Dane Gilbert

Dane Gilbert

Executive Vice President, Sales Representative

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Professional Summary

Dane Gilbert, an annual top producing professional at Colliers International, has transacted over $1.55 billion worth of industrial real estate, representing over 17.6 million square feet and 155 acres of land for development. He has secured his reputation as a trusted partner for industry-leading clients in real estate acquisition, disposition, and leasing with a proven track record brokering some of the largest and most complex industrial transactions in Canada.  Dane has market specialization in the food sector focused on temperature-controlled warehouse space and food processing facilities.

Reaching annual recognition as Colliers #1 Industrial Broker in Canada (#2 overall) and #11 in North America among all brokers at Colliers International, Dane has also been recognized as the SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year for the Greater Toronto Area, was recipient of NAIOP’s Industrial Development of the Year and two-time finalist for NAIOP's Industrial Lease of the Year.

#1 INDUSTRIAL BROKER – COLLIERS CANADA

In 2018, Dane was recognized as Colliers #1 Industrial Broker in Canada (#2 agent overall).  Dane transacted $343M across 3.4M square feet, which included the largest industrial investment transaction in Colliers history.  This followed Dane’s 2017 as Colliers #3 broker in Canada transacting $265M over 2.6M square feet.

SIOR INDUSTRIAL BROKER OF THE YEAR

Dane was recognized as the 2014 SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year - a distinction presented annually to the top industrial broker in the Greater Toronto Area. SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors) is the leading professional industrial and commercial real estate association in the world with active members in 630 markets throughout 34 countries. The SIOR award selection process involves careful consideration of size, value and volume of transactions in a calendar year, reputation in the commercial real estate industry, impact, creativity and other significant accomplishments.

NAIOP INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR

Dane represented TransForce in the complex conversion and repositioning of an obsolete manufacturing facility into a functional mixed-use office/industrial building. The development culminated in a 145,000-square-foot lease valued at $16.7 million.

NAIOP INDUSTRIAL LEASE OF THE YEAR

Dane represented two of the three NAIOP industrial lease of the year finalists in 2017:

  • Congebec Logistics: 228,694 SF design build lease valued at $67M
  • VersaCold Logistics Services: 572,192 SF lease valued at $88M

 

Accomplishments

2018 - #1 Industrial Broker Colliers Canada, #2 Broker Colliers Canada, #11 Broker Colliers North America
2017 - #3 Broker Colliers Canada, #13 Colliers Broker North America
2017 – NAIOP Industrial Lease of the Year – Represented 2 of the 3 finalists
2016 - NAIOP Industrial Development of the Year for Representation of TransForce 
2014 - SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year
2009 thru 2018- Recipient of the Colliers Canada Award of Excellence recognizing top producing agents nationally
Colliers Everest Club - Top 10% in North America

Significant Transactions Include:

1,740,000 SF - Multiple Transactions - Congebec Logistics
1,580,000 SF - Multiple Transactions - Kuehne + Nagel
1,450,000 SF - Multiple Transactions - VersaCold Logistics
1,270,000 SF - Multiple Transactions - Prologis  
900,000 SF - Multiple Transactions -  ​​​ KingSett Capital
655,000 SF - Multiple Transactions - Gay Lea Foods
460,000 SF - Multiple Transactions -  MadeGood Foods
380,000 SF - Multiple Transactions- TransForce 
350,000 SF - Multiple Transactions - Solis Mexican Foods
346,000 SF - Multiple Transactions - Colabor    
340,000 SF - Multiple Transactions - Dawn Food Products 
275,000 SF - Multiple Transactions - Northern Reflections  
102 Acres -     Multiple Transactions -  Stronach Group
191,000 SF -  Sale -   Grain Process Enterprises
​178,000 SF - Multiple Transactions - Ontario Natural Food Co-Op
162,000 SF -  Multiple Transactions - 3M
157,000 SF -  Lease Restructure - Coca Cola Ltd
​155,000 SF -  Multiple Transactions - Confederation Freezers
109,000 SF -  Sale -    Wing's Food Products
​102,000 SF -  Sale -    Carpenters Union Local 27
102,000 SF -  Multiple Transactions - Japan Food Corporation
101,000 SF -  Sale -    Great West Life 
97,000 SF  -   Lease -  Ozery Pita Break  
93,000 SF -    Sale -  Maple Leaf Foods
92,000 SF  -   Sale -    H.J. Heinz Company
91,000 SF  -   Multiple Transactions - Canadian Fruit & Produce
80,000 SF -    Multiple Transactions - Kerry Ingredients
​79,000 SF  -   Lease - International Cold Storage

Education

University of Guelph, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Memberships & Involvements

Canadian Real Estate Association, Ontario Real estate Association (OREA), Toronto Real Estate Board, RECO - Real Estate Council of Ontario

Clients

University of Guelph

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Services

Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Property Sales
Property Types
Industrial, Land
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