CoStar was a keynote sponsor of the Toronto Real Estate Forum (TREF), Canada’s largest real estate conference attracting more than 2,400 industry leaders from Canada, the US, Europe and Asia.
In addition to the high level sponsorship, CoStar participated in a pre-conference panel focused on the global property market. Forum attendees included presidents, CEOs and managing partners of more than 40 real estate organizations including pension funds, REITs, private equity funds, and privately owned entities.
Prior to the event, CoStar hosted a reception for its Canadian clients and TREF conference attendees featuring food, entertainment, networking and a chance for guests to meet with members of the CoStar team. During the event, CoStar Founder and Chief Executive Officer Andy Florance surprised attendees with two grand prize drawings.
The first winner, Joni Blanshard of Lennard Commercial Realty, won an exclusive trip for two to London and Paris – including first-class airfare, luxury accommodations, tickets to see "Hamilton" in London’s West End, dinner at Ting in the London Shard, a night at the Michelin-Starred Jules Verne Restaurant at the Eiffel Tower, and a private tour of the Seine River.
The second winner, Ryan Rudge of Savills Studley, won a trip for two to Madrid and Mallorca, also including first-class flights and accommodations at the Hotel Santo Mauro in Chamberi and the St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort. Activities will include a private tour of Madrid’s Royal Palace and the Prado Museum, and dinner at the five-star El Olivia Restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean.
“We’re excited to recognize our Canadian clients and represent our presence as a global company,” said Florance. “We chose our grand prize locations based on countries in which we have offices, as our presence continues to expand.”