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Toronto Real Estate Panel

Wed, September 28, 2022
5:00 PM - 9:00 pm | The Globe and Mail Centre, 351 King St E, Toronto, ON

About the Event

On Wednesday, September 28th, Nicola Wealth Real Estate presents this anticipated event, bringing together Toronto real estate leaders to share their perspectives on the present state of the industry.

To kick off the program, Wealth Advisor | Client Relationship Manager, Ethan Astaneh, will present a macroeconomic overview of the factors that are top of mind for investors as they navigate volatility in the investment landscape.

Following Ethan’s presentation, we welcome an expert panel on the Canadian markets with a focus on Toronto real estate development. In a session moderated by Nicola Wealth Real Estate Managing Director, Mark Hannah, these industry authorities will weigh in on the impact of current and future market trends and major disruptors to the real estate environment such as rising interest rates, development cost creep and supply chain issues, and approvals and permitting.

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Mark Hannah

Managing Director, Nicola Wealth Real Estate

Mark is responsible for the 3 Real Estate Funds at Nicola Wealth. He started in commercial real estate in 1981 and has over 40 years’ experience in the brokerage industry. In 1994, he helped establish the Vancouver office of Avison Young Commercial Real Estate, an employee-owned company that has now grown significantly to a worldwide commercial brokerage company.

Mark has extensive experience in sales and leasing of commercial real estate and served as the company’s Managing Director of the Vancouver office. This experience has proven invaluable in his current role at Nicola Wealth.

Mark has also served for nine years as a Board of Director for the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation and served on the Executive Committee as well as several capital fundraising campaigns. Mark resides in West Vancouver and is married with four adult children.

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Adam Lazier

Partner Northbridge Capital

In 2016 Michael & Adam Lazier founded Northbridge for the purpose of building a real estate investment platform that focuses on value-add investing. Today the company manages over $1B in assets throughout North America in partnership with select institutions and high net worth private investors. Adam is currently a Partner with Northbridge and oversees acquisitions and capital raising across the business.

Prior to founding Northbridge, Adam joined Slate Asset Management LP in 2006 as one of the first employees and was a key contributor to the team that helped build the firm into a globally recognized asset manager. While at Slate Adam contributed to the creation of Slate U.S. Retail REIT, Slate Office REIT, Slate Advisors, and executed the asset management of a value add office portfolio in partnership with Blackstone.

Prior to joining Slate, Adam worked at CBRE from 2000 to 2006 on the capital markets investment team, advising clients on the purchase and disposition of real estate assets across Canada. Adam has over 22 years of experience across all major real estate asset classes throughout North America.

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David Carreiro

President, First Gulf Corporation

David Carreiro has over 28 years of experience in the industrial real estate business in the Greater Toronto Area. He has an in-depth knowledge of the different submarkets in Toronto where he focuses on opportunities to grow the First Gulf platform.

Prior to joining First Gulf, David was the Regional Director in Toronto for First Industrial Realty Trust, one of the largest U.S. Industrial REITs. Prior to joining First Industrial, David was a Vice President of Cushman & Wakefield where he worked for 17 years in the industrial brokerage business.

David is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

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Jaime McKenna

Managing Director, Group Head of Real Estate, Fengate

Jaime McKenna is the Managing Director, Group Head of Real Estate at Fengate. She is responsible for all aspects of Fengate’s real estate group including asset management, development, investment, financial reporting and governance. Fengate has been successful in growing its real estate portfolio through land entitlement, development and core strategies to over $10B in completed value across 75 projects, including over 11,000 residential units and 5M square feet of industrial space under various stages of stabilization and development.

Prior to joining Fengate, Jaime was Chief Investment Officer of Minto Apartment REIT where she was part of the executive team that led the initial public offering as well as the follow-on equity offering in April 2019.

Jaime is a member of several boards including: REALPAC, Trent University and Seasons’ Retirement Homes, as well as a member of Marlin Spring’s advisory committee. Jaime holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honours, and has Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator and Institute of Corporate Director designations.

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Ugo Bizzarri

Managing Partner & CEO, Hazelview Investments

Ugo Bizzarri co-founded Timbercreek Asset Management in 1999 and is now the Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer of Hazelview Investments. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Ugo leads a team of over 600 individuals located across 19 offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Hong Kong who collectively contribute towards the management of over $9 billion in real estate investments.

Ugo has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Prior to founding Hazelview Investments, Ugo was in portfolio management at OTPPB where he played a leadership role in the strategic planning, corporate transactions/restructuring and property acquisitions for the real estate group.

Ugo also sits on the Board of Directors of Cymbria and Autism Speaks Canada. Ugo is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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5:00 - 6:00 PM


6:00 - 6:10 PM

Introduction by Danielle Skipp

6:10 - 6:40 PM

Economic Overview by Ethan Astaneh

6:40 - 7:40 PM

Panelist Discussion - Facilitated by Mark Hannah

7:40 - 8:00 PM

Panelist Q&A - facilitated by Mark Hannah

8:00 - 9:00 PM