• Arrival & Sign-In

    10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Come grab a coffee and get settled in while you network with peers. Don't forget to pick up a participants' package so that you have some stuff to remember the day by - forever and ever. Coat-check available.
  • Opening Ceremony

    11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Stay tuned for updates on our speakers. One of them will get you pumped and ready to go.
  • Workshop #1

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Before the event, you will be asked to choose from two possible topics. Prepare to take notes and learn tons; our speakers are experts from diverse backgrounds in the real estate industry with extensive knowledge and information to share with you.
    "Development: Getting the Cash from Scratch" by Randall Ettinger, VP Acquisitions & Development at Perspective Group
    "Money Matters: Valuation of Commercial Real Estate" by Adam Medeiros, Commercial Real Estate Broke & Financial Analyst At CBRE 
  • Lunch

    1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
    Grab some grub, catch up with your friends, and get re-energized because the afternoon is where the real action happens.
  • Workshop #2

    2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    This workshop will offer you two new awesome topics and speakers. Don't forget: you're building your own day, so make sure to do some soul-searching and figure out what it is that you really want to gain from this experience.
    "REITs: the 'Stock Market' of Real Estate" by Jason Parravano, CFO at Fronsac REIT
    "How to Build a Powerful Brand" by Martin Rouleau, Real Estate Broker at Engel & Völkers
  • Workshop #3

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Here's your last chance workshop of the day; make it count! The workshops are both about commercial real estate but they will tackle the subject in different ways.
    "Closing a Deal in Commercial Real Estate" by Jeremy Kenemy, Vice President Office Leasing at CBRE
    "Commercial Real Estate: Office as a Submarket" by Peter Picciola, Vice President Office Leasing at Ivanhoé Cambridge 
  • Panel Discussion

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Grab a coffee or other refreshments before heading into the day's highlight. Here, you'll watch top industry players duke it out in a heated discussion about all things real estate. Want to stand out? Don't forget to come prepared with hard-hitting questions for the Q&A period.
  • Closing Ceremony

    7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    A quick wrap-up to the day's events before we move on to the cocktail. This is the perfect opportunity to ask any last minute questions you may have!
  • Networking Cocktail

    7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Network, network, network. And food. And drinks. Need we say more?


You have the opportunity to learn about real estate from experts.

There are 6 different workshops offered.

Choose any 3 that interest YOU.


Listen to leaders of the real estate industry discuss various topics. This is a great opportunity to learn from the insights and opinions of these accomplished experts. Audience members can ask the speakers questions during the Q&A period. The discussion will be moderated by Anita Walicki, Owner at RAW Real Estate Recruitment.

The panel speakers will be:

President, Groupe Mach

Senior Vice President, Canderel

President & CEO, Plaza Retail REIT

Vice President, CBRE

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Operations, Ivanhoé Cambridge


What’s really going on in the real estate industry? Let the professionals give you an inside look into their world.


Building an empire isn’t easy. Find out what challenges industry experts face and how to overcome them.


Seize the moment! Learn about the latest trends and practices in real estate that can help you along the path to success.


Get your properties to work for you. Receive advice from industry professionals on how to optimize your time and money.


There’s a career for you in real estate. Get inspired by the stories and insights of those who made it in the industry.


Where’s the industry going? See what the experts anticipate for the future of real estate and how to prepare for it.



    We thank our sponsors for their great generosity.
    Without them, this event would simply not be possible.

    Platinum Sponsor

    Canderel’s success as a multi-faceted real estate development, management and asset management company is a reflection of the company’s exceptionally high standards and desire to exceed customer and partner expectations. The Canderel team is comprised of the industry’s top talent, with an innovative vision combined with the will and resources to get the job done on time and on budget. (

    Silver Sponsors

    CBRE leverages the industry’s most powerful knowledge base to meet the commercial real estate needs of its clients worldwide. It offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. (

    Cushman & Wakefield is a commercial real estate services company. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenues of $5 billion. The firm operates in more than 60 countries and has 43,000+ employees. They provide commercial real estate services to help clients turn fixed assets into dynamic assets such as consulting, global occupier services, leasing, valuation & advisory, and more. (


    Ivanhoé Cambridge is a global real estate company active in all aspects of real estate. Its areas of expertise are investment, development, asset management, operations and leasing. It is a subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec pension fund, one of Canada’s biggest institutional fund managers. The Company’s real estate portfolio consists primarily of shopping centres, office buildings and multiresidential properties. It also has ownership interests in logistics services (storage and distribution) buildings, real estate investment funds and hotels. The value of its assets, located mostly in Canada, the United States, Europe, Brazil and Asia, totalled more than CA$40 billion at December 31, 2013. (

    Plaza Retail REIT (TSX: PLZ.UN) is a developer, owner and manager of retail real estate, with a focus on central and eastern Canada. Plaza’s current portfolio includes interests in 298 properties totaling approximately 7.6 million square feet across Canada and additional lands held for development. Plaza properties are anchored by 90.8% national tenants. Their unique business strategy is driven by value-add opportunities to develop and redevelop properties. (


    Bronze Sponsors

    Mach and controlled companies hold substantial investments representing more than 4,5 million square feet of office buildings in Montreal and across Québec. Mach has also built office buildings in Montréal and its surrounding area with a vision for the need for superior office space quality. This attention to clients’ needs has allowed to establish an excellent reputation in the market. These buildings were built and are managed by the Group. In addition, Mach has renovated more than 700,000 square feet of obsolete office space in the Montréal area. (


    Here are some unedited, raw, 100% accurate comments made by
    students who attended our MTL Real Estate Games in October 2015.

    The team behind the 2015 Montreal Real Estate Games nailed the event! Everything was well organized and professional, while being fun and a great learning experience at the same time.

    - Stéphanie Kalaydjian, Human Relations Student at Concordia University

    Last semester I had the pleasure of participating in the first ever Real Estate Games hosted by Concordia’s Real Estate Club. Although I had limited experience with academic competitions, I found the event informative, fun, and challenging. From beginning to end the executive team and volunteers provided an event of high value, surpassing all expectations I had for it and then some. This is a must for anyone interested in real estate. I will most definitely attend again.

    - Jonathan Macdonald-Akbari, Accounting Student at Concordia University

    I loved the Real Estate Games! Besides the friendly competition with our peers, which brought many laughs, I took full advantage to meet with the industry’s gurus. I learned a lot even with a short conversation with any of them.

    - Alice Avetisovna, Business Administration Student at Concordia University

    I found the Real Estate Games to be like no other competition and really enjoyed it. The case was extremely challenging and required not only real estate knowledge but also finance, strategy, marketing, and project management. I will definitely attend again next year!

    - Kevin Henley, Finance Student at Concordia University

    The Real Estate Games was a great learning experience since it allowed students from all faculties to learn about real estate terminology through fun games as well as to build and present a real estate case in front of well known real estate icons.

    - Gabriel Del Rio, Mechanical Engineering Student at Concordia University


      Fifty (50) early bird tickets are available for $30 until February 6th!
      Regular tickets are $35.
      Tickets include all-day access to the venue.
      Lunch, cocktail food, and drinks included.
      Quantities are limited.
      Student ID required.

      Tickets are $40.
      Tickets include all-day access to the venue.
      Lunch, cocktail food, and drinks included.
      Quantities are limited.


      If you’re interested in real estate then this conference is perfect for you.
      The valuable knowledge that you will gain from the industry’s finest experts will help your future ventures.
      You have the opportunity to network with potential employers or business partners.


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      ABOUT US

        The Concordia Real Estate Club (CREC) is the first real estate oriented club at Concordia University. Its goal is to bring awareness of the various aspects of the real estate industry to Concordia and John Molson students. Several cocktail and networking conferences are hosted throughout the year where a variety of professionals within the real estate industry are invited to talk to students.

        2015-2016 Executive Team

        Stéphane Doueihi, President & Founder
        Eugene Joannides, Executive Vice-President
        Gabriel Steinberg, Executive Vice-President
        Jacob Vathis, Board of Directors
        Karly El-Jalkh, Vice-President of Events
        Jacob Merdjanian, Vice-President of External Affairs
        Étienne Pelletier-Gagné, Vice-President of Finance
        Mikael Clermont-Pereira, Vice-President of Internal Affairs
        David Rinaldi, Vice-President of Marketing
        Michael Albanese, Director of Events
        Elissa Kheirallah, Director of Events
        Marla Scattolin, Director of Events
        Aly Awaida, Director of External Affairs
        Geremy Desrochers, Director of External Affairs
        Sophia Sayah, Director of Marketing
        Lucas Servant, Director of Marketing



        Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the conference. You can also follow our Facebook page and send us a message via Facebook.


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