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6th Annual REALPAC / Toronto Metropolitan University Research Symposium

Register for RealPac TMU Research Symposium  (external link, opens in new window) 

Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual 

6th annual REALPAC / Toronto Metropolitan University 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 REALPAC/Toronto Metropolitan University 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. Anson Ho:


416-979-5000 (opens in new window) , ext: 544589

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REALPAC is pleased to invite you to the 6th Annual REALPAC/Toronto Metropolitan University Commercial Real Estate Research Symposium.

The symposium is organized by REALPAC and the Real Estate Management Department (external link)  at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University, and will bring together commercial real estate practitioners, academics and policy makers to share and discuss their research.

We look forward to offering a diverse and insightful program, delivered via Zoom.

 Agenda

Time Session
11:00  - 11:10 Opening Remarks
Michael Brooks, CEO, REALPAC
11:10 - 11:35

Smart Money: What are Canada’s Largest Institutional Investors Doing Post-Pandemic?
Adam Jacobs, Senior National Director, Research, Colliers

11:35 - 12:00 The Effect of COVID-19 on Condominium Pricing Near Subway Stations: A Case Study of Toronto
Meet Shah, Doctoral Candidate, Toronto Metropolitan University
12:00 - 12:25 Textual Disclosures by REITs in an Environment of Extreme Uncertainty                    
Paul Anglin, Professor, University of Guelph
12:25 - 1:00 Inflation, Interest Rates and Fundamentals of Income Producing Properties
Ray Wong, Vice President, Data Operations, Data Solutions, Altus
Anthio Yuen, Senior Director, Research Services & Strategy, GWL Realty Advisors

Michael Brooks, CEO, REALPAC (moderator)
1:00 - 1:20

Lunch Break

Time Session
1:20  - 1:45 Search Frictions and Time to Lease Heterogeneity for Office Properties
Walter D’Lima, Assistant Professor, Florida International University
1:45 - 2:10

Return to Office Trends in Canada
Wendy Waters, Vice President, Research Services & Strategy, GWL Realty Advisors

2:10 - 2:35 Pricing the Upside Potential to Downside Risk
Soon Hyeok Choi, Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
2:35 - 3:00 Climate Transition Risk and Commercial Real Estate
Xue Xiao, Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
3:00 - 3:15 Concluding Remarks
 Anson Ho, Assistant Professor, Toronto Metropolitan University