8th Annual Real Estate Canada Forum Toronto | June 12, 2024 Request Agenda

The 8th Annual Real Estate Canada Forum is a local peer education-focused event exclusively for Canada’s investor community to benchmark and learn about institutional and private wealth real estate allocation strategies.


This closed door one-day forum will bring together public and corporate pension plans, endowments, foundations, insurance portfolios, healthcare plans, investment consultants, family offices, HNW wealth managers, and private banks.



Robert Cultraro, Chief Investment Officer, Hydro One Inc.

Robert is a seasoned executive with a proven track record as the Chief Investment Officer at Hydro One Inc. With over three decades of comprehensive experience in the investment industry, he excels in strategic decision-making, leading investment teams, and managing diverse portfolios with a keen focus on strategic and tactical asset mix management.

His expertise spans alternative investment research, analysis, and advising, coupled with adept governance and risk management skills. Throughout his career, Robert has demonstrated exceptional leadership, collaborating effectively with boards and committees to drive success in challenging environments.



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Key Discussion Topics

State of the Industry – Macroeconomic Factors Impacting Your Bottom Line

The Markets Group 8th Annual Real Estate Canada Forum will commence with an economic outlook addressing the leading global real estate markets


Navigating the Currents: Assessing Canada's Real Estate Landscape

As interest rate adjustments and economic fluctuations continue to shape the Canadian real estate market, stakeholders across the industry face pressing questions and considerations. Join our distinguished panel of experts as they delve into the multifaceted dynamics influencing real estate trends and investment strategies


The Orbit Around Debt

What type of distressed assets are performing favorably? What kind of loan structures would you recommend incorporating into your investment strategy? Which structures would you actively avoid? Are you approaching debt differently in different real estate asset classes? As many portfolios today revolve around debt strategies, how do you foresee the orbit around debt evolving in the coming 12-24 months?


The Residential Ripple Effect

Canadian residential real estate markets are expected to grow more than 10 billion USD in the next five years. What trends are emerging in the residential sector? How is sustainability playing a role in the residential sector? Which regions of Canada are seeing inflows versus outflows? How do you expect this to change as we look ahead to 2025? How are office, storage, and hospitality being affected by shifts in residential markets? How are investors approaching affordable housing?


Niche Real Estate Strategies to Invest In (or Divest From)

How are niche real estate strategies performing in 2024? Are they pulling ahead of more traditional real estate strategies? Where are you finding success in sectors like life sciences, student housing, selfstorage facilities, data centers, film & television production studios, senior housing, manufactured housing, and medical office buildings? How does the Canadian niche real estate supply and demand compare to other geographic markets? What in the next phase of these strategies look like for real estate investors?


Best in Class Risk 

How are Canadian real estate investors evaluating the risk of their real estate strategies within their investment portfolios? Are there any new due diligence methods that your team is utilizing to ensure appropriate lengths are taken? As you look ahead to the next 12-24 months, are you favoring opportunistic and value add strategies, or is your team in favor of allocating to core and core plus strategies? Do different geographic markets change your approach to risk?


Dissecting Multifamily Housing

Is the hype surrounding multifamily warranted? What kind of returns are you seeing in the space? Will interest rates impact the trends that you are seeing in the multifamily sector? How can managers set themselves apart from other players? Which regions of Canada are seeing more interest in multifamily? Which technological advancements are contributing to your investment decisions? What is the next wave of technology in multifamily?


The Industrial Complex

Industrial real estate continues to impress investors nationally. What can allocators do to maximize their exposure to industrial? What advice would you have for newcomers in the space? What economic factors are driving the industrial industry? How is the industry changing? What technological advancements are emerging in industrial properties? How is cold storage performing? What other sub-asset classes are top of mind for investors interested in the industrial real estate market? 


A Closer Look at Private Wealth

Private wealth allocators have become critical changemakers in the real estate industry. What kind of investment strategies are wealth managers and family offices favoring in 2024? How has the private wealth landscape changed in the last year? How do you foresee the industry moving as we look ahead to 2025? What tax advantages are on the table for private wealth allocators? What does the risk appetite look like for the private wealth community?


Best in Class Real Estate Development

In this dynamic keynote discussion, a Pension Fund CIO is joined by real estate development partners to share top tier real estate development successes as well as their critical perspectives on the future of real estate development opportunities in Canada.


Early Bird 2,500 USD 01/26/24
Event Registration - Managers & Service Providers 3,000 USD 06/12/24


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