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Daniel Holmes | Colliers | Toronto Downtown

Daniel Holmes

Executive Managing Director | Greater Toronto Area

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Professional Summary

Daniel Holmes is the Executive Managing Director for the Greater Toronto Region, previously serving as the Senior Managing Director of the Office Practice Group. In these progressive leadership roles, he has led sales advisor teams, and overseen operations, recruitment, the Eastern Acceleration Advisor Development Program and strategic business development. Daniel’s track record of deeply understanding advisors and clients’ unique challenges and employing diverse strategies to solve them, combined with his experience building successful advisor teams, will be key in growing our client base and reinforcing Colliers’ preeminence in the GTA office sector.

Daniel began his real estate career with Colliers in 2002 as an office leasing broker and completed more than 500 transactions on behalf of national and international clients. Daniel consistently demonstrated a unique understanding of how to approach each client to exceed their unique needs through a use of diverse strategies. This experience has served as the foundation of his understanding of the industry, as well as the needs of his team, and their clients.




Driven. Competitive. Accountable. Taking calculated risks is the bedrock upon which Daniel continues to innovate and drive change. As a results-oriented leader, Daniel implements strategies to support and mentor Colliers’ employees. He tracks the insights, factual data, market trends and projections that drive real value in commercial real estate. Daniel empowers advisors and clients to make informed decisions based on Colliers’ integrated services. Through effective communication and a positive visionary outlook, Daniel removes roadblocks for the 150+ advisors in the GTA and assures them of an obstacle-free road to successful careers. A deep understanding of multiple industry verticals positions Colliers at the forefront of the commercial real estate industry. As the only commercial real estate brokerage publicly traded on the TSX with the largest market share in Canada, Colliers International aims to constantly increase that amount.


BA, Economics/Environmental Studies, Lake Forest College

​Licensed Real Estate Sales Representative - OREA

Memberships & Involvements

Toronto Real Estate Board, RECO, NAIOP


"Daniel was excellent in assigning the right people and resources to best meet our requirements. He was instrumental in compiling a comprehensive marketing package and through his diplomatic and political savvy completed our transaction to achieve great results for all parties..."  Joseph Abitbol COO Nuspor & Nubury Group of Companies


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Occupier Representation, Tech Advisory, Property Sales

Property Type

Office, Industrial, Land, Multifamily, Retail

Featured Research

Oct 9, 2020

Greater Toronto Area Office Market Report Q3 2020

Absorption in Q3 2020 softened to -792K SF, up from -1.4M SF the previous quarter.
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Oct 7, 2020

GTA Office Sublease Update

Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, tenants are considering downsizing, relocating or adopting permanent work-from-home solutions, contributing to the increasing supply of sublet space in the market.
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Jul 23, 2020

Greater Toronto Area Office Market Report Q2 2020

The GTA market witnessed a plunge in absorption due the COVID-19 pandemic, recorded at -1.4M SF.
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Featured News

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Canada’s buildings are becoming bigger, bolder ‘placemakers’

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Oct 21, 2021

How Technology is Driving the Future of CRE

Tune in as Dan, Dean and Shelby talk about the undeniable – and growing – role and impact of technology within CRE, covering topics from the accelerated digital transformation, to change management and successful implementation, to the war on tech talent.
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