BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets

September 06, 2013 08:30 ET

Media Advisory: BMO Capital Markets to Host 8th Annual North American Real Estate Conference

- Expecting record attendance by investors & real estate CEOs and CFOs from the U.S. and Canada

- Topic of M&A to underscore discussions

- Keynote address by renowned real estate investor, Sam Zell

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--(Marketwired - Sept. 6, 2013) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO)(NYSE:BMO), will hold its eighth annual North American Real Estate Conference on Monday, September 16, and Tuesday, September 17, at the Trump International Hotel in Chicago.

The conference is on track to draw 15 per cent more participants than last year, with more than 450 North American real estate companies, institutional investors and other industry participants already registered.

For the first time, the conference will feature a private equity panel with senior panelists from several key private real estate players. Sam Zell, who has earned world renown for his prowess as a real estate investor in the United States and in emerging markets, will deliver the keynote address on the Monday evening.

Real estate transactions and M&A activity have emerged as important drivers to real estate valuations in North America and will be a front-and-center topic of debate at the event this year. The conference will be hosted by BMO research analysts Richard Anderson, Paul Adornato and Mark Lutenski, based in New York, and Heather Kirk and Troy MacLean from Toronto. They will moderate a series of industry panels and Q&A sessions.

View the full agenda of the two-day event by clicking here.

Media who are interested in attending the conference in person, listening to the live webcast, or scheduling an interview, are invited to contact Martha McInnis at (212) 702-1992 or Pav Jordan at (416) 867-3996.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider, with more than 2,200 employees operating in 16 North American offices and 29 worldwide, offering corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America with total assets of $549 billion as at July 31, 2013, and more than 46,000 employees.

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