Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Hosts Annual Summit of the Americas - Toronto 2014

Toronto Mayoral Candidate John Tory to Speak

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Hosts Annual 'Summit of the Americas' – Toronto 2014
Sunday, May 4 - Tuesday May 6, 2014
1 Harbour Sq, Toronto

TORONTO, April 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Journalists are invited to the leading international real estate event in the region showcasing senior Canadian and international leaders, including Toronto Mayoral Candidate John Tory, BMO Financial Group Chief Economist Douglas Porter, Brookfield Office Properties' CEO Jan Sucharda, and leading speakers from CPPIB, Ivanhoe Cambridge, CBRE, Altus Group, Cadillac Fairview, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Organizing Committee.

450 senior industry professionals will gather for two days of discussions on key issues, such as the housing market, infrastructure, the Pan Am Games, pension fund investment and new retail, industrial and office developments. A welcome reception will be held on the evening of Sunday, May 4.

Key highlights of the event feature:

Monday, May 5
9:00-9:30am – Toronto Mayoral Candidate John Tory to deliver keynote on What Makes a Great City in the 21st Century? – photo opportunities and media q+a immediately afterwards.
9:30-9:50am – BMO Financial Group Chief Economist Douglas Porter to deliver keynote on Economic Trends, Capital Flows and the Americas Market
1:00-1:45pm – Keynote address on Delivering the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games from Jason Fellen, Senior Director of Capital Projects, Toronto 2015 Organizing Committee

Tuesday, May 6
7:45-8:30am – Launch of the quarterly Canadian Construction Market Sentiment Survey (embargoed copy to be issued on Friday May 2nd)
9:30-10:30am – Plenary Session on Institutional Investment, featuring contributions from some of the largest real estate investors in the Americas (CPPIB, Dundee REIT, Morguard and Union Real Estate Investment GmbH)
11:00-12:30pm – Residential Market Horizon Scanning with, among others, the SVP of Development at Cadillac Fairview
12:30-1:45pm – Plenary session on Capital Markets across the Americas
Please see the full Agenda-at-a-Glance , with more details on the speakers listed here:

Sarah M Harrell

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