BACKGROUND INFORMATION / EVENT OVERVIEW
Taking place with great success in Montreal every two years since 2006 under the title ‘MONTREAL DU FUTUR’, we are now organizing a Toronto version of this unique public event, to showcase multiple major commercial-office, residential, institutional real estate projects as well as transportation/infrastructure projects that will shape the skyline of Metropolitan Toronto over the next few years. This free event will bring together several key business and civic organizations who contribute to the future development of the city, as well as the media and the general public.
For the first time, TORONTO OF THE FUTURE® will bring together key real estate stakeholders in a unique neutral, educational and information-sharing setting. This urban development and infrastructure event will attract significant media exposure and public interest.
TORONTO OF THE FUTURE® will feature a minimum of 30 exhibitors, most showcasing multiple projects.
TORONTO OF THE FUTURE® will include various types of projects:
- Commercial – Office and Retail
- Residential (including mixed use)
- Institutional / Civic
- Infrastructure / Transportation
Target audiences of TORONTO OF THE FUTURE® include:
- Sponsor, exhibitor and media representatives
- Key stakeholders and industry leaders in real estate and development
- Architecture and design professionals
- Skyscraper fans including members of several specialized blogs
- General public
- Graduate university students in the field
FOR INFORMATION, PHOTOS AND MEDIA REPORTS ON MONTREAL DU FUTUR, PLEASE SEE: http://www.boma-quebec.org/fr/montreal_du_futur.php
TORONTO OF THE FUTURE® ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNERS
OXFORD PROPERTIES GROUP – EVENT CO-TITLE SPONSOR & VENUE HOST
Oxford Properties Group is a global platform for real estate Investment, development and management. Oxford’s portfolio includes over $34 billion of real assets that it manages for itself and on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners. The real estate portfolio consists of over 150 properties totaling approximately 56 million square feet, over 9,500 residential units and 3,600 hotels rooms located primarily across Canada, Western Europe and select US markets.
BROOKFIELD OFFICE PROPERTIES CANADA – EVENT CO-TITLE SPONSOR
Brookfield Office Properties Canada is the country’s preeminent office Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Its portfolio is comprised of interests in 27 premier office properties totalling 20.4 million square feet in the downtown cores of Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver, and development sites of 980,000 square feet and 1.4 million square feet in Toronto and Calgary, respectively. Landmark assets include Brookfield Place and First Canadian Place in Toronto and Bankers Hall in Calgary.
NAIOP GREATER TORONTO – EVENT SUPPORTING REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION
The Greater Toronto Chapter of NAIOP, founded in 1977, has become the premier “meeting place” for a diverse and influential mix of the commercial real estate industries top companies and top performers. NAIOP Greater Toronto fosters the ideal business climate where members can share ideas, cultivate new relationships and stay on top of the most current industry information and trends. NAIOP is dedicated to maintaining their chapter as the prominent and relevant voice for commercial real estate in the GTA. As the 2nd largest with more than 50 international chapters NAIOP Greater Toronto Chapter boasts over 1,000 members representing nearly 300 companies. Chapter events attract over 3,000 attendees annually and members share business connections through NAIOP Corporate to over 15,000 other commercial real estate professionals throughout North America.
INFORMA CANADA – EVENT PROMOTER
With approximately 7,000 employees working in some 150 offices in 40 countries around the world, Informa is one of the world’s leading knowledge providers. They create and deliver highly specialized information through publishing, events, training, market intelligence and expertise, providing valuable knowledge to individuals, businesses and organizations around the world. Informa is an international business in the media sector and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Informa Canada produces and manages over 46 seminars, conferences, trade and consumer shows every year. They have events in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. As a well-known entity, Informa Canada produces events in many sectors including construction, design, craft, art, real estate, furniture, furnishings and food. They are known across the real estate industry as the producers of the Real Estate Forums and Construct Canada. Their mission is to create, produce and manage relevant and profitable events, where successful business relationships are formed and nurtured.
RJV COMMUNICATIONS INC. – EVENT FOUNDER & CO-ORGANIZER
Leading PR firm established in 1995 by Robert J. Vezina, a special events expert. The firm specializes in high end/VIP benefit and corporate events in Montreal and Toronto, including a rare expertise in sponsorship and partnership search tied to the events organization. Its clients include the International Economic Forum of the Americas (Toronto, Montreal, Palm Beach), the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Young Photographers Alliance in New York City, the Vimy Foundation of Canada, the Montreal Black & Blue Festival, the Montreal Real Estate Foundation for Kids and BOMA Quebec, just to name a few. It is the owner of the trademarks of Montréal du Futur® and Toronto of the Future®.
For more information and media interviews with the events spokespersons / key event partners:
Robert J. Vezina
President, RJV Communications Inc.
(514) 875-1353 ext. 205
Cell (514) 816-3720
Director, Informa Canada
Cell (416) 558-5505
Interest(s): Industry News Date: April 16, 2015