Planning For Resilience Workshops
Operational resilience can be defined as a building’s capacity to recover from any major disruption (climate-related or otherwise) and return to its normal operation or better. Increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather-related events pose great risks to business operations, impacting our ability to meet our obligations as a landlord and diminishing return on investment. These are real risks that cannot be ignored. Therefore, resilience planning is a critical exercise that should be part of our broader enterprise risk management strategy. BOMA Canada is facilitating a series of workshops across Canada to introduce and describe the latest technical guidance note on Resilience in the CRE industry. Hosted by local BOMA chapters for their members, these workshops are for operations managers and those engaged in the risk management of real properties. The focus is on understanding and the practical application of the guidance, providing an opportunity for open discussion and exploring strategies to de-risk properties.
To understand the role and value of resilience planning in commercial real estate
To understand the concepts of location risk assessment and incident sequencing
To know what to ask of your consultants and what right looks like
Who should attend?
Building operations managers
Those reporting portfolio climate change risks
Portfolio risk managers
Resilience in the Commercial Real Estate Sector –
Protecting Value For an Uncertain Future
Three Benefits of Resilience Planning
The workshops will follow a standard half-day format, and we’ll provide an overview of BOMA Canada’s Technical Guidance Note II.
BOMA Newfoundland & Labrador
BOMA NB & PEI
Chris has more than 22 years of experience in insurance risk management. Joining Zurich Canada in 2005, Chris was a senior field and account engineer completing on-site risk assessments for several different types of industries. He is trained in several areas of risk but has specialized expertise in business interruption, interdependency, property fire, natural hazards, product liability, supply chain and hazard analysis. Then, as the Manager Commercial Insurance, Property Canada, Chris was responsible for a team of ten risk specialists’ staff from across Canada. In 2020, Chris stepped in as interim Head of Risk Services and was responsible for the team of 29 risk professionals.
Most recently Chris stepped into the role of Head of Sales & Distribution for ZRS Canada. Responsibilities centered around ensuring fluid department operations, supporting Zurich Canada’s “Go To Market” position and services as well as supporting and driving technical excellence, engagement levels, training, efficiency and effectiveness.
Chris is part of Zurich’s Business Resilience Global Technical Team and is an associate member of the Business Continuity Institute. In addition, Chris is also a part of the Global Zurich Risk Engineering Customer & Distribution Management team. Chris is also a regional leader for the suite of Zurich mobile apps and online MyZurich customer portal.