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Synthia Kloot Senior Vice President, Operations, Colliers International
Oliver Tighe Executive Managing Director, Commercial Appraisal Group, Colliers
Tanya Nicholson Director, Marketing, Landlord and Investment Sales, Colliers International
Madeleine Nicholls Managing Director, GTA, Colliers
David Bowden Vice Chairman, Head of Strategy and Consulting, Colliers Canada
Scott Bowden Head of Valuation & Advisory Services, Colliers Canada
Sarah Bramley and Amy Vuong Colliers International
Brendan Neeson Executive Director of Property Tax Services, Alberta, Colliers International
Peter Garrigan Senior Managing Director, Colliers’ Industrial Practice Group, GTA
Lex Perry Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Research, Colliers Canada
Colliers National Multifamily Team, East, Colliers Colliers National Multifamily Team, East
Karl Innannen Managing Director, Broker, Colliers, Kitchener
Shiri Rosenberg Director of Asset Strategy, Innovation and Community Spaces, Colliers
Colin Alves & Jean-Marc Dube Colliers Toronto & Montreal
Janina Franceschutti Executive V-P, National Investment Services, Colliers Canada
Eric Horvath, CCIM Senior Vice President & Partner, Colliers
Adam Grisack Director, Valuation & Advisory Services, Colliers Canada
Eliezer Timolien Senior Research Analyst, Colliers
Robyn Baxter Senior Vice President & Co-Managing Director, Workplace Advisory, Colliers Canada
Arnold Fox Senior Vice President, Real Estate Broker, Montreal, Colliers
Alam Pirani Executive Managing Director, Colliers Hotels
Sarah Bramley Associate Vice President, Workplace Strategy & Innovation, Colliers
Bill Hennessey Managing Director, Moncton Brokerage, Colliers
Greg Taylor Managing Director, Halifax Brokerage, Colliers
Dayma Itamunoala Associate Vice President, Sales Representative, Toronto Brokerage, Colliers
Grant Evans Senior Vice President, Victoria Brokerage, Colliers
Lilian Kan Director, Development Management, Colliers Strategy & Consulting, Vancouver
Bonita Craig & Robyn Baxter Colliers Canada
Daniel Holmes President, Brokerage Services | Canada, Colliers
Sehaj Gill Associate Director, Property Tax Services, Colliers
Jane Domenico Senior Vice-President & National Lead, Retail Services
Robin McLuskie Managing Director, Canadian Hotel Brokerage, Colliers
Douglas Pulver Executive Managing Director, Colliers Vancouver
Tonya Lagrasta Head of ESG, Colliers Real Estate Management Services Canada
Susan Thompson Associate Director of Research, Colliers Vancouver
Pat Phillips Senior Vice President, Colliers Vancouver Brokerage
Rob Purdy Executive Director, Colliers Canada’s Valuation and Advisory Services
Rob Newman Senior Director of Property Tax Services, Colliers
Adam Jacobs Senior National Director, Research, Colliers Canada
Darrell Hurst Darrell Hurst, Senior Managing Director, Brokerage, Colliers
Jean-Marc Dubé and Arnold Fox Colliers Montreal
Robert Brazzell Managing Director, Ontario Property Tax Services, Colliers Canada
Damian Bernacik Director, Legal Services, Property Tax Services

Canada’s rental apartment has evolved and investors should look beyond cap rates

Karl Innannen Residential Market Trends National Sep. 16 2021
If only I knew then what I know now. In 1994, I brokered the sale by Manulife of a 456-suite apartment building in Kitchener for $18 million. The building’s cap rate was 11%. The buyers politely suggested I invest my

The ‘Wild East’: The promising future of Montreal’s industrial market

Jean-Marc Dubé and Arnold Fox Commercial Market Trends Greater Montreal Jul. 27 2021
Reminiscent of the Wild West – this is the best way to describe what the Montreal industrial landscape will be like in the next six to 12 months as demand for space outpaces supply. Pre-pandemic, Montreal, while lagging behind other

Record demand, supply woes, hungry buyers: Rental apt. building snapshot, Part II

Colliers National Multifamily Team, East, Colliers Residential Buying and Selling Toronto / GTA Jun. 15 2021
Before the pandemic struck, the purpose-built rental apartment market was one of the soundest asset classes in Canadian commercial real estate. Though apartment building deal-making slowed down a year ago along with everything else during the first-wave lockdown, the appetite

Resiliency, immigration, investment hunger: A rental apartment building market snapshot

National Multifamily Team, Colliers Residential Market Trends Metro Vancouver May. 28 2021
One of the stories of our lives over the past 14 months has been the transformative shift from office to work-from-home. However, what we may not have been so quick to discuss or assess is the multifamily rental homes around

Canadian retail in 2021: Stronger than you think

Jane Domenico and Madeleine Nicholls Commercial Ecommerce National May. 19 2021
You might not know it by visiting the nation’s shopping centres nor by scrolling through the news, but retail sales in Canada are up from last year. Disposable income that might previously have been put toward holidays and dining out

Canada’s hotel industry shows signs of recovery, resilience

Robin McLuskie and Alam Pirani Commercial Market Reports National Apr. 28 2021
Last year, with general uncertainty blanketing the hotel sector and almost two-thirds of hotel rooms sitting empty across Canada, there was a dramatic decline in hotel investment deals. Hotel investors were sitting in a no-bid market with less than 50

Dear Diary: Snapshots from 1 year of CRE work-from-home

Lex Perry Residential Executives National Apr. 15 2021
A little over a year into the pandemic and thus, the “Great Work-from-Home Experiment”, I’m sharing with you some lighthearted excerpts from my journal. These “Dear Diary” entries depict a year in the life, as my team and I navigated

Five things to watch for in Canada’s industrial market during 2021

Peter Garrigan Commercial Development National Feb. 22 2021
When we compare Canada’s industrial property market to the other commercial asset classes through 2020, it’s clear industrial land and buildings maintained a steadiness not seen in other sectors during this pandemic. Industrial land is still trading at record prices,

Property tax assessments should be reviewed quickly – with a professional

Brendan Neeson Commercial Taxes National Jan. 15 2021
There’s an old saying that there are only two certainties in life – death and taxes. For thousands of business owners across the country, increasing commercial property taxes have become a burden they can no longer bear. Appealing a property

Productivity rethink must drive office space planning

Sarah Bramley and Amy Vuong Commercial Market Trends National Dec. 7 2020
As Canadian companies position themselves in the coming weeks, months and even years to redefine their workspaces and offices, it’s important not to lose sight of how these spaces will drive or hinder worker productivity and our sense of well-being.

The value of prompt, accurate appraisals and how to make them count 

Scott Bowden Residential Investors National Nov. 2 2020
In today’s day and age where volatility seems to be the norm, the ability to provide comprehensive information on a real estate asset in a speedy fashion has become crucial. The current COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many people onto the

Top-6 ways the workplace is changing post-COVID-19: Part II

David Bowden Commercial Market Trends National Sep. 14 2020
It will likely be over a year from the time most companies shifted to remote working, before a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available in Canada. By then, the positive and negative aspects of working from both the office and home will

Top-6 ways the workplace is changing post-COVID-19

David Bowden Commercial Market Trends National Aug. 11 2020
The “great work-from-home experiment” has resulted in changes and realizations. We have adjusted how, where and when we perform our duties. We have accelerated our adoption and use of technology. We might have shifted our views on how we would

Right-size at the right time: Subleasing in light of COVID-19

Madeleine Nicholls Commercial Leasing National Jun. 24 2020
In light of COVID-19, several factors could drive organizations to rethink their space strategies, including a significant percentage of employees working from home, a shift in their business focus or strategy and challenges in paying rent. Subleasing is a viable

Effective property marketing in an evolving landscape

Tanya Nicholson Commercial Buying and Selling National Jun. 4 2020
In light of COVID-19, Colliers anticipates vacancies could increase in the short- to medium-term, particularly in office product. Based on a survey Statistics Canada conducted during the week of March 22, 4.7 million Canadians who typically work in the office

Performing appraisals during the COVID-19 crisis: Points to consider

Oliver Tighe Residential Transactions National Apr. 15 2020
In the preceding weeks, I have had many calls from owners, lenders and other appraisers with regard to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial property values. Most are concerned that commercial properties have substantially decreased in value. It

COVID-19 implications for commercial real estate

Colliers Canada Commercial Market Trends National Mar. 25 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, investors, landlords and tenants are assessing impacts, adjusting operations and building and executing contingency plans to support people and their businesses.  Within the short term, the public’s health and safety is of utmost

Equity in metrics: Women in commercial real estate

Synthia Kloot Commercial Executives National Feb. 28 2020
As a data-driven individual, I know the value of metrics. They demonstrate performance. They tell a story. They make an impact. They prompt action. They propel change. According to CREW Network’s 2015 Benchmark Study Report: Women in Commercial Real Estate,

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