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2017 Annual Convention – Montréal

Date & Time September 24, 2017 - September 27, 2017
Venue Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth 900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W Montréal, QC Canada

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† Ticketed event  * Closed event

Sunday, September 24


Development Tour: Montréal Embraces Major Public-Private Infrastructure and Real Estate Projects

A combination bus and walking tour.

Tour Guides: Marie-Andrée Boutin, Vice President of Real Estate, Aldo Group; Michel Couillard, CRE, President, CEO, Busac Real Estate; Nicolas Désourdy, Vice-President & Partner, Leasing, Carbonleo; Brian Fahey, President, fahey + associates; Claude Marcotte, Vice President, Carbonleo; Alexandre Ménard, Director, Investments and Development, Busac Real Estate; and Brian Salpeter, Senior Vice President, Development, Cadillac Fairview

These are exciting times in Montréal and developments worth billions are sprouting up left and right.  The orange cones that have been bedeviling Montréal motorists appear to be paying off and the  real estate community is decidedly buoyant about the high number of construction projects in the city.  On this tour, you will drive on Bonaventure Boulevard – the redevelopment of the entrance to Downtown Montréal.  Then continue on the old Champlain Bridge and view the new bridge under construction – a major public-private partnership project.

The next stop is Quartier DIX30 – Canada’s largest commercial lifestyle center. It was designed to emulate an urban or downtown shopping experience with boutiques, hotels, office and work spaces, restaurants, entertainment and sports venue to meet the needs of non-core dwellers living on the South Shore of Montréal.  Then you will visit Griffintown, the industrial birthplace of Canada that was home to a storied working-class Irish community, now transformed into a vibrant hot neighborhood for students, young professionals and empty nesters; one of numerous examples of urban rejuvenation and transformation happening in the downtown core.

Lastly, a presentation by Cadillac Fairview, giving an overview of the development of Deloitte Tower, the city’s latest Platinum LEED, privately-owned and financed commercial office tower built part of the Quad-Windsor development, a major mixed-use redevelopment in the area surrounding Gare Windsor and the Bell Centre.


Welcome Reception †

Au Sommet Place Ville Marie

We’ll kick the Convention off with the most beautiful views of Montréal at Au Sommet Place Ville Marie across the street from the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. On the 46th floor, the 360° Observation Deck offers an unparalleled view. But this essential space offers much more than a view: It’s the very best definition of Montréal as seen from the top, with a wonderful tasting experience of typical Montréal cuisine.

Monday, September 25


Spouse & Guest Tour with Lunch †


There could not be a better time to come to Montréal! The stage has been set for you as the country has been celebrating all year long! You will join in the merriment while enjoying stories and many notable sites throughout Montréal. Experience this city, an early French-colonial fur trade town, and find out what and how it has become what it is today!

For lunch you will take time to give back to this wonderful city. Robin des Bois is a warm and welcoming place located in the heart of the city. It’s at once a hip neighborhood eatery and an inviting environment where the food is delicious and the ambiance friendly. It’s an easy way to contribute to charities that are working to make its community a better place; all workers are volunteers and all profits are donated to the least fortunate in this community. Delectable meals are prepared and served, with a generous helping of social conscience and individual responsibility.


Chair’s Dinner †

Le Mount Stephen Hotel

Located in the heart of Montréal’s Golden Square Mile lies Le Mount Stephen Hotel. The historic backdrop for this year’s Chair’s Dinner honoring 2017 Chair of the Board, Scott Muldavin and wife, Susanne Ragen and welcoming 2018 Chair of the Board, Joe Nahas and wife, Suzanne.

Le Mount Stephen Hotel is a brand new addition to the historic private club, since 1926, originally the home to George Stephen, President of the Bank of Montréal in 1876 and later the first President of Canadian Pacific Railway. Enjoy the evening at this magnificent property of priceless architectural and heritage value.

Tuesday, September 26


Farewell Reception

Take this opportunity to informally connect one more time with fellow attendees at the headquarters hotel, the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth.  Enjoy complimentary pre-dinner cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and excellent company before you embark on your evening plans.