goREAL 2019 - Private Equity Real Estate

Deep dive into North American private equity real estate via the goREAL platform. This annual gathering of innovative and influential real estate leaders and investors offers one of a kind, intimate setting for industry stakeholders to address transformational market shifts as well as key economic, socio-demographic and technology trends impacting short/long-term investment decision-making. With a full day agenda covering a range of core topics on property markets, strategies across asset types, portfolio optimization, dealflow, fundraising, co-investments, deal structuring and transaction risk management, goREAL serves as a vibrant platform for sharing cutting edge solutions, sourcing capital and off-market deals, and cultivating effective relationships with peers and investors.


AGENDA

goREAL 2019 - Thursday, May 23

Actionable content by and for private capital leaders

Please visit this page regularly for updates to the program.

Registration

Coffee, tea, refreshments

Chair's Welcome

Opening Remarks

Investment Outlook 2020: Where will future opportunities come from?

Keynote Panel 

  • Ted Willcoks – Global Head of Asset Management, Real Estate, Manulife Real Estate
  • Stephen Price - President & Chief Executive Officer, Graywood Developments

 Moderator: 

  • Jim Clayton – Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, York University

PERE Fund Strategies for Profitability and Growth

Panel 

  • Sasha Cucuz – CEO at Greybrook Securities, Partner at Greybrook Capital
  • Erika Gucfa - Investment Director, Private Markets, Product Strategy & Solutions - Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Steven Marino – Senior Vice-President, Portfolio Management, GWL Realty Advisors

Moderator: Charles Dillingham – former Vice President, Portfolio Management, Morguard Financial; Senior Vice President, HOOPP

Development Land: Market dynamics, trends in land value and acquisitions

Market Insights

  • Mike Czestochowski – Executive Vice President, Advisory & Transaction Services, Land Services, CBRE

Networking Break

Coffee, tea, refreshments

Aligning Development with Emerging Market Realities: Implications for builders and investors

Panel

  • Sean Ford – Managing Partner, Dancor Construction and Development
  • David Hamilton – Chief Development Officer, Graywood Group
  • Frank Margani – Executive Director, Mortgage Investments, KingSett Capital

Moderator: Toby Wu – Senior Vice President, Development, Eastern Canada QuadReal Property Group 

Optimizing Value for Multifamily Assets across the Investment Cycle

Session: TBA

  • Evan Kirsh – President, Starlight U.S. Multi-Family
  • Jaime McKenna – Chief Investment Officer, The Minto Group (tent conf)
  • Karim N. Nanji - President and CEO, Sutter Hill Group of Companies (tent conf)

Moderator: TBA

Networking Lunch

 

 

Student Housing - A Growing Property Asset Class

Sector Spotlight

  • Sanjil Shah - CFO and Partner, Alignvest Management Corporation

Maximizing returns and long-term value in CRE investments (office and industrial)

Panel

  • Emily Hanna – Partner, Investments, Crown Realty Partners
  • Jonathan Pearce - Executive Vice President, Leasing, Office & Industrial, North America - Ivanhoé Cambridge (tbc)
  • Speaker 3 - TBA

Moderator: TBA

Re-inventing Retail: Strategies for higher occupancy rates and yields

Presentation + Fireside Chat

  • John Crombie – Real Estate Executive (formerly with Triovest, Cushman & Wakefiled, Oxford Properties) - tbc
  • Jeff Ross – Senior Vice President, Leasing & Tenant Coordination, RioCan

Networking Break

Coffee, tea, refreshments

Capital raise, deal-structuring and co-investments

LP Perspectives

  • Sandy Poklar – COO and Managing Director, Capital Markets & Strategic Development, Firm Capital Corp.
  • Stephen Doyle – Chairman, Worldwide Properties Inc. (Private Equity – Family Office)
  • Paul Chin – Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Moderator: Amar Nijjar – CEO, R2

DealRoom & Networking

Session details forthcoming


SPEAKERS - goREAL 2019

Authoritative voices in North American Private Equity Real Estate

We are presently recruiting speakers for goREAL 2019. Please visit this page regularly for updates.

Ted Willcoks – Global Head of Asset Management, Real Estate, Manulife Real Estate
Ted Willcocks leads the development and implementation of the real estate strategy, overseeing portfolio management, asset management and development functions
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Jim Clayton – Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business,
Jim Clayton was appointed Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the newly established Brookfield
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Stephen Price – President & Chief Executive Officer, Graywood Developments
Stephen provides overall leadership to the Company. He is responsible for developing and managing the implementation of Graywood’s operating and
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Steven Marino – Senior Vice-President, Portfolio Management, GWL Realty Advisors
Steven is responsible for the overall management and performance of two open-end, segregated funds and several direct investment accounts. Steven
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Jeff Ross – Senior Vice President, Leasing & Tenant Coordination, RioCan
Bio coming soon
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Sean Ford – Managing Partner, Dancor Construction and Development
As the managing partner of Dancor Construction Limited, Canada’s premier full-service construction management firm, Sean Ford’s philosophy is simple: “We
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Charles Dillingham – former Vice President, Portfolio Management, Morguard Financial; Senior Vice President, HOOPP
Bio coming soon
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Sandy Poklar – COO and Managing Director, Capital Markets & Strategic Development, Firm Capital Corp.
Sandy Poklar has been the COO and Managing Director, Capital Markets & Strategic Development of Firm Capital Corporation since June
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Paul Chin – Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Otéra Capital
Paul Chin is Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Otéra Capital. He has over 28 years of experience
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Erika Gucfa – Investment Director, Private Markets, Product Strategy & Solutions, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Erika is an Investment Director – Private Markets in the Product Strategy & Solutions team of Aberdeen Standard Investments and
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Sasha Cucuz – CEO at Greybrook Securities, Partner at Greybrook Capital
Sasha is a partner at Greybrook and CEO of Greybrook Securities, where he directs Greybrook’s capital markets activities across the
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Stephen P. Doyle – Chairman, Worldwide Properties Inc. (Family Office)
Stephen Doyle owns and manages his own $250 Million portfolio of retail and commercial real estate investments in Canada, Europe
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Sanjil Shah – CFO and Partner, Alignvest Management Corporation
Sanjil Shah is the Chief Financial Officer and a Founding Partner of Alignvest Management Corporation. Mr. Shah is also the
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Evan Kirsh – President, Starlight U.S. Multi-Family
Evan Kirsh joined Starlight Investments in January 2013 as the President of Starlight U.S. Multi-Family. Evan has more than 25
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Emily Hanna – Partner, Investments, Crown Realty Partners
Bio coming soon
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Frank Margani – Executive Director, Mortgage Investments, KingSett Capital
Frank Margani is the Executive Director, Mortgage Investments at KingSett Capital, Canada’s leading private equity real estate investment business co-investing
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Mike Czestochowski – Executive Vice President, Advisory & Transaction Services, Land Services, CBRE
Mike Czestochowski is recognized as a leading specialist in the disposition of development land within the Greater Toronto Area and
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Toby Wu – Senior Vice President, Development, East, QuadReal
Toby Wu, CFA, joined QuadReal as Senior Vice President, Development, East in February 2017. In this role, he focuses on
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More speakers coming
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David Hamilton
David has overall leadership responsibilities for Graywood’s development project management activities. David currently leads the development of over 3,500 units
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