October 21, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Registration & Welcome Lunch
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM | Opening Remarks
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM | Opening Keynote: The World in 2025 & Real Estate Around the Globe
Sustainability of the global real estate industry has been greatly threatened by the increasingly volatile geopolitical climate. Although the future is never certain, global political instability has become the primary concern for investors around the world. Join us for our opening keynote as we hear from the leading industry experts predict where the commercial real estate market will go as we approach 2025:
- Discover how to navigate the current geopolitical climate across the various geographic regions
- Global deal flow and transaction trends to have on your radar as we approach 2025
- Developed vs emerging markets, harnessing the best opportunities of both options
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM | Refreshment Break | Business Meetings
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM | Demographic Trends & Economic Forecast for Major Markets
Demographic shifts in the full time working population will have an enormous impact on the global real estate market. A rise in individuals working full time and aged over 65, female or under immigration status will greatly tilt the balance between urban and ex-urban living arrangements.
- An update on the economic forecast for major markets
- How will the demographic shifts change the evolving workplace?
- What impact will it have on the current real estate market?
Moderator: Chad Gleason, Managing Director - Pentavirate
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Refreshment Break | Business Meetings
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM | Breakout Discussions
(A) Industrial Spotlight: Will it Remain the Darling of CRE Sectors? The industrial sector has held a special place within the CRE sectors for the past few years. Join our breakout session as we dissect the industrial sector, deep dive, into the cap rate trends and forecast what will happen next to the darling of the CRE sectors.
(B) Unlocking the Global Value of Multi-Family Opportunities Multi-Family opportunities have enormous potential in driving future value on a global scale. Significant changes in location preferences, amenities and technology will inevitably shift global investments, but how can you stay ahead of the curve?
(C) Infrastructure & Transportation Overwhelming interest from the commercial real estate sector in infrastructure and transportation has blossomed in the last year. With trillions of investment being pumped into the market for upgrades and rebuilding, there will be plenty of opportunities as we approach 2020. New and exciting projects for infrastructure investors are multiplying, but what should your priorities?
(D) Operational Real Estate Evolution of the real estate market has beckoned in an era of alternative plays. From data centres and health-care facilities to student housing and senior facilities, there is an abundance of choices that signal a good return on investment.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Cocktail Reception
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Welcome Dinner
October 22, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM | Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Investment & Capital Markets Outlook 2020 : Core, Tertiary and Alternative Plays
The maturation of core commercial real estate sectors has increasingly driven real estate professionals to explore gateways markets vs secondary growth markets.
- What considerations should you make when exploring these unlocked markets?
- Where should you invest for the greatest return on investment?
- How are current investment and capital market dynamics affecting strategies and business targets?
Moderator: Steve Pumper, Executive Managing Partner, Transwestern
Phil McAndrews, Head of Real Estate Equity, Aegon Asset Management
Brian Watkins, Managing Director, Head of Acquisitions, Clarion Partners
Thom Polson, Director of Investment - Pentavirate
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM | Refreshment Break | Business Meetings
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | Impact of US Tax Reform, Brexit, Trade Negotiations with China, and Recent Political Shifts
Volatile geo-political climates have escalated the need to make urgent, but precise decisions, in order to outmaneuver these turbulences and navigate impending changes around tax, trade, and Brexit.
- Political commentary and regulatory update
- What impact will these shifts have on the real estate industry?
- Identifying the exact areas of risk for your strategy
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Refreshment Break | Business Meetings
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Transaction Talks: The Art of Deal-making in Net Lease & Fast Moving Markets
Explore the best practices for orchestrating the optimum cross border deals to achieve your goals. In this session, hear the lessons learned from our expert case study speaker on the following areas of deal-making:
- Where are the metrics/markets heading?
- How to make fast but right decisions and deals / sale-leasebacks
- Finessing your deal-making in fast-moving markets
Moderator: Arvi Luoma, Managing Director, Head of European Investments - W. P. Carey
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM | Breakout Discussions
(A) Smart Growth Strategies in Today’s High Priced Markets Rising prices within the real estate market inevitably require a more tactfully engineered strategy in order to grow within a crowded market. In this session, discover smart ways to reset risk, identify opportunities and unlock value from M&A activity:
- Resetting risk tolerances
- Finding value in a vast market
(B) How Tech & Innovation Will Change CRE As We Know It Streamlining Streaming the operational and financial aspects of CRE will enable businesses to identify risk and reward faster than ever before. Emerging technologies and innovations will change CRE forever, but with a bounty of new opportunities at your disposal, we’ll deep dive into the top tips for utilizing these technologies.
- Operations and financing of CRE technologies
- Emerging technologies that have the potential to revolutionize CRE
- Drive greater value from your CRE technologies
(C) Occupier Side –What are they looking and how it applies to owners/investors Deep dive into the mindset of the occupier to understand what they look for in the real estate market and how you can stand out from the crowd. Discover how this applied to investors and owners and develop a robust strategy for meeting the needs of the modern investor.