Recorded at the Vancouver Real Estate Forum, Remco Daal joins Aaron and Adam in today’s episode. He is the President of Real Estate at QuadReal Property Group and is one of the speakers at the forum.
Remco talks about his extensive background in real estate investing that led him to establish QuadReal and what he learned along the way. He explains what it was like managing a brand-new business and reveals what activities QuadReal focuses on.
Topics covered include:
- The real estate crash of the early 1990s.
- Buying discounted paper during the 90s when Remco worked with CIBC Development Corporation.
- Remco’s move to British Columbia Investment Management Corporation.
- How QuadReal came to be and got its name.
- What the first day of QuadReal’s operation was like.
- Difficulties of implementing a human resource system with a new company.
- The substantial growth of QuadReal since its inception.
- Managing and maintaining the culture at QuadReal while expanding internationally.
- The core clients of QuadReal.
- Logistics partnerships established by QuadReal.
- Ongoing development activities in Canada.
- What makes Remco excited and keeps him motivated.
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More about our guest,
Remco Daal joined QuadReal as President of Canadian Real Estate in June 2016. He focuses on the company’s domestic operations, including investment, development and the management operation of the Canadian property portfolio.
He was formerly the President and Chief Operating Officer of Bentall Kennedy in Canada, where he was responsible for overall Canadian financial and operating performance. Previously, he held senior positions with CIBC Development Corporation and a private Toronto-based development company.
Remco holds a BComm from Wilfrid Laurier and an MBA from European University. He currently serves on the board of Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities as well as the Faculty Advisory Board of UBC’s Sauder School of Business.