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Ash Phillips | Colliers | Halifax

Ash Phillips


Senior Vice President, Sales and Leasing

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Professional Summary

Ash has been involved in all aspects of commercial real estate since 1992. He has worked from Halifax to Vancouver on the Landlord side of the business and dealt with 1000's of lease deals and billions of dollars in asset sales.  He is relentlessly focused on delivering results for all parties in the transaction.  Known to be available at all times to meet the needs of his clients and lays claim to "returning every call" promptly.

Ash's current & past real estate experience includes:
* Office Leasing 
* Industrial/warehouse leasing
* Retail leasing
* Asset purchases and sales
* Industrial building sales
* Land sales


Canmarc REIT - In his role of COO, Ash was part of the orginal IPO process and helped Canmarc REIT grow from $1Billion to $1.8Billion in a 2 year time frame.  He was instrumental in delivering an 82% return to shareholders during this time frame.  

Dream REIT - More recently, Ash tackled the challenge of reducing vacancies in  Burnside Industrial Park for Dream Industrial REIT.  At the start, Dream had a struggling portfolio and trailed the market with a 15% vacancy.  In four  years, Ash was able to greatly surpass the market and reduce the portfolio vacancy to under 3% - well ahead of the 9% in the market.  This lead to the portfolio being sold for $271 million.  


Bachelor of Arts - Economics - Acadia University

RPA - BOMA International

NSREC - Salesperson License

Memberships & Involvements

BOMA Nova Scotia - Board of Directors - past member

Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission




Investment Properties, Lease Advisory, Net Lease Properties, Portfolios, Property and Facilities Management, Warehouses
Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Occupier Representation, Property Sales
Property Type
Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily-Apartment, Retail

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