Retail & Apartments

Pre-ICSC Seminar

September 21, 2020

New Apartment Construction & Development Seminar For Retail

Today, developing new rental apartments in lively neighbourhoods where residents live a short walk from shops, restaurants, and other services, is most developer’s dream scenario.

In urban and semi-urban locations, all municipalities want developers to create retail on the street front.  Local zoning officials — who often decide whether or not apartment developers can move ahead with their projects — encourage or mandate developers to include retail space in their new buildings.

Apartment renters have a proven desire to live in bustling neighbourhoods, near amenities like restaurants, bars, shops, and grocery stores. What’s more, renters gladly pay higher rents to live within a block or two of a grocery store, for example.

When a mixed-use project is done properly, people want to live and work there because of the community amenities, particularly retail and food and beverage. But it works both ways: when you add the residential component, the retail performs better than average. The components combine, so when a mixed-use project goes to market, investors think about strong multifamily, office, and retail cap rates. But, the real value is that you are applying strong cap rates against better cash flows.

Hosted by SVN Rock Advisors, this seminar will provide a strong focus on how you can benefit from the current rush to build multifamily apartments. We offer a variety of seminars throughout the year, with a focus on the local market and/or the other asset classes developers are already experienced in.

This seminar is part of our larger seminar series, along with our free webinar series, and our in-depth symposium, to give developers as much information as possible to help guide them regardless of their prior experience or knowledge of purpose-built rental apartment development.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation and modifications must be advised by email to and include your name and confirmation number.

Modifications & Substitutions

After Sept. 9, registration modifications or substitutions will be subject to an administrative fee of $75. This fee will also apply to modifications on site.

Cancellations & Refunds

Registration cancellations received on or before Sept. 9 will be refunded 80% of all fees paid. After Sept. 9, refunds will not be made for cancellations or no-shows.


Please note that speakers and program are subject to change to without notice.

By attending this event, you may be the subject of still photography or videography which is used by SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage for purposes of promoting future events. By attending, you agree to grant SVN Rock Advisors Inc., Brokerage the right to use your likeness in any photographic or video coverage of the event.

By registering for this event you agree to all of the above policies.

International Attendees

Visa Information & Letters of Invitation

Pertaining to the New Apartment Construction conferences and workshops in Canada; SVN Rock does not issue formal Visa invitation letters, supporting letters, nor correspond with embassies regarding entrance to the country or attendance at the selected event. An administration fee of $175 is applicable to each registration which is non-refundable. To register, please contact Tanya Mohammed with credit card details, include a photocopy of your passport verification page, both sides of your credit card and fax to 905-319-2528. Thank you for your interest and understanding.

Electronic Travel Authorization – Visa Exempt Foreign Nationals

As of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA. However, from March 15, 2016 until Fall 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. During this time, border services officers can let travellers arriving without an eTA into the country, as long as they meet the other requirements to enter CanadaFind answers to your questions about the leniency period.


Please call 905-331-5700 x 217 or email