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Tuesday, September 10, 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building

Tuesday, September 10, 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building

The shift from defense to offense: examining the catalysts for Canadian REITs on the verge of a breakout

Navigate the repercussions of high interest rates, inflation and lack of market liquidity.

500+ senior-level attendees, including 160+ attendees from REITs and 230+ building owners, developers and investors came together from Canada’s top institutions. Participants heard 60+ expert speakers and gathered insights needed to advance through 2023 and beyond.

2024 registration is now open!

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"First time attendee, I enjoyed the quality of the content, great opportunities to network, and listen to the economic updates."
- 2023 attendee

"The conference offered a full day of dynamic and relevant speakers who are heading up some of Canada's most successful organizations. It was an incredible opportunity to hear from them all in one event and to meet others throughout the real estate and finance industries."
- 2023 attendee

"RealREIT is a great event to network with key industry leaders in Canadian REIT space. It's a fantastic platform to discuss key issues that the industry faces across a variety of themes."
- 2023 attendee

The nation's only Real Estate Investment Trust conference!

Join the REIT community at the 20th annual RealREIT conference.

Why attend?

Experience thought provoking discussion on the critical developments and issues impacting the Canadian REIT industry. 

  • Canada’s only RealREIT Conference devoted exclusively to REITs and REOCs 
  • Network with industry leaders and colleagues from across Canada
  • Engage in panel discussions and practical knowledge sharing formats for learning  
  • Industry experts providing the most current updates, key economic drivers and trends and challenges  

What you'll learn

Key topics included:

  • The impact that inflation, high interest rates and the looming recession are having on REITs
  • Will the industrial market continue to outperform other asset classes or has it peaked out? 
  • How do you value REITs in a world with such limited transaction volume? 
  • What valuations are we seeing public to private; public to public and private to private? 
  • Addressing the issue on the disconnect with private and public pricing and the need for REITs to know where they stand

Who you'll meet

RealREIT brings together 500+ senior executives from across Canada, including 160+ REITs, 75+ financial service professionals and 230+ building owners, developers and investors. Including

  • private and institutional investors
  • equity analysts
  • portfolio and investment managers
  • brokers
  • lenders
  • appraisers
  • lawyers
  • and more

Canada's most influential real estate professionals

Industry leaders speaking include:

Allied REIT
Boardwalk REIT
Canadian Apartment Properties REIT
Choice Properties REIT
Crombie REIT
Dream Office/Industrial REIT
CT REIT / Canadian Tire
First Capital REIT
Granite REIT
Killam Apartment REIT
Minto Apartment REIT
Nexus Industrial REIT
NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT
Plaza Retail REIT
Primaris REIT

High-impact networking opportunities

The conference offers unmatched networking opportunities throughout the day. 

Engage in meaningful conversations, build strategic relationships, and meet key industry leaders during refreshment breaks and the end-of-day networking reception. 

Connect with attendees before, during and after the event with our smart matchmaking app. Designed for attendees, the app makes it easier than ever to start a conversation with the people that can take your business to the next level.

Thank you to some of our 2023 sponsors

Click here to see our full list of sponsors.

RealREIT by the numbers


senior-level attendees


building owners, developers, investors


attendees from REITs


V-level & C-level executives


expert speakers

2022 Attendee

A terrific event overall that really touched on the pulse of the market. High quality panelists generated stimulating discussions and it was especially nice to be in person once again.

Want to Sponsor?

The sponsorship program is designed to ensure that sponsors receive maximum corporate exposure to all attendees at the event. Each sponsorship level will offer a different package of value-added benefits for participating corporations. Tell us your business goals and we will help you achieve them.

Continuing education credits

By attending this conference, you will be eligible to receive professional development and education credits from a number of associations.


Discover the steps being taken to run the RealREIT Conference as sustainably and socially responsible as possible including:

  • FasterForward to zero - Informa's commitment to net zero carbon
  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Dedicated content on ESG and sustainability in the real estate industry
  • Wellbeing and accessibility

Join the REF Club

As a REF Club Member you will become part of a community that powers you to stay informed and connected, benefits include:

  • Year-round networking
  • Savings of 20% on all Real Estate Forums and Conference registration
  • Extended access to On-Demand video sessions from Real Estate Forums & Conferences and access to 2 conferences/forums not attended
  • And MORE!

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