Media Advisory - Leading Real Estate executives and investors to attend 15th
annual North American Real Estate Equities Conference

Attendees to discuss opportunities and challenges facing the real estate sector

TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ - CIBC (CM: TSX; NYSE) - CIBC will host its 15th annual North American Real Estate Equities Conference on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

The conference will feature four panel discussions addressing the key issues facing the sector, with more than 500 North American real estate investors and executives in attendance.

Property Markets Update with panelists: Richard Dansereau, Managing Director, Stonehenge Partners Inc.; Tom Farley, President & CEO, Brookfield Properties Corporation; Andrea Stephen, Executive Vice President, Investments, Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited; and Paul Zemla, Chief Investment Officer, Bentall LP.

Capital Markets Update with panelists: B. James Britton, President & CEO, Northern Property REIT; Donald Clow, President & CEO, Crombie REIT; Michael Emory, President & CEO, Allied Properties REIT; Armin Martens, President & CEO, Artis REIT; and Simon Nyilassy, President & CEO, Calloway REIT.

Money Managers' Panel - What do you/don't you like? with panelists: Oscar Belaiche, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Goodman & Company Investment Counsel, Dynamic Funds; Charles Dillingham, Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Morguard Investments Limited; Ira Gluskin, Co-Founder & Vice Chairman, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.; and Dennis Mitchell, Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Sentry Select Capital Corp.

What's Next Update with panelists: Michael Cooper, Vice Chairman & CEO, Dundee REIT; Jon Love, Managing Partner & CEO, KingSett Capital Inc.; Dori Segal, President & CEO, First Capital Realty Inc.; and Edward Sonshine, President & CEO, RioCan REIT.

Avery Shenfeld, Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets Inc. will provide an economic overview of the Canadian and global economies at the start of the conference.

Sports broadcaster Brian Williams will present the luncheon keynote address - Going for Gold: Lessons in Greatness from the Olympic Games. Mr. Williams will share his unique insights on what exactly it takes to rise to the top and how very "do-able" the seemingly "undo-able" is.

This event is by invitation only. Media wishing to attend are required to register in advance by calling 416-980-8835. More information on the conference, including an agenda and a list of presenting companies can be found at: http://conferences.cibcwm.com/login.asp?cid=REALESTATE2010 (password REIB10) A live audiocast will be available from this link on the day of the conference.

CIBC's wholesale banking business provides a range of integrated credit and capital markets products, investment banking, and merchant banking to clients in key financial markets in North America and around the world. We provide innovative capital solutions and advisory expertise across a wide range of industries as well as top-ranked research for our corporate, government and institutional clients.

SOURCE CIBC

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Kevin Dove, Communications and Public Affairs, CIBC at (416) 980-8835 or Kevin.Dove@cibc.com


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