THE ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS UNDERLYING MONTRÉAL ARE SOLID: A VIBRANT CITY ATTRACTING STRONGER CANADIAN & FOREIGN ATTENTION
The Montréal market increasingly capturing the attention of domestic and global business with its wealth of opportunities and superior quality of life. This presentation will examine some of the key fundamentals that are among the reasons for the expansion of the Montréal economy and its competitive edge. What is the outlook for the city’s major economic engines, its housing market, and the prospects for continued growth in this metropolitan area in 2023? How does Montréal compare with other major Canadian cities? How sustainable is its current growth?
- Pierre Cléroux - Vice President Research & Chief Economist, BDC
REPOPULATING THE DOWNTOWN CORE
The Montréal Central Business District is the epicenter of the Québec economy and like many other major metropolitan cities, it has been difficult to drive workers back into its office towers. This panel discussion will examine the different programs that have been proposed & implemented to revitalize the downtown core.
- André Plourde - Executive Vice President, Chartered Real Estate Broker, Colliers
- Karl Blot - Senior Manager, HR Operations, Coveo
- Jessica Bouchard - Senior Director, Content Strategy, Economic Affairs & Downtown Relaunch, The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal
- Marie-Andrée Busque - Director - Interior Architecture, Sid Lee Architecture
- Annik Desmarteau - Vice President, Offices, Québec, Ivanhoé Cambridge
SESSION A3: STRATEGY MASTER CLASS: HOW TO DEVELOP THE RIGHT STRATEGY FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES?
In a competitive environment, companies must have a robust business strategy that combines strategic planning, solid organization, and a reliable template for decision-making. A business strategy is the synthesis of three components: a company’s stated business objectives, target market-identification, and strategic management plans. These elements align to place the company in a competitive position to achieve its immediate and long-term business goals.
- Jean Dauvin - Practice Leader, Monitor Deloitte
- Vince Di Domenico - Chief Operating Officer, Groupe Mach
- Sébastien Hylands - Vice President Development, Kevric
- Michel Lauzon - Architect & CEO, LAAB Collective
- Sandrine Tremblay - Founder & CEO, Krome Services
SESSION B1: THE INDUSTRIAL MARKET IS BURNING AT AN UNCONTROLLABLE RATE: IS THIS SUSTAINABLE? WHAT TO EXPECT IN TERMS OF PRICING?
The industrial market has been on an accelerated and major comeback trail for the past four years. Availability of space is at a historic low level across the entire Greater Montréal market. Vacancy rates will remain at these exceptionally low levels until a significant amount of speculative building takes place. This session will examine key investment, leasing and development trends and the factors that are responsible for this exceptionally strong demand. How much can be attributed to the logistical needs of online shopping? Or is it due to a resurgence in manufacturing and the needs of other traditional industrial space users? Do rent levels now support new development on the island as well as offshore? Where are NERs heading? How strong is investor interest overall in industrial assets?
- Alexandre Fredette - Senior Partner, Cushman & Wakefield
- Mathieu Bélanger - Managing Director, Leasing and Asset Management Services, Colliers
- Robert Giglio - Vice President Leasing, Broccolini
- Mike Jager - Co-Founder & Co-CEO, ROSEFELLOW.
- Gabrielle Saine - Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Broker, NAI Terramont Commercial