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 bank. 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: http://conferences.cibcwm.com/login.asp?cid=REALESTATE2009 (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.
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For further information: Media contact: Kevin Dove, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC at (416) 980-8835 or email@example.com