National Director, Retail Leasing
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)
Retail Leasing Manager
Registered as a Real Estate Salesperson with RECO and working for Colliers as a Leasing Manager, under the Real Estate Management Services Group (REMS). In my current role, I am responsible for leasing and deal process management within Manulife (MCPREF) Real Estate portfolio as well as various other leasing initatives within REMS division.
Working within the commercial real estate industry since 1998 in industrial/office suburban markets until 2010 when I came to Colliers under the umbrella of Real Estate Management Services contributing solely to leasing transaction management across Canada for a single client whose portolio comprises 8.8 million square feet.
Portfolio Leasing Coordinator
Over twenty years in the Property Management industry, with a diversified level of experience with small, medium and large scale, private and institutional Real Estate organizations in asset classes including commercial office, industrial, and retail.