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Serving industrial owners and occupiers in
the Greater Toronto Area

The Industrial Facilities Group was founded in 2018 by Stewart Metcalfe, Executive Vice President. After 20 years in the business of selling and leasing industrial properties he began assembling a dedicated team of industrial real estate advisors dedicated to serving the needs of owners and occupiers in the Greater Toronto Area.

 

We pride ourselves in having an unprecedented track record representing many of the top global brands in a myriad of complex transactions including leases, sales, sale-leasebacks, investment sales and built to suits. In 2021 the team sold and leased over $330M of industrial assets. The key to our success has been a client centric approach and a collaborative team culture to deliver consistently superior results.

 

We welcome the opportunity to introduce ourselves and be a resource for the growth and change in your supply chain real estate footprint.

Our Services


  • Leasing Services Acquisition Purchase & Lease
  • Transformation Projects Disposition Sale / Lease / Sublease
  • Advisory Supply Chain Advisory
  • Revenue Growth Realty Tax Appeals
  • Property Management
  • Renovate 1 Project & Construction Management
  • Calculator Appraisals
  • Assets Investment Services
  • Solutions Corporate Solutions
  • Real Estate Consulting Real Estate Management
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We are pleased to present our quarterly newsletter focusing on the latest news and listings in the industrial market in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Team Performance Highlights


2021 Year in Review


Site Coverage blue

2.3 M

Total SF Sold


Acres blue

1.7 M

Total SF Leased


Bugest Cost Amount blue

$330M

Overall Transaction Value

2021 Achievements


Stewart Metcalfe

Stewart Metcalfe


#6 Industrial Sales Professional

in GTA


#10 Industrial Sales Professional

in Canada


Bill Pavlopoulos

Bill Pavlopoulos


Rookie of the Year
Industrial Sales Professional in Canada

Case Studies

Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp.

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Objective
  • Conducted Canada vs. USA cost benefit analysis
  • Explored 57 GTA Land sites
  • Shortlisted 8 GTA sites
  • Introduced 5 competitive Developers in the RFP process
  • Shortlisted 3 Landlords for negotiations
Results
  • Secured long-term lease (15 years plus 3 x 5-year options to renew)
  • Secured 35,000 square feet of expansion rights
  • Landlord assumed all development risk
  • Landlord assumed trailer parking zoning risk
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Porsche

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Objective

Concurrent exploration of existing speculative building

  • Explored design build with existing Landlord
  • Developer RFP process
  • Shortlisted 6 GTA sites
  • Introduced 4 competitive Developers in the RFP process
  • Shortlisted 3 Landlords for negotiations

Results

  • Negotiated 10 months of early occupancy and gross free rent
  • Negotiated substantial Tenant Improvement Allowance
  • Negotiated allowance for all racking
  • Negotiated Right of First Refusal on adjacent unit
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Featured News

Jun 7, 2022

Environmental Concerns Provide More Reason to Start Looking at Solutions to Increase Greater Vancouver’s Local Industrial Supply

With Greater Vancouver’s tight industrial supply and rising rental rates, businesses are eyeing other areas such as Calgary for lower-cost and available industrial space.
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May 9, 2022

Calgary’s Industrial Market Is Showing Serious Strength

The pandemic has fuelled a rapid rise in e-commerce activity and demand for warehouse space, causing vacancy rates to tumble across the country.
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May 2, 2022

Double-Digit Net Rental Rates: Shattering the Presumptions of Industrial Real Estate Values in the GMA

Some 3 or 4 years ago, industrial investors and landlords asked a recurring question: “Will we see double-digit net industrial rental rates in the Greater Montreal Area (GMA)?”
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Apr 13, 2022

Colliers’ Advisors Use the Power of Relationship and Expertise to Surpass their Client’s Expectations

Canadian Hospital Services (CHS) was looking for a large bay industrial warehouse to scale their operations, along with a new head office component with 2022 occupancy.
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Featured Research

Mar 24, 2022

National Market Snapshot Q1 2022

Q1 was a tale of two halves for many across Canada. The Omicron variant took its strongest hold, causing certain regions to reinforce restrictions, early in Q1. As the quarter ends, and Canada enters year three of living through the COVID pandemic, there is a renewed sense of normalcy on the horizon as municipalities continue to lift previous mandates.​
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Jan 28, 2022

Canada Cap Rate Report Q4 2021

The return to office plans for many tenants across the country were put on hold late in 2021 as the spread of the Omicron variant increased. Despite this, there were some positive signs within the sector as the percentage of subleases declined, and the overall vacancy rate has also plateaued or started to trend downwards in some major markets.
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Jan 14, 2022

Toronto Industrial Market Report Q4 2021

GTA maintains record low availability, net rental rates jump close to $1.00 quarter over quarter to end 2021.
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Nov 17, 2021

2022 Outlook Report

Although the Covid-19 vaccine rollout has been successful, the economic rebound has been unequal and fragile. Supply chain woes, labour shortages, and high inflation (CPI) are all potential threats to continued economic growth. Interest rates have increased substantially in 2021 when compared to year-end 2020, and the Bank of Canada is expected to begin raising its Overnight Lending Rate in the second half of 2022.
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Testimonials


Mars

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“Stewart and his team supported Mars on the past two temperature-controlled Distribution Centre build to suits. Their deal structure gave us an exceptional financial deal, with a tenant friendly lease and advantageous expansion rights.”

 

Paul Shepherd 

Vice President Supply Chain - Mars Inc.

Porsche

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“They are the best people I have dealt with. They were always professional and available to answer questions and provide insight. Very satisfying experience.”

 

George Fremis 

Manager, Parts Operations & Logistics

Dare

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“Stewart’s Food Advisory Services Group has been a long-standing partner in our real estate strategy and execution. They are very responsive and always have our best interests at the forefront."

 

Bill Farrell 

Executive Chairman

Our Clients


  • Canada Goose
  • bmw
  • hain celestial
  • Give and Go Prepared Foods Corp
  • ups
  • porsche
  • coldhaus
  • southwire
  • Dare
  • mccain
  • mars
  • mobile climate
  • db schenker
  • rockwool
  • article
  • versacold
  • ashland

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