May 10, 2023
Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo,
The only Canadian real estate event focused on Southwestern Ontario
What are the opportunities and challenges of investing, owning, developing and operating in these markets?
350+ senior-level attendees and 45+ industry experts shareed their visions and ideas on development opportunities and on-ground realities. Attendees heard the insights and connections needed to take businesses forward.
The region's real estate ecosystem under one roof
From family business to institutional owners, stakeholders to consultants and more.
Find out the rationale behind increased strategic importance of Southwestern Ontario markets
Learn about the opportunities and challenges presented by all asset classes in the cities of Southwestern Ontario
Hear the on-ground realities from family businesses to institutional owners, lenders, industry stakeholders and consultants, public services, and government authorities
Case studies, panel discussions and practical knowledge sharing formats for learning
What you'll learn.
The 2023 event will cover the Southwestern office, retail, industrial and multi-residential market from the perspective of real estate industry stakeholders including owners, builders, developers, lenders, brokers, investors, asset managers, consultants, public services, and government. The agenda, put together with the help of our advisory council, focuses on the key questions including:
What makes real estate markets in Southwestern Ontario region unique?
Are the development deals one-offs or offer a sustainable future?
What assets are buyers looking for and where are the Cap values heading in Southwestern Ontario?
Where are Southwestern Ontario markets heading in finding that price discovery, getting deals happening again and moving forward transactionally?
What are the planning priorities of Cities of Southwestern Ontario?
Who you'll meet.
This conference will bring together visionaries, thought leaders, change makers, and drivers of the regional growth including Real Estate owners, builders, developers, investors, brokers, property managers, asset managers, analysts, planners, public services, government agencies, consultants and other industry stakeholders in the acquisition, leasing, financing, management and marketing of office, industrial, retail, and residential real estate.
This is your chance to connect face-to-face with the commercial real estate community and plot a course for the future.
2023 Forum speakers included:
2023 SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO REAL ESTATE FORUM BY THE NUMBERS
Since 1893 The Walper Hotel, famous for its historical significance, has been a cornerstone of Kitchener. We were delighted to host the inaugural Southwestern Ontario Real Estate Forum Chair’s reception at this stunning property.
May 9th - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Walper Hotel - Crystal Ballroom
20 Queen St S
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The Southwestern Ontario Real Estate Forum 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. Tell us your business goals & we will help you achieve them.
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Continuing Education Credits
By attending the 2023 Southwestern Real Estate Forum, you will be eligible to receive professional development and education credits from a number of associations.
Discover the steps being taken to run the Southwestern Ontario Real Estate Forum 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
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