REALtalk - Conversations with Commercial Real Estate Leaders

REALtalk - Conversations with Commercial Real Estate Leaders

REALPAC CEO Michael Brooks talks to leaders in Canadian and International Commercial Real Estate

Episodes

March 8, 2022 19 min

On this episode of REALtalk, Antony Slumbers joins Michael Brooks, CEO of REALPAC, for a discussion on the relevance of the office, the need to reimagine office spaces, and what owners and operators of real estate need to do to stay relevant.

The episode covers:

  • Understanding “what work is and how work is done”
  • How office owners can make their product useful and relevant
  • Rethinking who the customer is
  • Understanding what customers’ ne...
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    On this episode of REALtalk, Neil Pegram joins Kris Kolenc, REALPAC’s Manager of Research & Sustainability to discuss ESG data, its current state and usability, areas for improvement, and what the future of ESG data will look like.

    The episode covers:

  • The main data points for ESG, and their importance
  • Financial and nonfinancial impacts and risk data
  • Data around energy, wastewater, carbon emissions, climate resiliency
  • Data-based d...
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    On this episode of REALtalk, David S. Cohen joins Carolyn Lane, COO and VP Member Engagement and Jennifer Lambe, Office Manager at REALPAC to discuss the Great Resignation.

    The episode covers:

  • Impetus behind the “Great Resignation”
  • Trends in Canada
  • Solutions for employers to retain people
  • How will the Great Resignation impact corporate culture?
  • How remote work will impact corporate culture
  • The medium-term impacts of the Great Resignati...
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    On this episode of REALtalk, Michael Bach, Founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) , joins REALPAC COO & VP Member Engagement, Carolyn Lane, to discuss the marginalization of LGBTQ2S+ people, and the urgent need for businesses and society to create safe and inclusive spaces for them.

    The episode covers:

  • Michael’s journey of coming out
  • The meaning of LGBTQ2S+
  • Differences between sexuality ...
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    On this episode of REALtalk, Brendan Wallace, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, joins REALPAC CEO Michael Brooks to discuss the intersection of PropTech and innovation in the age of COVID-19 and beyond.

    The episode covers:

  • The evolution of PropTech
  • What the future of PropTech looks like in a post pandemic world
  • The WeWork crash and its impact on real estate
  • Fifth Wall’s $100 million Retail Fund
  • Accelerating brands beyond b...
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    On this episode of REALtalk, Bill Ferguson, Chairman and CEO of Ferguson Partners, joins REALPAC COO Carolyn Lane to discuss rising to the leadership challenge, the characteristics of great leaders, and what the future of leadership looks like.

    The episode covers:

  • Bill’s new book: The Test is Now Upon Us
  • Skills of leaders in real estate vs other industries
  • Traits and attributes of what make great leaders
  • Generational differences betwe...
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    On this episode of REALtalk, Amy Erixon, Principal and President, Global Investment Management at Avison Young, joins REALPAC’s Manager of Research & Sustainability Kris Kolenc, to discuss leadership and trends across environment, social, governance, and wellness.

    The episode covers:

  • How Avison Young has set up its ESG practice and processes
  • Current areas of focus
  • Integration of these policy areas into all aspects of the business
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    On this episode of REALtalk, Annie Korver, Principal at Rise Consulting, joins REALPAC CEO Michael Brooks for a discussion around Indigenous reconciliation in commercial real estate, what economic reconciliation looks like, and building cultural and organizational competency to enable relationship building and reconciliation.

    The episode covers:

  • The intersection between economic development and reconciliation
  • The importance of ackno...
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    On this episode of REALtalk, Hugh Kolias, CEO of yuhu, joins REALPAC CEO Michael Brooks and COO Carolyn Lane to discuss the state of technology in the multi family asset class, Canada’s progress in this space, and how leaders can equip themselves for the future.

    The episode covers:

  • The state of technology in the multi family market
  • Canada’s relative advances and lags in this area
  • The value of tech during the pandemic, and how tech he...
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    On this episode of REALtalk, Marco Ding, Director, Real Estate at CPP Investments, joins REALPAC CEO Michael Brooks for a discussion about the evolution of the real estate portfolio and portfolio strategy in CPPIB, the impact of disruptive events such as the global financial crisis of 2006-2007, and the way forward for one of Canada’s largest real estate investors.

    The episode covers:

  • The evolution of the real estate group at CPPIB
  • ...
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