Season Three: PMA - CIBC Summit Series

In Season 3 of our highly successful Summit Series, our Moderators from PMA Brethour will facilitate a variety of in-depth discussions covering all aspects of the real estate market. From current trends and future predictions to politics and finances, we will be examining every piece of this complex market with the help of Guest Speakers from across the industry. Join us every month for an exciting new episode, beginning February 24th, 2022!

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Episode 8 | THE SEASON FINALE – A Year in Review

After a challenging year, Ontario’s real estate market has seen a rollercoaster of change as Canada’s interest hikes impact the industry. In our final episode for 2022, our experts face the changes head-on as they examine the current conditions, follow the trends to predict the market trajectory, and share their insight on how to navigate murky waters. Join our Guest Speakers Benjamin Tal, Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets Inc., Lianne McOuat, Vice President, Strategy McOuat Partnership, Andrew Brethour, Executive Chairman, PMA Brethour Realty Group for our final episode as we round off the season and launch into another new year!

Episode 7 |  THE BUILDER’S VOICE – A Coast to Coast Check Up

Alongside major developers from across the country, we embark on a deep-dive into Canada’s widespread housing markets! This month, we look beyond Toronto with incredible insights from the industry’s top decision makers for a coast-to-coast roadmap of Canadian real estate. From Vancouver to Nova Scotia and everywhere in-between, our experts hail from every major market in the country. Find out what’s keeping them up at night, where they are focusing their efforts, and what to expect in the next year. Guest Speakers: Andrew Inch – Cresco, Geoff McMurdo – Activa, Jared Bensky – Wycliffe Homes, Winson Chan – Tridel, Joe Starkman – Knightsbridge Homes, Robin Conners – Westwood 360 Partners, Cheryl Rice – PMA Ottawa and Chris Markovic – PMA Brethour Realty Group


This month, we raise the stakes with a dynamic one-on-one with the Bank of Canada’s 9th Governor, Stephen Poloz! Governor for seven years until 2020 and author of a compelling new book, “The Next Age of Uncertainty: How the World Can Adapt to a Riskier Future”, Stephen Poloz possesses the perfect mind to cut to the root of the rising rates, and shed some much-needed light on the industry’s future. With his experience and incredible insight combined with industry expert Andrew Brethour, it’s sure to be a spectacular discussion.

Episode 5 | TACKLING THE TASK FORCE – How is Ontario Addressing Affordability?

With Ontario’s housing in crisis, the Provincial Government has come up with a plan to reform the housing industry and give financial control back to the people. This month, our experts break down the Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force, analyze the province’s plan to stabilize the market, and explain what that means for the future of the industry. Join our Guest Speakers: David Wilkes, President & CEO, Building Industry and Land Development Association Julie Di Lorenzo, President, Diamante Urban Corp. Luca Bucci, CEO, Ontario Home Builders’ Association Andrew Brethour, Executive Chairman of PMA Brethour Realty Group

Episode 4 | WHO TURNED OUT THE LIGHTS? A look at the Changing Market

The real estate market is in flux, but what caused this tumultuous time? Many people continue to move outside the city even as some begin to return, causing a rapid shift in market values. Combined with rising interest rates, new legislation, and changing priorities, what will real estate look like in the coming months? This month, our experts will discuss the changing currents, cause and effect, and when we might expect the lights to come back on. Join our Panelists Andrew Brethour, Executive Chairman of PMA Brethour Realty Group, Stan Ivankovic, Vice President of Business Development & Consulting at Environics Analytics, Leor Margulies, Real Estate Group leader at Robins Appleby LLP and Sherry Speakman, National Manager of Builder Business Development at CIBC for their insights and discussion

Episode 3 | The Brokers Summit

This month, The Broker Summit returns! Hear from the agents in the field about what’s hot, what’s not, and what buyers really want. These experts have their fingers on the pulse of Toronto’s real estate market, and their invaluable insight is certain to shed light on the true nature of today’s trends. We will be joined by Lisa Carboni to moderate the discussion, aided by her dynamic background in market research. As the lead of pmainsiders, a broker outreach program, Lisa’s expertise brings incredible vision to the table. Moderated by: Lisa Carboni, VP, Sales and Broker Relations Andrew Brethour, Executive Chairman of PMA Brethour Realty Group, with Guest Speakers: Hunny Gawri, Founder and Managing Partner of My Investment Brokers, ReMax Real Estate Centre Vicky Huang, President and Broker of Record of Bay Street Group Michael Kalles, President of Harvey Kalles Real Estate Sahil Punni, Founder of Elite Real Estate Group

Episode 2 | THE RETURN OF THE 416 – The High Rise Summit

Over the past two years, pandemic priorities saw an ever-increasing desire for properties outside the city, connections with nature, and outdoor space. But as the tides change, showing the ever-growing demand returning to the Downtown Core, what does that mean for the high-rise market? This month, Grace Poon, PMA Director of Research, will be leading a discussion on the dynamic downtown high-rise environment, what it means for the future of growing prices and what drives it, along with help from our experienced industry experts.

Episode 1 | THE MARKET REVIEW SUMMIT – PMA | CIBC 2022 Economic Update with Benjamin Tal

Andrew Brethour and Benjamin Tal discuss the state of the economy as Feb 2022! A published expert in all things commerce, real estate, credit markets, and business, Benjamin Tal is Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Inc. He has advised industry leaders, clients, corporate boards, trade associations, and governments for nearly 20 years, offering his expertise on financial and economic matters.