’s eCommerce and Electronic Fulfillment Specialty Practice Group for the Americas. His responsibilities include business development, intellectual property presentation and counsel on strategy, site selection, design and execution for both occupiers and investors. As leader of the eCommerce and Electronic Fulfillment Special Practice Group, he is focused on providing current and prospective Cushman & Wakefield clients the most valuable market-leading counsel to effectively plan and execute their fulfillment and distribution strategies.
Gordon D. Cook
Executive Vice President
Gordon Cook specializes in providing client-focused solutions with specific expertise in large complex assignments for corporate occupiers of space. He is part of a five-person team that has a very deep and broad range of experience and skills serving the supply chain sector, predominantly in the consumer product, retail and 3PL industry sections.
Senior Managing Director/CEO Southwest Region
Mark Cover is responsible for key investment partner relationships and related properties in the Southwest United States, and general asset management of 16 million square feet. Since joining the firm in 1983, he has contributed to the development, acquisition and/or management of more than 28 million square feet of commercial real estate in the Southwest United States, Panama and Mexico. In the past two years, Hines has committed over $2.5 billion to development in the southwest United States.
Managing Director, Center for REALTOR® Technology
National Association of REALTORS®
As Managing Director for NAR's Center for REALTOR® Technology, Chad Curry investigates emerging technologies, educates NAR members & the public through presentations, webinars, blogs and podcasts, and manages the development of products for use by members. He has presented to REALTORS® on the national, state and local levels.
He is also a Board Member for the Real Estate Standards Organization, where he works to streamline real estate transaction technology. Currently, his work is focused on research and development of smart home devices, iBeacons and wearables as well as renewable energies. Specifically, he is investigating how these trends will impact the real estate industry and benefit members. They've set up a lab focused on testing and developing devices for the home to help improve quality of life. He is a member of the Internet of Things Council and is leading the Case Studies Group.
Micheal Dal Bello
Senior Vice President, Real Estate
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Micheal Dal Bello leads a team of eleven individuals responsible for managing $10 billion in direct and indirect real estate investments. Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) is one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment fund managers, with an investment portfolio of approximately $80 billion. Prior to joining AIMCo, he was an investment principal with CIBC Development Corporation, engaged in strategic asset management and new project acquisitions.
Chief Operating Officer
Sperry Van Ness International Corporation
As Chief Operating Officer for Sperry Van Ness International Corporation, Diane Danielson oversees operations and brand development. She is a former attorney, accomplished speaker, published author, and widely recognized social media expert. Formerly Vice President of business development for corporate services and strategy at Spaulding & Slye/Colliers (now JLL) and before that, head of marketing for Meredith & Grew/ONCOR (now Colliers International Boston), she went on to publish two books and found the award-winning Downtown Women’s Club national network.
In 2006, she launched the first social network for businesswomen in the U.S. She has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and other noteworthy publications; has been a regular contributor to the Boston Globe and Entrepreneur.com; and has been a speaker on leadership, networking, and social media. In recent years, she’s been consulting for companies on growth strategies that integrate technology platforms with marketing and business development outreach.
Dale Dekker, AIA, AICP
As an original founder of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Dale Dekker has over 35 years of experience as a registered architect and planner. His extensive experience includes neighborhood revitalization projects, award-winning school designs, historic renovations, mixed-use community developments, one-of-a-kind high tech research facilities, creative and functional commercial office buildings, and socially responsible designs of assisted living facilities for the elderly. Mr. Dekker has become an industry leader by bringing green building to a forefront in his community, and Dekker/Perich/Sabatini has designed several green buildings that have received recognition from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Tom Donaghy's work in the United States ranges from large urban projects to single works of civic, cultural, and commercial architecture and is consistently sympathetic to contextual environments, sense of place and the connection between human experience and sustainable practices. His design for the Maryland District Court of Rockville received an Award of Excellence from the 2012 AIA/AAJ.
Dr. Mark G. Dotzour is a real estate economist who served for 18 years as Chief Economist of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University in College Station. He has given more than 1,370 presentations to over 230,000 people and has written over 90 articles for magazines and journals. His research findings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine and Business Week. His clients include banks, private equity firms, real estate investments trusts, construction firms, engineering companies, wealth managers, private foundations, and commercial and residential brokerage firms.
Senior Vice President
Brian Fiumara is a Senior Vice President with the Institutional Properties team in Philadelphia, PA and also a member of CBRE National Partners. He has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, representing institutional and private equity clients in the acquisition as well as the disposition of income producing properties and development opportunities. He has consistently been a top producer and has been involved in over $3.5 billion of acquisitions and dispositions.
Lewis D. Friedland
Lewis Friedland is responsible for the management and operation of the Colony Light Industrial platform. Prior to joining Colony, he was founder and managing partner of Cobalt Capital Partners and served as President and CEO of Cobalt’s three commingled private REITs. Prior to forming Cobalt in 2002, he was COO and CIO of American Industrial Properties, a public REIT focused on the flex property sector.
Chief Executive Officer
Patch of Land Inc
Jason Fritton is Co-Founder and CEO of the national alternative real estate lender and crowdfunding platform Patch of Land. He originally conceptualized Patch of Land in 2011 as a means to help rescue parts of Chicago devastated by the real estate crash. He has been involved with crowdfunding legislation since the beginning and worked with Congressmen to lobby for the crowdfunding exemptions that were written into the 2012 JOBS Act. He guides Patch of Land's operations, strategy and execution.
First Gulf Corporation
David Gerofsky is President and Chief Operating Officer of Great Gulf and Chief Executive Officer of First Gulf Corporation. First Gulf’s primary focus is on the growth of its core office, retail, and industrial development business across North America. As a member of the Great Gulf Group, First Gulf provides commercial expertise as part of a fully-integrated collection of companies that spans the entire real estate spectrum across North America.
Stephen Hopkins is the co-founder of DisruptCRE, a national technology and commercial real estate conference. DisruptCRE connects new technologies with existing commercial real estate professionals. He is currently the co-chair of the IFMA Boston marketing and communications committee and is also on the communications and marketing committees for CoreNet New England, USGBC MA, and NAIOP Massachusetts. He has also worked as an online media consultant with clients such as Major League Baseball (MLB.com) and Cisco Systems.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Joy Hou is the co-founder and CEO of MREN and has been instrumental in building and implementing the company's vision as the first market-network for the commercial real estate industry. After its launch in May 2015, MREN already has over $200 million worth of assets being managed on the platform. She brings more than 20 years of diverse real estate experience, having started to learn about real estate at the age of 11 and going on to acquire and manage the assets for residential land, a restaurant, a motel and hotel by the time she graduated college. She has worked on Wall St. for companies like DLJ, Lehman and Barclay's and closed an impressive $10 billion of RE transactions, all while aspiring to travel around the world with her family.
Kevin Jones, the founding member of JDC L.L.C., directs all phases of the company’s operations. With over twenty-five years of experience in the industrial real estate market, he has developed over 11,000,000 square feet of industrial space with an aggregate value in excess of $1 billion. He provides the fundamental direction and support needed for the continued growth of the organization while assuming total responsibility for each project, which involves him in all phases of the planning from inception to completion.
Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR
Executive Managing Director, National Industrial Practice Leader
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Geoffrey M. Kasselman serves as an executive managing director in Newmark Grubb Knight Frank's Chicago office, where he leads the company's North American Industrial Practice. In this capacity, he guides the direction and expansion of the firm's industrial brokerage capabilities across North America, including supporting various data center projects and promoting the benefits of sustainability, technology and innovation for the sector.
Senior Vice President and Regional Manager
Bryan Koop is responsible for overseeing all operations, development and new business opportunities for the Boston region. While at Boston Properties, he has developed over 2.7 million square feet of commercial office space. Prior to joining Boston Properties in 1999, he was a partner at Trammell Crow Company. His career there covered development of commercial office buildings, shopping centers and hotels.
Adjunct Professor and Executive Director, Program in Real Estate and Infrastructure
Schulich School of Business, York University
Andre Kuzmicki has been teaching real estate finance and investment since 1998 with the graduate Program in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the Schulich School of Business, York University. His career in real estate spans nearly four decades and encompasses all aspects of real estate investment including development, acquisition and asset and portfolio management. He has served on numerous public and private real estate company boards. He is a NAIOP Distinguished Fellow, past president of the NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter and is a founding father of its prestigious annual REX Awards and Gala.
Lake Washington Partners
Jordan Lott is the president of Lake Washington Partners, a Seattle-based real estate development and property management company which oversees properties across the United States. Since 2010, he has been an active member of NAIOP, received the Deal of the Year Award for the Cincinnati Chapter while partnering on a project with Prologis, and in 2014, joined the Private Developers III forum.
Jon Love is the founder and managing partner of KingSett Capital, Canada’s leading private equity real estate investment business co-investing with institutional and high-net-worth clients. In 2014, KingSett completed $2.5 billion of acquisitions, dispositions and mortgage lending and has over $5 billion of assets under management. He is a member of YPO/WPO, and a board member of InnVest, Chief Executives Organization, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, Toronto Club, and serves on the Executive Committee-Ivey School of Business.
Senior Director, Business Development
Scott Jones joined Exel in 2006, initially as an Account Director with responsibility for Exel’s relationship with a major grocery retailer. He has more than 25 years of experience in multiple disciplines: marketing, strategic planning, business development, operations, and sales across a number of industries where logistics comprises a key aspect of the value proposition. In his current role, he is responsible for developing new business within Exel’s retail sector across North America.
Michael is Co-founder and CEO of CompStak, which creates transparency in commercial real estate by gathering information that is hard to find, difficult to compile or otherwise unavailable. Since launching CompStak in early 2012, he has helped navigate the company through tremendous growth, with over $10 million raised, 16 major markets launched, and a 45-person team.Before starting CompStak, he led the NY metro data center practice for Grubb & Ellis, where he was named National Rookie of the Year and inducted into Real Estate New York’s 30 Under 30.
Steven D. Martin
Steve Martin and SDM Partners are focused on acquiring opportunistic office and industrial deals in Atlanta and the southeast. He joined NAIOP in 1992, serving on the NAIOP Georgia board for a number of years and as the NAIOP Georgia president in 1999. He is the NAIOP 2015 Chairman. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Jacksonville State University and a Master in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Bentall Kennedy U.S.
Michael McKee is Chief Executive Officer of Bentall Kennedy U.S., one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors and a leader in Responsible Property Investing. Bentall Kennedy serves the interests of more than 500 clients across 134 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, and residential properties throughout North America. He previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Irvine Company, a 140-year-old, privately held real-estate investment company and master-planner. During his tenure, the company tripled in size, growing to become one of the top five real estate companies in the United States, measured by asset value.
Former Canadian ambassador to the United States and premier of New Brunswick
Current deputy chairman of the Toronto-Dominion Bank
Frank McKenna is the Deputy Chair of TD Bank Group, the former Canadian Ambassador to the United States, and the former Premier of New Brunswick. He brings a unique insider's perspective to the world of business and politics. His charismatic personality, combined with his unparalleled experience and insight, makes him one of the most sought-after voices in politics and business today.
Trammell Crow Company
Andrew Mele oversees industrial development and investment activity in the northeast United States. In his capacity, he is responsible for all aspects related to development including: deal sourcing, strategic planning, development execution, financing, leasing and disposition of both speculative and build-to-suit projects.
President, High-Rise Residential
Menkes Developments Ltd.
Alan Menkes is President of the High-Rise Residential Division of Menkes Developments – a leading builder of luxury and mixed-use condominium projects in the Greater Toronto Area. Since beginning his career with the company in 1976, he has been one of the key pioneers and innovators of the condominium lifestyle in the Toronto marketplace. Under his leadership, Menkes has completed over 25,000 condominium units. Currently, he is overseeing the development of nearly 5,000 condominium units in projects across Toronto.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Benjamin Miller is co-founder of Fundrise, the leading real estate crowdfunding platform. His responsibilities for Fundrise involve strategic partnerships, deal underwriting and business development. He also oversees the long-term strategy and goals for the company, including expanding its offerings to new audiences interested in direct investment in world-class real estate. He has more than 15 years of experience in real estate and finance.
Executive Managing Director, Head of Business Consulting-Global Consulting Group
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Debra Moritz oversees an integrated delivery platform designed to improve client business performance by reducing cost, increasing revenue, and mitigating risk. With more than 20 years of experience and a successful track record of advising business clients on the strategic management of their assets and portfolios, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the complex and unique challenges businesses face in ensuring that major real estate decisions are aligned with and support core business objectives.
Carl Muhlstein is a commercial real estate broker known for identifying creative office and urban in-fill projects, representing clients leasing and subleasing commercial spaces, maximizing capital structures, executing multiple property strategies, capitalizing sales and sale leasebacks, and understanding public/private and land-use issues. He is especially skilled at maximizing values (or minimizing costs) with difficult assets and time-constrained situations. Known for bridging design sensibility with compelling economics, his creative, dynamic approach to understanding tenants’ needs delivers projects that lead the market, incorporating financial impacts and real-time market intelligence.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects & Planning
Matt Mullarkey works with the CenterPoint Properties’ investment committee and board of directors to identify, source and execute new business opportunities and provide strategic support across the Company’s acquisition, development and operations platform. Prior to this position, he was Vice President in the acquisitions group.
He joined CenterPoint in 2000 as an investment officer responsible for sourcing and executing investment opportunities for the company as well as its investment joint venture with CalPERS. He focused on acquisitions, but also was responsible for the creation of several innovative joint ventures with both development and capital partners. Prior to joining CenterPoint, he was Manager, Finance for RREEF, responsible for securing debt capital to facilitate acquisitions for the firm’s pension fund clients.
Panattoni Development Company, Inc.
Adon Panattoni serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Panattoni Development Company. He oversees all aspects of daily operations and development for the company's 14 national offices located throughout the United States. Panattoni also serves on the company’s Board, Executive and Investment Committees.
Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Commercial
Brookfield Office Properties
Ian Parker has been with Brookfield Office Properties since 1996 and in his current role is responsible for asset management and property operations for Brookfield’s Canadian portfolio of premier office properties. In Canada, Brookfield owns and manages 27 commercial office properties encompassing 20.4 million square feet in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver and development sites of 980,000 square feet and 1.4 million square feet in Toronto and Calgary, respectively.
Ghafari Associates, LLC
John Patelski, PE, LEED AP is Executive Vice President with Ghafari Associates, LLC. With a career spanning over 35 years, he has a wealth of experience in strategic consulting, operational evaluation, design, engineering and construction services for a variety of industrial, commercial, institutional, science and technology projects. He serves as Principal-in-Charge for several of Ghafari’s key accounts. He is responsible for expanding Ghafari’s services in new strategic markets, with special emphasis on the food sector and the energy sector.
Director, Healthcare Design
Michael Petersen oversees the Healthcare Design Studio at Ware Malcomb, which specializes in designing buildings and tenant improvements for medical office buildings, outpatient/ambulatory, acute care, skilled nursing and assisted living.
Bell State Bank & Trust
Gabe Philibert has 15 years of banking/commercial real estate finance experience. At Bell State Bank & Trust, his primary responsibilities include managing existing client relationships, while developing new client opportunities within the Twin Cities market area – with a focus on commercial real estate lending. Prior to Bell State Bank & Trust, most recently spent just under 5 years working for U.S. Bank in their commercial real estate finance division. He has been actively involved with NAIOP for 8 years.
Senior Vice President, Head of Transactions, Western US
Ashley Powell is the leader of the acquisitions team in the western United States, specializing in office, industrial, multifamily and retail. He completed $1.5 billion in transactions in 2014. He is former managing director in RREEF’s Investment Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate.
Since joining Savills Studley in 1987, William Quinby has completed commercial real estate projects totaling in excess of 32 million square feet. As an executive vice president and regional manager in Savills Studley’s Washington, DC region, he brings more than 36 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, representing clients throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and nationwide. His background in architecture, development and project financing for tax exempt and taxable developments has led to his success advising public and private sector clients on over 24 tenant lead developments to date.
In his role as Chief Executive Officer of Ridge Global, Ridge leads a team of international experts to help businesses and governments address risk management, global trade security, emergency preparedness and response, and crisis management. He also serves as a partner at cybersecurity firm Ridge Schmidt Cyber.
He previously served as the First Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania.
Rebecca Rockey is an economist with Cushman & Wakefield. She previously worked as a consultant at a finance and economics consulting firm in the Washington, D.C., area, primarily working on loss forecasts for a national housing finance company’s single-family, fixed income portfolio. Prior to that, she was a junior economist at the Congressional Budget Office for three years in the Financial Analysis Division. There, she contributed to numerous analyses related to federal credit programs, accounting treatments of federal credit, and the treatment of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the federal budget.
Mark Roderick has represented entrepreneurs and their companies for more than 30 years. When he saw the JOBS Act on the horizon, he understood that crowdfunding represented the greatest change in securities laws since the Great Depression and would result in a tectonic shift in the U.S. capital markets, providing trillions of dollars of new capital to entrepreneurs and giving individual investors access to high-quality deals for the first time in history – a prediction that is coming true today. He speaks on crowdfunding regularly and writes a widely-read crowdfunding blog. He represents clients from all over the world, many in the real estate industry but in other industries as well, including biotech and business lending.
View the Space
Nick Romito started his career as a tenant rep and landlord broker at NYC’s Murray Hill Properties in 2005, where he expanded the U.S. presence of international companies such as Kartell, Natuzzi and Alessi, while also assisting in growing the firm’s 8-million square-foot office portfolio. In 2007, he took over leasing and asset management for AM Properties in New York City, where he oversaw the leasing, infrastructure and technology implementation of a 3-million square-foot office portfolio. Realizing there were no technology platforms to help centralize leasing activity, analytics, and marketing, he began laying the groundwork for VTS.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mark Rose is chief executive officer of Avison Young and chairman of the board of directors of Avison Young (Canada) Inc. He manages all strategic, financial, and operational activities of this full-service commercial real estate company, which provides solutions to real estate investors, owners, and occupiers throughout the world. In his six years with the Toronto, Canada-based firm, he has overseen its growth from less than 300 real estate professionals to over 1900 professionals in 67 offices across North America and Europe. Deloitte listed Avison Young as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2011, 2012, and 2013, and named it a Gold Standard winner in 2014. Also in 2014, Commercial Property News named Mark one of its Service Executives of the Year.
As global head of JLL Energy Practice and lead advisor to several energy companies, Bruce Rutherford is a globally recognized expert on the nexus between energy and real estate.
Senior Vice President, Investments - U.S.A.
Dean Shapiro is a Senior Vice President of Oxford Properties Group and is primarily responsible for Oxford’s investment in the Hudson Yards development project. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Building and Land Technology in Stamford where he executed major leases with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Cornell University, and Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy. He was formerly Executive Managing Director of CBRE where he managed the revenue operations of the New York City market, and held various positions at Insignia/ESG.
Executive Director, Master of Real Estate Development
W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
In addition to his work in academia, Mark Stapp has been a part of various business enterprises and development projects for more than 34 years. He currently is managing member of Pyramid Community Developers, LLC.
Richard Strader is based in Atlanta and helps lead Prologis’ Global Customer Solutions Group’s efforts to service and grow relationships with Prologis' most strategic multi-market customers. He also has primary account responsibility for many of the company’s largest customers. He previously served as the Prologis’ Regional Director for the Southeastern United States, and earlier served as Prologis’ market officer in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has served on the Board of NAIOP and is a member of both the North Carolina and Texas Bar Associations.
George Wilson, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB leads Meyer’s architectural practice and infuses his vision, passion and creativity into every project, while managing both the client’s design intentions and business objectives. During his 36 year career as an architect, he has managed more than 30 million square feet of exterior and interior architectural design for corporate, healthcare, higher education and retail clients. Since 1996, hehas focused on senior living projects and has designed over 10 million square feet of senior living facilities.
Ashkán Zandieh and his team work with landlords, investors, brokers, and municipalities on technology and innovations impact on real estate and how to engage community while achieving property level and financial efficiency. He previously worked for ABS Partners, where he represented and advised several landlords on the emerging tech scene, their impact on real estate and community, and how to create optimal tech-friendly buildings. As a tech broker and advisor, he exclusively worked with startups, tech companies, and coworking spaces.
Chief Investment Officer
Paul Zemla joined Bentall Kennedy in 1998 and is Chief Investment Officer for the Canadian operations. With over 24 years of direct real estate investment experience, he has overall responsibility in Canada for the company’s acquisitions and dispositions programs, and has a key role in its business development activities. In addition, he works closely with the company’s portfolio management teams and the research group in determining client and fund strategies. He has led the company in more than $14 billion in transactions.
Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its principals. Founded in 1978, the company provides value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management, financing and mortgage placement services.
Bentall Kennedy is one of North America’s largest real estate investment advisors and one of its foremost providers of real estate services. Bentall Kennedy serves the interests of close to 500 investors and their 134 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, and multi-residential properties valued at over $32 billion throughout Canada and the U.S.
Cushman & Wakefield is the world's largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm. Founded in 1917, it has approximately 250 offices in 60 countries, employing more than 16,000 professionals. The firm represents a diverse customer base ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. It offers a complete range of services within five primary disciplines: Transaction Services, Capital Markets, Corporate Occupier & Investor Services, Consulting Services, and Valuation & Advisory.
NAI Global is the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated CRE brokerage firms. NAI Global has 375+ offices located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, with 6,700+ local market professionals, managing over 380 million SF of property.
Prologis is the leading global provider of industrial real estate, offering approximately 585 million square feet of distribution space in markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and is recognized for high-quality developments. The company’s extensive land bank, construction expertise, and commitment to sustainable design are key reasons customers choose Prologis.
USAA Real Estate Company, with approximately $12 billion in assets under management, provides development acquisition, and co-investment services for corporate and institutional investors. The USAA portfolio consists of office, industrial, multi-family, retail and hotel properties as well as investments in real estate operating companies. USAA Real Estate Company is a subsidiary of USAA, a leading financial services company, serving military families since 1922.
As you pursue bold real estate visions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides comprehensive industry expertise to help you achieve the full potential of your business. Wherever your ambition takes you, build a lasting relationship with one of the world’s leading financial institutions.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting.
CenterPoint is focused on the development, redevelopment, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure that enhances business and government supply chain efficiency. The company invests in major coastal and inland port logistics markets anchoring North America's principal freight lanes.
Colliers International is a global leader in commercial real estate services, with more than 16,300 professionals operating out of 502 offices in 67 countries. Colliers delivers a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage, property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and appraisal services, mortgage banking and insightful research.
When it comes to the development of office, mixed-use, retail and industrial properties, First Gulf is a proven market leader with more than $3-billion in developed assets. Offering development, construction, leasing, finance and property management expertise, we provide clients with unique and exciting market opportunities.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000.
Founded in 1948, Majestic Realty Co is the oldest and largest privately owned real estate developers in the country, providing a full range of development services from the initial land acquisition, entitlement, development and property management.
Manulife Real Estate is the global real estate arm of Manulife Financial Corporation with fully integrated in-house capabilities and 70 years of experience as an active investor, owner, developer and asset manager of commercial real estate, in key metropolitan centers throughout Canada, Asia and in the United States, through Manulife’s U.S. division, John Hancock.
Founded in 1971, Marcus & Millichap (NYSE:MMI) is a leading commercial real estate brokerage firm focusing exclusively on investment sales, financing, research, and advisory services, with more than 1,600 investment professionals in offices throughout the United States and Canada. The firm has perfected a powerful property marketing system that integrates broker specialization by property type and market area; the industry’s most comprehensive investment research; a long-standing culture of information sharing; relationships with the largest pool of qualified investors; and state-of-the-art technology matching buyers and sellers.
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. With 12,000 professionals operating from more than 330 offices, we provide a fully integrated platform of services to tenants, owners, investors and developers of office, industrial and all property types.
The Rockefeller Group is a global property owner, developer and investment manager focused on office and industrial assets in major cities, port markets and inland distribution hubs. The company and its subsidiaries operate from nine offices in the U.S. and London.
Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Very few cities in the world offer such multi-sector strength, depth of talent and a driving economic and financial engine.
The world leader for commercial real estate intelligence, CoStar Group’s comprehensive database of commercial real estate information offers an unmatched array of tools for evaluating, analyzing and marketing commercial property across all types and asset classes.
DCT Industrial is a proven leader in industrial real estate, offering best-in-class ownership, acquisition, leasing, development and management of approximately 73 million square feet with a laser focus on the United States. Everything DCT does is driven by a genuine desire to exceed expectations. We constantly strive to be more creative, more engaged, and more responsive—delivering value and doing the right thing, every step of the way. It’s how we’re Building Trust.
IDI Gazeley is one of the world’s leading investors and developers of logistics real estate with combined ownership or interests in holdings valued at $4.4 billion. With more than 260 million square feet of sustainable warehouse space developed for more than 900 customers in major markets and transport routes around the world, our collective vision is to be the leading global logistics property company with a passion for service and excellence.
Impark is one of North America’s most experienced parking management companies with 2500+ facilities across 35 regions and 300,000+ monthly parkers. We offer fully integrated parking solutions including equipment procurement, facility maintenance, and wayfinding design. Impark optimizes the value of parking assets by employing programs tailored to meet each facility’s unique requirements.
Lehigh Valley is the 68th largest metropolitan region in the United States, with a $34.3 billion GDP that is larger than that of 104 nations, and is located 60 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City.
Morguard is a fully integrated real estate company. We own, manage, and invest in high-quality, well-located, geographically diversified assets in North America. We have significant investment and management capabilities in multiple asset classes across real estate, equites and fixed income securities. This breadth of diversity supports a reliable and growing cash flow for Morguard and our institutional clients.
Slate Asset Management L.P. is a leading real estate investment platform with $3.0 billion of assets under management. Slate is a significant sponsor of all its private and publicly-traded investment vehicles, which are tailored to the unique goals and objectives of its investment partners. Visit slateam.com to learn more.
Baker Tilly is the full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with you and your business through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. We speak your language and identify with your goals to consistently deliver solutions that are just right for you. Experienced professionals who know you and your world, Baker Tilly brings skill, integrity, and energy to every client relationship.
BNSF's rail network spans 32,500 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. We transport the products and materials that help feed, clothe, supply and power communities. And, we move those goods more safely and efficiently, on significantly less fuel, and with fewer emissions than all-highway alternatives.
Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, and is one of the largest, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the nation. Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), Brandywine owns, leases and manages an urban, town center and suburban office portfolio.
With a population of 523,911 Brampton is the 9th largest city in Canada and the 3rd largest in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Brampton has impressive business growth rates, low annual operating and living costs and is a peaceful, safe community. Experience what Brampton’s people-powered economy can do for you.
Clarion Partners is a leading real estate investment manager with 11 offices in major markets throughout the United States, São Paulo, Brazil and London, England, and a presence in Mexico. With $31.9 billion in total assets under management, Clarion Partners offers real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to its institutional investors. Clarion Partners industrial platform consists of $6.3 billion in assets under management in the United States, Mexico, and Brazil.
Duke Realty is a vertically integrated commercial real estate provider offering a wide spectrum of services including ownership, leasing, management, development and construction of industrial, medical office and office buildings. Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) owns and manages more than 154.6 million square feet of high-quality bulk industrial, suburban office, and medical office properties located in more than 22 top-tier markets nationwide.
A leading international law firm, Fasken Martineau traces its roots to the mid-1800s. Founded through the merger of regional Canadian icons in 2000, today it has nine offices and over 770 lawyers across Canada, UK, France and South Africa.
Geopac is a nationally renowned specialty contractor, offering proven expertise in the design and execution of ground improvement as a cost saving alternative to traditional piling solutions or engineered fill. Geopac has extensive experience in supporting residential, commercial and industrial buildings on poor soils.
Liberty Property Trust is one of the nation’s leading owners, managers, and developers of superior industrial and office properties. Liberty has provided cutting-edge real estate solutions, expert property management, and high-performance space for more than 40 years, and currently owns and manages a portfolio of 105 million square feet.
Powers Brown Architecture is a professional services firm practicing architecture, interior design and urban design. The firm, with offices across the country, has built a reputation for specialized design and technical superiority, producing award-winning work and gaining recognition from local, regional and national organizations.
Wells Fargo has built the strongest commercial real estate finance platform in the industry. Our transactions include all sizes, property types, and locations nationwide. As a real estate lender who focuses on developing and maintaining strong relationships, we have the ability to meet all your needs with our full spectrum of commercial real estate services, including lending, servicing, advisory, intermediary, and structured solutions.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is one of Canada’s top business law firms with an integrated network of 11 offices worldwide. Blakes has one of the largest commercial real estate practices in Canada. Our lawyers’ breadth of knowledge of the Canadian commercial real estate market lets us offer seamless service on a complete spectrum of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, development and leasing across Canada.
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited is one of North America’s largest owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate. Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office, retail and mixed-use properties in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds.
The knowledge economy is a human race – the competition between the best companies in the world for the brightest minds in business, science, technology and all manner of industry. Mississauga is where leading companies win that competition.
Fiera Properties is a real estate investment manager (>$1 billion AUM). Investors include pension funds, foundations, endowments, and high net worth individuals. Fiera Properties manages an open-ended Canadian CORE fund, segregated accounts, and is currently launching a GTA-based Opportunity fund.
Single point of contact for all your local, national and international real estate needs.
GWL Realty Advisors is a leading real estate investment advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional clients. The company manages more than $16.6 billion in assets and has $1.0 billion under construction across Canada.
HFF operates out of 22 offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry.
InHouse, Inc. a subsidiary of Nationwide Appraisal Services (NAS) provides both Commercial and Residential Appraisal Management Software. The award-winning technology enables lenders to manage all commercial vendors with one system of record including: appraisals, engineering and environmental reports.
KSS Architects is an award-wining architectural design firm with offices in Princeton, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our clients are leaders in their fields, representing the best in business, industry, education, development, culture, and community. KSS has a staff of near 60 dedicated professionals, passionate about creating stimulating environments that cultivate positive, meaningful and lasting change.
McLean & Kerr LLP is a full service Toronto law firm with an experienced commercial real estate and leasing practice group and a commercial litigation group that acts on a wide variety of transactions and litigation involving purchases, sales, financings and leasing of commercial properties in Canada.
McMillan LLP is a modern and ambitious business law firm serving public, private and not-for-profit clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally.
The Onni Group is one of North America’s leading private real estate developers with extensive experience designing, developing, building and managing innovative projects. As a fully integrated company that directly oversees every step in the development process, Onni has built over 6,000 homes in the past decade. In addition, the company owns and manages 5 million square feet of commercial property and over 4,600 rental apartment units. With offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Mexico, Onni continues to expand and diversify into new markets throughout North America.
Oxford Properties Group is a global platform for real estate Investment, Development and Management, with over 1,750 employees and over $34 billion of assets under management.
We thrive on creativity and deliver on our promise of “Innovative Thinking. Practical Results.” With a network of offices in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, our clients benefit from convenient access to RJC's top professionals in every centre, and the combined resources of a leading national organization. We mobilize the expertise that exists throughout the company and apply it to projects around the world.
Trammell Crow Company, founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired nearly 2,600 buildings valued at nearly $60 billion and over 540 million square feet. TCC has professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States and serves the users of and investors in, office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multi-family and mixed use projects.
Ware Malcomb is an international, award-winning design firm offering architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, and branding services to corporate and commercial real estate clients. The firm specializes in industrial distribution, office, retail, healthcare, science and technology, restaurant and auto projects.
WZMH Architects is an internationally recognized, Toronto based, architectural practice that has been responsible for large scale landmark projects built around the globe. Since its inception in 1961, WZMH has built a reputation on innovative design, technical expertise and dynamic leadership.
Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, California, and serves clients worldwide.
About Allegion™ Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a $2 billion global pioneer in the field of safety and security. We keep people safe, wherever they are, bringing together simple solutions and emerging technology. Allegion comprises more than 25 of the world’s leading brands, employs 8,000 people and sells products in more than 120 countries across the world.
The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is a leading real property valuation association with over 5,000 members. AIC Designated Members are highly qualified, respected professionals who provide unbiased appraisal, review, consulting and reserve fund planning services on all types of properties within their areas of competence.
ARGUS is the leading provider of software solutions for analyzing and managing the value of real estate investments. Our project feasibility analysis program, ARGUS Developer, enables users to model cash flows, conduct sensitivity analysis and create complex financing structures to gain a complete understanding of the risks and returns of each development project.
Providing a competitive business edge, the County of Brant is your ideal investment choice. Our serviced land availability, low cost of doing business, skilled labour force and a highly accessible location provides unparalleled strategic advantages.
DroneBase provides high-quality aerial photography and video for commercial real estate teams, on-demand, anywhere in the world. We currently work with marketing teams at some of the largest CRE firms to get standardized outputs of all of their properties. Try us at Dronebase.com!
Ontario, Canada is 13 million people strong, and located in the heart of the $19-trillion NAFTA marketplace. We are home to one of the most highly skilled, diverse and multicultural populations in the world, where 65% of adults have completed post-secondary education. We have corporate income tax rates nearly 13 percent lower than the U.S., along with attractive R&D tax incentives and the lowest overall business costs in the G7.
Ontario has vibrant sectors including aerospace, automotive, financial services, IT, life sciences, cleantech and mining. We take a collaborative, one-window approach to providing the insights needed for key business decisions while making your site selection process easier and faster with our Investment Ready Certified Site Program.
Ontario is a region where innovative thinking allows new ideas to flourish. With dynamic markets and continual growth, it’s where talented, creative people are pioneering the latest concepts and products. We create the conditions for success by being your proactive partner.
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Hightower is the leading commercial leasing management platform that enables brokers and owners to better conduct their end-to-end leasing workflow. Hightower’s intuitive platform enables CRE professionals to collaborate with their teams, manage important files, and update deals all in real-time from the web or their mobile devices.
INTECH Risk Management is a leading provider of independent risk and insurance advisory services. As pioneers of the Risk Management industry in Canada, INTECH is one of the most influential companies in the Real Estate and Construction industry. This unique independent position enables us to consistently deliver cost-effective, customized solutions to clients around the globe. INTECH provides impartial, thorough and experienced advise you can trust.
Madison SPECS performs engineer-based Cost Segregation studies nationally. Cost segregation increases cash flow and creates an income tax benefit by accelerating the depreciation deductions on commercial property. Our no-cost, up-front, feasibility analysis lets you and your accountant make an informed, value based decision.
NTrust is a technology company that provides both services and software to Owner/Developers, Landlords, REITs and Family Offices. Services include Lease Accounting, Lease Administration, Lease Abstraction, A/P A/R Processing and Due Diligence work. NTrust is fully certified.
The Ontario East Economic Development Commission connects you with over 200 communities to identify opportunities and remove barriers to secure new investment and business growth throughout Eastern Ontario. Explore our investment-ready communities and business support networks. Choosing Ontario East is easy!
Peikko is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make the customers’ building process faster, easier and more reliable.
Realogic provides software & consulting to the commercial real estate industry. Products include Realogic Tools®, an Excel add-in for analysis & reporting of ARGUS Valuation-DCF® data, Realogic Budget® (web-based budgeting & reforecasting), and Realogic Abstract® (web-based abstracting & lease administration).
ROOFLIFTERS is an innovative company that rejuvenates older buildings by raising their existing roofs for vertical expansion. Increasing the value of commercial properties across North America for over 25 years. ROOFLIFTERS, efficient, fast, and affordable.
Our main clients are 3 types: Developers, Industrial end users, and Investors. We specialize in the economics and sale of the most desirable urban land, primarily in Edmonton.
Space Technology Inc. LIFTS THE EXISTING ROOF of an industrial building, intact, to two or three times its original height. Converts obsolete, low-clearance buildings into valuable, high-cube assets. Free estimates, nationwide.
TRILEAF is a nationwide environmental services company, providing targeted environmental services to commercial lenders and commercial real estate firms. TRILEAF provides timely and cost effective Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA), Transaction Screen Assessment (TSA), Preliminary Phase I, Phase I and II ESAs, asbestos and lead assessments.
View the Space (VTS) is a cloud-based leasing and portfolio management platform that provides brokers and owners with real-time access to everything happening throughout their portfolio. Tailor made to streamline the entire leasing process, the platform provides tracking and analytics across live, active deal flow.