The Ivanhoe Cambridge Real Estate Chair at ESG UQAM and BOMA Quebec joined forces in organizing the inaugural “Building the Next Generation in Real Estate” event at the CDP Capital Centre last week, the goal being to promote the diverse occupations in the world of real estate. Students and industry professionals exchanged information and ideas following the launch of six video clips highlighting real estate industry professions.
Building the Next Generation
The event allowed future graduates to meet with professionals and expand their network of contacts. “If we wish to stimulate and prepare qualified students for careers in the industry, we must first make them aware of the challenges and distinctive characteristics of the various occupations within the sector,” noted Anne Marie Guèvremont, president of BOMA Quebec.
The event began with a discussion hosted by Jean-Paul Gagné, editor emeritus of Les Affaires magazine and holder of a Doctorate honoris causa from UQAM. Three industry professionals painted a portrait of real estate issues and challenges: Annie Daniel, general manager - Operations at Place Alexis Nihon, Avi Krispine, vice-president and sales manager with CBRE Quebec, and Dominic Gilbert, general manager at Canderel Management Inc.
“Careers in Real Estate” Video Clips
The get-together also marked the launch of six video clips on career positions in the industry. They featured experts in six different real estate sectors outlining the specific nature of their professions, and explaining the challenges and attractions of a career in their respective fields.
The videos can be viewed on the websites of Ivanhoe Cambridge Chair in Real Estate at ESG UQAM, BOMA and other partners.
- Expert in Building Management and Energy Efficiency – Cofely – “Managing Technical Systems and Energy Efficiency”
- Broker and Commercial Real Estate Consultant – NKF Devencore – “Appropriating the Space”
- Real Estate Lawyer – Miller Thomson, Lawyers – “The Real Estate Lawyer”
- Expert in Real Estate Financing – Fonds Immobilier de solidarité FTQ – “Financing Real Estate Projects”
- Real Estate Appraiser – Altus – “The Real Estate Appraiser”
- Real Estate Investor – Ivanhoe Cambridge – “Real Estate Investment”
“These videos were produced by the Chair as an introduction to the diversity and the demands of a profession in real estate, so as to help better prepare students as regards academic choices and to make them aware of new professional opportunities,” explained Andrée De Serres, who holds the Ivanhoe Cambridge Chair in real estate at ESG UQAM.
The Ivanhoe Cambridge Chair in Real Estate at ESG UQAM
For the past 15 years the Ivanhoe Cambridge Chair in real estate at ESG UQAM has been a privileged network for international exchange among researchers, students, academic and experts from diverse disciplines who share their findings, queries, specific approaches and experience. Its twofold mission is to develop strategic cognitive tools and to provide training and in-depth knowledge about industrial and commercial real estate.
BOMA Quebec is the largest association of commercial property owners and managers in Quebec. Its members own or manage more than 85% of Class A office buildings in the province. A leader in property management since its inception in 1927, through the services it offers BOMA Quebec has developed a reputation for excellence in property management and for increasing the value of commercial real estate assets. For BOMA Quebec, those assets consist not only of the material aspects of a building, but also immaterial aspects such as the quality of the management team, tenant profile and architectural style.
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