October 28, 2022 - October 28, 2022


9 AM - 4:30 PM


Virtual event

REALPAC is pleased to invite you to the 5th Annual REALPAC/Toronto Metropolitan University Canadian Commercial Real Estate Research Symposium.

The symposium is organized by REALPAC and the Real Estate Management Department 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.


09:00 – 09:10Opening Remarks
Michael Brooks, CEO, REALPAC
09:10 – 09:40
Pandemic Mobility & Risk Impacts on CRE: Evidence from Canadian REITs
Erkan Yönder, Associate Professor, Finance, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University 
09:40 – 10:10

Stock Market’s Reaction to Economic Efficiency Measures of Canadian REITs & an Assessment of Public Policy on REITs
Sedat Ogeturk,  PhD Student, Real Estate Management and Retail Management Departments, Toronto Metropolitan University
10:10 – 10:40
Estimating Commercial Property Fundamentals from REIT Data
Anil Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University; Alex Van de Minne, Assistant Professor, Finance, University of Connecticut
10:40 – 11:00BREAK
11:00 – 11:30
Work From Home & the Office Real Estate Apocalypse
Arpit Gupta, Associate Professor, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Kaufman Management Center
11:30 – 12:00
A Framework for Considering Office Demand in a Post-pandemic World
Mike Fratantoni, Chief Economist, Senior Vice President of Research and Industry Technology, Mortgage Bankers Association
12:00 – 1:30LUNCH BREAK
13:30 – 14:00

Real Estate Security Token Offerings & the Secondary Market: Driven by Crypto Hype or Fundamentals?
Julia Kreppmeier, Research Assistant & PhD student, Department of Finance at the University of Regensburg
14:00 – 14:30
The Value of Connections – Evidence from CRE
Walter D’Lima, Assistant Professor, Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate, College of Business Florida International University
14:30 – 15:00

How Detrimental is the Unrelieved Debt During the Pandemic? The Case of Commercial Mortgages
Dayin Zhang, Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, School of Business, University of Wisconsin
15:00 – 15:15BREAK
15:15 – 15:45 Fewer Players, Fewer Homes: Concentration & the New Dynamics of Housing Supply
Luis Quintero, Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University
15:45 – 16:15Housing Market Dynamics Following A Major Hurricane
Hoanh Le, PH.D Student, Economics Department at University of Houston
16:15 – 16:30Closing Remarks
Dogan Tirtiroglu, Chair and Professor, Real Estate Management Department, Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University

Questions & Additional Information
Please contact Dr. Anson Ho, Assistant Professor, Department, Real Estate Management, (416) 979-5000 ext. 544593

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