Vice President | Partner
Craig Hulsman, a Vice President and Partner with Colliers International, concentrates on Calgary’s downtown office leasing market with a specialized focus in tenant representation. Craig and his partners, Jim Rea and Todd Sutcliffe are the highest producing real estate team in downtown Calgary and deliver integrated real estate solutions to their clients that align with the go forward business strategy and needs of the organization. By taking the time to understand their client’s needs, together with their industry leading market knowledge, Craig and his team are able to advocate strongly and effectively for their clients.
In 2020, Craig was selected to be part of Colliers Tenant Advisors Council “TAC”. TAC is a handpicked group comprised of 80 top Colliers professionals from various markets across North America, all who exclusively represent occupiers. The group has a common goal of sharing industry leading insights to drive exceptional experiences, solutions, and results for local and multi-market requirements. Some of TAC’s clients include LinkedIn, Spotify, Allstate, Garmin and Wells Fargo.
Craig and his team have had the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) in the country for the last 5 consecutive years. NPS is a third-party management tool used by Colliers Canada and other recognizable organizations such as Amazon, Apple, Costco and Netflix to measure customer satisfaction by asking one question: “How likely is it that you would recommend Colliers services to a friend or colleague?” The scoring is based on a 0 to 10 scale.
In 2018 and 2019, Craig was the winner of Colliers Top 6 Under 6 award, a nation-wide award that recognizes the top commercial brokers across Canada. During that tenure, Craig has been in the top 50 of 2,300 producing brokers for all of Canada.
Craig was made Partner in the Calgary office in 2020.
Craig is a major donor with the United Way Calgary & Area and holds a Bachelor of Management majoring in Finance and Marketing from the University of Lethbridge.
Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure, Seven Generations Energy, Westleaf Inc. Kiwetinohk Resources Ltd., ClearStream Energy Services Ltd., Kingston Midstream, International Petroleum Corporation, Lynx Resources Inc, ISH Energy Ltd., Obsidian Engineering Corp., Miller Thomson LLP, DistributionNOW Canada, Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd. and non profit organizations such as, Calgary Legal Guidance, Calgary Family Services Society, University of Saskatchewan and Pure North S’Energy Foundation.
Bachelor of Management - Finance/Marketing (Honours)
Market Force Graduate (2014)
Dale Carnegie Graduate (2014)
Jason Lang Scholarship Recipient (2010-2012)
ConocoPhillips Finance Award (2010)
CFA Institute Global Investment Challenge Participant (2012)
JDC West Business Challenge - Vice President Corporate Relations (2012)
Big Brothers Big Sisters - Student Mentor (2008-2013)
University of Lethbridge - B.Mgmt Finance; B.Mgmt Marketing
Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Mustard Seed
United Way of Calgary and Area (Major Donor)
"We had been in our previous building for over 20 years, but our lease was up and we needed more space. While new space was available on our floor, we wanted to explore options in other buildings. Colliers skillfully managed the whole process; from initial review of options that fit our criteria and narrowing those options down to a short list through to selection of a preferred option, negotiations with the landlord and review of the lease to ensure our protection.
The final deal proved to be much more attractive than staying in our previous office space and was well received by our owners and staff, making the move a positive experience for our company. Many thanks to our Colliers rep, Craig Hulsman, for paying close attention to all the details, moving the process along to stay on track with our timeline and managing the whole process in a professional and courteous manner" - Dennis Howden, CEO, Red Dog Systems Inc.
"It was great working with Craig and the Colliers team as we looked for new office space after growing from only a few office staff to over 40 in head office. They identified our needs (office intensive and location) and narrowed a multitude of options down to the best fit for our needs. Craig did a substantial amount of the leg work given our time and resources and wound up negotiating what we believe to be the best rate per square foot in our new building. We will be working with Craig and Colliers again in the future" - Joel Vorra, CFO, Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd.
"Craig and his team took the time to understand our needs and budget and presented us with a number of viable options. HIs patience and attention to detail throughout the decision-making process was greatly appreciated on our side. We never felt pressured and always felt Craig had our best interests in mind as we negotiated our lease. There is a reason why this is the third time I have worked with Craig and Colliers" - Aaron Grandberg, CFO, Kicking Horse Oil & Gas Ltd.
"Craig is very well organized and listened to our needs from day 1 and as a result, represented us very well. He was good ad advising on what we can push on and identifying ways to structure the contract to match our revenue streams (low in the summer). We can’t say enough about him and his help" - Mike King, CFO, Lynx Energy ULC
"This team knows the market, is customer focused and worked tirelessly through our process trying to find the appropriate office for our organization. They were responsive, diligent and provided numerous options and advice throughout the process. I appreciated getting as much attention from the as I did" - David Matthews, CFO, Kingston Midstream