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Maintain Excellence in High Performance Buildings
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7:30 am to 9:30 am - Toronto Region Board of Trade. Hot Breakfast and networking with Panel Discussion to follow.

When: Wednesday November 22, 2017
7:30 AM
Where: Toronto Region Board of Trade
77 Adelaide St W.
Toronto M5X 1C1
Contact: Erin Nixon
416-596-8065 x221

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Maintaining Excellence in HP Buildings

A high performance building is a journey, not a destination, and very often the mile stones in this journey are achieved in incremental steps. Although the focus is often on energy performance, the state of “High-Performance” is much broader, and encompasses all aspects of buildings operations. It integrates and optimizes all major high-performance building attributes including: energy and water efficiency, waste management, durability, life-cycle performance, occupant comfort and productivity.

Whether one is at the beginning of the journey or well down the path, it is critical that such high-performance buildings are operated and maintained properly in order to maximize the ROI.

Our expert panel of industry leaders will share their insights and discuss various strategies to maintain and continuously improve performance.

Our Moderator: Dr. Rick Huijbregts

As Vice-President, Strategy & Innovation, Dr. Rick Huijbregts oversees strategic planning and partnership development to ensure George Brown College remains well positioned to evolve and adapt for the digital and rapidly changing future. 

Among his many career accomplishments, Rick spent 12 years with Cisco, most recently as Vice-President of Digital Transformation and Innovation. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his transformational work in municipal innovation in Canada. That same year he was named one of the “Top 35 People to Watch” and recognized with a Digie Award by Realcomm. 

Rick holds a bachelor's degree in construction management from Tilburg Polytechnic University in the Netherlands, a master's degree in real estate development and project management from Delft University in the Netherlands and a doctoral degree from Harvard University with a specialization in real estate technology and investment management.


Panelist: Lachlan MacQuarrie - VP, Real Estate Management, Oxford Property Group

Lachlan MacQuarrie has 18+ years of real estate experience, primarily focused in investments, development and asset management. Lachlan leads the National Programs team at Oxford Properties – focusing on the delivery of best in class efficiency, expertise and governance across all asset classes within Oxford, along functional areas that impact energy, sustainability, emergency and security management, technical operations/preventive maintenance and SMART buildings, national procurement, customer service and Oxford’s leading customer service platform, 310-Maxx. 


Panelist: Les Miller - Managing Partner, Crown Realty Partners; and 

Les serves as Managing Partner, Real Estate Management at Crown where he oversees the leasing, property management and customer service functions across the 5.4M square foot portfolio of assets. A passion for service is the driving force behind every layer at Crown, both internally and externally and Les is Crown’s biggest advocate of great service to tenants, the foundation of the Team’s approach to property management.


Panelist: Sonya Buikema - VP, Commercial Property Management, Menkes Developments Ltd.

Sonya is the Vice President, Commercial Property Management Services with the Industrial/Commercial Division of Menkes Developments Ltd. In this role, Sonya provides leadership for the Company’s managed portfolio across the GTA.
Sonya has over twenty years of experience in the real estate field. Prior to joining Menkes in 2002 she held progressive position in various functions of the Property Management business with both local and national firms.


Join us for this informative session, space is limited so register today!

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