2014 Canadian Hotel Investment Conference // May 5+6, 2014 // Eaton Chelsea Toronto Hotel

Coming in OCTOBER 2014 to Vancouver // Western Canadian Hotel & Resort Investment Conference // Hosted by CBRE Hotels and HLT Advisory

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Program

 
 
MAY 5, 2014
Four Seasons Hotel Toronto | 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Ontario M4W 0A4
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION OPENS

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

OPENING RECEPTION
(Vinci Room)



Conference hosts CBRE Hotels, Colliers International Hotels and HLT Advisory Inc. welcomes all registered delegates to the new Four Seasons Toronto Hotel for a deluxe reception.

 
MAY 6, 2014
Eaton Chelsea Toronto Hotel | 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4
7:00 am - 8:30 am

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
 
(Churchill Ballroom Foyer)

Breakfast Sponsored by:

8:30 am - 8:45 am

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
(Churchill Ballroom)

Speakers:
Lyle Hall | HLT Advisory

MORNING PLENARY SESSION

8:45 am - 10:00 am

 

PLENARY #1: THE MARKET HAS BEEN HOT
(Churchill Ballroom)

Why are so many hotels trading and who is buying them? What are the real estate plays and how do they differ by market and asset class. What are the main economic drivers for this activity? Will Canada continue to be the “It” country for investment and is the shift to greater foreign investment sustainable?

Moderator:
Lyle Hall | HLT Advisory 

Speakers:
Tony Cohen | Global Edge Investments | Crescent Hotels & Resorts 
Nora Duke | Fortis Properties Corporation
Rahim Lakhoo | Coastal Hospitality Ltd  
Bill Stone | CBRE Hotels
Craig Wright | RBC Capital Markets, Real Estate Group

10:00 am - 10:30 am

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
(Churchill Ballroom Foyer)

Sponsored by: 

 
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE A1, A2 OR A3

10:30 am - 11:30 am

 

A1: CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW: EASTERN CANADA
(Rossetti Breakout Room)

This is the first of two sessions that dive into the market subtleties that bring distinction to Eastern versus Western Canada. The real goods on Eastern Canada will be delivered by leading professionals with national investment, appraisal and ownership expertise. Speakers with real time experience will dissect local and regional trends.

Moderator: 
David Larone | PKF Consulting 

Speakers:
Philippe Gadbois | Atlific Hotels
Serge Primeau | Urgo Hotels 
Luke Scheer | CBRE Hotels  

10:30 am - 11:30 am

A2: DO YOUR DILIGENCE
(Wren Breakout Room)

There has been a growing trend of ever expanding due diligence by both sellers and buyers. With lender requirements increasingly onerous and provincial building and code guidelines quickly evolving, hotel buyers require more and more information for which to operate and acquire hotels. Conversely, sellers need to pro-actively identify potential deal obstacles and develop sale strategies. These experts will help walk you through the highlights.

Moderator:
Eric Spindler | Select Hotel Investment Corp

Speakers:
Jeff Hyslop | Westmont Hospitality Group 
Ian Ricci | GE Capital Canada 
Gordon Stratford | HOK
Robert Watters | Watters Environmental Group Inc.  

10:30 am - 11:30 am A3: WE PROMISED TO REPAY YOU BUT…
(Scott Breakout Room)

Sometimes even the best laid plans don’t always work out.  What happens when revenues don’t materialize, construction costs get out of hand and/or unexpected operating expenses materialize?  Communication is often the key (early, honest and plentiful).  This session looks at the practical requirements behind loan extensions, modifications and workouts…with a perspective from  all sides.

Moderator:
Adam Zalev | Alvarez & Marsal Canada Securities ULC 

Speakers:
Ross Brennan | Trez Capital 
Russell French | BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada)
Jay Feldman | Goodmans LLP 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

NETWORKING BUSINESS LUNCH
(Churchill Ballroom Foyer)

We are serving a healthy business lunch. Options include beef, fish, pastas and many salads. Vegetarian and gluten free options will also be available.
If you have specific allergies, please let us know when completing your registration and we will happily work with the hotel to accommodate you.   

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

PLENARY #2: AMANDA LANG INTERVIEWS SYLVAIN FORTIER AND SIMON TURNER
(Churchill Ballroom)

Amanda Lang, from CBC News, returns to the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference to interview two leaders in the Canadian hotel investment space: Sylvain Fortier, Executive VP of Hotels at Ivanhoe Cambridge and Simon Turner Starwood, President of Global Development at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Don’t miss this insightful look into the Canadian (and international) hotel ownership and investment world from two of the key players.

Brought to you by: Realstar Hospitality

 

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

INTERMISSION
It's time to stretch your legs and walk to your next session!

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE B1, B2 OR B3
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm B1: CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW: WESTERN CANADA
(Rossetti Breakout Room)

The second of two sessions that reviews the market nuances driving operating performance and transaction activity in Western Canada. Leading professionals with national investment, appraisal and ownership expertise discuss local and regional trends providing real time examples.

Moderator:
Carrie Russell | HVS 

Speakers:
Akbar Manji | First Canadian Management Corp.
Ryan McRae | SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
Robert Pratt | Coast Hotels
Mark Sparrow | CBRE Hotels 

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm B2: FOCUSING ON SITES
(Wren Breakout Room) 

What are the differentiators that turn a good site into a great site? When does a ground up build make more sense than an acquisition? What land values and returns do you need to make a project feasible? How do you properly assess a market? These key questions will be answered by a leading team of professionals.

Moderators:
Brian Flood | CBRE Hotels
Charles Suddaby | Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Speakers:
Stuart Laurie | InterContinental Hotels Group
Manlio Marescotti | Marriott International
Danny Murphy | DP Murphy Hotels and Resorts
Minaz Rahemtulla | Luxury Hotels Management Group
Eric Watson | Superior Lodging Corp | MasterBuilt Hotels

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

B3: WE BOUGHT THIS FOR THE UPSIDE - FINDING AND EXECUTING ON THE VALUE ADD PIECES
(Scott Breakout Room)

Some of the biggest returns are found in expansions, renovations, repurposing and repositioning. How do you find the right deal for your objectives and how and when do you execute on unrealized opportunities? Frank discussion from those that have been there and done that…successfully.

Moderator:
Sara Glenn | Whetstone Partners

Speakers:
Drew Coles | Oxford Properties Group
Donna Hilsinger | Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites
Adrian Mauro | Chamberlain Architect Services Limited
Anil Taneja | Palm Holdings 

 

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 
(Churchill Ballroom Foyer)

Sponsored by:

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

 

FINAL PLENARY: THE CAPITAL MARKETS ARE OPEN!
(Churchill Ballroom)

What it takes to get the debt and equity raised for all hotel asset classes, whether individual, portfolio or entity deals. Which asset types or markets are most attractive, and which are treated with caution? This session will appeal to private investors and public market participants alike.

Moderator:
Joel Rosen | Horwath HTL

Speakers:
Bettina Graef- Parker | Aareal Bank AG
Neil Labatte | Global Dimension Capital 
Robin McLuskie | Colliers International Hotels 
Paul Scholz | Institutional Mortgage Capital

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

CLOSING REMARKS
(Churchill Ballroom )

Speakers:
Bill Stone | CBRE Hotels

5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

CLOSING RECEPTION
(Mountbatten Lane)

Held in conjunction with delegates from the Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit