Executive Vice President, Sales Representative
I am a 20 year veteran and consistent “Top 10” advisor nationally, resulting from my client-centric consultative approach and designing iron-clad solutions to complicated industrial transactions. With a specialization in large format distribution and fulfillment centers, my team maintain a dominant market share and significant influence within the Greater Toronto Industrial Market.
With a long-term view of achieving optimal results, I exclusively represent prominent corporate occupiers across Canada and the United States. I am often called upon as an expert witness to assist with legal proceedings pertaining to real estate disputes. This has provided me with laser insight into the unique challenges facing the real estate industry. I strive to provide superior client service and possess an unyielding entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative work ethic, together with an industry reputation for having the utmost integrity, form the groundwork of my accomplishments.
The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) has twice recognized me as the Industrial Broker of the Year in Central Canada, an award based on significant deal transactions, contribution to the industry and an outside commitment to community service.
- 2013 & 2018 – SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year
- SIOR Top 50 Industrial Transactions of 2018
- 2017 Power Broker- CoStar
- Youngest Senior Vice President in Canada
- Regional Awared of Excellence 2003-Present
- Top 5 Producer Toronto
- Top 10 Producer Nationally
- Recipient of the International Award of Excellence
- Largest Canadian-US Multi-City Investment Sale Award
- Achieved the designation as a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).
University of Western Ontario- Honours Urban Development
Memberships & Involvements
SIOR - Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, OREA, CREA, TREB
Best Buy, LV Lomas, William Ashley, Hino Motors, UTi Logistics, Legacy Logistics, Toys-R-Us, ASSA Abloy, Uponor Ltd., Salvation Army.
Colin always followed up and certainly negotiated on our behalf to get the best deal we could.
-Derek Holman, Hino Motors Canada
Great service and executed what he promised.
-John Gardner, Ergocentric
Extremely open to what our needs were and he listened and responded in a manner we needed.
-Bill May, Salvation Army
Quality of advice, negotiation ability, and professionalism.
-G. Ross Clark, LV Lomas
Executive Vice President, Sales Representative
Graham has established himself as a quarterback within Colliers Industrial National Team and as a leader within the Toronto industrial real estate industry. He has specialized in the logistics and ecommerce sector across Canada and the GTA over the past 25 years and has helped his clients through numerous market cycles. Together with his team, they are regularly relied upon by North American industrial occupiers and the investment community for their advice and real time market insights.
Graham has a passion for the logistics industry and is a visionary within the GTA Industrial market. He has helped launched several top industrial parks across Durham Region, the GTA West, Caledon and Hamilton, as the GTA expands concentrically in search of labor, financial & operational efficiency. Graham is a founding member of Colliers North America’s Logistics Supply Chain and Transportation Team. He and his team look forward to learning more about your corporate needs and sharing their industrial insights.
Key Industrial Land Projects
425 acres on behalf of Rice Group and Choice Property REIT which will soon become the largest industrial park under development within Ontario
245 acres on behalf of Oxford Properties to support approximately 4M SF of future industrial development
100 + 150 acres on behalf of Anatolia Capital which will witness in excess of 5M SF of future industrial development
200 acres on behalf of HOOPP and is currently the largest spec industrial park in Canada with approximately 4M SF actively under developed and over half pre-leased.
115 acres on behalf of the Picov Family and Blackwood Partners which is has been the largest land transaction and business park development in Durham over the past 15 years
Key Industrial Big Box Leasing Projects
TJX / Winners / Home Sense – over 2 Million SF of fulfillment and distribution space across Canada
Gordon Food Service – 350,000 SF of freezer cooler warehouse facility and build to suit transaction + expansion of their Milton DC by another 200,000 SF
Best Buy – over 1 Million SF of fulfillment and distribution space concentrated in the GTA
Walmart – 2 Million SF of fulfillment and distribution warehouse space within Mississauga and Cornwall
Canada Post Corporation – procurement of their GTA Central East fulfillment centre and processing hub
Capital Market Projects
Summit REIT – acquisition of Volkswagen’s fulfillment, distribution facility in Ajax totaling 350,000 SF
GWL – sale of approximately 1 Million SF industrial portfolio in the GTA
KingSett – acquisition of a 220,000 SF existing building and 100,000 SF repositioning spec lease expansion followed by an investment sale to Bentall Kennedy
Hopewell – acquisition of a 30 acre site, spec development of 575,000 SF, future lease up and then subsequent capital market disposition once stabilized
SunLife – portfolio disposition of industrial, surplus land, office and retail portfolio within Burlington totaling over 600,000 SF
iPort Caledon, HOOPP – 4 Million SF industrial spec and build to suit leasing project
Prologis – 700,000 SF spec industrial development near Pearson Airport
Fengate – 250,000 SF spec pre-leasing program
Beedie – responsible for first 3 acquisitions within Ontario and future industrial strata projects across the GTA
CN Milton – 50 + 200 acres of future ground up industrial development directly across from the CN Intermodal Hub
Industrial Project Specialist, Sales Representative
Aileen joined Colliers in 2018 as a Client Project Coordinator for the Private Capital Investment Group. She moved to the Toronto West office as an Industrial Project Specialist, Sales Representative working alongside Graham Meader, Colin Alves and April Zarate. She is responsible for creating marketing collateral, pitches, proposals, drafting agreements, managing listings and client expectations. Prior to joining Colliers, she has worked at major residential real estate firms before transitioning and gaining experience at other notable commercial firms. She graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.