Your Guide to the #REIC2018 Annual Conference and AGM

May 07, 2018
This year the theme for the REIC Annual Conference and AGM is Exploring Opportunities, and we don’t want you to miss a single one at this exciting three-day event in Montreal, QC. With that in mind, we have put together this guide for making the most out of your experience and to help you prepare for three days of informative sessions, networking, and celebration of professional growth.
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#1 –Exploring Opportunity with IREM and REIC
Join your colleagues and dig in during informative sessions at the IREM Canada Leadership Conference - 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. Following the leadership conference, there will be a networking dinner where you can extend your national and global connections. 

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#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!

#3– Media Musts with Keynote Speaker, Warren Weeks
Warren Weeks is one of Canada’s busiest and most-trusted media trainers. He 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.

#4- Market Review by Altus Group 
Altus Group is focused on bringing transparency and insight into every aspect of the real estate life cycle to help professionals make better, informed decisions. They are a forward-thinking, global team of more than 2,500 professionals across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific who bring depth and experience across all real estate sectors and are driving change in the industry via software, data analytics and technology-enabled expert services, to help minimize risk and maximize value on investments.

At this review, Étienne Guindon and Vincent Shirley, directors at Altus Group Limited, will provide market insight to conference attendees to help you make informed decisions on your investments.

#5– 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 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. 

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#6– Celebrate Successes at the Pursuit of Excellence Awards Gala
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.

This event is not a trade show with countless booths, but an opportunity to build important and meaningful industry relationships. Click here for event details and registration!
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The Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing education and professionalism in the real estate industry. Our courses and designation programs shape the future of real estate by enhancing the skills of talented professionals and business leaders. Committed to the highest professional and ethical standards, REIC has been educating and certifying specialists since 1955.