April 18, 2024
Québec City Convention Centre
THE QUÉBEC ECONOMY RESISTS INTERNATIONAL TREMORS: WHY AND FOR HOW LONG?
Even though the global economy is slowing down, the Québec City region continues to do well. In addition, international lingering uncertainties have the advantage of prolonging low-interest rates in North America. The economy of the Québec City CMA, already at full employment, seems able to stay on course for growth. Will the real estate market follow suit? What major industries are the main drivers of the local economy? Will they be able to fuel strong job creation in the current demographic context?
Mario Lefebvre - Regional Director (Economy), Bank of Canada
SESSION A2: TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE APARTMENT AND SENIOR HOUSING MARKETS
This session will open with a brief overview of demand in the Québec City rental and senior housing markets. Discussion will then follow-on major fundamentals and characteristics of conventional and senior’s multi-unit residential sector. What is the short and medium-term outlook for the performance of these markets? Where are vacancy rates and rent levels heading? How strong is investor interest? To what extent will the current record-level new development activity keep pace?
Benoit Poulin - Chartered Real Estate Agent, Transacte
François Audet - Founder, Groupe Patrimoine
Jean-François Breton - President, BBCF Fonds Champlain
Kevin Lachance - Partner & Vice President, Finance & Investment Immostar
Nathalie Paquin - Senior Real Estate Development Manager, Les Immeubles Roussin
SESSION C2: TECHNOLOGY & REAL ESTATE
The industry players are starting to understand the benefits of investing and using modern technologies in real estate. According to the Technology and The Future of Real Estate Investment Management report created by the University of Oxford, in 2020, 53% of real estate companies are now directly investing in technology. 42% of respondents confessed they see potential in Smart Building technologies, while 56% of respondents have already noticed the impact from the tech sphere. What are the most promising technologies? What are the implementation complexities delays?
Francis Lessard - President & Founder, Graph Synergie
David Cervantes - Senior Vice President, CBRE
Éric Deslauriers - Chief Executive Officer, UpperBee
Marie-Josée Fortier - Territory Sales Manager, Snaile – Canada's Parcel Locker Company
Sébastien Vachon - Chief Executive Officer, KOREM