Event Starts:
May 10, 2023

7:30 am - 10 am

Calgary Petroleum Club McMurray Room

Cost: Members $70.00 Non-Members $85.00


NAIOP Calgary’s Government Affairs Committee has been advocating on behalf of our members on several significant policy and legislative amendments with the City of Calgary, the Province of Alberta and the Federal Government.

On May 10, 2023 join us for breakfast and hear from our panel of experts on the progress made on several current issues of importance to the commercial real estate industry. Also hear from a few special guest speakers.

Kelsen Vallee, Managing Director, Co-Head of Energy Infrastructure & Transition Group with CIBC Capital Markets will be joining us to provide an update on current energy transition projects including net-zero grid implications, hydrogen facts and fictions, and industrial heat applications. Kelsen Vallee co-leads CIBC’s Energy, Infrastructure & Transition Group with offices in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.  He is responsible for directing activities and growth in the areas such as energy transition infrastructure, power and climate tech.  Kelsen also directly provides investment banking services such as capital raising, M&A and strategic advisory for his energy infrastructure clients predominantly based in Western Canada.

Darshpreet Bhatti, CEO Green Line, City of Calgary. Get the latest news any updates on the Green Line LRT project from the Green Line CEO. Darshpreet is leading all aspects of the Green Line LRT project, including initial construction currently underway downtown, Victoria Park and other areas of the city to support the project.

Ryan Handley, Vice President of Office Leasing with Brookfield Properties and NAIOP Calgary’s Board of Director. Ryan is co-chairing the Downtown Safety Task Force and will provide a brief update on the current situation in downtown Calgary and surrounding areas, the BOMA Safety Survey and results, proposed City of Calgary initiatives, and how NAIOP Calgary is trying to help.


  • Kelsen Vallee, CIBC Capital Markets
  • Darshpreet Bhatti, CEO Green Line, City of Calgary
  • Guy Huntingford, Dir. Strategic Initiatives, NAIOP Calgary
  • Ryan Handley, Brookfield Properties
  • Katie Sapieha, CBRE (panel moderator)