HOLD’EM FOR LIFE CHARITY CHALLENGE

THE 2018 REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY

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WHEN

5 APRIL 2018

Starting at 5:30 p.m.

WHERE

THE RITZ-CARLTON

181 Wellington Street West, Toronto, Ontario

ABOUT HOLD’EM FOR LIFE

2018 Event

The 12th Annual Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Toronto. The event is a unique evening of fun and friendly competition that will be attended by over 400 top executives from Canada’s leading real estate firms.

This unique and exciting event provides an atmosphere that is particularly conducive to networking.

The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception in the Ritz Carlton Grand Foyer, followed by a night of Texas Hold’em poker played in an authentic Monte Carlo-style atmosphere. Players compete for incredible non-cash prizes and for bragging rights as Hold’em for Life Champion. No experience is required and novices often do as well as experienced players.

CHARITY CHALLENGE

Real Estate Industry

In 2006, the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge was created as a platform for bringing real estate industry leaders together for a unique evening of entertainment and fundraising.

Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge is an entirely volunteer run non-profit organization that has raised over $30 million to fund cancer research and other initiatives at Mount Sinai Hospital, SickKids Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Princess Margaret Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Proceeds from this year’s event will be directed towards innovative breast cancer research initiatives at Mount Sinai Hospital, to prostate cancer research at Princess Margaret Hospital and to Women’s College Hospital. Based on past events, we anticipate that over 85% of funds raised from this year’s event will go directly to cancer research initiatives. This year, in addition to raising funds for cancer research, we have started a fellowship program for young doctors and researchers starting their career, in an effort to keep world-class talent right here in Toronto.

 

2018 BENEFICIARIES

Hold’em for Life events have raised over $30 million since 2006

The 2018 Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life event will be raising funds for two beneficiaries.

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Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are contributing to early detection and a better chance of survival. More people are beating cancer, living longer lives and looking forward to life beyond cancer thanks to fundraising events like the Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge that help fund this innovative care and research.

Proceeds from Hold’Em for Life support a collaborative program at Mount Sinai Hospital, part of the Sinai Health System, of integrated research in breast cancer. Clinical and laboratory scientists will focus on the interface between key patient related factors (hormones, metabolic factors) and the cancer (genes, growth pathways), with a goal to accelerate the development of new therapies that will be clinically useful, with a particular focus on advanced breast cancer where current therapies often fail. The ultimate goal is to enhance the use of a personalized approach that will reduce the risk of metastases developing and lead to more effective treatment of women who develop metastases.

Mount Sinai is home to The Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, the first dedicated multi-disciplinary breast centre in Canada that today sees approximately 33,000 patient visits annually. Mount Sinai is also the first hospital to have the ability to measure circulating cancer cells in the blood in the clinical setting; these cells can be used to predict outcomes in breast cancer patients.

MESSAGE FROM

DR. PAMELA GOODWIN

Dr. Pamela Goodwin is the Director of Mount Sinai’s Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, the first dedicated multi-disciplinary breast centre in Canada that today sees approximately 33,000 patient visits annually. Her work focuses on ‘host factors’ — the unique characteristics of each woman — and how those factors might predispose her to developing the disease and alter the clinical course of breast cancer once it has developed. Her pivotal research has drastically changed the current understanding of breast cancer risk. She was the first to show a connection between insulin levels and breast cancer recurrence and is currently leading the largest clinical trial in the world to investigate the use of a commonly used diabetes medication and its potential to improve survival rates for women with early-stage breast cancer.

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At The Princess Margaret under the leadership of Dr. Neil Fleshner, and in collaboration with basic, translational, and clinician scientists, a research program has been developed whose major goals are to reduce prostate cancer (PCA) morbidity and mortality by targeting its unique metabolic properties and vulnerabilities.

Over the next 5 years the results of the program’s projects will significantly advance the body of knowledge in understanding the metabolic underpinnings of PCA. It will also have conducted definitive studies that may lead to bringing safe, inexpensive and novel approaches to delay disease progression, and to defining, in a personalized fashion, patient subsets for whom the novel approaches may be of value.

2018 EVENT

EVENING ITINERARY

Thursday, April 5, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
181 Wellington Street West

BLACK TIE ATTIRE

Cocktail Reception 5:30 pm
Call to Tables 6:45 pm
Tournament Begins 7:00 pm
Elimination Round Begins 8:30 pm
Cirque Performance 10:00 pm
Championship Round Begins 10:30 pm

2018 SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

Funds raised from the 2018 Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge will support innovative cancer research initiatives.

To learn more about becoming a Sponsor, please download our Sponsorship Brochure.

Chip Level Sponsor

$50,000 to $100,000

Naming rights on Hold’em for Life funded research paper

Company logo on the poker chips and back of playing cards

Premium logo placement in all event materials (e.g. website, program, signage, video)

Premium recognition during the event

Logo featured on the Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life website

Inclusion on the Hold’em For Life sponsor recognition plaque

10 tickets to the event (Ability to purchase up to 10 additional tickets at $2,500 each)

Card Level Sponsor

$25,000

Company logo printed on back of playing cards

Preferred logo placement in all event materials (e.g. website, program, signage, video)

Recognition during the event

Logo featured on the Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life website

Inclusion on the Hold’em For Life sponsor recognition plaque

5 tickets to the event (Ability to purchase up to 5 additional tickets at $2,500 each)

Event Level Sponsor

$10,000

Logo placement in all event materials (e.g. website, program, signage, video)

Recognition during the event

Logo featured on the Real Estate Industry Hold’em for Life website

Inclusion on the Hold’em For Life sponsor recognition plaque

2 tickets to the event (Ability to purchase up to 2 additional tickets at $2,500 each)

2017 SPONSORS

 

Card Sponsor

Broccolini BMO Capital Markets CBRE CentreCourt Developments
Colliers International Dream Office REIT First Gulf Corporation Saks Fifth Avenue Gives
Metropia Oxford RBC Capital Markets TD
Cadillac Fairview HBC Reliance State Windows
Westdale Properties

Event Sponsor

20 VIC Management
0ZZ-MH-004 LOGO MASTER VERTICAL OUTLINED Able-Logo-no-Address2017 Accel CM Logo ADI Development Group
bazil Torkin Manes BTY Carttera
Concert Cornerstone CT REIT Deloitte
McIntosh Perry Dream First Capital FirstService Residential
GMP Greenwin Harris Sheaffer LLP IBI Group
Ivanhoe Cambridge impact Jablonsky, Ast and Partners KingSett
Loblaw Companies Limited Curated Properties Mansteel Rebar Meridian
Minto Capital NORTHAM Realty Advisors NorthDrive One Properties
Osmington Panson Paradise Developments Quadrangle
Rice Group Rio Can Bentall Kennedy Carillion
SmartCentres Torys LLP Tridel Tricon
Trinity Westmount Guarantee WeirFoulds LLP Woodbourne

HALL OF FAME

Event Highlights

CONTACT US

Our Event Coordinators

Kelsey Boland

Direct: 416-583-1776
Email

Our Event Co-Chairs

Shamez Virani

President

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Blair Welch

Partner & Co-Founder

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2018 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Hold’em for Life Charity Challenge is an entirely volunteer run non-profit organization

 

Adam Kosoy
Vice President & Senior Director, Equities
North American Development Group
Adam Perzow
Partner
Minden Gross
Adrian Rocca
CEO
Fitzrovia Capital
Andrew Hoffman
CEO
CentreCourt
Andrew Joyner
Director
Tricon
Ashi Mathur
Managing Director, Head of Investment & Corporate Banking
BMO
Casey Gallagher
Senior Vice President, National Investment Team
CBRE
Chris Tambakis
CEO of North America
Adgar
Colin Johnston
President, Research, Valuation & Advisory
Altus Group
Craig Walters
Executive Vice President & COO
Northam Realty
Daniel Shapira
Lawyer
Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
David Dulberg
Managing Director
RBC
David Tweedie
Director
RBC Capital Markets
Elliot Medoff
Vice President, National Capital Markets
JLL
Jason Shinder
Executive Vice President, Principal
District Realty
Jeff Friedman
Executive Vice President, Advisory & Transaction Services
CBRE
Jonathan Gitlin
Senior Vice President, Investments
Riocan
Jonathan Goldman
President
Stafford Developments
Jonathan Peretz
Vice President, Managing Director
CBRE
Jordan Dermer
Managing Partner
Capital Developments
Jordan Morassutti
Co-Founder
North Drive
Michael Broccolini
VP, Business Development & Finance
Broccolini
Michael Cornelissen
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
LaSalle Investment Management
Michael Turner
Executive Vice President, Canada
Oxford Properties
Nick Macrae
Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate
HOOPP Real Estate
Noah Rechtsman
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets Group
Cushwake & Wakefield
Peter Freed
President
Freed Developments
Peter Senst
President, Canadian Capital Markets
CBRE
Rael Diamond
President & COO
CREIT
Robert Barth
Vice President, Construction
CentreCourt
Sal Iacono
Executive Vice President, Operations
Cadillac Fairview
Scott Chandler
Senior Vice President, Adivsory and Investment Sales
Colliers International Canada
Tariq Adi
CEO
Adi Development Group Inc
Tony Reale
Head of Canadian Property Brokerage & Real Estate Advisory
BMO

VENUE LOCATION

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto | 181 Wellington Street West