As Canada’s only national real property association for senior executives, we want you to derive the most benefit from your membership. Benefits of membership include:
REALpac is first-and-foremost a leadership organization. Its mandate is to lead the charge on the matters of greatest importance to the real property industry in Canada, as such, it is fitting the companies for which REALpac provides advocacy are represented by their most senior representatives.
Influencing Public Policy
REALpac operates at the highest levels of government, providing members with an opportunity to influence public policy. In addition, governments and other regulatory agencies come to REALpac to discuss policy relevant to the real estate industry in Canada. Our top government relations and research activities include:
- Property tax
- REIT issues
- Capital markets
- Multi-family rent controls and taxation
- Bankruptcy and insurance
- Cross-border tax
Cost Sharing of Government Relations Activities
REALpac takes a collective position and advances issues with government, both cost effectively and professionally on behalf of its members at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Our government relations activity is singularly one of the most valuable member benefits. It is the area where your company will see financial savings and a valuable return on investment.
Private Networking – Invitation-Only Member Events
REALpac hosts a number of private, senior-level events through out the year. They include our three-day CEO level retreat (where emerging financial, regulatory and political issues are discussed), the three-day Senior Financial Officers Retreat (where financial, regulatory, risk management and human resource issues are discussed), private events and our Annual General Meeting. These events provide members with the opportunity to network with their peers, Canada’s senior most executives of public and private real property companies - banks; brokerages; crown corporations; investment dealers; life companies; pension funds and REITs.
REALpac is the voice of reason and authority within the real property investment community and is the primary source to which the journalists and other industry watchers and insiders turn to for comment.
Membership in REALpac is by invitation only. New members may also be nominated by existing members. Membership in REALpac is held at the corporate level, with companies being represented by the Chief Executive* and Chief Financial Executive**.
*Chief Executive: The senior most officer responsible for all matters related to real property (i.e., Chair, Chief Executive Officer, President, Managing Director, or their functional equivalent).
**Chief Financial Executive: The senior most financial officer responsible for all matters related to real property (i.e., Chief Financial Officer).
Interested parties are invited to contact Carolyn Lane, VP, Membership & Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-642-2700 x.223.