November 30 & December 1, 2022
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Toronto,
Chairs’ Reception – November 29 – Fairmont Royal York
From transformative trends and challenges to emerging opportunities and strategies
What is the path forward for the Canadian real estate market in 2023?
Why attend Canada's largest annual real estate conference?
Two hard-hitting, information-packed days with 90+ speakers and 20 sessions.
A turbulent economic and geopolitical environment
Canada's leading real estate conference is back in-person in Toronto!
Examine key trends, challenges, risks, and opportunities in the acquisition, investment, management, financing, development, and leasing of all property classes – office, industrial, retail and multi-unit residential.
The impact of record rates of inflation, rising interest rates, and higher cost of capital with a range of geopolitical trends will be a key focus.
What will the path forward likely be in 2023?
Understanding the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The unprecedented speed of technological change is fundamentally altering the way we live, work, socialize and relate to one another.
The breadth and depth of these changes will significantly affect the real estate industry and the way we conduct business.
Join the conversation with the most brilliant minds in the industry and understand how, why, and what opportunities are being created.
Vibrant cities, ESG, WFH and other key trends
To what extent are our cities, shopping, housing, and workplace environments changing?
How have our downtowns fared through the pandemic?
What's needed to bring back the vitality that our city cores previously had?
Discover answers to these questions and dive deeper into topics like DE&I, innovative thinking, smart cities, and housing affordability. Plus ESG, impact investing, climate and cyber risk, and the future of workplace environments.
Who will you hear from? Who will you meet?
Thought leadership at its finest!
Get valuable insights from 90+ renowned experts, including 40+ presidents, CEOs, and managing partners from the largest real estate organizations in Canada and the U.S.
Key speakers include:
- Benjamin Tal, by Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC
- Rona Ambrose, Deputy Chairwoman, TD Securities
- Richard Florida, world-leading urbanist & bestselling author
2700+ senior attendees
Reconnect in person with 2700+ C-level and other senior executives, owners, developers, investors, lenders, lawyers, and, brokers.
We'll help you meet with the people that matter to you.
Networking opportunities include the Chair's Reception, evening social events, deal-making lounge, VIP lounge (invitation only), and more.
And grow your network with the help of our smart networking app that you can use before, during, and after the event.
Make the most of your time in Toronto
Save $50 by adding the Global Property Market conference to your booking. Held the day before on November 29th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
By attending, you'll learn about investor strategies and gain expert knowledge on investment, capital flows, and development in tier one countries, growing economies, and emerging markets around the world.
Learn, network, and connect with global investors from institutions, fund managers, REITs, REOCs, and private investors.
Learn from 90+ thought leaders including:
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President, Americas, Professional Services
"The Toronto Real Estate Forum is a “must attend” annual event for everyone in our commercial real estate industry. The program brings together seasoned industry veterans and top talent across all sectors to share their perspectives about asset classes, trends, markets and opportunities. Keynote speakers include leading economists deliver forward looking trends – from both a Canadian and global perspective. TREF is critical to networking, professional development and personal relevance to our industry."
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- 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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Savings of 20% on all Real Estate Forums and conference registration
Partner special offers and savings
Complimentary on-demand sessions from each Real Estate Forum & Conference
Weekly Ask The Expert & ThinkIns with member-only live Q&A
Industry Roundtables – informal conversations with some 20 industry colleagues
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