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Our guest today is Greg Speirs. He is the Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management at Realstar, one of Canada’s largest private owner-operators of rental properties, with over 25,000 units coast-to-coast. Greg shares his experience working in real estate internationally prior to taking on the Canadian market. After, we hear Greg’s thoughts on…
 
Founder of The Valuegraphics Database, David Allison, is welcomed in this episode. He is best described as “The Human Behaviour Expert,” and these skills have formed the foundation of his company and what they do. The data that David and his company has collected is of great interest to anyone involved in real estate. He tells us about the values t…
 
Kevin Green, President of Greenwin, is our guest in today’s episode. Greenwin started off as a construction company in 1948 founded by Kevin’s grandfather. Now, they own and manage thousands of properties in Ontario and Quebec. We are taken through the fascinating 70 year history of Greenwin and the many pivots the company has made. Kevin talks abo…
 
Aaron and Adam are welcoming Andrew Joyner in today’s episode. He is the Managing Director of Tricon Residential, overseeing all Canadian apartment activities with a pipeline of 4200 units. Andrew has a wealth of experience in both the North American and European real estate markets. Tricon provides a unique perspective on the Toronto market, as th…
 
Adrian Rocca is the CEO of Fitzrovia Real Estate and joins us today for his second CRE Podcast appearance. The world has changed since Adrian was on the show in December, so he tells us how the pandemic has affected his business and projects. Though Adrian believes it will take years for the Canadian economy to get back to normal, he is optimistic …
 
Our guest today is Clifford Fraser, who is the Chief Business Development Officer at Equiton Inc. After working with several financial firms, he was brought on to Equiton when a close friend wanted his help in starting a real estate company. Equiton has unique ways of finding deals which allows them to avoid bidding wars with larger companies, so C…
 
Mike Czestochoski, Executive Vice President of CBRE, joins Aaron and Adam in this episode. He specializes in land, and has been buying and selling it for the last thirty-six years. Mike is here to discuss what to expect from GTA land in the near term and beyond. With such a long career, COVID-19 is certainly not the first market crash that Mike has…
 
Today’s episode brings us Brian Sutherland. He is the Industry Principal of Commercial at Yardi and started his own e-commerce company when he was sixteen years old. After getting tired of competing with Amazon, he sold his business and found a new career with Yardi. Based in Santa Barbara, California, Brian provides us with an American perspective…
 
Our guest today is Charlie Deeks, Chief Investment Officer at PIRET (Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust). PIRET is a Blackstone and Ivanhoe Cambridge portfolio company headquartered in Toronto. Industrial assets performed very well through COVID-19, so Charlie discusses this trend and talks about some deals his company has transacted during the pand…
 
Aaron and Adam are speaking with John Fox, Partner at Robins Appleby LLP, in this episode. He has a long-standing relationship working with both the public and private housing sectors on combating affordability issues. Because of John’s expertise, today’s episode focuses on affordable housing in the Greater Toronto Area. The guys discuss the time J…
 
Back with another Canadian Real Estate Forums webinar, Aaron and Adam welcome Blair Welch in this episode. He co-founded Slate Asset Management in 2005, which currently has $6.2 billion of assets under management in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Blair explains the three key areas that Slate looks at when considering the purchase of... The …
 
Laurie Payne, Vice President of Development at DiamondCorp, joins us in this episode. The company takes on development projects that others wouldn’t due to their complicated nature. DiamondCorp is best known for their expertise in land entitlement, which can be one of the most profitable but difficult stages of the development process. DiamondCorp …
 
Today’s episode is a Real Estate Forums webinar that Aaron and Adam recorded with Paul Finkbeiner. He is the EVP & Global Head of Real Estate at Great-West LIFECO. He oversees $27 billion in real estate assets and was previously the President of GWL Advisors for 18 years. We start off by hearing about Paul’s storied... The post Real Estate Forums P…
 
Today’s episode is a Real Estate Forums webinar that Aaron and Adam recorded with John Duda. He is the President of Collier International’s Real Estate Management Services across Canada, which provides property and asset management to $17 billion in real estate. This gives John a great vantage point to all asset classes right across the... The post…
 
Our guest today is Raymond Wong, Vice President of Data Operations and Data Solutions with Altus Group. He’s going to take us through the most current data that apply to the four main asset classes and how they’re fairing in the COVID-19 pandemic. Industrial, multi-res, retail, and office have all been impacted by the pandemic,... The post COVID-19…
 
Alan MacKenzie returns for his second appearance on the podcast to discuss his new role as the CEO of JLL Canada. Alan was with Triovest on his last podcast episode so he starts off by taking us through his thought process when choosing to take on this new challenge. The leadership approach of Alan was... The post Leadership During a Crisis with Al…
 
Aaron and Adam welcome Mandy Sutherland on today’s show. She is the Senior Consultant of Applied Research and Consulting at Steelcase. Additionally, she is part of a team which is responsible for helping clients discover the next best steps in returning to the office after COVID-19. With a debate on going in the real estate... The post COVID-19 and…
 
Lance Coulson, our guest today, is the Executive Vice President of the National Apartment Group & Investment Properties Team at CBRE. He operates in Vancouver and specializes in apartments; a perfect skillset to provide us with insight on how that asset class is performing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lance explains some unique aspects of his... T…
 
Today’s topic is insurance, and joining the discussion is Jeffrey Charles. He is the Managing Director at Arthur J. Gallagher Canada. Jeffrey joined the insurance business because of its resilient nature after he experienced the 2008 crash while working in the travel industry. We take a deep dive into insurance, with Jeffrey providing helpful analo…
 
Today’s guest, making appearance number three, is Shaun Hildebrand. He is the President of Urbanation, a small research and consulting firm based in Toronto. They focus on the GTA condominium and rental apartment market, providing subscribers with access to their well researched database. The episode begins with a strong focus on condos, as Shaun p…
 
Vanessa Oliver, founder of Regent Street Capital Corp, is our guest in this episode. She is a retail brokerage expert and has closed a large number of lease deals with restaurants as the tenant. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted restaurant owners and their landlords in a deep and likely long lasting way. Vanessa shares her... The post COVID-19 and…
 
Today’s episode is a Real Estate Forums webinar that Aaron and Adam recorded with Jon Love. He is the Founder and CEO of KingSett Capital and was also appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2018. He has navigated through several recessions in his career and now draws from those experiences as we... The post Real Estate Forums Presents: Jon Lo…
 
We are joined by Benjamin Shinewald, the President and CEO of BOMA Canada (Building Owners and Management Association of Canada). Benjamin will admit he doesn’t “technically work in real estate” but his job at BOMA Canada is to support real estate and make it thrive. Benjamin tells us about BOMA Canada’s role as a sustainability... The post Industr…
 
We are welcoming back Peter Cuthbert, President and Head of Global Real Estate with Fiera Real Estate. He joins us again to analyze many different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and his view on how the economy will recover. Peter informs us of how Fiera has been dealing the crisis and helping its employees, leading... The post COVID-19 and the Re…
 
The CFO of SmartCentres REIT, Peter Sweeney, is our guest in this episode. Peter previously worked with Allied Properties REIT but joined SmartCentres, which was under the name Calloway REIT at the time, for a new challenge at one of the largest retail REITS in Canada. Peter gives an overview of SmartCentres and the many... The post Diversifying As…
 
Monika Jaroszonek, CEO and Co-Founder of RATIO.city, is alongside Adam and Aaron in this episode. Monika has had a fascination with cities since a young age which translated into an early career with several architecture companies. She then went on to found her own company to help bring development forward in a data rich world.... The post Data Mee…
 
President and CEO of Trinity Group, Fred Waks, is our guest featured in this episode. Not long after starting his real estate career in the 1980s, Fred started putting together very large deals and hasn’t stopped since. He begins the show by giving a background on those times and sharing advice for people who are... The post The Career Arc with Fre…
 
Alam Pirani brings his 29 years of hotel experience to the podcast to talk about his favourite asset class. He is the Executive Managing Director of Colliers International Hotels. A new area of discussion for the podcast, Alam will talk about the history of the asset class and the effects it is feeling from COVID-19.... The post COVID-19 and Hotels…
 
Recorded at the RealCapital Conference in February 2020, Lesley Gibson sits down with Aaron and Adam in this episode. She is the Co-Chair of the conference and Chief Financial Officer of CT REIT, which owns a Canada-wide portfolio of assets leased primarily to Canadian Tire. Lesley talks about the strong connection between CT REIT and... The post A…
 
Joining the podcast today is Don Clow, President and CEO of Crombie REIT. Originally from Prince Edward Island, Don began his real estate career in the Maritimes and “retired” in 2004. He begins this episode by telling us the story of how he got back into the industry. With Crombie REIT having a strong relationship... The post Running a Retail REIT…
 
In today’s special episode, Aaron and Adam are hosting a physically distant AMA (ask me anything) with Jim Costello. Jim is the Senior Vice President of Real Capital Analytics. Additionally, several guests are here to participate in this AMA to ask a variety of questions related to COVID-19: Steven Gross – Director of Asset Management,... The post …
 
Joining us today is Werner Dietl, President and CEO of CBRE Canada. After spending two years in the hotel business, Werner started his career at CBRE and never looked back. Twenty-five years later he has risen to the top of the brokerage world and he shares with us what that journey has been like. Aaron,... The post Running a Brokerage with Werner …
 
Peter Altobelli, Vice President and General Manager of Yardi Canada, is welcomed as our guest in this episode. Yardi is the largest provider of real estate software in Canada, and has grown from thirty employees to over seven thousand worldwide. Yardi has quickly pivoted their software capabilities to adapt to some of the challenges that... The pos…
 
In today’s quarantine episode, Aaron and Adam are joined remotely by Roelof van Dijk. He works with CoStar Canada as their Director of Market Analytics. In this role, Roelof and his team decipher the real estate information that get put into CoStar’s database to determine what is happening in the market and what will happen... The post COVID-19 and…
 
Kathy Black is the Vice President of Development for Fiera Real Estate and is our guest on today’s show. She has seventeen years of experience in this field, fully overseeing thirty projects with a total value of over two billion dollars. We begin by hearing about how Kathy and Fiera are coping with the COVID-19... The post COVID-19 and Development…
 
As part of the real estate forum series, today’s guest is Jane Helmstadter. She is a Partner at Bennett Jones as well as the firm’s National Co-Head of the Real Estate Practice Group. Jane is an expert in commercial real estate law, having worked at Bennett Jones since 2006 as well as two other law... The post COVID-19 and the Legal Ramifications w…
 
Michael Betsalel, Executive Vice President at JLL, returns in this episode. He was previously on the show to talk about the impressive volume of 2018 Ontario apartment sales, and today will get into the 2019 numbers. He, Adam, and Aaron will also discuss what the sale market looks like during this COVID-19 pandemic. Ontario’s apartment... The post …
 
Back on the podcast today is Jaime McKenna. She is Managing Director, Group Head of Real Estate at Fengate Asset Management. Jaime transitioned to Fengate seven months ago, just in time for the global COVID-19 pandemic. Hear how she is adapting to this radical shift. Last time Jaime was on the podcast she was working... The post COVID-19 and Runnin…
 
Derek Lobo, CEO of SVN Rock Advisors, makes his second appearance on the podcast in this episode. The focus of today’s discussion with Aaron and Adam is how apartment landlords can handle and manage rent collection in these unprecedented times, as COVID-19 continues to escalate. With many tenants potentially unable to pay rent, Derek shares... The …
 
Today is Aaron and Adam’s first episode recorded in isolation due to the pandemic. They talk about how COVID-19 is affecting the commercial real estate industry and have invited Michael Brooks back on the show to weigh in. He is the CEO of REALPAC and has a vantage point on how the real estate community... The post COVID-19, CRE and the Government …
 
Aaron and Adam are at the Toronto Real Estate Forum in this episode and are joined by Mark Kenney who is the President and CEO of CAPREIT. He talks about his 22 years at CAPREIT and how they’ve evolved into one of Canada’s largest landlords. CAPREIT has also expanded into Ireland and the Netherlands, so... The post Owning Apartments with Mark Kenne…
 
Karthik Sankaran is our guest today at the Global Property Market Forum. He is the Senior Strategist at Eurasia Group. Karthik’s focus isn’t on real estate, but rather on geopolitical forces that impact the world economy. Still, Aaron and Adam weave Karthik’s knowledge into the context of Canadian real estate. Karthik is asked about his... The post…
 
Recorded at the Real Estate Forum, our guest today is Toni Rossi. She is the President of Real Estate at Infrastructure Ontario. With an educational background in science, her summer gig as a brokerage firm receptionist in between semesters turned into a long, successful career in real estate. Toni is the first guest on the... The post Government R…
 
Tony Quattrin joins Aaron and Adam in this week’s episode of the CRE Podcast. He is the Vice Chairman of Capital Markets for CBRE in Vancouver. Tony started his career in Toronto but then left for Vancouver and never looked back. There are several key differences between real estate investment in Toronto versus Vancouver, which... The post The View…
 
Alongside Aaron and Adam at the Global Property Market Forum in this episode is Peter Cuthbert. He is the President and Head of Global Real Estate at Fiera Real Estate. Before this role, Peter had several different job titles and brings us through his personal evolution. Fiera made a crucial move after the last financial... The post Running a Fund …
 
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