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Podcast: The strength of a great platform with Peter Senst of CBRE

Jul 15, 2019
ROI and profitability
First National Financial LP


Peter Senst is the President of Canadian Capital Markets at CBRE, as well as a board member of CBRE Canada. He has transacted over $100 billion in real estate and joins today’s episode at the Land & Development Conference in Toronto.

Having completed several very large deals, Peter shares these experiences including Scotia Plaza, which was valued at $1.3 billion. Peter also advocates for why the Canadian market is great to invest in for people in other countries.

Topics covered include:

  • The first deal that Peter completed and how it shaped his career.
  • Peter’s journey towards doing deals that are upwards of $1 billion.
  • Why CBRE is selected over its competitors.
  • Scotia Plaza, the largest single asset sale in Canadian history.
  • The global expansion of the Canadian real estate market.
  • Yield in Canada compared to other countries.
  • Countries that are investing more and more in Canadian real estate.
  • Peter’s proudest moments in his career.
  • The biggest challenge Peter faced in his career and how he overcame it.
  • When Peter realized that the 90s downturn was coming to an end.
  • The asset classes that Peter thinks are going to out-perform
  • Investing in people at CBRE.
  • Where Peter wants to bring his career next.


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