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Media Advisory - Leading real estate executives to discuss opportunities and challenges at CIBC's 14th annual North American Real Estate Equities Conference

    More than 500 real estate executives and investors to attend

    TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - CIBC will host its 14th
annual North American Real Estate Equities Conference on Tuesday, April 7,
2009 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
    More than 500 North American real estate executives and investors will
attend the conference to discuss the state of the real estate and capital
markets. The day will feature four panel discussions that will address the key
issues facing the sector today.-   Property Markets - A Global View with panellists Tom Farley,
        President & CEO, Brookfield Properties Corporation; David Henry,
        President, Vice Chairman & CIO, Kimco Realty Corporation; Dori Segal,
        President & CEO, First Capital Realty Inc.; and Andrea Stephen,
        Executive Vice President, Investments, Cadillac Fairview Corporation

    -   Capital Markets Update with panellists Michael Emory, President &
        CEO, Allied Properties REIT; Thomas Hofstedter, President & CEO,
        H&R REIT; Armin Martens, President & CEO, Artis REIT; and
        Simon Nyilassy, President & CEO, Calloway REIT

    -   Money Managers' Panel - What Do You/Don't You Like? with panellists
        Oscar Belaiche, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Goodman & Company
        Investment Counsel, Dynamic Funds; Ira Gluskin, President & CIO,
        Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.; Lee Goldman, Senior Vice President
        & Portfolio Manager, First Asset Investment Management Inc.;
        Kevin Hall, Senior Portfolio Manager, Canadian Equity Investments,
        Guardian Capital LP; and Dennis Mitchell, Portfolio Manager,
        Sentry Select Capital Inc.

    -   Private Equity Update with panellists David Arthur, President & CEO,
        Brookfield Real Estate Opportunity Fund; Christopher Chee, Managing
        Director, The Blackstone Group L.P.; Richard Dansereau, President &
        COO, Cadim, a division of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec; and
        Jon Love, Managing Partner & CEO, KingSett Capital Inc.Also featured at the conference will be a presentation on the Canadian
and global economies by Avery Shenfeld, Chief Economist for CIBC's wholesale
    Diane Francis, broadcaster, best-selling author and editor-at-large for
the National Post, will be the keynote speaker at lunch. She will share her
unique insight into what governments and businesses should be doing to manage
through these difficult times.
    This event is by invitation only. Media wishing to attend are required to
register in advance by calling 416-980-8835. More information on the
conference, including an agenda and a list of presenting companies can be
found at:
(password: REIB09) A live audiocast will be available from this link on the
day of the conference.

    CIBC World Markets Inc. is the corporate and investment banking arm of
CIBC. To deliver on its mandate as a premier client-focused and Canadian-based
wholesale bank, it provides a wide range of credit, capital markets,
investment banking, merchant banking and research products and services to
government, institutional, corporate and retail clients in Canada and in key
markets around the world.

For further information:
For further information: Media contact: Kevin Dove, Communications and
Public Affairs, CIBC at (416) 980-8835 or