Past CFAA Webinars

Future proofing your business with effective energy and water management strategies

CFAA recently presented the webinar, Future proofing your business with effective energy and water management strategies, on November 24, 2020.

Energy management has evolved during the pandemic wherein companies are looking at increased occupancy levels on properties, leading to high energy costs. With budgeting pressures, service quality requirements and the uncertainty of the future, how can you adapt your energy management strategies to reduce the risk of steadily increasing costs? What are the upcoming trends in sustainability and how are companies planning future projects to align with this vision?

  • Panelists:
    • Peter Mills, Wyse Meter Solutions
    • George Tsintzouras, Alert Labs
    • Joe Consolo, Yardi
    • Perry Rose, Starlight Investments
    • Jason Ashdown, Skyline Living

Cost: $18.75 for CFAA Direct Members (with discount code), $21.25 for CFAA Affiliate Members (with discount code), $25 for Non-Members

CFAA Affiliate Members include the landlord members of CFAA member associations. 

Technology Updates for COVID-19 and beyond

CFAA recently presented the webinar, Technology Updates for COVID-19 and beyond, on November 18, 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably caused tremendous shifts in operations, strategy and service in the residential real estate sector. Companies have undertaken spectacular efforts to protect residents and staff and forge ahead with leadership vision and the unwavering focus on safety, efficiency and service. So, what now? How can you as an organization, leverage technologies to get you through the next phase of operating during the pandemic? Are there easy ways to automate certain functions in your company that will empower your staff and engage your residents? How do you handle change management with consistently evolving tech processes? Attend this webinar and fill the knowledge gap between what you are doing now, what you can be doing to further protect and enhance your business via technology.

  • Chair Darren Henry
  • Panelists:
    • Dean Holmes, QuadReal
    • Heather Brady, Yardi
    • Paul Smith, DMS

Cost: $18.75 for CFAA Direct Members (with discount code), $21.25 for CFAA Affiliate Members (with discount code), $25 for Non-Members

CFAA Affiliate Members include the landlord members of CFAA member associations. 

What you need to know NOW about CMHC’s new use of funds rules for insured mortgages

CFAA recently presented the webinar, What you need to know NOW about CMHC’s new use of funds rules for insured mortgages, on November 10, 2020.

What are the new CMHC use of funds rules for upward re-financing with CMHC mortgage insurance. What rental providers across Canada need to do in order to maintain full access to re-financings, and to borrow the money they need to pay for major repairs and renovations. What will be the impact on investment by syndicates or investment partnerships?

A must for companies planning capital expenditures (capex), for syndicates some of whose members want to invest in additional rental property, and for rental providers with low leverage!

  • Chair John Dickie
  • Speaker: Glenn Furlong, CMHC
  • Panelists:
    • Dan Dixon, Minto
    • Evan Pawliuk, First National
    • Derek Townsend, Citifund Capital
    • Rena Malkah, CYR Financial

Cost: $18.75 for CFAA Direct Members (with discount code), $21.25 for CFAA Affiliate Members (with discount code), $25 for Non-Members

CFAA Affiliate Members include the landlord members of CFAA member associations. 

Operations Roundtable

CFAA recently presented the Operations Roundtable on November 3, 2020.

What do the chief operating officers (COOs) feel have been the leading issues and industry developments in 2020? How has the industry succeeded or failed in responding operationally to COVID-19? What do the COOs think are the key rental operational issues going forward? What keeps them up at night? What opportunities do they see for operational improvements?

  • Chair John Dickie
  • Panelists:
    • Ruth Buckle, Killam REIT
    • Jonathan Brimmell, Oxford
    • John Loubser, Timbercreek
    • Kris Figurski, Weidner

Cost: $18.75 for CFAA Direct Members (with discount code), $21.25 for CFAA Affiliate Members (with discount code), $25 for Non-Members

CFAA Affiliate Members include the landlord members of CFAA member associations. 

Executive Roundtable

CFAA recently presented the Executive Roundtable on October 27, 2020.

What do the CEOs of leading rental housing providers feel have been the key issues and industry developments in 2020? How has the industry has been affected by COVID-19 and responded to COVID-19? What do the CEOs think are the key rental investment issues going forward? What investment risks keeps them up at night? What investment opportunities do they see?

  • Chair John Dickie
  • Panelists:
    • Philip Fraser, Killam REIT
    • Anthony Lanni, QuadReal
    • David Horwood, The Effort Trust Company
    • Glen MacMullin, Minto

Cost: $18.75 for CFAA Direct Members (with discount code), $21.25 for CFAA Affiliate Members (with discount code), $25 for Non-Members

CFAA Affiliate Members include the landlord members of CFAA member associations. 

Benjamin Tal’s Fall Economic Update

CFAA recently presented Benjamin Tal’s Fall Economic Update on October 20, 2020.

Benjamin Tal will provide his Fall Economic Update, reporting on the impact of the Liberal government’s plans as stated in the Throne Speech.

Cost: $18.75 for CFAA Direct Members (with discount code), $21.25 for CFAA Affiliate Members (with discount code), $25 for Non-Members

CFAA Affiliate Members include the landlord members of CFAA member associations. 

CFAA Presents: Benjamin Tal

CFAA recently presented Benjamin Tal’s economic update for May 27, 2020.

The state of the economy is important for rental housing providers. Factors such as unemployment, immigration and non-permanent residents, and consumer spending, impact directly on rental demand, and thus on vacancies and rent levels. Interest rates affect the value of rental properties for any given level of net income.

The presentation ends with comments about the varying impacts of COVID-19 across Canada’s rental markets going into the future. Landlords can expect different impacts in Toronto and Vancouver from the impacts in the resource-based provinces and others.

Cost: FREE for CFAA Direct Members (with discount code), $30 for CFAA Affiliate Members, $50 for Non-Members

CFAA Affiliate Members include the landlord members of CFAA member associations. For this webinar, we will also extend that price to supplier members of CFAA member associations.

May Rent Collections, Tenant Relations and Staffing Issues

Our expert panel of rental housing executives, whose companies operate in all 10 provinces, discussed the impact of COVID-19 on May rent collections, tenant relations and their staffing practices.

The expert panel consisted of:
-John Dickie, CFAA President (Moderator)
-Ruth Buckle, Senior Vice President, Property Management, Killam REIT
-Jamie McDougald, Chief Operating Officer, Deveraux Group of Companies
-BJ Santavy, Vice President, Skyline Living
-Geoff Younghusband, Senior Vice President, Osgoode Properties

Cost: Free for CFAA Direct and Affiliate Members, $45 for Non-Members