Colliers’ Tobin Davis and Graham Meader Win SIOR Office and Industrial Broker of the Year
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) awarded Tobin Davis Office Broker of the Year and Graham Meader Industrial Broker of the Year during the 2017 Awards and President’s Dinner.
Tobin, Executive Vice President and Sales Representative at Colliers, was selected for the Office award by a committee of peers comprising GTA brokerages, landlords and developers. Judged on the criteria of notable transactions (size, quantity, complexity, teamwork and creativity), market consistency (year-over-year contributions and leadership) and industry reputation, Tobin not only met but exceeded all three benchmarks. He has been the #1 downtown office leasing producer at Colliers since 2009 and recently set the all-time single year office leasing production record – a benchmark he had set twice previously.
Additionally, Tobin was the lead broker on Colliers’ own Toronto Downtown office relocation at 181 Bay Street, Colliers’ new Canadian headquarters. This project was awarded to Tobin by Colliers' Canadian management team, spanned over a 2.5-year timeline, and recently won CoreNet Global’s REmmy Awards for Best Workplace, 5,000 – 50,000 square feet.
“It is an incredible honour to be the recipient of such a prestigious award. The award not only reflects on successful business relationships and transactions but also recognizes what I am most proud of: coaching hockey and baseball in my local community; and serving on the Kids Up Front Board of Directors, a Toronto charity dedicated to providing access to arts, culture, and sport to deserving children and youth who otherwise would not have the opportunity,” said Tobin.
“Tobin is an integral part of our office team’s success, both in the market with his transactions and in our office, leading the culture. The SIOR Office Broker of the Year is an amazing award and this year’s recipient is a deserving individual,” said Daniel Holmes, Senior Managing Director of the Office Practice Group in Toronto.
Graham Meader, Executive Vice President and Sales Representative with the Industrial Practice Group, is a second-time winner of the SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year Award and a past recipient of a NAIOP Award.
Graham is a consistent top producer within Colliers and is a recognized leader within the Toronto real estate industry. He has been on Colliers' Steering for the Logistics & Transportation Solutions Team and a mentor to several industrial agents within the firm. He has completed some of the most significant lease transactions and industrial land transactions that have helped shape GTA West's industrial footprint. Most recently, Graham represented Oxford Properties in the acquisition of a 242-acre industrial site in the Toronto West End that will accommodate approximately 3.3 million square feet of future industrial spec growth.
“This is Graham’s second time winning the SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year Award. This is a great success both for him and the entire industrial group at Colliers. We are all very proud of Graham and his career achievements,” said Peter Garrigan, Managing Director of the Industrial Practice Group in Toronto.
(2017 SIOR Broker of the Year Winners: Graham Meader (left) and Tobin Davis (right)).