Apartment Leadership for Canada

905-331-5700

8:00 AM

Breakfast/Registration

9:00 AM

Introduction: Student Housing Development Opportunities Across Canada

  • How Waterloo built 9,000 beds off campus, and what Canadian cities can learn from this.
  • Working with colleges & universities – P3 Relationships, Hints, Tips, and Pitfalls.

Speakers:
Derek Lobo, CEO and Broker of Record, SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage
Ryan Mounsey, Senior Planner, City of Waterloo
Richard Simm, Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc.
Wayne Steffler, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo

10:00 AM

How to Develop Student Housing

  • Student Housing enters a new phase in Canada, how big is the opportunity?
  • What colleges & universities need to know about developers and investors.
  • Why this sector is attractive for investors?
  • Is there risk in this sector that results in a higher cost of capital?
  • Should a “newbie” develop new or buy existing – why?
  • Positive and negative signs on the horizon.

Speakers:
Armand Charbonneau, Diamond Realty Investments Inc. (Irving, Texas)
Greg Blais, Ambling University Development Group (Valdosta, Georgia)
Ryan Mounsey, Development Services, Senior Planner, City of Waterloo
Brad McGill, Student Housing Specialist, SVN Rock Advisors Inc.

11:00 AM

Cutting Edge Student Housing Design

  • Design, Development and Construction Trends in student housing for 2013.
  • Amenities for the current student housing population.
  • Examples of the latest new student housing projects in the U.S.

Speaker:
Mark Humphreys, Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P. (Dallas, Texas)

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

How to Finance Student Housing: On-Campus and Off-Campus

  • Financing Student Housing on and off-campus – CMHC or Conventional.

Speakers:
Richard Simm, Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc.
Paula Gasparro, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. (CMHC)
Sandy Harrington, IC Funding Financial Corporation

2:00 PM

Strategies for Leasing and Managing Student Housing

  • How municipalities deal with Student Housing.
  • What makes owning/managing a student housing property different from conventional apartments.
  • Working with the University.
  • Effective leasing strategies when dealing with students.
  • Risk management/best practices for operators of student housing.

Speakers:
Melinda Farmer, Canadian Campus Communities (CCC) (Austin, Texas)
Glen Weppler, University of Waterloo
Ho Tek, Domus Student Housing Inc. (Waterloo)
Joseph Hoffer, Cohen Highley LLP
Steve Ballantyne, Neighbourhood Buzz Inc.

3:00 PM

Develop an Action Plan to Build, Finance and Lease Student Housing

 

Speaker:
Derek Lobo, CEO & Broker of Record, SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage

4:00 PM

Adjournment

7:30 AM

Breakfast/Registration

8:30 AM

Introduction: Where are the Opportunities for New Construction Across Canada?

 

Speaker:
Derek Lobo, CEO & Broker of Record, SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage, Canada

9:00 AM

Building Apartments in Canadian Cities

  • What will it take to ignite New Apartment Construction in Canada’s major cities?
  • What can cities and developers do to facilitate New Apartment Construction?

Speakers:
Eleanor McAteer, City of Toronto
Rollin Stanley, City of Calgary
Darryl McCullough, formerly 0f SVN Rock Advisors Inc.

10:00 AM

How to Finance New Construction

  • Construction financing
  • Take out
  • Valuing the buildings, CMHC – should you use?
  • Strategies for financing New Apartment Construction

Speakers:
Paula Gasparro, Canada Motgage & Housing Corp. (CMHC)
Jeremy Wedgbury, First National Financial LP
Ryan Buzzell, RBC Real Estate Markets

11:00 AM

Affordable Housing In a Free Market

  • How we as an Industry can influence and develop free market affordable housing.
  • Q&A – embracing the power in the room.

Moderator:
Jim Dimanis, SVN Rock Advisors Inc.

Panel:
Mark Humphreys, Humphreys & Partners Architects LP (Dallas, Texas)
Eugene Jones Jr., Toronto Community Housing
Rick Graf, Pinnacle Family of Companies (Addison, Texas)
Darryl McCullough, formerly of SVN Rock Advisors Inc.
Randy Ferguson, Strategic Group (Calgary)

12:00 PM

Lunch

Guest Speaker:

The Voice of the Industry

Vince Brescia – Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO)

1:00 PM

Trends in New Apartment Design

  • Unprecedented growth in new apartment demand and construction in Canada and the U.S.
  • Overview of some of the latest new projects in the U.S.
  • Latest apartment trends based on demand, construction cost, and return on investment from the architect’s perspective.

Speakers:
Mark Humphreys, Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P. (Dallas, Texas)
Jonathan Holtzman, Village Green Companies (Farmington Hills, Michigan)

2:00 PM

Developing New Apartments – Construction Costs & Planning

  • Building science issues and construction costs
  • Wood vs. Concrete Construction
  • Urban vs. Suburban
  • Optimal unit sizes, micro units
  • Green initiatives

Moderator:
Alan Greenberg, The Minto Group

Panel:
Brian Chamberlain, Chamberlain Architect Services Ltd.
Brian McCauley, Concert Properties Ltd. (Vancouver, BC)
Paul Zemla, Bentall Kennedy
Chris Pidgeon, Green, Scheels, Pidgeon Group Inc.

3:00 PM

Property Management and Lease-Up Strategies

  • Cutting Edge Property Management for New Apartment Construction
  • Should you offer concession during lease up?
  • Pre-leasing Strategies & Social Marketing
  • How to set rents during lease-up & yield management

Speakers:
Jonathan Holtzman, Village Green Companies (Farmington Hills, Michigan)
Rick Graf, Pinnacle Family of Companies (Addison, Texas)
Martin Tovey, Minto Group of Companies
Steve Ballantyne, Neighbourhood Buzz Inc.
Randy Ferguson, Strategic Group (Calgary)

4:00 PM

Develop an Action Plan to Build, Finance and Lease New Apartments

Speaker:
Derek Lobo, CEO & Broker of Record, SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage

5:00 PM

Adjournment

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