Women in Rental Housing Luncheon

Date and Time: Aug 22, 2019 11:30am to Aug 22, 2019 2:15pm

Location: Old Mill Inn, Toronto

FRPO is pleased to host the 7th annual Women in Rental Housing Luncheon on Thursday, August 22nd sponsored by Absolute Ventilation. This event will feature two speakers including Francine Moore of Homestead Land Holdings and Emily O’Brien of Cons and Kernels. 


Francine Moore – President of Homestead Land Holdings

Francine is the President of Homestead Land Holdings Limited, one of the largest privately-owned multi-family residential real estate company in Canada. Francine began her career with Homestead as Chief Financial Officer and assumed the role of President in 2001, providing leadership to over 875 associates and Homestead’s business activities. Prior to Homestead, Francine was the Controller of a recycled boxboard manufacturing facility and was an assurance Manager at KPMG.

Francine is very active in her community and has served on several boards including REALPAC (the Real Property Association of Canada), Homestead Land Holdings Limited, and Homestead South LLC.  She is currently a member of the Kingston Mayor’s Task Force on Housing and previously served on the audit committee of Kingston General Hospital. Francine is a designated Chartered Accountant, and graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) program.

In her spare time, Francine enjoys travelling and cottaging with her family, including her two young grandchildren.

Emily O’Brien – Founder of Cons and Kernels Popcorn Company

After battling drug and alcohol addiction which ultimately landed Emily in prison, she was spurred to create change. Her rejection of the status quo and the stigma associated with people that go through the prison system led her to becoming an entrepreneur – while still in a jail cell. Emily now employs people with criminal records while shedding light on the root causes of crime and gaps in the current justice system.  After losing everything, Emily began her journey towards authenticity, forgiveness while becoming a pro social business owner and leader in her community.  

 Buffet lunch is included in the cost of registration. We suggest registering early as this event will sell out quickly.

Thursday, August 22nd 
Old Mill Inn, Toronto 
11:30-12:00 Registration/Networking 
12:00-12:45 Introductions/Francine Moore 
12:45-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Emily O’Brien/Closing Remarks 

Registration Fees
FRPO Members $85.00 plus HST
Non-FRPO Members $150.00 plus HST 


Please use your login credentials to access member pricing. If you do not have credentials, please email us at events@frpo.org. Any cancellations for registration fees paid on credit card are subject to a 5% fee. Refunds are not available within 7 days of the event. Thank you 

Canadian Apartment Investment Conference

Date and Time: Sep 4, 2019 8:00am to Sep 4, 2019 4:00pm

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Canadian Apartment Investment Conference brings together owners, managers, developers, investors and lenders to provide valuable insights into the multi-unit residential market: how to increase net asset values, and how this sector is performing. Last year’s conference attracted over 700 executives interested in learning about major trends, issues, opportunities, and strategies in Canada’s multi-unit residential market.

Uniquely tailored, the 2019 Canadian Apartment Investment Conference program offers the greatest possible value and flexibility to owners, managers, developers, investors and lenders. The program will provide valuable insights in major theme areas by key industry leaders including:

  • The Condominium and Housing Market Impact
  • Legislatives Changes and Impacts
  • Tenant Perspectives
  • Economic Updates on a National Scale
  • Capital Markets and Investment Activity
  • Impact of New Developments & Intensification of Existing Sites
  • Income, Operations and NAV Improvement Strategies
  • New and Innovative Solutions in the Tech Space

Exceptional opportunities for networking will be available throughout this year’s conference. Attendance at the Canadian Apartment Investment Conference may also qualify for various continuing education credits.

The Canadian Apartment Investment Conference is organized by the producers of The Real Estate Forums, in conjunction with a steering committee of apartment owners, lenders, brokers, and valuators. In keeping with the strong reputation of the Forums, the conference will present high quality speakers on very topical issues at a relatively low registration fee.

Due to the continued interest in the multi-unit residential sector from private buyers, pension funds, international investors, institutions, and publicly traded real estate entities, we are once again expecting a sold out event. We hope you will take advantage of this very informative event.

FRPO Housing Tour

Date and Time: Oct 2, 2019 6:00pm to Oct 3, 2019 4:00pm

Location: Washington, DC

This year’s annual US Housing Tour sponsored by Wyse Meter Solutions will take place in Washington, DC this October. This unique educational experience will provide our attendees with a networking opportunity on the evening of October 2nd at ChurchKey followed by a full day property tour in the metro Washington area. Representatives from the National Apartment Association as well as the local chapter; (AOBA) Apartment & Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington will be in attendance. The bus tour will include visits to 4 rental communities as well as commentary from a local broker and catered lunch. Our 2 day housing tour offers attendees a chance to learn about local trends and experiences in the hot Washington rental market while meaningfully engaging with others in the industry. 

For the convenience of our attendees, a block of rooms has been put on hold at the JW Marriott. All attendees are required to book through the FRPO block for this event. Upon registering for this event, FRPO will forward you the link by email to book your rooms. 

CONFIRMED PROPERTIES – List will be updated as additional tour stops are confirmed

New Development: The Collective 
The Collective is comprised of three buildings with 1200 units located at the Capital riverfront 

Conversion ProjectCarver
This project by Urban Investment Partners recently converted two 75 year old Howard University dorms into 162 apartments. More info here 

To view the event brochure with full details, please click here

Wednesday, October 2nd & Thursday, October 3rd
Washington, DC 
Social Event: Wednesday, October 2nd 6:30pm- 9:00pm (TBC) 
Bus Tour: Thursday, October 3rd 9am-4pm
FRPO Member Pricing $450 plus HST 
Non-Member Pricing $750 plus HST 

Generously Sponsored by: 


Please use your FRPO login to access member pricing. If you do not have a login, please contact us at events@frpo.org to obtain one. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable for this event. Thank you 

2019 MAC Awards Gala

Date and Time: Dec 5, 2019 5:00pm to Dec 5, 2019 9:00pm

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

 The MAC Awards Gala is the most important annual event for our members and is well attended by rental housing providers ranging from hands-on managers to third party management and holding companies. This event allows us to recognize excellence in the residential rental housing industry and to advance the high standards that the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario aims to promote. This year’s gala will be held on Thursday, December 5th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in conjunction with PM Expo and the Building Show.  Join us as we honour the “best in the biz”. Registration will open this fall, stay tuned for more details.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

The Buildings Show 2019

Date and Time: Dec 4, 2019 8:00am to Dec 6, 2019 4:00pm

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The Buildings Show is the leader in sourcing, networking and education for the North American design, architecture, construction and real estate communities. The Show is home to Construct Canada, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, IIDEXCanada, PM Expo and World of Concrete Pavilion, and together they create the largest North American exposition for the entire industry. The Toronto Real Estate Forum also happens concurrently.

More than 30,500 trade professionals attend the Show annually to discover new innovations across the building industry and source the latest materials, products, tools and technologies from more than 1,600 Canadian and international exhibitors.

Through the Show’s comprehensive seminar program, attendees can choose from 350+ seminars, panels, keynotes and roundtables led by a roster of 500+ industry experts and in addition tours, awards, parties and association meetings. Topics include: best practices, leadership, building codes and regulations, sustainability, new approaches to construction, technology and design trends in housing, healthcare, education, retail, workplaces, accessibility, hospitality and wellness.

The Buildings Show takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from December 4-6, 2019. 

Apartmentalize 2020

Date and Time: Jun 17, 2020 8:00am to Jun 19, 2020 2:00pm

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

The NAA Education Conference & Exposition has been renamed as Apartmentalize! It’s the same Conference that you’ve come to expect from NAA, but with a new name. Join us to Apartmentalize in Boston in 2020 which means taking your career, your company and the experience your residents receive to the new heights. Achieve greater success in all three areas by joining us next year to attend the apartment housing industry’s premiere event. Keep an eye on the website for updated event and registration information.