October 24, 2022
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
9:05 am – SESSION I: WHERE ARE WE IN THE ECONOMIC CURRENT?
Speaker: Dr. Mike Linehan – National Head of Residential Mortgages, RBC
Session Description: As Vice-President and National Head of RBC Mortgage Specialists, Mike Linehan analyzes how we arrived at current market conditions and what to expect moving forward. During his session, he will explore market trends, both residential and commercial, and discuss how Saskatchewan is well-positioned to navigate the affordability issues being experienced in other markets across Canada.
9:50 am – SESSION II: THE ECONOMICS BEHIND RESILIENCE IN SASKATCHEWAN
Speaker: Ann-Marie Lurie – Chief Economist, REB Resources
Session Description: Ann-Marie Lurie, Chief Economist with REB Resources, will provide insight into the macroeconomic climate and factors that impact the Saskatchewan real estate market. With over 20 years of experience in the real estate sector, Ann-Marie takes a deep dive into Saskatchewan market statistics and what they mean for the industry.
REB Resources is a subsidiary of the Calgary Real Estate Board and the Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association formed a partnership in early 2022 to further develop Saskatchewan’s analysis of housing data across the province.
Followed by a Networking Break
10:50 am – SESSION III: THE RISE OF PURPOSE-BUILT RENTALS IN SASKATCHEWAN
Moderated By: Cam Choquette – CEO, Saskatchewan Landlord Association
Carla Browne – President, Real Property Management Canada
Alex Miller – Founder & CEO, Big Block Construction
Session Description: The economics of purpose-built rentals are changing, both for the investor, the operator, and the consumers who are demanding more options in the rental space. For years, the economics of private rental unit development in Canada’s major markets were challenged. The current landscape is suggesting the future is bright.
LUNCHEON WITH PREMIER SCOTT MOE
The Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association has partnered with the Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, and Regina Chambers of Commerce to provide access to an exclusive Luncheon with Premier Scott Moe during the State of Real Estate Conference.
The first 200 registrants to the State of Real Estate Conference will be guaranteed a seat at the exclusive luncheon with Premier Scott Moe.
Session Description: During the exclusive Luncheon, Premier Scott Moe will deliver an update on Saskatchewan’s Plan for Growth and on the provincial governments Fall Legislative plans and priorities ahead of the Speech from the Throne. The Premier will discuss opportunities for Saskatchewan to be a leader in energy and food security and how we as a province protect our opportunity to grow and prosper.
Credit to Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce for Image below
1:15 pm – SESSION IV: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: DO WE HAVE A HOUSING SHORTAGE OR NOT?
Moderated By: Alex MacPherson – Editor, AllSaskatchewan
Stu Niebergall – CEO, Regina & Region Home Builders’ Association
Ben Dachis – Associate Vice-President, Public Affairs, C.D. Howe Institute
Session Description: Canada is in the midst of a housing crisis – real estate suddenly has a shortage of supply not only in major centers, but in small cities and rural municipalities, and Saskatchewan was no exception. Canada had the biggest boom of all, but this was seen in almost every advanced economy. Some economists unpopularly maintain the housing shortage is a myth… taboo topic, fake news or good public debate?
Followed by a Networking Break
2:30 pm – SESSION V: MUNICIPALITIES AND THE REAL ESTATE ECOSYSTEM
Moderated By: Denis Perrault – Former Mayor, City of Swift Current & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Saskatchewan
Alex Fallon – CEO, Saskatoon & Region Economic Development Authority
Her Worship Sandra Masters – Mayor, City of Regina
Richard Jankowski – Managing Director, Saskatchewan Brokerage, Colliers
Session Description: Managing infrastructure has become a large part of government responsibility… and closely tied to real estate growth. In fact, Canadian municipalities have become the level of government with the most expertise in managing real estate and infrastructure. What we forget is the relationship this real estate ecosystem provides to the economy. Economic growth has real estate as its foundation. While a city doesn’t own infrastructures like housing and commercial space, as they would with roads, treatment plants, schools, and parks; they have the most potential to erode the economy’s potential impact and ultimately limit business investment and opportunity. Ultimately, they manage a real estate “ecosystem” – so how do we collectively unlock this ecosystem potential in Saskatchewan?
speakers are listed by session order