National Executive Forum on Public Property

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Fall Members’ Working Sessions

Working Sessions are for government Member organizations and Academic Advisors only.

Upcoming Working Sessions

Date: October 24 – 26, 2018
Location: Le Cantlie Suites Hotel,
1110 rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, Québec
Topic: Dispositions, Master Plans and Diversity: “A conversation about tools and culture”
Members Only

Registration form: to book your accommodations please call the Hotel and ask to be included in the room block for the National Executive Forum on Public Property or use this link for online room booking.


Fall Members’ Working Session October 18–20, 2017
Montréal, Quebec
Topics: “Models for Ownership and Control of Real Property: “Why do governments own real property? How do we extract value from our assets so we can reinvest in our portfolios? How do we creatively and prudently manage these valuable assets?””

Fall Members’ Working Session October 20–21, 2016
Montréal, Quebec
Topics: “Capital Infrastructure Planning: “With limited resources, how do we make the right decisions on where and when to invest? How do we get the best bang for our ‘capital’ buck?”

Fall Members’ Working Session October 21–23, 2015
Montréal, Quebec
Topics: “Governance Systems in Government Asset Management and Real Property Organizations: Is it working for us?”

Fall Members’ Working Session October 22-24, 2014
Montréal, Quebec
Topics: “How are we Disposing of our Surplus Real Property Assets, and Can We Do Better?”

Fall Members’ Working Session November 6-8, 2013
Montreal, Quebec
Topics: “Integrity and Ethics in the Public Real Property realm, Issues related to Infrastructure and Transit Nodes, Updates on the Forum Benchmarking Program and Forum Visioning”

Working Session October 24-26, 2012
Montreal, Quebec
Topics: “The Federal Real Property Workforce Analysis: Implications for Competencies and Training, Workplace 2.0, Forum Benchmarking Program, Forum Visioning”

Working Session October 27-29, 2011
Montreal, Quebec
Topics: “User/customer survey parameters, Trends in Managing Public Property, Forum Benchmarking Program”

Working Session October 28-30, 2010
Montreal, Quebec
Topics:”Business Case Development, Performance Measures”

Working Session November 5-7, 2009
Montreal, Quebec
Topics: “Current Issues, Performance Measures, Development Corporations”

Working Session November 6-8, 2008
Montreal, Quebec
Topics: “Performance Measures – quality audits for facilities, client satisfaction surveys, benchmarks, etc.; Lease vs. Own – considerations”

Working Session November 1-3, 2007
Montreal, Quebec
Topic:”Risk Management, Accountability and Systems for Measuring Value –
Key Factors for Managing Public Property”

Working Session November 1-3, 2006
Montreal, Quebec
Topics: “Rethinking the Workplace; Achieving results with politicians – influence vs. interference; Protocols for Managing First Nations Issues”

Working Session November 2-4, 2005
Montreal, Quebec
Topic:”Acquisition and Disposal Strategies for Portfolio Management”

Working Session October 27-29, 2004
Montreal, Quebec
Topics:”Benchmarking for the Triple Bottom Line: Principles for the application of Triple Bottom Line programs for public real estate; Environmental, Social and Financial/Economic Approaches – policies and implementation”

Working Session November 6-8, 2003
Montreal, Quebec
Topics:”Accommodation Planning – Responding to New Directions; Evolving Structures for Managing Real Property Assets; Funding Maintenance; Heritage Issues”

Working Session October 24-26, 2002
Montreal, Quebec
Topics:”Long Term Planning; Aligning Public, Private and Pension Fund Interests in Real Property Transactions”

Working Session October 25-27, 2001
Mississauga, Ontario
Topics:”Effective Ways of Managing Environmental Cleanup; Owning vs. Leasing Property – Considerations; Best Practices for Charge Back Systems”

Working Session October 26-28, 2000
Mississauga, Ontario
Topics:”Managing the Media; Impacts of Accrual Accounting; War for Talent”

Working Session October 14-16, 1999
Merrickville, Ontario
Topics: “Land at Less Than Market Value; Public Property Management in Quebec; Implications of the New Economy for Real Estate; Rust-out; Outsourcing”

Working Session October 30 – November 1, 1998
Merrickville, Ontario
Topics: “How do we balance and deliver all of the public interests in our land dispositions, re-development, and management?”