National Executive Forum on Public Property

Forum national des cadres en immobilier public

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Links

Below consists of several up-to-date member-based hyperlinks which we invite you to explore to find out more about the work done throughout these valuable organizations:

Government-Based Member Sites

Alberta Infrastructure
Atomic Energy Canada Limited
BC Housing Management Commission
BC Hydro
Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Canada Lands Company
City of Brampton
City of Calgary
City of Edmonton
City of Hamilton
City of Mississauga
City of Ottawa
City of Toronto
City of Vancouver
Correctional Service Canada
Department of National Defence
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Global Affairs Canada
Government of Nunavut
Halifax Regional Municipality
Infrastructure Ontario
Manitoba Finance
National Capital Commission
New Brunswick Department of Transportation & Infrastructure
Northwest Territories Department of Public Works & Services
Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Parks Canada
Province of British Columbia – Ministry of Citizens’ Services
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Société Québécoise des infrastructures
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Ville de Montréal
Waterfront Development Corporation Ltd (Halifax)
Waterfront Toronto
Yukon Highways and Public Works

Forum Associates

Accruent
Altus Group Limited
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
CBRE Ltd
Colliers Project Leaders Inc .
Deloitte
Ernst & Young LLP.
ThinkingStrategy: New Paradigms Inc.
Tiree Facility Solutions Inc.
Urban Strategies Inc.

Faculty Coordinator

Dr. Leela Viswanathan, Associate Professor, Director of the School of Urban & Regional Planning, Queen’s University

Academic Advisors

David Amborski Professor, Director of the Centre for Urban Research and Land Development, Ryerson University
Dr. David L.A. Gordon Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Queen’s University
Judith Grant-Long Associate Professor, Sport Management, Co-Director, Michigan Center for Sport Management, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
James McKellar Professor, Real Estate and Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, York University
Matti Siemiatycki Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto

Special Advisor

Dr. Olga Kaganova, Consultant, Government Asset Management, Maryland, USA

International Associates

Andre Human, Manager, Property Development, Property Management Department, City of Cape Town, South Africa
Andrew Smith, Assistant Secretary, Property Branch, Australian Department of Finance and Deregulation
David Bentley, Head of Asset Management, CIPFA Property, UK
John Hentschel, President, Hentschel Real Estate Services LLC Abingdon, Maryland USA
Ruby Gelderbloem, Director, Property Management Department, City of Cape Town, South Africa
Virginia Gibson, Department of Real Estate and Planning, University of Reading Business School, UK

ORGANIZATIONS

  • BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) of Canada
    They are the voice of the Canadian commercial real estate industry with over 2,500 members in regional associations across Canada. On behalf of the building owners, managers, developers, facilities managers, asset managers, leasing agents, brokers, and the product and service providers to over 1.9 billion sq. ft. of commercial real estate in Canada, BOMA Canada addresses issues of national concern, and promotes excellence in the industry through information, education advocacy and recognition.
  • Conference Board of Canada
    The Conference Board of Canada is an independent, not-for-profit applied research organization. Research Topics include: Economics Trends (Canadian, Provincial, Metropolitan, Consumer & Business Confidence, Industry Sector Economics, Travel and Tourism, International); Organizational Performance (Corporate Finance, Human Resources Mgmt., Compensation, Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Organizational Effectiveness, Marketing, Risk Management, Health & Wellness, Training and Development, Leadership); and Public Policy (Health & Health Care, Innovation & Technology, Taxation, Trade & Investment Policy, Education & Learning, Canada’s socio-economic performance, Energy, Environment and Transportation Policy, National Security and Public Safety).
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
    IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 60 countries. The association’s members, represented in 125 chapters and 15 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion sq. ft. of property and annually purchase more than $100 billion in products and services. IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management degree and certificate programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.
  • National Trust for Canada
    A national, membership-based organization and registered charity. Annual conference. Website has links page, newsletter, articles, featured heritage buildings, discussion forum, heritage-related news.
  • PuRE-net
    The mission statement of PuREnet is to promote, develop and represent a European public real estate reference framework, intended to help its members build interpersonal relationships and work together for a highly effective and responsible use of public real estate assets. Throughout its activities and projects, PuREnet performs and assumes a range of functions corresponding to its role and objectives as an international network leader creating at the same time rewarding opportunities for employees, pleasant working sites and better cities to live in and enjoy.
  • Real Property Association of Canada
    Their mission is to bring together Canada’s real property investment leaders to collectively influence public policy, to educate government and the public, and to ensure stable and beneficial real estate capital and property markets in Canada. Website includes advocacy issues and positions, publications, standards, research, etc.
  • Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC)
    RPIC’s goal is to develop and foster a high professional standard of real property management within the Federal Public Sector, and to provide a forum for information exchange and continuous improvement.
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and RICS Americas
    The RICS membership includes many of the world’s leading professionals in real estate, construction and related disciplines. Over 85,000 qualified professional in more than 140 countries hold the MRICS (Member), FRICS (Fellow) or TechRICS (Technical) designation.

Standards

  • BOMA BESt
    BOMA BESt is a national environmental recognition and certification program for existing commercial buildings. Buildings of any size can participate; application materials are available here or through local BOMA associations. The program is about much more than just certification: the application process will help assess how well your building is performing and includes suggestions for tangible ways to improve environmental practices.
  • Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
    CaGBC is the leading national industry organization advancing green building practices for liveable communities. It represents 1,800 member organizations involved in the design, construction, and operation of buildings. The Council implements the LEED® Green Building Rating System in Canada. It has embarked upon a multi-year development project to introduce the next generation of LEED in Canada through the LEE Canada Initiative. In parallel to this effort, the CaGBC also launched the Green Building Performance Initiative – a focused effort to develop an affordable and easily accessible tool for energy and environmental management for new and existing buildings.

P3s

  • Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP)
    CCPPP is a member-sponsored organization with representatives from both the public and the private sectors. They conduct research, publish findings, facilitate forums for discussion and sponsor an Annual Conference on topics related to PPPs, both domestic and international. National Awards Program held concurrently with annual conference in November. The Forum is a member and has the materials listed on the site.
  • Partnerships British Columbia
    Partnerships BC is a company responsible for bringing together ministries, agencies and the private sector to develop projects through public-private partnerships. Registered under the Business Corporations Act, it is wholly owned by the Province of British Columbia.