Matthew Best

Matthew Best

Vice President

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Professional Summary

In 2003, Matthew acquired both his residential and commercial real estate licenses and joined the industrial team at Torode Realty (Edmonton) Ltd. as a commercial real estate Associate. He achieved substantial success early in his real estate career, concluding significant leasing and sales transactions of industrial properties and land. In 2007, Colliers International expanded their industrial division with the acquisition of Torode Realty (Edmonton) Ltd.

Matthew brings to Colliers International, seven years of commercial banking experience with TD Canada Trust while he lived in Toronto, Ontario, managing corporate accounts, foreign exchange, mortgages and mutual fund investments. In addition, Matthew possesses an extensive investigative background as a former investigator with the RCMP. His broad-based investigative experiences covered homicides, proceeds of crime, the illicit drug trade, money laundering, mortgage fraud and VIP Protective Services for dignitaries such as; the Prime Minister of Canada, Governor General of Canada, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Matthew has provided professional real estate services for many local businesses as well as National and International Corporations.  Matthew has been involved in the successful sale of over 1,700 acres of land, selling over 460,000 square feet of industrial space and leasing over 1 million square feet of industrial warehouse space within the greater Edmonton area.  Most recently, Matthew has had the opportunity to work with the following companies; Western Oilfield Specialties Corp., Fastenal Company, Valvsource Equipment Ltd., Shanahan's Limited, Intertek, Siemens Canada, Motovan Corp., ONE Properties Ltd, Melcor Developments Ltd., International Mascot Corporation, Corrosion Service Company, Nova Hotels, Mayfield Toyota Canada, Hopewell Development and Charles Jones Industrial.

In 2013, Matthew was awarded the Colliers Award of Excellence Canada -"Top 6 Under 6" for being one of the top real estate sales professionals with less than 6 years tenure at Colliers International.


Dawson College CEGEP - Business Administration & Management
Ryerson University - Business/Commerce

Memberships & Involvements



Motovan Corp., Fastenal Company, R.Stahl Ltd., Shanahans Corp., Intertek Testing Services (ITS) Canada Ltd., Sodexo Canada Ltd., Boyd Group Inc., Schlumberger


I am writing in regards to my recent commercial real estate experience with Matthew Best.
My experience with Matthew was a great one. He helped me find many different options and continued to keep working for me even when it looked like there may not be many options left. I appreciated that he took on my needs for my expanding business, and found me what I was looking for, with a great company and a 10 year lease.
I would definitely use Matthew's services again, and I would highly recommend Matthew and Colliers to any new potential clients.

Thank you again for the great experience."

Jennifer Mills
Hyperflex Dance Studio Inc

"I was very happy with him (Matthew), best service, very happy, his service was fantastic."

Cesidio D. - Purchaser of Industrial Condominium

"(Matthew) Provided very good service and knowledgeable about what he was doing.  He seems to go beyond what a normal agent would do."

Paul W.  - Developer / Investor


The service and the time put into the planning to close the deal. They went above and beyond to find the right size property, facilities. We signed a six year lease which included the potential for growth by being able to move to the building next to us.”

Alfonso D.


The place they offered us wasn't even on the market at the time. We just told them what we were looking for as we were looking at another property and they said we have another place. It was above and beyond…”


Chad H.


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

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