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4th Annual REALPAC / Ryerson Research Symposium

Annual REALPAC / Ryerson Research Symposium
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Time: 9:45 - 4:30 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual via. TBA

4th annual REALPAC / Ryerson Canadian Commercial Real Estate Research Symposium will be held virtually in November at the Ted Rogers School of Management.


On behalf of the Real Estate Management department at Ted Rogers School of Management and REALPAC, are pleased to invite you to the 2021 REALPAC/Ryerson Virtual Research Symposium. The symposium brings together commercial real estate practitioners, academics and policy makers to share and discuss their research.

Questions and additional information

Please contact Dr. Dogan Tirtiroglu:, opens in new window

416-979-5000, opens in new window, ext: 543485


The Symposium is divided into two sessions: Morning and Afternoon. Please register separately for each session.

  Morning Session:
     International Real Estate

Time Session
9:45  - 9:55 Morning Introductory Remarks
9:55 - 10:25

Speaker: Prof. Erkan Yonder (Concordia University)

Title: Neighborhood Effects, Immigration, and Real Estate Valuation: A Machine Learning Approach

10:25 - 10:55

Speaker: Dr. Michael Fratantoni (Mortgage Bankers Association)

Title: Are Multifamily Properties Priced Relatively Better in Secondary and Tertiary Markets? Causes and Implications for Renters

11:05 - 11:35

Speaker: Prof. Alina Arefeva (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Title: Impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate

11:35 - 12:05

Speaker: Prof. Luis A. Lopez (University of Illinois Chicago)

Title: Did the Paycheck Protection Program Help Small Businesses? Evidence from Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities

12:05 - 12:10

Morning Closing Remarks

  Afternoon Session:
     Canadian Real Estate

Time Session
1 - 1:10 p.m. Afternoon session: Opening remarks
1:10 - 1:30 p.m. A Ccomparison of Pre-  and during COVID-19 Analysis of cCommute Patterns in Toronto
1:30- 1:50 Face-to-Face Interactions , Tenant Resilient and Commercial Real Estate Performance
1:50 - 2:10 Analysis Forecast During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from REITs
2:10 - 2:30  Modelling Current and Future Demand - Supply Imbalances in Canada's Purpose-Built Rental Sector
2:30 - 2:50  Break
2:50 - 3:10 Canadian Industrial Market - Why it will Continue to Defy Gravity
3:10 - 3:30 ESG Investigating and the Financial Performance: A Panel Data Analysis of Developed REIT Markets
3:30 - 3:50 How Energy Efficiency as a Distributed Energy Resource Transforms ESG Management
3: 50 - 4:25 Speaker Q&A Roundtable
4:25 - 4:30 Afternoon Session Closing Remarks