Global RE Council Presents: Canada |


Global Real Estate Council Presents: Canada: What You Need to Know: Country, Culture, Clients and Costs

Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
$35 for C.A.R. Members | $49 for non-members

Pre-registration: $35 Member | $49 Non-member
Onsite: $45 Member | $59 Non-member

Pre-registration will end on Tuesday, March 28, at 12:00 PM. Please scroll down for tickets.


More than 40,000 Canadian citizens currently reside in the upper Midwest, and in 2015, Canada’s total trade into the Chicagoland area exceeded $46 billion dollars!

There are abundant business opportunities with Canadian clientele in the Chicagoland area and abroad. Discover ways to increase your business as the Global Real Estate Council brings forth Canada’s industry experts to discuss all you need to know about our “Neighbor to the North.”

In this roundtable program, experts will discuss the following topics:


Affordability, Cost & Financing
Paul Warfield, MB Financial Bank

Cross Ties Between the U.S. & Canada Market
Carl Labossiere, BMO Wealth Financial, Canada

Investment Purchases
Richard Silver Sotheby’s International Realty, Canada

Marketing to Canada
Tina Mak, Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty, Vancouver

The Transactional Process
Margot Weinstein, Metropolitan Real Estate Group Inc.

Why Canada & Its Culture
Vicki Heyman, US Embassy Ottawa

U.S. & Canada Tax Law
Sunita D. Doobay, TaxChambers LLP Tax Lawyers & Advisors


There will be three rounds of 20-minute breakout sessions – pick three of your preferred topics for the roundtable portion. Following the conclusion of the third breakout session, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and networking with open patio side views of the city from the venue.

This Global Real Estate Council program has partnered with the Canada – US Business Council, Chicago.


For registration-related questions please contact:

For sponsorship inquiries, please contact:

Mary Beth Durkin at


Parking: Valet parking available at a rate of $5.75.  To avoid a wait time, please also use the East Bank Club’s self-parking garage which is located under the building or the Hubbard Place garage across the street. The rate for all is $5.75 per car with validation from the front desk.