CFAA Virtual Rental Housing Conference 2021

Education Presentations

As with CFAA’s Fall 2020 webinars, CFAA Virtual Conference 2021 will provide a variety of education sessions where industry experts from across the country will provide their unique and valuable insights.

Each presentation will open 30 minutes early, to make sure everyone makes it in and to allow for some light networking. They will also be left open for an additional hour after the presentations for networking, which many of our speakers will attend for additional questions.

Each presentation will take place from 3:00-4:00 pm EDT (12:00 noon PDT, 1:00 pm MDT/CST, 2:00 pm CDT, 4:00 pm ADT).

Presentation #1: Benjamin Tal

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm EDT

  • Benjamin Tal, Deputy Economist, CIBC World Markets

Benjamin will comment on:

  • Where we are in the economic recovery
  • The economic cost of vaccination delay
  • Why he expects a strong second half for 2021
  • Whether taxes will go up
  • How real is the risk of inflation
  • What to expect in immigration
  • What it all means for the rental market

Benjamin Tal has agreed to stay for networking until 4:30.

Presentation #2: Operations Roundtable

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm EDT

  • Ruth Buckle, Senior Vice President, Property Management, Killam Apartment REIT
  • Trish MacPherson, Partner, Alignvest Student Housing REIT
  • Brandi McIlvenny, Director, Residential Rentals, Sifton Properties
  • Dean Holmes, Senior Vice President, Residential Operations, Quadreal (invited)

The panel will discuss such topics as:

  • The expected trajectory of student housing demand and its effect on rental markets
  • What rental providers are planning to do differently after COVID-19 is tamed
  • Issues in seeking gender equity in rental housing operations
  • Dealing with increasing insurance rates
  • Other current operational topics.

Presentation #3: Property Management Software – front line and back office

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm EDT

  • Kerri Jackson, Senior Vice President, Property Management, Concert Properties
  • Wayne Tuck, Senior Director, Residential, Canada, with Yardi (and formerly a senior executive with Toronto Community Housing and Centurion REIT)
  • Richard Robins, Chief Experience Officer, Property Vista
  • David Janowski, CEO, Payquad
  • John Dickie, CFAA (moderator)

Hear rental housing experts discuss key issues in using software for:

  • frontline operations, including leasing packages, rent collection systems, tenant communication systems and other systems; and
  • back-office operations, including Procurement and accounts payable, managing work and scheduling, revenue management, and accounting systems.

Q & A and small group discussions will follow the panel end time.

Presentation #4: Utility metering for ESG

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm EDT

  • Joanna Jackson, Director, Sustainability & Innovation, Minto Properties
  • Anthony Fallone, VP Capital Management & Technical Services, Residential, Quadreal
  • Ryan Bekar, Account Executive, Yardi Energy
  • Peter Mills, CEO, Wyse Meter Solutions
  • John Dickie, CFAA (moderator)

Hear rental housing experts discuss:

  • How ESG achievements are measured and evaluated.
  • Why is ESG ratings are considered so important.
  • How utility metering supports ESG through reporting, internal benchmarking, using real time data for optimization, submetering to reduce consumption, and metering to educate and motivate tenants to reduce consumption.

Q & A and small group discussions will follow the panel end time.

Presentation #5: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Rental Housing

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Time: 3:00-4:00 pm EDT

  • Asquith Allen, Director, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (“FRPO”), CFAA EDI Committee member
  • Samyukta (“Sam”) Amin, Marketing Manager, Yardi Canada
  • Colleen McCarville, VP Human Resources, Killam Apartment REIT, Killam EDI Committee
  • Krish Vadivale, Vice President, Finance, Skyline Group of Companies, CFAA director and EDI Committee member

Hear rental housing experts discuss:

  • Why is Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) so important for rental housing providers?
  • How can everyone benefit from EDI?
  • What are the key issues in EDI for rental housing?
  • Why is CFAA involved?
  • What is CFAA planning to do?

Thank you to our sponsors!


Individual Presentation