Executive Vice President, Sales Representative
I am a 20+ year veteran and consistent “Top 5” 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.
I'm most proud of my wife and four children and the time we spend together with fridends at our family cottage on Georgian Bay.
- Ranked #1 in Canada (2020) across all service lines
- Consistent Top 5 Producer Nationally
- 2013 & 2018 – SIOR Industrial Broker of the Year
- Consecutive SIOR Top 50 Industrial Transactions Globally
- Consecutive Power Broker- CoStar
- Youngest Senior Vice President in Canada
- Regional Awared of Excellence 2003-Present
- 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
Notable Occupier Clients: Best Buy, Home Depot, Maersk, Continental Tire, Bridgestone Tire, Syncreon Logistics, Radiant Logistics, CEVA Logistics, Think Logistics, Mercedes-Benz, Hino Motors & Liftow Limited (Toyota)
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 real estate industry. He has specialized in the logistics and ecommerce sector across Canada for 25 years and has helped his clients through numerous market cycles. Together with his team, Graham is regularly called upon by North American industrial occupiers for his real time market insights and his ability to execute complicated real estate strategies.
Graham has a passion for the logistics industry and is a visionary within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Industrial market. He has helped launch several top industrial parks across the GTA, and will continue to provide forward looking advice as the GTA expands concentrically in search of labor, financial benefits & 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.
Large Format Industrial Occupier Leasing Projects
TJX / Winners / Home Sense – over 2 Million SF of fulfillment and distribution space across Canada
Best Buy Co.– 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
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
Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations - 500,000 SF build-to-suit warehouse distribution facility
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
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
Pure Industrial – 1,000,000 SF spec industrial development near Munro Airport
Verus / Crestpoint – 600,000 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
Brinnley Holmes is an emerging Sales Representative at Colliers working within a dynamic team, surrounding her with experience. Specializing in industrial sales and leasing, primarily in the GTA West, Brinnley looks to represent clients and landlords in maximizing their potential when it comes to finding their ideal space.
As a member of the Colliers industrial team, Brinnley specializes in providing exceptional service and strategic real estate solutions to her clients. An advantageous broker, she offers experience in leveraging market insights and trends to provide her clients with a greater understanding of opportunities in the GTA market.