Executive Vice President | Partner
Aly has specialized in Calgary's downtown leasing market with Colliers for the past 19 years. Aly has developed strong relationships with both tenants and landlords and has been involved in lease transactions totalling in excess of 5,000,000 square feet.
Aly has experience dealing with numerous types of leasing situations including lease transactions from both the tenant and landlord perspectives, subleasing and assignment, surrender, renewal and premises expansions and contractions. Aly's experience and solid educational background gives him strength in communication, negotiation and financial analysis which allows his clients to evaluate all scenarios and make informed decisions.
Since becoming a Partner in 2007, he has taken on a leadership role by providing guidance, training and mentorship within the firm and commercial real estate community as a whole. Most recently, Aly has joined the NAIOP Mentorship Program, designed to match developing leaders with experienced and established leaders in the industry.
On numerous occasions, Aly has been given the Award of Excellence by Colliers International as a North American top performer.
Aly's work on behalf of companies such as Symend Inc., Avanti Software Inc., Telus, Statoil Canada Ltd., Black Diamond Group Limited, Altalink LP, Dale Carnegie, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Canon Canada, Blackstone Real Estate, Slate Properties, KingSett Capital, Choice Properties, Bantrel Engineering, Matrix Solutions, UBS Canada and Viterra has earned him respect as one of Calgary's leading real estate leasing professionals.
2020 Colliers Award of Excellence
2019 Colliers Award of Excellence
2018 Colliers Award of Excellence
2017 Colliers Award of Excellence
2016 Colliers Award of Excellence
2015 Colliers Award of Excellence
2014 Colliers Award of Excellence
2013 Colliers Award of Excellence
2012 Colliers Award of Excellence
2008 Colliers Award of Excellence
2006 Colliers Award of Excellence
2002 Colliers College at Brentwood Award Winner
Recognized as one of Calgary's "Top 40 Under 40" by Calgary Inc. / Avenue Magazine in 2008
Member of Colliers Everest Club awarded for top revenue performance in Canada, the US and Latin America.
University of Victoria, Economics Major, Commerce Minor
Memberships & Involvements
- Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Symend Inc., Avanti Software Inc., Telus, Statoil Canada Ltd., Black Diamond Group Limited, Altalink LP, Dale Carnegie, Ernst ＆ Young, HSBC, Canon Canada, Spartan Energy Corp., Blackstone Real Estate, Slate Properties, KingSett Capital, CREIT, Bantrel Engineering, Matrix Solutions, UBS Canada, Viterra
Vice President | Partner
Since April 2010 Leigh has been a member of the downtown office leasing division of Colliers International in Calgary. During his tenure at Colliers, Leigh has experienced the volatility of Calgary’s economy and the corresponding commercial real estate market, which provides him with the knowledge and experience to assist his clients with their current and future real estate decisions. Always putting his clients’ needs first, Leigh approaches his business with professionalism, honesty and integrity and has developed a strong reputation with not only his clients and colleagues, but also industry peers.
Over the last nine years, Leigh has had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients on both the landlord and tenant side of transactions, and therefore has a strong understanding of the motivations and perspectives of both sides of lease negotiations. Utilizing strong market knowledge, financial analysis and an understanding of his clients’ needs, Leigh has been able to assist several organizations with office relocations, renewals, expansions, contractions, lease assignments, lease terminations, sublease of excess space and lease audits and/or reviews.
Some of the my past and current clients include:
- Slate Asset Management
- CREIT Management L.P. / Choice Properties
- KingSett Capital
- Whiterock Real Estate Investment Trust
- Serafina Energy
- NCS Multistage
- Murphy Group Canada / Surerus Pipeline
- Torxen Oil & Gas
- Aureus Energy Services
- Stream Asset Financial Management
- KOGAS Canada Ltd.