is part of the Global Exhibitions Division of Informa PLC
This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.
April 5, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Duration: 3 hour(s)
Early Bird Price: $45+HST Regular Price: $50+HST (at the door)
Location: South Building
Credits: BOMI: 3
Stream(s): Professional Skills, Strategy & Leadership
What does it take to elevate your career in Property Management and Operations? The Evolution of Real Estate Series returns with inspirational narratives presented by three industry leaders, coupled with an engaging dialogue aimed to equip you with practical tools for success. Our industry’s talented leaders will share their journey, addressing the challenges, lessons and successes experienced while showcasing their signature leadership style. Our interactive discussion will examine the importance of personal responsibility and explore proven strategies for success. You will walk away with actionable tools and beneficial resources to navigate to the next phase of your career!
Manager, Talent & Inclusion, Matrix360
Delofante Atkins is a Human Resources and Learning & Development Leader with more than eleven years of professional experience. In this capacity, she has participated in and influenced the recruitment, engagement, learning & development and retention practices of a number of global organizations such as Morneau Shepell, OANDA and Brookfield Property Partners
that span the Human Resources Consulting, Foreign Exchange Trading and Commercial Asset Management industries. Currently, at Matrix360, Delofante is responsible for leading the conversation of change through educational and professional development initiatives, with the goal of elevating the Canadian real estate workplace. As a Diversity & Inclusion Advisor, Delofante is passionate about eliminating the barriers that inhibit diverse environments and strongly believes that diversity is the sparkle that really makes life luminous.
Vice-President, Property Management, Dream Office REIT
Simone is a true people leader. She is a strong advocate and ally for building bridges and closing the generational gap in the real estate industry. Currently as the Vice President of Property Management for DREAM Office REIT, Simone is able to connect, mentor and inspire property management and operations professionals. She has a successful tenure in leadership positions within Canada’s top real estate firms. She is a voice and an active volunteer in the education and advancement of young women at the Toronto District School Board and I am Cup for Africa, a non-profit organization. Simone’s personality is infectious and her leadership style is dynamic.
Project Manager, Brookfield Office Properties
Emmanuel is a highly motivated Construction Project Manager, who is passionate about his profession and the Real Estate industry. He has been opportune in the past 15 years to work in various roles and capacities within the industry, ranging from Real Estate Appraiser, Facilities Manager to Supply chain Manager for various commercial real estate and property development companies both locally and internationally. Emmanuel has a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc.) in Estate Management and a Master’s degree in Construction Project Management from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who currently works as a Construction Project Manager at Brookfield Property Partners, where he oversees and represents the interest of the Landlord in interior build outs of retail and office spaces.
Manager, Talent & Communications, 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 and inclusion. 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), Toronto Real Estate Leaders
(TREL) and CNU Ontario (Congress for the New Urbanism). 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.
General Manager, Oxford Properties Group
Nuno Topa is a young leader within the real estate management industry. He is currently a General Manager with Oxford Properties Group, overseeing assets of 1M square feet. He is responsible for the overall integrity of the assets he manages, which includes financial returns, general operations, the customer experience, strategic short-term and long-term objectives, as well as enhancing the collaborative approach within the team he leads. With twelve years of experience, Nuno has developed into his current role by being in various operations and property management positions. He has been extensively involved in new development, LEED and industry-recognized certifications, capital planning, and corporate initiatives. Nuno’s progressive leadership focuses on establishing a strong team culture, which translates into greater engagement, and thus, positive results. He is keen on sharing his career experiences and promoting the growth of the next generation of young leaders. Nuno has his Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and is also a member of BOMA Toronto.