12.09.2019 18:31:00

MEDIA ADVISORY - Oxford Properties to Host Over 500 Thinkers across Four Cities in Global Hackathon to Disrupt the Future of Commercial Real Estate Development

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - On September 14th and 15th, Oxford Properties Group ('Oxford')—a leading global investor, developer and manager of real estate—will bring together over 500 thinkers across four global cities over three continents for a Hackathon competition that seeks to disrupt the design and construction process in commercial real estate development.

Oxford Properties Group (CNW Group/Oxford Properties Group Inc.)


The Oxford Global Hackathon has signed up over 500 competitors across the globe to find solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in commercial real estate development and construction. The 48-hour hackathon will run concurrently across Toronto, Boston, London and Sydney with participants seeking to disrupt the design and construction of commercial real estate buildings. Teams will compete for US$20,000 in cash prizes.

Media are invited to attend the event onwards from 12:30pm on Sunday, September 15 to view the teams' semi-final pitches, top five presentations and the announcement of the winning team. Media members can interview the judging panel comprising of industry experts and participating teams about their ideas as well as Oxford executives about the growing need for innovation in commercial real estate development.


The commercial real estate industry is primed for disruption. The global construction industry is projected to exceed $15.5 trillion by 2030. With that massive scale comes a massive opportunity to innovate, and Oxford Properties is asking for hackers to help transform the way it plans, designs and constructs buildings.



325 Front Street


M5V 2Y1

 *Boston, London and Sydney locations available on request*


Over 500 individuals from the commercial real estate, building, engineering and architecture industries, across four global cities.

Available on September 15 for interviews:

Oxford executive

Judging panel, and industry experts and  mentors

Participating and winning teams


Sunday, September 15, 2019

• 12:30PM

Media arrival

• 1:00PM

Team Semi-Finals (open forum)

• 3:00PM

Top 5 pitches presentations

• 4:30PM

Awards & celebrations

• 5:00PM




• Oxford executives, mentors and experts interacting with participants

• Participants/ hackers

• Winning teams presenting their ideas



• To confirm attendance, please register in advance with Daniel O'Donnell at dodonnell@oxfordproperties.com


About Oxford Properties Group
Oxford Properties Group connects people to exceptional places, and is the owner, developer and manager of some of the world's best real estate assets. Established in 1960, it manages approximately $60 billion of assets across the globe on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners. Oxford's portfolio encompasses office, retail, industrial, hotels and multifamily residential and spans more than 100 million square feet in global gateway cities across four continents. A disciplined and thematic investor, Oxford invests in properties, portfolios, development sites, debt, securities and platforms across the risk-reward spectrum. With its global headquarters in Toronto, Oxford operates out of over 15 regional offices including New York, London, Luxembourg, Singapore and Sydney. Its long-term approach to real estate investment aligns Oxford's interests to its customers and the communities in which it operates. Oxford is the global real estate arm of OMERS, the AAA credit rated1 defined benefit pension plan for Ontario's municipal employees.

For more information on Oxford, visit www.oxfordproperties.com

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SOURCE Oxford Properties Group Inc.

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