2017 Real Estate Outlook: Bidding on a Bubble?

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Join us for the first Knowledge @ DeGroote Toronto event of 2017 as renowned economist Dr. Sherry Cooper shares her Canadian real estate outlook. Dr. Cooper’s talk will be followed by a discussion with corporate real estate expert Jamie Grossman, moderated by esteemed business journalist Gordon Pitts.

This event will explore traditional market factors and new drivers of demand such as technology, transportation, and demographic and psychographic trends. Real estate’s impact on the Canadian economy will be considered alongside global influences and ongoing regulatory reform.

Enjoy of cocktails and canapés while connecting with fellow members of the DeGroote Network before and after the presentation.

Event open to alumni, business community members, and students.

Event Details

When: March 30, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: The National Club, Bay Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Cost: Free. Registration is required.
Contact: Kristine Leadbetter

The National Club, Bay Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

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5:30-6:15 p.m. Registration, networking, cocktails & canapés
6:15 p.m. Presentation
7:30-8:30 p.m. Optional networking


Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres; TMX Industry Professor, DeGroote School of Business

Dr. Sherry Cooper is a sought-after speaker, writer and advisor renowned for her ability to simplify and de-mystify the complex subjects of economics and finance. She is Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres. Canada’s leading mortgage and leasing company with more than 2,200 members offering free expert advice across Canada. In this role, Dr. Cooper helps Canadians understand the issues surrounding their most important financial decision—buying a home.

An award-winning authority on finance and economics, Sherry is also TMX Industry Professor at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University and is Chief Economic Advisor to MDC Partners—a Nasdaq-listed global strategic marketing organization based in New York City.

Named “the megawatt celebrity economist” by Canada’s national newspaper –and repeatedly cited as one of the most influential women in Canada, Sherry served as Chief Economist and Executive Vice-President of BMO Financial Group where she was responsible for global economic and financial forecasting as well as country-risk and industry-risk analysis. She joined BMO Financial Group in 1994 when it acquired Burns Fry, where she had been Chief Economist, Co-Head of Fixed Income and the first female director of a Bay Street investment firm.

Well-known as a media commentator, Sherry’s third book—The New Retirement: How It Will Change Our Future—was a block-buster best-seller.


Jamie Grossman, MBA, Managing Principal, CRESA Toronto.

Jamie Grossman, MBA, is a Managing Principal at Corporate Real Estate Advisors (CRESA) Toronto. Since joining Cresa Toronto in 1998, Jamie’s activities have been focused on assisting companies across North America in the analysis and development of detailed real estate strategies. By guiding his clients through an objective and comprehensive process, clients use real estate as an enabler in achieving broader organizational goals. Jamie has been able to ensure clients maximize the overall value of their real estate decisions. Jamie provides his clients with a high level of hands-on service, knowledge, experience, attention to detail and a focus on building long-term relationships. As Managing Principal, Jamie is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Cresa Toronto including the development of a dynamic advisory team.


Gordon Pitts, Business writer-in-residence, DeGroote School of Business; Former Writer, The Globe and Mail, Report on Business

Gordon Pitts is the business writer-in-residence at DeGroote School of Business. Gordon is also an author, public speaker and business journalist, with a focus on management, strategy, and leadership. A veteran of 36 years as a business journalist, he previously worked as senior writer for the Globe and Mail in the Report on Business section.

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