The Real Deal to host special Q&A with Michael Wekerle at Toronto showcase

Canandian finance "rock star" will kick off day of panels at March 30 event

Michael Wekerle
Michael Wekerle

“Rock star” of Canadian finance Michael Wekerle will take the stage for a special Q&A session at The Real Deal‘s U.S. Real Estate Showcase and Forum in Toronto on March 30.

The Difference Capital Finance founder, who has been described as “Mick Jagger meets Warren Buffett,” is joining a monster lineup of thought-provoking panels, which 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

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Wekerle joins fellow panelists Michael 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, 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.

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