Executive Vice President, Industrial | Brokerage
Rod Connop has been the leading producer within the industrial division of Colliers Edmonton office since 1996. His in-depth knowledge and professional guidance has provided tangible benefits to all clients; and, in turn, earned him an excellent reputation with all participants of the industrial real estate market. Rod’s strategic thinking and opinions are in demand as he participates in various presentations including an ongoing role as moderator at the Edmonton Real Estate Forum.
Rod has extensive experience in industrial transactions covering a wide spectrum and including simple lease and turnkey lease, design build, build-to-suit/leaseback, sale/leaseback, construction management, sale of land, sale of vacant building to end users and the sale of leased investment properties.
Notable Sale Transactions:
BA Energy - 1,120 AC, Terasen - 800 AC, Northwest Business Park - 92.46 AC, Rampart - 50 AC, Univar Canada - 44.63 AC, Gateway Business Park - 10.39 AC and 184 Street Industrial Site - 8.95 AC
Notable Lease Transactions:
Kuehne & Nagel - 405,000 SF, Connect Logistics - 365,000 SF, Brewers Distributor - 175,000 SF, Edmiston Warehouse - 137,062 SF, Willbros MSI - 130,000 SF, Westaim Corporation - 125,000 SF, Michelin Tire - 124,528 SF, Spectrum - 113,000 SF, Bunzl - 100,049 SF, British Steel - 90,000 SF, Wolseley Canada - 90,000 SF, Jim Pattison Group - 85,000 SF, Bridge Brand Foods - 75,000 SF, Spectrum Supply Chain - 69,335 SF, Vicwest - 60,000 SF, Delton Cabinets - 57,971 SF, Shanahan's - 50,400 SF, Grand & Toy - 45,000 SF, Bantrel Co. - 44,248 SF, Andlauer Transportation - 40,000 SF, Halliburton Energy - 32,000 SF, Brandt Tractor - 30,120 SF, CTDI - 18,510 SF and Purolator - 17,250 SF
Wilfrid Laurier University - Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Finning Canada Tolko Industries Exel Inc. UPS Carma Developer ATCO Structures ATCO Gas Brewers Distributor Nippon Express The North West Company Kuehne + Nagel
"Thank you for your help on our recent lease renewal of our 100,000 sq. ft. distribution facility.
When we initially engaged your services we had already received a renewal proposal from our existing landlord. Your process resulted in a savings in excess of $1,150,000 for Hunter Douglas Canada.
We were impressed with your negotiation strategies and your excellent market information.
We would recommend you to any companies that are looking for cost savings as it pertains to their real estate.
Thanks again, it was a pleasure working with you.
Hunter Douglas Canada