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Marie-France Benoit, Avison Young

CRE Industry Leaders to Appear at Canada Kick-off

Several commercial real estate industry leaders will appear at Connect’s Canada Kick-off Event in Toronto on June 11.

The afternoon event will be held at CIBC Square at 81 Bay Street in the heart of the city’s financial distirct.

This will be Connect’s first commercial real estate industry conference in Canada. Panelists will include Rob Kumer, the new CEO of Kingsett Capital, Syl Apps, managing director and co-country head for Hines; Lindsay Brand, chief investment officer at Concert Properties; Mark Kenney, CEO of Canadian Apartment Properties REIT; and, Marie-France Benoit, Avison Young’s director of Canadian market intelligence.

They will provide insights on such matters as buyer sentiment amid a lower interest-rate environment, cross-border transaction trends, and investors’ outlook for 2024 and beyond. 

Pictured: Marie-France Benoit, director of Canadian market intelligence for Avison Young

Photo: Courtesy of Avison Young


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About Monte Stewart

Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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