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2017 Annual Convention – Montréal

Date & Time September 24, 2017 - September 27, 2017
Venue Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W Montréal , QC Canada

Schedule of Events

† Ticketed event  * Closed event

Sunday, September 24


Development Tour: Montréal Embraces Major Public-Private Infrastructure and Real Estate Projects †

A combination bus and walking Tour.

6:00P-8:00P Welcome Reception†

Au Sommet Place Ville Marie

Monday, September 25

7:15A-8:00A Opening Breakfast
7:15A-8:15A New Member Orientation Breakfast *
8:15A-8:30A Welcome Address
Chair’s Award Presentation
Scott Muldavin, CRE, 2017 Chair of the Board
8:30A-9:30A Keynote Opening: Welcome to Montréal!

Introductions: Michel Couillard, CRE, President, CEO, Busac Real Estate

Speakers:  The Honorable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal; Éric Filion, Vice President – Customers, Hydro-Québec Distribution; and Stéphane Paquet, Vice-President, Investment Greater Montréal, Montréal International

9:45A-11:00A Making Infrastructure Happen: Public-Private Partnerships

Speakers: Dominic Chalifoux, Vice President & Senior Asset Operations Manager, Axium; Daniel Fariña, OHL – Executive Director, Project Co – CHUM; and Christophe Petit, President & Managing Partner; Star America Infrastructure Partners

Moderator: Sekhar Angepat, Managing Director and Co-Head, Infrastructure Finance, RBC Capital Markets

11:15A-12:30P Retail Industry – In Crisis?

SpeakersMarie-Andrée Boutin, Vice-President Real Estate & Store Planning, Aldo Group; Raymond Cirz, CRE, EVP Valuations, Integra Realty Resources; Stefan Feuerriegel, Ph.D., CRE, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (Germany) LLP; Jean-François Grenier, Principal and Senior Director, Retail Development & Research, Altus Group; and Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE, Member, Directory Board, bulwiengesa AG

Moderator: Nicholas Chatzitsolis, CRE, Managing Director, Axies S.A. (Part of CBRE Affiliate Network)

12:45P-2:15P Welcome Luncheon
Introduction of New Members and Guest Speaker
Pierre-Denis Leroux, Esq., CRE, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLPGuest Speaker: Dr. Sunny Handa, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
12:45P-2:15P Past Chairs’ Luncheon*
2:30P-3:45P The Counselors of Real Estate Foundation*
2:30P-3:45P Hospitality: Current Trends & Issues

Speakers: Giuliano Gasparini, CRE, Senior Manager, Hospitality and Leisure Asset Management, Aldar Properties; Alam Pirani, Executive Managing Director, Hotels, Colliers International; Monique Rosszell, Managing Director, Toronto, HVS; and Roz Winegrad, Area Vice President, Owner and Franchise Services, Marriott Hotels

Moderator: Suzanne Mellen, CRE, Senior Managing Director, HVS San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas

3:45P-4:45P Bylaws Committee
4:00P-5:00P Laying the Groundwork of Large-Scale Development

SpeakersClaude Marcotte, Vice President, Carbonleo; Bernard Poliquin, Senior Vice President, Ivanhoé Cambridge; and Brian Salpeter, Senior Vice President, Development, Cadillac Fairview

Moderator: Michal Kuzmicki, CRE, Vice Chairman, Brookfield Financial

5:00P-6:00P Chapter Activities Committee

Ethics Committee*

Membership Development & Retention Committee

6:30P-10:30P Chair’s Dinner

Le Mount Stephen Hotel

Tuesday, September 26

8:00A-9:30A Business Issues Forums
Choose from these four sessions:

  1. Business Opportunities (Limited to 25 CREs)
    • Discussion Leaders: Robert Griswold, CRE, President, Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc. and Joseph Neverauskas, CRE, Senior Vice President, Equus Capital Partners
  2. CRE Consulting Corps presents: Finding a New Vision—From Vacated Land and Building Decay to Redevelopment and Jobs
    • IntroductionsFrederick Campbell, CRE, President, CEO, The Cascade Group, LLC
    • Discussion LeadersW. Michael Couch, Executive Director, Central State Hospital LRA; William Norton, CRE, President, Norton Asset Management, Inc.; Sean Nugent, Chairman, Preston Redevelopment Agency; and H.E. “Skip” Preble, Jr., CRE, Managing Member, Land Analytics, LLC
  3. Future Real Estate Disruptors: Blockchain and Other Fintech Innovations
    • Discussion Leader: Geoffrey Kasselman, SIOR, LEED AP, Industrial Specialist, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank and Scott Muldavin, CRE, Senior Advisor, Delos
  4. Using Technology in the Courtroom or Boardroom
    • Discussion Leaders: Anthony DellaPelle, Esq., CRE, Shareholder/Partner, McKirdy, Riskin, Olson & DellaPelle PC; Jeffrey Hamill, Hamill Visual Specialists; Michael MaRous, CRE, President, MaRous & Company; and Christian Torgrimson, Esq., Managing Partner, Pursley Friese Torgrimson, LLP
9:30A-11:15A Strategic Planning Committee*
9:45A-10:45A The Global Economy & Real Estate Trends: Is Capital Following Growth?

Speaker: Mario Lefebvre, Vice President, Research – Global Real Estate Markets, Ivanhoé Cambridge and Spencer Levy, Americas Head of Research and Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

ModeratorPaige Mueller, CRE, Real Estate Consultant. Whitegate Real Estate Advisors

11:00A-12:15P How Cities Reinvent Themselves

SpeakersStephen Leeper, President & CEO, 3CDC (Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation); Sharon Madison, CEO, The Madison Companies, Detroit; and Thomas Murphy, Senior Fellow, ULI and former Mayor of Pittsburgh

ModeratorHugh Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, Special Advisor, Fordham University Real Estate Institute at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn

11:15A -12:15P Communications Committee

Invitation Advisory Committee*

12:30P -2:00P Member Luncheon
Presentation of the Landauer/White Award and the Committee Service Award
2:15P-3:30P Making Cities Work: Planning Innovations in Europe & North America

SpeakersMarie-Noёlle Brisson, CRE, Managing Partner, Thalia Development LLC; Theddi Wright Chappell, CRE, CEO, Sustainable Values, Inc.; Tomáš Ctibor, CRE, Owner/Managing Director, 4ct; and Sascha Kilb, Partner, Drees & Sommer

Moderator: Ralf-Peter Koschny, CRE, Member, Directory Board, bulwiengesa AG

3:45P-5:00P Lessons Learned: One on One interview with Daniel Fournier

Speaker:  Daniel Fournier, Chairman and CEO, Ivanhoé Cambridge

ModeratorBrydon Cruise, Chairman, Brookfield Financial

4:30P-6:30P Budget & Finance Committee*
5:00P-6:00P Consulting Corps Committee

International Committee

Real Estate Issues Editorial Board

6:00P-8:00P Farewell Reception

Wednesday, September 27

8:30A-10:15A Executive Committee*
10:30A-12:00P Board of Directors Meeting
12:00P-12:30P Annual Membership Meeting
Open to all CRE Members