Real estate leaders to reveal 'Market Discipline' lessons at Schulich

Canada's top real estate leaders will reveal personal and leadership attributes that have shaped Canada's uniquely resilient industry in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression at a Nov. 6 panel discussion at Schulich School of Business to celebrate the publication of Market Discipline by the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac).
Market Discipline, The Competitive Advantage: Lessons from Canada's Real Estate Leaders, written by William J. Ferguson, explores the leadership, mentorship and values that, along with conservative fiscal and lending practices, have driven the success of Canada's billion-dollar real property sector, relative to other real estate markets around the world.
Through the experiences, stories and reflections shared by these top executives, Market Discipline illustrates that the way leaders conduct themselves - their ethics, their sense of fairness - is the key differentiator between success and failure.
"My research shows that a high quality of leadership has made a measureable impact on the strength of Canada's real estate industry," said Mr. Ferguson, who conducted one-on-one interviews with many of the most notable people in the Canadian real estate industry.
At the Nov. 6 launch at Schulich, Mr. Ferguson will lead an interactive panel discussion with Michael Cooper, Chair of Dundee REIT; David Podmore, Chairman and CEO, Concert Properties; and Dori Segal, Vice Chair and President, First Capital Realty Inc., who are featured in the book.
"Market Discipline is a must-read for anyone seriously aspiring to make it in the commercial real estate business," said Andre Kuzmicki, Executive Director of Schulich's Real Estate and Infrastructure Program. "There is much to be learned from leaders who exemplify the personal qualities that appear to contribute to long-term success in the highly competitive real estate industry."
The 180-page hardcover book, published by the REALpac, also profiles Lorne Braithwaite, President and CEO, BuildToronto; Micheal Dal Bello, SVP, AIMCo;  Michael Emory, President and CEO,  Allied Properties REIT; Bruce Flatt, CEO, Brookfield Asset Management; Scott Hutcheson, Chairman and CEO, Aspen Properties Ltd.; Sam Kolias, Chairman and CEO, Boardwalk REIT; and Edward Sonshine, CEO, RioCan.


on November 6, 2012