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."
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.”
“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…”
Michael L. Keating
Vice President, Industrial | Brokerage
He shows a strong desire to win, "The Business" combined with nurturing and maintaining strong relationships, continues to provide Mike with great rewards.
Industrial Project Specialist, Licensed
As a member of the industrial team in the Edmonton office, Madison works as a Client Project Coordinator and specializes in the marketing of Industrial properties throughout the Edmonton Area. Her work includes writing offers, coordinating due diligence reviews, creating marketing materials, and monitoring the overall sales process.
Prior to joining the Industrial team, Madison worked as an Account Manager at a Digital Marketing Firm, where she was involved in the forming new client relationships, developing targeted marketing strategies, and overseeing the project development process. She also has a background in residential property marketing and sales. Madison completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree at MacEwan University, majoring in Marketing.
Ryley joined Colliers in February of 2017, specializing in industrial leasing and sales in the Edmonton and greater area market. He prides himself in taking his client's business to the next level.
Growing up in a business environment, Ryley learned from a young age the importance of making strong, lasting relationships with clients to ensure that their expectations were exceeded. Graduating from the Colliers Acceleration program, Ryley has successfully negotiated and completed contracts with many high-profile clients across the Edmonton. Utilizing his knowledge of contract negotiation, Ryley works closely with clients to understand their business needs in order to make informed real estate decisions that will be of the greatest benefit to his clients.
Whilst attending the University of Alberta, he played 5 consecutive seasons with the Golden Bears Football team. Ryley completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and spent the next year in the Acceleration Program, he was guided by experienced mentors and coaches from all over North America. Now as an Associate, Ryley provides next level marketing strategies through professional videography, and cutting edge drone technology.