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2711, 2018

Event Recap: KPMG Site Visit

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Infrastructure, Real Estate, Sustainability|

Event Recap: KPMG Site Visit Members of the Schulich Real Estate and Infrastructure Club (SREIC) were hosted by KMPG’s Infrastructure division at their Vaughn office this past week. Our members were treated to interactive presentations given by KMPG representatives regarding the infrastructure sector as a whole, KPMG’s role in infrastructure and discussions around various projects. Some highlights included Canadian LRTS, municipal development projects, institutional infrastructure investment [...]

1909, 2018

Going Places in Public Transit

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Going Places in Public Transit Schulich instructor recognized for contributions to public transit industry Naeem Farooqi (BBA ’08), a Sessional Instructor at Schulich and Principal Consultant at WSP in Canada, was recognized in this year’s Mass Transit’s Global Top 40 Under 40 list for his leadership, innovation and impact in public transit. Farooqi actively introduces innovation throughout the entire lifecycle of urban transit buses and deploys those innovations around [...]

3008, 2018

Desalination: Rethinking cities in the age of urbanization

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: Climate Change, Economics, Infrastructure, Sustainability|

Desalination: Rethinking cities in the age of urbanization The problem The world’s population is growing at an alarming rate, one that threatens the planet’s well-being. This is due to the reality that our resource consumption rates, especially in North America, are beyond reason. However, it is not just the rate at which we consume that is the problem, but also our lack of consideration for the [...]

1408, 2018

Power Storage and the New Power Grid

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: Climate Change, Economics, Infrastructure, Sustainability|

Power Storage and the New Power Grid Changing the landscape of energy infrastructure A recent academic project had me come across the advancements made in power storage. After a deeper dive into the sector, I found the advancements made in the field very exciting as they could drastically change the way we currently know energy infrastructure. Developments in Power Storage Cost of storage is declining rapidly. Lithium [...]

3107, 2018

Bridging the Infrastructure Gap

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Economics, Infrastructure, Real Estate|

Bridging the Infrastructure Gap Problem There has been an increased awareness and investment in infrastructure in prior years due to the sheer importance and economic viability of it, however it still is not enough. Daily, thousands migrate and flock to nations prompting the question of whether nations has the necessary infrastructure in place to accommodate the large influx of people. Countries face the possibility of being paralyzed [...]

1307, 2018

The risky business of government-run pipelines

By |July 13th, 2018|Categories: Business, Climate Change, Infrastructure, Oil and Gas|

The risky business of government-run pipelines This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. When the Canadian government announced its acquisition of Kinder Morgan’s ownership interest in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, it did more than commit the country to the controversial project. It also entered the complex and globally competitive business of constructing and managing an inter-provincial pipeline — an undertaking [...]

1107, 2018

Three Ways Technology is Improving the Office

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: Real Estate, Sustainability|

Three Ways Technology is Improving the Office How wayfinding, power access, and flexibility — supported by technology — are changing the workplace. Deloitte’s Toronto HQ uses technology such as meeting room booking and support services like their own “Genius Bar” to improve the employee experience. Photo by James Brittain. We live in a changing world shaped by technology. From Uber to the iPhone, better technology has made our [...]

407, 2018

Commercial Real Estate Values in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

By |July 4th, 2018|Categories: Business, Monetary Policy, Real Estate|

Commercial Real Estate Values In a Rising Interest Rate Environment Two reasons real estate pros don't mind a rising rate environment It is inevitable; interest rates are on the rise. However, the impact of rising rates  on the value of commercial real estate portfolios is not as predictable. Investors are uncertain on whether to hold or sell their real estate assets as the spread between cap [...]

407, 2018

RioCan Living: Event Recap!

By |July 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Members of the Schulich Real Estate and Infrastructure Club had the privilege of visiting RioCan’s head office this month! RioCan Living Members of the Schulich Real Estate and Infrastructure Club had the privilege of visiting RioCan’s head office to attend three presentations lead by RioCan representatives and participate in a networking opportunity.  The presentations provided first-hand knowledge on RioCan’s mixed-use initiative “RioCan Living”, and how [...]

1706, 2018

Capannori, Italy’s road to Zero Waste

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Capannori, Italy’s road to Zero Waste and the Opportunities for Other Cities like Toronto By Umehani Kanga Capannori, Italy is a town of around 50,000 near Lucca in Tuscany that led an Italy-wide grassroots Zero Waste movement - and it all started with the town’s determination to stop the construction of an incinerator. Today, the area has one of the highest recycling rates in Europe. This was [...]

1206, 2018

Crosslinx Site Visit – Event Recap!

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

SREIC members enjoyed an amazing tour of the Crosslinx sites at the beginning of this month. See all the activities and pictures below! Activity 1: Talk with Murray Heppner, Eglinton LRT Segment 5 Director Location: Crosslinx Segment 5 Office The Crosslinx tour started with a visit to the Segment 5 office and a chat with Murray Heppner, one of 6 segment directors at Crosslinx. During the [...]

1006, 2018

NEW! Event Calendar

By |June 10th, 2018|Categories: University News|

Check out all of our upcoming events! SREIC now has all of our events online for you to find the events that work for you. Interested in training courses on things like AutoCAD, SketchUp, and financial modelling? SREIC is now offering training courses every other month! Courses can be run as often as there is demand, so please let us know how SREIC can help! Interested [...]

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