Every topic you'll hear in this one day event has been prepared to deliver the most amount of USEFUL information that you can use IMMEDIATELY. Here are some highlights:

2003 Apartment Sales - What Does This Mean?

  • What is the current investment environment for
  • Will prices continue to rise?
  • Are we entering into a speculative market?
  • Will the shortage of listings continue in 2004?
  • Who are the “new” investors and how to compete with them

The CMHC Report - The REAL Inside Scoop from CMHC

  • How have the vacancy rates and rents evolved on the Montréal rental market over the past year?
  • Which geographical sectors have the best rental performances and which post the greatest rent increases?
  • What will be the impact of new construction in 2004?

City of Montreal

  • What is the state of Montreal’s rental housing stock?
  • What does 2004 have in store for Montreal’s housing assistance programs?
  • Does the City’s partnership approach have a leverage
    effect on the market?

Power Talk Round Table: Apartment Investment Experts 'Talk Straight' On The Issues Apartment Investors NEED To Know

  • A lively discussion featuring real life issues affecting Montreal investors
    • How does the political climate affect your rental sales?
    • What do cap rates mean for you - NOW?
    • How to keep vacancy rates down, in ANY economy
    • Rental board issues - and how to deal with them effectively

Insurance Rates: Are They Going Up?

  • Why is it difficult to find insurance for certain types of older buildings?
  • Why are my premiums going up even though I have no claims?
  • How can I reduce my insurance costs?

The Benefits of a CMHC-insured Refinance Loan

CMHC launched a brand new mortgage refinance product for rental properties and retirement homes. This insurance product offers many advantages to borrowers. What are they?

The Montreal Housing Crisis

  • What are the real causes of the Montreal housing crisis?
  • What would be the likely consequences of deregulating the housing market?
  • How would the poorest segment of the population cope with the abolition of rent-control?

CONFERENCE EXCLUSIVE: Investors Networking Cocktail

  • Rub shoulders with Quebec's apartment investment community in this exclusive cocktail after the conference.
  • Create new relationships; keep alliances strong in this members only event.
  • 'Talk shop' with Montreal apartment investors and experts alike.


We are pleased to be part of this unique one-day conference for the second year in a row. Once again we have positioned the day to focus exclusively on the Montreal Apartment market and the impact on, and opportunity for, investors, owners and financiers. We welcome you to enjoy an interactive, informative and productive day that will address many of the relevant questions and issues that confront the Apartment asset class in today’s ever-changing world.

You’ll hear leading speakers address issues such as:

  • Which way are interest rates going and what does this mean to this sector?
  • Is the “over-development” of condo product a fact or fiction? What does this mean to the apartment business?
  • What is the best way to maximize value now – and in the future?
  • What is happening in the rest of Canada and the United States that may affect Montreal apartment investments?
  • Are the institutions going to own this asset class or do private players still reign?
  • How is the debt market responding to the current apartment dynamic?

Please join us for an information-packed, one day conference on Wednesday February 18, 2004 at the Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal, and find the answers to these questions and many others!

Together with other apartment specialists you will hear many of the industries’ experts’ views on this very exciting and active segment of the real estate industry.

We look forward to sharing this insight with you and to an enjoyable and informative day.

Thank you and all the best to you and your families.

Blake Hutcheson
CB Richard Ellis Limited Toronto, Ontario, Canada