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WLI Championship Team Nominations Open

In 2014, the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) set a mandate to advance and recognize women leaders in real estate in Toronto. The first class of the WLI Championship Team was born! Annually, a select group of the most influential women in Toronto real estate and land use development are welcomed as new members by the WLI Championship Team. The new Championship Team inductees are formally recognized at the annual WLI reception in June. Call for Nominees: Current ULI and WLI Members are invited to nominate a woman for the 2019 Championship Team. One nomination per member … Read More

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Be in the Know with ULI

Receive your copy of Emerging Trends in Real Estate® when you join ULI this month. Learn where you should invest; which sectors and markets offer the best prospects; and what are the trends in capital markets that will affect real estate. Join us today using source code TRENDS. Attend local and regional events, meet with potential partners, and discover opportunities to be involved.

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The transformative potential of legal cannabis on the Ontario real estate landscape

By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate It has been more than three months since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018 and the transformation is still unfolding as legal, social, and economic frameworks get implemented. In a dual live broadcast between ULI Toronto and ULI Ottawa at the offices of Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) on January 24th, 2019, curious real estate professionals and city builders assembled to gain insight on any impacts to real estate that have started to unfold in Ontario as a result of … Read More

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Walk With Joy: Toronto’s Fragmented Urban Governance

David Crombie liked to say that we don’t need regional governance in the Greater Toronto Area as we already have it: it’s called the Province of Ontario. In his eye, a benevolent provincial government with almost limitless constitutional powers negates the need for a formalized municipal structure or coordinating body at the metropolitan scale. It’s an odd thing to say for Toronto’s 1970s mayor, whose tenure coincided with the golden era of local democracy and regional government. I think he was wrong. In the many decades that the population of … Read More

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Member Profile: Christina Beja, Senior Vice President at Ernst & Young Transaction Real Estate

By: Eunice Wong, EY Transaction Real Estate Christina Beja is a Senior Vice President in Ernst & Young’s Transaction Real Estate practice based in Toronto who recently celebrated her one-year anniversary with the firm in September. Prior to joining EY, Christina was Senior Vice President at Infrastructure Ontario (IO), leading the Realty Portfolio Planning group. At IO, she was instrumental in providing a wide range of services supporting the modernization initiatives of the provincial government. Christina is a seasoned professional, with extensive experience leading teams focused on strategy, planning and … Read More

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Happy Holidays from ULI Toronto

Happy Holidays from ULI Toronto! Please note that our office will be closed from December 21st through January 3rd.  

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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Reimagining the Galleria Mall and Toronto’s laneways

By Kendra FitzRandolph, Allied The following is a recap of one of the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium 2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. ULI Toronto has been at the forefront of finding new ways to explore and investigate North America’s fastest growing metropolis. Fueled on the great success past years, the 2018 … Read More

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ULI Toronto Symposium 2018: Exploring the rapidly emerging world of proptech at Toronto’s innovation hubs

By Danny Tseng, SYLLABLE The following is a recap of one of the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium 2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. A key emerging trends in real estate, proptech is defined as all innovation at the intersection of real property and technology. It describes the changes in how we invest, … Read More

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ULI Symposium 2018: City Building Disruption – Pushing the rules of engagement for innovative development

By Becky Loi, University of Waterloo The following is a recap of one of the 11 city tours that made up ULI Toronto’s Symposium 2018. On November 7th, hundreds of urban professionals from the region and beyond came together to explore the leading edges of North America’s fastest growing metropolis, exposing the contemporary tensions and innovative approaches to building a global city region. Blockchain, machine learning, big data analytics — to most Torontonians, these are not words typically associated with the real estate or property sector. However, in recent years, … Read More

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