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March 27, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Duration: 3 hour(s)
Early Bird Price: $45+HST Regular Price: $50+HST (at the door)
Show(s): PM Springfest
Location: South Building
Credits: BOMI 3
Stream(s): Professional Skills, Strategy & Leadership
The workplace is in a fundamental period of transformation. Changes in demographics, effects of globalization and technology, expectations of AI and productivity are radically influencing the labour market and availability of talent. Leaders need to rethink their business models, policy-makers need to think beyond automation, academia institutions need to evolve the curriculum and businesses need to redefine work. Listen, engage and participate as our Canadian leaders share their perspectives, strategies and what actionable solutions can be seized to build more competitive, prosperous and sustainable workplaces for all.
Partner, Strategy and Engagement, Matrix360
A native of Montreal with an MBA and over six years of experience in the business world, Ryan is focused on connecting talent with the commercial real estate & development (CRED) industry. Ryan is a champion and partner for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. His passion to provide a platform for people to share their stories and connect their journey fosters his ability
to further build trust as a business leader with Matrix360. Ryan’s dedication is to demystify the standard perceptions surrounding gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, disabilities, class and their impact on the workplace. Ryan is an active member of the CRED community, as he is actively involved with the Urban Land Institute of Toronto (ULI Toronto). He sits on the board for CNU Ontario (Congress for the New Urbanism) and is an Advisory Partner for Toronto Real Estate Leaders (TREL). Ryan leverages his experience and knowledge to continue to be a voice for young professionals, maintaining his mission to help people find their passions in life and work, through inspiration and awareness of what is possible.
Human Resources Director, Epic Investment Services
Michele is a strategic Human Resources leader within the commercial real estate sector. She contributes to organizational objectives by utilizing business acumen, HR best practices, hands-on Human Resources experience and some humor along the way. Her HR career has spanned 3O years with over 20 years in commercial real estate. She worked for a global owner and manager of retail and office assets, Ivanhoe Cambridge, and supported property management teams across Canada, in the UK and USA. She stepped out of the industry to be Senior Director, People and Culture for the Toronto International Film Festival for two years, only to return to the industry last year. She joined Epic Investment Services, a national real estate advisory, asset and property management company with over 14.2 billion in assets and 26 million square feet of property under management. A culture builder with an extensive background in the full scope of human resource management practices, her professional experience includes Talent Acquisition, Succession Planning, Career Coaching, Organizational Design and Workforce Planning.
Vice President, Property Management, Oxford Properties
Kevin is the Vice President, Property Management for the Toronto Office Portfolio. Currently Oxford’s properties Group’s Toronto portfolio of approximately 11M SF includes many of the Canada’s preeminent office addresses including TD Canada Trust Tower, WaterPark Place, Royal Bank Plaza and the new EY Tower at Richmond Adelaide Centre. In his role Kevin, leading a team of over 175 professionals within our property management, security and construction groups, is responsible for delivering exceptional customer service to all of our clients and driving asset value through capital investment. Our team’s priority on delivering sustainable solutions, innovative SMART building features, impactful amenities & experiences are some of the factors why Oxford drives industry leading customer & employee satisfaction scores.
Senior Property Manager, Gulf Pacific Group
Arshmanie Ramkissoon is a firm advocate on the power of believing and manifesting your success. While attending the University of Toronto, she was employed with Park Property Management, and had discovered her passion - real estate. She moved progressively up the ranks and worked with several real estate companies including Kevric, Allied REIT and Avison Young. She is currently the Senior Property Manager at Gulf Pacific, a 3rd party Property Management firm with the head office in Vancouver. She is in charge of their entire Ontario portfolio and has been with them for three years. Education and lifelong learning are central in her life and are her fuel to her growth. She received her Paralegal and Law Clerk Diploma from Centennial College, completed the RPA and FMA designations with BOMI, and is currently on the lookout for the next challenge in her education. She credits her success to several dynamic mentors over the years who continue to inspire her to push forward in leadership. Her focus is to play it forward, where she mentors the necxt generation of leaders. Her personal message to aspiring young people in real estate is to pursue your education – no one can take that from you.
Superintendent of Operations & Maintenance, First Gulf
Jackson Christian works as a Superintendent of Operations & Maintenance at First Gulf. He manages the operations and maintenance of 2 properties totalling 1 million sq. ft of developed asset, it includes a Class A newly built office building located at 351 King Street East and at East Harbour, a master planned 60-acre of mixed-use development located east of the present downtown core. At East Harbour, Jackson also works alongside the development team helping them with the different pre-construction projects that are underway. He started his career as a co-op student working at the Canadian Head Office of Brookfield Office Properties and have also worked with Nustadia Recreation Inc. at Upper Canada College. His work experiences has helped him gain exposure to various types of facilities and its unique operational needs. Jackson is registered with Professional Engineers Ontario as an Engineer-in-Training and is an active member of OSPE and PEO. He is presently a Board Member of Willowdale - Thornhill PEO chapter, serving as a Publications Chair & Government Liaison Program co-chair.
Director Talent Acquisitions, QuadReal Property Group
Dax Sardinha is a Talent Management and Talent Acquisitions leader who for over 17 years, has been helping businesses find their perfect hires through successfully execution of key talent and business objectives. He supports a consultative approach and leverages his knowledge and experience with Learning & Development, Compensation, Benefits, and New hire processes with a focus on Diversity and Mentorship.