2017 TREB Commercial Development Forum in Halton Region

On November 9th, Halton Region hosted the Toronto Real Estate Board’s (TREB) Commercial Development Forum to help facilitate the sharing of information specific to ongoing and proposed office and industrial commercial real estate development, regional and municipal growth, and supporting infrastructure growth in Halton Region.  This is the Region’s 6th consecutive Real Estate Forum for investors, realtors and developers – attended this year by over 200 professionals at the Burlington Convention Centre.


TREB president Tim Syrianos provided opening remarks for the Forum, alongside City of Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring. Guest presenters included Judy Pfeifer from Metrolinx, who spoke to major upcoming transit infrastructure improvements and expansions, and Ray Wong from Altus Group Data Solutions, who discussed the real estate trends in the region’s office market and the commercial outlook in Halton.  The Director of Economic Development for Halton Region, John Davidson, also provided an overview of development activity throughout Halton, Regional plans and programs – including over $4.1 billion in infrastructure investments – and Halton’s positioning within the Innovation Corridor.

Forum guests also heard from an expert panel including Doug Murray, Vice President of Colliers International, Dave Carriero, Executive Vice President of First Gulf, and Curt Benson, Director of Planning and Chief Planning Official for Halton Region.  The panel spoke to a range of regional issues including current and future opportunities in Halton’s real estate market, the evolving workplace, the move toward intensification, and the importance of goods and people movement throughout the region.

For further information on topics discussed during the Commercial Development Forum, including access to presentation materials, contact us or visit our Resource Library.

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