June 2018 Newsletter
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June 2018 Newsletter

Updated: Sep 13, 2018

Hopefully everybody is enjoying their summer so far, and is making the most out of the warm weather that has finally come our way!

We would like to begin our first newsletter for the 2018-2019 year by thanking our 2017-2018 RREA Execs! The Rotman Real Estate Association saw continued growth and success this past year thanks to a tremendous effort from the dedicated executive team, who worked tirelessly to run numerous industry events allowing MBA students to connect with leading professionals within real estate.

As the new executive team settles in, our mission is to inform, develop, and connect students with opportunities across the real-estate industry. We look forward to continuing to build the Rotman brand in real estate. In the meantime, Ryan Hixon, Nadine Di Nardo, Adam Lambros, Lisa Van Espen, Oscar Piovesan, and Adam Moghtaderi, thank you for a fantastic year and best of luck in all your future endeavours!

Upcoming Events Check out some of the industry events below throughout the coming months!

Make sure to register on R-world for all Rotman-related events! * ULI Summer Social 2018 Join ULI Toronto for the 8th Annual Summer Social! This is your chance to meet Toronto's real estate and development community in Toronto's coolest backyard. ADMISSION Members: $30; Non-Members: $40. Last day to register is July 10, 2018. For assistance with registration please email toronto@uli.org.

Date: July 12th 2018: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: The Addisons Residence, 456 Wellington St West Dress: Business Casual

Professional Development Course: ARGUS Enterprise This one-day DCF to AE training course is designed for ARGUS DF users. The course will help you learn and get productive in ARGUS Enterprise in a single day. The course covers the AE user interface and discusses the different modules available, and the course demonstrates how to import a DCF 15 file into AE and audit the file for potential variances. Registration is limited to 12 students.

Date: August 16th, 2018

Location: Altus Group Limited, 33 Yonge Street, 5th Floor Registration Link Here

RREA Connect: RREA Alumni Social Come on down to 3 Brewers Adelaide to reconnect with previous RREA and Rotman alumni this fall. This is a great opportunity to either connect or reconnect with alumni from all across the real estate space in a casual setting downtown. This event is open to RREA 2nd-year members and alumni only. More information re: registration will be provided closer to the date.

Date: September 11th, 2018

Location: 3 Brewers Adelaide, 120 Adelaide Street West Dress: Business Casual

ULI/PwC Annual Trends in Real Estate Program PwC and ULI's Emerging Trends in Real Estate is a highly-regarded and widely-read forecast report in North America. The 2019 edition will look to provide an in-depth review of the key trends and outlook in the Canada and US real estate markets. To inquire about attendance, or for more information, please contact toronto@uli.org

Date: October 19th, 2018

Location: The Carlu, 444 Yonge St., 7th Floor Dress: Business Casual

ULI Fall Meeting 2018 Join more than 6,000 real estate industry leaders! By attending, you will meet developers, investors, architects, planners, brokers, academics, attorneys, decision makers, and public officials. Join your peers October 8-11 in Boston, where the power of the built environment to influence the development of networks will be on full display. This year's ULI Fall Meeting will feature content, tours, and networking events developed by members, for members.

Date: October 8th to 11th, 2018

Location: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts Dress: Business Casual

On Your Radar

We're happy to announce the 2018-2019 Executive Team!

President - Ron Leung VP Finance - Mike McConnell VP Internal - Michael Guberman VP External - Robin Simpson-McKay VP Strategic Initiatives - Martin Blatt VP Communications - John Mason

We are looking forward to another fantastic year with the Rotman Real Estate Association, and are already planning great events for all RREA members!

ULI is currently offering free ULI student memberships to - you guessed it - students! In order to benefit from this offer you need to apply for student membership before the end of June 30th. Students can apply via the following Survey Monkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8VD2CN. This is a great opportunity, so make sure not to miss it!

RREA is currently working with the Rotman GBC to finalize the event list and schedule for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. Be sure to keep an eye on the website, Rotman calendar, and this newsletter for more information on our upcoming events!

Make sure to include Real Estate as an interest on your RCareer profile as many opportunities for jobs and internships are coming up without establishing an official job application. On occasion, candidates are notified directly by the Career Centre.

Industry Awareness

Deadline for ‘Sidewalk Toronto’ plan pushed back . PRIME Condos to Add to CentreCourt's East Side Portfolio . North America Critical Infrastructure Protection Market Report 2018 . Extreme weather and transportation: Adapting to reality

Crews start filling Lake Ontario for Toronto's newest waterfront community

Bentall Kennedy achieves Canada's first Zero Carbon Building – Performance certification


In an effort to provide real feedback from real estate professionals, we have put together a list of testimonials from RREA members (past and present) that speak to their experiences and learnings from the RREA, and in some cases how the RREA prepared them for their careers in real estate.

The RREA was a pillar of my Rotman experience. I developed industry knowledge and built relationships with like-minded peers and industry leaders, including those that are part of the strong RREA Alumni network.

 - Catherine Wilson, Infrastructure, CPPIB

Being a part of the Rotman Real Estate Club has been a truly rewarding experience. Sharing my passion for real estate with classmates, discussing the latest trends with industry professionals, having coffee chats with top managers and CEO's of real estate firms and pension funds within Toronto are just a few experiences I enjoyed during my first year with the RREA. Furthermore, I was able to participate in the Cadillac Fairview Case Competition, which helped me develop good relationships with classmates with similar interests. Finally, the RREA helped me to connect with my current employer, TAKOL Real Estate Inc., for my summer internship!

 - Ed Mitcura, MBA 2019

Coming into the MBA I had an interest in the Real Estate industry but, honestly, didn't know a lot about it. Through the Rotman Real Estate Club I was able to learn about all aspects of the business, from Development to Asset Management, through fun, intimate events. The events also provided an excellent opportunity to connect with industry experts and Rotman alumni that were able to help me as I searched for a summer internship. Overall, the club and its events were able to help answer all the questions I had about a career in the Real Estate industry and connect me with the people to make it possible.

 - Krizia Napolitano, MBA 2019

That's it for now. Have a fantastic long weekend from your RREA Execs!

Psssst... if you haven't done so yet, drop us a follow on our social media to see pictures from our events! Links below.

Thank you to our sponsors.

The Rotman Real Estate Association would like to take the time to thank all of our generous sponsors who support us throughout the the 2019-2020 school year.


Smart Centres


Acorn, Daniels



For information on how to get involved in sponsorship, please contact us to learn more.

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