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Alanna Cantkier | Colliers | Toronto Downtown

Alanna Cantkier

National Director, Retail Leasing

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Professional Summary

In Alanna's current role, as National Director, Retail Leasing, for Canada, under the Real Estate Management Services Group (REMS), she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the retail leasing program and strategy for REMS' clients.  Alanna's provides tactical leadership to the retail portfolio.

Alanna brings nearly 25 years of focused retail leasing experience to Colliers International.  She provides long-term strategic planning to retail leasing and retail shopping centre repositioning.  She provides knowledgeable direction for new development projects including working with acquisition, finance and construction project teams  and developing relationships with retailers and brokers alike.  Alanna also provides for business growth and expansion approaches to retailers on a multi-market level and assists in their understanding of an ever changing retail landscape.

Her strategy identifies current market and property conditions in order to value add through repositioning, re-leasing, re-development, management and marketing. 

Alanna is well experienced in a variety of retail assets; lifestyle, community neighbourhood plazas, mixed use (retail/residential, retail/office) and power centers

Her previous experience also includes acting as Property Manager of more than 2 million square feet of a mixed asset portfolio.



Successfully pre-leased over 50,000 sf of Urban Mixed Use Retail, including obtaining the greatest net rates for space over 10,000 sf on King St. W., Toronto.

In her first months at Colliers, Alanna has participated in securing approximately 60,000 sf in new leasing and management, as well as a mandate to develop and lease over 300,000 sf of retail.

Currently involved in assisting Brokerage in several mixed use pitch presentations with a relevant Toronto developer.  As well as participating in securing business with Colliers Capital Markets on Investments Sales, providing valuable expertise on the retail market.

Working to advance the REMS Retail platform, via avenues including new Management and Leasing, as well as Tenant representation mandates.

Memberships & Involvements

Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO), Canadian Accredited Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP), Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), International Council Shopping Centres (ICSC) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)



Business Development, High Street Retail, Portfolios, Project Leasing, Shopping Centres, Mixed-Use Properties

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Real Estate Management, Asset Advisory Services

Property Type


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