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Schedule at a Glance

  Tuesday May 29
1:00pm - 5:00pm IREM Leadership Conference: Day 1
6:00pm - 7:00pm IREM Networking Reception
  Wednesday May 30
8:00am - 12:00pm IREM Leadership Conference: Day 2
12:00pm - 2:00pm Sector Networking & Luncheon
2:00pm - 3:00pm Keynote Speaker
3:15pm - 9:30pm Off-site Adventure
  Thursday May 31
8:00am - 9:30am Annual General Meeting Breakfast
9:45am - 1:00pm Professional Development Series & Lunch
1:00pm - 3:30pm Chapter Chat Live
6:00pm - 10:00pm 2018 Pursuit of Excellence Awards Gala

Schedule is subject to change - if you have any questions, please contact

IREM Canada Leadership Conference

IREM launched a rebranding campaign this year and with our new logo comes a new attitude. We are excited to see where we can go together! 

Day 1 - Exploring Opportunity

Join your colleagues and dig in during informative sessions covering topics such as the important roles of committees and boards in running an association, and how to be a more effective volunteer leader. The IREM REIC relationship is stronger than ever and together we are committed to exploring your potential.

We can’t wait to explore what 2018 has to offer together!

Day 2 - Perfect Pitch

Perfect your presentation skills and learn how to craft the perfect elevator pitch with IREM’s keynote speaker, Shannon Alter, CPM®. Shannon is a real estate industry expert with over 25 years of experience, and a 35 million square foot portfolio.

This session will hone your expertise and give you the tools you need to best promote yourself, and the IREM and REIC credentials. Take advantage of this opportunity to elevate your skills and reach the next level of your leadership potential!

Shannon Alter, CPM® 

Shannon Alter is an expert in the management, operations and leasing of shopping centers and office buildings. She is Regional Vice President for Associa, a nationwide community management company with over 180 branch offices.  

Shannon has created and developed property and asset management departments for a developer, an anchor retail tenant and a 1031 syndicator. She has a proven track record in helping businesses increase client, tenant and customer satisfaction, develop successful marketing solutions and create exceptional teams.


Keynote Speaker

Warren Weeks

Warren Weeks sold his first newspaper to his grandmother at the age of 5, was Wayne Gretzky’s PR handler for a day and, in 2010, started the viral social media campaign to get former NHL coach Pat Burns into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

In 2003, without a safety net, he quit his job at one of the big banks to start his own media relations business. Since then, he’s worked with some of the biggest and most prominent brands in Canada and beyond. His clients include Shopify, Manulife, Intact Insurance, Gymshark, SickKids Foundation and many more. This past January, he launched an interview-style podcast called The Warren Weeks Show.

Professional Development Sessions

Market Review by Altus Group 

Étienne Guindon and Vincent Shirley, directors at Altus Group Limited, provide market insight to help you minimize risk and maximize value. Altus Group is a leading global provider of software, data and technology-enabled expert services to the global commercial real estate industry.

All About Ethics 

REIC faculty members Gareth Jones, FRI CRES and Georges Renaud, FRI(E) CPM® provide insight to professional ethics and business decision-making.   

Gareth is a real estate broker with over 28 years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate. He is Vice-President, Corporate Development at REIC and is faculty for both REIC and NAR courses. Gareth serves as a Board Director and Chairman of the Commercial Committee for the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB). For five years, he was the Broker/Manager for Canada’s largest independent brokerage, where he managed over 1,300 Realtors and transacted an average of 1,700 deals per month. 

Georges Renaud, FRI(E) CPM®
Georges is a 30 year real estate veteran who has participated in the asset, workout and property management of diverse portfolios across Western Canada, Ontario and Quebec. He is currently Executive Vice President of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance, Director of the REIC Quebec Chapter, and is also an REIC past president. Georges believes in continued education, association work and credentials as a path to a more productive and lucrative career. 


Pursuit of Excellence Awards

The REIC Pursuit of Excellence Awards program recognizes and fosters excellence in professionalism in the real estate industry. Recipients from all across Canada are celebrated for their contributions.  The Awards gala is an evening filled with inspiration, delicious food, entertainment, and hours of enjoyment. It’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of your team or colleagues.
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