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What to Consider when Designing and Retrofitting Buildings: DIALOG Chair Antonio Gómez-Palacio Joins Panel at Land & Development Conference

May 8, 2024

Join DIALOG Chair Antonio Gómez-Palacio and fellow industry leaders on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at the Land & Development conference for a panel discussion on what to consider when designing and retrofitting sustainable development projects.

Event Details

Date:                               Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Time:                               1:55 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. ET
Location:                       Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

Click HERE to register for the event.

Integrating sustainable development projects: What you need to consider and include in your Pro-forma when developing and retrofitting buildings

Governments continue to draft plans for implementing net zero commitments. The processes and costs associated with the decarbonization of new buildings and the retrofitting of existing buildings are going to have a significant impact on commercial and residential development projects.

Questions that will be addressed:

  • What do firms need to consider when thinking about developing new buildings and retrofitting older buildings?
  • What costs are associated with the decarbonization of new buildings and the retrofitting of existing buildings?
  • What incentives are lenders providing to help with low carbon and decarbonization?
  • How is the industry adapting to changing the way buildings are designed, procured, and delivered to meet the needs and expectations of investors and future tenants in a meaningful way?


  • Antonio Gómez-Palacio, Chair, DIALOG
  • Emily Hanna, Managing Partner, Investments, Crown Realty Partners
  • Catherine Marshall, Principal and Consultant, RealAlts
  • Tim Weber, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Diverso Energy

Moderator: Doug Webber, Principal, Purpose Building

About the Land & Development Conference

The Land & Development conference is Canada’s largest commercial real estate event focused on land and development. This event will highlight cutting-edge insights on Canadian land activity, escalating land costs, and future opportunities, connecting 900+ leading industry experts who include 400+ building owners, developers, and investors. Leaders will strategize and navigate through current market conditions, economic fluctuations, and uncertain policy directions through intriguing panels, insightful presentations, case studies, and more.