TREL In Support of United Jewish Appeal invites you to...

The Leaders Lounge


September 24, 2019


Tickets are $75


EY Office
100 Adelaide St. W.
40th Floor

Connecting Toronto Real Estate Leaders of Today with the Leaders of Tomorrow




Participants will enjoy an evening of exceptional stories, professional networking and career advice from the top leaders of Toronto's Real Estate industry. Attendees will mix and mingle with the best and brightest in the field and engage in intimate conversations as they rotate tables to hear firsthand from the industry titans who built our city.


Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. Limited seating is available. Once registered, you will receive a follow up email the week of September 9th with Speaker selection.


Tickets $75.


2019 Featured Speakers

Benjamin Bakst, CEO and Co-Founder, Marlin Spring Investments

Benjamin Bakst is the CEO and Co-Founder of Marlin Spring Investments. Benjamin earned his CPA designation from the state of New Jersey in 2005 and joined Lanterra Developments after completing an apprenticeship at a New Jersey accounting office.

Mitchell Cohen, Westdale Construction Co. Limited, COO

Mitchell Cohen is the Chief Operating Officer of Westdale Construction Co. Limited, a privately owned real estate holding company specializing in multi-family, condominium, retail and commercial properties in Canada and United States.

Mary Criebardis, Head of Ventures, R-LABS

Mary is the Head of Ventures for R-LABS, a proptech venture builder in Toronto. Prior to joining R-LABS, Mary co-founded Pi Labs, a UK based venture capital firm that invests in Pre-Seed (through their accelerator program) and Seed stage proptech companies. She has held senior-level Management and Operations roles in early-stage technology companies in the UK, and worked for Colliers International as a Commercial Real Estate Broker, and in their Corporate Solutions team, in Canada and Brazil.

Andrea DelZotto, Director and Executive Vice President, Tridel

Andrea DelZotto is an Executive of the Tridel Group of Companies and a member of the founding family. In her role, Andrea ensures the development and execution of strategic plans across the Group in alignment with the vision and values of Tridel.

Stephen Diamond, President and CEO, Diamond Corp

Stephen Diamond is President and CEO of Diamond Corp, a Toronto-based real estate development company. Stephen has established a reputation for creating value for investors, while delivering well designed, innovative residential and mixed use developments.

Daniel Drimmer, Founder and CEO, Starlight Investments

Daniel Drimmer is the founder and CEO of Starlight Investments, a Canadian real estate asset manager driven by over 130 employees with $8.5B in assets under management encompassing more than 36,000 multi-family units and 5.3M commercial square feet.

David Gerofsky, First Gulf, CEO

As CEO of First Gulf, David Gerofsky oversees all aspects of commercial development for the company, from finance to construction to leasing. David first joined the Great Gulf Group of Companies in 2003. Since then, David has led the teams behind many successful developments, including the Globe and Mail Centre, awarded “Office Development of the Year” by NAIOP GTA in 2018, and 1401 Lawrence in Denver, awarded “Office Development of the Year” by NAIOP Colorado in 2016. Among many current projects under David’s leadership is East Harbour, the largest planned commercial development in Canada.

Alan Greenberg, Streamliner Properties, CEO

Alan Greenberg is a seasoned investor, developer and manager of residential real estate, with a passion for incorporating technology and sustainability into his developments. He is actively developing rental apartment development communities, primarily in the Midwest US (thru his 50% ownership of City Club Apartments LLC), and the Greater Toronto Area/Greater Edmonton Area (thru his 100% ownership of Streamliner Properties). Alan co-founded and is co-chairman of City Club Apartments LLC. City Club develops, owns, and manages apartment rentals throughout the Midwest in the United States.

Rob Kumer, KingSett Capital, Chief Investment Officer

Rob Kumer is the Chief Investment Officer at KingSett Capital, Canada’s leading private equity real estate investment business co-investing with institutional and ultra-high net worth clients seeking to provide premium risk weighted returns through its various fund strategies. Rob has responsibility for leading the investments and Project Finance teams which source, underwrite and structure investment transactions for KingSett’s various Fund strategies.

Rafael Lazer, CEO, ELAD Canada

Mr. Lazer joined Elad Canada in 2011 and was appointed as its CEO in 2015 leading the company's diverse business activity, strategy and development. Mr. Lazer also serves on the board of directors of Elad Canada, a multi-billion dollar real estate corporation with a keen focus on large scale master planned development projects in Toronto and Montreal and a vast portfolio of income-producing properties across Canada and the US. Elad is a public company with publicly traded bonds on the Tel Aviv Stock exchange in Israel.

Adam Paul, First Capital Realty Inc., President and CEO

Mr. Paul is the President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of the Board of Directors of First Capital Realty Inc. (FCR). As President and CEO, Mr. Paul is responsible for the overall leadership and performance of FCR. Prior to joining FCR in February 2015, Mr. Paul was a senior executive at Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) (now Choice Properties REIT) where he had direct responsibility for various aspects of CREIT’s business across Canada. Mr. Paul is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and a member of YPO.

Peter Politis, CEO, Greybrook Realty Partners

Peter is a partner at Greybrook and CEO of Greybrook Realty Partners. A private equity professional with over a decade of experience structuring, financing and managing investments, he oversees the strategic growth of Greybrook Realty Partners, a leading Toronto-based real estate asset management firm.

Felicia Posluns, Managing Partner and Owner, State Building Corp

Felica Posluns is a managing partner and owner at State Building Group/Forest Hill Homes, involved in land acquisition, development, construction, and property management of all real estate asset classes in the GTA and Southwestern Ontario. Felicia’s core role is to oversee the PM business.

Ben Rogowski, Executive Vice-President and COO, Canderel

Ben Rogowski is responsible for all corporate operations, including leading the residential division. Since joining the Toronto office in 2003, he has been intimately involved with the acquisition and execution of several landmark residential developments, and he works hand in hand with the planning, marketing, sales, and construction teams to ensure the successful completion of every project

Steve Suske, Suske Capital Inc., President and CEO

Steve Suske is President and CEO of Suske Capital Inc. A proven entrepreneur with over 40 years of professional experience in developing and managing businesses, Steve has overseen, led and advised over $5 billion in business transactions across a variety of sectors.

Craig Walters, President and COO, Northam Realty Advisors

Craig Walters Joined Northam in 1997 as Senior Vice President after 8 years at Markborough Properties and has been involved in the successful acquisition, operation and disposition of approximately $6 billion in assets during that time. Craig is Responsible for Asset Value optimization of Northam's portfolio with Asset Management, Acquisitions, Leasing, Property Management and Finance reporting to him.

Blair Welch, Co-Founder, Slate Asset Management

Mr. Welch co-founded Slate Asset Management L.P. in 2005. Slate is a Toronto-based real estate asset management company with over $6.3 billion of assets under management across Canada, the United States and Europe. With over 20 years of real estate industry experience in North America, Europe and Asia, Blair has worked in direct investment, investment banking, development and securitization.

Lawrence Zucker, President and CEO, Osmington

Lawrence Zucker is President and CEO of Osmington Inc., an investment company primarily focussed on real estate. He has transacted on more than $2.5 billion in real estate and has built a portfolio of investments in hospitality, technology, green energy and entertainment. Among his accomplishments is the partnership with the Chipman Family to relocate the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg to become the Winnipeg Jets, and the acquisition and development of the commercial and retail rights for Toronto’s Union Station.


More speakers will be announced in the next 2 weeks

For more information, please contact Jennifer Apple