Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2017 with Chris Potter of PwC

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Where is commercial real estate headed in 2017? The Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2017 Report can tell you. Authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), this report provides an in-depth look at the key trends and outlook in Canada and the USA real estate markets. We are joined by Chris Potter, a Senior Adviser of the report to discuss the findings:

  • The 38 year history of the report and who responds to the polls and interviews.
  • The best and worst business prospects by sector in real estate.
  • National policies affecting home purchasers and apartment rentals.
  • The shift in development in major markets to live-work-play-learn.
  • Autonomous  automobiles’ coming impact on real estate.
  • The change in the use of office space.
  • The 18 hour city.
  • Foreign investment in Canada.
  • The 2008 crisis and why Canada fared well.
  • The unprecedented length of the current real estate cycle and where we are.
  • The history of interest rate predictions.
  • The rise of fulfilment centres as a hot asset class.
  • The Canadian approach to student housing and where it’s headed in 2017.

Read the full report here.

Chris Potter is the keynote speaker at the upcoming PwC/ULI event in Ottawa on February 8th, where this report will be presented and discussed. More details and registration is available here.

We also discuss the Top 3 Tweets from the Toronto Real Estate Forum

A bit about our guest….

Chris Potter is a Partner at PwC where he serves as the National Leader Real Estate Tax Practice. Chris has more than 28 years of experience advising public and private real estate clients. He has extensive experience in effective tax planning for the acquisition, ownership, leasing and disposition of real estate, structuring and restructuring limited partnership and joint venture arrangements, tax-assisted financing arrangements, structuring tax effective non-resident real estate investment, and the creation and merging of real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Chris’ real estate clients are involved in residential, industrial and commercial development and the ownership of office, industrial and residential properties. Chris has authored numerous articles, has been published in the Canadian Tax Journal and has spoken at many conferences and seminars.
Chris’ notable clients include Allied Properties REIT, Agellan Commercial REIT, Canadian Apartment Properties REIT, Edgefront REIT, Empire Communities Group, Mattamy Homes Limited, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, R&R REIT, The Sorbara Group and CNL Lifestyles Properties, Inc.

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