In celebration of Global Ivey Day 2019, join us on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the offices of Miller Thomson LLP to hear from a moderated panel of real estate industry leaders as to how digital disruption impacts real estate development and investment.
Such disruption is changing how real estate companies do business and compete in the industry. We are seeing many new solutions that promise to help industry players design retail, office and multi-unit residential spaces, streamline real estate transactions, or otherwise use technology to transform business operations. Key questions in this regard surround how industry players identify these valuable opportunities and prepare for implementation.
There will be a networking reception following this presentation, and we look forward to seeing you there.
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Miller Thomson LLP, 40 King Street West, Toronto, Suite 5800 [MAP]
Topic: Digital Disruption in Real Estate
Price: $10 per person; includes hors d'oeuvres and drinks
Moderator and Speaker Panel:
Moderator - Sheila Botting
Sheila Botting is a Senior Partner & Canadian Real Estate Leader, President of Deloitte Real Estate Inc., and a member of Deloitte’s Global Real Estate Executive. Sheila is responsible for Deloitte’s full service offering to the real estate industry, and real estate services for other clients which includes some 600 employees operating across 56 Canadian markets.
Sheila led Deloitte’s own corporate real estate strategy and implementation program across Canada including the almost 2 million sf portfolio including Toronto’s Bay Adelaide East tower, Montreal’s Deloitte Tower and others including St John’s, Sherbrooke, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary and Langley. Her vision and expertise have helped Deloitte to transform its “Workplace of the Future”, resulting in significant workplace improvements, productivity gains and cost savings across Canada. In 2016, Toronto Life named Deloitte Tower Toronto as the “best new office workplace”. As a result, many of our clients have engaged Sheila and her team to transform their own offices and investigate the corporate real estate operating models.
Across the real estate industry, Sheila has completed high impact assignments across a multitude of public and private sector clients including public sector, corporations, real estate companies, investors, pension funds, service providers and others involved in the industry. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in commercial real estate, and has worked with a wide range of challenges and opportunities, some of the more recent assignments including:
- Multiple corporate real estate strategies for footprint optimization, workplace transformation, and corporate real estate operating models across the global financial services sector;
- Asset and portfolio investment strategies for multiple pension funds, real estate operating companies and REITs in Canada and around the globe;
- City of Toronto’s City-wide real estate service review and transformation program, leading to new operations “CreateToronto” for the City of Toronto;
- Toronto Region’s bid for Amazon Headquarters, and Sidewalk Properties development at the Toronto Waterfront;
- Government of Canada’s real estate and office workplace strategies across multiple portfolios and asset classes;
- Infrastructure Ontario’s review of prime assets of Ontario Place, Seaton and corporate real estate operating metrics; and
- City of Hamilton’s Waterfront Transformation program including Economic Development, Affordable Housing and West Harbour Asset Disposition Programs;
Prior to joining Deloitte, Sheila was Executive Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield, a leading full services professional firm, and a global partner. Cushman acquired Royal LePage Commercial Inc. in 2006 where Sheila also held executive positions with this Brookfield owned enterprise.
Sheila has multiple professional accomplishments:
- Professional designations including Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FCMC), and Honorary Accredited Appraiser with the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AACI);
- Graduate of the University of Waterloo’s School of Environmental Studies (MA), and the University of Victoria, B.C. with a BSc.;
- Member of the University of Guelph’s Real Estate Program Advisory Board, and previously Waterloo’s Pragma Council;
- Past Director of Toronto NAIOP and Chair of the REX Awards, Founding Director of Toronto CREW and Women’s Leadership member at the Urban Land Instittute; and
- Awards including the CREW Network Global Most Distinguished Women Award (2017), WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Woman Award, and Toronto Junior League’s Women at the Top Award.
Peter has more than 30 years of experience within the Canadian commercial real estate investment industry.
Peter has been with Fiera Properties throughout their formative years and instrumental in the development and growth of the firm’s business. Prior to being promoted into the role as President for the firm in November 2017, Peter was Chief Operating Officer with a focus on improving risk management and performance analytics and was also charged with the direct management of the Fiera Properties CORE Real Estate Fund. He was instrumental in the rapid growth of the fund, including the successful deployment of investors’ committed funds. The fund surpassed the $1.5 billion mark for assets under management and has yielded top quartile returns to its investors. As President, his focus will be on the continued evolution of the investment management platform and a broadening of the range of real estate investment solutions, with a view to meeting the requirements and exceeding the performance expectations of Fiera’s growing client base.
Peter’s multi-disciplinary background includes hands-on experience with capital fundraising, real estate portfolio and asset management, real estate finance, appraisal, workouts, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions. Over the course of his career, he has been personally involved in the financing, valuation, management and investment of more than $6 billion of commercial real estate. Peter has a broad perspective of the real estate industry, having worked in the institutional, public-market, brokerage, and private-sector environments.
Prior to joining Fiera Properties, Peter oversaw the $1.6 billion Canadian real estate operations of a major financial investment manager including direct management of a large commercial open-ended pooled real estate fund.
Peter has served his community through his involvement with various charities and coaching of minor hockey teams. Currently, Peter serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board with the Toronto Chapter of Variety the Children’s Charity and Variety Village.
Dan Sheremeto, HBA '05
Dan joined Canaccord Genuity in 2005 and has had direct involvement in the inception and growth of our real estate investment banking franchise over the course of 12+ years. Dan leads Canaccord’s Canadian real estate investment banking group, with a practice focused primarily on raising equity and debt capital for public and private real estate companies, as well as real estate M&A advisory. During his career, Dan has been involved in over 100 corporate finance transactions on a lead-managed basis, raising aggregate gross proceeds of over C$5 billion for REITs and REOCs spanning all asset classes and stages of development, as well as 3 real estate M&A transactions representing aggregate enterprise value of approximately C$8 billion. Dan holds an Honours Business Administration degree from The Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.
Theresa is Senior Vice President, Retail at KingSett Capital, Canada’s leading private equity real estate investment business co-investing with institutional and ultra high net worth clients through a series of growth, mortgage, urban and income funds. Theresa is responsible for the operations, execution and value creation strategies across KingSett's Real Estate portfolio, primarily focusing on the retail assets. In addition, her responsibilities include the execution of KingSett’s sustainability and building technology vision across the portfolio. In 2014 and 2015, Theresa co-chaired the International Council of Shopping Centres’ Canadian Convention held in Toronto. Since 2015, Theresa has been a board member with BOMA Toronto.
Prior to joining KingSett Capital in 2013, Theresa spent 17 years at Ivanhoé Cambridge, most recently as Vice President, National Asset Management and Operations Information. Theresa's asset management experience includes retail and office investments in Canada, the western United States, Germany and Spain.
Founded in 2002, KingSett has raised $10 billion of equity for its Growth, Income, Urban and Mortgage strategies. Currently, KingSett owns interests in a $13.5 billion portfolio of assets. KingSett’s role is to source, capitalize, develop and asset manage investment opportunities, creating value through active management, while seeking “best of class” providers for property and development management and leasing services.
Theresa holds a Bachelors of Environmental Studies in Honours Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo.
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