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Less than 10 days until The Real Deal’s Real Estate Showcase & Forum takes Toronto

Does Trump have you thinking about going Canadian? TRD gives you a better reason to head north

March 21, 2016 01:35PM

Clockwise from top left: Gil Dezer, Phil Soper, Sharif El-Gamal, Jay Parker, Michael Stern and Michael Wekerle

Clockwise from top left: Gil Dezer, Phil Soper, Sharif El-Gamal, Jay Parker, Michael Stern and Michael Wekerle

Were you one of the many Americans who Googled “how to move to Canada” after Donald Trump’s Super Tuesday blowout?

While we’re not ditching the good ol’ U.S.A. for good, The Real Deal is giving you a better reason to head north — our U.S. Real Estate Showcase & Forum in Toronto at the Sony Theatre of the Performing Arts on March 30!

TRD is gearing up for an action-packed day filled with networking, dealmaking and previewing the hottest new developments with the top names in residential and commercial real estate. Our three fascinating panels will dive into the hottest real estate trends and opportunities in key investment markets:

  • 1 p.m.: Q&A with the Wek: Investor and entrepreneur Michael Wekerle of “Dragon’s Den” talks Canadian real estate
  • 2:30 p.m.: Vacation properties: A look at the South Florida real estate market
  • 4 p.m.: Where’s best to invest in the U.S.? Examining residential and commercial markets in NYC and other large U.S. cities

Panelists include Canadian finance “rock star” Michael Wekerle of Difference Capital FinancialMichael Stern of JDS Development, Sharif El-Gamal of Soho Properties, Phil Soper of Canadian mega brokerage Royal LePage, Mark McLean of the Toronto Real Estate Board, Rick Rush of Hodges Ward Elliott, J.D. Parker of Marcus & Millichap, Gil Dezer of Dezer Development, Carlos Rosso of Related Group, Jay Parker of Douglas Elliman Florida, and Dev Motwani of Merrimac Ventures.

The event will bring together 3,000 of Canada’s top residential and commercial real estate players for a day of networking, and the exclusive opportunity preview more than 30 U.S. developments.

To buy tickets to the event that has become mandatory for the industry, click here. If you’re interested in participating as a sponsor, please contact

For more information on The Real Deal’s U.S. Real Estate Showcase & Forum, click here.